For Twin Cities Absentee Homeowners

What is a Home Check?

Sometimes called: home watch, home checks, house checks, house sitters, property watch, property managers, residence care, vacation security checks, and several other terms. See why house checks are a vital part of safeguarding your cherished home.

Exterior Check

Carefully evaluating exterior of property to identify issues before they escalate: Roofs, windows, gutters, outdoor plumbing, pests etc.

Interior Inspection

We use a tailored checklist to visually inspect your property. With our keen eyes and our attention to details, we are experienced in detecting potential issues

cell phone showing detailed home check report

Report & Resolve

After the check, you will receive a detailed report outlining our findings. Our skilled team is prepared to promptly address any issues discovered during the inspection.

Why have Home Checks?

Peace of Mind

Knowing that your home is being regularly checked on by a professional team reduces 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.


Regular home checks can be an effective strategy for deterring potential burglars, or squatters 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.

cell phone showing detailed home check report

See what peace of mind looks like

Following each property inspection, our clients receive a comprehensive report, with pictures, via email or text message. Should an urgent situation arise, our team will promptly engage and provide immediate assistance.

Simple Pricing

No hidden fees or hoops to jump through – our pricing is simple and transparent. You’ll pay per visit, with the flexibility of choosing weekly or bi-weekly service intervals.  Every home and homeowner is unique, so our checklist is tailored to your specific property and needs. For precise pricing details, please call or email.

Condos / Homes

$75 / 90 per visit*
  • Collect mail & solicitations
  • Ensure snow removal/landscaping is completed
  • Check for signs of vandalism, theft or damage
  • Inspect interior for leaks, pests, odors
  • Run water and flush toilets
  • Check appliances and HVAC system for operation
  • Replace filters
  • Water Plants
  • E-mailed report with every visit
  • Walk perimeter of home removing trash or debris (Home)
  • Visual inspection of gutters, lighting, vents (Home)


Custom Quote
  • Home Check features plus options for:
  • Pool / Spa Checks
  • Check Wine Cellars
  • Concierge Services
  • Car Services
  • Arrival Services
  • Monitor Vendors
  • Vender Key In
  • Assistance with monitoring technology
  • Cellular monitor setup (leaks, power, temp, humidity)

*Estimated prices. Please call for exact estimate. 

Additional Services

Snow Removal
Fall / Spring

Clean up

Technology Services

Call for details. 

Who Uses Northern Nest

Our clientele spans a wide spectrum, and our services are personalized to precisely match their requirements.


Many Minnesotans escape the winters and leave for months at a time. Let us worry about the pipes and the snow so you can enjoy your extended time away knowing your primary home is looked after.

Sellers with Unoccupied Properties

Recently sold your home or waiting for the sale? Northern Nest Services can check and maintain your property- so you can move on.

Remote Buyers Awaiting Move-in

Unable to move in right away? Let us take care of your new property until you're ready to settle in, providing you with a local helping hand reassurance throughout the transition.

Frequent Travelers

Whether it's for an extended work trip, a relocation, or frequent shorter trips, maintaining a home can be challenging. From managing home maintenance to restocking the fridge and scheduling house providers, we understand the demands of this lifestyle and are here to alleviate the burden.

Let's Connect


tel:+1(763) 228-4996

MN owners

Company owners Matt and Laura reside in Chanhassen.

I strongly recommend Laura to oversee your needs.
Mark S, Orono
The owners were incredibly prompt and responsive, providing us with regular updates and even sending pictures of our home while we were away. Their attention to detail and thoroughness in ensuring the security and maintenance of our property gave us immense peace of mind throughout our absence. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of reliable home watch assistance.
Alison H, Chanhassen
Northern Nest is an excellent service and value for your money. The owners are courteous, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. It really is an outstanding service.
Libby L, Chanhassen

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

Services area

Looking for service in another city? We’re members of the MN Home Watch Collaborative, a respected alliance of trusted home watch businesses serving Minnesota homeowners. Visit the collaborative’s site to find a professional that serves your city.

Why Us?

Confidentiality. Communication. Trust.

Insured & Bonded

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 demonstrates our commitment to the highest level of service and professionalism.


We're not a chain but a local small business. By choosing us, your support directly benefits local families and helps us provide job opportunities within your neighborhood.

House Prep Checklist

Contact us to receive your free guide that provides a checklist to prepare your home for an extended vacation.

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 are background checked have agreed to uphold and abide by the Code of Ethics and Mission Statement of the NHWA. 

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

Northern Nest Services is an accredited member of the NHWA.