Frequently asked questions brokers

Something new can always raise questions, especially if it becomes mandatory in the near future. Therefore, based on questions from chats, emails and meetings, we have already listed all the points for you. Any additional questions about the bid log? Then read the extensive blog back here.

1. The bidding software

No, in response to the turning housing market, we have made it possible to collect bids without deadlines as well. Of course, we keep a close eye on the market to keep up with the latest trends.

No, the seller is (still) completely free to choose buyer, advised by the broker. 

We show this in advance in all mailing and as disclaimers on the Bid Log.

Yes, with the no deadline sales methods you can negotiate in different ways. For example, completely digital, or just sending the offer agreed upon over the phone as a counterproposal. 

We have several ways to do this. Do you want everyone to be able to bid at all times? Then you can put a button on your site. If you prefer to keep the process completely closed and only allow actual viewers to bid, you can easily share a link from the bid form.

In essence, almost nothing changes. Where previously bids had to be confirmed in writing (by e-mail), this is now done by bid form. Fortunately, to date this has never occurred in the nearly 7,ooo bids we have been privileged to process. In practice we see that, for example, older candidates use their children or acquaintances to make a bid. 

Yes you can! Should you have started a subscription and want to switch to Regular Bidding, it's just a click away!

2. The bid log

For a while there was talk in the media about the so-called Norwegian model. This is a form of bidding where anyone can watch in an open auction. The Bid Log is just an overview of the sales process that is shared afterwards, regardless of the sales method (open or closed). This gives candidates the insights they want, but keeps the seller's interests protected.

The Bid Log is not shared until the sale is final. That is, after the three-day cooling-off period has passed and after any reservations have expired.

The political demand was not for necessarily overheated bids, but a structural call for transparency. Should wrongdoing occur during a process, it can happen with 30 candidates, but also just as easily with just two candidates. The Bid Log is therefore important in any conjuncture.

The ministry states that the Bid Log must be generated by an independent party and must certify and audit itself. By definition, a broker cannot audit itself.

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