If you’ve been watching the new Channel 5 series, ‘Council House Swap’, you may have noticed some of the residents using HomeSwapper to swap their homes – not surprising when we’re the biggest mutual exchange service in the UK!
The series gives an honest view of the journey to finding a swap – it shows the hard work and persistence from the swappers involved, as well as the compromises that may be needed along the way.
That’s not to say that you can’t find the swap you’re looking for. Every year on HomeSwapper, more than 20,000 swaps are found – that’s one swap every 30 minutes! When someone finds a swap and closes their account on HomeSwapper, we always ask them about their experience. The work that goes into a swap is something that we’ve heard about from many of those that have been successful.
Swapping involves being active on the platform, making sure you’re chatting with other swappers and setting up viewings. Here’s what a couple of swappers told us:
“I found HomeSwapper online. Every day I was looking and asked many people to swap. Then finally I found my perfect home. it took just over a month to swap. Don’t give up like I nearly did. You can find your home like I did.”
“Although I’ve been on HomeSwapper for many years, it has finally paid off and I have a lovely home. Stick with it and one day that home you’re hoping for may arrive on here as mine did. Easy to organise and great communication through HomeSwapper. Thank you for helping me find my forever home.”
For any help on using the messaging service in HomeSwapper, you can read our step-by-step guide here.
If you’re struggling to find a direct swap, then why not give MultiSwapping a go? It’s a great way to make a swap happen when things aren’t quite fitting between your home and someone else’s. One recent successful swapper found their swap using the MultiSwap tool on HomeSwapper:
“It has taken a year and a constant effort searching and messaging but eventually found a strong MultiSwap that gave everyone what they wanted.”
For tips on making the most of the MultiSwap tool, have a read of our guide here.
We hope that the experiences of these swappers have given you a little inspiration for your own swapping journey. It might take some time and hard work to find the perfect home but stay positive – it’s out there!
The HomeSwapper Customer Support team are always on hand to give advice and tips on how to get the most from HomeSwapper. They deal with Swappers every day and have a unique insight and view on the thousands of successful swaps that take place on HomeSwapper.