Bodile knows that selling a home can be emotional
‘When people have lived somewhere for 40 years, and their children and grandchildren have grown up in the house, it can be difficult to sell. We shift that for the client towards a business approach, without losing sight of the emotion.’ The client needs to feel like their home is in good hands with Broersma, says Bodile, who puts a premium on personal communication. If older clients struggle with the digital questionnaire about the property they are putting on the market with Broersma, she will walk them through it in the office, with a fresh espresso.
Bodile studied Hospitality in Amsterdam, transitioned to the business world, and then made the move to Broersma, where she also became a real estate agent as the next step in her career. She knows from experience what the idyllic lifestyle looks like because she grew up in a lighthouse on Marken, a peninsula in North Holland. ‘As a child, of course, you don’t realise it, but now I see how important nature is for our clients and their home life.’
Bodile enjoys soaking up the sun on a pavement café in Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighbourhood. Or you might find her at a speakeasy called Bar Mokum, a cocktail bar that is an ode to Amsterdam – great cocktails, no pretence. ‘The mixologist is knowledgeable and can tell you anything you want to know about their delicious cocktails.’
Bar Mokum, Ferdinand Bolstraat 11, Amsterdam