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Twin Bridges Insurance Agency

1881 Western Avenue, Suite 210
Albany, NY 12203

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Be a Good House Sitter: Don’t Snoop Around

If you’re house sitting in Albany, NY, you’ve been entrusted with the job of caring for someone else’s living space while they’re away. That can be a hefty job, and one that you need to carefully consider, because it shows the level of faith the homeowners have in you. One of the things some house sitters do, and that you should avoid, is snooping around. It’s natural to be a little curious, and you probably assume no one will know, but that’s not really the point. There’s no reason to go through someone else’s personal things just because they’re away.

Looking for extra bathroom tissue or paper towels makes sense, or opening a kitchen cabinet to find a pan to cook something in, but going through medicine cabinets, dresser drawers, and other out of the way places that aren’t yours should be avoided. Some homeowners have camera installed to catch these kinds of behaviors, and they may also be able to tell if the things they left behind are out of place or have been moved when they come back. You probably won’t be asked to house sit again if you’re a snoop, so make sure to avoid it if you want more house sitting work in the future.

If you do look through cabinets or other areas and happen to damage something, make sure you’re honest and up-front about it. That will make you look better, and will give the homeowners an opportunity to file an insurance claim if the item was valuable. With good coverage from NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency, both homeowners and house sitters will be protected in the event of a problem. That can provide everyone involved in the house sitting transaction with good peace of mind, and help make them more comfortable with the arrangement, so they can enjoy their time away, or the time spent watching the person’s home.


How Local Insurance Agencies Serve Those in Their Communities

Local insurance agencies not only provide personal service to their communities, they are also among those who benefit and serve citizens. By providing the most personal type of insurance needs possible, agencies that are locally owned and based are providing a service to that community. For example, if a client had a car accident and needed desperately to file a claim and to speak with their agent about technicalities, a local provider would be able to help them right away. This immediate help not only grants the client peace of mind, but takes care of business in a much faster and efficient way.

Another way local insurance companies such as NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency serve those in their towns is by being available often. Most of the time, an agency that is locally based, will have a personal feel where clients may call or come by in person whenever they need to. This type of service alone is a huge benefit to those in the community. Being able to speak with your agent promptly helps the entire insurance process become more efficient. This efficiency stems from the agent being located in the clients town as well as the fact the client can come right in and ask questions, speeds up the waiting process as a whole. 

Many times local insurance agencies will also participate in local events. This type of involvement gives both the agency and their current and potential clients exposure and a positive reputation. By sponsoring local events clients may see the more human side of their agents and are more likely to trust them, recommend them and continue doing business with them. 

Contact an independent insurance agent at NY Twin Bridges Agency today.