Premium real estate agencies in Brussels

ERA CHATELAIN - Brussels

Whether you are planning your own property or want to buy one, ERA Châtelain is there to help you in that task. This real estate company possesses three agencies near the centre of Brussels.

ERA Châtelain dynamic and experienced employees will do their best in order to provide you with the best solution as quickly as possible. They assist you through every step of the process regardless of the type of the property : houses, apartments, buildings, lands…

Visit their office in Ixelles, Schuman and Uccle for any question or estimation of your house.

Tel.: 02 / 535 98 98

BARNES - Brussels

Specialising in luxury and prestigious properties, this real estate agency brings over 20 years of expertise to your service. With a comprehensive portfolio, they offer for sale or rent a wide range of villas and mansions, apartments, investment properties, penthouses, and more across all of Brussels.

Barnes International is also the perfect partner if you’re looking to sell your exceptional property at the most advantageous price, thanks to its targeted database in the luxury real estate market.

Tel: 02 / 880 15 15

CENTURY 21 EVER ONE - real estate

As an expert in the sale, the home staging and the valuation of properties, this real estate agency in Brussels put the accent on satisfying its clients by meeting their demand.
 
Winner of the Quality Award 2018, the quality of its services et its expertise in the field are guaranteed.
 
Century 21 Ever One offers a comprehensive and customised assistance, from a free valuation to the deed of sale. Always attentive to your needs, the agents also handle the administrative procedures and the use of digital tools in order to give your property more visibility.

Tel : 02 / 241 21 21

SOTHEBY'S - Brussels

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Are you look for a new place to settle in Brussels? If this is the case, the whole team of Sotheby's will be more than happy to help you. The little extra which makes all the difference is their selection of luxury real estate properties.

Houses, apartments, mansions, penthouses or even villas: meet one of the agents and find the best offer whether you want to buy or rent.

Tel: 02 / 640 08 01

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How to make an offer for a property

After many visits, you have finally found the house of your dreams thanks to the precious help of your real estate agency. Now, you'd better take a quick decision because the housing market is highly competitive. If the property meets your requirements, you may not be the only one interested in the property. If you already have the needed funds, you can make sure to be in the first offers. Nevertheless, as it is often the case, you may have to meet your bank advisor and find out if you can have a loan before making any offer.

In that situation, you have the possibility to offer the seller an option to purchase. It means you have the priority –if the seller agrees– during a short period of time and that you can withdraw your offer without any financial or legal consequences if the bank does not agree for a sufficient loan. It is a safe solution for households with smaller income.

The other scenario is to make an offer to buy the house. Then, both parties signed a conditional contract. As soon as some previous conditions are fulfilled, this binding agreement must be completed by the seller and the buyer. Often, it already includes the price after the negotiation and a date when all the conditions have to be met; if not, it will put an end to the contract. This option is sometimes riskier than the option agreement for the buyer, but it offers more security for the seller.

Information published on the webpage Brussels Expats / Real Estate Agencies.

Services provided by these real estate agencies

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Looking for a new appartment or a land to build a house? If you decide to do the research yourself, it could take quite some time and there's a chance you'll miss great opportunities. Using the service of estate agents might be useful as they would present several offers according to your requirements. Moreover, they make you benefit from a large network of owners, sellers and building contractors. This is a good way to conclude a good deal for both parts.

Buying your new house is for sure a demanding activity with many other people looking for the similar offers. That is the reason why hiring your own real estate agent is ideal. Thanks to their assistance, you can save time, but also money: they pay attention to every detail, for example by making a house appraisal of the property. You won't have to worry about hidden defects which might result in a bad investment. You should also know that a notary is required in every property transaction. Then, do not forget to count their fees in the final amount.

When you finally have found the ideal house, your agent will help you bargain with the owner. Indeed, there are several conditions favouring a lower sale price. For example, the period it has been offered for sale, the price of other similar houses in the same area, highlighting the weaknesses of the property and so on. Before deciding to buy a property, it is highly recommended to ascertain all your needs are going to be fulfilled. If not, there are chances you will have to start construction or transformation works. The costs of those may exceed the budget you had established. Of course, there are high probabilities the house or apartment does not meet 100% of your requirements. That is the reason why it is important to know what concessions you are ready to make. Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour trouver une bien immobilier à Waterloo : maison à vendre en Brabant wallon.

If you still have doubts, but you want to make an offer before someone else buys the house that may be the one you were looking for, there is something you can do. Make an offer to the seller with suspended conditions. That means yo can withdraw your offer without expenses if some of the conditions you had agreed on are not fulfilled.

Overall, real estate agents provide a wide range of services that can help buyers and sellers navigate the complex process of real estate market, moreover in a city as densely populated as Brussels.

The rights and obligations of a new owner

This is it! You have finally found the perfect place to settle. As an owner, you will benefit from special rights. It starts with the tax allowance granted to buyers. When you purchase a house or another kind of estate, you have to pay a registration fee going to the Region you live in. Depending on the price of the place and other factors (for example, if you were already living there), this fee can be more or less expensive. In order to help people to buy their own house, there is a reduction of this price (called abattement in French). In Brussels, you don't have to pay the fee until 175 000€. Exceeding this amount, there is a tax of 12,5%, but if you fulfil some conditions it could be less.

There is another thing that will be new in your tax return: the cadastral income. It is a fictive income, which is equivalent to the amount of money you would have won if you had rent your estate for a year (since the tax return has to be submitted once a year). What you will have to pay in the end is called the property tax and consists in a percentage of the cadastral income. Do not hesitate to ask these questions to your agent.

Find the perfect home!

Discover on the list some other agencies whose experts in real estate will help you find your new home in Brussels.

Atlantis : Benefit from the experience of an agency active since almost 20 years in Brussels. Experts give professional advice and high-quality service to sellers and buyers. If you are looking for a property, discover their furnished apartments, terraces, etc.Tel: 02/734 99 55.

Latour & Petit - Woluwe: Are you planning to buy a house or an appartment in Brussels ? The whole team of Latour & Petit is available to help you in your research. They look for the property that will match your requirements whether in terms of living area or access to public transports services. Tel : 02/777 19 19.

Sorimo - Woluwe: Since 50 years, Sorimo's team of 15 skilled real estate agents pays attention to your criteria (area, surface, number of rooms...) in order to find the place that will suit you the best. They will help you throughout the research and the sale agreement. Tel: 02/772 80 20.

Victoire: Thanks to its large portfolio of quality houses and apartments in the capital city, the real estate agency Victoire will find the property that meet each of your expectations. Whether you are looking for a place for rent or for sale, do not hesitate to rely on the expertise of these agents. Tel: 02/772 15 30.

Macnash: Receive some help from this professional real estate agency in Brussels to sell or rent your property or to find a new quality accommodation (house, apartment…). Tel.: 02 / 347 11 47

Aximas - Brussels: This commercial real estate agency in Brussels is specialized in sale and rental of office spaces, warehouses and retail outlets. His team helps you to find the most suited property for your professional activities. Tel: 02/227 11 02.

Dewaele – Brussels : As an expert in real estate management, the agency Dewaele offers a large range of high-end properties in and around Brussels to buy or to rent according to your taste. This dedicated professional team has a strong desire to help you find your dream home. With a warm approach, they can lend you a welcoming hear and offer you personal and practical guidance to meet your needs. They can also give you an estimate of the value of your current house. Tel : 02/344 44 22.