Blog: Feeling at home

Searching for a flat in Bratislava, I was told things I did not expect to hear in 2019 anymore.

BratislavaBratislava(Source: SME)

It’s the first weekend of February and I had just launched my search for a new flat to rent. I speak Slovak fluently so I am not dependent on sites for foreigners and I do not need to hire a real estate agent.

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I know the market is full of speculators – people who are or only pose as real estate agents; and who in the full display of the absurdity “Made in Slovakia”, ask the owner to allow them to post the offer on Facebook groups or classified ad websites for free, and charge the potential tenant a fee usually in the amount of the monthly rent.

To me this is a ridiculous practice because I can’t see what I should pay this speculator for.

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