FAQ

We provide our clients with many important advantages. We don’t compete with estate agents, instead we are their valued counterparts. There are no restrictions on the agents, vendors and other contacts that we work with. This gives you, through us, access to a vast range of properties and because we are in constant contact with them, your search is driven by the very latest market intelligence and availability.

We will proactively search the market using our network of contacts to give you access to all properties that suit your requirements including those that are only available ‘off market’. In such a competitive market, professional advice is key to a quick and successful purchase.

The search is only the start of the Abode International service as we carry out extensive due diligence on the property, providing impartial advice on price and any other issues that might affect your future enjoyment.

 

What do buying agents do?

Buying agents differ from estate agents in that we act for the buyer alone. Our key objective is to find and secure a property that closely matches our clients’ preferences. We also aim to acquire property at the best available price, whereas of course, estate agents work in the best interests of the seller, namely to achieve the best price from the sale of the property.

 

I don’t have the time or resources to look for property myself, can you help me?

Yes, if your property requirements fall under our remit – The Costa del Sol  – we can help you find your ideal property. We start by discussing your property needs, but more importantly we spend time getting to know you, to fully understand you and your future plans. With this knowledge we can then identify and shortlist suitable properties.

 

 

How are you able to reduce the asking price?

We know the areas in which we work and the properties that fall within them, we know the true value of a property based on comparable evidence and market intelligence. If we don’t think the property is priced correctly, we’ll negotiate so that it is. Negotiation is one of our key strengths and we’ll never step down or falter. If we don’t think you’re getting a fair deal, we will advise you.

 

Where do you add value?

We look at every potential property, ensuring that pricing is right, that you’re getting value for money and that it meets your personal or investment objectives. We undertake comprehensive due diligence that protects your hard earned money. This way you know exactly what you’re buying without any unpleasant surprises further down the line.

We’ll also hold the deal together and troubleshoot where necessary, ensuring that you exchange within given time frames.

 

The client is not always right

It may go against the holy grail of customer service, but we stick to our principles when it comes to protecting our clients’ money and best interests. We have saved clients a lot of money and potentially years of headache by persuading them not to buy a property when we know it’s a bad investment.

 

How do buying agents differ from estate agents?

We work solely for the property buyer, searching for and acquiring their ideal property at the best terms available while overseeing the negotiation and conveyancing process. Estate agents act solely for the seller namely to get as much money as possible from the sale of the property.

 

Do you have access to properties marketed by all agents?

Yes. We have excellent relationships with the best agents in the business. We also have access to a database with over 20,000 properties for sale from all agents on the Costa del Sol