For Judith, the property world is all about people
‘I do my absolute best for the client – I’m customer focussed, a great listener, and always very involved,’ says Judith, who believes the most important aspect of her job is not the property, but the person. ‘There are so many different people, so many different estate agents, and of course it’s always nice when I really click with someone. It makes me almost emotional to see their joy when they buy their dream home.’
She studied Commercial Economics at Inholland university of applied sciences in Haarlem and then obtained her real estate license. ‘At a party, everyone thinks they’re an estate agent, or they have the inside scoop’, she laughs, ‘while our experience and expertise really do make a difference. Not every property is an easy sell, and it requires a tailored approach.’ She knows Amsterdam like the back of her hand and always keeps an eye on trends. ‘Everything has been coming together in the last few years, and new connections are popping up everywhere, with the cycle bridges over the River IJ being one great example.’ Judith appreciates that Amsterdam is a big city but still small enough that you can get everywhere by bicycle.
Judith lives on the edge of the district Zuid in a bright apartment that she has designed in detail to suit her taste. She often pops around the corner to Coffee District, a quiet little coffee bar frequented by locals. Judith loves beautiful buildings, beautiful streets, and beautiful things in general. ‘Because of my work, I now know lovely streets and great restaurants in every neighbourhood.’ In her own neighbourhood, Judith is a fan of Marathonweg, an industrial-chic restaurant where meat and fish are grilled on charcoal. ‘It’s a great place for delicious food and a good glass of wine.’
Coffee District, Hendrik Jacobszstraat 18, Amsterdam
Bar Grill Marathonweg, Marathonweg 1, Amsterdam