If you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to feel confident in who you’re working with -and never more so than if you’re in Spain. While our beautiful Costa del Sol is idealistic in so many ways, real estate laws are less regulated in Spain than in the UK which can leave many buyers and sellers nervous about what to do and who to trust. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a real estate agent that knows not only their business, but has a sterling reputation to boot. A trusted estate agent can greatly reduce risk involved in buying or selling a home in Spain as well as make the entire process faster and easier.
Believe it or not, there is no regulation in Spain requiring any real estate agent to hold a special license. That means that literally anyone can advertise themself as a real estate business -no skills, no training, and no experience required! For buyers and sellers alike, this can cause plenty of worry. Who wants their home, one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, in the hands of just anyone? Needless to say, when you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Spain, pay careful attention to the real estate company and their agents and don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions until you are completely satisfied that they have the skills and experience to help you throughout the home buying and selling process. Your chosen real estate agent in Spain should not only be local to the area so that they know it well, they should also have enough experience in buying and selling a home in Spain that they understand -and can manoeuvrer, all the intricate bureaucratic requirements that the country is well known for. Having a real estate agent that speaks both Spanish and English is also an important skill that boasts well for a great choice of estate agent on the Costa del Sol.
As a reputable British brand that has expanded into the Costa del Sol to help expats buy and sell their homes in the sun, Winkworth has a long history and established name you can trust. Our real estate agents on the Costa del Sol are all locals too, living and working within their Spanish communities so we can give quality, first-hand insight into living here. We love living in Spain and as reputable, bi-lingual Spanish residents, we genuinely care about helping people find their home in Spain, so we never push too hard or try to convince you to buy a certain home when you know it’s not for you. Just as importantly, every real estate agent at Winkworth Spain has experience and training in how to buy and sell a home in Marbella and the Costa del Sol so we can walk you through every step of red tape -quickly, easily, and stress-free. This recent testimonial from our clients Richard and Charlotte says is all:
“We recently bought a family holiday home in Spain and it was out first experience buying abroad. Georgia invested a lot of time and effort into our property search and was able to effectively create a shortlist remotely for us of properties meeting our criteria. Once we arrived in Spain, we only had one day to view all 7 properties. Chris did the viewings and was very efficient at letting us lead the way round the properties at our own speed allowing us to walk in and out when we knew a property wasn’t right for us There was no hard sell on his part, he just offered up his advice and expertise.
Georgia was on hand through the whole purchase to answer any queries we had and even once we had purchased the property she was always happy for us to contact her with any questions we had. On the whole both Georgia and Chris went above and beyond for us and we would definitely recommend Winkworth Spain and would use them again in the future without a shadow of a doubt!”
At Winkworth Spain, you’re not only in safe hands, our promise is to help you every step of the way. We mean it because our reputation is built on it. Contact us today for answers to all your questions about buying or selling your home in Spain.
Contact Winkworth Spain on +34 952 880 941