Category Archives: "Top Tips – Homeowners"

5 Dec, 2014

Sam and Pete need long term house sitters – But why..?

Need long term petsitters because you are travelling away from home or because you are volunteering abroad? Why not find registered and trustworthy house and pet-sitters to live in your home? They can housesit care for your home and pets in your absence. Long term house sitters Most housesitting assignments tend to be short term […]

17 Sep, 2014

Top Tips Help You Prepare for a Dog-Sitter / House-Sitter

How to prepare for the dog-sitter or house-sitter who will care for your dogs Before inviting a new dog-sitter or house-sitter to come into your home to care for your canine pals, there are several important steps you need to take prepare both your home and your pets. We have worked together with both Sainsburys […]

housesit, housesitting
27 Jul, 2014

TOP TIPS – Building the Homeowner & House-Sitter Relationship

Never underestimate the importance of building a relationship as early as possible between house-sitter and homeowner, even before you speak to each other. One of the things you learn when you are house-sitting or pet-sitting, or indeed seeking and recruiting a house-sitter or house minders to help you care for pets or property is the […]

20 Mar, 2014

Top Tips – A Homeowner’s Brief for a Pet-Sitter

Top Tips: From HouseSit Match homeowner Sarah on briefing a pet-sitter… Housesitting is a serious business. And when pets are involved the brief for the house-sitter becomes a vital part of the whole exercise. When choosing a house or pet minder it is really important to consider the level of experience you need in the […]

poolside scene in a Mediterranean villa housesitting
6 Mar, 2014

Now we are ‘HouseSitMatch house-sitting’

Fancy HouseSitMatch house-sitting..? Since starting the HouseSitMatch network I have heard some fabulous stories about people who when house-sitting with HouseSitMatch have collaborated through our site to solve their travel, as well as their pet-sit and home care challenges. The aim of this blog is to share some of those stories and describe some examples […]

dogsitters, housesitters, pet sitters
8 Sep, 2013

House-Sitting – To Pay or Not To Pay

Free housesitting – Should homeowners pay..? As a house-sitter you may be curious about various aspects of your new potential paid or free housesitting assignment… What will the pets be like, will there be a garden to tend, how big is the property you must care for while the owners are away. Naturally, you may […]

Housesitter, home care, home sitter
28 May, 2013

Resident house-sitters Keep the Home Safer – When Selling Your Property

Keep your empty home safer with resident house-sitters There is no doubt that an empty home is an invitation for burglars. Resident house-sitters, however, can keep your home much safer. The home-sitters keep your property occupied and maintain a presence. They keep the lights on and the garden looking loved. Selecting experienced and checked sitters […]

Housesitter do list
10 May, 2013

House-sitting tips – To prepare for the house-sitter

Top 10 Homeowner house-sitting tips If you are anything like me getting ready for a holiday is more about preparing the house for your absence rather than packing a holiday case not unlike cleaning before the cleaner comes! Here are some house-sitting tips for when you are preparing to receive a housesitter. Preparing for a […]

housesitting, housesitting agreement
12 Apr, 2013

The Difference between house-sitting and house swapping

House Swap Holiday, House Swap or House Sit? What’s the difference and what’s the best option for you? Find out in this month’s HouseSit Match blog. House-sitting and house swapping – what is the difference..? Whenever I talk about HouseSit Match, people seem to jump immediately to the conclusion that house swap holidays, house-sitting and […]