Sunday, October 24, 2010
When considering home exchange: don't short-sell yourself
We live in Brantford. one hour from Toronto and about the same distance from Niagara, Stratford etc. We are blessed with a wonderful, historic community, cycling and hiking paths, a vantage point from which to travel to the theatre and vinyards of the Niagara and Stratford areas - yet, we continue to ask ourselves: "Why would anyone bother to come to our town and participate in a home exchange?" We decided to put that question to the test and see who in the past year has expressed in interest in coming to Brantford and participate in a home exchange. We were surprised. The list included people from Israel, St. Petersburg, Mexico, Paris, Australia, Holland!! We had forgotten that what may be ordinary and common-place to us, is new and interesting to others. The things we take for granted are an inviting adventure to those who come to visit. So, don't short-sell yourself when listing your home.