Summer is here at last! Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. We want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the upcoming festive season & 2018.

Many of you will have already organised your Christmas/January holidays. Remember, you can swap at anytime of year, not just over Christmas/January.

Why not get away for a long weekend in Feb or March?  There are lots of great new properties on the Holiday Swap website, with more being added each week. It’s easy to arrange a swap – simply use the “Request Swap” button to message property owners.

Need help to find a swap?
We can help you find a swap. Just email us the dates, region(s) you want to visit and group size. We will email all members in the areas that interest you & ask that they contact you via the “Request Swap” button on your property listing.  Email: mel@holidayswap.co.nz

Holiday Swap plans for 2018
We want to continue to improve the Holiday Swap website and hope to introduce the following in 2018:

  • Map of properties by region.
  • Calendar of availability.
  • Polite decline button on swap messages

If you have any suggestions please do send them to me: mel@holidayswap.co.nz

Membership Renewal
Some members 1 year free membership has now expired. To ensure your membership stays current and you can enjoy swaps all year long – simply login and go to “Billing Information”.
$49.95 gets you unlimited swaps for a whole year!
Any questions about your membership please ask: mel@holidayswap.co.nz

Please reply to swap messages
Please be polite and reply to any swap request messages you get. It’s Ok to say “Thank you but we can’t swap at that time.” It means people aren’t waiting and wondering & they can start to make other plans/swap requests.

Photos
We have lots of great looking properties on the Holiday Swap site now. Remember, it’s all about the photos!
We suggest at least 6 good quality photos including the following:

  • The outside of your home
  • Any outside space you have – deck/garden/yard etc.
  • Your living room/lounge
  • Your kitchen
  • At least one bathroom
  • At least one bedroom

If you do the above it will increase your chances of getting swap requests.

ID verification
We encourage all members to become ID verified. The Holiday Swap community is all about trust between members. All our members have the option to become ID verified. Members who are ID verified tend to get more swap requests. To become ID verified simply email me a copy of your passport or driver’s license and a recent rates bill for your property. We do not store any of this information and it is deleted once we have seen it.

That’s it for the year from me. We would love to hear about your swaps over the summer months – just a few words to let me know how you got on would be great.
Check out the latest properties here: https://holidayswap.co.nz/listings/

Bye for now – Happy Christmas & all the best for 2018!
Mel