"I have had many agents while I lived in Beijing, but none of them impressed me the way BambooRoof did!
I would describe Natalie as a kind-hearted person with high integrity and a phenomenal commitment to her work where she has YOUR interest in mind – she will make your priorities her priorities. Most importantly she is patient, experienced, communicative and works within the parameters you give her. She will make you feel like you are her only client even though she has millions of things going on (e.g. helping students opening bank accounts in China, getting registered at the police station etc. all of which she does as a friendly gesture). What truly amazes me about Natalie is that she works like a robot. She will get back to your e-mail or text within minutes. This is also the level of efficiency she works with when finding you the perfect apartment/room/studio. Within two days from contacting Natalie I found and settled in my perfectly located shared apartment in the center of the city (Wudaokou) with an affordable price that was actually below my budget (2500 RMNB for a room within 5 min walking distance to WDK subway st.)!
I recommend Natalie to EVERYONE looking for a room or an apartment in Beijing, simply because she is the number one agent in the biz!"
"En arrivant à Beijing, le stress était intense: je ne parlais pas Chinois et n'avais que quelques jours pour trouver un appartement. Grâce à Natalie de Bambooroof, j'ai pu non seulement visiter une douzaine d'appartements en 2 jours et choisir celui qui me convenait le mieux, mais aussi obtenir le meilleur prix auprès du propriétaire! Natalie m'a aussi aidé à explorer le quartier dans lequel j'allais vivre, ce qui est très sympathique."
Natalie ist eine vorbildliche Maklerin, die es versteht auf die Bedürfnisse von Austauschstudenten einzugehen. Mit ihrem perfekten Englisch und ihrer 100% Bereitschaft uns in jeder Lage zu unterstützen, fanden wir nicht nur schnell eine passende Wohnung im fremden Beijing, sondern meisterten auch während des Semesters alle administrativen Herausfoderungen. Nach einer atemberaubenden Zeit an der Tsinghua Universität bin ich froh sie eine gute Freundin nennen zu dürfen.
For my 6 months stay in Beijing, I was looking for a quality flat with quality people and especially an agent who could at any time help me with translation and administrative issues. The Bambooroof team provided even more than I expected. They revealed to be on top of amazing housing agents always available to help me out, excellent advisors for my night life and travels in China.
Nati was very sweet and friendly. She charges half the price of most agents and it was pleasure to be her customer
Nati è stata una agente molto precisa, puntuale e disponibile. Ho alloggiato a Wudaokou da febbraio 2015 in un tricamere molto carino e vicino a tutti i servizi della zona. Ho deciso di pagare un po' di più ma ho preso la casa migliore in termini di trade off costi benefici. Mi ha aiutato a trovare un appartamento in fretta poiché avevo pochi giorni a disposizione, si è disturbata anche sabato e domenica e alla fine ho trovato la sistemazione ideale. Nati capisce subito quello che stai cercando e cerca di mostrare più appartamenti possibile per farti avere un'idea precisa e sicura. È stata puntuale nelle ricevute e nelle condizioni, è carina nel mediare sempre con i proprietari degli appartamenti che non sempre parlano inglese. La consiglio a chiunque cerchi una persona che capisce le esigenze del cliente e cerca di accontentarlo in tutto e per tutto.
When I first arrived in Beijing, I visited different local real estate agencies for days, with no results whatsoever. The main problems were the language barrier and often murky behaviors from agencies, which try to exploit information asymmetries. Then, luckily, I found BambooRoof. Reliable, honest and transparent, they helped me throughout all the process, from apartment hunting to contract signing and closing (which might get very expensive otherwise). I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for accommodation in Beijing.
如果你不会说汉语，在北京找一套房子是非常难了。 我到哪儿，我很幸运能够和BambooRoof相识。 他帮帮我跟我的朋友找一套房子：靠近我们的大学，优美的所在，整齐清洁，有真和平倡议！ 提供专业服务，他有经验丰富，永远乐于助。 由于他的帮助，我们享受好经验"
"their help turned a potentially exhausting week of flat-hunting instead into two efficient days, from which we emerged with new friends as well as a place to live in wudaokou! we love you!"
