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MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

Apologies if this has been asked in the past but I did a search and didn't find anything so I assume it hasn't.

I am currently advertising my apartment and received this email this morning:

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If your apartment is still available we would gladly introduce it to our clients and support you free of charge in finding a relevant tenant for your apartment. Our assistance comprises a free publication of your advert on MAX-IMMO.ch and more than 40 other important online real estate platforms, including ‘’homegate.ch’’. Your advert will be online at least 15 days or as long as we have sent you more than 20 potential tenants, afterwards your advert will be removed from our listings without any consequent charges. For your own privacy security reasons your contact data will not be publicised, but forwarded by us only to potencially interested applicants.

This service is completely free of charge for you, as our clients are the future tenants who have agreed to pay a certain commission fee in case of a successful mediation.

If you wish to benefit from this offer, insert your property now here: http://max-immo.ch

Does anyone know about this company and is this a genuine offer? I don't want to put my apartment on there only to find there are hidden costs involved. Thanks for your help everyone
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

It doesn't sound like such a bad deal for landlords, but have you looked at their general conditions? They charge 25% of a month's rent to tenants that they find. That may be a deterrent to certain people, although if you are having trouble finding something 25% of a month's rent may not be all that exorbitant.
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

Ignore them, unless for some crazy reason you get zero responses.

They're pimping you to put your place on their books. Cheeky beggers...
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Ignore them, unless for some crazy reason you get zero responses.

They're pimping you to put your place on their books. Cheeky beggers...

Pimping me

That's what I thought and to be honest I have enough interest without using them but thought if nothing comes of it this may be ok as a last resort.
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

We own a free ads website: http://www.happyads.ch

And they have been continually spamming our users. We would recommend not to work with spammers!
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Does anyone know about this company and is this a genuine offer?
I dont know if there are hidden costs but it is a genuine company - I've seen their ads for places on homegate.ch
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

They look like a legit company, but if they "broker" your sell then you will owe them money. In other words, just another real-estate company. Looks as if they are fishing for clients.

From their website

If you are renting your place:

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The data in our offers are non committal and not obligatory. They are based on clients’ information and should be rechecked. MAX-IMMO Ltd. bears therefore no responsibility for the rightness and completeness of the information inserted by the customer. The enterprises/objects may be offered correspondingly to several interested parties. Mistakes and prior lease/ sales are allowed.

Because our customers are free to advertise their property elsewhere, it is possible that one and the same object might be advertised more than once or elsewhere.

If the interested party/ the potential tenant is already informed and recognizes the advertised object (identification of address and contact person of the advertised object), he has to inform us about the date and source of prior notification in a written form within 24 hours. If he fails to do this, the object will be considered as being mediated through us and our commission fee is due.

Our services remain free of charge until a potential tenant moves into one of our rental objects. In this case a commission fee of 25% of one full monthly rent is charged.

The agreement-notice is at the same time an acceptance of our general privacy policy conditions. The rental contract regarding the brokerage object should be immediately informed to us.The commission fee is due if the rental of one of our objects has been mediated through us.


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The customer will provide all essential information about the object of commerce and give all needed documents at our disposal. These are prepared in our EDP (electronic data processing) and sent to the interested party as an offer. All advertising, management charges and costs will be covered by us.

Brokerage commission is due if the purchase transaction of one of our objects is concluded due to our mediation.


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The data in our offers are non committal and not obligatory. They are based on clients’ information and should be rechecked. For their rightness and completeness, while it is permitted by law, MAX-IMMO Ltd. bears no responsibility. The enterprises/objects can be offered correspondingly to several interested parties. Mistakes and prior lease/sale is permitted.

If the customer is well-informed about the date and verification of the brokerage object at the moment of broking, he has to inform us immediately in written as required. Upon request the notification and date can be suspended. If the object should be presented later by a third party, the customer has to acknowledge it as known, so that the broker’s causality should not be broken.

The negotiation means issue of the order and acceptance of our general privacy policy conditions. A contract regarding the brokerage of a certain object should be immediately informed to us. Brokerage commission is valid and redeemable, if the juridical deal (purchase) of our objects is arranged.

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They look like a legit company, but if they "broker" your sell then you will owe them money. In other words, just another real-estate company. Looks as if they are fishing for clients.

