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Meet Properti Home Concierge – Our Allied Partner in Sawyer, MI

We count it a privilege at Topiarius when we find a like-minded partner in the space of premium home ownership. This is why I immediately thought of Brianne Schmidke’s expertise as Chief Experience Officer of Properti Home Concierge when I wanted to better understand and share with you the essential home preparations for the summer season. She was happy to answer some questions that could benefit our readers, and I’m excited to introduce her to you!

Properti Home Concierge offers non-rental home management with a focus on Home Watch and Concierge Services for homeowners in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana.

Spring has arrived, and Memorial Day weekend is just over 4 weeks away. What are your top 3 recommendations for preparing your home for the summer season?

  • Power wash! Just like the effect of a coat of paint, power washing can make your home instantly look fresh and welcoming for summer. We recommend getting decks, stairs and walkways, certain outdoor furniture and even your home’s siding power washed every spring. Our preferred vendors are even accustomed to gently power washing materials like cedar shakes and Ipe wood decking.
  • Condiments. Trust us, you’ll want to throw out the old and replace most dressings, sandwich spreads, and sauces that are in your refrigerator. After a good refrigerator cleaning, we help restock your favorites from the grocery store or local farm stands.
  • Outdoor Spaces and Patios. After elevating your landscape with Topiarius, you’ll want to instantly enjoy outdoor spaces upon arrival. In the spring we recommend pulling cushions out of storage and having covers and outdoor rugs dry cleaned as needed. Then, just before you’ll be in-residence, we can check the weather forecast, set cushions and pillows, open umbrellas, and chill your beverages.

What have been some of the most unique requests you’ve had from homeowners?

We love to help clients have a little fun!

Currently we are helping a client by recommending the best e-bike for his use and then sourcing two of them prior to the summer season.

Another fun request we have right now is coordinating a custom wall mural project. This is the client’s photo that will be blown up and ordered to the right specifications for a game room wall in Grand Beach. So we’ll work with our preferred wallpaper installation vendor and the custom wallpaper company to ensure the measurements are accurate, the mural is not pixelated, the correct size is ordered, and the installation goes smoothly and on time. We can’t wait to see the finished wall!

What’s the one question you get asked most at this time of year?

Oftentimes, our clients aren’t using their home much during the winter, so they aren’t aware of what’s needed until they arrive to use the home. By our standards, that’s too late. So, this time of year, we are the ones asking all the questions. Let’s be honest, Michigan summer season can feel short, and every single day counts.

In March, we send a spring “honey-do” list with our recommendations, plus the most common tasks for homes at this time of year. We know our clients are busy, so their response involves simply checking boxes next to these tasks.

Outside of turning on water sources including irrigation, the most common is power washing and window/screen washing.

Our goal is to get ahead of requests, so that we have time to have tasks taken care of and on our preferred vendors’ schedules as needed.

Why choose a premium service provider like Properti Home Concierge?

We believe in being present for the most important moments in life. That’s why we proactively manage tasks that would otherwise prevent clients from enjoying their time.  

At Properti, we like to say we are enhancing a lifestyle.

Our services do not extend to vacation rentals. Instead, we are exclusively focused on clients who are enjoying their homes for themselves, their family, and friends.

We are vetted by the National Home Watch Association, graduates of The Concierge Academy, and of course, we are insured, bonded, and accredited.


Thanks, Brianne! We love how Properti focuses on enriching lifestyles and enabling their clients to fully embrace life’s significant moments. This resonates with Topiarius’ commitment to providing a similar experience for our own clients.

As Brianne says, now is the time for us to ask you questions so that you’re ready for living beautifully outdoors in the months ahead. So schedule your complimentary consultation with Topiarius, and rest assured that we’ll cover all the essentials when it comes to living in your very own outdoor oasis. 


Properti Home Concierge offers non-rental home management with a focus on Home Watch and Concierge Services for homeowners in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana. 

Taking care of second homes is our specialty. Properti is the resource for homeowners who aren’t renting their home to vacation travelers.   

The Home Watch services cover routine visits for homeowners who are away while add-on Concierge services deliver a consistent high level of care and upkeep. This is how Properti ensures ultimate peace of mind. 

Properti Home Concierge currently serves Berrien County and LaPorte County including but not limited to Coloma, Harbert, Union Pier, Sawyer, Bridgman, Berrien Springs, Forest Beach, New Buffalo, Grand Beach, Three Oaks, Lakeside, St Joseph, Watervliet, Benton Harbor, Hagar Shores, Michigan City and LaPorte. 

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