We check the temperature in your house and make sure that your air conditioner and heater are working properly.


We inspect your roof from all sides of your house to make sure that there aren't any visible problems.


We check your pool to verify that the water is crystal clear and ready for you when you get home. If we find any leaks or if the water needs attention we contact your pool company for you!

Doors / Windows

We check all of your doors and windows to make sure that they're not broken and they're locked.


We check all of your appliances including your washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposal, and hot water heater to make sure that they're all working.


We start your car, boat, and any other vehicles to make sure that they start.

Dick Hughes

Founder, CEO

-20 years experience in electrical industry -Awarded numerous patents -1986-2016 Broker/owner of American Brokers Realty Group -2016-Present Century 21 Selling Paradise -Licensed Real Estate Broker in both Illinois & Florida -Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) -Past-President of ... -Chicago Broker Counsel -Five different Home Owners Associations -Local Lions Club -Past Commander of local U.S. Power Squadron -Licensed Florida security officer -Private pilot since 1966 -U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain's License -Fully Insured -OVER $300,000,000 OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SOLD!!!

I currently serve the SW Florida Area. Experienced in Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Seller, Buyers (first-time buyers as well as investors). Once you've found the Perfect Property, for absentee owners (local's too)--I offer Home Watch Services.

Home Watch is a visual inspection of a house, condo, or other property. It is very popular for homeowners who own multiple houses or condos and landlords who don't live close to their rental properties.

Southwest Florida has a large number of seasonal residents, also known as snowbirds, who need to have their second home monitored during the off season for storm damage, leaking roofs, and other damages that happen due to normal wear and tear.

Dick Hughes also monitors rental properties so that landlords have peace of mind that their maintenance companies are staying on top of maintaining their rentals and the tenants are caring for the properties.

We also have relationships with handymen, landscapers, roofers, and other contractors to perform repairs and maintenance as needed so that your home is ready for you to enjoy when you visit Cape Coral to relax.

Cape Coral Home Monitoring by Dick Hughes will help you live a peaceful, relaxing life. Let American Brokers Realty watch your vacation or rental home for you while you're not in Lee County, Florida! Hiring Cape Coral Homewatch will guarantee years of peaceful home ownership in Southwest Florida.
✓ Doors and Windows Secure
✓ Run Faucets
✓ Refrigerator/Freezer Normal
✓ Operate Disposal & Dishwasher to Lubricate Seals
✓ Start Car(s) if Desired
✓ Flush Toilets
✓ Check for Normal Temperature and Humidity
✓ Check for Water Leaks, Mildew, Mold, and Pests

Houses - All Condo Items Plus the Following Exterior Items
✓ Roof
✓ Remove Unwanted Papers/Flyers
✓ Pool Water Level & Condition
✓ All other Exterior Conditions
✓ Screened Areas
✓ Lanai
✓ Lawn Shrubs & Other Vegetation

Optional Services at an additional charge
✓ Collect / Forward Mail
✓ Pick Up Packages
✓ Airport Pickup / Drop Off
✓ Grocery Shopping
✓ Domestic Cleaning
✓ Window Washing
✓ Power Washing
✓ Meet / Supervise Contractors
✓ Maintenance and Repairs
✓ Install / Remove Storm Shutters
✓ Maintain or Deliver Your Boat or Yacht
Condos - Once or Twice Monthly

Houses - Once, Twice, or Four Times Monthly
Dick Hughes is a Licensed Coast Guard Captain. He can check on your boat or yacht, arrange for maintenance, repairs, and refueling, and deliver your yacht or boat to your other home(s).

We are available 24x7 for emergencies and on short notice to prepare your home in the event of an approaching storm. On request we will also conduct a thorough inspection after a storm with recommendations for any repairs that need to be done.

We provide complete concierge services to help manage your short term rental units. We will clean your house between guests, meet your guests to give them keys, and be on call to meet their needs while they are here.

We also provide light remodeling services and for larger remodeling jobs we can work with professional contractors to ensure that you get top quality service for your "new to you" house.
If there is an emergency such as a leaking roof we call you immediately so that you can authorize repairs.

In addition we provide a detailed inspection report after every visit. We leave the inspection report at your home.

We treat your home as if it was our home and it shows.
We have been in business in Southwest Florida for over 30 years and we have had hundreds of happy, satisfied customers. Our contacts with contractors to do landscaping, pool maintenance, home repairs, and remodeling lets us provide a complete end to end service so that you can rest easy at night knowing that your home is safe and secure while you're out of town.

For a basic exterior checkup of your house you can use the Cape Coral Police Department. But only for 30 days a year and only if you have someone local that the police can contact when there is an emergency. For a full service Home Watch inspection you need us!
Dick Hughes is the only person who will have a key to your house unless you request that we give a key to a contractor or guest who needs access to your house. We treat your keys with the utmost security!
Our services start at $25 per inspection. Anything in addition to our normal service comes with additional fees.

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