Testimonial

A warm welcome and soft landing in Copenhagen

When my husband and I moved to Copenhagen for his job with UNHCR, we had the very good fortune to meet Helle and benefit from her caring help in so many ways.  

After talking about our budget, distance to the office, needs, wants, etc., Helle went through the available properties that met our critera, contacted the owners or agents, scheduled showings and drove me to the properties.  She worked with us to find what was in our best interests and listened to what we wanted and helped us to find options we didn’t know existed.  When dealing with owners and agents, Helle always had our best interests at heart and negotiated lower rents or advised us if she felt a property was over-priced.

We found a lovely property but it fell through when the landlords delayed about signing the lease and Helle advised us to withdraw because the owners kept procrastinating.  The next day Helle had several properties lined up to see and the day after that we found the home that we are now renting … it is even better than the first property!

In addition to all of this, Helle helped us to get public transport passes and acted as a cultural interpreter / guide for innumerable things from where to find fresh cut flowers, to how to find good quality household goods and furniture, to which grocery stores carry the most organic products, to how to find items on the Danish “blue pages” an online site where Danes sell and buy things and much more.

We have moved ten times in the last 20 years and this move has been the easiest and most enjoyable in large part due to Helle’s cheerful, considerate and generous help.  For us, Helle embodies all the best Danish qualities … hard working, professional, trustworthy, caring, generous and kind.  It has been wonderful to work with her to find our home here in Denmark and to count her as our friend.

Debbie Falk and Brad Henderson

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  • When I moved to Copenhagen for my job, it was all very stressful to find my way around on top of working hours and to look for a place. I used to move a lot and I know well how painfully difficult it can be. So I was very anxious. And then I met Helle through recommendations. She was like a ray of sunshine, like a wonder woman. She made my life so easy and she accommodated all my whims to find a perfect home, even negotiated with the landlords all the facilities and prices for me. A real wonder woman!

    I found the best flat I could possibly find in this beautiful city, very happy with it and can’t emphasise enough that there would be no chance for me to find this place without Helle’s help. Free of charge things you can also get from her are: amazing sense of humour – I was laughing the whole time I spent with her, calming and soothing energy, which kept my anxiety in check with the whole move thing and a very positive and shiny personality.

    I really liked her as a person and as a professional!

    Iroda

  • We just moved to Copenhagen six weeks ago and it seems we’ve been here for months !!! Everything has gone very smoothly and this is in great part thanks to Helle.

    When we knew we were moving from France to Denmark last March, someone gave us her contact. We explained her what we were looking for and very quickly she came back to us with some very interesting options. At the beginning of April, we signed up for one house that was very close to the school.

    However, in mid July while we were on holidays, the owners of the house wrote us saying that unluckily they were coming back to Denmark earlier than expected, actually in October. We were just about to move to their house beginning of August!!

    We immediately called Helle again as we wanted to find another house straight away in order to avoid two moves in three months. She was so reactive and helpful!! There was not so much left on the market since everyone seemed to be on holidays in Danemark but she did a great job finding us another house in just two weeks!!! We signed up for a lovely house withouth having seen it as there was no time to fly to Danemark, visit houses and organize the move from France at the same time. We fully relied on her feedback and impressions. And we must say that the final choice couldn’t have been better!! The happy end of this very stressful period is that we ended up finding a bigger and better located house than the first one for the same price!.

    If we had to move again here in Danemark (which I hope is not going to happen for the coming years) I would definitely call her again. Helle is very well connected, she has a good understanding of what your needs are, she’s incredibly good at negotiating, and what is more important she is a cheerful, trustworthy, highly professional and caring person. We have been really lucky!!

  • The experience to work with Helle was one of the most wonderful things upon my arrival to Copenhagen.

    I moved to Copenhagen because of my job. Before moving to this city, I was told that it was very difficult to find proper apartments in Copenhagen. I had started to look into apartments and contact some landlord before coming to here. No positive answers so far.

    On the first day of my arrival, my supervisor introduced me to Helle. I had listed up my preference and she listed up some apartments carefully and considerably. Amazingly, she quickly understood my taste and suggested fancy apartments.

    On the first day of our ‘apartment hunting tour’, I could find MY HOME in Copenhagen. This was absolutely beyond my expectation.

    She is also very good at customer care. She showed me some tips to live in Copenhagen such as nice restaurants, supermarkets, and security information.

    Without her support, I could not start my life here so smoothly. I strongly recommend her when you look for nice and cozy place to live in Copenhagen.

