“NO Commission” when you sell your home with easybuy
The fastest way to sell a Spanish property is to have the correct price that is realistic in today’s market. By using easybuy and cutting out the commisiion your property will be more competitively priced.
Get your property seen! If no-one knows your property is for sale it is unlikely to sell. Let easybuy get your property noticed by serious buyers and investors.
To get your property sold - be proactive, let easybuy market your property for you!
With many satisfied owners selling their homes in a matter of weeks and in some cases days, they were extremely happy to have chosen easybuy to market their properties. Let easybuy do the same for you!
How it works - at easybuy we are upfront about what we offer and there are no catches.
How it works - at easybuy we are upfront about what we offer and there are no catches.
Option A - easy payment plan
For a fee of 250€ + IVA upfront & (500€ + IVA on completion of sale - only payable if sold by easybuy), your house will be marketed at your asking price until sold.
We NEVER add any commission, making easybuyproperties more desirable to buyers, resulting in more viewings and ultimately that elusive sale.
easybuy are not just another internet based marketing company. Your property will be marketed both locally and internationally. All properties are networked to all our offices, where friendly staff are on hand to help both buyers and sellers. easybuy properties are also featured in the local press and at property exhibitions. To attract buyers from other countries including the UK we market properties on several quality websites including “Think Spain” (which usually costs an individual 90€ for just 3 months) and of course easybuys own website. Another excellent marketing tool is the prominent “easybuy No Commission” for sale boards.
Once you have contacted easybuy, a member of staff will take photographs and property details to enable your home to be marketed in the best possible way.
If you are not living in Spain we can hold your keys and escort prospective buyers in your absence. (see option C)
You are of course free to negotiate directly with the buyer, ensuring the sale goes smoothly.
Option B - Premier Package - Extra Advertising Boost
This option has been specially designed to give the seller an extra boost in the promotion of their property, whether your property is a Luxury Home, you are in a hurry to sell, or you just want your property to stand out amongst the rest, then this option is for you.
easy payment plan - 495€ + IVA upfront and (500€ + IVA euros on completion of sale - only payable if sold by easybuy)
We visit your property to take up to 20 photos and the property description and give a full consultancy with regards to the sale of your property. We will discuss the best way to achieve the sale of your property
Your property will be featured in the widely read newspaper Euro Weekly News once a month for a 3 month period including photo and detailed description
Your property will also be included in our normal advertising across the board
Your property will remain in your local office window as a Premier Property on a continuous basis for a 3 month period, then on a rotation basis
Your property details will be entered onto www.easybuyspain.es. www.thinkspain.com. www.FSBO-Spain.com & www.Kyero.com
Your property will be included on the Luxury Property section of the easybuy website if over 400,000 Euros
Your property will be included on the distressed/repossessed section of the easybuy website if your property has been dramatically reduced and is outstanding value for money
Your property will appear on the front page and all information pages of www.easybuyspain.es for a period of 3 months
Accompanied viewings by arrangement. You will receive a 10% discount off any of our other services such as Property Exchange & key holding
Make your property more accessible to potential buyers & Sell quickly.
Ten Reasons why you should use easybuy to SELL your property
1. easybuy have over 250 viewings & enquiries per week
2. easybuy no commission policy means you have more chance of selling your property than with other agents charging commission
3. Your Property will be seen by the millions of prospective buyers that visit Think Spain website each month
4. Your property will be available for viewing in all our offices
5. There are no catches or hidden extras. For a one off fee of 200€ + IVA your property is marketed until sold. We never add any fees or commission for the buyer or seller
6. easybuy is Spain’s largest No Commission company
7. easylet rental division offers a second to none letting service. Why not rent out your property while it is being marketed for sale
8. All easybuy offices are busy one stop shops with many potential buyers passing through the doors each day. Each office also offers aftersales services, rentals, and assistance with NIE, Residencia and tax & legal issues
9. easybuy offer the opportunity for the client to take advantage of their add on services which include FSBO (For sale by owner) and Virtual Tours
10. On average we get 1 million hits per month on our easybuy website
Anyone reading a newspaper or watching the news may well be under the impression that all hope is lost, and it is only a matter of time before the vultures start circling overhead waiting to pick at the bones!
While there is going to be a fair degree of pain for some, the world is not coming to a halt and people are still looking towards the future and making plans (albeit different to the plans they were making this time last year) and properties are still selling and some people are still making a decent return on their investment.
It would be naive to assume that every property on the market will sell at the owner’s asking price, however there are some practical things owners can do to try and maximise their chances of being among the successful sellers.
The first thing an owner must do is (as stated in prior articles) is to look at the price they are advertising their property at, and whether they are at a price which is comparable with similar properties.
Many owners are certain that their property is the “nicest” on their urbanisation, whilst their property may indeed be lovely are they adding to high a premium and basing this on their own personal tastes?
Every buyer of a property is different and not everyone is going to find your shrine to Jimmy Saville, or whomever, the most attractive and practical use of your solarium/ spare room/ entrance hall!!
Unusual and individual decoration should wherever possible be replaced with neutral colour schemes, in order that a potential buyer can see the full possibilities your property has.
