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Love Home Swap and Home Exchange say they rarely have cancellations, but when they do occur, the membership team is in place to find a replacement home. Haley credits her good luck with no cancellations to belonging to a home swap site that has paid membership. “It really weeds out those that aren’t serious about home swapping,” Haley says. Difficulties can often arise when traveling—here’s how to plan for common vacation problems.
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Just because you have beautiful photos and live in a premier vacation destination doesn’t necessarily guarantee an onslaught of offers. “People seem to think that by listing their house on the website they will automatically get lots of offers. Unfortunately, this is not generally the case,” says Waldorn. “Take the initiative and send e-mails to those houses that you would like to stay in and swap with.”