    Best way to live your best life in Copenhagen!

    Doumo arigatou!! Thank you very much!! Mange tak!!!

    Sawako

  • I contacted Helle a Saturday. Already the next day she wrote me back and we had an appointment. 10 days later I had rented a lovely house. We spent one day together where she brought me to see 13, or maybe 14 houses. Far more visits than I would have managed to organise myself. And she shared her knowledge about the areas we drove through. It was a pleasant way to find and visit houses and I was not stressed as I had imagined. I will ask her again!

  • Dear Helle,

    Thanks again for all your help, and the time you spent with me last week. It really was good to see all the neighborhoods you took me through and visit all those houses – it would not have been possible by myself!

  • When I moved to Copenhagen in early 2015, I was very nervous about having to look for a place to live that I can call home… After arriving in this amazing city, I realized there were many reason to be nervous; looking for a house in a city like this, can be one of the worst nightmares you can have… You don’t know the city, you don’t understand how it works, how far things are, and you are not even able to read a label in the supermarket if you don’t know Danish, Norwegian or Swedish…

    For those coincidences of life and thanks to Debbie, I had the fortune to meet Helle. She, more than a real estate agent became a friend. Someone who understands your needs, have patience, defend your interests and fight to find the perfect place for you. She is absolutely caring and accommodate your budget with the different possibilities this city offers and the most important thing, what you really want. After having agreed the kind of place I wanted, she took me around the city to visit different options until we found the perfect home! Yes, we did! 🙂

    I am very grateful and is a blessing to have met her. I absolutely recommend her services and support to anyone moving to Copenhagen. It will make a difference in your life.

    Thank you Dear Helle!

  • Looking for the right new home in Denmark while you still have a busy life in another country is very stressful and not easy at all. Helle became my rescue in this process and with her good feeling for what exactly is important for me in regards to my new home, it turned out to be some exciting 2 weeks with plenty of housing opportunities that I could not have searched for myself. Helle works very committed to her task and is so joyful at the same time and I would recommend her to anyone I know who is about to do an international relocation to Denmark.

  • Helle has been really wonderful.
    She has been extremely helpful, fast, professional, she clearly knows the market, and she is so nice and kind and helped us with many other extra little things and advice beyond finding us a home.
    We arrived about a month ago but we had started corresponding already beforehand and as we landed she had already put together a list of places to visit based on our requirements, and this weekend we are moving into our new beautiful apartment! We simply could not have done this without her, she made it so much easier and fun!
    I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is moving to Denmark.

  • I met Helle at very stressful point of my stay in Denmark. My lease period was ending and there was no alternate arrangement in sight. There was no possibility of extending that lease either. For an individual, this can be stressful. For a small family with a 5-yr old child, it is harrowing!

    When we first spoke with Helle on the phone and emails, she was so calm that we didn’t know whether she understood the seriousness of our situation. But as we went along, I realized that not only did she understand it well but her calm demeanor eased our panic and anxiety.

    What is great about Helle is that she genuinely cares about her clients. Something many companies and service providers don’t do. Despite the limited time, she found few leads and got us a nice apartment just in time. Helle not only solved our housing problem but also relieved us of the stress of hunting for a house.

    I would absolutely recommend Helle to anyone looking for a place to make their home. I know I will go back to her next time I’m looking for a new place.

  • Helle is AMAZING!

    I stumbled across Helle’s website when my boyfriend and I were looking for apartments about a week after we moved to Copenhagen. After meeting with Helle, I knew she would be the perfect person to help us get settled. Not only is Helle professional, she is knowledgable about the industry, well connected and genuine. Within days Helle presented some great options and we found an amazing apartment after looking at a few places. Helle even negotiated on our behalf to reduce the rent and walked us through the entire rental contract process. Helle was genuinely interested in making sure we were comfortable and was able to provide tips on restaurant, shopping, parking rules among many others.

    I would highly recommend Helle as she made our transition so much smoother. I could not have imagined we would have such a great apartment without her expertise. Thanks again Helle, you are the best!

  • The service I received from Helle was excellent.

    This applies to the process of searching for a house, contractual agreements, translation of tenancy contract, orientation tour around and much more. Approachable, friendly, great communication, always keeping you informed of processes.

    Thanks to Helle relocation to me and my family went without any trouble.

    I feel confident to recommend Helle services. Customers can be sure that everything is taken care of at all times and will be completed to the highest standard.

