For Twin Cities Absentee Homeowners

Snowbirds - Frequent Travelers - Unoccupied Homes

Why have Home Checks?

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.


Regular 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 is a Home Check Exactly?

What is Home Watch?  Also sometimes called home checks, house sitters, property watch, property managers, residence care and several other terms.  See why house checks are a vital part of safeguarding your cherished home.

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.  

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See what peace of mind looks like

Following each property inspection, our clients receive a comprehensive report via email or text. This report includes photographs and highlights any pressing matters. Should an urgent situation arise, our team will promptly engage and provide immediate assistance.

House Prep Checklist

This free guide will help you prepare your home for an extended vacation.

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. 

Let's Connect



Matt notices a leak
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

Why Us?

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.

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Don’t spend your precious time away worrying and make sure your biggest asset is being cared for.

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.

Service Comparison

Below is a comparison table that highlights the distinctions between our services and those of other individuals you might consider entrusting with the responsibility of watching over your home while you are away.  Northern Nest Services offer unparalleled safety and protection for your home, making us the optimal choice for your peace of mind.