Category: Selling in Spain

Why Use Properties Overseas?

Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?

Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.

The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should contact Properties Overseas

  • Property Overseas provides an individual service tailored to your personal needs and requirements; 
  • You will benefit from the experience of its people and access over 20 years of knowledge accumulated;
  • Take advantage of their personal experience of researching and buying a property abroad; 
  • Properties Overseas has long standing relationships with its agents, nurtured over many years; 
  • You get step by step advice as and when required; 
  • Face to face meetings and accompanied viewing trips are available if required *;
  • Property Overseas is the gateway to a network of professionals to assist with all aspects of buying or selling; Benefit from a deep understanding of the market and the decision making process; 
  • You are kept informed of the progress of your purchase regularly; 
  • Properties Overseas is member of AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals). The association requires its members to adhere to robust professional standards.

If you would like Properties Overseas to help you find your Spanish Property, call us on 0300 001 1247 or email us at

Top Tips For A Successful Sale

We asked one of our established partners how best to achieve a successful sale at the best price. Ana and Manuel from their office in Spain shared their approach with us.

If you would like a introduction to Ana or Manuel and their professional and well established team, please click on the link

These are the how they described the steps they would take:


A visit to the property for a preliminary assessment and advice on the market price.


We will make an appointment at our office, where we will carry out the following: 

• Personalized analysis: Why have you decided to sell? Aims, needs, dates of moving house, mortgage, analysis of the potential buyer, setting,…. everything makes a difference  when making one of the most important decisions … THE PRICE.

• More than a client!!! It is time to formalize our business relationship (signing of the contract).

• More than a seller!!! We will give you a detailed explanation of our services, propose a personalized marketing plan to apply to achieve our main goal… sell your home in the most effective manner possible. We will always seek your maximum profit and satisfaction. If you have any doubts, we will clear them up and give you advice to make things easier for the duration of the sales process.


Collection of documents. We will provide our DOCUMENTATION CHECKLIST, where you will find the list of documentation required to sell your home. This process helps us all speed up the work, since all these documents are necessary to complete the sale and sign the deed. In addition, we will avoid headaches in the future.


Preparation of the home.  We will provide our HOUSE PREPARATION CHECKLIST. It is time to check the current condition of your home, and we will focus on the points that can be improved, with the intention of getting the best price for your home. We will give you guidelines to follow to turn your home into a “magazine house”.

 1 – Provision of items for photos: If necessary, we will provide decorative items to achieve striking and vibrant photos.

 2 – Home-Staging Service: Where necessary we will offer our home-staging service. We will show you photographs demonstrating the BEFORE AND AFTER of some of our work.


We will give you some tips to get the widest possible publicity for your home. Your immediate circle of friends and relatives are potential buyers. Within one week, we will deliver the selection of photos, the video and the shop window cards.


FIRST VISIT: WHAT SHOULD I DO? HOW DO I PREPARE MY HOUSE? SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? It is time for the visits and we cannot neglect any detail. Therefore, in our HOUSE PRESENTATION CHECKLIST you will find a quick guide of all the details you should not forget. 

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Preparing a quality photo report. A qualified person will take and edit the photos to enhance the “selling points” of your home.

VIDEO/ANIMATED COMPOISTION WIT MUSICAND ESSENTIAL TEXT. We will prepare an animated composition combining images, text and music. 


It’s marketing time:

• We hang the “FOR SALE” sign.

• Posting on our website.

• We place the sign in our window (subject to availability).

• Publication in MLS.

• Publication in ASIVEGA.

• Direct gateway to real estate websites.

• We give you the photographic material.


You will be updated after each visit to convey opinions, impressions, orientation of the potential buyer, etc. 


You will receive a phone call to quantify visits: comparison with other similar homes, comparison with number of visits in the previous period, possible price adjustment, new marketing strategy:

If the house is still for sale we will review our marketing plan. We will discuss together what possibility is the most appropriate for you, such as: new photo report, new video, new shop window sign, price adjustment, remove photos from websites and post them again after one week, open house.


We will prepare your house to be open to the public for 10 hours. We will make a marketing plan with the intention of reaching the greatest number of people interested in buying. 



The moment of truth is near!!! We will discuss the offer together and, if you require, will be happy to advise you. REMEMBER… THE FIRST OFFER IS USUALLY THE BEST! DONE IT! Got a buyer. Now what do I do? We offer personalized legal, financial and tax advice, arrangement with the buyer of dates for the signing of the deed, methods of payment, etc. Our goal… your peace of mind!!!


You will be accompanied by a team of professionals who will be responsible for dealing with the signing of the deed without any shocks or last minute surprises!!!

If you would like a introduction to Ana or Manuel and their professional and well established team, please click on the link

Marketing your home

A few pointers you may find useful to consider when marketing your home.


Is the property primarily an investment property with a few weeks a year for personal use or the reverse?

If requiring income do you have a target figure to reach?


Look at rental sites covering your location seeing the differences between low, medium and high seasons to establish potential rental values throughout the year.

Are you willing to sacrifice 2 to 4 weeks in high season, to make available for higher value rental returns?

How does potential rentals fit into your personal or family holiday calendar?


For further information on property management services please contact us. or speak with Sue on 07940 913206.

Home Staging

Home staging is an idea well established in the USA.

It allows for a property to be well presented and viewed by prospective buyers in the the best possible light.

Small touches like the correct lighting, with furniture and soft furnishings to be correctly placed, can give a positive feel to a room or the complete house.

It may need freshening up with a coat of paint, or some minor repairs to ensure it remains well maintained.

All the above helps to increase the chance of credible offers from potential buyers.

If you have a property to sell in particularly in Costa Blanca South area of Spain contact us. Our agents take their service of “Home Staging ” seriously and with a realistic market price have achieved excellent results in this market.

We are happy to contact our partners in other areas to see if they to can assist with your request to sell your home or perhaps a inherited property.

Contact us today

Or speak directly on 07940 913206 or 0330 001 1247

Currency Specialists – How do they fit into the buying or selling property mix

Currency Specialists have become a vital element in the process of either buying or selling a international property.

As their name suggests their sole focus is to specialise in buying or selling currency. They are able to get rates of exchange much better than a individual would achieve through the banks. Often no fees or transfer fees are payable.


The financial saving can be substantial when transferring £000’s to buy a property or indeed repatriating funds following a sale of a holiday home.


A comprehensive service is offered making the transaction easy and smooth.

For further advice on a range of currency options, contact us for a personal introduction to a currency specialist.

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Speak to Andy Thomas quoting properties for excellent service.


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