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Promote your home exchange property!

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our members here at IVHE is "How can I increase the number of trade requests I receive?"

Here are a few suggestions we hope you find useful!

1) Keep your availability calendar up-to-date

Our availability calendar feature makes it easy for members to see at a glance whether a property is available on the dates they wish and is a useful way to promote last-minute availability

2) Be involved

There are lots of ways to build your profile and visibility on IVHE. Why not post a message on our Facebook page or submit a blog for the IVHE blog - these are both great ways to increase your properties exposure to IVHE members. An extra bonus is that we will give five free credits for first blog you have published and two for any subsequent ones!

3) Information

The more information you can provide about your property the better. As well as details about your property it is also very useful for potential visitors if you include some local knowledge such as regional festivals and events, good restauarants in the locality and proximity to major tourist attractions. Update the map on your property page.  Add information to make it easy for your guests to choose your property.  

4) Pictures

The saying "a picture says more than a thousand words" is very true when it comes to home exchange, we receive significantly more enquiries for properties with good quality images of both the interior and exterior of the property.

5) Activities 

Update your listing with local activities.  What are fun things to do at or near to your vacation home?  IVHE now has sort options on many different types of activities including golfing, horse riding, sailing, hiking, scuba diving, skiing and many more.  If you update your listing to include the appropriate activity, your property will also appear in these searches.  Plus, you'll find more people interested in trading with you.  

6) IVHE Prime Time

Why not take advantage of IVHE's unique Prime Time offer?  You can submit up to two weeks of Prime Time. Those weeks will show on IVHE's Prime Time availabilities making it easy for members see properties that are available on set dates. As soon as you allocate the weeks and they are approved you get credited with the credit value straight away, so you do not have to wait for a trade to happen on your property before you can start travelling yourself!

As well as being an easy way to boost your credit balance this is also a great way of promoting your property as it will be highlighted in our Prime Time newsletters and Facebook page.

Are you new to home exchange, get a FREE Home Exchange Guide here.  

We hope you find these suggestions useful and would welcome any other suggestions you may have. For more information on home exchange please feel free to contact us any time. 


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