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A Personal Assistant & Concierge Service for Harbor East, Federal Hill and Surrounding Areas.


Locally owned and operated, Common Sense Concierge, LLC offers a broad portfolio of services designed to make your life easier. From personal assistant and senior services to daily meals and elegant entertaining, we offer our clients the luxury of convenience.

Take a look at our list of services and imagine your life with more quality hours in the day. More time to enjoy friends, family and the quality of life which you’ve worked so hard to make possible. Our clients consider us a trusted family member. They trust us with their meals, their parents, their pets, their second homes.

With all Baltimore now offers – exceptional dining from five-star restaurants in Harbor East to the pubs of Fells Point, world-class destinations like the Visionary Arts Museum and the National Aquarium, convenient movie theatres and historic Ft. McHenry – our goal is to free up enough of your time so that you can indulge in the City’s renaissance. By doing so, you’ll be supporting our community and that’s what makes it so great!

Free up your nights and weekends and leave the chores to us.

We’ve lived in Fells Point for over 20 years. We love the old and embrace the new. In a city of neighborhoods, we’re right down the street. Give us a call and we’ll come by to discuss the possibilities.

Treat yourself to the life you deserve. It’s just common sense.


Business partners Lisa Valle and Elisabeth Foard have combined their talents and work experiences to create Common Sense Concierge, LLC.

Lisa Valle, a Baltimore native and graduate of Notre Dame Prep., earned her B.A. in Business at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Through her 30 years in the hospitality industry, Lisa has fostered her skills in sociability, business management and customer relations. She has opened restaurants, created concepts, designed menus and HAACP plans.  She’s held several management positions including General Manager, Operations Manager, Financial Manager and HR, Kitchen Manager and Catering Manager.  She’s owned her own businesses and managed all levels of restaurant operations.


She golfs well and travels poorly.  She enjoys fine dining, good wine, loves dogs and her second home in Bethany Beach.  Recent travels include Belize, Bermuda and Thailand.


Elisabeth Foard was born in Ithaca, New York and raised in Baltimore. She’s a graduate of Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has spent the past 25 years as a corporate executive with a Fortune Global 500 technology company where she is responsible for enterprise-level strategic planning within the Healthcare Division.


She travels well and golfs poorly. She too enjoys fine dining, good wine, loves dogs and Bethany Beach. Recent travels include Belize, Bermuda and Thailand.


Together, Lisa and Elisabeth bring over 45 years of stability, accountability and business acumen to Common Sense Concierge.


Personal Assistant

  • Administrative support
  • Microsoft Word and Excel expertise
  • Organizational assistance
  • Phone, correspondence (business letters, holiday cards)
  • Gift wrapping service
  • Absentee owner service

Daily Life

  • General errands
  • Dry Cleaning pick up/drop off
  • Waiting for deliveries, repair men, cable installation
  • Grocery shopping, re-stocking household items and refrigerator
  • Returns and exchanges
  • Light travel arrangements (train, flight, hotel reservations)
  • Airport pick ups/drop offs

Senior Services

  • Companionship
  • Organization and mail sorting
  • Basic computer and email assistance
  • Doctor appointment transportation and waiting
  • Pharmacy pickups
  • Shopping

Pet Services

  • Dog walking/park visits 
  • Vet appointments
  • Training transportation


  • Flat fee of $40 per hour
  • 10% discount for bundles of 10-hours or more in one month


  • In-home family dinners
  • In-home cocktail and dinner parties
  • Catering events


quote Delivered exactly as promised – quality of service, attention to detail… an experience we’ll remember fondly.

On December 28, 2013, my siblings and I threw a party for my mother’s 80th birthday at the Polish Home Club in Fells Point. We needed a caterer. I had many recommendations from friends who insisted their caterers were ‘the best’; then I remembered hearing great things about Lisa Valle’s food and presentation. She was the right call. I know we did not give her much time – we are natural procrastinators – but, this did not deter Lisa. We set up a meeting to discuss the menu and, with Lisa’s input, it seemed even the pickiest of guest would be pleased. The spread included a raw oyster bar, jumbo shrimp cocktail, seared ahi tuna station, made-to-order pasta station with an array of Italian meats/cheeses antipasta, plus passed hors d’oeuvres of beef on toast points and her famous jumbo lump crab cakes. The day arrived and I showed up early to help set-up, but found everything was already done, down to the last detail. The tables, flowers and food were so beautifully displayed. Lisa’s staff was professional and courteous and never once did I see any of them idle. My mother was BLOWN AWAY, as were all of the guests, by the quality and service that Common Sense Concierge provided. Being the youngest of five children I was nervous about being put in charge of arranging a caterer, but CSC sure made me look good… and now I may even be my mom’s favorite!

Thank you so much for making an important day even more memorable!

~ Allison Hundley 

quotePhenomenal Job! Lisa comes highly recommended.

Lisa has handled our Winter Yacht Club Party several times and it is one of our most popular events. Incredible food and presentation – flawless from consultation to clean up! Her jumbo lump crab cakes – well, they’re the best we’ve ever had!!

~ Frank McCully, The Crescent

quote A good Samaritan who went the extra mile.

My car was broken into and my briefcase, containing very important irreplaceable work, was stolen. The next day, I received a call from Lisa. She had found my briefcase and much of its contents under some parked cars a few blocks from the break-in. She had done an advanced search to find me!  Words cannot describe my relief.  This kind person took the time to gather my things and track me down.  She would not accept anything in return for her kindness – except a hug, which I gladly gave. She explained what a wonderful neighborhood Fells Point is… and if the residents are anything like her, I’m sure there is kindness abound!

Thank you for your honesty and your kind help.

~ Vilhelm B., M.D., researcher for Johns Hopkins

quote What an amazing animal lover and caregiver, not to mention, a nice person to do business with.

Lisa is my go-to-girl for all of my dogs’ needs. Because of my busy schedule, she helps me out with walks, overnights and trips to the groomers and the vet. She’s even welcomed my dogs into her second home for playdates at the beach.  Who knew my 10lb designer dogs would be master swimmers and give Michael Phelps a run for his money!

~ Dr. Melissa Fox

quoteI’ve found Lisa’s service invaluable.

She is kind, prompt and extremely professional. Spending time with her is pleasurable. We plan trips to the BMA, bookstores, movies, parks, etc.

~ Bruce Mackey, Springwell Assisted Living