Thursday, April 2, 2009

makelaars

What the hell is up with makelaars (real estate agents/scum for the English speakers out there)? I have wasted my time going to see two different apartments with two different agencies now and have told both of them that I wanted to take the apartment, only to not get a call back from either of them as it appears that the apartments were taken before I ever saw them and I was only backup. The last one really sucked as my girlfriend and I were both sick and got up a lot earlier than either of us would have normally done to go see an apartment that was already rented out. And on top of that, no common courtesy/respect of a phone call to tell us that we didn't get the apartment. For anyone out there looking for an apartment in Amsterdam, the first apartment was with Rotsvast in their Centrum office in Amsterdam and the agents name is Roos. Don't waste your time. The second I finally heard something back from but it appears to me that I was second choice on the apartment as I didn't hear anything back from them for over a week, then out of the blue I was contacted about the apartment again. Stay tuned....