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which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartment?

I am liiking for an appt. My company have hired one regie.but i am not sure whether and when i will get an appt.coz we have not yet started single visit.So i am planning to search individual.coz we can't wait so long with kid.What are the chances of getting good appt?how much time it will take?And which is the good real estate agency if any one has any experience please tell me.
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Old 28.09.2009, 20:33
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

When you say "appt", do you mean appointment or apartment?

You can always look to rent or buy apartments at homegate.
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

It sounds like you need a relocation agent, and not a real estate agent.
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

What is the difference between real estate and relocation agency?I am already living in geneva.our agrrement is going to end.so we are searching other appartement.so we wnt to know we should got to real estate agency or relocation?and which are good comanies in that field.
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

Relocation agents look for a suitable apartment for you and help you to apply for it (but you have to pay them to do this). Real estate agents just give you lists of apartments that are currently available and that you can apply for.
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

Another option you can try is staying in a closeby town (from Geneva) and commuting daily. Considering the public transport here, it would be quite attractive.

www.homegate.ch is the best place to search for apartments.
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

Thank you all.On homegate there are ads by regie means contact persons are agencies..if we select any appt. do we need to pay to that regie?and after paying there fees is it assured that we get that appartment?
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Old 29.09.2009, 10:33
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Re: which are the best real estate agencies that offer good deal and appt.?

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Thank you all.On homegate there are ads by regie means contact persons are agencies..if we select any appt. do we need to pay to that regie?and after paying there fees is it assured that we get that appartment?
Normally no.
The regie is merely the letting agent for that particular appartment and should not charge a fee. Find something you like and contact the regie to arrange a viewing. Often they will tell you to contact the current occupant to arrange the viewing. If you still like it, contact the regie again to apply for it. Good luck!
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Re: which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartm

ThaNk you.whether regie will help me in applying for that appartment.What is regie s interest in this procedure if they are not charging me?Or afterwards they will send me an invoice which i may not be expecting.
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ThaNk you.whether regie will help me in applying for that appartment.What is regie s interest in this procedure if they are not charging me?Or afterwards they will send me an invoice which i may not be expecting.
The regie is paid by the owner of the appt and the fee is most probably included in the rent. That would be detailed in the agreement between the regie and the owner though and has nothing to do with you.

However, as stated previously, if you go through a relocation agent, they will find an appartment for you, according to your wishes, and probably arrange the viewing etc. They will charge a fee, and it is usually extortionate. Do the leg work yourself and save some money.
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Re: which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartm

Thank you paddyG.Can anyone tell me how much time it takes to get one after applying for an appt?and do i need to pay any cancelation fees if i canceled any after applying?
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Re: which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartm

Have you looked around at the other threads in the Housing sub-forum, or used the search function at all? The questions you are asking are very basic matters that have been written about thousands of times before. Getting an apartment is not an easy thing, especially in Geneva. I recommend reading up on it as much as possible (as I said, lots of info already on this forum) and then coming back here to ask about anything that is still unclear. Alternatively, get a relocation agent to do it all for you, and pay them. But, if you want to do it yourself then start doing the research now (which doesn't mean asking another ignorant question, it means doing some reading!).
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Re: which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartm

If someone have problem with the thread then do not post reply.as i have some doubts i have equal right to ask.those who are interested in helping can reply.
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Re: which are the best real estate [relocation]agencies that offer good deal & apartm

The op didnt have a problem with your post, he/she was merely suggesting that you also look elsewhere on this forum for answers.
There have been numerous posts on this issue. So try to look in the search function before hand.Most of us would be happy to answer your questions whatever they be. Good luck in your search.




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