Spanish Property Agents
Why are agents necessary?
Firstly let us emphasize that when we say “agents”, we are referring to good, professional and reputable agents. Buying a property is not necessarily an easy process if you want it done right. Purchasing a property in a foreign country has laws, rules, practices, and language all of its own. Just like we would not advise you to diagnose yourself in the event that you needed medical attention, we would not advise you to enter the waters of foreign property ownership without a lifeguard by your side. Plain and simple, a proper agent will make sure that the process is as easy and enjoyable as possible whilst watching your back along the way.
In our opinion an agent should not be tied to any particular developer and therefore be in a position to offer you totally unbiased advise. In fact, Utopia Spanish Property does not have "in house" solicitors and neither do our partners in Spain as this can potentially create a conflict of interest. You can use any legal advisers you want, however, we are happy to provide recommendations if requested.
We believe that the agent should have a presence in the UK as well as an associate office in Spain in order to offer you double representation completely independent of any developer. A good agency will be able to offer you a large range of options suitable for both your requirements and your budget. These will be the best available with regard to quality, price and reliability of the developer. If you choose to take on the purchase process yourself, you could search in vain for the right property and even make a costly mistake along the way.
Around 99% of people who view property in Spain are dreamers who never progress to a purchase. The developers and home sellers know this and therefore tend not to take casual viewers seriously. Prospective property buyers introduced by an agent are taken very seriously. Of course they may not purchase a property in the long run, but the developers and sellers know that – at a minimum - there is serious intent.