Estate agent Marco Koppen
Expertise: purchase and sale intermediation
Marco Koppen is a young and ambitious real estate agent with a passion for helping people find their dream home. He specializes in working with expats, working professionals and entrepreneurs in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Meet Marco.
Marco: "I understand the unique challenges and needs of this diverse and dynamic market. With my extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and my personal network of contacts, I am confident that I can help you find the perfect property to suit your lifestyle and budget. Whether you are looking for a new home or an investment opportunity, I am here to provide you with personalized service, expert advice, and a stress-free experience."
"As someone who has personally gone through the process of starting a new life abroad, I understand the challenges of navigating the housing market in a foreign country. That's why I'm here to help make the process as hassle-free as possible for you. My goal is to find the perfect property to complete your new life in the Netherlands, while taking on the stress and working tirelessly to ensure a smooth move."
Your new home
"I know that finding your dream home is an exciting, but also potentially overwhelming, prospect. Choosing the place you will call 'home' is an art in itself, especially when moving to a new country. As an expat, you need to feel confident that you are in good hands and that the right real estate agent will assist you when it's time to close the deal. The unique infrastructure and regulations of Amsterdam, combined with the process of adjusting to a new culture, can be daunting. That's why I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to make informed decisions and feel at ease throughout the process."
Determine your budget
"When it comes to finding a new home, the first step is to determine your budget and understand what you can afford. If you have savings or are able to secure a mortgage, it's important to find out how much you can borrow. The real estate market in the Netherlands is competitive, so it's crucial to be ready to act quickly when you find a property you like. There are many banks and institutions that offer mortgages in the Netherlands, so it's a good idea to speak with a mortgage expert to explore your options."
"Generally, you can borrow up to 100% of the value of the property, but you will need to have some cash on hand to cover additional costs such as taxes, estate agent and notary fees, and other expenses. It's helpful to have a list of your requirements and to search for properties online. One useful website to check is www.funda.nl. Keep in mind that not all the prices you see online are the final sale prices, as many properties in the Amsterdam region are sold for higher than the asking price. At our first meeting, we will be happy to provide you with an honest assessment of your expectations and the current market conditions. Our goal is to help you find the perfect home that fits your budget and meets your needs."
The advantages to using a buying agent
"A real estate agent helps you throughout the entire buying process, helps you avoid potential pitfalls, and ensures that the deal is closed, as sellers typically prefer to sell to buying agents. Before you make an offer, I want to make sure you get the best available advice and consider all the pros and cons. Looking at prices by conducting a market analysis that studies the active listings and recently sold comparables, allowing you to analyze and reflect on recent trends. And considering the documentation, ground lease, and the technical aspect of the property. As a customer, you can count on me to work hard to ensure you get the most value for your money and find and negotiate the best possible deal based on your needs and circumstances."
Make an appointment
If you're currently searching for a house in the Netherlands, I’d be happy to have a chat with you to discuss your wishes, the current market and elaborate a bit more about how I can help you to navigate the market. Please email me at email@example.com to get in touch!