Simply Home Exchange The World Is Your Oyster

14 09 2012


Our Home Exchange Trip To Fethiye Turkey

14 09 2012

Our Home Exchange Trip To Florida

21 08 2011

We now have 1,156 listings world wide of which 925 are home exchange listings and 231 rental listings by the end of the year we anticipate we will have approximately 1,275 with the current listing rate. This has been achieved without google ads, but once we have paying members we will promote the website using google ads as well, which should add around 1,000 listings per year using current advertising methods and google ads.
All listings are currently Free and will remain so until the end of December 2012 by which time we hope to have between 1500-1600 listings in total, home exchange is a great way to travel and saves you a lot of money on your accommodation costs and in some cases car hire costs. So this is a great opportunity to try this type of vacation with no upfront membership fees to pay.

Home Exchange is a Great Way to Save Money

1 10 2010

Our Florida Home Exchange Property

In the current economic climate home exchange is a great way of saving money, as a family we have visited Orlando Florida on many occasions, we have always had self catering holidays but the accommodation costs can be very expensive the average price for a small villa with a pool is about £600 per week.
We did arrange an exchange to Florida which saved us nearly £1,200 in accommodation costs we did not exchange cars but many people do, the hire car costs are around £350 per week depending on vehicle size but potentially we could have saved £1,900 off the price of the holiday the total cost with
accommodation costs and car hire would be around £4,000 including spending money.
So the overall cost could have been reduced to £2,100 for a family of 4 that’s just £525 per person for a 2 week holiday including Disney World and Universal Studio passes for 7 days that is a bargain.
So do give this type of holiday a try you will save a lot of money and have a great time in the process.

How to create a good home exchange listing

28 08 2010

Do spend time on your home exchange listing, add details of the property and it’s location do include details of any local places of interest and local services.

Do add content about your self and family and do add as many photos of your property as you can, if you can set a main image for your listing do so, this will greatly increase your chances of arranging an exchange.

Do review your listing and check for any spelling mistakes and poor grammar when you are happy then post your listing, just so you are aware you are 50% more likely to get an exchange request if your listing has a main image set and you have uploaded photos to your listing.

How to Improve your Chances of getting a Home Exchange Offer.

28 05 2010

When you do list your property on a Home Exchange website, do spend a little time on your listing. Do upload photos of your property and set a main image for your listing, this will greatly increase your chances of arranging an exchange, people do like to see photos of the exchange property, some people do not even contact listings which  do not have photos of the exchange property. Most home exchange websites give priority to listings which do have photos uploaded hence more traffic to your listing, do add a little about the location of the property and the local area, also add a little bit of information about your self.

Do make it clear the destinations you would be interested in and be flexible on your dates for an exchange, do contact members well before you would like to go on holiday probably a year in advance would be best, do be proactive and contact members look at any events that may be happening in your country that may be of interest to some one abroad for example the Olympics, the World Cup, Test Match etc if your property is not in a major city,by the coast, or in the country side, these could be good opportunities to arrange an exchange.

Free Home Exchange websites are the Best Way to Start

17 05 2010

We have kept our website Free until we feel we are giving are members good value for money, the service is just as good as with a paid Home Exchange website and in some cases better. The advantage of joining free websites is you can try the service and this type of vacation before you pay any fees, which is a big advantage, paid websites would have you believe that you get what you pay for this is not the case.Many free home exchange websites are very good. So I would list on Free home exchange websites first and try this type of vacation before you decide to part with any money, which is great idea in this current economic climate try before you buy.

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