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October 09, 2011

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Lois, Home Base Holidays

Hi Kris

I'm pleased you found the home security tips useful and definitely agree with you that it's important to only join a trustworthy home exchange service. However, 'free' often means that a site is new and trying to build up listings. This is not the best choice for home exchangers - far better to pay a modest fee so that you know only genuine members, seriously committed to arranging home swaps, are listed. Also look for detailed information on the site and evidence that the owners are actively providing up-to-date guidance for members (newsletters, blogs, etc).

When checking for trustworthy home exchange services, look for information about the owners, including phone numbers and mailing addresses. Beware of anonymous looking sites that only have an email contact form.

Kris Keefer

These are exellent tip. You do need to take the steps to complete a home exchange in a safe and effective manner. This can start with making certain to use a website to start the home exchange process that you can trust. It is certainly nice to find a website that will allow you to list your house for free as well.

Azeem Ahmed

Thanks for these valuable tips. It is always good to have someone staying at your home while you go on a travel than to keep the house empty until you are back. You have detailed the information very well on all the important security issues. I think it will help me a lot when i plan to go on a vacation later this month.

Thanks for sharing the tips.

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