About 904 Home Watch

Bob Stroud 904 Home Watch LLC

My name is Bob Straub.  I am the Owner/Operator of 904 Home Watch.

I started 904 Home Watch, because I saw a need for a licensed, bonded, and insured third party to check owner’s properties while they were away.  904 Home Watch is an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association which holds its members to the highest set of standards and ethics. 

My Path To Starting 904 Home Watch

For more than two decades I have been privileged to work in the real estate industry in a variety of roles, primarily in the general brokerage and new home construction arenas. However, I began my career in the retail business. It was here that I built my foundation for understanding the value of customer service and delivering on a promise.

As I transitioned into general brokerage in 2000, I took the significance of customer service and the power of promise with me. I built my business with Long and Foster in Baltimore, Md . using customer service and promise as its cornerstone.

In 2002, familial changes had my family relocating to Charlotte, NC. It was here that I continued to round my real estate experience in the new home construction industry. I began with Toll Brothers in the sales office but wanted to learn more. I continued my evolution on the operation side by becoming a project manager with Toll Brothers overseeing sales, marketing, construction, warranty, and accounting for a single community.

As my thirst for knowledge needed quenching, I quickly realized that I needed to continue to round out my experience. I began my career with Ryland Homes as a superintendent, building homes for a year and a half. In 2007, the opportunity to move into the purchasing department became available. I seized the opportunity to continue my growth and made my way from a purchasing agent to the Purchasing Manager for the Charlotte and Raleigh markets. In 2012, our family moved to Northeast Florida. I continued with Ryland Homes as a consultant following the acquisition of a builder’s land position. In this role, I lead the team that converted the newly acquired subcontractors, data, and personnel into the Ryland Homes system.

As my tenure with Ryland Homes came to a close, I went back to my roots in general brokerage and chose Keller Williams for its culture and commitment to being a leader in the real estate industry. Today, I am still a real estate agent, but have added home watching to my quiver of real estate and property management skills.

In my spare time I spend time with my wife, Kelly and support my two daughters in pursuit of their sporting ventures.  In that time, I have become a USA Swimming certified Stroke and Turn official to support my daughter’s year-round swimming.  And, I coach my younger daughter on the softball field with her middle school and travel teams.  Personally, I enjoy working out through circuit training and the game of golf.

Call me today so that my experience can help you with your home watch needs.