I went to live together. I thought it would be wise to choose a new house together that you would decorate together. Many houses were already for sale in the street. The house opposite me was even for sale for more than 2 years, and I really didn't want to wait that long.
A good sales broker
So looking for a good sales broker. Earlier, a broker from the established guard had already visited, but I had a ten-in-one dozen feeling. No enthusiasm. So in conversation with the younger guard. Danny Laan was personally recommended to me and he immediately jumped out. He listened carefully to what I wanted, gave a detailed explanation of the market at that time and proposed a strategic approach. I chose Danny for his expertise and practical approach.
Sold within 7 weeks
Danny gave me a clear estimate of the sales duration and the expected final sales amount. I consciously opted for a quick sale with limited loss, as far as possible in the Hoogstraat with all competition. Danny took beautiful pictures and Hoogstraat 103 was for sale quickly. I already received an opening bid within three weeks. In the process that followed, Danny answered all my questions so that all steps were clear to me. It went really fast: the sale was finalized within 7 weeks. But then you also need a new house quickly ...
A suitable house
With my 2.08 meter I hit my head everywhere. So I wanted a 1930s home: with higher ceilings and doorposts. Only an older house also means more maintenance. My girlfriend Lilly and I are both not handymen. We therefore thought it would be better for the peace at home to choose a house without too much maintenance. And Lilly really wanted sun in the garden. And rooms for possible family expansion. And of course at a good price.
Danny as a buying agent
Since I was so satisfied with Danny as a sales broker, I also asked him as a purchase broker. It was the first time I took a buying agent, and I can recommend it to anyone. Yes, it costs money, but you earn it back. During the viewing, he saw defects and construction errors that I did not notice. And afterwards he gave a substantiated opinion, in view of my options and purchasing wishes.
What is a dream house? A house that you always want and can continue to live in. For me, that is Hector Treubstraat 26. Lovely neighborhood, four bedrooms, new kitchen and bathroom, lots of sun in the garden and well maintained. The purchase was just as easy as the sale. Lilly and I now live together very well here. Exactly as we wanted.
Thomas & Lilly