The biggest mistake buyers make when searching for Property is to contact multiple estate agents. Here we explain why you only need to contact 1 company!
The first thing you have to be aware of, Estate agents in Spain do not work the same as Estate Agents in the UK!
Unlike the UK, estate agents in Spain work completely different, we don't just show properties, instead we provide a complete property consulting service!Here are a few reasons why you should only contact 1 estate agent in Spain!
We all have access to the same properties: In Spain, estate agents work together by marketing and selling each others properties. Thus, agents have access to every property on the market, meaning 1 agent can show you every property that's for sale.
Making multiple online enquiries: If you find a property on a portal like A place in the sun or rightmove etc, it doesn't mean that the property is the agent who is promoting it!, Because we all promote each others properties you will see the same properties repeatedly, in many cases, by making multi/requesting information online about multiple properties can result in you ultimately being unable to view certain properties.
Avoid duplicative efforts/seeing the same property twice: Enquiring with multiple estate agents can lead to duplicated efforts, the more you contact, the more you'll be sent the same properties which will cause you frustration.
Information Mismanagement: If you contact several agents, it can become challenging to keep track of the details & information about each property they present. This can create confusion and forget who you're dealing with or what properties you're interested.
Clear communication and trust: Working exclusively with one estate agent allows you to build a stronger relationship with them. Clear communication & trust are essential when buying a property, & sticking to one agent can help foster a better understanding of your preferences and needs.
Focused and personalised service: By working with just 1 agent, you'll receive a more personalised service. The agent will dedicate their time & resources to understand your requirements & show you properties that best match your criteria.
Agent's commitment: When an estate agent knows you're exclusively working with them, they're more likely to be committed to helping you find the right property. They will invest more effort in understanding your needs and providing you with the best options available, many times agents will actually refuse to make an appointment with a buyer, if the buyer in contact with other companies.
Reputation and trust: Working exclusively with one agent allows you to focus on building a trusting relationship. The longer you spend with one person, the more they get to know you, your likes/dislikes & so the easier it becomes for them to find you your dream home, & ensure a smoother buying experience.
Miscommunication and confusion: Working with multiple estate agents can lead to miscommunication and confusion, especially if different agents are showing you the same properties or providing conflicting information. This can make the buying process more complicated and stressful
How can RB Casas help?
We can make your search easier and take all the stress out of finding your dream home!
Here are some advantages:
- Expertise and Local Knowledge: Being based in the area and living here for 10+ years, each of our team has extensive knowledge of the Spanish real estate market, our areas, good and bad neighborhoods, and of course how to find the best properties. Our expertise can help you make well-informed decisions based on market trends (when's best and worst time to buy), legal requirements, and potential investment opportunities.
- Tailored Property Search: RB Casas will take the time to understand your preferences, your budget, and your lifestyle requirements. We can then curate a personalised selection of properties that match your criteria from our own listings and from every other agent, saving you time and effort in searching for the right house.
- Access to Off-Market Properties: RB Casas have access to off-market or exclusive listings that are not publicly advertised. These hidden gems might offer unique opportunities and better deals that you wouldn't find through regular property searches and Popular property portals.
- Negotiation Support: Our experienced consultants are skilled negotiators who can advocate on your behalf during the price negotiation process. We work for you, and will fight to secure the best possible deal for you, potentially saving you money in the process.
- Legal and Administrative Assistance: Navigating the legal and administrative aspects of buying property in a foreign country can be challenging. RB Casas can guide you through the paperwork, contracts, and legal requirements, ensuring a smooth and compliant transaction.
- Licensed and certified: You wouldnt buy or sell in the UK with an unlicensed agent, so why here? RB Casas are a fully licensed and API (Spanish governing body) regulated agent, this means we have a strick code of ethics to follow, and guarantee to provide you with a professional service.
- Language and Cultural Barrier: If you're not fluent in Spanish or unfamiliar with the local culture, RB Casas can bridge the language gap and help you navigate cultural nuances, ensuring effective communication with sellers, agents, and other parties involved in the process.
- Post-Purchase Support: RB Casas provide ongoing support even after the purchase is complete. We can help with things such as Padron (electoral role), setting up of water and electricity, property management, finding local service providers, and answering any questions you may have as a new homeowner in Spain, our job does not end when you complete the sale!
- Reduced Stress: Purchasing a property can be a complex and overwhelming process, especially in a foreign country. Having a property consultant like RB Casas by your side can alleviate stress and give you peace of mind, knowing that you have a qualified professional guiding you every step of the way.
- Up to €1,000 towards your travel expenses -As a thank you for purchasing your new home with RB Casas, we will refund you up to €1,000.00 towards the cost of your travel expenses*
Overall, engaging RB Casas as your property consultants can be a wise investment, as it can lead to a more successful and rewarding experience.