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



Suleen Smith has a wealth of experience in the South African property market as a estate agent and valuer. She relocated with her husband a year ago and lives in Woerden. Suleen is dynamic and has a great relationship with our clients. Through dedication and constant attention to detail she is exceptional in finding suitable homes for many rental and buying clients.

Email: suleen@expatprop.nl  |  Tel: +31 6 18 28 33 55

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

  • 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
  • 5 star review  Deze dames staan altijd voor je klaar en nemen de tijd om je wensen en eisen te begrijpen. Ik ben heel blij met hun service en daadkracht: precies wat ik nodig had toen ik op zoek was naar mijn droomhuis. Dank!

    Martine de Ridder Avatar Martine de Ridder
    August 7, 2017
  • 5 star review  Your insight, experience and general understanding of the local market/community was a tremendous help. Thank You

    Anne-Mieke Martyn Avatar Anne-Mieke Martyn
    June 19, 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
  • positive review  We were assigned an agent dedicated to us. This was Lerize; what a pleasure dealing with her. She went to various properties, Whatsapp video called us so we could see the places on offer. After the 4th and 5th visit, we received two positive offers. Lerize kept us in the loop 100% of the time. She managed the handover etc and also sorted the gas/electricity for us. Would highly recommend Bridgette and Team

    Stefan Mayer Avatar Stefan Mayer
    October 24, 2019
  • positive review  Bridgette from J&B Makelaars knows the Dutch property market really well. If you want peace of mind, and exceptional service, then this is the place for you. She can also assist with other services like helping you connect your gas, electricity and water. Bridgette also helps you to negotiate on the lease and on fixtures and fittings to stay in the property. Bridgette makes finding a property less stressful in the Dutch market - a must have in my honest opinion.

    Christoff Smith Avatar Christoff Smith
    November 18, 2018
  • 5 star review  I had the privilege of working in South Africa as a lawyer with Bridgette as the real estate agent in numerous transactions. She is a lady with a wonderful work ethic, always ready to address and resolve problems. In my view, she is an asset to the real estate industry

    Jansen Snyman Avatar Jansen Snyman
    November 20, 2017
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