If you are considering purchasing a property in Spain you want to ensure that you have a reputable Estate Agent who will help and assist you in finding your ideal property. With anyone able to become an Estate Agent in Spain without qualifications or stringent background checks some Estate Agents do not want you asking too many questions about their business. I have below the top 5 questions to ask before you engage their services.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS ? If only recently ask them about their previous business experience.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE AIPP ? Most reputable Estate Agents are members of the Association Of International Property Professionals who abide to a code of conduct.
IF YOU RECOMMEND A DEVELOPER WILL I GET A BANK GUARANTEE FROM THEM ? Very important if you are buying an off plan property only deal with reputable developers who will provide you with a bank guarantee for any stage payments that you make. This safeguards your money if they do not construct the property within the agreed time period.
DO YOU ACCEPT CASH AND DO I PAY DEPOSITS TO YOU ? Be very very wary of any Estate Agent that will accept cash or accept a deposit from you. We recommend all money is paid to your Spanish lawyers client account.
WHY SHOULD I USE YOUR AGENCY AND CAN I SEE YOUR REVIEWS ? Most reputable agents will have great reviews that you can view on Google, Facebook or independent review providers such as FEEFO.
We hope that the above advice is helpful to you and if you require more information about purchasing property on the Costa Blanca or Costa Calida contact us now.