The main argument people have against the idea of owning a vacation property is that someone who buys a vacation property commits themselves to vacation in the same place every time. By vacationing at the same spot, critics say, the homeowners miss out on the novelty of travel.
This line of thinking could have been correct 50 years ago. Today, it has no merit at all. The truth is, having a vacation property of your own will open up a lot more opportunities to experience other destinations while staying in other cool properties on the cheap or for free. You can thank the internet for this.
The internet now makes it possible for owners of vacation homes to enter into home swap programs that allow them to stay in other people’s homes for free when they travel. There are several credible home exchange portals that facilitate such home exchanges. In most cases, all you have to do is find someone who has a home in a destination you want to visit and who also wants to visit the destination your vacation home is located. With home exchange sites now housing thousands of homeowners, finding someone is not hard at all.
Further, there are home exchange sites that make indirect home exchanges possible. In this case, the person who owns the home you want to visit doesn’t have to stay at your property. The programs operate using a point-based system where members earn points for letting anyone in the program stay in their property. They can then use the points to stay in any other available property anywhere in the world.
Some of the popular home swap portals worth joining include:
You don’t have to sign up for all the programs. You want to sign up for just a couple of the programs so you have the time to build a reputation for yourself on the site. Making your home appealing to other travelers in these programs takes almost the same process as marketing your home to ordinary travelers. You have to use awesome pictures, get positive reviews, be responsive when communicating with prospects, maintain home cleanliness, and meet your guests or have someone you trust welcome them when they show up.
About Living Lake Tahoe
Living Lake Tahoe is one of the most reputable real estate agencies in Tahoe. The team is headed by Alvin Steinberg who has over four decades of experience in the local real estate market. They are committed to helping people looking to buy or sell Lake Tahoe properties, including vacation homes, do so as smoothly as possible.