7 thing to look for when choosing a real estate agent

Here you can read important factors to take account with when choosing real estate agent

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Finding a good real estate agent can be a burden. Because there are many factors where real estate agents can differ on, we have made a list of what you can look for in a real estate agent.

 

  1. Determine what you can afford

When you are looking for a real estate agent it is useful to determine what you can afford. This can be important because cooperating with a real estate agent entails costs. So by having a plan and having a determined budget will help you with the search for a real estate agent.

 

      2. Chemistry

Finding a house is a big task with emotions involved. Therefore it is important to find a real estate agent that you feel good about. If you have a good chemistry with a real estate agent that is a good sign. If you found a real estate agent that doesn’t give you a good feeling, but is cheaper, it may be a good time to reconsider your options. You can do this by calling the real estate agent you are interested in or visiting if possible. This way you can get a better feeling on the estate agent you are interested in.

 

     3. Reviews and results

An easy way to know the quality of a real estate agent is by checking the reviews online and checking the results they have achieved. If the real estate agent gave you a good feeling, but you are reading negative reviews it is probably a good choice to look for a different real estate agent in The Netherlands.

 

      4. Sales time

Another factor you need to take into account is the sales time of the real estate agent you are interested in. For instance; when you want to move abroad within a half year, you will need a real estate agent that fits this wish. Otherwise it can occur that the search and buying process will take longer than you had envisioned.

     5. Locality of the real estate agent

Choosing for a local real estate agent can be a good move. Local real estate agents have good knowledge of the house market in the region they are established. Local real estate agents know the dynamics of specific neighborhoods and the home values which can save you money in the purchase process.

 

     6. Does the real estate agent adjust  your schedule

Try to find out if the real estate agent is parttime or fulltime available. Real estate agents won’t work the same hours but it will give you an insight in the level of experience of the agent. Also it is something to consider if you want a healthy amount of communication. If you have to adjust your time schedule too much just to keep contact with your real estate agent, the cooperation won’t run smoothly.

 

     7. Brokerage cost

Lastly, brokerage is something you want to take into account with. Brokerage will determine how much the cooperation with the real estate agent will cost. Therefore the brokerage is important to know if a real estate agent fits your budget.

 

The search for a good real estate agent can be challenging. Therefore we have made a tool that will help you find the best local real estate agent that fits your needs. Using this tool is free and without any obligation.

 

Alongside we have made a list on what not to do when you are an expat. If you are interested you can click here.

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What does Juiste Makelaar do?

We are a real estate agent comparison service active throughout the Netherlands. Based on your preferences and our unique real estate agent database, we match you with the best agent for your situation. Before we get you in touch with the selected agents, we will contact you to complete the matching. So there are no surprises. After that, you will receive the selected estate agents by e-mail and they contact you themselves. Then you choose the best real estate agent for your situation.

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How do you compare real estate agent within the Netherlands?

In your request we ask specifically for a number of preferences which we combine with our unique real estate agent database. After you have filled in these details, we will always contact you personally so that we can complete the entire comparison.

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Is my request on the website of Juiste Makelaar for free?

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What happens when I have completed the comparison?

Immediately after completing your requests, you will receive a confirmation. Unfortunately, this one is in Dutch, but no worries we will continue helping in English! After that we will contact you by phone, unless you prefer to be contacted in another way. If everything is to your satisfaction, the selected real estate agents will then contact you. Finally, you decide with which estate agent you have the best connection and with whom you would like to work.

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Why is comparing of real estate agents necessary?
There are more than 9.000 active real estate agents in the Netherlands. This makes it difficult to determine which estate agent is best suited to your situation. Which real estate agent uses a good buying or selling strategy and what costs do the various agents charge? Have you become curious? Start comparing right away!

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Can I compare real estate agents anywhere in the Netherlands?

Yes, we can help you finding a suitable real estate agent throughout the Netherlands. This is partly due to our the large number of partners, so we can help you as best we can anywhere in the Netherlands.

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What are normal brokerage fees for a real estate agent when selling a house?

The average sales commission for an real estate agent in the Netherlands lies between 1 and 1.5 percent. However, this depends on what you agree with the real estate agent in question. You can think of a bonus agreement or a different set of tasks.

If you would like to know more, carry on reading on the next page hier verder

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What are normal brokerage fees of a buying real estate agent?

In many cases, a purchase agent charges a lower brokerage fee than a selling agent. The average fee in the Netherlands for a buying real estate agent is between 0,5 and 1,0 percent. Also with a buying agent, the commission depends on the purchase price, the activities and the place where you want to buy a house in the Netherlands. Is the place or neighbourhood very popular? Then the estate agent can charge higher costs.

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Can I also get a price list from different real estate agents?

No, because all real estate agents in the Netherlands have different working methods, it is not yet possible to send a standard list. This is partly due to various aspects, such as that you can agree performance bonuses with estate agents, as a result of which the standard commission is lower, or that you carry out a number of tasks yourself. Other reasons for not being able to give a standard price list are: the sales rankings of estate agents, the location of your home, the quality of the estate agent and extra services that estate agents offer.

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