Well, of course, some people might not like dogs or have an allergy to them or not want the responsibility of caring for a pet while on exchange. So maybe Ben's photo will warn those people off right away (a good thing) but just maybe more (and some children perhaps?) will be attracted to an exchange listing that stands out from those that include only photos of the home. Since all Home Base Holidays listings can now include up to five photos, there's an opportunity to have both photos of a home, that give a good idea of what it is like, plus to use some space to include one or two photos that are a little bit more personal or different.
Ben's owners (two adults and two teenagers) are looking for an exchange to England to visit family. Their exchange offer gives detailed information on their home, pets and area, including photos of their home, swimming pool and interior views as well as Ben's picture. Check out their listing, HE15726, for full details.
Now that Home Base Holidays members generally upload their photos directly to their listings, we don't always notice all photos right away. It's always fun to come across some really good ones. I was thinking this yesterday when a new member in Nice, France, joined and immediately added three beautiful photos that give a real feel for the atmosphere of the apartment and location. Check out this listing, HE15914 (two adults looking for a swap to London, June - Sept 2005). Not everyone will have such an artistic eye to see the potential to take such imaginative shots but maybe these good examples will give some inspiration to other members. Home Base Holidays members - log on to view listings by User ID.