Murcia, Spain: February 2021 – By Casas247.
Who is the Best Estate Agent in Spain? Casas247.net Estate agents in Murcia Costa Calida looks into what is required!.
This is a very interesting question. There is almost certainly no difinitive answer, but there is a way to find a good Spanish Estate Agency.
There is no official regulation in the Spanish Property profession. Qualifications are not required, anyone can become a registered Spanish Property agent.
There’s a very well-known saying here in Spain, “you can leave Britain as a taxi driver or hairdresser and land in Spain as an Estate agent”. This is quite true.
The first Estate Agent I encountered in Spain – when I was looking to buy a Spanish Property for sale – admitted she had worked in a lettuce factory just 3 months before. She was a young Spanish lady, around 30 years old and had been given her job because she spoke some English. This was in the late 1990s just as the boom in Spanish Property started.
It’s quite different today in some ways. There are many experienced Spanish Property professionals working as or working for Estate Agencies in Spain. Over 20 years since the Spanish Property Boom began, many thousands of people have generated the important knowledge required to be a good Estate Agent in Spain.
You are more likely; as a prospective Spanish Property Buyer; to encounter an experienced Estate Agent in Spain than would have been the case 15-20 years ago.
The Spanish property market once earned a bad reputation prior to the financial crisis of 2008, fortunately; the less reputable agents we’re some of the first to fail.
Long established Spanish Estate Agents are usually the best choice for anyone looking to buy a property in Spain. Though this is not necessarily a guarantee because since Brexit; some of the original founders of those Spanish Estate Agencies have sold out to new owners and there it is entirely possible the new owners of those businesses could have been a taxi driver or a hairdresser just a few months before.
Our advice is to ask the 2 following questions:-
- How long has your business been established?
- How many years experience does your owner and staff have of the Spanish Property Market?
Our next Spanish Property News Blog will examine why Spanish Property Owners need to ask similar questions before choosing Estate Agents in Spain to put their Spanish Property for sale with.