Caretaker Program

Welcome to our unique interim housing opportunity.


Homes In Transition, Inc., offers a unique service to help Property Owners sell their vacant houses faster and at a better price. An interesting result of providing this type of service is that it also provides families and individuals the opportunity to live in one of these fine houses for about the cost of a studio apartment!

Our service of providing individuals the opportunity to live in a great house for a great price has roots that go all the way back to 1986!  Homes in Transition was founded in 2009 near the beginning of the Great Recession to again continue the tradition of helping others in turbulent times.

Who are Caretakers?

Often we’re asked, “who are these people that move from house to house”. The short answer is they are people like you. They come from a wide variety of economic backgrounds, employment sectors and educational levels. Some come from out of town looking for a short term housing situation till they get a lay of the land and can find the right neighborhood or build a house. Some come as a result of a crushing economic situation they have recently encountered, divorce, SAVE MONEY, repair their credit and pay off bills. The reality is, the reasons people come stay with HIT are as numerous as the valued Caretakers who call their HIT house, Home.

While this program offers some great benefits, it is different than a traditional rental and we have learned it’s not for everybody! We perform background checks, we require your accommodation of the selling process (showings, open house and closings), we inspect your house regularly to ensure it looks good for the selling process and that the house is being maintained and that we build your understanding of this unique living situation quickly before we get too far down the road. The benefit to you of course is that you get to live in a great house for a fraction of the market rent! Yes, it’s true you will have greater responsibility than a typical rental situation, but if you have clean living habits, are a good citizen and have the desire and ability to perform the minor maintenance, Homes In Transition offers a great opportunity for your interim housing needs.


Is our Program right for you?

For many, the answer has been YES, but only you can decide for yourself. We have collected a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for you to explore as you become familiar with the HIT program and its many benefits.

What does it take to get started?

If you believe this program is right for you, we want to help you get started!  We recommend review the most Frequently Asked Questions first.  Then use the form on this page to let us know who you are so we can get you a little more detailed information and an Application.

It’s our goal to provide you with all the information you might need BEFORE you become a Caretaker. So please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you don’t see the answer to your questions.

Homes In Transition, “We Breathe Life Into Vacant Houses”.

Becoming one of our Valued Caretakers is easy. Simply provide your first name and email address to get started.

Are you ready to come join us?

We want to help you to the next step

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After you submit your name and email address we will deliver to you detailed information that will give you more specific information and help you prequalify yourself

Once you believe this is the right program for you we will link you back to our Available Houses tab where you can review our ever changing inventory and submit your application.

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We look forward to discussing your needs soon!

  • Testimonials

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    My house is in better shape than I left it.
    The house is in better shape because of your involvement . . . I feel terrible she [Caretaker] keeps having things go wrong. I'm grateful she is there and that she and you are giving the house a good shakedown period"

    T. Puckett   
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    A friend highly recommended Homes in Transition as the solution.
    Finding a caretaker for property standing vacant awaiting a sale when the owner in unable to remain in it, is a prime concern to those of us to whom this has happened. Everyone knows there is the possibility of vandalism, undetected leaks and/or various other vacant home problems.

    When I found myself in this situation, a friend highly recommended Homes in Transition as the solution. I contacted Tom Schmidt, President of Homes in Transition. From a carefully selected caretakers' work force, Tom matched caretakers along with their furniture to my match my house. Beautiful furniture, delightful people. All aspects of this happening was handled in a profession and pleasant way.

    Hildred H   
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    After a year of trying everything else, our house has now sold/closed in just over 2 months.
    I just wanted to take a moment to send you and your staff a sincere thank you regarding our property. Homes in Transition had a great deal to do with the increase in potential buyer traffic it took for us to get an offer on our home. After a year of trying everything else, our house has now sold/closed in just over 2 months. It was a true pleasure working with you and your staff. Your professionalism and positive attitudes were refreshing and your willingness to move a caretaker in and out in such short notice was nothing short of miraculous. I would highly recommend your services to others and have in fact already started to do so. Thank you again for all of the hard work and help in selling our home.

    Please feel free to use any or all of the above paragraph for your advertising purposes. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.

    Jon, Lisa and Tyler   
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    Our concerns were negated by your company's actions!
    We arrived in Rio Rancho late Friday night and immediately toured our home on Platina. We were pleasantly surprised to find our home in excellent condition with freshly cleaned carpeting and absolutely no residual pet odor.

    Although we did have serious concerns regarding the caretakers; our concerns were all negated by your company's actions in honoring your guarantee to return our home to "as good as it was" condition. We thank you for keeping your word and wish you continued success.

    Thank you again for your services and support.

    Louis and Rita Nolan   
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    Thanks again to Homes In Transition for all your help!
    Our Realtor Greg, tells me all is well with the Move-out Inspection Report your company performed. Thanks for getting him the keys since we are out of town. Thanks again to Homes In Transition for all your help.

    Thank you again for your services and support.

    Tracy Olsen