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Going on a vacation, whether for a few days or an extended period, is a way to unwind, rest, and relax. While leaving an apartment or condominium unit may be easy for some people, those who have houses, swimming pools, and pets may have more on their plate to think about. If friends or family are unable to tend to the house while they are away, homeowners may hire reliable house sitters.

 

As the job title implies, house sitters are individuals who tend to a homeowner’s house and possession while they are away. House sitting is a unique service where homeowners leave the care of their house, property, and possessions to one or more house sitters for a designated period. If they have pets, then the house sitters care for their fur family while the homeowners are away. 

 

Before hiring a house sitter, defining expectations and responsibilities is crucial. It is essential to gain clarity on several important factors before making any job announcement. How long will the service be? Are there pets to be cared for? If so, what are the specific parameters for pet care? Are there any internal or external alarms, cameras, or any monitoring system in place? For the house sitting service to be successful, there should be a predefined set of responsibilities, expectations, and other do’s and don’ts agreed upon by both the homeowner and the house sitter. 

 

Next, hiring managers need to create a straightforward and accurate job description that reflects all responsibilities, expectations, and responsibilities. Posting a job announcement on different hiring websites, social media platforms, and online groups will boost the recruitment process and attract candidates. 

 

Responsibilities of a House Sitter

 

The goal of a house sitter is to care for the house and pets as the homeowner would. The security of the home, pets, and property is of utmost importance. To prevent any potential vandalism or any break-in, house sitters make the house look occupied by turning the lights on and off, shutting off windows, and closing and locking the doors each day. 

 

If a pet sitter has not been hired, house sitters are responsible for them. Feeding them, giving water, and throwing away their poop are common tasks. Aside from pets, house sitters likewise take care of indoor and outdoor plants. If the homeowner is away for an extended period, house sitters also mow the lawn as necessary.

 

House sitters take charge of keeping the home neat and tidy by sweeping, mopping or vacuuming when required. If there is a pool, they also do pool maintenance tasks. Additionally, other miscellaneous tasks are: bringing in the mail and newspapers, forwarding phone messages to the homeowner, and answering phone calls on behalf of the owner if allowed to do so. Lastly, house sitters report any emergencies or concerns to the homeowner. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a House Sitter

 

To apply as a house sitter, candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. They must be reliable, patient, trustworthy, and honest. Other qualifications include excellent communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Previous experience as a house sitter is an advantage.

48 House Sitters  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

A***** R*****(586)-2**-***5
House Sitters for Hire in New Baltimore, MI
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House Sitters for Hire in Austin, TX
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House Sitters for Hire in New York City, NY
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House Sitters for Hire in Knoxville, TN
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House Sitters for Hire in Fresno, CA
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House Sitters for Hire in Milwaukee, WI
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House Sitters for Hire in Lynnwood, WA
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House Sitters for Hire in Riverview, MI
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House Sitters for Hire in Seattle, WA
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House Sitters for Hire in Union City, GA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a House Sitter

What is the best way to find and hire a House Sitter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified House Sitter applicants. Employers posting their House Sitter job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find House Sitter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a House Sitter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 16 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for House Sitter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a House Sitter role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text House Sitter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as House Sitters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 139% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage House Sitter applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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