@SusanL In fairness to homeowners, I’m sure the idea of providing adequate and relative information works both ways. I’ve read of homeowners receiving applications with insufficient information for them to even decide whether there is a potential fit, even if they also review the sitter’s profile. The outcome may be that the sitter is quickly declined for that reason.
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