How to Set Up Alerts on Trusted House Sitters (3 Simple Steps + Video)

Want to increase your chances of getting house sits? Follow this number one tip. You’ll be the first application homeowners see, which makes it more likely that they’ll reach out to you for an interview!

How Do You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters? (With Video)

Setting up alerts is one of the most essential elements of landing the sits YOU want! It ensures you know precisely when a house sit comes up in your desired location (it could be a villa in Bali or a lodge in the Swiss Alps).

So how does it work?

You can set up alerts for your desired location (you can even add dates, duration, and animals).

🔔 Then, you’ll receive an email notification when a position opens, and you’ll be the first person to apply!

You can set up alerts if you have an active membership at Trusted House Sitters. The membership is less than 2-3 nights in an Airbnb and is worth it! We have managed to house-sit full-time for 4 years with house-sitting (so never paying for rent!)

Now, that is a good return on investment.

The video below will show you exactly how to set up alerts

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Why Should You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters?

With alerts on Trusted House Sitters, you will know when new opportunities arise. This means that you can apply immediately. Since you’ll be one of the first homeowners to see an application, they’ll be more likely to contact you.

You might be too late if you apply a few hours after the house sit becomes available. If the pet owners saw dozens of applications, they probably already chose a house sitter.

Being alerted of new openings means you don’t have to check daily. Instead of refreshing your phone every few minutes, wait until you get a notification.

That’s me during a house sit!

How to Search for a Location on The Trusted House Sitters Platform

Note: if you prefer a video for how this done, see the one above.

First, you will search for an opportunity that interests you. You can do this using the search bar and search filters.

This will allow you to see custom house sits that fit your criteria. Maybe you prefer certain pet types. Or you don’t want to sit for pet owners.

Maybe you’re hoping for a house-sitting opportunity in New York City or Costa Rica. Or you only have one available week. You can only set up a search for these dates.

How to Save The Search on The Trusted House Sitters Platform

Save your search, and you will receive instant notifications when new opportunities arise. If you have the app, you will receive push notifications. If you only use the website, you will receive email notifications.

Make sure your email settings will allow these notifications to come through.

It is pretty easy to save the search on the website. Once you apply the search filters, an option that says “Save this search” will appear at the top right-hand side of the page above the map; see the image below.

If you’re using the mobile app, you will click “Save.” This can be found to the right of the search bar.

Now it’s Time to Apply!

Now, wait for the app notifications or email alerts. Whenever you see one, go to Trusted House Sitters and take action. These custom notifications will come right to your phone, and you’ll be able to apply them quickly!

Double-check that the opportunity meets your search criteria. If it sounds good, submit your application.

Homeowners should be able to look at your sitter profile and know that you’re a good candidate.

You can always edit a search. If you would rather have a different type of pet, just edit the search. If you want to visit other popular destinations, no worries. Edit the search and choose to delete instead.

More Tips For Using Trusted House Sitters

Download the mobile app for the best experience. This allows you to receive phone notifications and respond to alerts more quickly.

Also, ensure that your email settings allow Trusted House Sitters to email you. They will send you tips and advice to help you grow your pet sitter business.

If you’re not receiving alerts or emails, check your settings. If everything looks good, search your inbox. You may need to look in your spam folder. Mark it “Not Spam” and their emails should come to your inbox. You may even need to add their email address to your address book.

If you ever have any questions, post them in the TrustedHouseSitters Community Forum. This friendly forum is full of active house owners who want to share advice.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me here. If you are looking for more resources to get started as a housesitter, see this page.

Author: Britt

I am Britt. I have been house-sitting and pet-sitting for the past seven years. I have cared for 25 dogs, 35 cats, one turtle, and one rabbit over 80+ houses in 15 countries.

The opportunity to experience different homes, cultures, and communities has been extraordinary.

I’ve connected with homeowners seeking reliable sitters through house-sitting platforms like Aussie House Sitters and Trusted House Sitters. This unique way of living has allowed me to save money on accommodation, explore new cultures, and meet new people.

Being a member of these platforms has broadened my horizons and opened doors to short- and long-term house-sitting jobs. I’ve found joy in providing excellent pet care and ensuring the home is well-maintained.

I get many questions about how to start as a housesitter, so please reach out if you have any questions! I want everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!

You can read more about Jay and me here!

Or connect with me on Facebook or in our house-sitting community on Facebook.

House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence
Me (Britt) House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence, France

3 thoughts on “How to Set Up Alerts on Trusted House Sitters (3 Simple Steps + Video)”

  1. I couldn’t be more excited than to hv this opportunity.
    I am a people person & animal lover.
    Looking forward to hearing from you and to hear my first position being coordinated.

    Kindest regards,
    Carla Madden

  2. thanks britt! this was so helpful for me, I really want to house sit in Lake Tahoe, and know that I have followed your video on setting up alerts, I have managed to get alerted to 3 sits to apply for, fingers crossed I get one!! What has been your fav house sit?

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