It's always advisable to find exchange partners that you get on with. Communication is key to arranging an exchange and so while planning your swap do make sure to ask your exchange partners any questions you have. It's really nice to get to know the people you are exchanging with and so you might want to send photos of your family as well as additional information about your house and area. Make sure to talk on the phone (or Skype) as well as communicate regularly through the website during the planning and lead up to your holiday.
Home Base Holidays members often make good new friends from around the world through their exchanges and it's common to see members choosing to repeat their swaps with the same exchange partners a number of times.