Thread: Giving up..
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Old 16.04.2015, 19:52
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Re: Giving up..

It can take a while; I second and third the network like crazy plan.

For me, my colleague had to marry his girlfriend a buy a house in the country so they could have babies, all so I could have his flat. I had the same restrictions as a 'dumbkopf!' expat (because I am a 'dumbpokf!' expat).

I think I knew that the places I really wanted would never reach the open market; and if they did I wouldn't get them. In the end I was second on a recommendation list to the landlord (to this day I have no idea why the first person said no); and the landlord had to do no work. You need to be lucky I think.

I'd given up actively looking; but it went from 'maybe' to signed contract in a week. When it happens it'll happen quickly, and you only need to be in the right place at the right time once! Just make sure you're repeatedly having lunch with everyone - people forget! (Also including the people you met once out cycling 8 months ago and haven't spoken to since !). Have lunch with them too.
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