Good question - thanks for asking!
Yes, homefully's automatic room reservation kicks in when an applicant requests a rental contract for her/his chosen room.
This room is visibly marked as reserved for other applicants on the room-sedcard in their personalized offers.
The duration of a room reservation is effective for 24 hours starting with the received rental contract, so the applicant has 24 hours to sign her/his rental contract.
Please note: We rent our rooms by the principle of first come first served as we are offering top locations in the top cities of Germany. This means that the first applicant that signs the rental contract gets the room. As our Community Managers offer multiple rooms to multiple candidates simultaneously it is not possible to reserve a room longer than 24 hours.
If you have further questions check in with the Community Manager you are in contact with or feel free to reach out via our Support Center.