Hi @Tayeintas ,
I’m a sitter and would say definitely make sure you have clean, bright, well shot photographs of your home and choose the best, most beautiful one to be the first/cover pic. I think the photos make the profile appealing.
Having a lot of photos of the home, kitchen, bathrooms, guest room, yard, etc. The more the better in my opinion, giving the sitters more confidence in where they will be living.
Also, I’m sorry I cannot see your post so I have no idea what you have up already - but do your pets need special care or medications? Sometimes this is a deterrent for some less experienced sitters or sitters who just don’t want that responsibility.
Length - this is also a thing. Many of us sitters give preference to longer sits! It’s just true. Moving in and out, traveling there etc - for many of us, it’s only worth it if we can really move in, settle in for awhile and enjoy the place. So short sits are less appealing and might be worth paying a local sitter for to have peace of mind that you have someone on hand. (I hope that is ok to say!)
Lastly, try your best to highlight your area - what’s in town, can you offer the sitter good parking, amenities, etc. For most of us sitters, the question is - would living in this house, in this area be cool for a week or more? Would I feel at ease and happy in the home, is the pet care doable for me and are there things to do in my free time?
It also makes a difference if you have reviews from past sitters who speak to having a good time there. If it’s a first sit, I wonder if HOs have the opportunity to get outside references, like we do on the Sitter side? This has helped me as a 1st time TH’er also.
Good luck and hang in there!