Dutch estate agent
Buying a house in the Netherlands
Finding the right home is quite a challenge. You are suddenly faced with lots of questions. Where do you want to live? Which property would suit you best? An apartment or a detached house? How many rooms do you need? In which area do you want to live? Of course, you will want to know beforehand what is financially possible. If you have worked and lived in the Netherlands for six months or longer, you may be eligible to buy a house! However, there are a lot of things to consider. A buying agent or real estate agent can help you during the whole process. Dutch estate agents are called makelaar.
Real estate agent
Using a real estate agent is very common in the Netherlands, and is advisable, particularly for those who are new to the country or are not fluent in Dutch. It’s common to have both a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent, and each will have different roles in the transaction and have to be paid separately. Why utilize a Dutch buying agent:
• Expertise in the housing market.
• Insight into the real value of properties.
• A lower purchase price than you would realise.
• The buying agent is able to translate for you.
• Essential information about the property regarding ownership and land registry. This is important as it is possible to buy a property without having the right to live in it.
• Representation of your interests as a buyer and help negotiating.
• Save time by having everything handled professionally.
• Professional completion of the deal.
Helping internationals buying a Dutch house
Over the years we have gained a lot of experience in dealing with the desires and needs of internationals. We’ve seen our share of houses. We are aware of the differences you encounter once you set foot in a different country. We go far beyond what other agents offer. For example, we won’t hesitate to advise you not to buy a property if certain points aren’t right. Our only goal is to make sure you are happy with your purchase. As a buying agent, Anita is an expert, a specialist in the housing market. She protects your interests as a buyer. She saves you time, problems and thousands of euros, thanks to her expertise, experience and knowledge of the market
We will help you find a property that suits you. We will advise you to have a look in the villages or towns and districts and neighbourhoods that interest you. This will help you gain insight into the facilities you can find in your new living environment and which of these you think are important. TIP: list your financial possibilities. Before you go hunting for property, go and see a registered mortgage adviser so you know what you want to/can borrow.
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