TESTIMONIALS

At Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency we work hard to ensure you receive professional, friendly, and efficient service.  Below you will find comments and feedback from clients all over the world. We would like to thank them, and encourage you to go after the house of your dreams. Our customers are our continued source of inspiration.

Michela Lato, Amsterdam

I moved to Amsterdam two years ago and fell in love with it, therefore I decided to start the process of buying a house. The house market is insanely fast in Amsterdam and it is almost impossible to keep up with it alone. Mie-Lan Kok agency supported me step by step in this process and made it easy for me. I had to look at properties I like and show up to the appointments; the rest was taken care of. I highly recommend this agency to anyone and in particular to expats, who don’t speak Dutch and are not aware of Dutch laws and regulations. Great service.

Doug and Laurie Ray, Haarlem

Mie-Lan did a wonderful job guiding and advising us through the purchase of our apartment in Haarlem. She meticulously prepared us for the nuances of the Dutch purchase procedures, while graciously working with our tight time schedule. She also advised us on the characteristics of the different neighborhoods as well as the quality of materials used on several of the properties we viewed.
Within several days of searching, Mie-Lan helped us find  the perfect apartment in the most charming section of Haarlem. Brigitte skillfully assisted us with any extra questions, and kept us updated with the documents we were required to sign. The whole process was enjoyable and educational, and we are now settling in to our new Dutch home! We are grateful to Mie-Lan and her staff for being excellent guides, and we definitely recommend the Mie-Lan Kok Agency to anyone looking to purchase property in the North Holland region.

Massimo Prota, Amsterdam

“Buying a property isn’t an easy thing, even harder most times when you are an expat and in a difficult market like Amsterdam. Mie-Lan and her team have provided me great advise, and have been qualified on all aspects. I have been mainly helped by Marieke, but the whole team has been great!”

Larry Chow, Amsterdam

“I was extremely pleased with the service and guidance provided by Mie-Lan's team over the course of my home purchase. They provided expert advice, and I never felt pressured into a purchase. In fact, it was the opposite–their unbiased opinions on some properties I viewed had me reconsider putting forward an offer. I have already recommended Mie-Lan's agency to several friends who have gone on to make purchases through it, and will continue to do so.”

Tiffany Vlaanderen, Amsterdam

I had a great experience working with Nelleke and Marieke from Mie-lan kok to purchase my apartment. The ladies were very caring, attentive and thorough in walking me through all the processes and paperwork of buying property in the Netherlands. I felt more and more comfortable with them and the searching process throughout our time together.
We sat down on multiple occasions to discuss how appointments went and orienting me with important Dutch documents, that as an expat I needed more guidance on. We saw more than 15 properties together in a month span and the ladies and the office were great to accommodate this busy process in a timely manner. They were also very honest and forthcoming about the condition of properties we saw – good at pointing out matters of concern, never pushing to make a decision on an apartment and often reminding me to follow my instincts and love the place I would purchase.
Would highly recommend working them!

Francisco Canal Vega & Gwen Tinius Hutto, Amsterdam

My husband and I decided to buy a property in Amsterdam after having lived in a rented house in the Oud Zuid for one year.  Although there was plenty of information on Funda for us to conduct a search on our own, I decided to attend the Expat Mortgage seminar to get a better idea of the process.  It was the best decision I made, because I met Marieke there! Marieke is a fantastic professional, and she made the process of finding the right place and negotiating the right price quite effortless on our part.  We found a beautiful home which didn’t need any refurbishment and the Mie Lan Kok team along with Expat Mortgages made the process of finding a mortgage and buying the house easy and seamless.  I would definitely recommend working with Mie Lan Kok and especially Marieke to anyone looking for a house in Amsterdam!

Jackie Poplar, Leiden

I admit to being a demanding house-hunter. I had never purchased a house before, even in my native country, so I was pretty nervous. I had a long wish list. I wanted everything. But Mie-Lan and her associates were patient, persistent, and thorough. They translated the intricacies of the Dutch housing market for me, pointing out advantages and disadvantages of the properties we saw – including some that would never occur to me. They helped me navigate the many neighborhoods of my target cities to find those that fit my lifestyle. They stayed with me through the long process as my needs evolved and the housing market became tighter and crazier. And, because of their fine work and indispensable help, I found a place that is not only perfect for me, but likely to increase nicely in value in the years to come.

 

Marleen van de Poll, Haarlem

Mie-Lan Kok makelaardij was voor mijn geen vraag maar een weet.

Ik ken Mie-Lan als vriendin en als teamplayer op het hockeyveld: ze is een terrier, ze bijt zich vast in dingen die ze wil bereiken; dus ook zaken die ze voor haar klanten wil bereiken en dat heb ik als zeer positief ervaren.

Maar ook haar collegas hebben die 200% inzet. Transparantie, vriendelijke zakelijkheid en nakomen van afspraken en vooral ook kennis van zaken. Alles straalt professionaliteit uit.

Ik heb met een gerust gevoel alles uit handen gegeven, van de aankoop van mijn nieuwe woning tot de verkoop van mijn ouderlijk huis.

Mie-lan weet wat je wil en vooral ook wat je niet wil en dat communiceert ze dan ook naar haar collegas zodat iedereen overal van op de hoogte is.

Mede hierdoor heb ik deze spannende tijd niet als erg stressvol ervaren en kijk ik er met plezier op terug en ben ik heel blij met mijn nieuwe woning!

 

Marleen van de Poll

Varun & Ameesha Suri, Haarlem

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Mie-Lan Kok was recommended by a friend as she had a very good experience buying a property. Being an expat it was difficult to make such a huge decision of buying a property in The Netherlands, but Marieke made the entire process so smooth and easy for us. We didnt feel any stress at all. We were informed of both positives and negatives of the house and the area, which we appreciated as that helped us in making the final decision. Considering that housing market in Haarlem is so competitive, Marieke collected all the necessary information in a very short time and we could close the deal in just 3 days. The entire deal was executed in a very professional and smooth manner.

Joseph and Lori Kody, Amsterdam

Mie Lan Kok came highly recommended by a friend of ours. We could not have asked for a better service to fit our needs. Our circumstances were difficult as we were trying to make the purchase from Japan. Our agent, Nelleke, gave us great advice on when to visit to capitalize on the house viewing opportunities. She listened to our needs and helped us with the language barriers every step of they way. The information we were given was clear and detailed. We are so glad we used Mie Lan Kok and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone buying a home in Amsterdam.