September 30, 2006 at 1:03 pm #52305
Hello, I’ve got a mountain house near to murcia, and I want to sell it. What is the best web of sale between individuals to announce it? Thanks
September 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm #66264
Hi, I’m not sure if I’m allowed to link to websites here so I’ll just mention by name and you can then find via google dot es or google dot co dot uk depending whether british or spanish:
The spaniards use segundamano, idealista, facilisimo, compraventa, mundo anuncio, etc
For UK buyers, try Loot or the move channel or rightmove
It’s not easy at the moment, most if not all of the sites I’ve named are online and to advertise on them is free if you are a private vendor.
If you need help translating an ad or anything else let me know,
September 30, 2006 at 5:07 pm #66269
“Semi-retired, bilingual english-spanish, on CDS since 1973, sick of seeing people getting ripped off and willing to offer FREE help and advice to anyone contacting me via email, this forum or messenger”.
Michelle – you sound just the kind of contributor we love and appreciate here.
Welcome to the forum! 😀
September 30, 2006 at 5:30 pm #66271
Thanks Barbara, I hope to hang around the site and lend a hand where possible…I seem to be getting a bit bored lately so have decided to try and help out…have browsed a bit and kept up to date with the goings on in Marbella and around the CDS and am ASTOUNDED and dismayed at what’s happening to brits around here. In particular these promises of “buy off-plan and you’ll make a fortune” which were so heavily publicised in the UK (not just for spanish property), and the amount of brits who “went for it” only to see life-savings disappear 🙁 I must admit was even tempted at one stage myself, and I DO know there are plenty of people that did well, but it’s not until the tail-end of the phenomenon that it all goes wrong…a bit like pyramid scams, there seems to have come a time where they’ve built way more properties than there will be buyers for. This is just my personal opinion, of course, and I DO think that over a period of time the markets will start to pick up again, fingers crossed, huh?
I’ve read with interest the suggestions and hopes on these forums for some form of regulation of the spanish property industry and feel that it can’t arrive a day too soon!
Look forward to seeing more of you all,
September 30, 2006 at 6:27 pm #66273
In particular these promises of “buy off-plan and you’ll make a fortune” which were so heavily publicised in the UK (not just for spanish property), and the amount of brits who “went for it” only to see life-savings disappear.
Unfortunately it was not just speculators who got badly hurt, but for many of us our off-plan was to be our future home, not just to re-sell to make a quick profit.
To add salt to the wound, many (including myself) sold our UK home in readiness for completion day.
We not only saw a lot of money go down the drain in rented accommodation, but we watched the UK property market soar past us in the meantime making it hard to buy back in.
Add the value of what our sold property is worth now compared to when we sold (apparently ours rose £55,000 from the time we sold until the day we ‘won’ our monies back in the Spanish court this Summer) – and you can say that anyone who got burnt this way lost a lot of money in three directions.
At least we are one of the lucky ones – many on this forum are still in the nightmare we were in with no end in sight – especially with all the illegal building licences coming to light.
The corrupt triangle of: agent/lawyer/developer is unfortunately too frequent.
September 30, 2006 at 8:06 pm #66278
….and of course you can try the ‘Private Sales’ section on this forum.
October 1, 2006 at 10:23 pm #66299
Ok, I’ll try these webs, and the “private sales” too. I know the spanishs webs for buy and sale houses, but the other english or international webs no.
October 2, 2006 at 8:26 am #66305
October 2, 2006 at 2:41 pm #66316
There are a wide variety of ways of selling a property in Spain – as elsewhere.
But don’t lose sight of the fact that most property in most places is usually sold through estate agents. Love’em or hate’em they end up closing most of the sales.
One of the reasons that private sales often fail is that sellers attempt to achieve the maximum selling price quoted by estate agents – without having to pay commission. While this tactic is perfectly understandable, it means that buyers usually see little, or no advantage, in dealing direct.
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