How to get your overseas property
There are never any properties for sale on our website or in the office. We do not have our own portfolio, that is, we have total freedom to search for the house, villa, or apartment, of your dreams in Spain and our search scope is unlimited: internet, real estate agencies, personal contacts or concierges. This means that there is no conflict of interest because it does not condition the commission that is traditionally charged from the seller.
We do not compete with the real estate agencies in Spain and, in fact, we collaborate with them to locate the property in Spain. But to explain it with an example, “when you go to a trial you always have a lawyer who defends your interests, we defend those of the buyer and the real estate agents of the seller”.
The buyer specifies the house in Spain they are looking for, budget, area, qualities and characteristics. We visit dozens and discard those that do not meet all the requirements. Then, we make a selection of homes (between four and six) that fit like a glove with the buyer’s request and we supervise legal and technical reports (revisions of electrical installations, measuring surfaces with laser, wiring, etc.) of each property. Then, the buyer can visit all in one day. We help with contracts, renovation or decoration and even the search for a school for children.
We save the client up to 70% of the time spent in the search, and when negotiating on their behalf, a reduction of between 5% and 20% of the purchase price is achieved.
They are professionals who do not have much time or who have been looking for unsuccessful months or years, not residents in the city and with an age between 35 and 65 years. They are people who value their time, but sometimes they do not know the language, nor the administrative functioning, and sometimes even, or the area. In the case of premises or offices, they are entrepreneurs with an expanding business, but without time.
A relationship of total confidence is established, in which the client is calm, knowing that a professional is watching over their interests at all times. We also take care of looking at mortgages in different entities if the client requires it, trying to find the most advantageous, and to hire reforms for the house.
If the buyer goes to a real estate agent in Spain, he will try to sell what he has in his portfolio. But in our case 100% of the offer in the market is accessed, because we contemplate housing in Spain of all kinds: private, real estate, bank, etc.
On the one hand, because they do not know the market and the administrative functioning of the country and ask for help in these matters. For some it is for the language barrier or also because they are clear about the importance of good advice before signing a mortgage or buying and selling a home.
Buying a home is one of the most stressful situations a person goes through in their life. Besides requiring a significant economic investment, it involves going through a long process knowing the market, visiting homes and negotiating, with the owner and banking entities, until signing the operation. Throughout this journey, the search becomes more tedious when the potential buyer discovers that close to 90% of the properties advertised on the housing websites accumulate at least one or two “inaccuracies” about their qualities.
“These tricks mean for the potential buyer to lose close to 100 hours of their time visiting properties that do not meet their expectations, time that would be significantly reduced if the most frequent “inaccuracies” in the Spanish real estate market were adjusted”
Excellent Location: This is one of the most common tricks to call attention to a home. There are references to the proximity of the coast or services in homes on the beach with expressions such as “first line” or “near the sea” and then are 700 meters away.
Advertised Surface 50 meters/Reality 30 meters: In almost all the houses we find that a total price is announced that does not coincide with the valuation price per square meter per real area, with the consequent loss for the buyer.
Cozy Apartment (Ideal for Couples): Floor with many possibilities, etc., all these expressions that we can find in any advertisement are euphemisms of the same thing (it is a small floor and, probably, poorly distributed).
To Enter to Live: Of course, this definition is very subjective. For many buyers it means that you only need to paint. Others will assume that you need, in addition to painting and some small repairs. However, what is not acceptable is to find, under this striking title, floors with reforms made more than 7 or 8 years ago, with its consequent need for updating.