Why Homeowners Choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting

10 Oct, 2015

Why Homeowners Choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting

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What are the Unique Benefits? – why do homeowners choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting…

Making housesitting arrangements from a homeowner’s perspective can be a very economical and safe way to care for your pets and property, but not without challenges. More and more homeowners choose HouseSitMatch for Housesitting for a number of reasons.

From a housesitter’s perspective the HouseSitMatch platform offers an excellent way to secure affordable travel with free accommodation arranged on this ‘working holiday’. And from a homeowner’s perspective it means you have free caretakers to keep your property secure, and free pet care at home where your beloved pets and fur family can be looked after where they are comfortable at home, and with minimal disruption to their routine to eliminate much of the stress many experience in unfamiliar kennel environments.

There are several pet-sitting and housesitting platforms and networks operating internationally these days all created with the general intention of helping home and pet owners to meet online solving home security and pet care challenges when the owner is away from home. What unique and special features and benefits will homeowners enjoy by choosing HouseSitMatch for Housesitting above any other website or service?


1. HouseSitMatch provides an economical solution to home security and pet care

– Securing free experienced housesitters and petsitters through HouseSitMatch the secure online membership network is the most affordable way to keep your home secure and your pets safe and stress free in your absence.
CASE STUDY – Louise a petowner, regularly needs housesitters in London to care for her cat Otto, an indoor Perisan Blue, in the centre of London whenever she travels for work or on holiday. For her the arrangements she can make in London through HouseSitMatch for Housesitting are vastly more affordable than paying kennelling fees in one of the most expensive capitals of the world. Simon Nagra actor and housesitter has been housesitting in London for Louise. For Simon housesitting provides a solution, with rents very high in London housesitting and pet-sitting is a more affordable way to live in the capital when he is acting in the West End theatre.

LOUISE G Otto on the BED - dark

2. HouseSitMatch is a small company offering unique Customer Service –

– A real helping hand – From your first point of contact we try to help. From even before you join our membership we greet you on the homepage and our manned Livechat service means you can speak to experts during working hours.
– Livechat online – Once registered and logged in we offer a dedicated Member Livechat with a promise of 24 hr response time guaranteed to emails and inquiries through Admin@housesitmatch.com
– Levels of service graduated to your needs – If you are happy to manage your way through registration and the website systems on your own we have an excellent value Standard member service registration which allows you to find housesitters by doing it yourself. If you prefer a bigger profile and a little more assistance we can offer you a Premium member service. As a Premium Member homeowner you can post several houseitting assignment dates at the same time and manage them individually through your dashboard. Some of our Premium homeowners who travel a great deal for work and pleasure prefer the Premium membership because it allows them to plan ahead for months at a time, always knowing they can check in to their dashboard to monitor applications from housesitters wherever they are in the world.

CASE STUDY –  Scanii a homeowner in Spain has complemented us on the messaging on our website between members once they are logged in. The secure communications on the site allow you to send private messages between homeowner and housesitters. SCAN ii Vera Spain EXT

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As a regular traveler who needs housesitters on a frequent basis at her home in Spain to secure her property and care for her two small dogs, Scanii finds that because she travels so much her own email accounts often become clogged up and difficult to navigate. Important emails become hidden in the stream of spam. However, she taps into her HouseSitMatch account on a regular basis to check her messages, they are highlighted in her PROFILE and she can answer them directly once she is logged in. It’s easy!

We have many international clients with first and second homes in Europe, the Americas and beyond.COSTA RICA - house with poolCosta Rica - Garden Gate

– PRO Service – We also offer a HouseSitMatch PRO member service for clients requiring a more tailored service to identify housesitters with specific skills and experience and a full back ground check – we prepare a short list and can screen at the first stage on request. If you are interested in this service please contact our Director Lamia Walker via email Lamia@housesitmatch.com
CASE STUDY – Our Homeowner inSandra and the Grey mare - CROP France SANDRA looks for housesitters who ride dressage, she has been a regular client for over 2 years now and has said she prefers HouseSitMatch for Housesitting because of our service, our human touch. She requires housesitters who are also comfortable riding her competition horses and happy to live in France. We have found her two couples over the last 20 months.

3. Member Special Rates with our Marketplace Partners –

e.g. Insurance (Aviva car and travel insurance), Currency transfer and conversion (Currencies Direct), Car Hire (Europar); Zooplus (Pet products with discount),

4. Housesitter Background Checking –

we have special negotiated rates with Onfido for security background checking at two levels: 1. Standard identity and police record background checking, 2. In depth background checking

5. Security on the site is very high across all profile posts and interactions–

usernames and first names only, no postcode or address given, on profile, maps show only the nearest town, you reveal the contacts details only when you are ready

6. Secure Communications within the Website –

enable internal email securely without revealing details, and ability to build trust and a relationship

7. Your Expandeable PROFILE allows PICTURE album with multiple picture posts –

In addition to your allocation of photos on the external advertisements, you can also add a large number of photos in your PROFILE for other members on the site to view when they are logged in. You can also upgrade your account from within your profile if you decide you want a bigger profile with more photos and more text per advertisement.



To find your petsitters through our trusted network register with HouseSitMatch as a homeowner

To register as a Homeowner follow this link

If you have pet care and homecare experience and want to travel and experience a new location why not register as on HouseSitMatch as a housesitter

To register as a House-sitter or Petsitter follow this link

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Founder and Director of HouseSitMatch - I'm a hands-on Admin on the site. Please ask any questions and as soon as I can I'll happily answer and assist where I can.

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