Getting your first house sit

Hello @improvmike and welcome to the community forum and to TrustedHousesitters. Your first goal is to set up your profile so that it has all the basics owners are looking for.

  1. I suggest you embed your sitter profile in your forum username/profile so that forum members - owners & sitters - can give you constructive feedback.

  2. Digest the house sitter guidelines and make sure you follow the suggestions.

  3. Have at least 3 references. Until you can establish yourself with THS reviews, these are important. Once you get your first review, things get easier.

  4. Don’t take a sit just because you want that first review. If it’s not a good fit, it won’t be enjoyable. Be selective but also flexible.

  5. Start off with a local sit for a relatively short period, to get your feet wet and get that all-important first review.

  6. Set up your availability calendar

  7. Apply for all sits that fit your requirements. Don’t just apply for them one at a time. If you accept a sit, be respectful and withdraw your application from those that overlap those dates.

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