Why Are People Choosing Us?
What Our Clients Say
– R. Stevens - C. Donlon - Estec
“Our house purchase took a long time due to some planning irregularities, added to that we didn’t understand the Dutch system or the Dutch contracts.
Lindy brilliantly guided us through it all with her mix of professionalism and charm.
She negotiated strongly on our behalf, kickstarted the process whenever it stalled and responded immediately to all of our queries however small.
From the beginning to end we felt we had someone we could trust to give us impartial advice and a safe pair off hands telling us what to do and when”
– Pedro Chambel - Honeywell and Carla Chambel - Shell Rijswijk
“As expats me and my wife are, and yet not knowledgeable with Dutch language, we could find in Lindy not only an extremely sharp and proficient professional, very attentive to hers customers needs / wishes, who helped us a lot in getting the “house of our dreams” for a terrific value.
Along with that, we could find in her a cheerful and friendly character, nice to be with.
Bottom line: every single cent we paid to Lindy by all the provided services and extra support (even during weekends and holidays!!!) surely worth it.
With Lindy you get not a “five stars” service, rather a “six stars” one!
Thank you, Lindy, for having helped us on finding here, in the Netherlands, the kind of life we aspired for so long ago and which unfortunately we couldn’t find in our own country of origin!
– P. Jiggens - Estec
“Lindy is very personable and responsive, a pleasure to deal with and I always felt I could phone her about anything big or small concerning the buying of our new home. We thought we knew the house that we wanted and Lindy helped us feel comfortable with our choice and managed the negotiation professionally. She has good contacts with very professional people (regarding the survey and notarial contracts) who we were satisfied dealing with. Trying to remember what one should do at all stages of buying a house is pretty tough and Lindy was very proactive in reminding us about the things coming up that we needed to do and by when they should be done. Being first time buyers in a land neither of us grew up in it was important to us that we knew what all the bits of paperwork meant and Lindy was very patient in helping us to make sense of everything ”
– P. van Dam - Shell IM/IT
“Quick and efficient. One big worry less upon our return to the Netherlands”.
– Shell Engineer - Rijswijk Alaska Building
“I am an expat living in the Hague. Myself and my family were looking for an investment property in the Hague area and Lindy was referred to me through my mortgage advisor. Lindy is extremely professional and understands the property market fully she helped me to target the right property and completely administered the purchasing process for us. She negotiated a good reduction in the asking price of the property. Overall I was very satisfied with the quality and professionalism of her service”
– Scott and Melanie Joyce - Nato
“After a number of years nervously considering buying a home in The Netherlands, we finally decided to “take the plunge” after finding a property that was perfect for our family. However, being unfamiliar with the Dutch housing market we were a bit apprehensive about how to proceed and so decided to enlist the support of Lindy to help guide us through this minefield. We have not regretted this decision for one moment!
Lindy guided us seamlessly through all stages of the home buying process, from initial negotiations to final conveyance. The expert advice she provide ensured that the whole process went smoothly and her knowledge of the Dutch housing market even saved us some money on the purchase price! We were so impressed, not only with the professional support she provided, but also with her friendly nature and willingness to help (even with minor issues), that we also asked her to help arrange the subsequent renovations of the property, which also went ahead without any problems.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Lindy’s services to any expats considering buying a property in the Netherlands.”
– Harini and Santosh - Shell Global Solutions
“Lindy’s service and support during the entire purchase process was outstanding. We were absolute beginners with no experience of buying a house in The Netherlands or anywhere in the world. Lindy understood our situation very well, and was very patient with answering all our questions. Lindy’s guidance during the search phase of the house was quite personal. During viewings, she made sure to check all the tiny details, and let us know the pros and cons of the place. The part we liked the most was that she never imposed her opinion on us, she always left us to make a final call based on both ours and Lindy’s analysis.
Once we found out dream place, Lindy was very efficient with the negotiations. She managed the entire negotiations with the seller, and had regular discussions with us on the status. She explained the entire pre-purchase contract in perfect English, and we never had to translate the Dutch as Lindy was there for us. The final inspection and structural survey was also managed in a very professional way. During the entire process, Lindy was always very prompt with e-mails and messages, replying during weekends and late evenings was never a problem for her.