    Giedrius

  • I first contacted Helle at the beginning of October, during a quite stressful period of looking for rental accommodation. Within two weeks, Helle had found an apartment that perfectly suited my needs and budget. Throughout the whole process, I found Helle to be extremely helpful and kind, and an invaluable source of advice and knowledge about the Danish housing market. She took care of everything from arranging inspections, to negotiating with the landlord and translating contract documents. I would absolutely recommend Helle to anyone needing help with their relocation – thanks so much!!

  • When we arrived to Denmark, we received the contact of Helle through colleagues who previously worked with her in finding a suitable house. At the beginning, we were a little skeptical about hiring the services of a “middle-woman” to help us find our house. However being pressured in time, we thought of giving it a try and we definitely did not regret our decision…
    Helle works very professionally, efficiently and has a personalized approach. Less than 24 hours after we described to Helle our preferences and expectations , she had already emailed us several housing options featured with clear descriptions and pictures. Additionally we were always offered to conduct a home visit on times that accommodated our work schedule. Our feedback was always duly considered and we only received suitable options in the price category we had set.
    One week after our first encounter with Helle, we had signed our lease to a “perfect for us” apartment !
    Not only did Helle provide suitable accommodation for us, she also helped us by putting us in contact with the local authorities in order to enlist our 1 year old child in daycare. She assisted us in translating and submitting our applications forms even though she absolutely did not have to.
    In short, Helle helped us tremendously is making Copenhagen our home. Thanks for everything, Helle

  • Helle is naturally warm and kind. It radiates from her, which made me feel safe instantly when she greeted me at Copenhagen airport.

    But Helle’s excellent customer care has started when I sent a first email to her few days before my arrival. She immediately responded and the next day, she had already sent me a detailed “house hunt plan”!

    For three days, I visited 10 properties and Helle quickly sensed my preference. When she noticed something worrisome in properties (which may not be obvious for someone like myself who has no idea about Danish housing), she gave me honest insights. I was assured that Helle was there to represent my interest 100%.

    Thanks to her, I could find my new home within 3 days. It couldn’t have been more easier!

    Moreover, Helle helped me shop a massive amount of essential household stuff, a bed and glossaries when I moved to the apartment so that I could immediately started a new life comfortably. I can’t thank her enough.

    Tusind Tak!!!!

  • Dear Helle,
    We cannot thank you enough for this past week when we looked together for the right place for us in Copenhagen.
    You were kind, patient, always with a smile, devoted and highly motivated to take us to all the apartments and houses in the market that fitted our family needs, so we can have all the information needed for to get the right decision.
    It seemed that you are really thinking about us and trying to understand the inner wishes, obligations and needs our family has while looking for a place to live.
    You are one of a kind and we don’t think we could have done it without you!
    We feel grateful for finding you.
    Can’t wait to have you for dinner in our new apartment by the lake,
    Tal and Shiran

  • Not sure where we’d be without Find Your Home!

    My family and I have had a very positive experience with the services offered by Helle Gade Henrichsen from Find Your Home. We learned over a year ago that we would be moving to Copenhagen in 2017 and made an initial foray last July to see the city. On the recommendation of another family that had recently moved, we met up with Helle one morning, and she spent a couple of hours driving us around the different parts of town and building an understanding of our housing needs over a Danish pastry or three. Fast forward to January of this year, when she helped find the perfect temporary accommodation for myself for a few months before the family move, and then to March-May when the search was on for a suitable family house. The market is difficult just now, with very few decent properties coming up, and quite frankly I do not know where we would have ended up without Helle’s hard work and persistence in checking out new places on a virtual daily basis. Moreover, Helle is highly professional and a lovely person, which made the (potentially stressful) task of finding our home (almost) stress-free! We have now found a lovely house just where we hoped for, and will be moving in a few weeks’ time.
    Thank you Helle!!

  • Helle has been a pillar of knowledge and support through the most difficult period of my relocation to Denmark. She will not be outworked and she knows the local systems and the best ways of navigating them with outstanding success. It took only 2 days before I had an offer for a magnificent apartment which I accepted. Helle’s expertise extends to many other parts of living in Denmark, from internet regulations, through to the best advice for financial decisions and negotiations.

    I would not ever hesitate in recommending Helle’s services to anyone else in my position. She is the most trustworthy and honest person I have had the pleasure of dealing with.

    Elliot

  • Helle did a great job in helping us finding a place. For foreigners arriving in Denmark it is very difficult to find your way on the market and she was able to quickly understand our needs and show us (many) relevant places within our budget.
    A very supportive and helpful service as we saved time and she also helped us with the utilities contracts (electricity, gas, etc…).
    Thank you very much Helle !

