Who are we?



Bridgette Ball is originally from South Africa. A few years ago, she relocated with her family to Utrecht. Bridgette has more than Fifteen years of international experience in the real estate sector and helped several companies to the top. Bridgette has a unique eye for detail and can negotiate like no other.

Email: bridgette@expatprop.nl
Tel: +31 6 24 84 65 97



Born and raised in Pretoria, Lerize Weatherhead relocated to the Netherlands in 2018 in pursuit of new adventures. Originally from a marketing and administration background, she joined the Expat Property Brokers team as a consultant to help expand our rental service offering to areas such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Her willingness to go the extra mile combined with her constant and transparent communication with her clients have helped her successfully find homes for her clients that match their criteria.

Email: lerize@expatprop.nl
Tel: +31 6 39 34 26 37



Julian made the move to the Netherlands with his wife Susan and two younger children after a very successful 15yr career with some of the big brands in South Africa and internationally.

He guided and grew national footprints of multi-national brands and in that journey developed a deep understanding of all things real estate. Julian served on the executive committees of two of the country’s leading brands and was part owner in a third, his real estate pedigree spans across top agent in sales, franchise owner, franchise manager, Head of business development and management consultant for several national and international brands. All of this has enabled him to have a driven passion to build relationships and ultimately to focus on the client and their experience, he believes this is the only thing that should determine his and a company’s everyday success.

He is really excited to be part of the team and hopes to add value with every interaction to his colleagues and clients in the Southern region of the Netherlands and continue to grow this already successful company into a highly respected and recognised brand in the region.

Email: julian@expatprop.nl
Tel: +31 6 30 12 36 80

In The Beginning

Expat Property Brokers is built on the ethos of service beyond expectations. Our focus has always been on quality service and working together to achieve an ideal outcome for our valued clients. We aim to build our brand and positively redefine the real estate market with personal and exceptional service.

Expat Property Brokers was established in 2016 by experienced international estate agent Bridgette Ball. We wanted to establish a brand that we felt best represented our values. Over the years the business has shown a natural growth in the expat property market as we have an understanding of having walked in the shoes of our clients being expats ourselves.

We are aware of the specialist needs of the market. Therefore, creating a real estate solution that offers exceptional service to clients at affordable rates.

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What our Clients Think About Our Service

  • positive review  Thank you expat properties for finding me a place to stay and making the move process as smooth as possible!

    Glen Attwell Avatar Glen Attwell
    January 6, 2020
  • 5 star review  Bridgette and Julia have been lifesavers with our move to the Netherlands and sourcing a rental property. They are always willing to assist wherever possible with advice and information and always going out of their way to help. A great real estate agency and can recommend them highly for both rentals and for the buying of real estate.

    Jacques du Preez Avatar Jacques du Preez
    March 18, 2018
  • positive review  i am pleased to recommend J&B for any real estate undertaking in The Nederlands. Bridgette and her team are kind, patient, flexible and available at all times. They are also very knowledgeable about construction materials, decoration and maintenance overall, so you can quickly get a very accurate picture of the situation of the house you're interested in. And above all, they helped us get our house within a few weeks!

    Martín Rua Avatar Martín Rua
    June 19, 2019
  • 5 star review  Picking J&B Makelaars as my estate agent is one of the best decisions I’ve made since arriving in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant! They helped me find a home in a relatively short period of time within a very competitive housing market! I also used their expat services which drastically simplified my life! Their service covered a wide range from for example registering at the gemeente to shopping and sightseeing tips. It took a huge amount of pressure off of me allowing me to focus on settling into my work and life in the Netherlands. Overall exceptional service!

    Emrich Kritzinger Avatar Emrich Kritzinger
    August 20, 2017
  • positive review  Bridgette is the absolute best! Always ready to go the extra mile. Made the big move from SA to NL a really great experience.

    Clarissa Peusschers Avatar Clarissa Peusschers
    October 16, 2019
  • positive review  Finding a home in a new country can be stressful. Expat Property Brokers made it near effortless, joyful, and worth every cent! Will most likely make use of their services again when needed.

    Philip Pretorius Avatar Philip Pretorius
    October 28, 2019
  • positive review  Really good service, Jenny Bisset and Bridgette Ball helped me to find a place to rent and also helped with other things related to move to the Netherlands, I truly recommend their service.

    Guilherme Hernandes Avatar Guilherme Hernandes
    December 3, 2019
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