Overall, we are extremely happy and more than satisfied with Lindy’s services, and surely it would not have been possible to find our dream house without her. We highly recommend Lindy Nikkens Real Estate to anyone who plans to buy a house in The Netherlands ”
– G. Loughnane - European Space Agency Noordwijk
“After relocating to
the Netherlands from Italy we had very little knowledge of the local housing
market and its dynamics and were initially very unsure as to whether we should
make the step on the property ladder or not? Thanks to Lindy we received some
excellent and impartial advise that allowed us to purchase a suitable property
with the confidence of knowing that it was a good investment. We were extremely
happy with her overall management and execution of the property deal and above
all, her kind and friendly approach, quick response to all our queries &
concerns and of course everything concluded in perfect English.”
– Senior Engineer - Shell Global Solutions
“After dealing unsuccessfully with another real estate agent assigned to me during my move, Lindy was recommended to me by a colleague. From the moment I contacted her, I could tell I was dealing with an absolute professional. Lindy was quick to respond, grasped what our needs were immediately and had a confidence of someone who really knew what she was doing! Through her contacts within the industry, Lindy was able to quickly find an amazing house for us that perfectly matched what we were looking for. This house had not yet been listed on any online website as it was still a week or two away from finishing its renovation. Lindy negotiated a good price with some optional extras since they were still renovating, helped deal with the bank and organized a notary who conducted everything in English.
If we had stayed with our ‘assigned’ real estate agent, we would not have found our new dream home and their commission would have resulted in us paying significantly more but getting significantly less.
I would definitely recommend Lindy to anyone who has moved to The Netherlands!”
– Patent Examiner - European Patent Office Rijswijk
“Lindy Nikken has been very helpful in guiding me through the purchase of my apartment. She was extremely fast in answering my first contact and was busy evaluating the apartment in the same day of our first conversation. I have to say it is thanks to her fast work and smart negotiation strategy that I was able to buy the apartment! Thank you Lindy !”
– J. and A. Deuzeman - Adrian - Shell
“When we returned to the Netherlands, we were faced with having to buy a house within a short period of time. However, we were fortunate enough to have Lindy recommended to us. She took the time to understand both our wishes and possibilities, and found us a number of excellent options, including some that we would possibly have never discovered otherwise. Throughout, she was flexible and easily reached whenever we had any questions. With Lindy’s help, we managed to find a property we were really happy with and because of her experience and extensive network, the process of purchasing was smooth and efficient. We will happily recommend Lindy to any of our friends and colleagues looking for properties.”
– Communications Officer - International Criminal Court The Hague
Lindy has helped us to buy our new house recently. The services she provides are outstanding and cover all aspects of the purchase. We were very happy with Lindy’s advices especially regarding the value of the house, negotiation and renovation tips. Lindy is reliable, approachable and truly client-oriented professional. That, combined with superb negotiation skills and good knowledge of that market made our experience of purchasing a new place much easier and less stressful. It is my pleasure to recommend Lindy to anyone looking for qualified help in purchasing a house.
– L. Kuusinen - COS at ICC
“Lindy is extremely friendly and approachable. Her cliënt and service oriëntation, personal drive and professionalism separate her from other agents that we had dealt with before. Through her contacts and knowledge in the real estate business Lindy guided us through the whole purchase process with minimum stress to ourselves, including the notary and bank. Equally, her assistance in getting the house fixed and all the services sorted out has been invaluable. Overall, Lindy provided us the necessary confidence and assurance so that we did not need to spend any sleepless nights worrying”
– G. Guazelli - European Patent Office
” I met Lindy via a recommendation of a friend at my work and I could not have been any luckier ! Lindy helped me to buy a flat where I am now living so happily. She has been extremely professional and friendly, helping me all the way from finding a flat, taking care of checking the flat itself and all the things related to it, and advising me on the investment – something that for an expat who lived in the Netherlands only a few years, is a very important help – up to organising the contract. Everything went so smoothly, I felt like I was put in the best hands I could hope for. For more than one reason, her patience and support have been invaluable for me and I am happy to recommend her to anybody who needs to find a home in the Netherlands !”
