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Our Team

The owner of Beach Watch has an extensive real estate background starting with working for his father, Gino. Michael’s father and his brother John were home builders and real estate brokers on the mainline part of Pennsylvania.

Michael started out during his college summer breaks as a laborer, then a framer, soon after he earned his real estate license and home inspection certification and began selling and inspecting homes for the company part time while finishing his education.

Michael’s love for the beach started when his mom and dad purchased a beach house in Brigantine in 1969. Crabbing, surf fishing, and spending hours on Brigantine’s beautiful beach has given Michael a lifetime of fond memories that continues to this day.

Michael holds a degree in business, a current FAA pilot’s license with IFR, multi engine ratings and a Dive Master certification from PADI.

During the years that followed Michael was the VP of a medical equipment leasing company until he and his wife founded First Oaks Mortgage, which they sold in 2007.

While still investing in residential real estate in several states and the Caribbean, Michael founded Home Choice Companion Care. A non medical senior care agency that still operates as one of the leading health care companies in Pennsylvania.

To date Michael has renovated and sold over 27 residential properties and have looked after many of their friends and family’s second homes for over 12 years.

Beach Watch Luxury Home Services is a home watch company that has decades of proven experience for those that require a reliable, affordable home watch company for their homes while they are away.

Michael looks forward to the opportunity to serve you and your home watch needs.

Michael Zerbato


Beach Watch takes their Home Watch Business seriously and invest in it strongly by being bonded and insured for your protection.  Additionally, the owners have undertaken additional measures to ensure they are following best standard practices and undertook the Certified Home Watch Professional designation.

Both Michael and Kathleen Zerbato have been designated as Certified Home Watch Professionals by the National Home Watch Association.  They met the requirements of:

  • being an owner/principal/employee of an NHWA member company in good standing.
  • completing the NHWA Certified Home Watch Professional curriculum.
  • passing the 50 question Certified Home Watch Professional  online examination with a score of 90% or greater.

This puts Michael and Kathleen and Beach Watch in the upper tier of home watch businesses on a national basis.


Kathleen Zerbato