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1. Why I should join HomeForSwaps.com ?
2. Am I insured ?
3. It is safe to exchange my home ?
4. Is it safe to exchange my home with a stranger ?
5. Can I offer my home to swappers while I’m elsewhere ?
6. How do we exchange keys ?
7. Do the exchanged homes have to be equivalent ?
8. What is the exchange agreement ?
9. My home isn’t getting much answers, why ?
10. What should I include in my email to a property owner ?
11. Is it possible to exchange my home if I rent it ?
12. We are non-smokers, we have pets, we’d rather not have children staying in our home etc… Can we exchange our home ?
13. How can I change the description of my home ?
14. Should I add some pictures of my house? and How can I insert/change my pictures ?
15. How much time does it take to find an exchange ?
16. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN ?

1. Why I should join HomeForSwaps.com ?
You can have as many exchanges as you want and save up to 70% on your holiday budget.
An affiliation costs less than a night at a hotel allowing you to take a holiday more than once a year !
Live like a local while you are on vacation. You are not 'locked up' in a holiday resort or hotel, but you live amongst the locals. You can live like the locals and get to know your neighbors and surroundings as a member of the community rather than a tourist since you can also swap cars. Home swapping is also a human adventure. You will establish a special relationship with your hosts. Some of them will even become your friends.
2. Am I insured ?
Yes, you are.
Your exchange partners are guests like any other guest you invite into your home. If you have a home insurance and a third-party insurance you can exchange your home with complete peace of mind.
You can also exchange your car. If you doso, we advise you to inform your insurance agent about it beforehand, so that you can be given the terms proposed by your insurance company and, with your exchanger you can set up modes of payment and excess (deductible) in case of accident. Most insurers would much prefer you to have people looking after your home than for it to be empty.
3. It is safe to exchange my home ?
The holiday formula proposed by Homeforswaps has existed for a long time and has shown that what people fear the most is robbery and vandalism. You can leave free from anxiety - your home is into safe hands. These exchanges are based upon mutual and reciprocal trust, each family will take a special care of the exchanged home. There is nothing preventing you from removing things of particular value or from locking them away. Even insurance companies believe that your home is better protected if it is occupied.
4. Is it safe to exchange my home with a stranger ?
Yes, the key to building up trust is to get to know your exchange partner by email and telephone. Many people exchange photographs and videos of their family and home before they make final arrangements. Remember, you will be living in your exchange partner's home as well, and their concerns are similar to yours. A home exchange is built on trust, and the mutual respect of each other's property makes home exchange successful.
5. Can I offer my home to swappers while I’m elsewhere ?
yes, you can. we’re seeing more and more “non-simultanous exchanges – especially as more people have second homes. you might offer your home while you’re away visiting family, in return for a similar arrangement when your swappers are away from their home.
6. How do we exchange keys ?
A member of your family, a friend or a neighbour can welcome your hosts. If it is not the case, you can choose a secret place to hide your keys. But If exchanging the keys is not possible this way for whatever reason, they can be sent to the other party before travelling.
7. Do the exchanged homes have to be equivalent ?
Not necessarily.
The most important thing for exchangers is to live in a place which allows them to visit the chosen region. On the other hand if you live in a studio apartment it will be difficult to exchange it for a villa with a pool.But usually, the home exchange deal seem to work best between families of a similar age bracket and of similar professional means.
8. What is the exchange agreement ?
The exchange agreement is a document which will help you to avoid misunderstandings and to set up right from the beginning the terms of the exchange :
- car exchange, phone, a comprehensive and faithful description of the home
- We have the possibility to exclude any member who does not rescpect the rules.
9. My home isn’t getting much answers, why ?
Don’t just wait for offers. Have a look around and search our homes and send many emails. Also, make sure your details are current and complete. And put up as many pictures as you can: photos promoting the highlights of your home make a massive difference.
10. What should I include in my email to a property owner ?
A good email to another member will include a description of your property, neighbourhood and something about yourself and family and when you would like to make the exchange. You can ask us examples to help you.
11. Is it possible to exchange my home if I rent it ?
Yes, it is .
You can become a member and exchange your home. Exchanging does not mean subletting. You have the right to lend your home to friends for a short period.
12. We are non-smokers, we have pets, we’d rather not have children staying in our home etc… Can we exchange our home ?
Of course you can – it’s your home.
Your membership lets you customise your profile exactly as you want it, and part of that may be limiting the sort of swappers you’re after. For example, you might prefer non-smokers, no pets, no small children. If you’re an experienced swapper, you might prefer to swap with others like you. Whatever you prefer, that’s the way you should have it.
13. How can I change the description of my home ?
Changing your description is very easy :
Login in the "members" area.
Click on "change the description of my home" (for members only).
Once the changes are made click on "modify". Your description is immediately modified and available to other members and numerous visitors of Homeforswaps.
14. Should I add some pictures of my house? and How can I insert/change my pictures ?
Yes, many members have listings without photographies... But these listings will not be looked... Because pictures are really very important.
All members who add pictures are more prominent on the website.We know that listings with pictures have 80% chance to finally close a successful exchange . You can show the outside of your house, your bedrooms, your kitchen and the living room, garden...
You can change the pictures whenever you want and as many times as you like.
Just login to the website, go to your own listing and click on the link to modify your listing. The maximum number of pictures you can add is unlimited. If all that seems a bit complicated, don’t worry. Just e-mail your photos to :
contact@homeforswaps.com
and we will take care of the implementation within the next 12 hours.
15. How much time does it take to find an exchange ?
It can vary from a few weeks to several months.
By experience, we can tell you that you need to be active and not to wait for appeal. According to what you offer, or according to the destination you are looking for, you can send and receive more than 100 suggestions of exchange. For the first contacts, you can send several copies of a standard letter and according to the answers, you can give more details and personalize your correspondence.
16. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN ?
$55 for a one year unlimited Membership makes it the best travel value.
you can make as many exchanges as you want and there is no other charges, An affiliation costs less than a night at a hotel allowing you to take a holiday more than once a year !

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