How to Rent an Apartment in Beijing

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How to Rent an Apartment in Beijing

    If you will stay in Beijing for some time because of working or travel or anything else , especially the olympic is helding.Maybe you are living in Beijing, you may have a job without high salary or you are just a poor student without any income. Your hometown and family are far from here. You have no relatives or good friends here, either. You are one of the millions of strangers of Beijing, just like me! Anyway, We must find a place where we can sleep and rest, where we can deal with our private matters. But how can we find such a place? I share my some experiences with you all.

    First, Search the information from the Internet.

It is not very safe to do so, because someone cannot be trusted. You should be very careful to find useful information.I search many renting houses website from the Internet to find out whether there is any suitable apartment beijing. But there are many bilkers which are known as "illegal agencies" and many real estate agencies. So you must be careful more and give them a call firstly .You can pay a visit to the house and the house-owner .You had better make sure the person who you meet is the real house-owner .You can request to see the house property certificate or renting bargain.It will help you a lot to protect yourself.

    Second, Go to the estate agencies.
If it is rather urgent or you are too busy to have time to find an apartment beijng by yourself, you should resort to agencies. Beijing has many agancies, such as I Love My Home, familytourbj and other ones. They can help you find a houses quickly as possible, but you must pay for it, usually one month rent. Most of the estate agencies are reliable,but some are deceptive.So you must be careful and choose those which have high public praise .

   Thirdly, You can notice and leave the messages which were pasted on residential area's call-board.
I walk through the buildings which were near my company or school and talk to the gatekeepers who are often retired and have a lot time to walk around their homes and talk about other people's things. I maybe can receive some information from them.But the most important thing is that I have to point out I am not an agency and I would like to hire the house for myself.If I leave the messages on the call-board I often write what my job is, in order to earn their trust. And I also have to leave my cell phone number on it .The rest is waiting.
     All in all ,renting an apartment in beijing isn't a easy thing.You should be careful and spend some time and energy on it.I think the most important thing is have good luck.Or else,it would be a extremely bad experience.So wish all people good luck in beijing tours.


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Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
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