It is the tenant that pays the commission, not the owner, according to their general terms and conditions.
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It is the tenant that pays the commission, not the owner, according to their general terms and conditions.
I do realise that. Which is why I worded it as brokering your sell. When I first posted I thought she was selling the appartment, not leasing. But, who knows, not enough info from the OP
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We own a free ads website: http://www.happyads.ch

And they have been continually spamming our users. We would recommend not to work with spammers!
Now that's a cheeky statement coming from someone who's twice advertised their site in an apartment hunting thread..



MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

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might I recommend you create a signature under Setting and Options with your site address in it so it doesn't come off as being spam..
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I do realise that. Which is why I worded it as brokering your sell. When I first posted I thought she was selling the appartment, not leasing. But, who knows, not enough info from the OP

Got it!
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I do realise that. Which is why I worded it as brokering your sell. When I first posted I thought she was selling the appartment, not leasing. But, who knows, not enough info from the OP

Cheeky devil I'm renting it not selling.
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Now that's a cheeky statement coming from someone who's twice advertised their site in an apartment hunting thread..
It's only after posting the second link that I realised that it could seem a bit cynical but that wasn't the original intention .

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might I recommend you create a signature under Setting and Options with your site address in it so it doesn't come off as being spam..
Ok thanks for the tip.
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It's only after posting the second link that I realised that it could seem a bit cynical but that wasn't the original intention
No, I didn't think it was either. It just made me smile..
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I dont know if there are hidden costs but it is a genuine company - I've seen their ads for places on homegate.ch
I have seen their ads too. What kind of company writes this in their ad?

"For further details and arrangements please fill in the contact form below and supply a valid E-MAIL for a feedback. We do not offer a call-back service." This is the only part of the ad that is in English.

http://www.homegate.ch/homegate/deta...&level1=Mieten


very customer friendly.... I have no idea why anyone with an apartment for rent would want to use the services of a company that puts this in an ad.
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"For further details and arrangements please fill in the contact form below and supply a valid E-MAIL for a feedback. We do not offer a call-back service." This is the only part of the ad that is in English.

very customer friendly.... I have no idea why anyone with an apartment for rent would want to use the services of a company that puts this in an ad.
No call back service probably because of Internet pranksters. Anyone can fill out that form with any fictitious name or number they choose leaving MAX-immo red faced after calling (and annoying) people who never actually filled out that form.
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

Had an interesting experience with Max Immo this week. Just to reiterate, they will rent an apartment on behalf of the owner, landlord, but the landlord can still advertise the place on his own. Here are their terms and conditions:

Because our customers are free to advertise their property elsewhere, it is possible that one and the same object might be advertised more than once or elsewhere.

If the interested party/ the potential tenant is already informed and recognizes the advertised object (identification of address and contact person of the advertised object), he has to inform us about the date and source of prior notification in a written form within 24 hours. If he fails to do this, the object will be considered as being mediated through us and our commission fee is due.

Some weeks ago I made an inquiry about a property in the Brugg area on behalf of a client. I wanted to know if Max Immo had viewed the property. The answer was no. Must be nice to collect 25% of a month's rent without ever setting foot in the place. We never made an appointment to see it. End of story...or so I thought.

Then last week I found an apartment they are advertising for rent in the Baden area, but after my research I found what I believed to be the same unit advertised elsewhere. There was no street address but with a bit of sleuthing I found out what I needed to know. After contacting the current tenant, this was confirmed. They are searching for a "nachmieter" and thought Max Immo was a great idea. After months the place is still not rented and they can't figure out why. It is quite simple. What incoming wants to pay 25% of a month's rent? And for what?

But according to Max Immo's T&Cs they need to be advised in advance if you have seen the property advertised elsewhere, and this is not even the responsibility of the outgoing tenant but the new tenant. So I wrote Max Immo, providing the link to the website with the other ad. What do I receive back from them? Some saved version of the inquiry form I made weeks about about the other place with a note telling me about the 25% commission. It is not even the same property!!!

Eventually I sorted it out but I would not set foot in the apartment until I had a confirmation from them that my client would not be charged at all if they rent the place. The current tenant hadn't even read the terms and conditions. He just thought it was a great deal as he doesn't have to pay anything.

So please, be very careful if you reply to one of their ads. All they are going to do is collect your money. They do not view any properties. In the case of the house in the Brugg, which I know, there was so much BS in that ad. The info came from the owner and it was just not true. The biggest lie was the size of the house. Max Immo does not check anything. Furthermore, they have absolutely no influence over whether your application will be accepted as this is up to the owner, who may not be the current tenant.
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Re: MAX-immo: Has anyone heard of them or used them?

