Been on HomeSwapper a while?
While the average time to find a swap is 76 days, we know there are some homes that, for a lot of different reasons, are just harder to swap. In this section, we’ve put together some tips from expert swappers that might help you find the home you’re looking for.
Review your advert
Make sure that your advert is clear, detailed and up-to-date and that it includes great photos plus your comments about the property and the area. There’s lots of great advice on making your advert the best it can be.
For some tips and advice, click here
If you don’t need to move into an exact area or type of property, think about opening up your search. Review your match filters and locations and try and keep an open mind about what your dream home could look like.
Take a read of this article and you’ll see what we mean!
Think about MultiSwaps
If you’re not already open to MultiSwaps, then this could really help. Make sure you’ve ticked the option to allow MultiSwap invites and have a go at setting up your own. If you need more information, we have a series of short videos that will help.
To watch the videos, click here
Don’t give up!!!
If you keep active by logging in regularly to check and reply to your messages, keep an eye on our Facebook page and SwapperCentral blog and make sure you’re providing all the information you can about your home, you’ll hopefully find your swap before too long.
HomeSwapper Success Stories
We’ve put together a few real life stories from swappers who had to wait a while but then found their perfect home. Take a read and be inspired!
“I found the HomeSwapper experience easy to use and very helpful. It’s a long, hard process but I got there in the end! I’m finally moving from a studio flat in London to a one bedroom flat by the coast with sea views! Dreams do come true! It only took me a year and a half to find my dream home, which I know is very lucky – especially coming from a studio flat. My advice to anyone looking to swap or move home is just don’t give up! You will find your dream home eventually. Good luck everyone!”
“HomeSwapper is a very useful platform and service. I had to wait and keep trying and asking other swappers for exchange for approximately 3+ years. Eventually it all paid off and was worth being a member. I found the right match for my perfect home. Good luck to the rest of the members as I know there are genuine people desperate to swap homes.”
Poplar HARCA tenant
“Finally, after goodness knows how long on HomeSwapper and other exchange sites, I finally found a house that I can’t wait to turn into my new home. The house is close to my son’s school and also large enough that my autistic son now gets to have his own bedroom, which was the main reason why we had to find a larger house.”
NG Homes tenant
“It took quite a while to find the right swap but I enjoyed searching and seeing what was available. I ended up finding a lovely maisonette when we were actually looking for a smaller house, so it shows you need to be open minded and patient. Don’t give up!”
Aster Group tenant
“After looking for a suitable swap for a long time, I started looking for MultiSwaps with HomeSwapper and the whole experience became a lot easier and more enjoyable. I’ve met many great people along the way and have now found a lovely little home. Thanks HomeSwapper!”
“HomeSwapper takes a lot of patience but is worth it. Roughly it took a year and it ended up being a 5 way swap. We all got there in the end.”
Epping Forest DC tenant