Top tips for getting house sitters
house sitter about their expectations and go from there.
Establish whether you need a house sitter or a house minder.
If you’re just going away for the weekend, your neighbour might be able to keep an eye on your place from the comfort of their own living room. Tips for becoming a house sitter: If you’re not planning a holiday in the near future, house sitting could be a great (and affordable!) alternative.
Tell your community via Neighbourly.co.nz that you’re keen and on any public request for a house sitter immediately.
Sell yourself. If you do spot an advert for a house sitter needed, make sure you offer a little about yourself so your neighbour can trust your experience.
Consider sharing previous experience, what you’re comfortable doing (eg pet-sitting) and why the opportunity interests you.
People are more likely to hire house sitters if they already know and trust them so start meeting and being friendly to your neighbours!
Ask for a reference if you’ve done house sitting before. This is a great thing to offer to share with those who might be looking for someone to care for their home.
Some people are professional house sitters.
These are the types of people who subscribe to house sitting websites and book so many backto-back stints that they rarely live in their own home.
Register with a house sitting website like housesitters.co.nz if this sounds a bit like you.
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