On the ‘Find a match’ page, there are 4 different ways that you can search for homes. You can see these options as different ‘tabs’ at the top of the filters section:
‘Matches‘ – this shows homes you want that want a home like yours. This is based on rent, type of home, location and the number of bedrooms of each home. Because these are 2-way matches, you will not see quite as many homes as you would in the ‘All homes’ search (see below).
‘MultiSwaps‘ – this option shows homes which you might be able move into via a chain of swaps. If you see a home you like in this search, the system can help you build a chain of swaps to make this work. To learn more about MultiSwaps, you can read our ‘How to’ guide here. [hyperlink to ‘How to: MultiSwaps’ article]
‘All homes‘ – This is a more general search that matches only what you are looking for. Therefore this will show you a lot more homes than on other tabs, like ‘Matches’. However, please be aware that these swappers will not necessarily be looking for your type of property or your area.
‘Looking for a home like yours‘ – These are all the people who are searching for your type of home. You can look at their homes to see if any are suitable for you. Please be aware that these properties will not match your location preferences, and could be anywhere in the country.
Whenever you change your search option to a different tab, please remember to re click the purple ‘Search‘ button to refresh the results!