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8 steps to buy a home in the Netherlands

Buying a home is fun and exciting, but there’s a lot that needs to be arranged. An NVM real estate agent can help you with everything.


What is an NVM buying agent?

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Renting a home in the Netherlands: the rental process in 4 steps

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Buying a property in the Netherlands: the negotiations

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What is the National Mortgage Guarantee Scheme?

Welcome to NVM!

NVM is the largest association of real estate agents and appraisers in the Netherlands. Almost 75 percent of Dutch houses are sold by our NVM real estate agents.

Find your NVM real estate agent

Our members can help you find the perfect home for you, whether you are looking for rentals or buying. This page is where you can look for a real estate agent, anywhere in the Netherlands. Click on ‘choose expertise’ and select ‘expat real estate agent’ (Expat makelaar (buying agent)). These are agents who specialize in working with international clients.

Funda: houses for sale or rent

Funda is the largest property listing website in the Netherlands. The company is part of the NVM-group. An overview of housing in the Netherlands on the market through NVM agents is available at

The 9 benefits of working with an NVM real estate agent

By choosing an agency with the NVM logo, you can be sure that you are working with a reliable real estate agent. Their NVM membership also has great benefits for you as a consumer: