So we now have over 65,000 properties in more than 160 countries on the Love Home Swap site, this means so many more amazing home swaps to choose from for our travel-savvy members. However with this much choice, a lot more time will be spent on...
So we now have over 65,000 properties in more than 160 countries on the Love Home Swap site, this means so many more amazing home swaps to choose from for our travel-savvy members. However with this much choice, a lot more time will be spent on browsing our extensive property listing so now's an important time to give your property listing a good makeover and get swap arranging. Here's our top tips on to how to make the most of your page on the Love Home Swap site.
1. Always include a profile picture
You'd be surprised how different your property page looks without a profile picture of the home owner. Love Home Swap is essentially a dating site for homes, not only are you swapping houses but also swapping lifestyles therefore the home owner along with the house must be a perfect fit.
2. It's a good idea to include a bit about you and your family
Use these lines to write a bit about yourself, your job and your family. Home swapping is all about exchanging lifestyles as well as swapping homes, therefore potential swappers should instantly be able to connect with those they feel are the right people to swap with.
3. Keep an open mind about your dream swap destinations and times
Although adding this information makes is easy to find perfect swap matches, but it's always important to indicate if you're open to swap destinations. This way you won't be limited your swap requests from only those from your preferred destinations and will be surprised at the different suggestions which will come your way!
4. Pictures, pictures and more pictures
Pictures of your home are the most important part of your page and will determine the number of views you will get. A good cover photo will encourage potential swappers to view the rest of your page and photos which will lead to a swap request. Make sure photos are taken of your home that shows it as its best, whether it be during a nice bright summers' day, bathed in natural light, or a relaxing and soothing atmosphere in the evening.
5. About my home
Just pictures are not enough, when members like the look of your pictures they will want to read a small description of your home. This is the best chance to tell them what it is you love about your home and which features you think guests should enjoy to make the most of their stay. It's also a good idea to include a bit about the surrounding neighborhood and local hot spots and must visits. Don't forget, you are selling your town as well as your home!
Remember, this is your home and your chance to welcome other swappers to stay and experience your lifestyle, an opportunity for them to holiday like a tourist, while living like a local. Make it a good one!
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