Buying a property in The Netherlands can be a very complex journey, especially when you are an expat. You don’t know all the rules and regulations of this country and you may have heard stories about outbidding and not being able to find the right house for the right price. Or perhaps you have heard that the tables are turning and the chances to find the right property are increasing.
Whatever the situation is in the current market, with the help of one of our professional real estate agents, who can guide you through every step of the process, it is possible to find your dream house!
The first step, if you need a mortgage, is that we bring you into contact with an independent mortgage advisor, specialized in expats. This company knows for instance all about the 30 % ruling (if applicable), how to handle foreign income, and they can set your budget. If you already have a mortgage advisor we can start right away!
After your budget is set, we like to get to know you a little bit better. We will talk to you about your wishes and explain to you how the housing market works and if all your wishes are realistic considering your budget. We will set up a complete profile in our search system Copaan. And you will receive a direct e-mail if a new listing meets your requirements. You will receive these matches in real-time, that means you will receive them mostly a day before they are listed on Funda. And sometimes a house is not even officially on the market, but we know it will be up for sale soon. We know the people and the homes in this region, we always stay in close contact with our network.
When you receive a match that you like, you can let us know in your Copaan account. If you react immediately, you can be sure that you will be one of the first to view the property. We will schedule a viewing for you and one of our estate agents will always accompany you in order to give you advice. If you are further interested in the property, our agent will do a thorough background check on the house, they will inspect the property, check the foundations etc. If it is an apartment for instance, the estate agent will make sure to check if there is a solid owners association, so you will not be surprised with any unforeseen costs after buying. During this process, our agents will always be available to answer all of your questions.
If you are willing to make an offer, our real estate agent will advise you of course. Now it’s time to negotiate; our strong point and key strength. We can act quickly, because together we have already made sure that everything is in order financially. That is to your advantage, you are a solid buyer and we will make sure the seller knows it. In the end we will be successful and you can buy your dream home!
Our agent will guide you through the last phases. The sales agreement will be drawn up and we will review the document. The notary has to be arranged as well as a technical survey of the property. Our agent will accompany you when signing the deed of transfer at the notary and finally, if you wish, even help you set up the utilities. After that we like to stay in touch, we are always available for all of your questions and are only happy when you are!
Needs and wishes change. Sometimes it’s time to move on to a next phase. We are here to help you. To buy your new dream home, but also help you sell your current one! We will be there every step of the way.
This is our five step program for selling your house, we will guide you through this process and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible!
First we will come by your house or apartment for a thorough assessment of the property and we will compare your property to properties recently sold in the neighbourhood. Based on these analyses we can give you advice on the selling price and what we expect in the current market. If you decide to work with us, it’s time to get the property ready for sale. We will be totally honest with you and will tell you if we think any improvements might be necessary before putting your property on the market, so we can aim for the best price possible. Sometimes we will advise a fresh coat of paint and a thorough clean up. And maybe we just give you some simple styling tips.
The best way to advertise your property is to put it on Funda; the biggest housing website in the Netherlands. We will draw up an advertisement text and arrange a professional photographer. We have options for a video tour or 360°photos and it is even possible to add some drone shots if we think that would be of worth in presenting the property.
Time to put your property up for sale. Before putting it up on Funda, we of course already brought your property under the attention of other real estate agents in the region and possible buyers. We will promote your property on our social media channels and will make sure the property is presented everywhere at its best.
Now we can make appointments to view your property. We never organise open houses, no matter how many viewing requests we receive. We take the time for every viewer individually to get a good impression of your property. We get to know the potential buyers and we believe that’s the way to find the best buyer for your home. We will negotiate on your behalf and get the best price possible.
Yes, we have a deal! We draw up the sales agreement, make sure the buyer receives all relevant documentation of the property and will join you at the notary on the day of transfer. We will make sure this whole process will run as smoothly as possible. We are only happy when our customers are!
Get in touch
+31 23 528 76 76
Jan van Goyenstraat 16
2102 CB Heemstede
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm
(or make an appointment)