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

  • positive review  Bridgette is extremely thoughtful and caring when she deals with her clients. She really does go above and beyond and during such a stressful time, that's exactly the kind of agent that is needed.

    Neshrini Naidoo Avatar Neshrini Naidoo
    March 20, 2019
  • 5 star review  Having had time to think things over during Christmas, I sent Julia an app to let her know I wanted to sell my dear and lovely home in Amsterdam and move out of the city. The decision has been quite emotional, since I never thought I'd be leaving the city, but I needed space. Julia managed the sell (and me, subsequently) and closed the deal with both the buyer of my apartment and the seller of my new place just outside of Amsterdam. This rollercoaster started 6 weeks ago and look where we are now. Thanks Julia and Bridgette, for your authentic and transparent approach and support during this mad few weeks! ?

    Esther Crena Uiterwijk Avatar Esther Crena Uiterwijk
    February 6, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • positive review  Thank you Bridgette for your great service. She was always available to answer any and all questions, a lot of advice that really put our minds at ease.

    Rizel van Rooyen Avatar Rizel van Rooyen
    January 7, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
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