What House Sitters Should Do If the Home Alarm Goes Off
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What House Sitters Should Do If the Home Alarm Goes Off

by Craig Sutton  •  October 28, 2016
When you're house sitting things don’t always go as planned. And, sometimes, things happen even with your best effort to prevent them. One that can be the bane of your existence as a house sitter is the house alarm. They all seem to be different, have different rules, and depending on the home, may have a number of different codes to enter. Even if you have all the information you need, they can still be finicky and seemingly have a mind of their own.
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Why Hire a Professional House Sitter over a Family Member?
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Why Hire a Professional House Sitter over a Family Member?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 25, 2016
While many people often turn to family members to watch their home while they are away, more people, especially frequent travelers, are using professional house sitters to care for their home. This begs the question – Should you get a family member to watch your home or hire a professional house sitter? We’ll address this question by comparing these two house sitting options.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Every House Sitting Job
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7 Things You Need to Know About Every House Sitting Job

by Craig Sutton  •  September 28, 2016
Being a house sitter is something that you need to take seriously. People are trusting you with their homes, the personal items within, and even with their furry members of the family. While the job seems to be simple enough, it’s not something you can afford to take lightly, or you’ll have a tough time finding gigs in the future. For this reason alone, you need to equip yourself with the following “must know” pieces of information before homeowners hand over their keys to you.
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5 Things to Remember to do Before Vacationing
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5 Things to Remember to do Before Vacationing

by Martha Scully  •  September 12, 2016
So, you’re going on vacation, headed for the warm, sandy beach – how exciting! But how will you ensure your home is safe and free from damage while you’re away? There’s a lot to think about and while you won’t be able to control everything, here are a few tips to help bring some peace of mind and let you enjoy your vacation
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5 Qualities of Superb House Sitters
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5 Qualities of Superb House Sitters

by Craig Sutton  •  May 13, 2016
You’re on vacation. You’re anxiously watching the news for information about the storm that you missed back home. As you listen to the report of strong winds, the televisions shows several damaged houses, and trees that have fallen. You panic. You wonder how your home is. You wonder if the house sitter is okay. Your mind races, you scramble to your phone. The phone rings… and rings… and your house sitter answers. Fortunately, you have a great house sitter and they took the necessary...
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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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