The next step an owner must take is to ensure that the property is clean and tidy before a viewing:
Many people don’t give themselves the best chance of selling their property by failing to ensure that their property is presented at its best, children’s toys ´on the floors and dog mess in the back garden may well be the result of your property being a family home and lived in, however, to a potential buyer it may come across as being small, cluttered and too much trouble for the money!
If your property is being rented while it is on the market to sell you need to ensure that the agreement with your tenant includes a provision for the property to be maintained in a suitable condition for viewings (and that you or your agent will give adequate notice of viewing to ensure this happens).
If the property has been vacant for a period of time you, or your agent, need to arrive at the property early enough to open all the windows and doors and let fresh air into the property. As everyone who owns a property in this region of Spain knows we are fortunate enough to live in one of the healthiest climates in the world, it is also however one of the most humid, and high humidity, bed linen and lack of proper airing can create an odour which is not going to entice a buyer if it is the first impression they get when the first cross the threshold of your property.
At all times owners must remember this is a buyers’ market. Anything which places even the smallest doubt in the mind of a potential purchaser can be enough to drive them in your next-door neighbour’s house assuming they have taken the time and trouble to present their property at its best!
The final thing (at least for this article) is the always interesting and most difficult subject of neighbours.
Most of us when we have moved here will have formed new, and at times extremely intricate, relationships with our new neighbours. As in all facets of life some people will always be difficult to get along with and some people will go out of their way to be helpful.
The only advice I can give on this subject is if your neighbours are the friendly, helpful types then use this factor to your advantage, pointing out all the assistance they can be to your potential buyer. If, however, you cannot think of anything positive to say about your neighbours other than they happen to exist then it would be better to not raise the subject, and if your potential buyer asks give a neutral reply and move the conversation along to more positive matters.
One of the major differences between the Spanish legal system and the UK is the lack of a requirement to disclose this information.
If any reader has any property related problem they would like advice on then get in touch through the Coastrider offices or by e-mail at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will endeavour to help (this help and advice may be used in future articles, however, all personal information will remain confidential)
Opinions as to the state of the housing market would appear; at the moment at least, to be as plentiful as weather forecasts and just about as reliable.
In both instances, house prices and weather, the best barometer may well be to stick your head out the window and see for yourself what is happening!
On one hand we have government statisticians telling us that the worst is over and house prices in the UK and then the rest of Europe are set to make gains in the later stages of this year.
Given how honest and reliable all the government information has been shown to be over the last several years, it would seem to be, to use the Prime Ministers favourite phrase, “prudent” to treat these statistics with at the least a little caution!
By the same token the major lending institutions, in the United Kingdom at least, are reporting a rise in the number of favourable decisions for lending in the last financial quarter. As these are the self same institutions which help precipitate this crisis, and who are largely owned by the Government, again it might be necessary to apply a little scepticism to these figures.
By the simple test of sticking your head out of the window it would appear that the reality is; for everyone other than a politician or a banker, somewhat different.
Jobs are being lost, homes are being repossessed, and consumer spending is down and most noticeably for those of us living here on the Costas visitor numbers are down by an enormous amount.
With the marked difference in the exchange rate, from even one year ago, anyone on a fixed income from out with the Euro zone has noticed a major difference in the amount of money they have had to live on.
Couple this drop with the general rise in prices of everyday goods and services and it is easy to understand why some people are getting desperate to sell their properties and either move somewhere cheaper or to downsize and, hopefully, raise some capital.
One of the newer trends, in Spain, which can help in this situation, is “Property Exchange”.
Whilst not suitable for every circumstance property exchange can help people make moves and restart their lives.
In many cases the exchanges can be relatively, by Spanish standards, straightforward, when both properties are under the jurisdiction of the Spanish Notary system.
It does need the expertise of qualified professionals to ensure that both parties are adequately protected and represented with regard to any tax issues which may arise.
Where the property exchange scheme has in the past encountered major difficulties has been if one of the properties being exchanged is out with Spanish jurisdiction.
Given the large numbers of people I meet who wish to return to the UK and an increasing number of UK residents who would like to leave the country but who cannot sell their property it was only a matter of time before we were asked if there could be any legal method to arrange an exchange, with a cash adjustment in either direction as necessary, which could be presented to a Notary and accepted.
Having done a fair bit of research the short answer is YES ,but remember this is Spain, short answers can leave a lot of very big and potentially expensive questions!
In order to prove to the Notary system that what is being proposed, does indeed, meet all the requirements of taxation and land registration legislation currently in place, there needs to be a professional and legally recognisable framework in place which can cover both jurisdictions, and, ensure all parties are protected by the governing bodies for Legal professionals in both countries.
In other words the long answer now turns out to be YES as well.
For many people this now represents a realistic, and in some cases speedy solution, however, as with anything in life, with the exception of death and ever more taxation, there are no guarantees!
In order for these schemes to work properly both parties have to be prepared to negotiate in good faith, I know these sounds obvious, but without openness and honesty this type of transaction cannot proceed.
For anyone wishing to consider a property exchange, either within Spain or to another part of Europe or indeed the world at large there are some key questions they must consider:
Where do you want to move to?
What kind of property are you looking for?
If there needs to be a cash adjustment can you afford it?
How many people from your target area are realistically going to be looking to move into and live in your current house?
When you can give yourself honest answers to these questions then Property Exchange might indeed be the way forward!
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