Recently, Lamia Walker our founder was asked to launch the first #HouseSitChat on Twitter. It was an interview about housesitting and petsitting for affordable travel, and how HouseSitMatch.com builds trust in the housesitting industry. The Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about housesitting and how it benefits both housesitters and pet and homeowners. Here is a summary of the Questions and Answers offered in the main discussion. Thanks for reading.
Housesit Builds Trust
Q1 Welcome to the first #HouseSitChat @LamiaHSM – can you please introduce yourself?
LW – I am the founder of HouseSitMatch my name is Lamia Walker, a lover of travel, animals and flowers from all around the world. Here’s a snap of my own garden
Q2 What inspired you to start HouseSitMatch @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat
LW – An Australian friend told me about a year’s housesitting in Australia and saving $50k in rent. We decided to build a housesitting travel business together to help both home/pet owners and sitters travel affordably…so HouseSitMatch was born. We built it with our own values of security, savings and service
Caring for pets at home
Q3 What are the advantages of using a #housesitting or #petsitting service for home owners @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat
LW – We believe that the most important advantage is that your pets can be cared for in their own home. Doubtless inviting a housesitter into your home as a petsitter ensures your absence is a less stressful experience for your animals. The bonus is that our checked sitters won’t charge you, so you save money too! Moreover, we check every member for the safety of our network #HousesitBuildsTrust This is Mika, she loves playing with her sitter
Q4 For anyone considering trying #housesitting or #petsitting – what should they expect @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat
LW – For anyone who loves animals and is of a collaborative nature housesitting is a great way to exchange your services for free accommodation. It is a win win! Homeowners can be wonderful local hosts and give you the inside track on the best places to see and visit in their area. #LiveLikeALocal You get to visit places all over the world with a personal suggestions list from a local
We can help you get started in housesitting at HouseSitMatch. We offer our services to individuals and first timers in housesitter, therefore, we are always pleased to help build your profile, get checked, and get your first match #HousesitBuildsTrust
Management of the housesitting networks ensures safety
Q5 What steps do you go to in order to protect privacy and ensure that both homeowners and house sitters are protected @LamiaHSM? #HouseSitChat
LW – We are very privacy and security conscious as a company. And because we manage the privacy protocols carefully as a result we feel accountable for the privacy of our members. The rigorous protocols we take include veiling your real identity online, no real names, no contact details and no real addresses are revealed. We ID check every member and we police and background check sitters. We also take an active role in managing the network to ensure an optimal experience for all. #HousesitBuildsTrust
Want to learn more about Housesitting?
Come to the House and Pet Sitting Conference 21-22 September
To learn more about housesitting come to the House and Pet sitting conference to be held in Swindon UK on 21-22 September. I’ll be speaking at this conference on the Saturday To find out more follow this link https://houseandpetsittingconference.ticketspice.com/sponsor-discount-offer
Thank you for your time today @LamiaHSM #HouseSitChat
The #HouseSitChat is a weekly chat covering all things #Housesitting and #Petsitting – join us next week at 10am UK time