Traveling can be expensive nowadays, especially if you and your family are planning to take a trip to a costly destination. Do not worry, because more and more people are choosing to home exchange, where you swap places to another family in another country. Not only this practice erases steep hotel expenses, but it also gets your family accustomed to a completely new culture in a local perspective for several weeks.
The first thing that you should so is to post an advertisement in a home exchange listing. Here are some tips that you should consider in posting your ad:
Plan way ahead – Begin advertising your house for home exchange as much as 3 to 9 months ahead of your scheduled travel time. Searching for homes to swap with usually takes some time to complete since many aspects are considered.
List your own home – Tell them that you are interested in receiving home exchange offers. What you say in your listing interests others and attracts responses.
Post photos – We recommend that you include in your listing some photos of your home, both exterior and interior.
Add your home advantages – Include details about your home that would interest potential travelers such as its proximity to tourist spots, shopping areas, safe and quiet neighborhood, and cool climate.
Describe your home – Provide a description of the exterior and interior of your house. You may include the architecture, number of rooms, amenities such as a swimming pool.
Offer your car – You may also offer your car for prospective travelers to use during their stay. Give the make, year, and condition of your car. Cars with automatic transmission can be an advantage, especially when the family you would swap with drives on a different side of the road.
List preferred dates – Post the dates that you plan on traveling and the length of home exchange. The more flexible you are, the better chances of having a successful house swap.
Be honest – Never mince words on your listing.