Hi, just wanted to share our experience in renting a house in a Valencian sub-urb. (L'Eliana to be exact).
We scanned fotocasa thoroughly and contacted 16 agencies and 3 individual owners, asking for some details and announcing that we would come in September to scout houses.
We're not talking lowest cost, so I would guess we're not the worst of customers. Mind you, of those Protected content (in Spanish) only 1 (one) responded at all.
In addition, we walked into 10 agencies in person in September, (and I do look like a serious client and was talking Spanish to them - not perfect, but certainly understandable)
Apart from that one agent that answered the mail (and consequently also has our business now), only one other showed us a house. All the others either turned us away immediately or did never come back on their promises to select something fitting.
I'm really wondering whether all these other agents have so 'many bettter-paying clients?
So if you look for a house here, be prepared for a bit of a ride.