SabbaticalHomes.com Celebrates Seven Years of Academic Matchmaking
by South Bay Woman Magazine
SabbaticalHomes.com, the leading internet-based directory for sabbatical home exchanges, home rentals and house sitting opportunities, celebrates its seventh anniversary of helping academics worldwide with their housing needs.
Founded by Nadege Conger, an experienced sabbatical traveler (her husband is a professor), SabbaticalHomes.com has experienced exponential growth – it has posted approximately 30,000 requests to date.
“It has been exciting to see the growth and continued success of SabbaticalHomes.com,” stated Conger. “However, I am most impressed by the tremendous support and following of our members. Some have been with the site since its start.”
The site has adapted to its growth with new and improved features such as:
• Greater search capability – members can conduct simple searches by country or advanced searches using several search criteria
• Expanded resource sections – in addition to housing ads, the site offers links to sabbatical articles and guides, academic job openings, student exchange programs, transportation, and other housing resources
• Registered users can save their searches, keep a “favorites” list, track email queries regarding their posting, and see how many times their listing is viewed
For academics posting a home, the comprehensive listing process allows them to include a detailed description of their property, up to 10 photos of their home, and up to five links to relevant web sites. Those seeking a home are able to include a detailed description of their request.
While there is a nominal setup fee for posting an available home listing to SabbaticalHomes.com, the site is able to keep fees low by relying on success-based contributions. If a successful match results from using the site, a success-based contribution is expected to help the service grow and improve.
SabbaticalHomes.com was founded in 2000 to provide the global academic community with an efficient system for facilitating sabbatical home exchanges. It is the leading internet-based directory for sabbatical home exchange, home rental and tenant listings opportunities devoted to serving academic communities worldwide. Our specialized real estate service has published approximately 30,000 requests from homeowners and tenants worldwide. SabbaticalHomes.com is a privately owned company located in Manhattan Beach, California.