I would like to thank JLim for his precious help in my house search.
It is common in The Netherlands to hire an Estate Agent both to sell or buy a house, even when you have already found a property, more than anything to bargain on the price.
As it is not compulsory to hire an agent in order to buy, I consulted JLim using Liu Yao.
He said that I would be capable to find a property by myself and handle it all alone, since my line was strong.
We then looked at some properties found on the internet (Funda.nl) one by one and we discarded them, always using Liu Yao
Analyzing the last property, he immediately said: "that's the one!" "Only, I see some repairs"
In fact they are working on the outside of the building, making a big maintenance.
JLim said:"The house is pricey but it is worth buying it" In fact there are at the moment more buyers than properties so you have to make an offer higher than the starting price.
While waiting for an answer, he told me on Tuesday: "they will call you on Friday and you will win the bid. I see a number: (156)".
They did call on Friday and the starting price(150 ) closed at 153. Plus 3 for extraordinary repairs = 156!
IN SHORT: I found exactly what I was looking for and saved the 2500 € I didn't pay to an Estate Agent.
I also saved a lot of time and money in visiting the wrong properties.
JLim is very competent and very generous with his time
Thank you, Maestro!