Over the last few years, the amount of Spanish property for sale has increased dramatically. Many expats have decided to sell up and return to the UK while banks now have thousands of repossessed properties on their books.
Reports by the Daily Mail show how this has affected the lives of Brits who retired to Spain Valerie Burch, from Brixham, Devon, who planned to sell her seafront duplex apartment in Caleta de Velez, east of Malaga.
It was worth ÃÂ£180,000 in 2008 but has dropped by a third to ÃÂ£120,000 by September. The 72-year-old said: Ã¢â¬ËI am devastated. I was thinking of selling this year to help me in my retirement but I would never recoup my investment.Ã¢â¬â¢
So, how do you make your Spanish property stand out? Keep reading for our number one tip on how you can sell your property in Spain.
Head online to maximise your audience and save money
If youÃ¢â¬â¢re thinking of selling your Spanish home, you have probably considered using a local estate agent. This can be useful if youÃ¢â¬â¢re looking for a local buyer but it may not help you if you want to market your property to a wider potential audience.
This is why you should head online if youÃ¢â¬â¢re serious about selling your property in Spain. There are lots of websites that let you market your property to an international audience, allowing millions of British buyers to see your property.
Overseas property websites such as Homesgofast.com are perfect place to advertise an overseas property to a massive international audience. Using a local estate agent in Spain can help you to some degree but youÃ¢â¬â¢ll really maximise your chances of selling your property by advertising it on a dedicated overseas property portal.
More and more people are turning to Ã¢â¬Ëfor sale by ownerÃ¢â¬â¢ sites as they have a number of advantages over using a traditional estate agent. Not only do overseas property websites allow you to maximise your audience but they can also save you a significant sum.
Estate agents fees can often eat into your profits when you sell a property. Sites such as Homes Go Fast charge a fraction of what an agent will charge, and this helps you maximise your return when you sell your Spanish property.
Author: Nick Marr