“Some testimonials from LinkedIn”

“We visited Barry in 2019 to assist us in seeking a property in Amsterdam. Barry takes the time to understand what you need and to give you additional information that is very useful in your first meeting. After the first meeting, there is no pressure to continue with the service, however I highly recommend doing so. Unlikse some other agents, Barry did not overload us with apartments, but rather only seeked out places that were relevant to what we were searching for. I also believe Barry has a good knowledge about the value of property and is honest when he thinks it is not a good buy etc. He is well connected in the industry, which helps when dealing with the sellers agent. Additionally, he builds a good relationship, tries to visit all viewings with you where he can and adds the extra touch such as champaigne to congratulate us on the house. All in all a positive experience and definitely would highly recommend! “

Megan Marais

“Thanks to Barry we were able to find a house in Amsterdam in a very short time. He knows the market very well and he is a really good advisor. He settle all the appointment for us and, after the offer was accepted, help us with the paperwork. Friendly and professional, really reccomended.”

Teresa Carducci

“Newly arrived in NL and negotiating the complexity of finding and purchasing a home – we were recommended to Burgermeester Vastgoed . Barry has been very efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly .He assisted us at all stages throughout the process of finding , inspecting and negotiating the purchasing our beautiful new home. The whole process was enjoyable and went smoothly. We highly recommend Barry.”

Rupa Hilary Selecki

“Barry was essential in our house hunting and even better on the process of bidding, notary and follow up. Without his services would be very hard to get the perfect apartment. The whole process was easy, clear communication and always available to answer our doubts. 100% satisfied client here!”

Andre Veneziani

“Thanks to Barry I managed to find a new apartment in the rough real estate market of Amsterdam. His commitment and efficiency made it possible in a very short time!”

Alessandro Pollastri, PhD

“After being in Amsterdam for a while as a renter, I decided to buy my own place. I quickly realized how complex the task would have been in a market like the Amsterdam one where demand for houses is way higher than supply. That’s when I decided to get Barry’s help after receiving very good recommendations from several of my colleagues. Barry is very knowledgeable about the market trends and has a lot of contacts in the field: He genuinely cares about delivering a good experience to his customers, and he has always been available to answer all of my questions on the buying process while avoiding unnecessary complexity. The final result was a smooth and simple process where everything was taken care at the right time, very professionally, and always with a smile. I’ve just got the keys of my new apartment yesterday and, all in all, I would highly recommend Barry for expats first-time buyers like myself.”

Luca Falsina

“We moved to Amsterdam for work and needed to find a house/apartment in a short time. We were recommended to contact Barry as an expert of Amsterdam’s market. First comment: Amsterdam’s real estate market is driven by the sellers, and the sellers act through agents. So if you are looking for a house to buy, it is very important to gain the trust of the seller: they are choosing, among the many interested buyers, to whom to sell. So if your agent is well known and respected (which is the case of Barry!), you already have an advantage vs other buyers. The second important point, is that the sellers are choosing the buyer based on “financial reliability”, meaning you can demonstrate you have the money to pay or you can get the approval of the mortgage on time. This will be “guaranteed” by your financial/mortgage advisor. Now, Barry can also adress you to the right contacts in terms of “financial process” (i.e. mortgage) and this is usually the second “pillar” that increases a lot the likelihood you get the apartment you are bidding for. Net net, he will explain you the process is working, he can support you during all the steps (thanks to his contacts), making sure that you not only find a house, but also can have more chances to gain in the bidding competition. And all of this with a smile, with patience, with pragmatism and effectiveness. I would definitely recommend to work with him if you are “landing” in Amsterdam and have to start a new life here! Thank you again Barry for your support and cooperation!!!”

Gianmatteo Cingano

“Recomendaría a Barry para cualquier trabajo en el que se requiereun profesional comprometido en el área de los bienes raíces y degran calidad humana, que sepa trabajar en equipo y relacionarsecon el cliente.”

Vicente Gracia

“I would highly recommend working with Burgemeester Vastgoed. Barry was able to help us find an amazing home in our preferred neighborhood with very little hassle. He guided us through the process and helped us get our new home for a fair price in Amsterdam quickly. He seems to know every selling agent and can get right to a great deal. If, in the future, we are looking for another house, I will call him first!”

Kelly Pisane

“I can thoroughly recommend Barry as a makelaar. As first timers in the Amsterdam property market, he explained very clearly the steps that we needed to take. He worked very closely with us to find out what we wanted and the areas that we wanted to look at. Barry also showed us what was available, to give us a good idea of what we could get for our budget. We saw some great properties! However, once we had found “the one” he was extremely communicative and supportive in the bidding process. We were very happy to have won the first home bid that we put! We are in no doubt that this was in good part thanks to Barry’s skills. We were over the moon, and Barry was happy to answer our questions after the bid was accepted and all the way up to the final transfer of the property. Thank you Barry for helping us to find our forever home in Amsterdam!”

Tiffany Palmer-Bancel

“The personalised service offered by Barry and Monique takes away any stress that one may have with purchasing property, especially when in a new environment. From our first email exchange, to the first meeting, to the finalisation day at the notary; the open communication and straight-forward guidance has been a pleasure. It’s not about making a sale, but building a relationship.”

Fawad Shah

“Barry made the entire process from house-search to finalisation at the notary very smooth. Besides his extensive knowledge of the housing market in Amsterdam, Barry is a great listener and was very good at finding different options, balancing my preferences and budget.”

Elvan Yucel


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“We put an offer on the first house Barry showed us. Although there was interest from other potential buyers, he was successful at getting our offer approved in one day. He was there every step of the way and even took the initiative to help with our mortgage broker when we faced some unexpected issues with financing.”

Cyndee Sugra

“After emigrating to Amsterdam I was struggling to secure a property in the very competitive Amsterdam property market – enter Barry! After discussing my wish list in detail, Barry was able to access his extensive professional community and swiftly identify a property which matched my requirements exactly. He was also able to assist me in identifying service providers for renovations. Barry’s operation runs like a well oiled machine and I can highly recommend him.”

Harriet Beamish