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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What Information Should I Give My House Sitter?

What Information Should I Give My House Sitter?

by Kathy Green  •  July 10, 2012
When a house sitter arrives at your home for the first time, they will not know your home. It is your job to welcome them and guide them through your home, pointing out relevant features that the sitter needs to know to do their job. It is often a good idea to prepare a “house sitter package” that the sitter can refer to when they need. It should be written carefully, can be used several times, but can be modified as needed. House sitter package The most important detail included...
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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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How To Start a House Sitting Business
House Sitting Job Tips

How To Start a House Sitting Business

by Kathy Green  •  June 25, 2012
You’ve been house sitting for a couple years now, and enjoying very much. Every employer is a new and broadening experience. You can travel the world or stay in your own neighborhood. You can live beachside or in the middle of the suburbs. You may stop by a few homes a day or live in one home for a few weeks. This is the industry where you can choose your lifestyle. So how exactly do you take it to the next level? You make it a business. What’s the difference? You are already house sitting...
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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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Do I Need a House Sitter?

Do I Need a House Sitter?

by Kathy Green  •  June 25, 2012
When you leave home for extended periods of time, it is highly recommended that you hire a house sitter to protect your home. There are financial benefits from hiring a house sitter that are outlined below: Security Burglars tend to target homes that appear to have no one living in them. Therefore knowing that someone is living in your home during your absence will give you peace of mind. When you consider the cost of hiring a house sitter against the potential loss due to theft and the su...
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