Whether you’re new to HomeExchange or you’ve been a long-time member, we know that the concept of GuestPoints can be a little daunting. Here is your one-stop guide to receiving, using and calculating GuestPoints.

What are GuestPoints?

Created to simplify the process for members exchanging their homes, GuestPoints (GP) are your key to a world of adventures. GuestPoints are awarded as a welcome gift, after you complete your profile, and when you host other members. The more GuestPoints you get, the more exchange opportunities you have at your disposal.

How does HomeExchange work and what types of exchanges can you organize with GuestPoints?

You are able to organize both reciprocal and non-reciprocal exchanges. Here’s how it works:

Reciprocal: You host the person whose home you are staying in.

An example would be:
Sam lives in London want to go to Paris for the weekend. Anne lives in Paris and wants to go to London for the weekend. By connecting through HomeExchange, and mutually deciding that they don’t need to use GuestPoints, they are able to swap homes during the same time period and each have an amazing experience.

Non-reciprocal: You go to stay at a host's home without them coming to stay at your place.

Here's an example to show how this could work:
Sam lives in London and wants to go to Paris for a weekend. Sam sends a request to Anne, who lives in Paris. Anne is not interested in going to London as she is currently planning a two-week trip with her family to the United States. By using GuestPoints, Sam and Anne don’t have to worry about their different destinations. Sam will give Anne GuestPoints to stay at her place, and Anne will be able to use these GuestPoints to arrange her trip to the United States.

With the system of GuestPoints, you are able to organize exchanges that work best for you, no matter the time or length of your stay. GuestPoints allow you the freedom to choose how you want to exchange!

How is my home’s GuestPoint value calculated by HomeExchange?

The value of your home in GuestPoints is calculated using an algorithm based on your home’s location, size, number of beds, and the other amenities included.

How do I get GuestPoints on HomeExchange?

The primary way to get GuestPoints is by hosting fellow members for a house swap. These members will offer you GuestPoints in exchange for their stay, and these GuestPoints will be added to your account once the exchange is finalized.

How to obtain GuestPoints when you get started on HomeExchange:

To enable new members to easily and quickly discover the concept, GuestPoints are offered once your personal profile and home have been completed (photos and descriptions).

+50 GP when you sign up
+100 GP when your personal profile is 100% complete
+200 GP when your home profile is 100% complete
+500 GP when you activate your annual membership. (+250 GP when you renew your membership the following year)
+50 GP for each friend you refer to HomeExchange when he or she completes both their personal and house profiles (valid for the first 10 friends). You'll also receive an additional 200 GP when they sign up for membership. To sponsor friends and family, simply share with them the code that appears in the Account > Sponsor your friends tab.

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