You've reached the final part of the course. You know how home exchanging works, how to set up your profile and start looking for and finalizing exchanges. In this section, we'll explore how you can actually organize your exchanges. We'll get into the details of the main things to take note of before, during, and after your exchanges to make it the best possible experience for you and your exchange partner!

For hosts and guests

Communicating with your exchange partner

Communication is key! This should seem familiar from our HomeExchange fundamentals, but we can't stress it enough. In this section, we'll take you through the different communication channels you can use, as well as some important topics you should always communicate with your exchange partner about.

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Reviewing the exchange

Reviews are an important way to share your experience with other members in the community. In this section, we'll share how you can leave a review on the platform and what to take into consideration when leaving a review.

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We've also prepared a guide dedicated to preparing for your first exchange.

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For hosts

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Preparing for the exchange

Some preparation has to be done when you're preparing for your first exchange such as what you'll do about the keys, how you'll share information about your home, etc., but these things will be like second nature to you once you get the hang of it. In the meantime, we've prepared a little summary about some things you wouldn't want to forget as you preare for the exchange.

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For guests

Leaving the home after the exchange

Remember that home exchanges are not like rentals; they are real people's homes and deserve to be treated the same way you would treat your home. Guests should ensure the home is in the same condition it was in when they arrived.

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What if something happens?

Although uncommon, we recognize that unexpected things can happen during an exchange— maybe the electricity goes out, you can't get the dishwasher to work, or you accidentally broke a glass. Our member support team and your exchange partner are here for you.

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