Introduce yourself! Who are you, what industry do you work in and how did you get involved with HTBAH?

My name is Sjouke Jager, I am the founder of Sjouke Jager Vastgoed and My Home Relocator. We help people to find a home, to rent or to buy. We have been involved with How To Buy A House in The Netherlands (HTBAH) from the start as we have helped Barry Burgemeester during the first event in 2017 in the beautiful Vondelkerk in Amsterdam. Since the great success of that first event our company has been a partner for the Utrecht region.

What was your favorite part of working with HTBAH?

We all have the same goal: helping expats! All partners help expats to find their new home and with all their housing-related questions. You can feel this energy during the events.

What are your top 3 tips in working with expats to ensure they have a smooth transition from their last country of residence to the Netherlands?

Prepare well before relocating, team up with trusted specialists and enjoy the Netherlands to the fullest!

Give us an example of a time you successfully helped a client? What happened?

We have helped Barbara from Poland to find her suitable rental apartment before she even arrived in the Netherlands. She was so happy with our services that we bought a house for her and her new Dutch partner two years later.

How can your expert advice assist a client moving from overseas to the Netherlands?

We specialise in housing and due to the current overheated housing market it’s wise to start your house search before your actual move. We inform our clients about the differences in the housing market between countries, explaining how we can find them a suitable new home and the processes involved.

Via video walk-throughs, we can show various options and together with our partners make sure the house is ready to move in to on arrival.

What are some do’s and dont’s for expat clients that you would/wouldn’t recommend in relation to your industry?

Please do not try to save money by not using a specialist to help with housing as many get scammed or end up buying the wrong house and pay too much. Be penny-wise and pound foolish.

What are the benefits of working with you as oppose to another vendor in your industry?

As we specialise in buying and do not sell any real estate, there will never be a conflict of interest. We help expats exclusively and always have your best interest at heart.

How can a potential client get in touch with you?

People can always call me at +316-18470065 or send me an email via