Most real estate agents charge start-up costs for the sale of your property. It differs per broker what is included in the start-up costs. In the sales interview you can ask what those costs consist of. In general, the start-up costs are used to make:
- good photos of the home
- 360 degree photos
- editing a video tour through the home
- NEN2580 measurement of the home and preparation of a measurement report
- a 3D tour in the home
- and editing an extensive video with presentation of the property with the broker in view
- the Funda costs incurred for the advertisement.
Start-up costs included
It increasingly happens that brokers have already included the start-up costs with the brokerage fee. It is then logical that “withdrawal costs” are charged at the moment that you cancel the sale.
How much are those start-up costs?
The start-up costs can be between € 250 and € 550 including VAT. To properly present a home, the above parts 1 to 5 + 8 are often the minimum that I would recommend. Take into account the start-up costs of approximately € 500 including VAT.