Très efficace. On a réussi à avoir un bon appartement à un prix plus que correct, alors qu'on est arrivés après tout le monde. Nati est adorable, elle a fait un super boulot. Sachant que les proprios ne parlent pas un mot d'anglais, elle nous a été d'une grande aide. N'hésitez pas à lui poser toutes vos questions; c'est capital d'être bien informé en Chine car personne ne viendra vous les donner !
Agent Nati from Bambooroof was a blessing when i had to find an appartment on short note. Her excelent knowledge of both the chinese and english language helped me a lot when discussing the details with landlord. Also when i had to discuss something with the landlord she was glad to help with translating. She also knew a lot of foreign students with who, after meeting them through nati, I spend most of my free time during my stay in beijing.
Bambooroof team was a huge help finding me an apartment in Wudaokou. they were also great at giving me information about the area, travel etc. I can't recommend thier services more highly!
"Finding an apartment in Beijing has been a lot easier than I thought thanks to BambooRoof’s help: I found a great room in a spacious apartment perfect for my budget and location requests - and only in one afternoon! My biggest concern was that I would not have been able to communicate with Chinese landlords on agreeing on the price, signing the contract and other practical matters, but instead the whole process went extremely smoothly with BambooRoof,My agent from BambooRoof is a fluent English speaker. She was not only a good translator, but also a great mediator: for example, she negotiated with the owner a shorter contract to adjust it to the length of my stay. She is a very reliable person and was always ready to help out also during the year for any problems with the apartment!"
When I began searching for apartments I was skeptical, espeically because I had heard so many bad things about the agents working in Beijing and around Wudaokou. People had warned me about being overcharged, not being able to contact my agent after I sign the contract, and even losing my deposit after the lease was up. I was fortunate enough to find the BambooRoof relocation service and did not encounter any of these problems (although, I heard from my classmates that other agencies were doing these nefarious things that I had been warned about, in particular, stealing the deposit). The experience I had went beyond professional. They not only helped me easily rent an apartment at 50% the price of other agencies, but they also helped me answer questions about life in Wudaokou and Beijing. I've already recommended BambooRoof to other Beijing-bound exchange students from my home school in Germany and I plan to continue doing so. I really can't thank them enough.
I had a great time in Beijing and Bambooroof was a great help! They made my apartment hunting trip so easy and whenever there is any probelm of the apartment they get back to help immediately!!
BambooRoof is fantastic. At the time, I was planning to move in with a friend after our first semester together at Peking University. With bambooroof, the process of finding a suitable apartment was convenient and fast! Nati from BR helped us through every single housing concern shared between my roommate and me. It felt like she truly cared. She is smart, fun, easy to talk to, and reliable. Not to mention, I was also surprised by how quick she responded to my messages whenever I needed her. She’s had a ton of experience helping foreigners settle in. Not only will she help you find a place to stay, but she’ll also help you understand the Beijing area and lifestyle more. If I ever come back to Beijing and am in need of finding an apartment, I will—without doubt—go to her first.
When I got to Beijing for my semester at Beida, my friend (who got there one week in advance) had already settled everything with Nati. She showed her at least 50 apartments in the area and provided me with pictures of the apartments and precise details of each of them to help me make a decision even if I was on the other side on the world. Nati has always been very helpful. She was able to understand our needs and take us to the right places. If you don't speak Mandarin, then Nati is just the one you're looking for. She is available on the phone anytime you need to solve any problem you might have with your landlord and she's also a friend who can help you out to find you're way in a new city.
"I took only one day to find the perfect flat I needed. It wouldn't have been possible without Natalie. She's the only agent I found that immediately understands your tastes and needs and finds a solution right away. Being a foreign student, I wouldn't recommend anyone but Natalie!"
Gjennom hele oppholdet mitt i Beijing har Nati vært tilgjengelig, både når det gjaldt generelle spørsmål om bostedet og praktiske spørsmål om livet i byen. Hun er troverdig og har god erfaring med utenlandske studenter som skal oppholde seg i Beijing. Da jeg ankom byen fikk jeg raskt en avtale med henne. Jeg ble vist rundt i Wudaokou og så på flere leiligheter etter mitt behov. Hun hjalp meg også med å prute ned leieprisen med huseieren. Etter huseierens ønske måtte jeg skrive en kontrakt på 5,5 måneder selv om jeg bare skulle bo i Beijing i 4 måneder. Jeg klarte å finne en som kunne ta over leiligheten, og Nati hjalp meg med denne prosessen. Jeg anbefaler Nati på mitt varmeste!
