CHARLOTTE, NC- More time with family and less time doing the tasks we sometimes dread.
From grocery shopping to party planning, more Charlotte families are using concierge services.
Doctor Anthony and Abbie Overton say family time is the best time in between juggling a private practice and a full-time job. With 16 to 20 hour workdays, they hired a private concierge.
"We feel confident that some of the more mundane tasks or just things that are more challenging that we have to get done are handled," said Abbie Overton, Belmont resident.
Lisa Crawford with She's My Concierge is currently planning their daughter's christening and first birthday party.
Crawford helps a few times a month and sometimes even daily.
"Lisa fully decorated our home. She basically asked what do you want? What's your price range? And she did everything. After that... there was just project after project," said Overton.
"It's really the things that people don't have time to do. They stuff they don't have time to do or just don't want to do," said Crawford.
She's My Concierge has picked up dozens of more Charlotte-area clients in six months. That’s a 50 percent spike in clients in just six months, with 10 to 15 new calls a week.
"They're willing to invest their money where they want to have time. So, they're saying I'd rather pay somebody to do this so I can have to play golf or go see my kid play baseball," said Crawford.
Nowadays, it's not just about taking the clothes to the dry cleaners. As the amount of clients increase, so does the amount of services these businesses provide.
"When we purchased a new house, we used them is terms of being our go-to person for finding contractors, helping to negotiate with contractors, and overseeing the construction," said Dr. Anthony Overton, Belmont, NC resident.
Taking the load off and leaving more time to spend with their daughter Kalyn. In
Buildings like the Hearst Tower in Uptown Charlotte offer personal concierge services to tenants.
Everything from personal shopping to party planning.