Following placing ads for my apartment, I've just been spammed by what I presume is a similar outfit, by the name of UrbanHome.

To qualify, they request that I delete all other ads I have published for my apartment (if I don't, they don't pay me) and let them pay me up to 50% of a months rent to do it for me instead. They offer some kind of 'waiting list' system to the prospective tenant, so they can see where they are on the lists of apartments they have applied for.

They also, of course, charge the new tenant. (Without digging too deeply and actually registering as a prospective tenant, I can't find anything too specific, except for a statement that in Kanton Zürich the broker fee for apartments is is not allowed to exceed 75% of a the net monthly rent. They claim to charge between 30-75% depending upon location.)

Needless to say, I won't be using them!

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Wir würden gerne 2 Minuten Ihrer Zeit in Anspruch nehmen und unser Angebot vorstellen.
Wir sind eine Stadtwohnungsvermittlung und suchen für unsere Kunden gute Stadtwohnungen, genau wie Ihre eine ist.

Was das mit Ihnen zu tun hat?
Wir würden Sie gerne Fragen, ob Sie interesse hätten, über uns kostenlos einen Nachmieter zu suchen?
Ihre Vorteile:
- Kostenlos bei uns inserieren
- Wir inserieren auf unsere Kosten für Sie auch auf Homegate
- Sie erhalten zusätzlich eine Geld Prämie > Prämiencheck
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Was Sie tun müssten? Einfach nur Ihr Inserat löschen und die Wohnung über uns ausschreiben, damit wir die Interessenten kanalisieren können. Falls Sie noch Fragen haben oder etwas unklar ist, schreiben Sie uns. Wir freuen uns Ihnen Auskunft geben zu können.

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Had an interesting experience with Max Immo this week. Just to reiterate, they will rent an apartment on behalf of the owner, landlord, but the landlord can still advertise the place on his own. Here are their terms and conditions:

Because our customers are free to advertise their property elsewhere, it is possible that one and the same object might be advertised more than once or elsewhere.

If the interested party/ the potential tenant is already informed and recognizes the advertised object (identification of address and contact person of the advertised object), he has to inform us about the date and source of prior notification in a written form within 24 hours. If he fails to do this, the object will be considered as being mediated through us and our commission fee is due.

Some weeks ago I made an inquiry about a property in the Brugg area on behalf of a client. I wanted to know if Max Immo had viewed the property. The answer was no. Must be nice to collect 25% of a month's rent without ever setting foot in the place. We never made an appointment to see it. End of story...or so I thought.

Then last week I found an apartment they are advertising for rent in the Baden area, but after my research I found what I believed to be the same unit advertised elsewhere. There was no street address but with a bit of sleuthing I found out what I needed to know. After contacting the current tenant, this was confirmed. They are searching for a "nachmieter" and thought Max Immo was a great idea. After months the place is still not rented and they can't figure out why. It is quite simple. What incoming wants to pay 25% of a month's rent? And for what?

But according to Max Immo's T&Cs they need to be advised in advance if you have seen the property advertised elsewhere, and this is not even the responsibility of the outgoing tenant but the new tenant. So I wrote Max Immo, providing the link to the website with the other ad. What do I receive back from them? Some saved version of the inquiry form I made weeks about about the other place with a note telling me about the 25% commission. It is not even the same property!!!

Eventually I sorted it out but I would not set foot in the apartment until I had a confirmation from them that my client would not be charged at all if they rent the place. The current tenant hadn't even read the terms and conditions. He just thought it was a great deal as he doesn't have to pay anything.

So please, be very careful if you reply to one of their ads. All they are going to do is collect your money. They do not view any properties. In the case of the house in the Brugg, which I know, there was so much BS in that ad. The info came from the owner and it was just not true. The biggest lie was the size of the house. Max Immo does not check anything. Furthermore, they have absolutely no influence over whether your application will be accepted as this is up to the owner, who may not be the current tenant.

Mrs. Doolittle,

I am currently having a very similar problem with max-immo! I genuinely didnt use their services but a friend had enquired about a property previously, using my name.
Could you please let me know how you resolved the issue? Please feel free to pm me or reply on this thread.

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Mrs. Doolittle,

I am currently having a very similar problem with max-immo! I genuinely didnt use their services but a friend had enquired about a property previously, using my name.
Could you please let me know how you resolved the issue? Please feel free to pm me or reply on this thread.

Thanks,
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It sounds to me like your problem is allowing your friend using your name, not the agency. Take the issue up with your friend.
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