Swapping, the old fashioned real estate transaction

Until fairly recently in our history, and the advent of lending and mortgages, most real estate transactions were exchanges and they are still the norm for many ranches and farms. With a shift in our market, an exchange may speed the right outcome for your situation.

Imagine a younger couple in a South Beach condo with children on the way wanting more space and perhaps a single family home, and then imagine an older couple with a single family home wanting to downsize and escape from their home maintenance duties and be in an area, like South Beach, with the convenience of amenities and entertainment within walking distance. Here’s an ideal situation where the real estate desires of the parties would indicate a possible swap.

But exchanges are not limited to San Francisco, maybe you’re ready to swap out your rental property for a place in Tahoe, or Hawaii.

I’m putting together a site for those interested in learning more about swapping and to post what they have and what they want to exchange. If you’re interested in learning more about exchanges feel free to send me an email at melanie@condocontessa.com.

6 responses to “Swapping, the old fashioned real estate transaction

  1. Good luck Melanie….I thinks it’s a great idea to take real estate to the people, and let the public collaborate over exchanging homes.

  2. Melanie,

    Your idea for a site sounds very interesting please keep us posted on it’s progress. . .

  3. Thanks for the feedback, I’ll keep you both in the loop!

  4. Its a preeminent seminar arraged,which grants an idea to make amazing profit.Log on this site!

  5. i am currently in the midst of putting a swap together- not easy for the average joe- trying to put one deal together is stressfull, but putting 2 togther at the same time in 2 different states is a whole new ballgame. So far so good, and if it all works out, I should be a swap pro – i’d like to be added to your update list.

  6. Certainly I like your website, however you have to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very silly to tell you. On the other hand I will certainly come back again!

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