John Philip Green
Recent and archived posts by John Philip Green for HouseSitter.com

Safeguard Your Property With a House Sitter Using a Background Check

by John Philip Green  •  March 11, 2015
The largest investment most individuals make in their lives is their place of residence. Whether it’s a condo, cottage or home, a significant percentage of your savings and earnings are used to purchase and maintain mortgage payments on this property. Not only is the property itself worth a significant sum, but the contents are valuable as well, both monetarily and emotionally. A house sitter is an individual whose job is to protect your property and its contents while you are away from hom...
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House Sitter Contracts

by John Philip Green  •  July 10, 2012
Hiring a house sitter can be a mutually beneficial experience when both the homeowner and house sitter have clear expectations of the job. The homeowner has specific needs in order to maintain his home when he is absent and in return for these services the homeowner provides a rent-free environment for the house sitter. In order to protect both individuals and reduce confusion, it is always a good idea to write up a contract or agreement. This agreement will make sure that both the homeowne...
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What Is House Sitting?

by John Philip Green  •  June 25, 2012
Ready to set off on that vacation you have been planning for the last 6 months but worried about leaving the house closed for the length of the vacation? Do not worry, there are house sitters available to alleviate your anxiety. House sitting is a concept that is mutually beneficial to both the homeowner and the house sitter. The homeowner leaves home knowing that their valuables are being well cared for, and the house sitter has a place to live rent free and usually receives a stipend as we...
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House Sitting Job Tips

7 Steps to Becoming a House Sitter

by John Philip Green  •  June 25, 2012
Becoming a house sitter can be an affordable, comfortable, and even fun way to live. House sitting opens up a new world of opportunities for you. You can live in a different house, reside in a different country, and enjoy a different lifestyle. And all rent free! But where do I start? Starting a new and exciting job is often difficult. HouseSitter.com is here to give you the help you need to get launched into the world of house sitting. Just follow these 7 steps for a successful...
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House Sitting Job Tips

Expectations Of a House Sitter

by John Philip Green  •  June 25, 2012
House sitting can be a little nerve wracking for first time house sitters because you have been given a lot of responsibility-you are responsible for someone’s most valuable asset, someone’s home. This job requires that you be organized, responsible and dependable. Homeowners expect these basic attributes from the house sitter. So what can you, as a house sitter, do to leave the best impression when you are finished your job? Cleanliness Make sure the home is clean when the homeowner arri...
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Finding A House Sitter Job

by John Philip Green  •  June 25, 2012
Using that extra bit of time we have to make some extra cash sounds very tempting and one of the ways you can do this is by becoming a house sitter. Whether you want to work full time or part time, there are a few things that every house sitter candidate must consider beforehand: Resume First and foremost, have your resume ready.It should include your work experience and job history. Its is preferable if you do have experience in the industry or job that you are applying to but it is not a...
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