When you purchase a property, it is always recommended that you do so through a real estate agent company. A real estate agent has access to in-depth information and databases, which would not be readily accessible to you if you decided to negotiate the sale of a home single-handedly.
Relationships with Real Estate Companies
Although real estate companies are necessary for securing a home, you should always keep in mind that they, in a way, have their own agenda. Real estate agents need to make sales in order to meet a quota and, of course, they want to build a positive reputation for their company. Because of this, real estate companies do not always cooperate well with home inspectors. Effectively, our job is to examine the properties they are trying to sell in detail – searching high and low for any issues or problems and reporting these back to the potential buyer in a home buyer report. We are on your side and we will give you accurate, non-biased information regarding the property you would like to buy.
It’s important to note, not all real estate companies are untrustworthy and many of them work hand-in-hand with home inspectors – such as the Home Inspector Spain– to make sure their clients get the best possible service and are completely happy with the investment they are about to make.
Real Estate Agents Spain
When it comes to choosing a real estate agent in Spain, it can be difficult to determine which will offer the best service. However, there are a number of rules all real estate agents in Spain should adhere to:
- They must give accurate and completely truthful information to all clients.
- Each property up for sale must have accurate and planned documentation, such as building descriptions and planning schedules.
- Since 1st June 2013, every real estate company must own what is called a Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This must be issued to the company by an architect or “aparejador” and be fully registered.
- They must examine price reductions and other various legal requirements.
- They must hand over a land registry excerpt that is no older than 6 months old.
- They must appropriately and professionally advice potential buyers.
- They must carry out professional valuations.
Although these are the principles and requirements of a real estate agent company, you must always be aware that, unfortunately, some companies are better than others. For this reason, above all, it is important to contact The Home Inspector Spain. We as a company can talk freely to all of our clients By combining our many years of experience and knowledge as architects and chartered surveyors, we conduct a thorough examination and will make it evident if we think you shouldn’t buy the property. There are no tricks in terms of real estate that can get passed us.
What to Look for Through Real Estate Companies
There are, of course, a number of factors you should take into account when looking for your property through a real estate agent company and it is important to let the company know if you are looking for anything in particular. In terms of areas, you would be primarily be looking at holiday regions, medium-sized towns and/or areas close to or directly in the city centre. A destination close to the city centre should ideally have public transport lines for people to use freely and easily. If you wish to find a property that you could potentially rent out as a holiday home to others when not in use, you would wish to find a property that is attractive and appealing to you and therefore to others. You should also be looking at adequate and appropriate floor plans that have room for various decorative opportunities, and reasonable outdoor space is a plus for the property also, though if this is for a city-based apartment you may struggle. Areas that tend to be perfect, yet high in price, are often locations within a decent distance of shopping centres and beaches.