November 22, 2005 at 10:22 am #51375
Hi , can anyone tell me if their are property auctions regarding repossessed property etc in the canaries or spain or UK even, i would like to buy a property in Fuerteventura or Lanzarote this way rather than thru an agent (Being a canny scot) i hope to save money,
Regards Johnston Stewart.
November 22, 2005 at 11:04 am #59921
For the province of Las Palmas if you look for “Subastas (Auctions) Las Palmas” you will find a list of land or properties being auctioned, normally by the local or tax authority.
November 22, 2005 at 11:36 pm #59933
November 23, 2005 at 9:23 am #59940
Yep the Direct Auction guys are way off the mark, I have been to two of there so called Auctions and not one single property was sold and 95% were withdrawn. Reserve’s were way too high.
The auction process will never work in Spain as the majority of sellers have a completley unrealistic view of the value of the property they are selling. Hence the high reserves.
Great concept badly executed.
November 23, 2005 at 9:38 am #59941
I can’t fully agree with people’s comments about direct auctions, I’ve also been to a couple of there auctions but my experience was very different, in as much as many of the prices where well below the price you’d find in an estate agents window BUT the room seemed to be filled with speculators with ridiculas expectations, only there to find the bargain of the century that they could grab to resell at a profit 😕
Both times I went, about 5 or 6 properties out of 20 odd sold on the day but bidding was pathetic and on the whole I came away thinking it was agood idea in principle but it lacked exposure to the real buyers out there who are looking.
November 29, 2005 at 6:28 pm #60050
Thank you to the previous person who obviously DID attend the auctions. We have ALWAYS sold at every auction and after 2 years we would not still be doing this if not – we would be bankrupt. The 2 guys above are obviously sour agents who are unable to sell their overpriced properties. We sell approximately 45 to 50% of our catalogue as some sell prior, on the day and after auction. We also sell all month round, and last week 4 properties have offers accepted on them. Thank goodness for forward thinking people such as the organizers of the forthcoming Viva Espana Show at Olympia London at the end of january 06 who have cordially invited us to conduct live overseas auctions – we are looking forward to a massive media interest on this first time ever event. The majority of our units are offered way below the prices other agents have and it is not a gimmick – you are welcome to our offices at any time to see us exist!
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