Are you done with disappointing visits and missed out opportunities?
Are you simply not efficient in your home hunting?
When it comes to nailing your home, the experience can be very time-consuming and emotionally draining. So let’s see in this video what questions to ask when apartment hunting for a rental in Paris to gain a ton of time.
On y va !
What mistakes are you making ?
If you feel you’re struggling with viewings and there’s nothing out there for you, chances are you’re making two common mistakes.
The first mistake is not preparing well enough before going home hunting. So what do I mean by that? You need to know how the rental process works.
Watch my video here to get familiar on the way it’s done in Paris and avoid the nine common mistakes most expats make when they arrive.
So preparing is also about adapting. You’re going to have to tune in the Paris frequency and for that, grab my free download on “How to secure your home rental in Paris”.
The second mistake is that you’re not asking the right questions before and during the visits.
The three types of questions to ask when apartment hunting.
So first, ask yourself what you want.
It might seem obvious, but if you don’t ask yourself what you want, you’re heading to a dead end. So what size is it? In what area? Is it furnished or unfurnished? Is there a particular school nearby? Make the list of all your criteria and stick to it.
Second type of question, the price and what it includes.
What is the rent per month without charges? What do charges include? Is it the heating, the hot water? Is there a parking space included?
If you want to learn more about Paris rents, check out my video here on how much you can afford in Paris.
The third type of question is on the apartment itself and the neighborhood.
You probably have a lot of infos on the ad already, but what’s not often mentioned is :
Is it quiet? Are the bedrooms on the street or on the courtyard? Is there a lot of light? How is it oriented? Is there an elevator? What appliances are there if it’s furnished? And has it been renovated since the last tenants? And what about the neighborhood? Now, would you feel safe there? Are there transports, grocery stores nearby?
If you have kids, are there parks, playgrounds, and how far is the public school?
Now, that’s a lot of question to ask in French. If you’re having trouble with that, I made a special cheat sheet you can download below.
Your turn !
You want to go deeper into the questions to ask when home hunting ?
Here’s my FULL list of questions I use in my home hunting for my clients. You can use it before and during your viewings, and it’s both in French and in English, so you can use it as a script for your calls and viewings. It’s just down below this text.
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