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Our Team

The owners of Beach Watch luxury home services, Kathleen and Michael Zerbato were born and raised in Pennsylvania. Kathleen from Philadelphia and Michael from Berwyn. Both started their careers at a very young age. Married in 1997 they built their home in Phoenixville PA.

Kathleen has quite an extensive work history starting as the director of operations for her father William J. Siderio, who was a real estate investor and president of Consolidated Mortgage Co. in Conshohocken, PA until it was sold. Kathleen, then opened First Oaks Mortgage Company and was the president until the company was sold in 2007. Following the sale of here mortgage company Kathleen and her husband Michael opened Home Choice Companion Care and today, they enjoy both real estate investing and the challenging business of caring for seniors in the last stages of their life.

Growing up with a second home in Margate, NJ was always an added plus since Kathleen loves the beach, traveling, scuba diving and flying with her husband.  Like Kathleen, Michael has an extensive real estate back ground starting at a young age working for his father, Gino Zerbato. Michael’s father and his brother, John, were home builders and real estate brokers in the mainline part of Pennsylvania.

Michael started out during his college summer breaks as a labor, 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.
During the years that followed Michael was the VP of a large 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 and Kathleen founded Home Choice Companion Care, A non-medical senior care agency that still operates as one of the leading health care companies in Pennsylvania.

Michael holds a degree in business, a current certified FAA pilot license with IRF, multi engine ratings and a Diver Master certification from PADI.

Through out the years Kathleen and Michael have traveled extensively buying and renovating properties in St. Croix, St. Thomas, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  To date they have renovated and sold over 27 residential properties and have looked after many of their friends and family’s second homes for over 20 years.

After owning second homes in Margate and Brigantine all of their lives, Kathleen and Michael recently moved permanently to a beautiful bay front home in Brigantine, NJ and wish to continue to serve the community with their years of experience here in New Jersey with their Home care agency and home watch services.

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 were away.

Kathleen and Michael look 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