Dear Samantha – I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help in getting us settled in Geneva! We love our new house and neighborhood – the kids are beyond happy with the garden! We appreciate all your hard work in finding our home and for taking care of all the aspects that would have been difficult for us with our limited French like arranging viewing appointments, communicating with our landlord, entrance inspections and legal paperwork. It gave us great peace of mind to have you represent us in getting utilities, internet and TV setup (a nightmare even when you are trying to do it in your mother tongue!) and you were very kind offering to assist with car leasing and registration, insurance and more – the complete relocation package! You have extensive local knowledge and contacts and are a wealth of information about Geneva/Switzerland which has helped us understand various cultural aspects of our new home town and country.
We hired Samantha to help us find an apartment after moving to Geneva from the United States. This was a hard decision because we usually prefer to do these sorts of things ourselves. However, the market for rental housing in Geneva is extremely tight and the rules and procedures are quite different from many other places. It turned out that hiring Samantha was definitely the right thing to do.
Samantha was very helpful throughout the entire processing, from searching to move-in. She gave us a great overview of the housing situation in the area and recommended neighborhoods that fit our search criteria. She set up many apartment viewings for us, and took care of submitting application dossiers on our behalf. When we found a place that we particularly liked, she followed up with the régie and kept us informed.
After we were selected for an apartment, Samantha reviewed the lease with us (which was in French only) and explained what the various parts meant. This gave us confidence that we were entering into a fair agreement. Samantha also worked with the régie to schedule our move in, and was present to help us during the move-in inspection. We especially appreciated the little things she did, like advise us on child care in the area, help transfer our Internet service, and notify the mairie of our arrival.
Working with Samantha was a great experience. She was very professional and responsive to our needs. We would recommend her to anyone seeking relocation services in the Geneva area.
I moved from Annemasse in France to Geneva in October 2014 and had Samantha Solida from Solid Relocation and Sales as my agent for the relocation. She guided me very professionally and in a few weeks I had moved to an apartment that fully fits my needs. I will call her for any further relocation I may need in Geneva and would recommend her to anyone arriving.
Looking and finding an apartment in Geneva goes beyond nightmares. It requires to clone yourself between visits and personal contacts with the régies, paperworks, constant research on the net and newspapers and, what is more annoying, most of the time all this effort does not pay back with the awaited answer.
When I realized that with my very little free time (and patience) I would have never made it by myself, I relied on Mrs Solida’s experience.
Under her wings, the only thing I had to do was to show up and visit apartments fulfilling my standards, during appointments she had scheduled according to my planning. Samantha did a wonderful job in taking care of every single detail before and after I had an apartment assigned , not even one month after we had our first meeting.
She dealt with the régies while presenting my application and had contact with them, went over the lease with me giving helpful tips, she was there for the état des lieux, helping me out in settling the state of entry of the apartment and went further in taking care of the electricity connection and advising of accessory connections and insurance.
Her kindness, reliability and caring for her clients make me definitely recommend her service to anyone looking for an accommodation in Geneva’s jungle.
Samantha was very professional and able to understand my needs and standards in order to find the appropriate match. It worked well.She has a very good knowledge of the Geneva real-estate market and is able to navigate through the special processes to get us where we need. All this thanks to a good network with the “Regies”’, which is definitely a plus when you know that all the properties are not always visible online. On top of this, she was very attentive to my requests and worked relentlessly to visit apartments on my behalf and pre-select the most interesting ones. I strongly recommend Samantha for any real-estate searches in Geneva. I would not have been able to move without her support.