For most of us, finding a place to call “home” is one of the first and most important challenges we face when moving to Madrid. There are ‘for rent’ – se alquiler – signs calling our names from windows and doors, online apartment searches haunting our dreams, and a fast-paced rental market that can make us feel like we’ll never find a home. And this becomes an even more daunting task when you don’t speak Spanish – this was SO me when we first arrived in Spain! We also moved with our 5lb. dog, Abby, so it was crucial to find a place that allowed pets.
There are many agencies that can help make this process easier – you can read this earlier post about Dflat Housing - so after 3 days of endless walking, numerous jumbled phone calls, and the discovery of some pretty terrible apartments, we took the advice of friends and called Everystreet. Like most agencies, Everystreet charges one month’s rent as their fee – totally worth it in the big scheme of things.
We were thrilled to meet Loreto, an agent from Everystreet, who had captured what we wanted in an apartment perfectly based on our description and only had to show us one apartment – the one we live in today! Yes, she earned an easy commission, but I can’t tell you how happy we were to have found the perfect apartment and to have someone help us complete all the necessary paperwork to secure it. Because we weren’t able to get a bank guarantee, we offered to make a large deposit and our landlords accepted the terms, primarily because of the negotiation skills of Everystreet‘s owner, Modesto, who worked so hard on our behalf and really went above and beyond to help us (he even called the internet company for us when we couldn’t get them to come do our installation!).
You can contact Modesto personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or 639 34 98 52.
Best of luck finding a home in Madrid!
(34) 915 766 033
General Diaz Porlier, 11