estate agents in spainThere are various types of Estate Agents in Spain:

• Traditional estate agents:  These usually charge owners a sales fee.

• Buyer’s Agent or Property Finder: The best ones will find you the property you want and charge you for it up to 3 – 5% .The commission is paid by the seller or seller’s agent.

• Property Finders: You give them a property spec and they find it for you. They charge a set fee for their services depending on price. They may go through agents with whom they have agreements so the fee structure is often opaque. NOTE: We actually offer this service free of charge!

So what should you look for in an estate agent in Spain? 

• Experience: Ask for testimonials and what previous experience they have.

• Coverage: Do they have the coverage required and the partnerships in place on the ground to cover your requirements? It is a collaborative business and going the extra mile and also location will make a big difference.

• Knowledge of the Market: Ask the difficult questions about every aspect of living in Spain. If they cannot or will not answer then tell them to take a hike even if you really like a place because you will be able to get it elsewhere and probably at a better price.

• Language ability: How can you expect somebody who cannot communicate in Spanish to know about any problems and encumbrances that may be on the property?

• Employ an English speaking bi lingual estate agent to represent you as they will notice any problems during the purchasing process.

• Don’t fall for the hype. High pressure sales techniques are usually because of pressure to sell and a commission basis to wages. Remember you are paying a lot of money for this purchase and you should get it right first time.

Your next step is to Contact Us!

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Lisa Sadleir

Founder at Family in Spain SL
Lisa is a reputable relocation consultant and personal property finder. She assists families and professionals in making the best decisions when purchasing property and planning their move to Spain. Experienced in NIE and residency issues, Spanish bureaucracy and property purchase procedures.



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