THE ADVANTAGE OF WORKING WITH AN EXPERIENCED AGENT
Seen from the outside one property agent can seem much like another. This is especially true when you step into a swanky Marbella office or visit a well-designed website. But even initial signs of professionalism such as these cannot always reveal if the people who run and operate the business are, in fact, true real estate professionals.
Many are just that, but not all of those can rightly claim to have many years experience in the property business and are also experts in the area they are currently working in – the Costa del Sol. This being an international area, the weight of such experience can be in markets such as the UK, Dubai or other parts of the globe.
Though many of the same principles apply the world over, choosing an agent that doesn’t know the local market in-depth would leave you exposed as a homebuyer. They may not know about local planning, understand the Spanish (and Andalusian) legal and fiscal framework or even speak the language.
Knowing your stuff
More than that, the right agent must have a very clear understanding of the geography of this region and the different residential areas it is made up of. He or she must be able to conjure up a visual image of the area at the mere mention of its name, and be able to provide you with all the information you need about its properties, characteristics, views, prices, trends and also the little details that only years of working on the ground can teach you.
This should apply all the way down to individual urbanisations and developments, and given their number and complexity having this kind of market and product knowledge is no mean feat. With 35 years of experience in the Marbella market this is exactly what Marbella Direct can offer, along with a network of contacts that opens doors and means we have access to developments and homes others don’t have.
It is the reason why our clients keep coming back to us both as buyers and vendors, and why we have a select group of investors who rely on our advice to help shape property investment strategies that have been highly successful over the years – making the most of opportunities both in bullish and bearish markets.
If you are thinking of buying or investing in the Marbella area but would like more information from experts who know the market inside out, please contact us and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge with you.