TESTIMONIALS FROM EXPATRIATES AND COMPANIES/ORGANISATIONS WHO USED ACCRAEXPAT.COM REAL ESTATE SERVICE TO SECURE ACCOMMODATION OR OFFICES
Note: contacts of these persons can be obtained upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENTIAL (see testimonials for commercial properties at the bottom of the page)
"On my first arrival in Accra, I was fortunate to find accraexpat.com who assisted me with finding my first accommodation in Accra. Claude as my first point of contact in Accra was most helpful in sharing his local knowledge and experience. The services rendered by Claude and his partner were excellent and I can highly recommend these two very professional gentlemen for this purpose."
Andre Nel - South Africa - Trellidor Ghana, Accra - Sept. 2010
"In my experience as an expatriate out of my home country for more than 10 years in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the service offered by accraexpat.com is undoubtedly the best I’ve found. From my earliest days in the country, and even before getting to Accra, Claude and his colleagues provided me with a complete guide to where to shop, best places to eat and hang out, and most importantly, they helped me getting the kind of house I was looking for at the price I was willing to pay. The kind of support provided by the persons managing accraexpat.com goes beyond the provision of services; it is a highly recommended entry point towards a new life in Ghana!"
Carlo Merla - Italy - Catholic Relief Services, Accra - Nov. 2010
"When I was looking for a place to stay in Accra, I could rely on the good connections and the excellent network of Claude, the Editor of accraexpat.com and of his partner in charge of real estate. The processing was very easy and effective: I communicated my needs, wishes and criteria for the apartment/house in advance, and they came out with a list of suitable objects that we could visit within one day. At the end of the tour, I was ready to decide which object I would choose for the shortlist and they supported me in negotiating the contract with the Landlord. Overall, I was very satisfied by the service and the support delivered and I would recommend for all those looking for a place to stay to get in contact with accraexpat.com.”
Martin Bamert - Switzerland - Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Accra - March 2011
"Shortly after arriving in Accra, I contacted accraexpat.com for assistance with finding accommodation, after struggling to find a place within my price range and an agent I could trust. They showed me a number of places within my budget. One week after seeing the places, I moved into one with a minimum of fuss."
Bram Miller - USA - UNDP/United Nations, Accra - May 2011
"Dear accraexpat Team,
I just wanted to thank you for completing step 1 of my move to Accra. The temporary flat found in Cantonments is exactly what I expected.
I wanted to especially thank Yomi for investing a lot of time last week and has been of great support to us. She was always friendly (despite the stress), flexible and trustworthy.
I am now even more encouraged to use accraexpat.com for the search of my permanent accommodation in a couple of months.
With best regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen."
Christian M. - Germany - Branch Manager Ghana S. (private sector) - April 2013
"I would like to thank accraexpat.com and their real estate service for the very professional work they did in order to find me a place. Their availability and professionalism was much appreciated on this first step to moving in Ghana."
Francois Gerves - France - Sales Manager Ghana Legrand - April 2013
"We only had 3 working days to find housing on our pre-assignment visit. We met with three different real estate agents. Yomi and Claude were the only ones who really understood our needs. They were extremely responsive and spent hours with us, showing us several different homes. Even after we left Accra, they were great at following up via email. They helped us negotiate the lease. Yomi even went and measured the windows, sent photos, and scanned and emailed a blueprint of the house to help us decide what to bring for the final move.
In addition to helping us find a great rental, they also gave us good tips about living in Accra - places to shop, schools, restaurants, etc..
To top it all off, Yomi picked us up when we flew in, arranged a taxi for our luggage and purchased some basic items we asked her to, to help us with our first day in our new place. As we arrived late Saturday night, it would've been difficult for us to sort that all out.
We wish we had been told how and where to recharge prepaid electricity and suggest to tell clients when moving them in.
accraexpat.com is definitely whom I would turn to, if moving to Ghana."
Eva Wong - USA - World Bank - August 2013
"After settling in Accra, I would like to use this opportunity to thank you very much for your support as well as the support of Yomi.
accraexpat.com has greatly supported us for the search of an adequate accommodation as well as office space. Due to time spent together in moving around to different locations within different neighbourhoods, we got quite a good understanding of Accra and the pros and cons of each of the areas.
It is also worth to mention that after moving in, accraexpat.com has further supported us in sorting maintenance issues and keeping to be a point of contact.
Well done and thanks a lot to you and your team!"
Ulf Plate - Austria - Area Sales Manager FHW Franz Haas Waffermaschinen GmbH - November 2013
"accraexpat.com real estate, and especially their staff Yomi, provided an excellent service, understood my needs and presented me with several options. She also was very helpful in negotiating the contract with the landlord. An excellent service, which I can absolutely recommend."
Jonas Baumann - Switzerland - December 2013
"I find both the website and service provided by accraexpat.com real estate very useful. On the website, as this is my first time to Accra, I could get a lot of information on what to look for in renting an apartment before starting the actual search.
