Writing a great advert could be the difference between a quick and easy swap and months spent looking for one. To get other people interested in your property, you’ll need to tell them all the reasons you love being there. There are a lot of things you can do to make your advert as appealing as possible and it’s important to have a think about it from different angles – why would someone else love living there?
Here we give you some real-life examples of great adverts and how to create them. Have a read and see if there’s anything you can do to spruce up your own advert…
The home you have
In the The home you have section on the page listing the features your home has, you can write a detailed description about your home.
The more detail you go into, the more potential swappers can learn from your wall.
On HomeSwapper there are some really great advert descriptions; we’ve picked out some of the best as examples. In these adverts, the details included could really help a potential swapper get to know your property. You can click/touch each image to zoom in more closely to what’s written.
The examples above are of the home descriptions only, so please remember that photos are absolutely essential for a finished advert! If you’d like some more information about how to take great pictures for your advert, just click here.
The home you want
It’s also important to be clear about the home you want on HomeSwapper. You can enter this as extra information in the The home I want section. We’ve shown some good examples below:
When signing up, you set your preferences to show how you felt at the time. Here’s a reminder of what choosing certain options will mean to other swappers. If you’ve found your preferences changing, you can easily go back and amend these in the About me section
1.Make sure people know that you are either “serious about swapping” or “Just looking”. If you’re not serious then letting people know will save yourself and others time.
2.If you tick this box the MultiSwap badge will then appear on your wall so those arranging MultiSwaps can get in touch.
If you’d like to know more about MultiSwaps, take a look at our article here.
Writing a good advert on HomeSwapper for the type of home you want means making sure that those who approach you can see whether their property would work as a direct swap or even as part of a MultiSwap chain. It’s much better to be honest up front, so you avoid disappointment later down the line. When describing your home, it should be a careful balance between going into a lot of detail around the practical things that make up the property and sharing what you love about where you live.
Use our guide above to strike the right balance and get writing a great advert!
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