Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Are you new to the city and looking for an apartment to rent? Good news! We’ve got you covered; here we are going to discuss the easiest ways to find the most suitable apartment for you.
So let’s check out these agencies who specialize in finding suitable rentals for students and expatriates alike.
At Home Sweet Home you'll find a group of open-minded young professionals with a new take on the real estate business. Their motto is "nothing is impossible," they say that they will do their best to find the customers a suitable apartment. They offer rentals both for short or long term. They operate in the center of Prague, and also its surrounding districts. You can give them your budget and expectations, and they will find you the apartment you’re looking. Their goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible, and they are ready to answer any questions, you might have. Other advantages of this agency are professionally trained real estate brokers, more than ten years of experience in the real estate market, an extensive database of inquirers, regional representation in the Czech Republic and finally free customer line 800 800 505.
The second agency that we are going to talk about is Kentic; they operate a relocation company run by expats and Czech consultants since 1992. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the perfect office or apartment, they have you covered. Kentic offers an independent service at no extra charge! They will negotiate excellent terms and save you lots of time & money by narrowing down the search to your criteria, and they also will arrange all necessary documents for the foreign police or business registration upon your request. They have operatives who speak fluent English and Czech, but you have to reserve an appointment before going to their office, so no walk-ins. They can offer local insurance too! With a low guaranteed price, of course, you always will have many options to choose from in the insurance packages. They are a fan of diversity and also support charities around Prague. Recently they added visa and residency and also trade license registration to their service arsenal.
The third option is Happy House Rentals with 15 years of experience in Real Estate and a member of Real Estate Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic, so you can be sure that they are qualified to do the job. This agency specializes in rentals and sales of apartments and houses, both within the city of Prague and its surroundings. And claim to have a significant database containing about 13000 properties for sale and rent. The agency always surveys all the flats and houses and have a long-term relationship with their landlords. They also offer legal service, property management, lease to own, mortgage adviser, building reconstruction and refurbishment. They claim to be up for ready for viewing 24/7 but don’t count on that (in my opinion).
Last but not least, if you have a deep pocket and looking for something unique, be sure to check out Svoboda & Williams, which is one of the Czech Republic's classiest real estate agencies. No matter if you are buying, selling, investing, developing the property, seeking a home or offering one for rent, they can help you out. They also operate another agency called FeelHome which has the more budget-friendly option. They have some amazing apartments in their catalog, some of the best real state in who they manage Prague.
As of 2017, they are the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Christie initiative has brokerages in more than 46 countries all around the world. The affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate will allow them to market premium properties from their portfolio to a global audience. The firm’s founders are Managing Partner Prokop Svoboda, has more than 15 years of experience in the Czech real estate market, and Senior Partner Marion Williams, more than 30 years of real estate experience in the United States and the Czech Republic. Everyone on their staff speaks fluent English and many more languages. They operate offices in Prague and Brno and can help you with selling, or managing property to renting legal and financial advice, to designing, and building your new home.
In addition to a wide range of real estate services, Svoboda & Williams also offers a plethora of supporting services to help every expat. They include but are not limited to investment planning marketing services, legal assistance, relocation services, financing and mortgage services, short-term and serviced apartments or hotel accommodation, and comprehensive lifestyle guides to help you get the most out of Prague and Brno.
Author: Ana-Marija Matic