'home exchangers are a fraternity which involves trust'
Cathy, very experienced home exchanger from Auckland (and also the Home Base Holidays representative in New Zealand), offers sound advice:
"Thank you for your contact regarding exchange in December. Unfortunately the timing does not suit us.
For your information we, along with most exchangers (particularly for long haul exchanges), arrange an exchange 6 – 12 months in advance, in fact we have had a couple where we have confirmed 18 months in advance. The reason behind this is;
For long haul travel it gives us time to book flights well in advance to get the best price
- gives us time to get to know the people we are exchanging with via email
- we never book our flights until we have a confirmed exchange
- takes away the urgency of finding an exchange in a short period of time and/or you are wanting to exchange in 2 or 3 towns/countries
We are experienced exchangers having exchanged all over the world and they have been marvelous experiences and also we have made lifelong friends with our exchangers. As one of our exchangers succinctly puts it – ‘home exchangers are a fraternity which involves trust…’
See Cathy’s full home exchange offer in Mission Bay, Auckland, HE12437. Note: Cathy’s home will be available during, and conveniently located for, the Rugby World Cup in 2011. Don’t leave it too long to contact her with your exchange offer if you want to exchange homes at this time!