Sometimes when you are looking for accommodation abroad, it might seem like an eternity to receive a reply from the advertiser! What we usually see is that most people reply within 3 days. Unfortunately, some people forget to reply at all.
We try to encourage the advertiser to always write a reply, but it really is their responsibility to get back to you.
Three general tips:
Send a gentle reminder to the advertiser that you are still interested, it will be delivered to them by email.
When you contact advertisers, tell more about yourself. Do not only inform them about your name and your study but also tell them about your hobbies, your interests, what you like about the city, what kind of person you are if you have experience with living together with other people, etc.
Send out responses to 5+ rooms, this will increase your chances as well.
Please keep in mind not to send any contact information, such as email address or phone number. For more information why, and how this protects you, click here.
Good luck with your search!