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
Iconographer – Transfiguration Icons
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