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The tasks of a buying agent

If you want to buy a house, you must have already looked at many websites and housing offers. You may also have already visited some houses and may have fallen in love with the perfect home. But without the help of a real estate agent, you are not there yet. When buying a house, it is nice to get help from someone with a lot of expertise and experience in this area. Yet it is not compulsory to hire a real estate agent. What exactly does such an estate agent do, besides finding suitable homes and negotiating the asking price? Is it smart to enlist the help of an estate agent if you want to buy a house? What are the tasks of an estate agent anyway?

Don’t have any experience with a buying agent or do you always fail to make the winning bid? Then a good purchase agent comes in handy. A real estate agent really makes it a sport to complete the negotiations as well as possible for you, so this also falls within the tasks of a buying agent. Often, people also make price agreements based on the success achieved. This way, it is also financially interesting for everyone to achieve the best possible result for you.

The purchase agent will make the offer for you, negotiate and maintain contact with the selling agent. This way, you are continuously informed about the progress during the bidding process, without spending a lot of time on this yourself. This is one of the tasks that many people use a buying agent for. This way, you can be sure that the bottom line will be made.

See below what all the tasks of a buying agent are. That way, you know exactly what the buying agent can do for you and how they can help you on your way during the search.

Setting up a search profile

The tasks of a buying agent are different, often the buying agent starts by preparing a search query in based on your needs and preferences. This way, you will receive a daily update of new properties that fit your search profile. This way, you don’t have to actively search continuously yourself. The properties you receive will usually not appear on Funda, Jaap or Huispedia until two days later. So you are ahead of the competition and save a lot of time searching.

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The buying agent accompanies you to viewings

Having a professional eye watching you during viewings can save you from pitfalls. The purchase agent knowledge always comes in handy during viewings. In addition, the buying agent asks the selling agent important questions. This way, the agent can make a good assessment of whether it is a good buy. It is always wise to bring someone along during viewings. When you are with more, details stand out faster and you can remember more about the house afterwards.

Realistic valuation to make an offer

One of the main tasks of the estate agent is, of course, to rationally assess the value. While you as a buyer have emotions when bidding on your dream home. A buying agent will indicate what a realistic bid is based on the real value of the house. Do you want to bid more? Then the buying agent will allow this, provided it is financially feasible. If your bid is more than the appraised value, you will have to pay the difference between the bid and the appraised value yourself. Nowadays, mortgage lenders are not allowed to provide a higher mortgage than the appraised value.

Conducting house research

When you have a far-reaching interest in a house you have viewed, the buying agent will look for a lot of information about both the house and the neighbourhood. This will give you an idea of what is going on in the neighbourhood. Whether the zoning plan of the house is still correct and what requirements there are for this zoning plan. This way, you immediately know whether there is a possibility for an extension. This is important info before you plan to bid on a house.

Get the house structural inspection

Buying a house is an important step, as purchase agents understand better than anyone else. It is therefore important to know that the house you are interested in or on which you have the winning bid is in order. Prior to the final purchase, it is therefore wise to have a building inspection carried out by an expert.

A building inspection is carried out by a specialised building inspector with years of experience. The inspector will check and assess everything thoroughly. This way, as a buyer, you will know what the condition of the house is and what work, if any, still needs to be done. This gives you more certainty about your future

Is there anything wrong during the building inspection and was this not mentioned by the sales agent? Then you can renegotiate these costs. In most cases, you will then not pay the fully agreed selling price.

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Helps find a suitable mortgage advisor

The purchase advisor is experienced in everything around buying a property. Thus, the advisor has built up a network, in which he or she has a lot of confidence and regularly works with. The advisor can then refer you to a suitable mortgage advisor for your situation. Do you already have your own mortgage advisor? No problem, then you already know where you stand and what the maximum amount of your mortgage i

The purchase agents ensures the purchase agreement is correct

When your offer has been accepted, you and the seller have agreed on the selling price. When you have also agreed on the completion date, any agreements on movable property and resolutive conditions, you have reached an agreement. The selling estate agent will record the agreements in the sales agreement.

You yourself check whether this purchase agreement is correct. Within the tasks of the buying agent, she will of course also check this for you. If desired, she will also provide additional explanation on certain points. When points in the agreement are not

Statutory 3-day cooling-off period

Once the purchase agreement is signed, as a buyer you get a 3-day cooling-off period. During this cooling-off period, you can still abandon the purchase without giving a reason. You may decide that the house does not turn out to be your dream home after all, so you do not have to give a reason for abandoning the purchase. If there is a reason, the estate agent will want to discuss this with you. In many cases, agreement on the sale is reached sooner than after 3 days and the signing of the sales contract is accelerated. Sometimes, for example, resolutive conditions are set which can prevent the loss of any down payment or, for example, mortgage interest.

Choose the right buying agent

Would you like to know which local buying agent is right for you? Then fill in your preferences via the button below. Based on your preferences, we will compare all purchase agent in the area. Next, we select 1 or 2 estate agents who have been specially selected for you. They are experienced in the place and neighbourhood where you are looking for a house. The real estate agent will contact you, after which you can decide which tasks the agent will take care of for you. This way, you can discuss the commission or fee with the buying agent.

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See below our frequently asked questions about the services provided by Juiste Makelaar.

What does Juiste Makelaar do?


We are a real estate agent comparison service active throughout the Netherlands. Based on your preferences and our unique broker database we match you to the best broker for your situation. Before we put you in contact, we will contact you to complete the matching. This way there are no surprises. Then you will receive the selected brokers by email and they will contact you themselves. Then you choose the best real estate agent for your situation.

How do you compare real estate agents?


In the application we ask a number of preferences which we combine with the available broker data. After you have filled in this information we always contact you personally so we can complete the whole comparison.

Why is comparing real estate agents necessary?


In the Netherlands there are more than 9,000 active real estate agents. This makes it difficult to determine which estate agent is best suited for your situation. Which agent uses a good buying or selling strategy and what costs do the different brokers charge. Have you become curious? Compare right away!

Can I compare real estate agents anywhere in the Netherlands?


Yes, we can help you find a suitable real estate agent throughout the Netherlands. This is partly due to our many partners, so we can help you as best we can anywhere in the Netherlands.

What is a normal fee for a real estate agent in the Netherlands?


The average sales commission of a real estate agent in the Netherlands is between 1 and 1.25 percent. However, this naturally depends on what you agree with the real estate agent in question. You can think of a bonus agreement or a different set of tasks.

What happens after I complete the equation?


Immediately after filling out your preferences, you will receive a confirmation. After that we will contact you by phone, unless you prefer to be contacted in another way. When everything is to your satisfaction, the two selected real estate agents will contact you. Finally, you decide with which real estate agent you have the best connection and with whom you want to work.

Can I also get a price list from real estate agents?


No, because all real estate agents in the Netherlands have a different working method, it is not yet possible to send a standard price list. This is partly due to various aspects, such as that you can agree performance bonuses with estate agents so that the standard commission is lower, or that you carry out a number of tasks yourself. Other reasons for not being able to give a standard price list are: the sales ranks of agent firms, the location of your home, quality of the real estate agent and extra services they  offer.

Is this application through Juiste Makelaar free of charge?


Yes it is! This application is completely free of charge for you. We are happy to put you in contact with the selected real estate agents free of charge and without any obligation. At the moment you are finally helped with buying or selling your home, we ask a small fee to the broker, which means no costs to you.