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Compare buying agents in the Netherlands

Not everyone uses a buying agent, but with the current tight housing market, buying agents are increasingly used in cities. A buying agent helps you with the search for your dream house and guides you through the purchase process. In many cities in the Netherlands, it is becoming increasingly difficult for a private individual to buy a house without a buying agent and with a realistic offer. Due to the great interest in the scarce supply of houses, it is 'normal' that offers are higher than the asking price. Read on below to find out how we can best help you compare buying agents. Juiste Makelaar makes comparing houses easy for you!

What should you pay attention to when comparing buying agents?

When you fill in your preferences during the check on the website, Juiste Makelaar selects the best buying agents especially for you. The selected brokers have experience with buying houses in the desired neighbourhood, village or city. After you have filled in your preferences and these have been verified, you will receive an overview with the selected brokers. .

Many people choose to get in touch with two buying agents. Based on the known data, all selected brokers are suitable for your needs. You still have to compare the two brokers to choose the best one. Below you will find a number of points on which you can compare the brokers: 

  • Which tasks will the purchase agent perform for you?

Every purchase broker has a slightly different approach. Largely, these tasks are the same, but in some details it can differ. For instance, does the purchase agent always accompany you to a viewing or does he or she only do that when you go and view a house for the second time?

Read more about different tasks of a purchasing agent.

  • What do the buying agents cost?

Every broker has his own approach. So check if you are comparing matching brokerage fees. Does it include VAT? And which tasks does the estate agent perform? These are all aspects that can differ per estate agent. 

If you want to know more about the costs of a buying agent, read on.

  • Are there any other costs you need to consider?

Does the estate agent ask for a withdrawal fee or a start-up fee? This can play a part in your choice of estate agent. Especially if it is still uncertain where you want to live. Perhaps you would like to live in another city after all, in which case this is certainly an important point to compare estate agents on.

  • Which buying agent do you feel most comfortable with?

Of course, the peripheral issues of the two estate agents must be good, but an important factor when comparing estate agents is your feeling. In which estate agent do you have the confidence that he will arrange everything for you with the maximum result? This feeling is an important point to base your decision on. Do not just go for the cheapest estate agent in whom you also have little confidence! 



Advantages of every type of purchasing agents

At Juiste Makelaar we want to help you as best we can with the comparison of purchasing brokers. That is why you can indicate your preferences for the type of estate agent you are looking for. Based on your preferences, we compare the different types of estate agents especially for you. The different preferences all have different advantages. There are also a number of points which you should consider carefully before making the decision to use a buying agent. .

1. Purchasing agent with good purchasing experience

When you prefer a real estate agent with good purchasing experience. You indicate that this is the most important thing that the estate agent must satisfy. Good qualities of a buying agent can be divided into a number of points. The purchase broker is easy to communicate with and is always there for you. In addition, the broker has a lot of knowledge of the purchasing process, the neighbourhood and is familiar with various other brokers. Furthermore, the purchase broker is good at negotiating and very goal-oriented. Finally, the price-quality ratio of the estate agent is good. 

2. Purchasing agent with a lot of neighbourhood knowledge

If you find it important that the broker has a lot of knowledge of the neighbourhood, select this option. The buying agent has a lot of experience with buying in this neighbourhood or specific village. This way, the agent is always well informed of what is going on in the neighbourhood and which houses come up for sale.

3. Commission of the purchasing agent 

Do you think the costs of a buying agent are the most important? Then it is best to select the preference for the costs of the buying agent. This takes into account that the costs of the buying agent are low. Of course, the quality of the estate agent is still good, but do not expect the same service as with an estate agent with many good purchasing experiences. 

An important question you should also ask yourself is whether the broker with a low commission can achieve the same result as a broker with more experience and knowledge? A broker who charges a higher commission often does so for a reason. For example, the purchase broker achieves better results for the client or has a good network through which he/she regularly has houses that are not yet on the market for sale. 

4. All three preferences equally important 

Do you prefer the best of everything? Of course you can. In that case, we will look for a purchasing agent who has the best of everything. A reasonable commission, in the neighbourhood and with good experience. It may be that one preference outweighs the other, but that still makes it the best estate agent for you! Curious? Find out now! 


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See below our FAQs about the services of Juiste Makelaar.


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.


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.


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

Yes, of course it is! This application is completely free of charge for you. We are more than happy to put you in contact with the selected real estate agents for free and without any obligation. Once you have finally agreed with an real estate agent to work together, we ask a small fee from the estate agent.


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.


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!


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.


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


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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