BUYING A HOUSE IN 8 STEPS
Buying a house is a big step in your personal and financial life, especially in a foreign country. Our buyer’s broker can help you with the entire purchasing process. Together we look at your wishes and priorities, so that we can focus on finding you the perfect home in de Eindhoven region.
WE GUIDE YOU FROM THE FIRST CONSULTATION TO THE FINAL SIGNATURES AT THE NOTARY:
Choose a real estate broker that fits your needs
Why choose AB Makelaars? We have the largest network in the Eindhoven region, and with more than 30 years of experience our employees value quality and personal attention. We specialize in assisting expats and internationals with professional advice when buying a home in the Netherlands.
What are you looking for in your new home? You can tell us about any specific wishes you have for your house or apartment during this first meeting. We will explain the buying procedure and how we can help you find your dream home. This meeting is purely informative and without any obligation, you decide if you want to make further use of our services.
Exploring the property market
Do you already have a home in mind or are you still looking? Something in the inner city or perhaps in a quiet suburb? We will give you a complete overview of the properties on sale.
Home tour and inspection
Depending on the type of service, you can visit the property you are interested in yourself or with the real estate agent. Feeling good about the home is important, but a broker will also pay special attention to the technical aspects and possible defects. After the tour you can discuss your findings and decide if you want to do any further research into this property.
If after a positive tour and inspection you are interested in buying the property, the broker will start further research, and check if all technical and legal matters are in order. A home inspection can also be arranged, to be assured that everything is in good condition and to find possible maintenance problems.
The negotiation process is probably the most exciting part when buying a home. The real estate agent knows exactly how to negotiate in the current market situation and cannot be fooled by sales tricks or sentimental arguments. Knowledge of the home market and the broker’s experience, will assure you of buying the home under the best possible conditions.
If your offer is accepted, the seller’s broker will send you the Purchase Agreement. Your broker will check if this contract is legally correct and that all agreed upon conditions have been included. Before the transfer can take place, a number of things need to be taken care of, such as the mortgage application and the property valuation.
To the notary
On the day of the transfer you and your broker will inspect the home, to make sure the inventory and condition of the home is as agreed upon in the contract. Then you go with your broker to the notary where the official transfer will take place. Congratulations, you are now officially a homeowner!