To find the right home and a good deal in house hunting, it is advisable to use the services of Bucharest Advisors. We know the market and the neighborhoods, and we are independent of any housing or real estate agency. In most cases we can provide you with pictures before house hunting and can take digital pictures of the details that you may be interested in to help you narrow down your selection. During our orientation and house-hunting tours, we give you the scoop on the geographical areas. You will learn about school and health facility locations, shopping centers, potential traffic jams, and access to your workplace.
Romanian Realtors receive commission from the landlord and thus have no incentive to negotiate on your behalf. Also, landlords do not sign an exclusive contract with one agency; they prefer to sign up with several agencies instead. Should you decide to go house hunting with several different agencies you may find yourself visiting the same homes over and over again.
At Bucharest Advisors, we often begin prior to your arrival in Romania by conducting a preliminary telephone interview to explain to you the market and your options. The interview will also serve to help us better understand your family’s needs. We will narrow the search to the appropriate neighborhoods and then focus on finding a the best home within the chosen area. Bucharest Advisors works with several realtors so that you will get the most complete listing of homes that match your needs.
In addition to helping you find your new home, Bucharest Advisors also oversees the lease negotiation process. We represent your interests, as the owner and the real estate agency iron out the details of the lease. Bucharest Advisors explains your rights as a tenant and verifies that the English-language lease that you are reading in fact matches the legally binding Romanian version. Additionally, we confirm that the lease is signed by the legal owner (or representative) by obtaining the land registration documents.
As the lease is a crucial step to getting an assignee and family member’s legal residency in Romania, Bucharest Advisors verifies that the lease will be supportive of their application and include all important details required for the residence permit application. Finally, Bucharest Advisors will schedule the home inspection/ inventory and the key handover prior to move-in, and will be present to handle any final details on that day.