Guide to real estate agents in Spain

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Real estate agents intermediate between buyers and vendors, and can make a big difference to the sale.

Real estate agents intermediate between buyers and vendors, and can make a big difference to the sale.

This section discusses Spanish real estate agents, helping you understand how they work, what motivates them, what to look out for, and tips to get the best results from an estate agent in Spain.

When it comes to buying or selling property in Spain, most people from abroad will use the services of a local real estate agent. And what many buyers and vendors fail to appreciate is how important this decision is, with potentially unwelcome consequences.

The agent or agents you choose to work with will have a big impact on the success of your purchase or sale. The business is full of sharks and cowboys and people with no clue what they are doing, and dealing with the wrong people can have a high cost. To avoid problems you should only work with one or two good agents, as they can advise you well and find you everything on the market, collaborating with other agents as necessary. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that working with lots of agents will get you better results. The truth is that using lots of agents just wastes your time and demotivates the professionals, who have less incentive to give you the dedication they would as an exclusive client. Chose one, or at the most two good agents to help you buy or sell property in Spain, and let them manage the process for you. Which agent to choose? Based on my experience, the agents in my directory are all good professionals, and I would start with them. And if you do deal with one of the agents in my directory, please feel free to send me feedback, so I know that standards of service are being maintained.