Once we agreed on what I am looking for, service in showing apartments was great. On time, we managed to see a lot of them (and more was possible).
Post-renting follow-up service by accraexpat.com was fine as well. I really do not have complaints about them. My complaints are more on the management company that I rented the apartment from (slow in reacting and some of the repairs in the apartment are not done 5 weeks after I moved in), but accraexpat.com is helpful in this as well."
Marko Skreb - Croatia - International Monetary Fund/AFRITAC West 2 - June 2014
Note from the Editor: along with Mr. Skreb, accraexpat.com has secured accommodation for four other AFRITAC West 2 advisors in 2014 and for two Centre Coordinators in 2016 and 2017.
"With regards to the service provided by accraexpat.com, I found it efficient, the staff friendly and helpful and very quick to adjust the search for accommodation to the client's needs. Well done and keep up the good service."
Chansa Kapaya (Ms.) - Representative - UNHCR Ghana - August 2014
"I wish to thank you for the precious help given to us with regards to our search for a home and a car. Indeed, thanks to accraexpat.com, we were able to quickly find a house where my family is happily living and a good car at an excellent price.
I wanted as well to congratulate you for the seriousness, availability and kindness of your staff, especially Ms. Yomi who was at our side through the various steps."
Commander Silvain Coue - Regional Police Liaison Officer - Embassy of France - September 2015
"Two summers in a row, I was in contact by phone and email with the accraexpat team and definitely, I found them very reactive to answer our expectations from our French headquarters. It was a pleasure to work with them and they answered and covered multiple subjects. They took care of our two successive expatriates arriving in Accra and I'm sure we can count on their follow-up every day!"
Catherine Berthier - Executive Assistant (Internal Services, Direction Générale) - Alfa Laval (France) - November 2015
"I want to thank you for your service these past few months in helping me secure housing. Your patience and professionalism are simply admirable."
Aissatou Diajhate - International Research. & Exchange Board Inc. (USA) - February 2016
"Firstly, I want to confirm that, with Yomi, you have a really efficient collaborator. She knew how to manage viewings at our rhythm, not lagging on and stepping aside when necessary."
Nadege Violleau-Tabury (Holland) - May 2016
"Thank you for all of your help. I really appreciate how you sorted out everything for me with the building management. Without you, I would have found the situation very overwhelming. It felt good that you were there defending my interests, including the reduction in rent that you have negotiated on my behalf. Once again, thank you for everything you have done."
Doris Eder (USA) - October 2016
"Thank you again for your patience, quality services and great work."
Myarian Amadou - Revenue Foundation Development (Norway) - December 2016
"Thank you again for your great support during the search and lease process of our new place! We are very happy here!"
Ikla Neyla Buss / Stephane Burger - Consultants (South Africa - France) - February 2017
"I am glad to have found our lovely house. My fiancé and I would like to take a moment to comment on Yomi's work: she has been great - always available, punctual, precise, and friendly. We had a great experience and definitely need to thank her and your team for that."
Benedetta Mangialardo & Simon (Italy) - United Nations - Summer 2017
"Thanks again for working with us, which we found extremely helpful. We have worked with agents in a number of different countries, and rarely has the experience been so pleasant - thank you".
Jennifer Yablonski (USA) - UNICEF - September 2017
"Many thanks to the whole team for the professional support in this whole renting procedure. Oluyomi has done great job! Thank you!"
Una Kociper (Germany) - GIZ (German cooperation) - October 2018
"This note is to attest to the professionalism and assistance given to me personally and to my Project.
I am the Chief of Party of the USAID-funded Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP), here in Ghana since August 2013. At that time, we started setting up the Project, staffing, finding a permanent office, fitting out that office, etc. accraexpat.com helped the Project find a most perfect office space; we have occupied it since November 2013 and we could not be happier.
Yomi at accraexpat.com had led us to this office space. She understood what we were looking for, did not waste our time by showing spaces not within our requirements, led us to 3 quality alternatives, finally selecting the one where we are located today. Yomi had also spent her time showing me residential accommodations, again, all quality and having most of my requirements. She made herself available to show me apartments and houses at times convenient to me, in the early evenings and the weekends too, therefore, going beyond what was expected.
Claude as well as Yomi check on us from time to time to ensure that all is running smoothly. And by the way, both Yomi and Claude are not only professional but very good people. I have enjoyed working with accraexpat.com, Yomi and Claude, and continue to meet with them on various social occasions. I would recommend any expat…or certainly Ghanaian Nationals…to do the same, either professionally or on a personal basis."
Rick Dvorin - USA - Chief of Party - USAID-Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) - December 2013
Note from the Editor
Since FinGap, accraexpat.com has secured offices for three other USAID financed projects: PRTRP/NEXANT in 2014, ASSESS in 2015 and IRPP/ICFI in 2016. We as well secured residential accommodation for staff of these projects and others (such as WABICC/TETRA TECH ARD).