A real estate agent in Amsterdam that suits you and is at your service
As a real estate agent in Amsterdam, we offer a proactive, personal and data-driven approach to buying or selling a your home. Real estate agency Amsterdam at Home has its own neighborhood specialist for each neighborhood. They know all the ins and outs of each neighborhood. We combine this knowledge with our real-time data to achieve maximum results for our clients.
As the only real estate agent in Amsterdam, we offer you insight into the current price per square meter or the average overbid percentage and you can calculate your home value online. So you know immediately what your house is worth. We combine all this with a proactive attitude. This way we make sure that we as real estate agent in Amsterdam realize the best price for you as buyer or seller.
An impression of our real estate office in Amsterdam
Why hire a real estate agent?
If you will soon be looking for a home in Amsterdam, it is wise to hire a real estate agent. Why? Because, as a real estate agency, we are more decisive than when you are looking on your own. With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate market, Amsterdam at Home real estate has built up a large customer base.
In addition to our experience, we also have a unique expat strategy. For example, we are the only estate agency who have translated the website into both English and Spanish and we have an exclusive partnership with the UK's largest housing platform, Rightmove. Our brokers are also fluent in English to make the buying or selling process smooth.
The real estate agent in Amsterdam with an online sales strategy.
When you want to sell your home you can trust the real estate agents of Amsterdam at Home. Our online sales strategy goes beyond simply listing your home on Funda. Besides placing your home on Funda, we also offer:
- Ads on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Email marketing to a database of more than 10,000 home seekers
- Promotion through Google and its affiliated Display network
- Advertising through Funda
- International presentation via Rightmove
- Presentatie via het Qualis netwerk
Buying a house? Ask our neighborhood specialists for advice!
Because when it comes to buying a house in Amsterdam, our neighborhood specialists are in their prime. We know what's going on in every neighborhood and in the Amsterdam housing market. Also, more than 20 years of experience as a real estate agent in Amsterdam has given us a large network of appraisers and construction experts. So our neighborhood specialists know immediately when a property is for sale. We inform our clients of this immediately. A personal approach as only Amsterdam at Home knows it!
And if you have sold a house through Amsterdam at Home, you can also have your home sold by the specialists of Amsterdam at Home through a total package. By using real time data, real estate agency Amsterdam at Home can have real estate valued online. Easily from your desktop, tablet or cell phone.
Our real estate agents in Amsterdam
Anouk Monnik; born in Amsterdam, a true professional and already 15 years active in the brokerage and neighborhood specialist of Amsterdam Center. Her greatest passion: making the customer happy! No effort is too much, so over the years she has been able to attract an ever-growing group of enthusiastic clients, who keep coming back to her.
Enthusiastic real estate agent with a great passion for his clients. Born and raised in Amsterdam Oud Zuid and still lives there with great pleasure. "There is nothing better than to be a confidant, advisor and sounding board for the client and in a beautiful cooperation to achieve the optimal result in the sale or purchase of a home."
12 years ago, Danique lost her heart to the city of Amsterdam. After the marketing world, she entered the Amsterdam Real Estate Agency as a neighborhood specialist of Amsterdam East. She sees the customer as someone for whom she has genuine interest and with whom she feels fully involved. Every house and every customer has his or her own story and that needs to be told. Her work as a real estate agent is her hobby and you will quickly notice that.
Not only as a handball player Kaylee always played at top level, also in her profession at Amsterdam at Home she is a real star. She started six years ago in the office and has since grown into a real estate agent and community specialist in Amsterdam Noord. With Kaylee, the client is always the center of attention, trust and care are high on the list.
Ruby van der Sluisruby@amsterdam-athome.nl
As a purebred Amsterdam native, Ruby is straightforward and brimming with energy. Growing up in a diverse city like Amsterdam, Ruby has gained a lot of people skills. With a radiant smile she guides her clients from A to Z through the entire buying and selling process. Ruby is a real people's person and because she is a good listener and feels your wishes, she is able to give every client the trajectory he or she deserves. Ruby works professionally and with extreme care. She started at Amsterdam at Home, but now operates as a real estate agent in Amsterdam West.
Together with Sarah, Elsemieke forms the heart of the inside sales department and is therefore the business card of the company. This is often where the contact with the customer starts, who should feel like king with us. With great enthusiasm she works together with the brokers to make sure that at the end of their journey the customers can look back on the cooperation with Amsterdam at Home with a very satisfied feeling. Elsemieke loves her profession and our clients.
Sarah joined Amsterdam at Home from her Hotel and Event Management studies. Together with Elsemieke she forms the office with great enthusiasm and pleasure. Customer contact is a great passion of Sarah, she is always ready for the customer! She is patient and determined to satisfy the customer!
