Selling Property in SpainPractical Issues When Selling Spanish Property

If you are planning on selling your property in Spain,  this guide will cover the main points that you need to consider – from estate agents to lawyers and from taxes to utility bills. The aim is to aid anyone starting from scratch who perhaps isn’t sure where to start and isn’t aware of the pitfalls to avoid.

Advertising the Property

Anyone who has spent any time in Spain will have seen the Se Vende signs protruding at various angles from houses and apartment windows. These ‘For Sale’ signs signify a property that is for sale privately by the owner.

Many local Spanish people tend to at least try this method in effort to avoid estate agency fees. That is the main benefit from going down this route but on the negative side only those that would pass the property will be aware that it is for sale.

Another possibility that has proved popular in more recent times has been to advertise the property over the internet. Of course this has the potential to reach a much larger audience though you are depending upon the effectiveness of the website chosen to market the property. Some of these companies offer their services for free while others charge.

Of course another, more traditional method would be to contract a local estate agent to market the property.

As previously mentioned the biggest downside of this is probably the fact that the agent will charge a fee though it is worth pointing-out that this will normally be a portion of the sales price and therefore they have to be successful in order to benefit.

 

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  • Victoria Brooks
    Victoria Brooks, Bodrum

    Nihan, was extremely professional, very responsive and informative, she explained all processes step by step which were very easy to understand and follow, which gave me full confidence in her ability to find solutions for the sale of my property .


    Nihan, was very understanding and approachable and responded very quickly to my calls and emails concerning the difficulties I was having over the sale of my property.


    Her costs are were reasonable for the amount of work she completed for me, she explained her fees from the beginning of her service clearly and there was no hidden costs at the completion of the sale .She also removed all of the stress from the transaction .


    I was in a very difficult situation before I met Nihan and I doubt that I would have able to sell my property without her assistance . She was such a pleasure to meet and work with and I cannot thank her enough for her support .


    I would recommend Nihan to anyone who needs legal advice and I cannot thank her enough for her professionalism, she certainly knows her stuff!


    Jun 04, 2019
  • Dion Nash
    Dion Nash, Algarve

    Our lawyer Luis is bilingual, and was extremely helpful. We received very good service - Luis did everything needed to help me with my case.


    I would definitely recommend him to friends.


    Jun 05, 2018
  • Charles Wilson (Benidorm)
    Charles Wilson (Benidorm)

    Juan is simply the best. He has helped me so much. 100% recommend to any one thanks Juan!!!


    Apr 26, 2018
  • Yuka Mizota Lockey
    Yuka Mizota Lockey, Kent, Uk

    Olga responded promptly and efficiently. She was accommodating in terms of arranging meetings. She was really knowledgeable, diplomatic when dealing with our estate agents and was dedicated to our interests.


    All my family found Olga very approachable, professional and we were grateful to have someone who could explain and guide us through a process that is foreign to us.


    Jan 22, 2018
  • Graham & Josephine Flinders
    Graham & Josephine Flinders, UK

    Rosa is a excellent lawyer and a extremely nice person, very efficient and helped us though the sale of our apartment.


    It all went very smoothly and it was mostly down to Rosa who dealt with anything that came up in a very professional manner. Rosa explained all what was happening in English and always returned our calls with any answers to our questions.


    Her fees are very very reasonable and we felt we got real value for money, we cannot recommend Rosa enough.she is a throughy nice approachable person.We would not hesitate using Rosa again and have recommended her to other people in majorca.


    Oct 26, 2017
  • YS
    YS, Dubai

    Very Professional. Excellent attitude.


    Reasonable price. Good attention to details.


    Jun 16, 2017
  • JF
    JF, UK

    Emma was extremely knowledgeable, efficient and supportive throughout a complicated Spanish property sale, while I was based in the UK.


    A good price for a very professional service.


    Oct 30, 2015
  • RW
    RW, London

    Very professional, extremly helpful, approachable and very efficent in answering all questions.


    No improvement needed. Would highly recommend this service.


    Jul 16, 2015
  • Eric Blair Russell
    Eric Blair Russell, Canada

    My lawyer was efficient, professional and prompt – as well as being bilingual.


    I was very satisfied with his work and would be happy to use his service again in the future.


    May 25, 2015
  • Trevor Taylor
    Trevor Taylor, England

    I was put at my ease straight away, never hiring a Spanish lawyer before, I was cautious, but Francisco guided me through the process effortlessly.I thought my case would be tricky and I on my own would never have completed without him. He was a star.


    I have recommended him to some friends of mine who want to sell their business. As for value for money, he was spot on, and very approachable .Full marks from me.


    Aug 22, 2014
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