House-sitting references should be split into short sound bites and longer letters of reference. Short references or excerpts should be included on the house sitter's website or online profile, while larger references should be maintained in a portfolio for potential employers who ask for more information.
References are given at the end of a house-sitting job. Those looking to house sit abroad should collect references from various countries so potential customers can see that the house sitter is able to take care of different types of homes. First-time house sitters should also collect references from former landlords or roommates who can attest to their ability to keep up a home.