***Testimonials also available on our profiles on LinkedIn***
"Charles and the 27Huis team are exceptional. The ability to service both the English speaking expat market as well as the local Dutch market provided the perfect group for us to buy and sell our home in Amsterdam. Charles has a great ability to understand our preferences and eliminate homes that would not have been suitable...it saved is a lot of time on the buy side! He was also able to guide us comfortably through the buying process despite our limited language skills. For our sale, Charles' knowledge of the area and marketing skills enabled us to sell our home at the target price within HOURS of putting it on the market! We have recommended 27huis to many others in Amsterdam who have also had wonderful experiences. 27huis is the first phone call we will make if we ever move back to Amsterdam. Bedankt!"
- Chip & Katie
“Charles is an experienced realtor with in depth knowledge of the Amsterdam housing market. I hired Charles to help purchase my first home and could not have been happier with him. He not only guided me every step of the way but also managed to negotiate a great deal. If I decide to buy or sell in the future it would be a pleasure to hire him again!”
- Joost Van Hout
“In a world of indifferent real estate agents Charles stands head and shoulders above the rest. His drive, efficiency and commitment to finding the property that the client wants, and not just a quick sell is truly commendable. I have recommended Charles to many friends and colleagues who have all shared the same high opinion of him.”
- James Wilkins
“In a market like Amsterdam where a lot of real estate agents are lazy and apathetic, Charles is a breath of fresh air. He goes over and above to make sure the places he recommends are a good match for you, works late and on weekends to answer questions and give advice, and even continued helping out with questions and issues years after the purchase of my home was complete. I highly recommend Charles if you’re looking for property in Amsterdam.”
- Jonas V.
"I highly recommend Monique. She is a serious & reliable professional who knows her business & understands her clients' needs. Perfectly poised & understanding of the international mind-set, she provides a clear perspective on the real-estate market in Amsterdam & environs. Monique is personable & engaging - much appreciated qualities in any context."
- Louise H.
"27 Huis is very special.
"From their negotiating skills to their fine-tuned sensitivity to the Amsterdam housing market and from their-state-of-the-art marketing techniques to their seemingly inexhaustible supply of contacts to execute minor house repairs prior to final inspection, they are true professionals.
"Nothing was too much trouble and the way in which they nursed me, as a foreigner, through the legal and technical intricacies of the Dutch property sales & purchase system was as impressive as it was effective.
"For me, the expat aspect was particularly important. Whilst personally recommended by several friends who are Amsterdam-based Dutch nationals and who had successfully used their services, 27 Huis’ sensitivity to the particular needs of the non-Dutch client was total, and their extensive overseas networks of potential buyers both impressive and in my case invaluable.
"I’ve thought for a long time about what is their secret. My conclusion is that they succeed because they are small, hugely energetic, unbelievably hardworking and very caring, but remarkably without compromising their razor-sharp business sense.
"And how nice to find an inner city company in 2011 where the personal touch is still all-important.
"Keep shining, 27 Huis. Amsterdam needs you!"
- Iain Reddish
"Monique is a highly professional and personable real estate agent.
Her expertise and knowledge of the Dutch housing market enabled us, as expats, to confidently approach the ‘grey area’ of buying property in a foreign country.
She is also a very nice person to do business with."
- Graham & Lucy
“27House works both in Dutch and English which is essential for any expat buying a home. As I was navigating buying a home as a foreigner in the Netherlands, Charles and his colleague Elize proved to be invaluable agents in buying my home from buying, financing and renovation. Any obstacle that came forth, 27House was able to navigate successfully with the issue. I highly recommend them for buying a home in Amsterdam.”
- Angele G.
“Charles proved an invaluable asset while buying and selling property in Amsterdam. His knowledge of the market was in depth. He also provided a very friendly, helpful and approachable service during what can be stressful situations during property negotiations. Charles restored my faith in a profession that can often disappoint. He also gave very good recommendations for other professionals during the sale and purchase. He is charming, knowledgeable, honest, a good negotiator and, often an underrated virtue in business and life, kind.”
- Ben W.
“Charles always goes the extra mile and is a great communicator. He is clear on what he can and cannot offer and is a pleasure to work with. Firstly he has been our real estate agent. Everything was set up very professionally and he sold our house in the middle of Amsterdam within a week for a good price. Secondly Charles has also helped us with accommodating friends from abroad. He has a fantastic short-stay apartment, which was perfect for the family of 6 who visited us. The apartment was warm, cosy and clean, with great wifi, coffee and tea and many small welcome extras. I am sure we will use his services more often in the future. Jackie Reardon and Jacqueline van Meyel The Mindset”
- Jackie & Jacqueline
“I have purchased two houses through Charles and I would never even consider hiring anyone else. He is very responsive and helpful and also incredibly patient in guiding your through the emotional moments of the crazy house buying process in Amsterdam-- especially when negotiating the best price for you. I also love the fact the he protects you from some of the stress of house buying. His need-to-know communication style adds another level of service. You can trust his expertise and thoroughness. He raises the bar in his profession.”
- Beth M.
"I worked with Monique in 2011 to sell my apartment in Amsterdam. I experienced Monique as very professional, punctual, a great sales person and a nice person to work with. She did an excellent job and the house was sold within weeks."