– Production Technologist - Shell Global Solutions
“We have enjoyed working with Lindy and we are happy that we have chosen her to help us with buying a house in The Hague. From first meeting she reflected her confidence, experience and organisation with regards to what she does. I was appreciative mostly of her remembering the small details that would normally fall between the cracks”
– M. Fritz - Patent Examiner at European Patent Office
“Lindy is not only reliable (all your emails answered very fast, even in weekends), competent and extremely well connected (she knows exactly what has to be done, and who has te be asked/hired) but also a patient and warm-hearted person who really represents your interests and fights for you if necessary. I consider myself a very demanding person, especially with respect to paid services but Lindy easily managed to fullfill all my expectations; should I ever want to find another (maybe bigger) apartment or even a house in NL, I would employ her again without hesitation”
– Patent Examiner - European Patent Office
“We’ve known Lindy since the last 10 years. We first met her when we were looking to move to Wassenaar from Leiden. We told her about our specific requirements and she directed us to our house immediately. We did not have to look at a multitude of houses, as she understood our needs immediately.
She is a very focused real estate agent who understands the needs of an expatriate. She has always given us superb service and is a great negotiator. She is very trustworthy and has a great knowledge about the housing market. On our recommendation, she has helped a lot of our friends, all of whom were extremely satisfied with her services”
– R. Colleyer - European Climate Foundation
Lindy helped us to find a property that worked both as a dream home and also as an investment for us – she gave really grounded, expert advice and led us through the Dutch process step by step. What Lindy doesn’t know about the housing market in the Hague, nobody know.
We have enjoyed working with Lindy enormously !
– J. and V. Gast - Shell International Exploration and Production
“After 12 years abroad, we relocated back to our base country the Netherlands. We have been extremely happy that our insurance agent recommended Lindy as our real estate agent.
From our first meeting onwards Lindy took the worry out of our house search and professionally dedicated her time to ensuring we found exactly what we were looking for. Even though we were still living in a different time zone during the house price negotiations, Lindy kept us continuously up to date and managed to get us a fantastic deal! In addition, she recommended a most professional (and reasonably priced) construction company to manage the renovations to the house. With Lindy’s expert advice and supervision our dream house has become a reality.
Without hesitation, we recommend Lindy to anyone moving to the Netherlands (expat or returning Dutch) – she knows her business, the area and has proven to us that she has only her client’s interest in mind when performing business transactions and recommending other services (architect, construction company and notary).
Lindy – thanks for making our return home so smooth and worry-free ”
– Katrin and Jon, IT manager at the European Patent Office and Independent IT Consultant respectively
We are a British/German couple living in The Hague, and have used Lindy’s services very happily twice, so far: for buying our first place here in 2008, and now in 2016 for buying our second home. Lindy has without doubt great technical expertise, and beyond that, what makes her services just the tiny (but determining!) bit more superior is her reliability, speed of reaction and a customer-focussedness and service which I last experienced only in America.
At one point we could not, due to travel, visit a house ourselves, and had several calls with Lindy while she visited it – and we would have gladly put in an offer “blindly” purely based on Lindy’s advice, that much we trusted her insight and attention to all the technical detail which, even if present, we might not have noticed. In the end we did not need to do that because Lindy’s persistence and good connections made it possible for us to visit the house exceptionally much later than the sellers had first planned.
We do like Lindy’s focus on the investment-aspect of the purchase and found she advised us very well – and realistically – on this. She also has access to a reliable network of trustworthy suppliers, so that the whole process from offer-acceptance over technical survey to final conveyance at the notary went very quickly and smoothly as well, we were very impressed with that!
We would very happily recommend Lindy to any expat considering buying a home in The Netherlands, and are available to answer questions from potential clients who consider contracting Lindy.