Home Watch & Concierge, serving Minnesota

Peace of Mind while you're away

Why use Home Watch?

The National Home Watch Association defines Home Watch as “the visual inspection of a home or property looking for obvious issues.” 

Peace of Mind

Knowing that your home is being regularly checked on by a professional team can give you peace of mind and reduce the stress of leaving your property unattended.

Cost Savings

Home Watch professionals can identify and address small issues before they turn into bigger, more costly problems.


Weekly home checks can be an effective strategy for deterring potential burglars and preventing break-ins from happening in the first place. 


You don’t have to rely on friends or neighbors to check on your home while you’re away. A professional team will handle everything for you.

What does it mean to be an accredited member of National Home Watch Association?

The National Home Watch Association is a group of elite Home Watch service providers from across the U.S., Canada and Australia that have agreed to operate their businesses according to the highest set of standards and guidelines in the industry. These standards and guidelines ensure the clients of these Accredited Members that they are fully protected by proper insurance, bonding, and procedures provided by them. In addition, Accredited Members have agreed to uphold and abide by the Code of Ethics and Mission Statement of the NHWA.

Northern Nest Services is an accredited member of the NHWA.  

Why Choose Northern Nest Services?

Northern Nest is Insured. We are not hobby home watchers.
Northern Nest Home Watch is Bonded. Not all companies are.
We are accredited through the National Home Watch Association

Northern Nest Services is fully bonded and insured, providing you with peace of mind and protection in the event of any unforeseen incidents.  Our accredited member status in the National Home Watch Association also demonstrates our commitment to the highest level of service and professionalism.

Minneapolis house covered in snow using a vacation house check service

Home Watch

Your inspection includes a visual check of the property, interior and exterior, looking for obvious issues.  After the inspection you will receive a detailed report with pictures. Exact services will be customized to your needs and property. 

cell phone showing detailed home check report

Concierge Services

For all the odds & ends and for when life throws you curveballs.  Don’t let these things weigh you down.  Let us help. Here are a few examples of how we help our customers. 

  • Bringing packages and deliveries inside or forwarding
  • Key holder service
  • Turn on heat, stock up on groceries before return
  • Monitor vendors/contractors
professional women arranges flowers on a table for one of her Homewatch clients
unoccupied home owner is monitoring their second home's temperature, sensors

Technology Help

Home Watch is all about risk mitigation, and adding sensors can be another piece of that puzzle.

If technology isn’t your thing, Northern Nest can help.  We can install, set up, and train you on a stand alone cellular monitoring system that will report:

  • temperature
  • humidity
  • power outages
  • leaks (optional)
Cute pet hamster eating a snack.

Short Term Vacation Services

Northern Nest Services has you covered on your shorter trips too.  We can take care of your pets and your Minnesota home while you’re away. 

Did you know that your home owners insurance may not apply if the home is considered vacant.

Did You Know?

Some homeowner's insurance policies may contain exclusions or exceptions to coverage if your home is unoccupied or if you're away for an extended period of time. This means that your policy may not cover certain claims that occur while you're away, which could potentially leave you vulnerable to financial losses. Please check with your carrier on your policy.

Woman relaxing by the pool and checking the status of her home check.

How do I get started?

  1. Discuss on the phone about your home and your needs.
  2. Receive your estimate via e-mail.
  3. Meet in person.  Tour your home, finalize plans, exchange keys/codes, review emergency plans and departure checklists.

Services Area

Afton, Albertville, Andover, Annandale, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Bethel, Big Lake, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Burnsville, Cambridge, Cannon Falls, Carver, Centerville, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Circle Pines, Coates, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Corcoran, Cottage Grove, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Delano, Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Elko New Market, Excelsior, Falcon Heights, Farmington, Forest Lake, Fridley, Gem Lake, Golden Valley, Grant, Greenfield, Greenwood, Ham Lake, Hamburg, Hampton, Hanover, Hastings, Heidelberg, Hilltop, Hopkins, Hugo, Independence, Inver Grove Heights, Jordan, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Lakeville, Lauderdale, Lexington, Lilydale, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Long Lake, Loretto, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Maplewood, Marine on St. Croix, Mayer, Medicine Lake, Medina, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Mounds View, New Brighton, New Hope, Newport, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Northfield, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Orono, Osseo, Otsego, Pine Springs, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville, Rush City, Savage, Scandia, Shakopee, Shoreview, Shorewood, South St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Spring Park, St. Anthony, St. Bonifacius, St. Francis, St. Louis Park, St. Michael, St. Paul, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Tonka Bay, Vadnais Heights, Vermillion, Victoria, Waconia, Wayzata, West St. Paul, White Bear Lake, Willernie, Woodbury, Wyoming, Young America

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