Expat Home Services
Taking care when you're not there
Our family own two properties in The Hague, both of them purchased while living abroad. Irene helped us with the buying, identifying interesting homes and visiting them. Her opinions were very important to make an adequate choice. She also arranged for inspections previous to the buying and organized all the required paperwork. Now we own two very nice and perfectly located properties. Irene took possession of the houses and organized the work required to refurbish them. She has a very good team and did a very professional renovation.
A. Mravlag (Shell)
Together with Irene we bought an apartment in The Hague last year.
As we are living in the Middle East we didn't have the time to search, buy and renovate the house ourselves.
At the time the housing market in The Netherlands was not easy and there was tough competition from other investors.
We were fortunate with Irene, as she is quick, clear and knows what she is doing. She viewed a couple of houses and had a clear opinion whether or not it would be a good investment.
When we found our house she organized the handover, renovation and the management for the rental market.
Especially with the renovation, it is difficult to be far away. We did a complete renovation and relocation of the bathroom and kitchen. Adding central heating and changing all of the flooring.
Irene was in constant communication via email, "whatsapp' or phone to sort out any issues and was able to convert our ideas into a lovely well working home appropriate to the market needs.
She would send pictures and quota's and really go the extra mile to make sure that we would be satisfied with the result.
We would absolutely recommend Irene and Expat Home Services to anyone looking for a good property investment in The Netherlands.
F. Brouwer - Dubai
Irene’s support through Expat Home Services has been outstanding. Not living in the Netherlands, we urgently needed support in taking care of our property while it was vacant and later rented - and were very fortunate to have found EHS. EHS manage and look after our property incredibly well – always professional, reliable and proactive – and this has been invaluable to us while we are overseas. We have found EHS to offer genuine care for your property. We would have no hesitation in recommending the support and services of EHS.
Mr and Mrs H, Middle East
I moved to Australia for work and tried to manage my home in The Hague from a distance. While no issue happened it was possible, but a major leakage problem was a disaster and difficult to fix from the other side of the world. Generic management services seem not to be part of a real estate management company's portfolio in the Netherlands. I was not having much success finding help for these issues until another expat colleague moving to Australia mentioned Expat Home Services (EHS) were going to manage his property while on overseas assignment.
Mrs. Ruysh (EHS) has been taking care of my property in The Hague from August 2015. Since then there have been several issues with the house Mrs Ruysch has addressed and solved very quickly: leakage problems requiring fast reaction and finding competent professionals for repairs, making sure the repairs are done to satisfaction and that invoices are paid in time, dealing with other administrative items such as transfer of energy accounts, house taxes, among others. Another important aspect is keeping communication with all parties which gives tenants and owners assurance that their concerns are being looked after.
I consider the fee I pay as an investment to keep my property in good order and help keep its value. It has been well worth it to me, as it has brought me peace of mind. I would recommend EHS without reservations.
Suzanne H., Australia
Irene was great to work with. She arranged viewings for rentals quickly and in time slots that worked for me. I was grateful for her help navigating The Hague's real estate market as my schedule didn't allow for it. Irene had me set up in no time!
Ben P, Shell
“I really appreciated your guidance in the set up and design of the project and I was particularly very grateful that you were there to supervise and help whenever I was away.”
Refurbishment and construction work in The Hague
Laure T.J., Shell
Irene is a very responsible caretaker who checks everything thoroughly and thinks of all details such as unpaid last bills, official mail, possible damage after storms and frost, etc. She is proactive, client oriented and completely trustworthy. A removal is one of the most stressfull events in anybody's life. While we had enough to worry about already during and after our transfer to Norway, she took a great burden off our shoulders. Highly recommended!
Bea ten Tusscher, Dutch Ambassador in Oslo en Rien van Wier
"I highly recommend Irene and her company Expat Home Services, www.expathomeservices.nl to look after your house or apartment when you need someone realiable and trustworthy to take care of it and its tenants."
C. O. Shell Australia
It is my pleasure to write a reference letter for Irene Ruysch and her management company. Since I acquired EHS’ services, being abroad most of the year, I really feel that my property is in safe hands and I don’t have to worry about anything. Irene performs regular inspections, takes care of the bills, forwards or files my mail, organizes repairs when needed. I have been working with Expat Home Services for more than a year now, and I must say I have peace of mind when it comes to my property knowing it is in safe hands. Irene and her company are very professional, they are quick, accurate, communicate well with me and give me the best advice. I will continue to work with them and I thank them for being so outstanding.
E. M., The Hague - Spain