I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
There are hundreds of properties on sale in Las Palmas, advertised on dozens of websites and portals, and in agency windows all over the city.
And there are hundreds of estate agents in Las Palmas all trying to sell you their properties.
So, how do you search for, find and buy a Las Palmas property in a safe and hassle-free way?
- How do you know that you have considered all the best options?
- How do you communicate with Spanish owners and agents?
- How do you look after your best interests during the purchase?
Don’t worry, the answer to all these questions is the same.
Just choose one good estate agent and use their services exclusively throughout the process of looking for, viewing, and buying property.
While this might sound like you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it’s actually the best way to leverage the Las Palmas property market to your benefit.
It saves you time, gives you control of your purchase, and often saves you a lot of money.
Exclusive agents work harder on your behalf
Getting one estate agent to arrange all your Las Palmas property viewings means that they will go out of their way to find you the best options.
Why? Because your agent knows that if they find you the right property, you’ll buy it and they will earn their fees. That’s a strong incentive to make sure that you view the best options on the market.
However, if you use lot of different agents, each one will just show you the properties that they have on their own books.
But nobody will go the extra mile to help you; It’s just not worth their while to scour the market if you’ve already arranged to see what they find with someone else.
Using an exclusive agent doesn’t mean that you’ll miss out on seeing the best options because almost all agencies share their properties.
Agencies have access to almost all on-sale properties
Most property in Las Palmas is sold via agencies and the city’s agencies pool their properties in a shared database.
What this means is that your agent can show you almost any property in the city, even if they are listed by another company.
For example, as an agent for RE/MAX Cony, I can search through the shared database and arrange viewings for any property listed by dozens of Las Palmas estate agencies.
I can also contact private sellers on your behalf to arrange viewings.
And I’ll be there when you view to help you communicate with the local listing agent and the owner.
A good agent saves you money
Quality Las Palmas estate agents do a detailed price study of each property and find their true market value.
At RE/MAX Cony we use offer price and sales price data, along with over 30 years of experience in the Las Palmas property market, to value property in the city.
This detailed price information saves you money because you can negotiate with sellers from a position of strength.
You know that your offer is fair, even if it is below the asking price.
Good agents focuses on service and reputation rather than on selling
Because professional agents have access to the vast majority of for-sale properties in Las Palmas, we focus on good customer service rather than hustling for properties to show you.
The job is about helping the buyer rather than selling the property.
On a personal note, this point is important to me. I want you you to find and buy the right property in the city, then happily recommend me to other buyers.
A good agent bridges the language gap
The key to a hassle-free property purchase in Las Palmas is effective communication property owners and their representatives.
Having an agent that speaks both Spanish and your own language is invaluable during viewings and the buying process.
I speak English, Spanish and French, and we speak all the common European languages at RE/MAX Cony.
A good agent puts you in control of your purchase
As a foreign buyer in Las Palmas, you want to feel in control of our property search and purchase.
This is only possible if you understand every stage of the buying process.
At RE/MAX Cony we are completely transparent about all procedures and explain every stage to you so that you know exactly what is going on and where your money is going.
Not sure that using an exclusive agent is the way to go?
Well, you’re still reading so I’m not far from convincing you. Maybe these additional benefits of using an estate agent in Las Palmas will convince you.
Estate agent services are free for buyers
Estate agency fees in Gran Canaria are paid by the property seller, meaning that everything your Las Palmas estate agent does for you is free.
The free services offered to buyers include searching for the best properties to view, showing you properties, liaising with owners, checking the land registry, preparing contracts and helping you throughout the buying process and signing day.
And it doesn’t end once you get the keys.
If you buy a property through me, I’ll also help you to set up your utility bills, meet the community of owners and anything else that comes up during your settling in process. It’s all part of the service.
Experienced agents know the city and its property areas
An experienced Las Palmas estate agent advises you on the benefits and downsides of different property areas and even individual streets and buildings.
This detailed knowledge is often the key to a successful property purchase in the city.
Why Choose Me
Here’s why I think I am the best option for foreign property buyers in Las Palmas city.
- I’ve lived in Las Palmas for over 15 years and know the entire city like the back of my hand.
- I speak fluent Spanish and work for one of the city’s top estate agencies.
- I can show you almost every for-sale property in the city
- As a foreigner who’s been through the process of buying property in Las Palmas, I understand your needs and concerns.