For The Perfect House Profile
- Be honest
- Create clear expectations
- Know what type of house sitter you need and want
Your essential responsibilities as a homeowner to your house sitter
- Provide a safe and clean environment
- Have clear expectations agreed upon before the sit
- Provide the sitter with a detailed handbook (Book of the House) spelling out those expectations
- Ensure you are always available for communication. Discuss with the sitter your preferred method of contact, and provide your itinerary.
- Ensure that neighbors or friends know that someone is going to be in your home
- Alert your veterinarian. Establish an account with the vet. Ensure a consent for medical treatment is in place.
- Ensure the sitter is aware of the operation of your home and contents
- Ensure there is enough safety gear and fuel to operate any equipment required
- Ensure there is enough food for animals for the duration of the sit
- Leave some ‘mad’ money just in case or ensure that you have accounts set up with the vet and/or other service providers…the sitter should never be out of pocket
Create a Book of the House for your sitter
- Provide your sitter with all the detailed information about your house and neighborhood. An indispensable tool.
- Download our Book of the House