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All worries off your hands with VK Makelaars

You only sell or buy a house a few times in your life. It is always a large amount of money and very much is involved. At VK Makelaars, we take care of everything for you and always ensure the best result. Do you need non-binding advice or would you like to spar? Call or email us immediately, we are ready for you.

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Email: info@vkmakelaars.nl
Phone: (0031) 023-2052296
Address: A. Hofmanweg 5A, 2031BH, Haarlem

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find some of the frequently asked questions. You can always call us if you have any questions, because we are more than happy to help you with the requested information.

What is a modern broker?

No, a modern broker is NOT an internet broker where you have to arrange the viewings yourself. We as a modern broker provide the same full service as a traditional broker. The modern is in the working method.

  • We do not have an expensive visible location. Our representative office is located in a business center outside the center.
  • We do not work with paper brochures. Everything goes digital. This saves a huge amount of paper and saves our client.
  • We do not work with permanent staff, but with affiliated freelancers. This makes us more agile (in any economic climate), more flexible and we save on our fixed overhead costs. This benefit benefits our customers.
  • We do not work with a permanent office staff, but use the flexible real estate agency of our branch organization.
  • We work “paperless” as much as possible.
  • Contracts and purchase contracts are digitally signed as much as possible.
  • We use an excellent online presentation and findability.

What does the modern broker offer you? A simple answer: advantage! The advantage through our efficient working method is in your favor.

What does a realtor cost to sell my property in Netherlands?

As an indication, this is what you can think of with traditional brokers:

Property- Percentage Brokerage Startup Totall coasts
value costs incl VAT
 €   200.000 1,50  €          3.000  €      500  €               3.500
 €   250.000 1,20  €          3.000  €      500  €               3.500
 €   300.000 1,17  €          3.500  €      500  €               4.000
 €   350.000 1,14  €          4.000  €      500  €               4.500
 €   400.000 1,13  €          4.500  €      500  €               5.000
 €   450.000 1,00  €          4.500  €      500  €               5.000
 €   500.000 1,00  €          5.000  €      500  €               5.500
 €   550.000 0,95  €          5.250  €      500  €               5.750
 €   600.000 0,92  €          5.500  €      500  €               6.000
 €   650.000 0,88  €          5.750  €      500  €               6.250
 €   700.000 0,86  €          6.000  €      500  €               6.500
 €   750.000 0,83  €          6.250  €      500  €               6.750
 €   800.000 0,81  €          6.500  €      500  €               7.000

What can I do to prepare my home for sale?

You can read this in this article on our weblog.

How much does a realtor costs to help me buy a property in The Netherlands?

You can read this in this article on our weblog.

What costs do I have when I buy a house?

You can read this in this article on our weblog.

What should I pay attention to when I rent out my house?

Zie hiervoor dit artikel uit onze weblog.

Waar moet ik rop letten als ik een appartement koop?

With an apartment it is very important to take a critical look at the Association of Owners (VvE). How is that organized, how active are they, how much money have they saved, what does the maintenance plan look like, is there overdue maintenance, etc. etc.

As a purchase broker, we screen every VvE to the smallest details.
For more info, also take a look at this article from our weblog.

Is it smart to sell your home yourself?

No. That’s it is not a good idea. Really, selling a home involves much more than you can imagine. There are a lot of pitfalls that you can accidentally fall into, but above all there is a lot of things that can go wrong. Selling or buying a home is an incredible amount of money and making a mistake is very expensive. Internet brokers and Do It Yourself (DIY) brokers are cheap because the service (man-hours aspect) is lost. A regular certified broker is more expensive because he does use those expertise hours to get the most out of your home and to conclude a watertight file. Our opinion about internet broker is in short: pennywise, poundfoolish!

See also this blog article from us.

How should I apply for an energy label for my home?

First make sure you have received your sales brochure from us.
You will need this when applying for your energy label. At least it makes it a lot easier.

Go to the energy label website and log in with your DigId.

The steps in the website are actually quite simple. However, you may not know some questions. For example, do you have cavity wall insulation or do you have pipe insulation? In this case call us and we will help you.

When you have finished filling in the energy provisions in your home, the next step is to upload proof. For example, an invoice for the floor insulation or a photo of the double glazing. Here you can upload our sales brochure as evidence.

Final step: select an expert. You must select an expert to assess your application. Important advice: choose an expert who costs between € 5 and € 15, with whom you can pay directly via iDeal and who has a response time of ‘within 2 working days’.

What is a 'voorlopig koopcontract' (preliminary purchase contract)?

Very simple. A ‘voorlopig koopcontract’ (provisional purchase contract) does not exist. We explain how it works. You buy or sell a house and you get a draft purchase agreement from the broker (in case of Amsterdammers de) notary. Here you check whether all data is correct. You agree to this, the broker / notary sends parties the final purchase agreement, signs the parties and the purchase agreement is final. Then, in the case of a private purchaser, a statutory cooling-off period and usually a provisional term of financing commence. However, the purchase is already final and not provisional when drawing. Only after elaboration of the reflection period and all resolutive conditions is the purchase ‘unconditional’.

Is there a simple explanation of the NVM / VBO purchase agreement?

Absolutely. You will find it in this blog article by us.

How do I calculate the size/number of square meters of my home?

We are going to tell you. But before you put in a lot of effort: request a free valuation from us and we will measure your home for you.

Do you want to measure how big your home is? Then click to this handy and blog article from us.

What costs are deductible when buying a home?

This handy blog article anwers that exact question.

What are the realtor's start-up costs?

Every broker has start-up costs. Also called marketing costs.

These are costs that he incurs 1 to 1 for the presentation of your home.
Often the start-up costs are between € 400 and € 700.
These are necessary for:

  • good pictures of the house
  • 360 degree photos
  • editing a video tour through the house
  • maps/floorplans
  • NEN2580 measuring the house and drawing up a measurement report
  • a 3D tour in the home
  • and editing an extensive video with presentation of the house with the real estate agent in the picture
  • the Funda costs incurred for the advertisement.

Why take a buying agent?

This blog article gives you the anwers to that question.

How should I prepare my home for sale?

What should be arranged if the offer has been accepted?

Simple answer: we guide you through this entire process from A-Z. You don’t have to think about anything. Curious what is involved? Read this article on our BLOG (article is in Dutch, so please use Google translate to read).

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