How to sell your Spanish property

Second-hand homes are quickly becoming the undisputed leaders of the economic upturn in home sales and purchases in Spain. At least 8 out of 10 transactions involve used properties and it is increasingly common to see 'For Sale' signs on the sides of Spanish buildings.

In many cases, the same block will have several flats for sale, so it is necessary to develop a good plan to stand out from the neighbours and successfully make the sale.

How can you do it? According to the Alfa Inmobiliaria real estate network, these are the five keys: price, time available for sale, refurbishments, promotion and marketing plan and visits to the property. We summarise what each one consists of:

1. The sale price should be fair
The determining factor when closing the transaction is the price. We cannot forget that there are several factors that determine how much a house costs: as well as the market, there are the characteristics of the property (two bedrooms, three or four), its location, the current state of the house, the feeling it gives off.

It is important to put it on the market at a reasonable price, since "if you go for a higher price than it should be, the house ends up selling for less than its value if it is not adjusted," explains Alfa Inmobiliaria.

One way to know the fair price of a house is to use online platforms that use 'bog data' to make valuations, which usually cost around 20 euro. There is also the option of going to a traditional real estate agency.

2. Set a sale deadline
Price is not the only important variable when selling a property – the time factor is also important in the equation. If the seller is in a hurry to sell the house, it makes sense to adjust the price from the beginning. If not, you have to determine a period of time in which you would readjust the price: three months, six months... although it is not recommended that the period should exceed half a year.

"In that time, price adjustments will constantly have to be made until it is finally sold. Let's not forget that the selling price is always set by the market," explains the network of real estate agencies. In Spain, it currently takes an average of eight months to sell a home.

3. Get the house ready with some touch ups and some renovations
Before marketing the house, it’s important to analyse its qualities, its pros and cons, as well as to consider the profile of potential buyers. All of this will help you to choose the way in which the property should be promoted, the appropriate price and whether it should be refurbished before it is put up for sale like replacing windows with more energy efficient ones, renovating floors, curtains, doors, etc.

At this point the so-called 'home staging' strategy comes into play, which is based on preparing the house to be put on the market by making it look more appealing. Presentation is key when it comes to selling and we must try to make sure that the potential buyer can imagine themselves living there. Applying some simple home staging techniques, you can sell a house up to eight times faster.

4. Promoting your property
There are different ways to advertise a home for sale, though it is always advisable to use the power of the Internet. Placing an ad on real estate portals like idealista and using social networks is the modern way to promote houses for sale. It is essential to describe the home well, adding lots of good quality photographs, or even video, virtual reality and 3D tours.

5. Prepare for visits
"We always say that in the first 90 seconds a buyer knows if they are interested in the property or not," explains Alfa Inmobiliaria. In other words, in just a minute and a half, potential buyers must have fallen in love with the place or they won’t buy it. For this reason, and after making the corresponding aesthetic adjustments mentioned in point three, it must also smell good, not be too dark, be at a pleasant temperature and not be too noisy. If we’re not attentive to all these details, the network of real estate agencies insists, "it is very unlikely to be love at first sight".

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CHILD CARE AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Hello everyone, FROM JUNE 2013 Child care during the holidays in a safe, secure, happy and fun environment. There is a maximum of five child spaces for children over the age of four. In my own beach side home with the fun benefits of a community pool, football, pitch and tennis courts. PM for more details. Very reasonable 2.50 euros per hour.ESTEPONA

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The “What Makes You Happy?” book project…

You can now get involved with a project that has the potential to reach countless people. So many of us focus on the negative things in life and what we cannot do, not what we can do. “What Makes You Happy?” Is the start of something big that I want to continue and grow, so that it enriches people’s lives and touches the masses, and not just a few people. This is all about you and what makes you feel happy, which in turn, when others read will bring enlightenment to them and make them think about what makes them happy too. Like attracts like! Therefore positivity attracts positivity.

To contribute you can post what makes you happy (anything from one word to a whole paragraph! Or even more than one, as people have been sending!) on here. You can also email me at:
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You do not have to have your name published, you can have just your first name or even remain anonymous if you so wish (or make up a pseudonym). Many thanks in advance to anyone who shows interest in the project and also that contributes! I am very much looking forward to getting some more quotes. The response so far has been really great! :) :) :)

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Tickets for the 53rd Edition of the Nerja Caves Festival now on sale

The 53rd edition of the Caves of Nerja International festival of Music and Dance has been presented in the Nerja Caves by the Jorge Hernández Mollar, president of the Nerja Caves Foundation, José Alberto Armijo, the mayor of Nerja, and other various dignitaries.

