Do you want to rent or buy an apartment?
If you want to buy than you should probably seek help from a real estate professional.
If you are considering renting, I would recommend you to look for the apartment online. I like renberry.com. It’s free to search properties and apply for them. You can even offer you price for an apartment as well as sing the contract online. Thus if you want to rent an apartment you can do without the help of a professional.