Karola was born and raised in Hannover, Germany, and has lived in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and in Hong Kong. She has been a resident of her chosen hometown, The Hague for more than two decades, and as an expat herself, Karola understands exactly what it means to move across countries and continents, and to look for and find a home abroad. After working successfully in the corporate world for many years, Karola put her entrepreneurial skills to good use by setting up her own company, Stark Real Estate — which quickly became an established office with an excellent reputation. Her passion and dedication for helping her clients find and live in happy homes for over 20 years led to her being rated as the Best Real Estate Agent in The Hague.
It's been a long journey to come to the point when you decide that you want to write a book about your profession, just because it is necessary. The main reason is that there is nothing like this book available anywhere in the Netherlands whereby the buyer is told exactly where to start, what to do and how to go about it, from how to become an eligible buyer to closing the deal.
Are you familiar with the local rules and regulations?
Are you having trouble to finding the right location and neighborhood, and the cost of buying your home?
Do you want to avoid the common mistakes in making negotiations and closing the deal when buying a home?
From Contract to Closing all explained in a transparent and clear language.
“Having the right advice, provided at the right time and in the right way, it so crucial when it comes to securing accommodation and here Karola really excels. Her profound knowledge of the rules and procedures ensured that our investments were safe and my family very happy with her ability to secure us the property we wanted”.
-Dr Garry Hargreaves,
NATO Programme Manager
“Karola helped me to find and compete the purchase of a great house in the fantastic city of The Hague. She really knows the city and how the market and other processes work. If you follow the advice and insights of this book you will be well on your way to having your dream house or smart investment property.”
“Karola is a consummate professional. Anytime I have a question regarding real estate, she is my trusted advisor. This book is filled with incredibly practical advice and valuable information for anyone interested in buying a house in the Netherlands (and most of this advice is valid also internationally). If you are on the market to purchase a property, “The Hague, Houses & Happiness” is a must for you to read!”
International Speaker, Author and Event Promoter
“Karola has served as the property manager for the home I own in The Hague for the last three years. She has excellent market knowledge and is able to attract the right renters at the right price to my property. Karola’s book is a must for all expats looking to purchase or sell a home in the Netherlands. Her book offers excellent tips and pointers that will save you a lot of money and reduce the stress of buying and selling a home.”
Global Safety Manager
Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Company
“Karola gives you a good sneak peek with her book in the housing market. She has assisted me several times very successfully in the purchase and sale of real estate in The Hague. I got to know her as a sympathetic, enthusiastic and above all expert broker. Karola knows the brokerage and the brokerage knows her.”
Lawyer and certified mediator
“Karola’s handbook for potential buyer of a property is certainly not only for expats!”
CEO at Immoabroad VAR and
Retired Civil Law Notary
We love our readers, let us know if you do have any questions about a home purchase. Team Stark Real Estate is happy to help you find your dream home.
Breitnerlaan, 2596 HH The Hague, Netherlands