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Thanks so much for assisting us with this trade. We had a wonderful time at in Mexico in  the little beachfront paradise. We want to go back next year! 

Jane & Glenn #0524

The support from the IVHE team was superb. 
Our experience was - simple and hassle-free : almost as if we had been lent the property by an old friend.

Gary and Wendy V #0566

My brother got married during our IVHE home exchange stay so it felt very magical. We still talk about how much we loved this stay and it is a favorite.

Shirley M #0502

It was my first trade request with IVHE club and I was very impressed how simple and stress-free was the booking. It felt like we were visiting friends.

Olga #0480

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Home Exchange Quick Tips

Tips for a Successful Vacation Home Exchanges & Trades

Be Flexible

The easiest way make a house swap happen, especially last minute, is by being flexible with locations and dates.  Having an open mind gives you a wealth of choices and you could end up somewhere exciting that you had never thought about.  Step into someone else’s lifestyle and let the world surprise you. 

 Start Small

Start with the idea of a small party or immediate family and then, if you secure a bigger property, invite others to join you.  Big groups can get complicated because it limits possibilities and it can be difficult to find dates and locations that work for everyone.

 Move Quickly

To take advantage of last minute swaps for summer, timing is important.  If you find something available move fast to get your travel plans in place as you can't expect a host to have you pencilled in for long.  

Be Accurate

Take the time to create an accurate and telling description of your house and community.   Sell your location by sharing information on interesting things to do and see in your area that only the locals are aware of. Use our Google map to insert places of interest around your property.

 Leave Instructions

Provide a notebook with operating instructions for the various appliances, electronics, and hardware around your home.  

Inform your Insurance Agent

Talk to your insurance agent about your exchange plans.  Most insurance companies are happy to know that a house won’t be left empty and guests will generally be covered under your policy, but it is always good to check.  

Find a reputable home exchange service

Home exchange services not only provide a forum to connect with fellow home exchangers, they can also provide a level of security.  International Vacation Home Exchange- IVHE, who specializes in Worldwide Luxury home exchanges, provides a detailed contract to protect both parties.   References are also required to become part of this private home exchange club and feedback is posted by members about their recent trades.  

 About International Vacation Home Exchange- IVHE

IVHE specializes in Luxury Vacation Exchanges. A versatile credit system based on non-simultaneous trade-exchanges gives members access to an uncommonly broad selection of choice properties and has the advantage of not needing to find another person who want to visit their property.  With the addition of Dubai, Bequia, Phuket, and Cabo San Lucus, International Vacation Home Exchange now provides its members year-round access to luxury vacation homes on 6 Continents and in 56 Countries.  IVHE members have access to luxury-staffed villas, yachts, ski lodges, boutique hotels and even safari game lodges. Add to that highly individual and personal service given to all members, and IVHE is the 1st choice for luxury home exchange.

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