You plan to move to Barcelona, but you still have some questions about your future rental. If you still hesitate between going through a real estate agency or from individual to individual, Locabarcelona offers you the benefits of going through a real estate agency.
It may seem more advantageous from an economic point of view to go through an individual to rent an apartment. However, through a real estate agency, you can avoid some surprises and save money on your rental.
The first important point to emphasize when you decide to go through a real estate agency rather than between individual is professionalism. In fact, real estate agents are professionals in the business and will be better able to inform you about the laws applying to the rental of an apartment, the management of expenses …
In addition, real estate agents are in direct contact with the owners and allow you to save valuable time. They will arrange with the owner for you, on the different aspects of your rental. This advantage is more than important if you do not speak the same language as the owner and you have some points that you want to clarify.
Going through a real estate agency also brings security and makes your rental less restrictive.
When you decide to rent an apartment through a real estate agency, you ensure a certain service in case of problems. Indeed, the agency guarantees you to intervene without charge, in case of problems in your apartment, provided that the problem is not your fault. This is even more important if you do not know Barcelona and you have to contact a technician to repair your sink that leaks for example.
By going through a real estate agency, simply contact your agency, which will send a technician to solve your problem quickly. This is a source of less stress, especially for students who are not very comfortable with this type of process.
Go through a real estate agency also provides you with some financial security. After having informed you about the reliability and the reputation of the agency you intend to use (via the internet reviews, the social networks), the payment of your rent will be done in a bank account belonging to the agency, which will prevent you from the risk of scams that can be met with a lease between individuals. However, remain vigilant because there are dishonest “agencies” that will not hesitate to rip you off.
If you have decided to take the plunge and go through a real estate agency, Locabarcelona offers many apartments for rent.