5 Tips To Start Homeswapping

So now you've got your profile page up and running with pictures a plenty, it's time to start thinking about planning your home swap this year. Here are our first 5 tips from Love Home Swap to help you get in the right mind for homeswapping. 1. Be...

So now you've got your profile page up and running with pictures a plenty, it's time to start thinking about planning your home swap this year. Here are our first 5 tips from Love Home Swap to help you get in the right mind for homeswapping.

1. Be flexible

Remember, flexibility is essential for arranging a homeswap as it's not the same as booking a hotel when it's available. In order to agree a time that works for both parties, it's important to be open to negotiations and discussions.

2. Start early

If you do have specific dates that you need to travel, the key is to start as early as possible. This way, you can find members with similar days to you, but also allows enough time to start swap discussions with members who are flexible on dates and willing to arrange around your schedule.

3. Be prepared for upfront work

We have about 35,000 properties on the Love Home Swap site, with the most populous countries being Australia, the U.S, UK and desirable areas of Europe. This means you need to spend sometime browsing though our listings and not just to those who want to swap in your destination but also those who are open to suggestions and ideas.

4. Get your feet wet

If this is your first home exchange, it may be a good idea to start small and maybe do a weekend away somewhere close. This will allow you to get a feel of home swapping and the key things you must keep in mind when you're on a swap. This way you'll gain more confidence about a more adventurous home swapping holiday!

5. Give enough time for replies

Remember that some members may actually be on a home swap vacation or in the middle of their travel and so will not be able to access their emails or messages. While some members are indeed rapid responders , it's a good idea to give a week or two for replies!

So now with these useful tips, if you're planning a tropical holiday this summer, or maybe a weekend break away, it's time to get browsing!

Start checking out our wonderful home swapping holidays on www.lovehomeswap.com

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