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the Cost of House Sitters

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 200
Jul 2007
Chicago, IL
House sitter important for security reasons  more... close row
$ 16
Apr 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
House sitter visits daily  more... close row
$ 500
Dec 2007
Dallas, TX
Housesitter for 8 days  more... close row
$ 300
Jul 2007
Scranton, PA
Close family friend makes a good housesitter  more... close row
$ 150
Jun 2007
Ashland City, Tn
Referring others to wonderful house sitter  more... close row
$ 150
Dec 2007
New Edinburg, AR
Family friend watched home for a week  more... close row
$ 60
Jul 2007
Lake, MI
House sitter makes family able to enjoy vacation  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Tempe, AZ
Trusted neighborhood kid provided a week of house sitting  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2008
Wellington, FL
No fish died during housesitter's time  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2007
Portland, Oregon
Housesitting and plant sitting  more... close row

Description of service

Housesitting prices vary greatly depending on the amount of work that will be required and whether or not you use a professional or just a college student or friend. What it included for me was someone staying at my house for a full week, watering my plants and taking in my mail. My house had been broken into a few weeks before I left so I wanted someone there the full time other wise I might have just asked the neighbors to look in occasionally. For people with pets or in the summer when a garden needs more care it may cost up to $100 per week.


Review of Service

I had a friend of a friend house sit for me and it went well. She did everything I asked and left the place very tidy when she left. I called once to check in and she let me know that everything was going well.


Tips

Before you hire a professional make sure that you can't access your social network for a cheaper and more personal house sitter. I felt much more secure knowing that a friend of a friend was at my house instead of a stranger. College students or people visiting town are great potential house sitters.


$ 20
Apr 2008
Brighton, MI
Price per day of house and plant sitting  more... close row