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Know Your Trade Press Mentions 2008 and 2009

Financial Times - The Kindness of Strangers February 7, 2009

"The plethora of home-swap websites now online makes what could be a complicated trade easier than ever. For the anxious first-timer, the initial port of call should be, which has a comprehensive list of sites, as well as reviews and advice. From here, you can look for a luxury estate across the world (provided you have an impressive property yourself) or a more modest swap within your own country."

Westernliving Magazine Best Exchange Rate December 2008

"San Francisco-based Leslie Nicodemus, who started the home exchange-monitoring site in 2006, estimates that in the past two years total home listings have increased 20 percent and at least a dozen new agencies have launched."

"Know Your Trade ( lists, rates and links about 70 home-exchange sites and services with 100-plus members."

MSN Money - Bad economy is good for bartering October 22, 2008

"Some people are using sites such as Know Your Trade to swap houses for affordable vacations."

USA Today - Budget Travel Sites to Keep You Out of the Red October 10, 2008

"This San Francisco-based directory rates, reviews and categorizes more than 60 home exchange clubs, with tips for making the most of an exchange."

Smart Money. com - In Economic Downturn, More Turn to Barter October 1, 2008

"Another popular trade: swapping your home for someone else's as vacation lodging. "It's a great way to save money," says Anne Banas, executive editor for "There's no cash transaction. You stay in their home, they stay in yours." She recommends using, which lists and rates home exchange sites."

CNN -Taking the kids: Save money by trading houses April 21, 2008

"Visit to decide which club is best for your family."

San Francisco Chronicle -Swapping Homes Helps People See Faraway Places March 23, 2008

"It's not just that the type of people who do exchanges has changed. Niche home exchange companies are popping up, too. New clubs seek to match home exchangers interested exclusively in golf or who want to swap motor homes or sailboats, said Leslie Nicodemus of Tiburon, a self-proclaimed "exchange diva" of Know Your Trade is a kind of Yelp for home exchange clubs. It connects prospective home exchangers with clubs and encourages members to rate and review clubs."

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