What's happening at People Like Us Home Exchange?

It’s been a big month at People Like Us. It’s a month since Globes went live and it’s all been pretty smooth. That month has been our busiest ever! There were over 2000 new exchange enquiries in the last month and over 7000 messages sent between members! By comparison, this time a year ago there were fewer than 100. We registered with TrustPilot this month. Trust is so important. When new people are looking for a home exchange site, they need to see real independent reviews. We’ve already had lots of reviews from our members which you can see here: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/peoplelikeus.world A lot of the updates this month hav...

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Not getting enough enquiries?

I saw a brilliant post by Annemette in Denmark (https://peoplelikeus.world/properties/1338) which I wanted to share. There's some excellent advice here! 🙂 Don’t get any enquiries because your home is not in a popular destination? Recently I’ve seen a number of people making the above complaint. Here’s what I’ve learnt after more than 15 years/30+ exchanges: 1. You don’t GET many enquiries - you SEND them! And for some destinations it takes A LOT of enquries. I sent out hundreds before finding exchanges in NYC and LA, but I didn’t mind, because we had some fabulous holidays, so the work was totally worth it 😊 2. Some destinations ARE more popular than oth...

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Please give me your feedback on a subscription fee for People Like Us

PLU will introduce a fee early in 2020. I'd like your feedback and have prepared a poll with some options. While I've held off as long as I can and free is nice, a fee will do a lot for PLU. I want People Like Us to be sustainable into the future. The revenue generated from the fee will go into software development, marketing our community in appropriate areas to bring more choice and generally making the site bigger and better (while always keeping our community feel!) It is not an option to stay as a free service. A lot of things are undecided, particularly how much, but I wanted to get some feedback about the type of fee that is most appealing to you. Feel free to check more than one box if you want options, or even add options if you have an idea. Please give me your...

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Come to the People Like Us Inaugural Gathering of Friends

In October next year, 2020, People Like Us will hold our Inaugural Gathering of Friends at Graystone Castle in Arlington, WA, United States. It’s going to be 4 days of eating, drinking, visiting some fun local attractions and getting to know your fellow PLU’s. I can’t wait! We’ll look for registrations early next year but, for now, we need expressions of interest in attending. We’ll have to limit attendees to 70. As People Like Us will change a subscription fee by the time of the gathering, attendees will need to be paid members. For this reason, this email is being sent directly to members with active listings only, and not posted on the Facebook group. Details are available on our website, together with an option to register your interest and the number of people who would come:...

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Maison disponible du 30 octobre au 3 novembre

Hello I propose my house between the 30th october and 3th november. We il ne in Spain so my house is disponible. 4522 South of France Kathy

Globes are here!

Well, it’s been a long time coming. We started talking about this around 10 months ago. We had 3 votes and thousands of comments. I’ve done about 10 weeks of work and my testing team has put in a huge effort. Globes are here! Globes were allocated one per listing which was active on or before 16 June. A small number were also distributed to people who had hosted a non-reciprocal exchange before the end of July. I’ll do more posts over the coming days about how it all works but the Globes and Exchanges descriptions are in the blog and on Facebook. A description of Globes is also on the Globes tab. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this discussion, for your ideas and your positive messages. Thank you especially to my little team of advisors, mods an...

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Anyone for an Antipodean adventure, or an extended holiday in Australia?

Warm Greetings PLU Members! I'm planning an extended trip to Europe next year visiting France, Poland, Switzerland and anywhere else time permits, so if anyone is interested in enjoying Australia's wonderful scenery, beautiful beaches, great food and wines, the 'Ouback' and so much more, I invite you to make your base in Adelaide and discover the diverse culture of the Land Down-Under! I would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in holidaying or spending an extended stay in Australia. I'll look forward to hearing from you and discussing any possible exchanges while I'm in Europe! With very best wishes to everyone on this great new platform. 💁 Alicia.

Exchange changes are just 8 days away

Our long-awaited update with Globes is due to be launched next weekend if it passes through testing this week. Globes are a big new part of the update but the biggest change is to how exchanges will now work. WHY ARE EXCHANGES CHANGING? I get more emails about exchanges and messages than anything else. It's always been a bit confusing. I've tried to simplify the system, bring exchanges and messages together in the one place, and lead you through everything you need to do. HOW WILL EXCHANGES WORK? There are five stages to an Exchange: Enquire, Propose, Accept, Finalise, Complete. 1. The first step is to send an enquiry to the other party. This is really just a message to discuss the exchange. This discussion will continue until you're ready to make a formal proposal. 2...

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Le sud de la France, en échange du sud de la FL ou SF ??

Nous sommes trois adultes, un couple et moi, qui cherchons un échange du 3 au 14 février, souhaiterions passer quelques jours dans le sud de la Floride, ou San Francisco ou ses alentours. J'accepte toute sorte d'échange, simultanée, non-simultanée ou globe. Ma maison peut recevoir 4 personnes https://peoplelikeus.world/fr/properties/487

Thank you for recommending People Like Us

Welcome, friends, to our People Like Us community. 😍 Last night on our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/peoplelikeus.world/) I read about a new exchange that had just been booked, and how that person had found us via a personal recommendation. It made me think of how many of you are here because you saw a recommendation or a post, or someone recommended People Like Us. I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who has introduced someone to People Like Us. ❤️❤️ When you tell a friend about PLU, or post or comment a recommendation, it's a hundred times more effective than if I do it! Everyone knows you have a...

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