Contractor selection is difficult due to lack of local knowledge and supervision is impossible if you are out of market most of the year. Everything takes twice the time, trying to coordinate everything remotely.
The anxiety created from trying to select and supervise contractors remotely [often overseas] negatively impacts our peace of mind and adds to our day-to-day hassles.
Someone needs to be your key holder and perform your home watch inspections, monitor contractor performance and supervise a network of service providers. You need to be assured that your service providers are the most qualified in your area and at the best price.