F.A.Q.  – House Hunter Service
So, you’re interested in our House Hunter Service. Naturally you have some questions. Perhaps the answers are stated below. If not, ask us via email or on Facebook.

F.A.Q.  – House Hunter Service

So, you’re interested in our House Hunter Service. Naturally you have some questions.

Perhaps the answers are stated below. If not, ask us via email or social media. 
Is the House Hunter Service right for me?

Based on your housing requirements, the service will continuously search for apartments or rooms matching these requirements.

All matches will instantly be send a personalised message in the local langue, on your behalf. The message expresses your interest and asks the recipients to contact you directly.

The only thing left for you to do is to arrange a visit or video call.

The House Hunter Service is available for all cities listed here.

The Searching

Once you’ve ordered the House Hunter Service you’ll receive a questionary.

In this questionary we ask you all the possible housing requirements we can search on. For example: what is your budget, in which area(s) would you like to live, how many m2, rooms, bathrooms, etc.

Based on your answers the service will define search criteria and start hunting for you.

The service searches through all housing ads available for your city it can find, thereby ensuring you do not miss out on the best offers without spending days on the computer.

Based on your questionary answers, it defines search criteria to filter ads matching your requirements. It then contacts the landlord or agency of each match and informs them of your possible interest, and ask them to contact you directly.

So when you receive a reply from a potential home, the decision to arrange a visit or video call is yours, and yours only.

Yes, that is possible.

If you change your mind, please send us an email to let us know and we will send you your questionary.

The House Hunter Service can be ordered to hunt either a room or an apartment.

If you are indifferent between living in an apartment or a room and would like the service to hunt both at the same time, you’ll need to order the service twice.

Personal Details

Your personal details are used to personalise the introductory message the service sends to potential landlords and agencies.

The more you tell us about yourself, the more informed the recipients of the introductory message are.

Our records show that those who provide us with more info will receive more replies, thus increase their chances on finding a new home.

We delete all your personal details but your name and email address. 

No. We will not sell your personal details. 

Trust

rentIndicator is an ambitious new company founded beginning 2017. It was started by successful entrepreneur Luca Spanjaard and is rapidly changing the rental market.

Currently rentIndicator exists out of 3 people.

The search for a new house is time consuming.

From our own experience, we found ourselves constantly checking new housing ads to not miss out on bargains. Contacting landlords by mail. Waiting for replies. Calling. Visiting. Getting rejected. Continue.

Searching is a pain, but we found that outsourcing searching and contacting to agencies was costly. Therefore we decided to create the House Hunter Service: a service affordable for everyone

Personal experience. Searching for a new home is not fun: it is stressful, time consuming, and there are a lot of scams. Wherever you go, the housing market is not transparent. Housing sites and real estate agents have statistics, but keep them to themselves.

We therefore decided to create rentIndicator: a place where everyone can get informed on rental prices. To take away the fear of paying too much for too little. To provide insight in what is possible and what is not. To level the playing field.

Pricing

The House Hunter Service is available in 3 different packages:

  1. Basic – 10 days – €20
  2. Intermediate – 20 days – €25
  3. Advanced – 30 days – €30

All three offer the same service – the only difference is the period for which the House Hunter Service works for you.

Yes. The trial will give you an idea on how the House Hunter Service works, and how it can help you find a new home.

The trial will search all homes matching your requirements, but will only contact up to 10 of them. Thereafter you’re required to order one of the three packages for the service to continue.

The Contacting

After finding a potential match, the service immediately sends a personalised message to the landlord or agency to inform him/her about your interest.

In the message, the recipient is asked to contact you directly to arrange a visit or video call. It is up to you whether you want to confirm an arrangement.

The message will be send in the local language and will state in which language you’d like to be contacted in return. The personal information you provide us in the questionary will be used to personalise the message.

Both the personalisation of the message as the use of the local language are used to maximise the reply rate and thus your chances on finding a new home.

The message send to each ad matching your housing requirements is tailored to you. After all, a proper introduction improves your chances on receiving replies and thus your chances on finding a new home.

Using the personal information you provide in the questionary, the service drafts an introductory message for the landlord or agency. The message send will be similar to how you would introduce yourself in such a message. 

Besides introducing you, we ask the recipient to contact you directly in order to arrange a visit or video call.

No. The service does not arrange visits or video calls.

The service searches and contacts housing ads it thinks you’ll like. It will introduce you and ask for the agency or homeowner to contact you directly to arrange a visit or video call. It will however not arrange a date for you to pass by or call. 

Confirming visits or video calls is your responsibility. 

That is ok. You are not forced to act on replies of agencies and homeowners.

In the end, it is up to you to decide if you want to arrange a visit or a video call. If you’re not interested, then simply don’t make any arrangements.

Free Trial

The Free Trial is limited in the number of matches it contacts: The service will search all housing ads based on your requirements but will only contact up to 10 ads. Thereafter you’ll need to order one of the 3 packages for the service to continue hunting for you.

You’ll be send the same questionary as for the paid versions of the service, asking you for the same information which we will be used to search and contact potential homes.

No. The trial is for free, no strings attached. 

We will ask you if you’d like to continue once the trial is over.

Once the service has contacted up to 10 ads, we’ll contact you and ask you if you’d like the service to continue hunting for you.

If you’d like the service to continue, you’ll need to order one of the 3 packages.

If you do not want to continue, you don’t have to do anything.