Let’s face it: renting a house is a lot less intense than buying a house. However, it is sometimes useful to get the help of a real estate agent in finding a rental property in the Netherlands. However, it is sometimes useful to get the help of a real estate agent in finding a rental property in the Netherlands. We call such a broker a ‘aanhuurmakelaar’, ‘rental agent’ or ‘relocation consultant’.
Faster to the offer
A first argument for a rental agent is that you get more and better access to the range of rental properties. The broker has several platforms from which he gets the offer. These are both public platforms and non-public platforms such as a system that is (temporarily) exclusive to brokers. These are both public platforms and non-public platforms such as a system that is (temporarily) exclusive to brokers. There is also often an off-marked/offline offer among brokers, which (if the property is interesting for you) the broker can respond to immediately.
Get a quicker appointment
If a broker calls a rental agent to make an appointment, you actually already have an advantage. Rental agents really like it when someone has a rental agent or relocation consultant. Rental agents really like it when someone has a rental agent or relocation consultant. Rental agents then know that someone can be assisted professionally, is looking really seriously, the documentation is already well prepared and the entire rental process runs smoothly.
Take out instincts
Unfortunately, you still come across a lot of rubbish in the rental market. For example: houses full of defects, amateurish landlords who treat tenants is a bad way, houses with nuisance of stench, noise from the street, contact noise (from the neighbours) and so on. It is the role of a good rental agent to get as many of these instincts out as possible. . The rental agent does this by, among other things, his local market knowledge of the street and neighbourhood, by researching and requesting documents and by asking the rental agent the right questions.
Really good help and guidance
Especially for expats who do not yet know the language and the country, it is very useful if a rental agent (or relocation consultant) helps you from A to Z and relieves you of everything that needs to be arranged. Think of registration with the municipality, taking out utilities, internet and all other arrangements.
What does a rental agent cost?
It depends a bit on how many services are purchased, but take into account 1 month basic rent + VAT. That is also what we charge for this service.