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Thinking of relocating to Melbourne?

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Here are a few tips on navigating the rental market.

Navigating the rental market can be daunting, but with some planning and organisation, you can minimise stress and increase your chances of finding the right rental property. Here are some tips to help you navigate the Melbourne rental market with minimal stress:

Our relocation consultants leverage their experience daily, helping people find a rental property. So, to give you a head start on your search, here are a few tips our Relocation Consultants use daily.

Define Your Requirements: Determine your budget, preferred location, and needed features in a rental property. Knowing your requirements will help you focus on suitable options and save time on unsuitable ones.

Online Research: Use rental platforms, such as and These platforms often allow you to filter results based on your requirements.

Set Up Alerts: All platforms can set up email alerts for new listings that match your criteria. This way, you'll be among the first to know about available properties that fit your needs.

Be Early: Arriving at least 10 minutes early will allow you to be first in line, and make a good impression. it will also allow you to spend the allotted time looking closely at the property. And on the contrary, arriving five minutes before the end of the time slot will make a bad impression.

Dress to Impress: Dress for the house you want. Neat smart casual clothing, a big smile, warmth and thank the Property manager as you are leaving. You want to stand out for the right reasons.

Be Patient: Finding the perfect rental property may take time, especially in competitive markets. Be patient and avoid rushing into a decision that you might regret later.

Trust Your Instincts: Trust your instincts if something doesn't feel right, it usually isn't. It's essential to feel comfortable with your decision before signing a lease.

Following these tips and staying organised throughout the rental search process can minimise stress and increase your chances of finding the right rental property.

Do you need help finding a rental property in Melbourne? Our dedicated Home Search Service helps remove all the stress of finding a new home. Our experienced Relocation Consultants can create a short list of suitable properties, attend the inspections with you and help take care of all the details. Want to find out more? - Give our friendly EWR team a call today!


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