Kathy Green
Recent and archived posts by Kathy Green for HouseSitter.com
How Much Should I Pay A House Sitter in 2018?

How Much Should I Pay A House Sitter in 2018?

by Kathy Green  •  September 10, 2018
If you’re going on vacation and want someone to water your plants, collect your mail and put out cat food, consider hiring a house sitter! Not only are house sitters very effective at preventing home burglaries, they also upkeep your house while you’re gone so you don’t have to spend time catching up when you get back from your travels. When you’ve found the perfect person to look after your home, you may be wondering how much does a house sitter cost. Luckily, we have done the research s...
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9 Do's and Don'ts of Excellent House Sitting

9 Do's and Don'ts of Excellent House Sitting

by Kathy Green  •  December 31, 2015
An excellent reputation is the most valuable thing that you own as a house sitter. It is built carefully over time, and can be lost easily with one bad experience. Read on to find a few helpful suggestions that should ensure that you are known as an exemplary house sitter.
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Etiquette for House Sitters: It's a Matter of Trust
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Etiquette for House Sitters: It's a Matter of Trust

by Kathy Green  •  September 19, 2013
We all know this to be true. No matter how much communication we have with potential employers or how many detailed contracts we sign-when the cat's away the mouse can play. Unless the house you are sitting has cameras everywhere, it is your word and the respect that you have for your employer that ultimately dictates your behaviour while they are away. It's tough sometimes. There are rooms off limits and as soon as that is in the rule, we have an over-riding curiosity to look. It's not tha...
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A Trusted House Sitter: Invaluable

A Trusted House Sitter: Invaluable

by Kathy Green  •  June 20, 2013
At some time or another everyone has to leave their home for a period of time. Whether it be for a day, a week, or a month, and whether you are away for work, a holiday, family matters or a hospital stay, there are things to be done so that your home remains safe and cared for. Recently I was fortunate to spend a week in Scotland with friends. A few years ago this would have been a logistical nightmare this time of year. But since I found my incredible house sitter, Chris, leaving my home...
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34 House Sitter Interview Questions

34 House Sitter Interview Questions

by Kathy Green  •  March 25, 2013
General Background of the Candidate What interested you in this type of work? What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? What do you consider to be your weaknesses? Do you have a current position and why do you want to leave? What are your expectations for your next position? What are your long-range goals? House Sitting and You Why did you choose to become a house sitter? What qualities do you have that make you a good...
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I Want to Hire a House Sitter But...

I Want to Hire a House Sitter But...

by Kathy Green  •  January 11, 2013
Anyone who has seen the movie"Home Alone" understands the value of having a house sitter when you are leaving your home empty for any length of time. But although the concept appeals to us, the jump from concept to reality can be a huge leap of faith. For most of us, no matter how humble or opulent our dwelling, it is of great value to us both monetarily and emotionally. The thought of a stranger in our home caring for our possessions when we are out of town proves to be a bit scary. But ...
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