Going on Vacation? Business Trip? Want Peace of Mind for Your Santa Fe Home?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Home Sweet Home Tending

When you’re on vacation or a business trip, the last thing you want to worry about is what’s happening to your home in Santa Fe while you’re gone.  While it’s not good to be obsessively anxious about what could happen, it’s wise to protect your home as best as you can.

Don’t you just hate to come home, perhaps after a long drive or grueling flight schedule, to your home in Santa Fe to find things like this? 

  • flyers on the door
  • cobwebs across the entryway
  • shrubs shriveling up and dying
  • newspapers piling up on the driveway
  • mail spilling out of the box
  • swimming pool filled with debris
  • garbage cans rolling across the yard

Not only are these unsightly, but they’re also signs to criminals that the house isn’t occupied.  You don’t want a thief breaking in and stealing from you or vandalizing your home.  It’s not only a huge financial cost, but there are the emotional ravages when your treasured heirlooms are gone forever, as well as the emotional scars of feeling violated.

That’s one of the reasons why so many Santa Fe residents are hiring a home tender when they’re out of town for more than a couple of days. A home tender (someone who visits your home regularly in a discreet way) will keep your place tidy and provide activity that makes your home look lived in. This is a different, and often a more practical solution, than trying to find a house sitter (someone who stays in your home).

Home tenders also care for your household and yard weekly routine so everything looks as good as when you left.  They can maintain your houseplants’ weekly watering schedule, provide concierge services such as getting your clothes to the dry cleaner and back, and serve as project managers for large repairs, and so much more!

Wouldn’t it be great to come in from your long trip with everything looking great – pantry and refrigerator stocked and even fresh flowers on the table to welcome you home?  That’s what you can have if you’ve employed a home tender who cares for your home just like you do.

So before you take your next trip out of Santa Fe, why not take some time to list all of the things you’d like cared for and turn the job over to the capable hands of a professional and insured home tender. 

What are you waiting for? Contact us now at so that you can have peace of mind and really enjoy your next vacation.



Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Karen, an excellent idea for home owners in any area of the country.

Apr 13, 2011 09:09 PM
Karen Hodges
Home Sweet Home Tending - Santa Fe, NM


Thanks for the comment – we work closely with real estate agents and second homeowners to insure that they have peace of mind when they're away. Our slogan is "We tend to your home as if it were our own" and that is more than marketing speak for us because it's the cornerstone of our business.

Apr 14, 2011 03:43 AM
Royal LePage Connect Realty - Toronto, ON

This is a great service, especially if you have pets.

Apr 14, 2011 04:39 AM
Karen Hodges
Home Sweet Home Tending - Santa Fe, NM


Thanks for commenting!

Apr 15, 2011 05:48 AM