I will be moving to Bangkok from Canada on June 1st. I'd really like to have a condo rented BEFORE I arrive, hoping I can just get off plane, head to new place, and have broker meet me there and do necessary paperwork, etc etc. I'm unsure if this is a wise idea, if I need to send first month and subsequent deposits in advance to broker ive never met, etc, can anybody recommend a trustworthy and intuitive broker who can meet my condo needs, etc.
Last time I transplanted to Barcelona, all my living arrangements were prearranged and I loved the ease of arriving and settling.
Secondary option is airbnb something for the first few days and go out with broker to look at places matching my criteria, however, this only gives me 2 days of time to find a place, make arrangements and settle financials before I am starting professional program.
Is one option more doable/safer? I can't make it to Bangkok before that date to find condo.
Suggestions, comments, thoughts, alternatives, new ideas greatly welcomed.