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The Pros and Cons of Taking Kids on a Cruise

Published on July 29, 2012, by in Sitters.

Cruises have become a popular vacation option lately because they offer multiple stops and plenty of activities both onboard the ship and off, and many of them have started catering to families, planning the entire cruise around kid-friendly events.  If you’re toying with the idea of taking the kids on a cruise for your next

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What Does a Typical House Sitter Earn?

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

As with so many questions related to the house sitting industry, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for queries regarding wages. The field is unregulated, with few industry standards in place and relies largely upon the house sitter and property owners’ ability to negotiate a satisfactory agreement on a case-by-case basis. Typical Arrangements – The majority of

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Advantages of Having Relatives House Sit

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

Planning a vacation or business trip that will leave your home vacant for an extended period of time can be a bit nerve-wracking, especially when the necessity of securing a house sitter presents itself. Before you contact a house sitting agency or place an ad on a local classified ads site, here are a few

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Disadvantages of Having Relatives House Sit

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

When travel for business or pleasure creates the necessity for a house sitter, many homeowners’ initial reaction is to ask a family member for a favor, rather than securing the services of a professional. While inviting a relative to stay in your home has it’s advantages, the arrangement also comes with its share of disadvantages.

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Top Interview Questions for House Sitters

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

You’re going out of town and have decided to leave your home in the care of a house sitter. The peace of mind you’ll get in knowing that someone is looking after your property while you’re away seems worth the effort; but you haven’t got much experience in job interviewing, so where to begin? As

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Does Insurance Cover House Sitters and How?

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

The frenetic pace of trip planning, packing and securing a competent house sitter can demand so much of a traveler’s attention that essential details fall to the wayside. One of the oft-neglected aspects of engaging a professional house sitter is determining whether or not your homeowners insurance policy will cover them in the event of

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Tips for Finding Luxury House Sitting Jobs

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

For many house sitters, the potential to live in palatial homes around the world rent-free while enjoying all that the upper-crust communities have to offer is the reason they pursued a career as a professional house sitter. Those that are just starting out in the industry are likely to have a bit of trouble landing

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Who Typically Hires House Sitters and Why

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

Breaking into the house sitting industry on a professional level requires more than just impeccable references and an impressive resume; the most successful professionals also understand their target demographic and know how to cater to their needs. The majority of homeowners that employ house sitters fall into one of a few categories; here are a

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Concerns Over House Sitting Abroad

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

Working as a house sitter in exchange for free rent or even the occasional small stipend while living abroad is an ideal situation for many, from college students to retirees. In many cases, these arrangements are the only way for cash-strapped Americans with a sense of adventure to see the world. There are an endless

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How Do I Find House Sitting Jobs?

Published on July 19, 2012, by in Sitters.

Though many house sitting positions are unpaid or pay a nominal wage, they’re still quite desirable for many people. Anyone with the ability to manage a household and perform routine maintenance is technically qualified for the job, though there are more stringent requirements in place for many homeowners. The most valuable resource any house sitter

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