100% Response Rates

As an experienced HomeExchanger, you know how exciting it is when you get a response to an Exchange Enquiry. Even if that response is a simple “Sorry, not at this time,” it is nice to know that someone has taken a moment to give your request serious consideration. But what does that magic Response Rate number really mean? Why should you aim for a high Response Rate? It increases your search presence It lets other Members know that you are more likely to answer their enquiries in a…

It’s that time of year when we can, at last, emerge from hibernation! Winter is behind us and the great outdoors becomes so much more appealing.  It’s getting warmer, greener and we have longer brighter days at long last. The UK is far more appealing at this time of year and has so much to offer. If you haven’t planned something already, this is often a time when we start getting itchy feet for another exchange and what better than to explore your own country. To help with…

The McCaleb family live in Tucson AZ, have been exchanging for 10 years and are proud members at HomeExchange.com. When people ask them why they travel so much, they simply tell them they “Home Exchange ”.   Here is a typical conversation I would have with someone after telling them we “Home Exchange”… Really?! You let strangers stay in your home?! Well, yes, we do. But by the time of the home exchange, we hardly feel like strangers anymore. We’ve been exchanging information via email and phone, finding out from one another what would enhance…

It’s your first time on HomeExchange.com, so you naturally navigate to our interactive map where you can search from over 65,000 world-spanning listings. What do you search for? If you’re like some users, you skip “Paris” or “New York City” and you put in your own home town. What you find may surprise you.

2015 was a Banner Year for the HomeExchange community. Letter from the President, Jim PIckell. Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2015 Year In Review.

To help you interact with the HomeExchange community and highlight your loyalty and efforts as a Member we are excited to announce and introduce HomeExchange Badges! Badges are new friendly indicators to help you get to know one another and showcase your involvement with the HomeExchange community.

New Maps and Easy Access Filters. Many of you liked the new map on the home page, so we decided to spruce up the Search page as well. Now, a full-width map allows you to easily zoom in on a region. Search filters have a new layout so the most common filters are at your fingertips. Below the filters, search results have larger photos, and you no longer need to click to go from page to page. We’re hard at work putting the final, finishing touches in place. Be on the lookout for the new Search page!

Are You Interested in Last Minute Home Exchanges?

We found a recipe for the perfect home exchange! Do you have any ingredients you’d like to add? Share them with us in the comments below! Ingredients 2 lbs of Trust 1 and 1/2 cups of Communication 1/4 cup of Courtesy 2 tbsp of an Open Mind 1 tbsp of Location 1 tsp of Flexibility A pinch of Organization A dash of Adventurous Spirit   Servings: Unlimited Preparation time: The earlier, the better. Directions 1. Create your listing. Add Photos, descriptions, and sharing preferences. Cook until it is well-done. 2….