I have now been a member for a year and have not had luck booking any sits. Several times I’ve ended up having to find local friends or family to sit with us in a pinch. I have two different dates needed, one long weekend in May which is coming up in two weeks and one in July for 10 days.
A few weeks ago I worked hard by being active in the forum and updating my listing with new photos per some member suggestions. I even reached out to LOADS of sitters on the west coast for our last sit and got no one who was available. We ended up having a friend who’s going through a divorce stay both times we’ve gone away recently but I really don’t want to use him again.
All of the activity on the website helped gain interest and I received an application for our July trip. We even had a video chat and confirmed and she had to cancel because of a family event that had recently been scheduled for the same dates.
Do the sitters just want a place to stay and not a place where they actually have to care for animals and water plants? I’m wondering if my place seems like too much work. I’ve only had one person interested in the May listing and she withdrew after she found a different place.
We offer a car to use. It’s a beautiful location. I was really hoping this website was going to work for us, but as someone who runs her own business and is also a parent, plus it’s spring so I have a lot to do in my yard, I don’t have time to be on the computer for hours each week for months to get a sitter. Is anyone else having this issue? Any help would be appreciated.