October 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm #55904
I have been reading some of the adverts and struggle to see why people who are advertising their property to sell, would say e.g Tardis, Orgiva, Castalla, Sax, etc and not say which region the property is situated.
I am well travelled in the whole of Spain & still struggle to find the name of these villages. I am sure that there are people who will know all these places however at the same time there will be others who wont. My guess would be as a seller one would like to reach as many prospective buyers as they including those who may not know these areas.
October 13, 2010 at 6:13 am #101108
October 13, 2010 at 7:55 am #101109
shakeel ……….. By mentioning Tardis, I take it you’re refering to The 18th Century Inland Village House that I have posted ……….. Tardis is NOT a place, it is a word which has come into use in the English language which means something which is much much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. It came originally from a British TV programme over 45 years ago.
I also posted the following ………..
The village of Teresa de Cofrentes is one of six villages in the Ayora Valley, it has a doctors, farmacia, several shops, bars, a hairdressers and a primary school. It is just over an hour from both Valencia and Alicante airports and 20 minutes from the main Alicante/Madrid motorway. It is also 20 minutes to the main RENFE rail line in Almansa to the cities of Valencia, Alicante and Madrid.
It is located within the Communidad of Valencia.
Surely that is enough detail about the location …………. I would suggest you read the postings in full………… if any prospective buyer is still interested as El anciano said there is always “Google”
October 13, 2010 at 7:58 am #101110
October 13, 2010 at 8:32 am #101111
I think Shakeel made a good point, why take it as criticism.
English is not Shakeels first language, how many of you would be able to write as good in another language! Would you be able to pick up on a word from a TV programme in another country. Perhaps he has the good fortune to never have seen it.
October 13, 2010 at 8:47 am #101112
Katy…….. Dr. Who is now shown in Spain and is just as popular as it is in the UK and the word Tardis is mentioned in the Spanish version. so won’t be long before it becomes part of the Spanish language. Also the point I made is that he should read the postings in full, before making suggestions or criticisms.
October 14, 2010 at 9:23 am #101127
1. Choose your title with care.
You need to grab the attention of potential buyers, so be sure to include the key info of ‘what, where, and how much?’ in your title. If you don’t, many of them won’t bother to click and find out what you have to offer.
So for example, a good title is: 2-bed flat in Marbella, 200,000 Euros, sea views, big discount
A bad title is: Selling my property in Spain
October 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm #101235
Yes, people can google, people can fly there, people can appoint a rider, send in the boys, Armada etc, etc to find it. The buyer is the one with the money & as such can buy where ever he/she wants.
If the advert does not even state the region or the nearest town, why would the buyer waste his/her time on a wild goose chase.
The point here is that if one wishes to sell one should make it easy in terms of marketing, salient feature etc. As this would help to know where the property is as a starting point.
October 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm #101236
Katy: English is my first language. However at times even I cant accept it. I am certainly at this point of time no threat to Shakespeare, Samaul Pepys, Keats, Chaucer. Cheers
October 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm #101237
Hi Shakeel, sorry I put my foot in it 😳 🙂
October 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm #101238
Katy, not at all you are right in saying what you said. I had not taken it as a critism. All I was doing was pointing out to people that that even some one like me who knows Spain very well was struggling to find where these placrs were.
I am really not concenered with the people who fail to see this & want to start a discussion on it. In today’s market there are not many buyers around & its obvious that sellers should usher them in their direction.
October 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm #101239
Yes I was struggling too they were not well known places. There is so much on the web that if faced with having to search I would not bother….could be Mallorca or some place 🙂
November 3, 2010 at 12:37 am #101404
Shakeel, you got it right!
I know Catalunya (and frankly that is enough for me; Madrid totally sucks after ~3 hours) — so if’n youall wanna sell me a property in Extremadura or Basque-land, then you better give me a city…
And as far as Almeria goes, PLEASE be a little more specific, since there a million properties for sale, some in monstous developments and others in separate standalone situations.
Yep and English (or the local equivalent) really do are my first language..
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