With so many home swap offers to choose from it can sometimes seem hard to make your offer stand out in order for you to receive attractive inquiries. Read our tips how to help make your property stand out and so really make the most of your home swap membership.
Include a profile picture
It is really nice to see the person behind the listed property - it helps give a more personal touch which in turn helps to build trust. All members wants to have someone stay at their own place they feel comfortable with. You can almost compare home swap platforms with dating sites. After all you not only swap homes but also lifestyles and that is why not only the home but also the owners must be a perfect fit.
Add a little personal description
Not only a profile picture is important, also a little personal description to show your potential home swap partners who you and your family are. You can include job titles and favourite hobbies. That way other members can instantly find out if you are a good fit.
Upload good photos of your home and area
This really is crucial to make your home exchange offer stand out. Choose a really good photo of your home as your listings main photo. Make sure that the photos you take are framed to show your home at its best. Also provide a natural light to let your pictures look more professional. Consider hiring a photographer or renting a professional camera to take great shots. Also don't forget to tidy up! There is nothing worse than seeing photos of cluttered messy rooms.
Write about your home & area
The good quality photos will attract visitors to your listing but make sure to give them good detail of your home and local area. Include a small description about your home and to write about the things you really love about your place and to introduce your potential home swap guests with features and special amenities. The text is also a great way to present your neighbourhood and surrounding spots to visit. Make sure to always be totally honest!
Leave some decisions open
Some people have specific travel dates and destinations. However if you have the option it really is good to be as flexible as possible when looking for your home swap vacation. Being open to dates and destinations opens you up to to receiving potentially interesting and exciting travel offers you may otherwise not have thought of.
It is great to make the most of your listing so that it stands out. However we always recommend that you still continue to be as proactive as possible, contacting other members rather than sitting back and waiting for people to contact you. Arranging a swap takes a bit of work... but it really is worth it!