You can use the housem8 Intelligent Matching System to quickly and easily find a house sitter or a pet sitter. We believe that our revolutionary ‘SmartMatch’ engine reduces the time spent in searching for sitters by a very significant factor.
Like a modern luxury car, the ‘SmartMatch’ powerhouse of this website is complex ‘under the hood’, but very easy to operate.
In short, it works like this:
1) After registration, the Home Owner fills in their profile whilst carefully considering the implications of their answers. One of the main purposes of having such an in-depth profile questionnaire is to educate home owners as to what might lie ahead when using a pet sitter or a house sitter.
2) Each profile criteria or category has a ‘mirror’ question that is similarly asked of the house or pet sitter.
3) After the home owner has created a profile, they can immediately start to search for a suitable sitter by date, country or both. But that’s where most other house sitter finder sites finish their filtering system, and where housem8 starts!
4) When searching for a sitter, owners will notice that results are returned in a percentage score order.
The location and date of availability are not used for the scoring system, to avoid severe complexity, but every other profile criteria is matched to offer a suitability percentage of sitter to homeowner.
Home Owner creates profile, logs-in to the system, then searches for an sitter who is available in the appropriate location, at an appropriate date (or just in the coming year).
Let’s say that 250 available sitters might be returned. So, instead of the home owner having to scroll through each and every assignment, the theoretically perfect 100% score would appear first on the list. This would mean that for every profile question answered, the sitter’s ‘mirror’ question matched the owner's question perfectly.
Thus, when the owner incites the pet sitter to apply for the assignment, (by clicking one button!) the owner already knows that the sitter is looking to charge, say, up to $50 per day for their services, that the sitter will walk the owner’s two dogs off the lead, that they are prepared to undertake light gardening and that they have a clean background reference check ready to present!
So, if three sitters showing a 66% match appear on the system, then another three or four showing 62%, the owner only needs to scroll through the first few presented profiles, quickly looking at images and summaries initially, before clicking one button to invite the sitter to apply.
Effectively, all the hard work is done by the system, so in theory, house sitters and home owners only need communicate once or twice through the secure anonymous housem8 messaging system as a formality before an application can be accepted by an owner.
We genuinely feel that half an hour spent carefully considering your profile criteria on registration will save hour after hour of needless communication and expense when it comes to owners’ responses and sitters’ applications .
We hope that you find your experience with housem8 a fulfilling one. Thank you.
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