Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to sell your Spanish property in a crisis - Book review

A couple of weeks ago I got sent another book to review (we get sent a lot of books!). After reading the title I thought this was going to be an absolute waste of time as it's about a problem which seems to have no solution at the moment....

How to sell your Spanish property in a crisisSelling a Spanish property in a crisis

But there was one thing that stood out for me...the author, Nick Snelling. Nick is a very respected and knowledgeable person in the field of real estate and Spain. I really didn't think Nick would put together a load of nonsense just to sell some copies of a book.

So I cracked open a San Miguel, sat on the terrace and started reading...this is what I think of Nick's book.


And that's my review....what? You want to know more? Oh ok....

Whatever the reason for you wanting to sell your property in Spain, you really couldn't have picked a worse time to do so, although it's probably through need more than want.

Nick goes into great detail and shows that armed with the right knowledge and tools you CAN sell your property in Spain today. Even in a crashed market such as Spain's Nick shows you exactly how to do it and to give you and your property "the edge".

It's what we've always said. It's no use just having your property listed with one of the remaing estate agents. If you really want to sell your property today then you have to work it....really work it.

The great thing about this book is that Nick makes it easy for you. If you really don't know what you need to do to sell your property then you definitely need to read this. I don't want to give away information contained in his book but some of the advice he gives is very clever, things I've never even thought about. I found some of his tips when it comes to the "For sale" signs particularly eye opening. Simple things you can do which you may not have thought of and which can be very effective.

And this is what this book is full of. Great tips and advice throughout and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to sell their property in Spain during these tough times.

In today's market it's effort that is rewarded. Arm youself with Nick's book and you'll be in a much better position than most to get that property sold.

Well done Nick for writing such a clear, thorough and helpful book. It's just what was needed.

For more information about the book and to read more reviews about it (including an excellent review by Martin Dell of Kyero.com) check out the page on Amazon:

How To Sell Your Spanish Property In A Crisis - Amazon.co.uk

Best of luck selling your property and leave a comment here if you buy the book to let me know what you thought of it.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Spanish property market 2008

It's no secret that 2008 is going to be a tough year for the Spanish property industry. Sellers will be having a tough time, agents will be closing down or cutting costs and many jobs in the industry will go.

But, are we going to see prices fall? Are we going to see a full market crash? Are there going to be loads of bargains? Are developers going to leave developments unfinished because they haven't been able to sell enough properties on them?

Have your say. What's your view on what 2008 has in store for the Spanish property market? Any comments good or bad, we want to know!

Just click on "Post a comment" below and let us know what you think....


Friday, April 27, 2007

Spanish propety market crash....hmmmmm

It's been difficult to miss all the bad press this week about Spanish developers and real estate companies losing value on the stock markets. This has led to people predicting a house price crash in the Spanish property market.

How we got anything to panic about yet?? In my opinion, bad press makes good press and that's always what's going to make the headlines. Panice then? I don't think so, unless you have shares in one of those real estate companies!

We've been inundated this week with emails from concerned property buyers and owners wondering if they are about to lose thousands of Euros on their properties.

In my opinion (for what it's worth) all we are seeing is an acceptance that the market has changed and all the thousands of properties bought by speculative investors over the past few years sit empty and earning no money. We've all known that this was what was happening and it's time for people to be more realistic regarding the true value of their properties. This will hopefully bring back some much needed stability to the market.

At the end of the day this is Spain and it's still thousands of people's dreams to have a house here or move here. That will always be the case but people will just be a lot more careful and fussy when buying a propety here.

Anyway, I'm going to wrtie more about this for our newsletter next week.

n the meantime...DON'T PANIC!!