Most frequently asked questions to a real estate agent in Amsterdam
When exactly are you negotiating?
To be in negotiation with the selling party, they must respond to your offer by:
Making a counteroffer to your offer
Clearly stating that you are negotiating. When a real estate agent tells you that he must discuss the offer with the seller, you are not yet in negotiation.
Is it allowed for a sales agent to schedule multiple viewings when negotiations are taking place?
Sure, negotiating does not have to lead to selling. In order to sell the house, the seller may also negotiate with several parties. This must then be clearly stated by the estate agent to all parties involved. In addition, it is valuable for the selling party when they know how much interest there is in the property. As a potential buyer, you can then make an offer, but an estate agent is not obliged to negotiate. Only when the negotiations with the current potential buyer have ended can the estate agent proceed to negotiate with the next one. The estate agent is, however, not permitted to make any announcements regarding the level of the bids.
Should the seller sell the house to me when I offer the asking price?
No, the seller does not have to sell the house when someone offers the asking price. The asking price should be seen as an "invitation to make an offer". This means that if you offer the asking price, the buyer may or may not accept the offer.
How does a sale come about?
To proceed to purchase, the buyer and seller will need to agree on the most important matters. These include the price, delivery date, agreements on movable property and resolutive conditions. If the buyer and seller agree on all items, the notary will record the agreements in the purchase agreement. Termination conditions are a point of attention. These must be included in the negotiations if you also want them described in the purchase agreement. Dissolving conditions are not automatically included.
In addition, the additional agreements must also be approved by both buyer and seller in order to draw up the purchase agreement. When the buyer and seller have signed the purchase agreement in writing, the law still allows the buyer to reconsider. Within this statutory cooling-off period, the buyer can abandon the purchase. Once the legal cooling-off period has expired, the purchase is final, except when resolutive conditions come into force. If conditions have been discussed and are met, the sale can be dissolved.
Can the asking price be increased at the time of negotiation?
Certainly, the asking price may be adjusted at any time. In addition, as a potential buyer, you can increase or decrease your offer at the time of the negotiation. As soon as the selling party makes a counter-offer, your previous offer expires and you can continue negotiating.
Is it allowed to change the system of negotiation when you are negotiating?
That is also permitted. When there are so many bids approaching or bidding the asking price, it is difficult for a seller to determine who can be considered the best buyer. On the advice of the estate agent, it can be decided to change the system of selling. For example, a choice can be made for a registration procedure. This gives all bidders an equal chance to make a bid.
With whom should the broker negotiate first?
This is determined by the seller together with the selling agent. There are therefore no rights granted to the first viewing or the first to make an offer.
Is it possible to ask advice from the selling estate agent?
No, that is not allowed. The selling estate agent is the representative of the selling party. When the selling broker would also give you advice, this would lead to a conflict of interest. If you want advice on buying a house, we recommend you use a buying agent.
An option, what does it mean?
An option can be used in two different ways:
From a legal standpoint, an option gives the buyer the ability to close the purchase agreement by a unilateral declaration with another party. For example, it may give the buyer an additional week of reflection time. Such an option is often used while buying a new construction home.
Often, the word option is often used incorrectly. Options are discussed by the selling broker when negotiating with the buyer. Consider the extra days reflection time before making an offer. For example, the buyer can gain additional insight into their financing. Options granted are discussed between the seller and broker before they are provided to the buyer. If another party applies to the broker, they will indicate that an option is present on the property.
What is an energy label and is it mandatory?
An energy label shows by means of classes (A++ to G) and different colours (Green to Red) how energy-efficient the property is in comparison to other properties of its kind. It is drawn up by a certified energy label advisor. An energy label is obligatory when selling a property (except for special cases).
Is the broker's commission included in the buyer's costs?
No, "buyer's cost" does not include the broker's commission. All costs that fall under "buyer's costs" are:
Notary fees (such as for drawing up the deed of delivery and registering at the land register).
In addition to the above costs, there may also be costs associated with preparing and registering the mortgage deed. Did you also use a purchase broker? Then these costs are also yours. In most cases this will be settled afterwards during the final settlement. The selling broker's costs are borne by the selling party.
How does one determine the number of square metres of a dwelling?
Industry-wide, a number of measurement instructions have been agreed upon. NVM certified real estate agents are required to adhere to these instructions. What all is included when square footage is calculated?
Living space (such as bedrooms, toilets, living rooms, hallway and meter cupboard)
Indoor spaces (garage, loft ladder)
External storage (detached garage / shed)
In addition, there are some points to which extra attention is paid. For example, the height must be at least 1.5m. In addition, the interior walls ARE measured, and the exterior walls are NOT. In addition, recesses of less than 0.5 m are not included in the calculation. There are many other rules that must be met. These can be found at www.nvm.nl