How to make it personal

The process of arranging a home swap isn't straightforward, it involves time and commitment from both parties, organisation and communication is key, but we've got some extra tips to help you make the process run as smoothly as possible so that our...

The process of arranging a home swap isn't straightforward, it involves time and commitment from both parties, organisation and communication is key, but we've got some extra tips to help you make the process run as smoothly as possible so that our members are able to enjoy the full benefits of their home swap!

1.Leave your guests a welcome gift

For a little something to welcome them into your home - and help maintain happy relationships - it's a good idea to leave food like bread, milk, biscuits and snacks which they would appreciate after a long journey!

2.Respect your obligation

A swap arrangement is just like arranging to go on holiday with your friends and family, you want to be able to trust each other to be able to carry out this swap.

3.Clearly explain your requirements

It may not be possible to arrange your swap face to face, communication is key, and over emails and skype and phone conversations, it's always a good idea of detailing your requirements and expectations on both sides to make sure that no one is disappointed.

4.Write a personalized message

Just like everything, you don't want to look like you've sent the same message to a lot of people so it's a good idea to be a bit personal and outline briefly why you are interested in going to their home, this way you are more likely to receive replies, either positive or negative!

5.Mention pets

If you would like to leave your pet in the care of your swapper, always check they are happy to look after your pet and make sure to leave a guide to give them a little help on the way!

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