Finding an exchange partner, Home exchange guide

Destination Wishlist & Reversed Search

The reversed search is a member asking our system to Please show me other members who are specifically interested in visiting my area. Our system is specifically designed to help you and your next exchange partner find each other.

 

Destination wishlist

Use your Destination Wishlist to communicate with our search engine. List all the places you would most like to go. We will make sure that, when it is appropriate, your home is presented to members who live there!

Screenshot of the destinations wishlist

You don’t have to fill out your Destinations Wishlist but if you don’t, you will probably have to make all the first contacts. Raise your chances that members in living in places you want to visit can find and contact you too.

When members living in your wishlist countries use our reverse search, (and their other criteria don’t rule your listing out), our search engine will show them your listing.

If you wonder what it means when I say “when other criteria don’t rule your listing out”. I mean that the searching family might be searching for other dates or a specific feature.


Open for All Offers

Be sure to check this box if you are willing to consider offers from members who do not live in one of the countries listed on your Wishlist. We really encourage you to do this and be open to the spontaneous opportunities that will come your way.


Adding a Destination

Click the Add a Destination button and begin typing the name of the country, region or city that you would like to add to your Wishlist. Choose from the list of options provided by Google and your choice will be added to your wishlist automatically.


Removing a Destination

Wondering if your Destinations Wishlist affects other member’s reversed searches? It does.

 

The rules our search engine follows are:

  1. If your Destinations Wishlist is empty, your listing will never be displayed in another member’s reversed search.
  2. If you have a checkmark in the Open for all destinations box, your listing will always be included when another member makes a reversed search.
  3. Your Destinations Wishlist is taken into account whenever your one of your desired locations matches the location of the searching member’s home.

Let’s consider as an example, that you live in London, and have New York in your Destination wishlist.

City

  • If a member in New York searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – City he will find you.
  • If a member in Boston searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – City he will not find you.
  • If a member in Toronto, Canada searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – City he will not find you.

Country

  • If a member in New York searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – Country he will find you.
  • If a member in Boston searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – Country he will find you.
  • If a member in Toronto, Canada searches for London and chooses Only show listings interested in my area – Country he will not find you.

Continent

Finally, all these members (New York, Boston, and Toronto) will find you on searches for London in which they choose Only show listings interested in my area – Continent. 

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