1st December 2013
Dear HomeLink members and curious guests,
For many years this website www.homelink.ca was our HomeLink Canada base, hosted right here in Vancouver. Then in January 2011 we moved to this “child” site www.homelink.org/canada , hosted on our parent server www.homelink.org.
Now that our parent HomeLink International is about to launch a brand-new website within a few weeks, we are preparing to host our own national site back here again.
However, until further notice when we’ve completed this local move, kindly continue to use our current “child” site http://www.homelink.org/canada for all information, support services and access to listings on the central database.
We will most certainly keep you closely updated regarding the www.homelink.org launch date and access links.
With apologies for any inconvenience, we thank you for your patience.
Director, HomeLink Canada
Past President, HomeLink International Associates (Brussels)
1707 Platt Crescent, North Vancouver BC V7J 1X9
Tel : 604-987-3262
GREAT NEWS FOR HOLIDAY HOME EXCHANGE !
There has never been a better time to be a member of HomeLink!
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, HomeLink international has invested massively to bring its members the very best in on-line service along with the characteristic HomeLink personal touch.
Now early-December, we national organizers are still deeply involved in rigorous testing of the new international website. We are focusing on the FEATURES and TOOLS that will serve you the MEMBERS as well as our new VISITORS worldwide. Unfortunately, we keep delaying the launch by setting the bar higher and demanding “perfection” from our web-designers … and we hope to invite some of you to participate in a pre-launch beta-testing phase. We THANK YOU all for your patience and assure you that we are making every effort to expedite the project – a whole new home exchange environment with a brighter, faster, stronger website including a long list of new features including :
For finding the perfect match
Easy and pertinent searches, featuring:
- Fast, dynamic “at a glance” results
- Geo-localization (members looking for an exchange in your area are displayed first)
- A choice of displays either in listing format or by mapped location
- Advanced searches ranked by Experienced Exchangers, Most Recent, Short Notice, or Editor’s Pick
- Search by Affinities and Affiliations (personal interests and professions)
- Easy identification of members with whom there has been prior contact
For attracting interest in your home
Clean and informative listing presentation, featuring:
- Tab headings to highlight your: Home / Neighborhood / Attractions / Household Preferences
- A Family Profile section for more personalized contact
- A Guest Book for sharing recommendations by exchange partners
- Your HomeLink exchange history – past and in progress
- Easily visible requests for Youth Exchange
For managing your listing(s) and your vacation plans
Access to your private Dashboard, featuring:
- Easy modification of listings, dates, destinations and listing alerts,
- Access to a new, robust, and highly visual internal messaging system,
- On-line Exchange Agreement Form
- On-line Exchange Evaluation Form
- Management of Guest Book entries
- Handy archives of upcoming and past exchanges
- Personalized Wish List for easy vacation planning
Take advantage of our anniversary offer! Join before December 31st and receive the additional 60 days of membership free of charge.