2019 As a whole, had a few ups and downs within the local property market. Some months were stronger than others, but there were still plenty of buyers that purchased their own slice of our Heaven. However according to Notarial statistics of the Valencian community, property sales were down 10% during the last quarter of 2019, due to Brexit.
The average price per square meter in Spain is registered at €1,886 with €1,401 within the Valencian community. Murcia region is at €1,158 and Madrid is €2,940 to name just a few.
Can you guess the nationality of the number one buyer in 2019? The British! Bet you didn’t see that one coming! Well it’s true. Even with the impending “Brexit,” British buyers are definitely still interested in our part of Spain the most. And why not?
Paperwork may change in 2020, but the sun, the beaches and the healthy lifestyle will not!
If you’re thinking of selling your home and not sure where to start? Here’s a quick checklist for preparing your home for sale.
1. Are your papers in order? Make sure you have all of your paperwork ready. You’ll need your Title Deeds (Escritura De Compraventa) or at least a copy, your N.I.E. certificate, Passport for identification, a copy of your utility bills, and 2 Certificates (E.P.C. and Habitation).
2. Can you see your house from the road? If your bougainvillea is so overgrown, you can’t even see your front door, now is the ideal time to give it the “short back and sides” look! Potential buyers like to see an inviting front entrance into the home. It shows them you haven’t neglected the property.
3. Does your doorbell work? The amount of times I have stood outside a property, ringing the doorbell, with buyers by my side… waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the homeowner to let us in, when eventually they come to the door and say “oh sorry to keep you waiting, my bell doesn’t work!” This is an easy and quick fix! But most importantly, if it works, it proves you look after everything in the home.
4. Keep your home tidy! Again, this is a quick fix and easy to do. Make your beds every day, and make sure there’s no washing up in your sink! The easiest is to wash up as you use, and don’t let it pile up. More importantly is the bathroom. Keep the toilet seat and lid closed! Easy to do! Don’t ask why, just do it! No buyer wants or needs to look inside your toilet!
If you’re ready to sell your property, then start 2020 off the right way, and claim your free copy of a full list of documents that will be required, head to www.SellingInSpain.com for details.
Whether you’re buying or selling, make sure 2020 is your best year yet!