How to Become a Successful House Sitter in Canada: Tips and Tricks
- April 17, 2023
- House Sitters, Pets, Travel
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You should always consider this before putting yourself out there and your services: Are you house sitting purely for the money or do you actually want to do it because you will enjoy it?
If you do decide to do it for the money then known that some pet and home owner may be a bit skeptical of somebody in it just to make a bit of extra cash. Quit frankly, if your interested in doing house and pet sitting only for the money, that it may not be the best fit for you.
Bing a pet and house sitter really doesn’t require all that much training, however if you go into the role with certain qualifications such as a cleaning background or dog walking background, then that will put a favorable mark on your application and more than likely make home owners choose you over others.
Many home owners prefer house sitters with prior experiences and house sitting references. This may be worrisome for those of you out there who are only just getting into the house sitting scene.
Although it may be harder to be on the top of a home owners list, as long you have the right mindset, are open to new opportunities and challenges and conduct yourself in a likeable and professional way, you will find a house sit!
This will be the question that will no doubt cross home owners mind when they initially make contact with you. They will probably have numerous potential house sitters in mind and you need to make a good impression and have the necessary skills and experiences in order to get the house sitter job. Think of it as a job interview of sorts; go into it with a professional mindset and a positive state of mind.
Think of other important factors that can give you the job over other potential house sitters. Do you have a special talent when it comes to looking after animals?
Will you offer to do more extra tasks than they require or provide them with extra services at no extra cost to them? It’s the little things that sometimes people take notice of, so always go into a interview with numerous ideas in mind. Never give up no matter how bleak the situation looks!
So you are successful in getting the house sitting position and your time house sitting for the home owner is over. You have done a great job and looked after their home and pets perfectly.. but how can you get them to choose you again the next time they need a house sitter?
Usually if you do exactly as they ask, they generally would take you back next time. As we just mentioned, it’s usually the little things that they notice so ensure that everything you have been asked to do has been done so and in the best possible way.
You can also always do extra jobs around the house they haven’t requested. In regards to their pets, why not take them for extra outings? Or purchase them special toys that the owner will appreciate? You could also follow all the house rules sincerely and provide details of everything you have done or potential things you could do next time to improve the situation. Whatever the case, always try and go out of your way to impress the home owner!
Before long you will be an established house sitter with numerous references and repeat house sits! Make sure to check our site for listed house sitting jobs across Canada.
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