Buying a house or apartment is probably one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make in your life. How can an MVA estate agent guide you through this process?
After having discussed your specific residential needs and options with you at length, at no obligation to you, your estate agent will explain what he/she can do for you. The agent will then indicate how much his/her services will cost. If you commission the agent to work for you, the terms of the commission will be laid down in writing.
Your information will then be entered into a system which will ensure that you are sent a daily email containing homes which meet your profile. If you are interested in a property, the agent will schedule a viewing appointment. Your agent will advise you on the current value of the home you wish to buy and the process for purchasing it. He/she will also examine any aspects which might be relevant to you as the buyer, such as the surrounding area, zoning plan and the state of repair of the home.
If an apartment is involved, the estate agent will also look at the situation regarding the Vereniging van Eigenaars (VvE) (owners’ association). In addition, the agent will find out whether the ground on which the property is located includes a leasehold, and what this means for you. The agent will request and analyse the relevant documents. He/she will advise you on constructional matters and the costs associated with purchasing a home. In consultation with you, the agent will also conduct the negotiations with the seller.
After an agreement has been reached, the agent will guide you through the signing of the purchase contract and will also be present during the final inspection and the key transfer. Your agent will be available to answer any questions you have in the meantime.
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