Whether you’re looking to sell or simply to enjoy the quieter months, the beginning of 2018 will be an exciting time for all in the Algarve. We give our top tips if you are thinking of selling this season, and take a look at what’s on in the area for those staying put.
Selling In 2018
Luxury real estate in the Algarve is booming, and the trend looks set to continue for this coming year. With demand outstripping supply, now is a great time to sell. The winter market tends to be a little less busy, meaning that buyers have fewer choices and are often specifically looking to purchase.
Even so, it still doesn’t hurt to give your property a quick freshen up. We’ve put together our suggestions for a quick and easy sale:
1. Hiring an Agent. An experienced agent will help you present the property well on paper, set a realistic price that maximises value within the current market, and take care of the logistics. Luckily, the winter season tends to be quieter for these professionals, so you should have your pick of the experts. At One Select Properties, our professionals have over thirty years of experience in luxury property in the Algarve and, situated on-site in this idyllic corner of Portugal, we are perfectly placed to help.
2. Good Photography. A picture speaks 1000 words. Good photography is an easy way to get potential buyers to visit the property in person. The best option is to hire a professional photographer, but, if you do it yourself, be sure to photograph the rooms in natural light and from several angles, including using a wide lens.
At One Select Properties this is included in our commission fee. We work with talented interior and exterior photographers, who know how to work with clients to best present the property. Videography has also been added to our portfolio enhancement scheme, offering buyers a luxury level experience whilst veiweing your property online.
3. Style to sell. Once a buyer arrives, you want to convince them that this is the perfect Algarve property for them. Style the rooms but keep it neutral. Allow the buyer to imagine living in the space with their own furniture and accessories.
4. Finish simple repairs. Perhaps you need a fresh coat of paint, or cosmetic repairs. Get these done and present buyers with a finished product, not a project.
5.Highlight special features. A garden with an incredible view, beautiful original features, or an expansive outdoor living space can all tick the boxes for buyers looking for the perfect villa in the Algarve. Let buyers see the potential of the space without wondering how hard it will be to maintain. Trim back any unwieldy bushes or trees and add colourful garden accessories to make up for a lack of off-season foliage. Or call in a gardener to really make an impact.
2018 In The Algarve
Of course, if you are planning on enjoying your exclusive Algarve property yourself this year, there is plenty to keep you occupied over the next few months.
From March to May, Vasco Célio showcases his cultural exploration of historical events in the exhibition 'Torches' at São Brás de Alportel Municipal Gallery (29 March - 6 May).
Local food and drink takes centre stage at the end of April in Tavira at Gastronomy of the Sea, while summer visitors can enjoy more local epicurean delights at the Feira da Terra local market (first Saturday of each month between June - October).
If you’d like to explore the nature and scenery of the Algarve, stop by during one of the Spring Nature Weeks, when there are offers on outdoor activities such as marine animal watching, cycle trails, horse riding and more (13-22 April), or look forward to visiting the birdwatching festival in Sagres in October.
Sports fans can go to the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, the longest 18-hole golf course in the country, or delve into the fast-paced world of rally driving during the Rally de Portugal, which finishes in the Algarve (17-20 May).
Whatever you get up to this year, One Select Properties is here to help you make the most of your time in the Algarve. We are experts in luxury property for people wanting to buy, sell or visit this beautiful area. Our passion for and knowledge of the Algarve guarantees you a personal service by professionals committed to you and your property.
Please do get in touch if you are looking to sell, or to invest.