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Old 02.05.2012, 13:45
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sending messages to announcers for rental

I have searched for apartment rentals in various sites (anibis.ch, tutti.ch, ...) and send some messages to the announcers. However they still have not replied. I sent the messages about 10 days ago.

Is that normal? If I select an item in those websites how can I contact them really?
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Old 02.05.2012, 16:00
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Re: sending messages to announcers for rental

You have to imagine that most adverts receive *a lot* of messages so the tenants cannot or don't want to reply to everyone.

If it's been 10 days, it's probably too late and the place is off the market already.

Also, did you check your spam folder, maybe some replies got lost there?
And watch out for scams!! Never send money or copies of your identity docs.

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Old 02.05.2012, 21:35
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Re: sending messages to announcers for rental

So what is the easiest and most popular method of renting from a remote location (outside of swiss)?
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Old 02.05.2012, 21:57
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Re: sending messages to announcers for rental

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So what is the easiest and most popular method of renting from a remote location (outside of swiss)?
Good question. I wouldn't imagine that the tenant-to-be would have much of a chance renting a place without visiting the agent etc. personally. Contacting them is one thing but eventually they will want to see you (and your documentation). In some ads I have seen though that there are telephone numbers given for contact purposes. Perhaps you could try those.

Another reason why you may have received no mail response is because they can't be bothered communicating in English - especially if they have enough interested people anyway.

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Old 02.05.2012, 22:10
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Re: sending messages to announcers for rental

often, the agencies already have someone in mind and they post it because they have to. depending where you are looking, it can take many months. we looked for over 6 months to find something in lausanne in our range of price and size, many people we know said we are lucky to have found something so quickly

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