How to find the right real estate agent for you?

Choosing a real estate agent is one of the most important steps towards a successful home purchase. It can make the difference between getting the house you fell in love with, and not buying your Dutch house at all. But how do you choose the right estate agent?

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Hire a registered professional

Dutch estate agents aren’t regulated by law, so anyone can set up a business selling property and call themselves an estate agent. Fortunately, there are many agents who are professionally qualified. These estate agents are members of a professional association in real estate, such as VBO makelaar.

Only registered estate agents are allowed to appraise a property on behalf of the banks. So, they work to the highest standards, ensuring that you are guided and protected throughout your property journey.

Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency is a professional company that works with expats from all over the world and is a known expert in the Dutch property market, with a vast knowledge of the Amsterdam, Haarlem, Hoofddorp, Zaandam and Utrecht areas. As Mie-Lan Kok is specialised in helping expats buy a house in the Netherlands, all important documents will be provided in English.

Estate agent fees and customer service

Commissions can be calculated as a percentage of the property purchase price or as a flat fee. Make sure you check exactly what services each estate agent offers. There are big differences in fees and packages. Will they conduct every viewing? Will they provide all the information in English?

Ultimately, the decision of how much you pay your agent is yours, but you should always feel that you get your money’s worth. Please keep in mind the saying, “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”. Generally, a low rate implies inferior service.

Do you want the best service? The highest priority of Mie-Lan Kok’s agents is to provide you with quality service, each and every time. Choosing Mie-Lan Kok’s services means you will have the benefit of a fully skilled registered estate agent who will have your best interests in mind, attend every viewing and actively endeavour to get the best deal for you.

Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency can also take care of secondary requests necessitated by such a purchase. These include arranging the notary, utility connections, a technical survey, a valuation, proper cleaning, a painter, a builder etc.

Read the reviews

When it comes to choosing a real estate agent, the best place to start is in your own network. Ask someone you know who has bought or sold a property and was happy with the services they received. You could also do your own research online. Every professional agent should be able to provide at least a handful of testimonials on their website.

Mie-Lan Kok’s testimonials

Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency has helped many expat clients buy the home they wanted. You can read their testimonials here.

Secure your dream home!

If you would like to be guided through the home buying process, contact Mie-Lan Kok; they provide advice on property values, investment potential and legal requirements! Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency is a full-service agency, their all-female team guide their clients from beginning to end, whether they are buying or selling a property.

Contact Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency

Thinking of buying or selling a property? Contact Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency via phone: +31(0) 235 475 941 or email: