The investment broker
We help novice and experienced real estate investors in the A – Z journey in finding, scanning, filtering, purchasing, renting ready, leasing and managing investment properties. Think of this service as a “one-stop shop” for the real estate investor who knows what they want…
Our target group for the service we offer as an ‘investment broker’ are investors who want to build or expand their real estate portfolio and who want to be completely relieved of the entire process. And by completely unburdened, we really mean: we take care of everything. The only thing the client takes care of is the finances
Our clients this type of service have sufficient own funds to be able to finance purchases (mostly) from their own resources The only thing the client arranges is the finances. The client must be able to move quickly and have a clear goal and be willing to trust us to work efficiently as quickly as possible. With investment real estate, broader mandates are used in order to be able to bid/negotiate efficiently, manage third parties, handle business, and recruit tenants. Of course, the customer always has the final say.
Why VK Makelaars?
We work with dealsourcers and through them we look for interesting real estate investments. These may be residential properties, entire portfolios or a complex where residential and office and/or retail are mixed. The focus is always on residential real estate (houses) throughout the Netherlands.
This how we roll
The process is divided into four different phases with different steps. As a customer, you decide which services you want to use.
|A||Purchase||3% of the purchase price incl. VAT|
|B||Project Support||2% of the purchase price incl. VAT|
|C||Rental||1 month rent incl. VAT|
|D||Property managment||7% of the rent incl. VAT TAX|
Before we go the further we have a (free) intake
We start with an intake. First, we want to have a clear picture the goals our client has in mind, the available equity, the type of property, the time period in which one wants to invest, the need and expectations the client has.
We draft the cooperation agreement that clearly outlines our process, search requirements, our mandates, package of services, and costs. After signing the contract, we will begin.
The Purchase (A)
We will actively search for suitable properties In this we use a selection of reliable deal sourcers, our network, internet, social media, advertisements and other on- and off-market places.
We evaluate whether deals are interesting. We notice the rental points, the realistic market rent, return (BAR and NAR), regulations (national and regional), permits, the health of the owner-occupier community, whether renting out is permitted, the structural issues, the legal issues and the costs of preparing the house(s) for rental. Because we search throughout the Netherlands for our clients a property is often not viewed live by us. The work is largely done from behind the desk at first. After a successful negotiation (and before signing the deed of sale) an inspection viewing will take place. If this visit shows that the real estate and the deal turns out differently (worse) than outlined and calculated, the deal can always be dissolved.
A3 Make an offer
In most cases, we will present the deal to our client with a request to agree on a plan of purchase and minimum + maximum purchase price in which we want to try to purchase the property. As a client, you can also (eventually) give us the mandate to make deals within agreed criteria. We could purchase under your behalve.
A4 Guiding the purchase phase
If the verbal agreement is successful, we will make sure :
-We view the property ourselves.
-If agreed, an technical inspection will be arranged.
-If a piece of financing is required, an appraiser will be appointed immediately.
-A notary is arranged
-All necessary documents are delivered to the selling agent
-We check the deed of sale point by point.
-The deed of sale will be signed by all parties as soon as possible.
-An appointment is made for the inspection and for the handover
B1 Tenure point optimization
We first arrange for a rental point opinion to be prepared by one of our regular partners.
In this, a tailor-made recommendation is drawn up which makes it clear what adjustments and improvements need to be made in order to get the property into the free sector. Often this means making improvements to the durability of the home and adding more comfort and luxury to the home. For more information on this, read this blog.
B2 Project Management
In many cases, remodeling and/or home modifications are required. Consider: installing roof insulation, replacing the glass to HR++ glass, new boiler, new kitchen/bathroom or modifying the existing one, etc.
We take care of the entire project management. We will ask for offers, make the best deals and do all the supervision with contractors, kitchen/bathroom suppliers, plasterers, electricians, plumbers, upholsterers, arrange vacancy contracts for the utilities, etc.
B3 Rent ready
The property(s) will be delivered completely rental ready, clean, styled and fit for pictures
B4 Furnished rental (optional))
If the property is rented out furnished, we will make sure that it is furnished in a smart, practical, tasteful and above all attractive way.
The rental (C)
C1 Rentals presentation
We ensure that our home photographer takes professional photos, 360 degree photos, video. There will also be a measurement report and nice floor plans. We always work with a professional presentation package that will last for years. Costs are included in our total price.
We make sure the right prospect tenants are invited for a viewing and arrange for them to be shown around. We can do this throughout the Netherlands because we have partnerships with other reputable real estate firms throughout the Netherlands. Suitable and interested rental candidates are extensively checked and a background check through Huurcheck Nederland follows.
