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Your Home Watch STL Team

HomeWatch STL founders Terri Matheis and Linda Duke are National Home Watch Association certified and trained professionals through the International Home Watch Academy, who are experts in vital services for homeowners in the Greater St Louis area.

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Terri Matheis

Certification ID #07200140

A St. Louis native, Terri grew up in Clayton and graduated from the University of Missouri—Columbia after attending Villa Duchesne.


She went into real estate directly out of college,  joining Janet McAfee and  developing extensive experience across all aspects of the business... from residential sales to property management services and specializing in the St Louis central corridor.  Terri also earned her Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) certification in 2014.


During her tenure as Sales Director in the Senior Living Industry, where she helped seniors find their perfect apartment in luxury communities, Terri was asked to join the boards of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Professionals in Retirement Community Living (PRCL), and the Continuum of Care Marketing Association (COCMA).

Terri's 30+ years in real estate, property management, and senior services have merged to provide her clients confidence in her ability to maintain their home and address issues as they arise, while maintaining the privacy of her clients.  Her success with long term relationships has been a foundation of trust.

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Linda Duke

Certification ID #08200149

Louisiana native Linda moved to St. Louis with her husband, Dean, both of them falling in love with the charm and character of the neighborhoods of the central corridor and raising their family there.


Professionally, Linda’s experience includes twenty-five years in consulting, marketing, and resident services for communities such as Aberdeen Heights and The Gatesworth. She’s also active in her community, over the years serving on committees for the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce and for VOYCE, a charitable advocacy service for seniors. She loves connecting people and has coordinated several educational womens’ events with SSM Healthcare.

Why Home Watch STL?

As sales counselors in senior living communities, Terri and Linda heard time and again of families—as many as one in three—having to sell an elderly loved one’s home “as-is” because maintenance had fallen short over the years, resulting in a long list of necessary repairs.


Terri and Linda saw the problem not just for the loss in sales value to the family asset but more importantly, the safety concerns for the seniors living in the unmaintained properties.


They began to conceptualize a service to help these seniors maintain their homes, and realized that what they envisioned could have a much broader reach, helping homeowners of all ages. Today, their business is built around snowbirds, multiple-home owners, and empty homes due to convalescence or probate.


Terri and Linda are certified members of the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) and have completed extensive training/continuing education by the International Home Watch Professional Academy, they look forward to helping you, whether it’s someone to manage your home or property while you’re away or a watchful eye for maintenance needs while residing in the home.

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Stephen Adams

Terri has helped my deal with, and rent my houses for years. she is easy to work with, and always follows through. and since I am 2000 miles away from most of these transactions, she makes it easy. I would highly recommend her.

Ryan K

I recently sold my home, and needed someone to be at my house to allow inspectors, and my handyman in, etc. I wasn't sure how to do it, but Home Watch STL helped a ton. I was completely comfortable having them at my house to open the door and watch over my house. Very friendly, on time, and always informed me of when someone came by. If you are going on vacation, working a bunch....this is a great company to use.

B. Kleen

I have recently used Home Watch STL services. They were extremely kind, ontime, and made me feel very comfortable doing what I had to do while they took care of my home. It's an easy, safe service to use. Thank you Home Watch STL! Highly recommend.


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