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How do I apply for a rental apartment

RentSlam has sent me apartments for rent, now what?

When we send you rental properties that have come online, it is the intention that you respond directly to the provider. Click on the button ‘view listing’ and you will immediately go to the website where the house is offered. There you can immediately request a viewing or ask questions. This way you respond quickly and directly to the people offering the property.

I have requested viewings but have not received a response, what am I doing wrong?!

You’re probably doing it right! But there are a few things you can look out for.
1- Are you really applying fast enough? Otherwise, turn on your “push notifications” for your email, then you can apply even faster.
2- Do you write the right things when you ask for a viewing? Less is often better. If you need help with this, let us know.
If you really are doing everything right, it is probably because real estate agents and other providers are so busy that they no longer respond to all emails. You can try to contact them by phone, but focus on responding as quickly as possible.

What is the perfect message to respond to a rental listing?

There is no perfect message, if there was we would of course give it to you! A good message is very personal and depends on your situation. But in general, the shorter the better, and only provide information that is requested. In some cases, the owners will want to know more about who you are, what you do and what hobbies you have, but that doesn’t happen often, so only mention it when asked. Do you need help writing a good message? Let us know, we’ll be happy to help you.

Stadsgenoot has nice houses, but I’m always too late. how is that possible?

No matter how annoying it is to hear, Stadsgenoot will certainly not give you false hope! The registrations at Stadsgenoot will be closed immediately after a few applications. For that reason, there are many people who run into this problem. It’s not you and it’s not us!