  • If you are moving to Copenhagen, or you are simply thinking about changing home, contracting the services of findyourhome.dk is the best and smartest thing you can do! Helle is amazing: kind, funny, results-oriented and great negotiator. And, most of all, she’s always taking care of your best interests. She says that the most important part of her job is having her clients satisfied, living in a place where they can be happy. And she really means it! Without Helle, my first days in the city would have been stressful. But thanks to her, arranging all the visits to the apartments, negotiating with the landlords, reviewing the terms of the lease, informing me about the rules and the habits, and constantly providing tips and asking for my impressions, these first days had been a funny adventure. Where I could focus on the most important part of the story: find a nice place where to live.
    Do not consider contracting the services of findyourhome.dk as a cost. It is an investment! From an economic point of view, but especially for your physical and psychological well-being in Copenhagen! Federico (Italy)

  • I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that Helle is absolutely amazing at her job. From a brief conversation, she knew exactly the kind of apartment that I wanted, and took me to see a number of suitable apartments within the first week(!) of our arrangement. Helle found my perfect home within two weeks. I was very impressed – Danish people often tell me that it takes even Danes years to find the right home. Finding a place in Copenhagen is about connections, timing, and persistence. Helle performs these tasks with relatively ease, as her amazing people skills come naturally to her from her warm personality. Don’t go for an impersonal, corporate service that is only interested in securing a deal – find Helle, who finds exactly what YOU need! Highly recommended!!! William

  • When my husband and I decided to relocate to Denmark, we were introduced to Helle in September of this year about finding the right location for us and our dog. We had a chat on FaceTime about what we wanted and needed and Helle got right on the case and within a week sent us a few potential rental properties. Once we decided on our house and location, Helle took the reigns and started sorting out the lease contract and anything else which needed negotiating with the property owners.

    Helle helped us throughout the next few months with organising the internet, utilities and anything else that was needed to be done while we were out of the country. Nothing was too much trouble for her and it certainly made our lives so much easier.

    Relocating from another country can be tough especially when you have 8 hours plus time difference with limited window for a chat, this could seem impossible. Helle was available 24/7, basically whenever we needed to talk about any aspects of the rental property. She also took her time to show us the local area via FaceTime and gave us a few tips on shopping, travel and general local surroundings of our rental property.

    When I finally moved to Denmark in November this year, Helle met me at the house and made sure I was happy with everything before leaving for the day. She really made me feel welcome especially after a 12 hour flight from Japan, with tons of luggage and a very confused dog.

    A few days later, Helle showed me the local town and nearby locations for dining, shopping and travel. Helle has a wonderful sense of humour and it has been an absolute privilege to have met her and spend time with her.

    Moving from another country is never easy as there are so many things that need to be done and prepared before the actual move but Helle made it so smooth for us by going above and beyond what any estate agent would have done or could have done. She was and is a guardian angel for all those who have used her services.

    I would highly recommend Find Your Home to anyone who is looking for a professional and smooth relocation to Denmark.

    Helle, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and guidance. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!”

    Vika

  • Helle provided the most fantastic service for us to find the perfect home for our family in Copenhagen. She worked so hard to locate as many properties as possible from sources that we would never have been able to find and then was so professional in organising viewings and negotiating with the agents. Find Your Home really is worth the investment to not only take away the challenges and stress of relocating but also to get much more for your money. Thanks

    Nick and Lizzie

  • Working with Helle was the best decision I made prior to my arrival to Copenhagen!

    I relocated from Canada to Denmark for a job and was told it might be a challenge to find an apartment. This was definitely an understanding, as it was close to impossible to find something within my price rage in the timeframe that I needed it. I had looked into apartments myself for 2 months, unsuccessfully. Thankfully, I found Helle’s website and she had found me an amazing apartment, within budget, in one week! She has great contacts in the real estate market and access to apartments you would never find n your own.

    She helped me move from my temporary AirBNB apartment and set up my internet, electricity and everything else I needed 😊 She also gave me some tips on living in Copenhagen- which were very useful, especially as a foreigner.

    Thanks to Helle, I had a smooth transition from Montreal to Copenhagen, with little stress. I HIGHLY recommend her if you are looking for a place to live in Copenhagen! I also recommended her to my new employer whenever foreigners are looking to come here to work!

