Seems I have an addiction. I check way to often
Us too #wheresthenextadventure
When we’re actively looking for a sit, especially a gap fill, as we just were last week- i’m checking listings multiple times a day! We’re in Spain right now and only a few new listings pop up each day and some are already ‘reviewing’ before I can get to them - the good ones are gone within the hour! So we have to be super quick! Fortunately I was online when a great looking sit popped up with only 1 applicant. By the time I’d sent off a super quick application it went straight to ‘reviewing’! Fortunately they messaged us immediately (we’d included our WhatsApp), set up a call and we confirmed the sit! It was a big stress to ‘catch’ that sit in time but at least we got it- gap filled- time to relax!
I thought it was just me . Totally addicted
Sorry to be late adding to this thread…I was just checking the listings!
@Lokstar, this sort of experience reminds me to always write my application to very popular destinations in a way that shows I am “ready to go” and supplying lots of contact information even in the initial application. You never know if you are dealing with a slow or fast Owner!
A million times per day…and I still can’t catch the ones I really want
If I’m actively looking for a sit, I’m too embarrassed to state how many times I check. My daughter stated this forum is my #1 social media. She might have a point
All the time. It really is addictive.
Allllllllll the time
Almost constantly, LOL.
Long house sits are the break in my usual routine that I didn’t know I needed.
Still checking from time to time, even if I am fully booked for this year
@IHeartAnimals same here!- I’m a little too addicted to this forum- even more than the main site!
@Lokstar yes, this forum is entertaining and educational. When I read something interesting, I’ll mention to my husband for example “do you know what Lokstar said?”. I mention the forum members by their screen names and each time he says “who?”. Once he asked why people don’t go by their real name and then I mentioned that I’m “IHeartAnimals”. Homeowners assume he’s my THS co partner but it’s actually my 14year old daughter. After we confirm a sit, we just tell him where to drive
If I am looking for a sit for particular dates/location I check every 2 hours and get up at 1am to check while I am sleeping. Thank you 5 application limit. I appreciate the extra stress. Before the limit I checked 1x per day or even every other day.
@IHeartAnimals Yes! The forum names!! I deliberately chose a nickname & also don’t link our profile to the forum because I’m often a little forthright in my comments & sometimes get ‘moderated’!! So I prefer to remain a little anonymous on here!
How low we have sunk (I don’t mean that personally, obvs!)
This morning I found a record 5 notifications of listings in the opposite hemisphere and guess what, you’ll never believe it, they were all gone by the time I even saw the notifications.
Wait, what? Where has this comment been whisked away to? Not the Thread of Doom, pleeeease
Lol, well I am addicted too then… we could start a group, lol, we are in one already.
I have searches set up and I check pretty much when ever a notification pops up, lol. So on average about every few hours.
You mean sit listings? It’s not so much about being addicted, it’s more that it’s a necessity to check very very often if you want to be amongst the first 5 applications for popular sits. I often don’t check the site enough - once a day, 5 times a day, 10 times a day. That’s about it. Which is not enough to ‘beat’ the 5 application limit in many cases.
At least once a day.