Netherlands Property Guide for Sellers

There are some things you might want to consider before you sell your property in the Netherlands.  These things include: taxation, real estate agents, legal procedures and pricing.  We will explain this in detail below.


Taxation is a really important part in selling property in the Netherlands, the reason being is that the profit you make in selling your property will be taxed.

Real Estate Agents

It is also important to have a real estate agent for your property since they help you get so many things done.  Real estate agents help in the first stage of selling a house right up until the last stage where you have to visit the office of the notary for signing the paperwork.

In the first stage of selling your property you have to make sure your house is measured according to the Dutch NEN 2580 standards.  Using social media will help a lot when it comes to marketing.  Your property can be advertised on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it will really pay off.  This is because you get to show off your property where there are potential buyers.  It is also important to advertise on top real estate websites in the Netherlands and by printing brochures to give more information about your property.  Here is some help marketing your property on social media.

Legal Procedures

All properties have to be signed in the notaries office, where you turn over the deed.  All rental procedures have to be adhered to,  your property is protected in the Netherlands.  All procedures during a sale must be adhered to.


Setting the price of the property is a huge deal when it comes to selling your property.  You don’t want to overprice your property and have it sit on the market forever but at the same time you want top dollar for your property.  You have to ask your real estate agent what the price is for other houses in your community.  Sometime low prices can trigger a multiple offer scenario and you end up with a higher price than you expected.  This is where a real estate agent can work their magic and get you a good deal.

Entertain all offers and don’t be afraid of the negotiating process.  Don’t be offended by low offers or got too caught up in a high offer.  Remember that there it is not over until the paperwork is signed.