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To NHWA or Not to NHWA: A Hilarious Guide for Home Watch Business Newbies

So, you’re diving headfirst into the exhilarating world of home watch business, where you get to be the unsung hero of homeowners’ peace of mind. But wait, before you strap on your cape and fly off into the sunset, there’s something you might want to consider – joining the National Home Watch Association, or as it’s commonly referred to, NHWA.

Now, let me break it down for you, dear aspiring home watch entrepreneur, with all the sass and wisdom I can muster. Picture me as your fairy godparent of business advice, but instead of a wand, I’ve got a keyboard. So, buckle up, buttercup, because we’re about to explore the pros and cons of cozying up to Mr. Jack Luber’s brainchild.


The Illusion of Accreditation: Ah, yes, the sweet, sweet allure of legitimacy. Joining NHWA might make you feel like you’ve got a golden ticket to the land of credibility. But here’s the kicker – that accreditation? Totally made up. Yep, you heard it right. It’s like slapping a sticker on your forehead that says, “I’m official,” but in reality, it’s just a fancy title with no real substance. So, if you’re into playing make-believe, this could be your jam.

Networking…Sort Of: Sure, being part of NHWA might throw a few potential clients your way. But here’s the tea – everyone else in the association wants a sip too. That means you’re not just competing with the neighborhood watch for homes, but with your own NHWA comrades. It’s like a game of hungry, hungry hippos, but instead of marbles, it’s clients, and instead of hippos, it’s you and your fellow watchkeepers. Good luck!

Pay to Play: Oh, you want access to those sweet, sweet resources NHWA promises? Well, honey, it’s gonna cost ya. Whether it’s leads, training, or just a pat on the back, everything from NHWA comes with a price tag. So, if you’ve got money to burn and a penchant for paying for stuff you could probably Google for free, this might be your paradise.


The Great Lead Scramble: Picture this: You’ve paid your dues, you’re a card-carrying NHWA member, and you’re ready to snatch up those leads like they’re going out of style. But hold your horses, because every other member has their eyes on the prize too. It’s like a scene from “The Hunger Games,” but instead of fighting for survival, you’re fighting for someone’s keys to their vacation home. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Smoke and Mirrors: Remember that accreditation we talked about earlier? Yeah, turns out it’s as real as a unicorn riding a rainbow. NHWA isn’t backed by any fancy government or business affiliation, so it’s basically just a club with a snazzy name. If you’re banking on NHWA to give you street cred, you might want to rethink your strategy.

Diminishing Returns: Here’s the real tea – NHWA might be a shiny new toy for newbie business owners, but after a few years in the game, you’ll realize you don’t need them. Seriously, once you’ve established yourself as the go-to home watch guru in your hood, NHWA becomes about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

So, What’s a Business to Do?

Now that we’ve dissected NHWA like a frog in biology class, you might be wondering – what’s the alternative? Fear not, my dear entrepreneur, for I have some pearls of wisdom to bestow upon thee.

Instead of throwing your hard-earned cash at NHWA like it’s a Vegas slot machine, why not invest in something with a bit more bang for your buck? How about beefing up your online presence with a killer website and some savvy social media marketing? Or maybe dive into the local community and build relationships with realtors and property managers?

The key here is to focus on building your brand and reputation through hard work, dedication, and a sprinkle of charm (or glitter, if that’s more your style). Trust me, darling, you don’t need a fancy association to tell you that you’re the bee’s knees of home watch.

So, there you have it, folks – the pros and cons of hitching your wagon to the NHWA train. Whether you decide to jump on board or blaze your own trail, just remember one thing – the true measure of success isn’t in a fancy accreditation or a shiny membership card. It’s in the satisfied smiles of your clients and the knowledge that you’re making their homes a safer, happier place, one watch at a time.

Now go forth, my fellow watchkeepers, and may your businesses be as strong as your coffee and your wit as sharp as your suits. And remember, when in doubt, just keep watchin’.

Disclaimer: No unicorns were harmed in the making of this article. Additionally, the opinions of this article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, financial, or professional advice.

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  • 👏👏 you’re speaking the truth.
    Myth 1 debunked: NHWA accreditation does not make your business legitimate!

    Next month tackle Myth 2…get started with your new career now, fastest growing business start up…..the word career is used very very loosely. You can meet many in the Home Watch business but you will meet very very very few that earn a “career” wage. Yes you can earn supplemental income but a new career income 😂.

  • I was kicked out of the NHWA because I was also a part of another organization at the time. It is a complete business and not an association. Their “leader” profits off of every single home watch idiot that signs up with them. Biggest scam of all time!!

    • Yes it is definitely not a true association. There aren’t home watch members. They are customers. If he actually cared about the home watch industry and his customers, he would let them join other associations, and work with other companies that also want to help the industry. That would benefit the entire industry. If the NHWA was providing true value to their customers, he would be afraid of nothing. The Home Watch Network does the same thing though. You can’t be apart of multiple associations at one time. The home watch companies lose out.

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