Onneksi olkoon on your move to South Florida. I would be delighted to help you and your family find the perfect home in Weston. Most of the rental properties on the market here are unfurnished, so you could definitely bring your own things from Finland. Also, furniture buying here is less stressful than in Europe - at least easier than in the UK, where I'm from! You can buy a sofa or a mattress this morning, and have it delivered tonight! My friends and clients from Europe are always shocked by such fast service!
My husband David and I own our own boutique real estate brokerage in Pembroke Pines and although we sell all of Broward County, we know the Weston, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Miramar area particularly well. We specialize in working with clients who are relocating from overseas or out of state and take those extra steps necessary to help you get acclimatized to your new country, particularly as far as schools, and just settling in is concerned. The good news is, is that this area has excellent schools.
Even long after you've moved in, my clients never hesitate to call or email me with questions, which I'm always happy to answer. Having moved from the UK to the States several years ago, and then again from Connecticut to Florida, I know what it's like to start over in a new part of the world!
As far as real estate is concerned, whether buying or renting, you should work with a professional Realtor, who will find you the right home for you, regardless of who the listing agent is - we have access to the entire multiple listing system and we are paid by the Landlord/Seller when a transaction is closed. The point being is that you only need to work with one Realtor - we all have access to the same properties. I know that differs in different parts of Europe. It's much simpler here in that respect.
I hope this has helped a little and I hope I'll be able to work with you,
Villa G Realty, Inc.