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no reply from people posted on wgzimmer for Zurich

In the past I already used wgzimmer.ch for room search when I lived in a small Swiss town, I almost always received replies.



Yesterday I have sent message to 8-9 people to find a room in Zurich. I have only contacted the OPs who posted in the last 48 hours. Each of my message is personalized and each time I received an Email confirmation that my message was sent with success.


Till now there is not a single reply. My guess would be either they are overwhelmed by messages hence choose not to reply everyone, or there is a problem with the website now?



any thought?



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Old 24.03.2021, 20:36
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Re: no reply from people posted on wgzimmer for Zurich

48 hours might be too late for Zurich
Cannot say anything about activity on wgzimmer but some offers on FlatFox get so many responses during first 6-12 hours that either they are removed from the site or stay there "unattended".
If wgzimmer has a subscribe functionality - use that and apply immediately after receiving the email.
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Old 24.03.2021, 23:05
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Re: no reply from people posted on wgzimmer for Zurich

I would imagine people are probably a lot more particular about who they want to share with during a pandemic especially with potential lockdowns looming...
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Re: no reply from people posted on wgzimmer for Zurich

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In the past I already used wgzimmer.ch for room search when I lived in a small Swiss town, I almost always received replies.



Yesterday I have sent message to 8-9 people to find a room in Zurich. I have only contacted the OPs who posted in the last 48 hours. Each of my message is personalized and each time I received an Email confirmation that my message was sent with success.


Till now there is not a single reply. My guess would be either they are overwhelmed by messages hence choose not to reply everyone, or there is a problem with the website now?



any thought?



Thanks
Please give us their names and numbers and will we contact them and ask them to reply to you immediately.
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any thought?
Just that it is really really hard to find an apartment in Zürich and it is really a sellers market.

In your case, I think it is probably best to assume...
  1. Each place you apply will be absolutely overloaded with applicants and won't send you a response. Consider it a rejection, until you hear otherwise.
  2. It is going to be really tough to find an room or apartment.
  3. You might have better luck if you go through your connections.
  4. For each appartment you apply for: send off a good application and then assume you won't get it. You'll do better investing your energy looking for other options than you will focusing on things you already applied for.
  5. Even a personalized message might not be enough - you might want to show your application materials to a friend or two and get their opinion.
  6. It's easy to get bitter in a situation like this and feel that you are somehow owed a cool apartment that you aren't getting. Be careful about getting bitter, because it might show through during the application process and no one wants to rent an appartment to someone who is bitter and self-entitled.
  7. You might want to expand your search to the Zürich surounding areas.

    Good luck - it is a tough situation to be in.
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Re: no reply from people posted on wgzimmer for Zurich

Rental market in Zurich is really crowded and difficult for tenants. You need to set up alarms on each website to receive notifications about new offers immediately, and call immediately if a phone number is given. Otherwise, send an application ASAP.
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