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Welcome expats!

Looking to buy your dream home? SEM Makelaars is there for you!

Buying a house is not something one does frequently. As a certified expat broker we can help you through the proces.Many expats would probably not consider such a purchase since they’re only staying here for a short period of time. But for expats staying here for a few years or more it’s an excellent time to stop renting and start buying. The housing prices are at a relative low and expectations are that they will soon rise again. Buying is therefore a very interesting investment.


What’s the need for a real estate agent when purchasing? “If a potential buyer falls in love with a house he tends to see it through rose-colored spectacles. We aim to put his feet back on earth. We look for hidden faults, look at the constructional state, for example the decay of concrete and provide legal assistance. This is of great importance to anyone buying a new home but especially for foreigners. They may not fully grasp the Dutch language yet, but more importantly, are not familiar with our local customs. For example, in China it’s quite normal to be negotiating six houses at the same time. That’s very rarely done here.”

“It’s convenient and wise to make use of the services a real estate agent provides. Remember, the selling estate agent is your competitor. This way you can communicate on the same level as the selling agent. We are there to assist the buyer. This entails pointing out the pitfalls, helping out with building permits and even more important negotiating for the best price. SEM Makelaars is your perfect partner when you are looking to buy, we even can help you with applying for a mortgage.”

The purchase assignment
When you visit SEM Makelaars we draw up a list of your wishes and criteria for your perfect home. We will supervise you until the desired house is found and purchased. We will be with you to inspect all the homes that meet your requirements. Also, we will estimate the value and the state of repair. If necessary we will advise a structural inspection to take place.

It’s important to come well prepared when buying a house. A real estate agent is worth the investment many times over and will inform you on all your possibilities. That’s often far more than you would guess. Visit our site and leave your contact information and we will get in touch with you. Who knows, pretty soon you will be living in the house of your dreams.

SEM Makelaars provides tailored, indepenend and professional advice and assistence in buying a home in the Netherlands. To help you getting the best advice in financing your new home we have a special services for expats.

If you want more information please fill in the contactform or call us at +31(0)20-7400531. We hope to welcome you at our office!