As part of our industry-leading Trust & Safety features, house & pet sitters registered with TrustedHousesitters have the option to complete three levels of ID checks and verification.
A sitter’s verification level can be easily identified by the Trust Badge which appears above the heading on their house sitter profile and below their profile picture in relevant search results.
You can hover your cursor over a Trust Badge to activate a tooltip which gives full details of the achieved level. The issue date of the criminal background check which is required to achieve the Enhanced Trust Badge can be viewed on the left hand side of the sitter’s profile in the verifications module.
Our industry-leading trust and safety features are designed to help sitters demonstrate that they are a trusted house and pet sitter, we also encourage owners to take the time to talk to a sitter to determine their suitability for their home and pets.
While registered sitters are not insured via us directly, home insurance companies generally agree that a having a home occupied by a sitter is much better and statistically safer than it being empty when you are away. Furthermore if you are away for varying lengths of time your home insurance could become invalid, if the home is left empty. We recommend you speak to insurer regarding your own individual home insurance coverage.
Reviews and References Provide Insight
To complement our trust and safety features we encourage sitters to request third party references and member reviews on their profiles.
References from colleagues, employers, or landlords provide insight into a sitter’s personality traits, whereas member reviews offer feedback from other house and pet owners who have invited the sitter to care for their home and pets.
In addition to our industry-leading verifications, references and reviews help our members build up their Trust Profile.
These insights along with the many other features offered with your TrustedHousesitters membership help to ensure you connect with your ideal sitter and find peace of mind when you travel.