Finding a house in Amsterdam that satisfies all your wishes, can be challenging. And, when you manage to find that one house, there is a big chance that someone else is interested in it as well. You surely need to be on top of everything and be able to act quickly.
And even when you are the only aspirant buyer, are you really sure about everything? Are you able to judge the true value of the home? Every neighbourhood has its own prices that can even vary from street to street. The choices can be overwhelming and confusing and you may be risking that you will pay too much for the house. Furthermore, you probably have to take it up against the realtor of the seller, an expert. Are you able to deal with that?
And how about for instance the architectural state of the house, the foundation, the ground lease, and the association of owners? You won’t be the first “do it yourself” buyer who forgets to think about these important questions.
“Do it yourself” to save money will only cost you money. Whatever you think to save on realtor commissions you will have to pay in three-fold when you are confronted with construction or legal problems.