Is it safe to list my house for house sitting?
People sometimes contact me through Christian House Sitters because they are worried about security. They ask me if it is safe to list their house or if that is an announcement to say that they will be away? Is it an invitation to burglars telling them it is a good time to break in and steal your valuables?
When we set up Christian House Sitters we were very aware of the security problem and as a result we have built in a number of levels of protection.
1. On the site you list only the general location of your home such as town and country. You do not give your actual street address. And even those details can only be seen by registered members.
2. Your email address is not revealed to anyone until you decide to respond to someone who sends you a message via us saying that they are interested in house sitting for you.
3. So even if someone becomes a member until you choose to tell them the specifics all they would know is that someone in your town is going to be on holiday.
4. Finally because you are listed most people will assume that while you are away you have a house sitter looking after the property. A house sitter whose references you have checked. This means that any potential burglers will be less likely to choose your property. They will believe it is occupied even if they have somehow found out that you are going to be away.
If you have any questions please contact me