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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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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