HouseCarers – House Sitting Matching Service
Everyday, people are pulled away from their home for extended periods of time. Sometimes it's because their job requires them to travel, while other times the homeowner has chosen to leave their home in order to travel for several months. Regardless of the reason, most of these homeowners end up leaving an empty home, with no one to take care of it.
One of the results of this trend has been the creation of house sitters. House sitters are people who live in a home while the homeowners are away. In exchange for free accommodations, the house sitter will perform specified duties to care for the owner's home and pets. There are several reasons why homeowners would want to use a house sitter.
Avoid the hassle of renting your home.
- No packing. Your possessions stay in place.
- No forwarding mail.
- No storage expenses.
- No disappointment when you return. You select a house sitter who agrees to your terms.
Avoid extra expenditures.
- No need to hire gardeners, pool service, or pet boarders. Your sitter handles these services in exchange for their free accommodations.
Avoid imposing on your friends and family.
- No reason to request sporadic visits to care for your home and pets.
Avoid becoming a crime statistic.
- Deter a home burglary by maintaining a lived-in look.
But how do you find a house sitter? Especially one that you can trust. That's where HouseCarers steps in. HouseCarers was launched in recognition of the need to provide a secure environment where homeowners can locate a reliable house sitter and sitters can achieve their financial and housing objectives. They have researched the standard practice of house sitting and created acceptable guidelines to help their members make informed decisions.
HouseCarers provides the most comprehensive information available on house sitting. They guide homeowners through the process of successfully matching their home with a sitter. House sitters list their preferences through a simple registration process, while homeowners communicate with sitters through their confidential message system to preserve privacy and security.
Searching for a house sitter, or a house to housesit, is easy and intuitive. After looking for a house sitter in your area, HouseCarers returns a list of matching house sitters. The information in the search results includes their age, occupation, and availability. Many of the house sitters on HouseCarers are trusted professionals. For example, my search returned a college professor, social worker, computer consultant, and an office manager.
In addition to their flagship service of matching homeowners with house sitters, they also have several other resources on their website. Some of those resources included referrals to other helpful services, like pet sitting, and personal security.
If you're in need of a house sitter from a trusted source, or are looking to house sit for a homeowner, then HouseCarers is the place to do it.