“Shortly after arriving in Shanghai I was desperate to find a house. I used Joanna Real Estate but after being shown a few properties at a crazy high rental price (and being stood up in the middle of winter) I decided to call Adrienne at Shanghai Properties. Adrienne spent about 1 hour talking to me, asking me what I wanted, what I liked and most importantly what areas I would like to live in. We narrowed it down the The French Concession or XinTianDi.
We started at looking at a beautiful apartment in The FFC but it was far to local, with that feedback Adrienne and Lee (the consultant I dealt with) narrowed the search down to XTD. We look at small, medium and large apartments for days (spread out over a few month) and Adrienne would call me every few weeks to see how I was, and see if there was anything that I had found or areas I discovered that I would like to investigate more.
We managed to find a 225 mt2 apartment in XTD that we liked and began to start the negotiations. After a week of playing verbal tennis, we finally got the go ahead (and at 7k-10k lower than the average market price).
When we moved Lee helped me move, and even came to help me at IKEA to buy essentials.
The whole process was such an ease. Adrienne’s 20 years of living here made looking for a house so easy. She pointed me in the direction of Local food and supermarkets as well as showing me some of her favorite Shanghai places.
If I move again in Shanghai I will definitely be using Shanghai Properties and would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone else looking for a house in Shanghai.”
Thank you David for your kind words! So happy to help you find your special place here in Shanghai.
Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at +86 13122 810 421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties
Finding a property to rent in Shanghai can be a daunting task for many foreigners moving to Shanghai. Property websites are often inaccurate so you will need the help of an experienced and trusted real estate agent. There are many steps you can take yourself to ensure you find the best properties in Shanghai, negotiate the best deal and move in to a sound and secure home.
Shanghai is a metropolis and getting first hand advice from expats living here helps you locate the right area for you. Living in Shanghai will be very easy once you read advices from people, who found themselves in your same situation before. Visit expat websites, forums to get an understanding of the different areas from a real Shanghai expat’s point of view.
- Check out the local expat website forums like Shanghai Expat and Shanghai.asiaxpat and post your own questions
- Choose a location with easy access to your office and/or school, close to a direct subway line, good supermarkets, wet markets and some Chinese and Western restaurants/bars.
- Walk around your chosen neighborhood when you arrive, and see if it suits your lifestyle.
- Visit at different times and be aware of traffic noise, late night bars, construction sites etc.
- Peek inside stores and supermarkets in the area so you know what they stock.
Note: International supermarkets in shanghai deliver food or grocery to your doorstep so you need not be that close.
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Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at +86 13122 810 421 or email@example.com
. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties