Keeping in touch for August 2018.
Your Lucky day
I am sure you’ve always wanted to see the 3 of us so here we are. John & Valerie have been exchanging since 1993 and have lost count of exchanges but it’s well in the 50’s. We took over as Directors of HomeLink NZ in 2000. Daughter Sarah is now Service Manager of both NZ & AU. She is very enthusiastic and eager to help when needed.
Your technical section
Remember that a great first photo of your view or Local tourist spot is important. I have checked through all the AU & NZ photos. Sorry to say I found quite a few upside down or sideways and several ‘beds’. I have ‘turned’ these for you. Not the beds, the photos ! It’s very easy for you to do this or alter their positions by Drag & Drop.
Members can assume a well presented home so show off your local attractions to attract attention for holiday possibilities
- When I search for Australia, I see results that are not seeking Australia, why is this?
- I am going overseas and would like to know my expiry date.
N.B. Unlike some organisations we do not retain your credit card details.
Your alternatives to exchanging homes
- Pet sitting
We contacted a Member in Hawaii for an exchange and I found her reply very interesting.
“I don’t exchange. I use HomeLink as a pet sitting service for my dog. I am away a lot and it is much cheaper than paying for a kennels”
This started me thinking. What a good idea. A happy dog. A happy owner & a very happy HomeLink Member. Please let your dog/ cat owner friends know about this. Pet sitting is becoming more and more popular
- Motor homes and how to search for them
I am aware that there are a lot of motor homes/ caravans among members. Here is how to search………………….
- Choose a ‘random country’ (SEARCH)………… Put in AU or NZ in Location of your home………….Remove the ‘random country’ then click Search……………. (result is a world search)
- Click ‘exclude Open to offers’……………….
- Click ‘More filters/Affinities & affiliations/ Check Motorhomes & Caravans…………… Your have a world wide Result
56 Members world wide with Motor homes want exchanges in Australia………….37 Members want exchanges in NZ.
Doing a reverse search. There appear to be 34 Members in NZ with Motor Homes & 96 Members in Australia.
- Avril & Paul Cavanagh from county Donegal, Ireland IE00086767 would like an exchange in New Zealand Dec 2018- March 2019.
- Jack Graber of Homelink Canada has Members offering a Home Sitting opportunity from Sept 6th to October 15th 2018. They are Irene & Henry King CA91045
- Olive Mulcahy & Michael Mercier NZ2091 would like an exchange in the South Island over Christmas/New year. They have a house in Wellington & a beach house in Waikanae
Requests for Australia & New Zealand below – Click the image to view