René has been really helpful to find the perfect family apartment for us. He has been able to understand our need. He advices us and guides us through the Amsterdam “crazy” real estate market. I was really astonished when we found the right place for us in less than 2 months.
El servicio de agencia inmobiliaria de Wijkhuizen Makelaars ha sido espectacular. Rene Wijkhuizen desde el comienzo nos ha asesorado durante todo el proceso y se han encargado de todo. En un inicio nos puso al tanto de cómo estaba el entorno, la situación, las probabilidades y nos hizo saber sus recomendaciones con claro criterio. En cuanto le facilitamos la información básica y documentación existente del inmueble (con la cual inclusive, si algo faltara, ya se buscan la vida desde la agencia para conseguirlo), se pusieron manos a la obra con rapidez y agilidad. En nuestro caso, el tiempo entre el contacto para finalmente acordarlo y se vendiera la casa fue menor a 2 semanas y por encima de las expectativa de venta, lo cual fue muy bueno. El nivel de profesionalismo, de conocimiento y de velocidad de respuesta son muy altos. Definitivamente dominan su mercado y buscan lo mejor para el cliente, facilitando inclusive los trámites a posteriori de la venta y hasta la coordinación con los notarios para que se completen todos los trámites, inclusive los bancarios.
Rene was recommended to me by my financial advisor, who has been working with Rene for years.
As a first-time buyer and a non-Dutch speaker, buying an apartment in Amsterdam in an extremely competitive market, seemed like an incredibly daunting task. Therefore, having the right person with me to navigate through this process, was instrumental.
Rene was brilliant. He strikes a perfect balance of being a true professional and providing the personal touch. He recognizes that purchasing a home is a very personal undertaking and I always felt that I had a true advisor by my side that had my best interests at heart. Instead of someone who just wanted to close the deal in order to get his fees paid. Particularly when we stumbled into some road blocks, he remained positive, but was very honest in his advice and on what the options were and was tough with third parties on making sure that everything was handled and taken care of. Once the deal was closed, he continued to support by advising me on good contractors, moving companies and the likes.
If I ever sell or buy property in the future I will make sure to have Rene by my side again.
Cristina Ramos 2016
I was very fortunate when my friend recommended me to get in touch with Rene Wijkhuizen. At that time I was new to Amsterdam and Rene not only gave me a thorough overview of the city, property market, procedures but also found me my home! Most importantly I felt his genuine care and enthusiasm when trying to understand what I want and need and his organization when finding and researching the properties is second to none. I highly recommend allowing Rene to find your future home.
I was recommended Rene from a colleague and, being a first-time buyer did not exactly know what to expect from the entire process. Along with being non-fluent in Dutch, I knew I needed some help. The stigma of being purely focused on the "deal", rather than what is best for the customer, was no-where NEAR reality. I quickly came to trust Rene, who I saw was professional and highly competent during the viewings and provided accurate and high-quality advice. Rene was extremely patient, respectful, honest and sincere the entire 3 months that we worked together. He explained everything I asked him to, and many things that I would have never thought about asking.
When the stress of purchasing a house became overwhelming, his humour, good-natured attitude and occasional strict advice came like a god-send. From a professional and personal point-of-view I can fully recommend Rene to be the person who will guide you through the real-estate process. Thank you, dankje wel, merci!
Yuval Jacob (2015)
"A true professional with a refreshing personal touch, Rene made the process of purchasing our new home such a smooth process. He took charge of it all, making assessments of pros and cons, price comparisons, area evaluations and finally negotiating a great deal on our behalf.
I found Rene to be far more engaged and personally invested in ensuring a perfect outcome for us than any other makelaar I met and this won us over. He was always prompt with his responses and most importantly honest with his opinions which helped us make the best choice in a market overflowing with options. His services were also very fairly priced, we definitely felt like we were getting good value for money. We owe Rene and his great team a big thank you for all their hard work in getting us our dream house."
Silla Haily (2014)
Thank you for all your help on our succesful transaction to buy Voorstraat 9 in Vreeland.
Though it is a bit different from our original plan when we first met you. We are delighted with the purchase and greatly appreciated all your assistance and advice along the way. We hope that you and Paul will come and see us to admire (we hope) the finished result.
Alistair and Tiny (2013)
"It was a pleasure to deal with Rene, who partnered us in understanding our own needs & narrow down to the house which we finally purchased. He is a lovely person, whom we could trust in an unknown country & was always available to guide us through. He was able to bring forward multiple options. The most expensive purchase of my life ever, was made so convenient by Rene, be it a notary or a mortgage advisor or anything else linked to this decision making. I Always recommend to have a partner like him, who you can trust upon & sleep well. Thanks Rene"
Mr. Trehan (2013)