Makelaar Bert is Amsterdam’s no-nonsense estate agency, where your satisfaction is most important. Nobody needs a smooth talker. Certainly not when you want to buy or sell a home in or near the capital city. What you really need is an estate agent who listens, truly represents your interests and is easy to reach. Someone who is accessible and completely on your side.
So, we don’t have an expensive office, chic custom-made suits or company cars. Those things only increase prices. We prefer to cycle to work and avoid traffic jams. Our network is extensive, and we are good friends with our colleagues in the estate agent sector. At the same time, we aim to outperform them all. Our service is personal, contact is direct, and we take all the time we need to discuss your wishes and requirements with you. For example, when it comes to viewings or complicated notarial documents. Because buying or selling a house is a big step.
Clearly, this approach works. We were proclaimed the best estate agency in North Holland (by the independent comparison website wieisdebestemakelaar.nl) in 2014, one year after we were founded. An accolade that we are extremely proud of. Just like all the enthusiastic reviews our clients have posted.
We are happy to help you during this exciting milestone in your life. And we will still be standing by to help you if you have any questions after the sale or purchase, tomorrow or a few years from now.
“I didn’t believe in this outdated way of working and started my own agency in 2014. ”Bert
Founder and buyer’s & seller’s agent (RMT)
“The real estate business is fantastic, but it is also a world in which I wasn’t entirely at home. I spent more than ten years working at estate agencies in Amsterdam, where they deliberately kept a great deal of distance between clients and agents. I had to wear a smart suit every day, service was often severely lacking, and I was even criticised for being too personally involved. I didn’t believe in this outdated way of working and started my own agency in 2014. That is how I turned my ‘weaknesses’ into my success. It’s wonderful that I can now put my experience and ideas into practice as I see fit.”
“Over the years, clients have frequently returned to us. A great sign that our work is appreciated!”Bas
Buyer’s & seller’s agent
“I have worked in real estate with great passion and enthusiasm for almost twenty years. After accruing a wealth of knowledge and experience at major estate agencies in Amsterdam and Amstelveen, I chose to join Makelaar Bert in 2016. A young and dynamic office with a large network, in-depth knowledge, optimum service delivery, flexibility and – above all – great collaboration.”
“I love being able to make someone that happy.”Kim
Buyer’s & seller’s agent
“Bert and I know each other because we grew up in the same neighbourhood. He has put all the best qualities we grew up with into his real estate agency: his relaxed vibe, stamina and no-nonsense attitude. That’s what clients notice as soon as they walk in. I contacted him when I was ready for my next step as an estate agent. Apparently, the timing was perfect. The team had just started searching for reinforcements!”
“Buying a house is a real challenge these days. Succeeding every time and really being able to make a difference for people gives me an enormous kick.”Karlijn
Buyer’s & seller’s agent
“The nicest thing about my work is that Amsterdam is my office. It is an exciting city with a dynamic property market. I meet people from all over the world, with different wishes and backgrounds. Supporting them the right way makes every day fun. Buying a house is a real challenge these days. Succeeding every time and really being able to make a difference for people gives me an enormous kick.”
“Whatever the neighbourhood or price class, we welcome everyone and work equally hard for them.”Anne
Buyer’s & seller’s agent
“At the real estate agency where I worked before this, I mainly sold properties on behalf of private investors. These clients have a purely commercial view of their property. A few thousand euros extra profit does not make them any happier, while it might actually be enough to finance your dream kitchen. Isn’t that much nicer? What I enjoy most in this hectic market is staying calm, explaining everything clearly and reassuring clients. I notice that people need that a lot.”
“It really pleases me when clients tell us how satisfied they are at the end of their experience.”Ester
“Buying a new house or selling your familiar home is an exciting process. I know from personal experience how good it is when someone helps you effectively, honestly and with a human touch. I think the nicest part of my work is making sure that our clients don’t have to worry about anything during the buying or selling process. Always looking a step ahead, so that everything runs smoothly.”
“We do not see you as a number and always remember what you told us before.”Michelle
“I first worked at a larger estate agency in Amsterdam. We occasionally collaborated with Makelaar Bert. There was always a good connection, so I started to follow them on social media and was really enthused by all the messages. No managers in three-piece suits, but normal, unpretentious people. With honest and expert advice. When they announced that they were looking for a new back-office employee, I responded immediately!”
“We always tell a clear, honest story instead of blowing hot air.”Cornelie
“It’s very fulfilling to arrange everything for someone who has just bought a home. This kind of purchase is a big deal! After the initial joy, it can feel quite overwhelming. I want to guide our clients as effectively as possible, so that they can start their new adventure with complete confidence.”
“I am convinced that our positive attitude attracts the nicest clients.”Heleen
“With a background in graphic design, real estate may not immediately seem to be a logical choice. But I have been completely at home here for years. I am involved with everything surrounding the Makelaar Bert brand: from marketing to social media, and also the presentation of our homes. I also help the back office from time to time, with a wide range of tasks.”
“As a buyer or seller of your home, you’re naturally looking for a realtor who takes care of most of the work and can assist you with all their expertise. Truly ‘no-nonsense.”Sinem
“When I came across the job opening for the support staff through our former colleague Berfin, I thought, ‘Yes, this is really what I’m looking for!’ I’m studying Civil Engineering, and I’ve always found the real estate world fascinating. Additionally, I’ve been doing administrative work for years. ‘Here, I can apply and enhance my knowledge.’ I thought. So, I took the plunge. I’ve been working at Realtor Bert’s for a few months now, and I can feel that I’m in the right place. This is mainly due to the amazing team and the way we interact with each other and our clients.”
“The collaborating not only allows me to take beautiful photos but also strengthens my connection with this unique city.”John (photographer)
“I love getting to know the city of Amsterdam better through my work. Photographing houses gives me the opportunity to discover more of this city. Every time I use my camera, I try not only to capture the beauty of the city and its houses but also to understand more about what makes Amsterdam so special. I greatly appreciate the personal and flexible way of working with Makelaar Bert. The collaborating not only allows me to take beautiful photos but also strengthens my connection with this unique city.”