-A strict rental agreement is drawn up and concluded with the tenant.
-A check in takes place whereby a completion report is prepared and many photos of the state of completion are taken which are kept on file.
-The deadlines for indexing and end of lease are and will continue to be monitored.
-For more information and all the work in the hiring process, click here: https://vkmakelaars.nl/verhuurbegeleiding-vk-makelaars/
After this, we take care of the management. Keys are at our location. We are the point of contact for tenants, the neighborhood, the municipality, maintenance parties and all relevant others. Our purpose: to ensure that everything for both the tenant and landlord is in tip-top shape, everything runs smoothly and to everyone’s satisfaction, and our client (the landlord) does not have to worry about his/her investment properties.
Costs full service investment broker
As a customer, you choose which services you want to use. Per phase costs are as follows:
|A||Purchase commission||3% of the purchase price incl. VAT. VAT|
|B||Project Management||2% of the purchase price incl. VAT VAT|
|C||Rental||1 month rent incl. VAT|
|D||Property managment||7% of the rent incl. VAT VAT|
*This includes all hours, all presentation costs and all promotional costs.
In addition, you should think about the following costs:
-Costs appraiser €1400,-
-Mortgage adviser fee €3000
-Transfer tax: 8% of the purchase price
-Costs of the dealsourcer: varies from 2-3% of the purchase price
-Notary fees ( ± €1500,-)
-Costs for an technical inspector (± €400,-)
-Rent points advice report(±€400,-)
-Costs BENG label (±€350,-)
-Cost of renovation
-Decoratioon for the house
A case study
For a client we are purchasing 2 apartments in North Brabant. Total purchase price €350.000,-The homes are structurally sound, there is a healthy owners association, renting is allowed, the homes have enough potential to be lifted to the free sector and the expected market rent per home is sufficient to achieve an interesting return that fits within the objective of our client. The area is interesting There is a large city in the area with a college, a university, large international employers and good infrastructure. It is also a pleasant living environment that can be expected to remain popular in the future.
Immediately after the verbal purchase, we will visit the homes to verify that there are no hidden defects or peculiarities. No structural inspection will take place because these are apartments in a well-maintained apartment complex with a good MJOP and sufficient financial resources. Our customer travels with us in this case. All is well and is green light to start the purchase deed signing. After everything has been formally signed and finalized, we get to work right away:
Our client wants to start financing part of it. We maintain close contact with the mortgage broker, have an appraisal done in rental condition and have a rental point opinion prepared.
From the rental point advice combined with our own advice for making the homes attractive to rent, we make a plan and start requesting quotes for such things as 2 new kitchens, new high efficiency boilers, new finishing floors, painting, upholstery, etc.
We also draw up a plan for suitable furnishings and decoration.
We are present on behalf of our client at the handover of the keys and immediately afterwards the contractor begins, followed by the kitchen supplier, upholsterer and our styling expert. An EPA advisor is also engaged to draw up the new mandatory energy label required for renting. The house will be completely clean and ready for rent on photo and video by our media partner, 2D and 3D floor plans will be made, catchy texts will be written and the house will be offered on several rental websites.
We conduct viewings of interested parties in the property and select the top 5 most suitable candidates. These candidates are checked (via a background check) and a choice is made about the best candidate per property.een keus gemaakt over de beste kandidaat per woning.
We complete every rental file with all the mandatory documents that the tenant has to submit. We ensure that the owner-occupier association gives us formal permission for the rental. We prepare legally valid leases and have the parties sign them. We send payment instructions to the tenant for the deposit, rent and service charges. We take care of the check in with the tenant and make sure that at this check in a very precise (with many pictures) recording is made.
Once the tenants are seated, we remain their point of contact and manage the property. This includes: all communications, collection and processing of rent payments, chasing rent arrears, annual rent indexations, remedying defects, coordinating maintenance, point of contact and authorised representative at the VvE (taking part in meetings) and monitoring contact deadlines (in connection with rent protection). Finally, we ensure that we prevent vacancy. Once a tenant has given notice (or we give notice), we try to ensure that the property is re-let with no or as short a vacancy as possible. This also means that we do the check-out, deal with any defects/damage caused by the tenant and have necessary maintenance/repairs carried out before the new tenant moves in (an ‘MOT’).
Interested and more info? Contact us.
Please contact us at: 023-2052296 of 06-24640822 or press the contact form below and we will contact you within 1 working day (without obligation).