Advantages of hiring a Real Estate Personal Shopper
How do I save you time?
How do I save you money?
How do I save you hassle?
I save you time
I save you money
I save you hassle
What are the steps taken by a Real Estate Personal Shopper?
First, I will become very familiar with what you are looking for: your priorities and wishes.
I can advise you if there is any aspect you are not certain about, such as best neighbourhoods, what you can afford with your budget in that area, etc.
I help you calculate your maximum budget based on your savings and financing capacity.
We sign a contract to formalize our mutual commitment, in which I detail everything that is included in the package and the flat rate for the services. At this point you only have to pay a 20% deposit to cover expenses. The rest you will pay only when you buy.
Then I search amongst a 100% of the real estate offer. I do not have a portfolio of properties I need to sell, so I can freely scour the entire market: agencies, private owners, banks, and even properties that are not published anywhere (“off-market”).
I view them first, filter and select only what really fits your needs, saving you countless hours of searching and fruitless visits. On average, the number of properties you have to view is reduced by 70%.
At the same time, or even before starting the search, I help you find and lock in the best mortgage conditions. A difference of 0.5% in the interest rate can save you 20 or 30 thousand euros over the duration of a mortgage.
When we find something you love, I do a thorough research to give you all the information about the property and (if applicable) the community of owners, including a technical report done by our licensed architect. The goal in this phase is that you don’t go into the purchase blindly!
I also validate the purchase from the legal point of view so that you buy with peace of mind.
I help you in the presentation of the offer and the negotiation of the price and conditions with the sellers, detecting when a property is listed above its market value and therefore deeper discounts can be obtained.
I only represent you and only look out for your best interest in all negotiations, so I will negotiate to get you the lowest price.
I review and negotiate the terms of the deposit (“contrato de arras”) and the deeds.
I also include notarial arbitration, to give you greater legal guarantee.
I continue to help you before, during and after the signing of the deeds, for example by helping you change the contracts for utilities to your name.
Can the services be customized?
Before we start working together, we will determine what services you really need, and we will only charge for those.
Are you a lawyer or an architect? Then you probably don’t need the legal or technical validation – we will remove them from the package and reduce the fixed fee accordingly.
Do you want me to tender the renovations, or even supervise them? It can be included in the budget.
THE REAL ESTATE PERSONAL SHOPPER SERVICE IS LIKE A TAILOR-MADE SUIT.
Great, I'm interested, but how much does the service cost?
Having said that...
The fees for a complete package from the pre-assessment to the post-purchase procedures are usually around 8.000€ to 10.000€ + VAT for budgets up to one million euros, and up to 20.000€ for prime properties (since they are usually more complex searches in an even more opaque market).
There are several things you should know...
At Property Buyers we never charge a percentage on the purchase price. Why? Because we are not intermediaries or commission agents. We provide you with a service and charge a fixed fee for it. You will always know how much it will be and what your personalized service package includes before you sign.
These fees do not depend so much on your purchase budget as on the complexity of the search and the services included.
Global budget ...
Your global purchasing budget will be determined before starting the search.
This budget will have to include everything: the purchase price, taxes, our fees, and any possible renovations. We will make sure to find a property that fits your needs and where everything fits into this budget.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO INCREASE YOUR TOTAL BUDGET JUST BECAUSE YOU HIRED A REAL ESTATE PERSONAL SHOPPER.