Meet Dutch Heetbrink
Dennis "Dutch" Heetbrink was born and grew up in The Netherlands (aka Holland). He moved to America in 1982. People from Holland are called "Dutch", and many people started calling him that.
"I have moved a staggering 32 times, and I have lived in 4 different European countries, before settling in the Seattle area. I know all about the stress of moving and I truly understand the value of making the process hassle free. I choose real estate as my full-time career because I love helping people achieve their dreams. As your trusted advisor pay attention to your needs and enthusiastically help you make wise real estate choices."
In 2005, 2006 and again in 2007, Dutch was awared the prestigious "Big Dog" award for customer satisfaction and sales excellence. With the knowledge that comes from over 25 years in the corporate world leading successful salesforces, Dutch is a skilled negotiator who easily handles the most sophisticated real estate transactions. His keen insight into the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle and the "North End" communities makes him a valued advisor to his buyer clients. Dutch is an expert at successfully marketing homes, condos and town homes and has an excellent track record of facilitating timely hassle-free transactions.
Dutch is always seeking to learn and grow through transactions and continued education to better serve his clients. After earning his real estate license, Dutch went the extra mile to become a Washington State certified Real Estate Instructor.
Dutch credits his education and upbringing in The Netherland as well as his service in the Dutch military for instilling in him the values of perseverance, integrity and hard work. As a full-time real estate agent, Dutch has dedicated himself to the highest standards of client service . His commitment in leading your search for a new home and marketing your home for sale is unmatched. Clients can always reach Dutch easily and can depend on a quick and helpful response.
"My business is almost entirely based on referrals which demonstrates my integrity and the utmost respect I have for my clients."
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Professional AffiliationsFireside Homes, a real estate company Independent Brokers Association Northwest Multiple Listing Service Association of Professional Realty Consultants
The Dutch Team
No man is an island. Dutch has created a terrific team which is available to you every step of the way:Knowledgable in-house support staff Reliable mortgage company (call me for my favorite loan consultant) Title Company Escrow Company Insurance Company Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney 1031 Exchanger
In his spare time (ha!) Dutch is an actor and a boater on the waters of Puget Sound. He and his family actively volunteer at "The Driftwood Players", an Edmonds-based community theater company. Dutch is also the Executive Producer of "Play With Your Food", an outbound Dinner Theater group. Keep your eye open for local performances. If you'd like more information on bookings or performances, give Dutch a call at 206-234-5660.
About the dutch people
The Dutch hail from the country of The Netherlands (aka "Holland"). Dutch also refers to the language we speak. Holland is probably best known for its wooden shoes, canals, tulips, cheese (Gouda and Edam), and last but not least windmills. Throughout history, Dutch people have been seafaring, enterprising and entrepreneurial. As early as the mid-1600's, the Dutch had become known as successful explorers, effective traders and fair merchants. America ("New Netherland"), Australia, South Africa, New Zeeland and Indonesia were all initially explored and settled by the Dutch and quickly became important trading partners.
Today, in addition to their continued maritime prominence, the Dutch continue to play important roles in national and international trade, law and human rights, mostly due to their diligence, time-tested integrity, honesty, perseverance, and experience in conducting challenging negotiations. The Dutch are known for being open-minded, non-judgemental and frugal. Their sense or fairness and correct behaviour is well known, particularly in business.
Some famous "Dutch" people you may know:Hans Brinker (ice skater) President Ronald "Dutch" Reagan Johan Cruijff (soccer Star) Anton and Gerard Phillips (early electrical entrepreneurs) Anne Frank (WWII victim) Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh (painters) Freddy Heineken (beer maker).
I am a full-time straight-talking real estate agent. Fireside Homes is a small, independent office, committed to personalized service in a friendly family-style atmosphere. I'll treat you right!