    -Melissa

  • When we knew our family of four would be moving to Denmark from Sri Lanka this year, my husband and I started looking for housing right away, but were quickly overwhelmed by the online search. It was difficult to figure out which area to live in and how best to contact landlords, especially from a distance. Some of my husband’s new colleagues happily recommended Helle and passed along her contact details. Right away we Skyped with her, and she proved to be warm, friendly, professional and extremely astute about our needs. From day 1 she began sending us links to possible housing and offered to attend open houses on our behalf ahead of our move.

    With two small children in tow, finding housing and settling in quickly was a high priority for us. Helle had a handful viewings scheduled for us just the day after our arrival. The very first day of looking we found a stunning apartment in our budget that we loved, but decided to keep looking while we got to know the city a bit better. Helle scheduled several viewings for us just a few days later, at a time that was convenient for the children and myself. When we saw a particularly great place, she even swung by my husband’s office to pick him up for a quick viewing. There is just no way we could have managed this kind of efficiency and expediency on our own.

    Helle took our comments and wish list into account when scheduling viewings, and adapted her selections accordingly. We liked every place we saw, and we also felt that every place she showed was a place that she would choose for herself, if she were in our shoes. It made the decision very tough. In fact, we got as far as making a final decision to rent one lovely apartment, but expressed some misgivings about whether the area was quite right for us. The next day Helle directed us to one last listing in an area we loved. The apartment turned out to be fantastic and totally perfect, and we moved in just last week, only a month after our arrival.

    Besides arranging viewings, Helle provided us with essential information about schools, transport, furniture shopping, and most importantly the best bakery in town! She negotiated rents, leases and helped us with all the details and issues that arise when moving into a new place. There was a deeply personal aspect to her services as well, for example, when picking me up for viewings she played a board game with my son while I tended to the baby, and kept my son’s heavy car seat installed in her car for a week to save me from having to lug it back and forth for our viewings. Amazing!

    We are so grateful to Helle for making this the easiest and smoothest transition we could possibly have hoped for. We highly and heartily recommend her essential services to anyone relocating to Copenhagen, or moving within the city.

    Suzanne and Joe

  • Working with Helle has been a fantastic experience for our entire family. Not only did she take care in finding us a wonderful home here in Copenhagen, but she’s consistently gone above and beyond to help us feel comfortable and settle into the city.

    With Helle’s help, we signed a lease within two weeks of our arrival in Denmark. She gave us a very clear sense of the housing market here, as well as helpful details on the merits of specific neighborhoods.

    From the first day we met her, Helle put an incredible amount of thought and energy into the time we’ve spent together. She’s given us valuable hints on just about every aspect of life in Denmark. She’s accompanied us on a school visit for our son. And she’s even taken our family to stores and restaurants she thought we might like.

    Helle definitely listens to your needs, finds what you’re looking for and negotiates on your behalf – but what she does is so much more than that. She’s warm, caring and funny, more like a friend. She’s made the transition from the United States to Denmark very enjoyable – and so much easier – for our whole family.

  • I would recommend Helle to anyone looking to find a place to live in Copenhagen. She helped us to find a wonderful family house, taking away all the stress and making the experience enjoyable.
    She took the time to understand our needs and find the right place for us. We have always found her to be efficient, helpful, thoughtful and considerate.
    Alice and Leo

  • We moved to Copenhagen in March because I was going to start a business for my German employer here. Soon we had to learn that searching for a furnished home in Copenhagen is not very easy when you are limited to a few certain areas where you wish to live. Soon we decided that it would be better to get some professional support after screening all available real estate websites without any results at all and we luckily found Helle’s FINDYOURHOME. Helle quickly understood what we are searching for and her network of landlords is simply amazing. She even showed us apartments weeks before they were advertised and so it only took us a few weeks to find our amazing new home right in the center of Copenhagen. On top of that Helle showed us all the beautiful places in Copenhagen and recommended us tons of great restaurants. Overall Helle’s service is something we can highly recommend when you’re moving to Copenhagen. It was such a great experience!

  • Helle is a gentle person and a fantastic professional. When I ask her to help me out in finding a suitable apartment, she immediately understood my needs and in less than 48 hours she managed to make me visit 5 different options.
    She drove me around with her car and her flexibility and kindness were much appreciated (she works also on Sunday if necessary). After only 3 days Helle managed to reach an agreement with the landlord of one of the apartment we had visited… and thanks to her the final price was lower than the one asked by the owner. In a week I had a signed contract for my new apartment!
    I definitely recommend Helle to anyone who is looking for a flat/house in Copenhagen. She is truly trustworthy and reliable! 5 stars!

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