Starting a life in beijing is like being in the jungle. And like anyone, you don't want to be in a jungle without a guide, someone to help you and make your stay unforgettable. Whenever we had troubles (lost a wonderful flat, language problem with the landlord, policemen) Nati was there to help us facing this challenges. I dont want to say at the end we were able to live alone (that's not true) but she wanted us to be comfortable and dont focus on anything else. Her task was really to make our lives easier and enjoyable at any time
When I arrived to Beijing, I was lost, but thanks to God there was an angel who made my arrival and my staying much much easier. Nati helped me and my fellows not only to find a beautiful apartment in Beijing, but also to solve any kind of issue during our entire period in Beijing. She helped us with all our needs and not only related to the apt (she actually helped me with a University project as well) . I cannot recommend a better person to contact in Beijing, she is nice, polite and she speaks a really good English. If you are worried about all the related issues in moving to Beijing, you can now stop worrying, you have the perfect person to contact.
'I was in Beijing for 5 months on a study trip. Nati helped me find a great apartment, spending plenty of time with me going through dozens of options in the Wudaokou area. From helping me with language issues, to showing me where the best places to buy supplies were, Nati went well above what I would expect from an agent. 10/10 would recommend- absolutely amazing service
Nati is reliable and is someone that will be available when you have problems. She also very honest and is very helpful to slove issuues finding apartment to find the best price quality option adjusting to your budget offering several options and even after the contract is signed she will help you understand the many surprises you will face in beijing. With nati you will feel safe!
Nati speaks a very good English and she is always ready to help. hence she has been crucial, especially in the first months! She became a friend , although she is always very professional!
Nati was lovely to work with. She made me feel very at ease during the whole process of finding an apartment in Beijing ... Which as I'm sure anybody will tell you is rather stressful! However, working with nati made the whole process incredibly smooth, and actually enjoyable. I really felt like I could trust Nati and all the advice and help she gave me and (still gives me), She made everything very clear and simple to understand, I challenge anyone who reads this to find a friendlier, Lovelier person to help you find a place to live in beijing!
Foreigners arriving in Beijing for the first time may face a number of difficulties when looking for a room or an apartment to rent. Most letting agencies hire non-english speaking personnelm making it all the more difficult for beginner-to-intermediate Mandarin Chinese speakers to find accommodation, registering at a local police stationto apply for a residence permit, set up a Chinese Bank account for rent payments,etc.
Bambooroof, however,has hired one of the most competent agents I had opportunity to meet in Beijing: Nati Jiang.
Nati is an exceptional guide to all that wudaokou has to offer to students and professional based in the area. I was able to book an appointment with her one month prior to my arrive in Beijing, and when i finally arrived, she showed me a wide variety of rooms available to rent in some of wudaokou's most popular compounds(华清嘉园， 五道口嘉园，龙湖唐宁one)She was essential in heling me find a room and, more importantly , my budget. Also she took care of accompanying me to the cloest police station,helping me going through the bureauratic paperwork required to obtain a residence permit.
Needless to say her English is imppeccable. The confidence with which she answered all my questions was indicative of her language proficiency and overall prefessionalism. she's so kind and willing to help that she was able to find a flat for me and almost all of my classmates in less than 10 days - that's over 25 people!
Overall, I don't think I would recommend anyone else other than Nati for people looking to rent a room/flat in Beijing.
My only suggestion for new comers would be to get here with enough cash to pay for the moving-in deposit and first water/electricty bills. Or if possilble, try to get a UnionPay debit card prior to your arrive. It is not strictly necessary, but it may be of great help for anyone willing to pay thier rent directly in China, without having to make bank transfers from an internationl bank account.
Our experience with Bambooroof was very pleasant. In particular, we had the chance to have Natalie's help. Even before our arrival in China she was really helpful by arranging an appointment to see apartments when it was most convinient for us. At our arrival, she showed us all the apartments that matched with our requests and in the end we managed to find our ideal new home. Furthermore, during our stay she has always been available in assisting us with all the issues we faced in the management of our apartment. In genereal, we appreciated this agency, especially because as we do not speak Chinese, it would have been really hard to find a place on our own. Thus we'd like to suggest this service.