- Gaston S.
“I hired Charles when buying my current house and I have nothing more than positive things to say about him. He helped us finding the right property for the right price and with all the paper work involved in this type of transactions (being a foreigner with little knowledge of Dutch, was really valuable). I would recommend Charles for anybody looking to buy a house in the Netherlands.”
- Miguel R.
“Charles helped me to purchase my property in Amsterdam. He was instrumental in assisting me carry out a thorough search in a short space of time. His sound advice and integrity meant that I was able to work with someone I could trust in a market that was new to me. If I were to move again I'd go to Charles first.”
- Lovdeep P.
“Charles helped my partner and I with the very difficult and stressful job of buying an apartment in Amsterdam. I found Charles knowledge to be second to none with regards to the market, the costings, and the whole process. Charles was available from beginning to end, very quick with replies to emails, and if he didn't have the information to hand, he got it very quickly. Charles help was invaluable during the whole buying process and relieved so much of the pressure. We can't thank Charles enough for his help and commitment. If you are looking at buying or renting, you should contact Charles.”
- Ronnie M.
"Monique was excellent and very helpful in every step throughout the buying process. She was very experienced, responsive, and kept sending me reminders of what still had to be done and what I had to provide. She also helped me with all the document translations and made the whole process very smooth and clear. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to buy an apartment."
- Cecile V.
“Charles is personable, pro-active & results oriented, with strong negotiation skills & an excellent knowledge of the housing market.”
- Manish B.
“In late 2006 my husband and I hired Charles to find our vacation home in Amsterdam. We reside in the US so our availability to view properties was limited. However, Charles made himself fully available to show my husband dozens of properties over the course of a few short days. He also put us in contact with an excellent mortgage broker to help us secure financing. Charles was always responsive and attentive and the fact that he speaks English and Dutch was a lifesaver for us. Charles was there every step of the way from the initial viewings to the closing. I recommend him with complete confidence.”
- Venecia A.
“Charles is an excellent real estate agent, and sets a high quality of service - high above the Dutch market. We have hired Charles after some bad experience with other agents. He provided us with high service and personal care: from defining of the task through refining it, from searching and preparing through thinking of and suggesting out-of-the-box solutions. It concluded in a success in buying a house, and in the pleasure of working with Charles. I will love to recommend and give references on Charles's behalf.”
- Tomer M.
"Monique is a detail-oriented, multi lingual real estate agent who are always up to date with the current rules and information about the field. I highly recommend Monique because of her passion and professional traits."
- Charls William Vinasoy
“We have worked with Charles looking for our first apartment. The experience was great as he was tuned in to our ideas and wishes every step of the way. This meant that the little time we had looking at apartments was time well spent. He knows the Amsterdam real estate market and his advice has proven valuable. Finding a place, however, is just one part of the process of buying a house and on our request he brought in expert people to deal with our mortgage and doing construction. We loved that he was able to explain everything to us in English and the fact that he even found us a notary who provided us with an English copy of all our contracts is proof of his commitment to service, which is a rare commodity in The Netherlands. Again, we have had a great experience working with Charles and highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a real estate agent.”
- Theo D.
“I'm glad we chose Charles to be our real estate agent. He provided us excellent service. He understood, what we were looking for. He is professional, clear and very helpful, which meant great deal for us, being new in the country and all. Everything was well thought and the whole process ran smoothly for us. We ended up buying a house of our dreams. I will recommend Charles to everyone I meet who has any real estate needs.”
- Leena P.
"Monique - We would like to really thank you for all the efforts you have put in for us. It was such a pleasure working with you. The professionalism and skills that you showed were extremely good. We both are very happy to have done business with you and 27 House Real Estate."
- Deepa and Abhinav
“I wasn't going to buy an apartment in Amsterdam and Charles found me the perfect place and I bought it on the first showing. I am such a skeptic about hiring buyers realtors but I never would have found my place working alone. Everything went so smoothly with him it was value for money.”
- Kevin M.
“Charles is a true professional, knows the market very well, is a great advisor but also listens to your needs. He provides service that goes above and beyond what you find here in Amsterdam! Truly wonderful to work with. We love the home he found us 4 years ago, it fit all the requirements we had and would use him again in a heartbeat for selling or buying.”
- Asiya H.
“I have had the great pleasure of working with Charles and employing his services in order to purchase my first property in Amsterdam. He is a friendly, professional and highly diligent individual whose serviced-based approach is greatly appreciated by an expat such as myself.”
- Toni S.
"Charles knows the Amsterdam housing market inside-out; pro-active, professional, efficient and friendly; quick to understand both what you are looking for and the best approach. Highly recommended."
- Paul B.
"I met Charles for the first time in his previous company, as I engaged them to help me find and buy and apartment. His work was fast, efficient, accurate and most importantly, honest. I was so satisfied with the results that further on I contacted him directly for further jobs. Charles is a great professional and even better person. I'm glad I've met him."
- Javier R.
"If you are looking to buy, rent or sell a property in Amsterdam, I can recommend Charles, you won't regret, he's the best."
"Charles is the best!! I'd hire him again in a minute!"
- Susan Rethorst