The concerts will take place between 17th and 22nd July 2012, and will feature the Salzburg orchestra on 17th, the flamenco spectacle of Antonio El Pipa y Lola Greco on the 18th, the Baroque orchestra of Sevilla on the 19th, the Russian Ballet on the 20th, Pasión Vega in concert on 21st, and the Comediants on the 22nd of July.

http://www.leadingpropertygroupspain.com/en/2012/06/tickets-for-the-53rd-edition-of-the-nerja-caves-festival-now-on-sale/

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Boney M to perform summer concert in Almunecar in July

The legendary band of the seventies, Boney M, will be performing this summer in Almuñecar football stadium on 28th July at 9.00 pm.

Ticket prices will be between 30 and 70 Euros and are available together with seating plan from the official:
http://boneym-almunecar.com/

Unlike many bands that have copied their name, this is the original and authentic band, according to Frank Farian, the German producer who founded the legendary band back in the 70s.

http://www.leadingpropertygroupspain.com/en/2012/06/boney-m-to-perform-in-almunecar-in-july/

Boney M had massive hits around the world including their most famous songs like Daddy Cool, Rivers of Babylon, Ma Baker, Sunny or Rasputin.

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Almuñecar Summer Jazz Festival – 25th Edition – From 14th – 22nd July 2012.

Almuñecar celebrates the 25th edition of its annual jazz festival in one of the most emblematic locations for an open air summer concert on the Costa Tropical, the botanic gardens of El Majuelo Park beneath the Arab fortress overlooking the town.

Considered as on of the most important jazz concerts each year in Spain, the event has always attracted some of the best jazz musicians from all over the world. This year is no exception with daily concerts each night at 22.30 running from 14th – 22nd July.

The program consists of a series of concerts requiring tickets, and some free parallel events. More info below…

http://www.leadingpropertygroupspain.com/en/2012/06/almunecar-summer-jazz-festival-25th-edition-from-14th-22nd-july-2012/

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Estepona is one of the most westerly towns of the Costa del Sol and a key tourist town. It is situated right on the coast, approx 70km from Malaga, between Marbella and Manilva. It has excellent facilities, from restaurants and bars to fantastic beaches. The area is laden with activities to keep the tourists busy and the area around is bursting with fascinating sites and places to see. There is something for everyone here. Within Estepona you can find a Traditional old style Andalusian pueblo. But you’ll also find a thoroughly modern tourist aimed town. Here is a town that maintains its rustic charm whilst still providing a holiday haven. That has, unfortunately become a rare thing. Estepona is definitely an exceptional and unique place.
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Night Out Promotions Presents Joe Longthorne !!!

Joe Longthorne returns to Spain !!!

Joe Longthorne returns to Spain exclusively to '' Night Out Promotions '' taking in an 7 date theatre tour throughout the month of August.

We currently working with Joe's team in the UK, and below you will see our provisional tour dates.

There are still some dates and venue's to be confirmed but this will give you an idea of locations we will be staging Joe's concerts.

Saturday 4th August ~~~~~~~~~~ Evening performance at the Denia Marriott Hotel (TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests.

Sunday 5th August ~~~~~~~~~~ Evening Performace in Torrevieja (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests.

Tuesday 7th August ~~~~~~~~~~~ Evening performance in Costa Calida. Mazzaron / La Manga Area (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. guests

Saturday 11th August ~~~~~~~~~~~ Evening performance in Costa Del Sol (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests.

Sunday 12th August ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Evening performance in Costa Del Sol (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests.

Tuesday 14th August ~~~~~~~~~~~ Evening performance in Gibraltar (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests.

Saturday 18th August ~~~~~~~~~~~ Evening performance in Majorca. Palma Nova / Magaluf area (Venue TBC) with after show party for V.I.P. Guests

Dates and venue's will be confirmed shortly then ticket purchase information will be announced.
For further details visit us at www.nightoutpromotions.com and sign up to our monthly newsletter.
To register your interest and prebook tickets for your chosen area / venue call one of our team on......
Office ~~~~ 966 732 215
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