Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vendors Selling in Spain. Is your Property being noticed ?

Are you serious about selling your Spanish property
The first thing that draws a property seekers eye is the photograph. So make sure the picture is worthy
Many agents in Spain are bad photographers and many upmarket properties are too secluded to be able to take a very good eye catching picture. However if you are a buyer scanning building after building on the internet property portals the eye catching element of building after building soon gets lost and poor pictures of secluded homes get ignored. People looking to buy a house or apartment are drawn to a nicely maintained eye catching design, but just as important is the surrounding area. What does the house look onto or back onto. If you as a seller bought your house because of its location and paid for the privilege of the location then it is important to showcase the position of the property. If you can capture in one picture the house the location and the surrounding scene then it will draw the eye of the discerning property buyer. Here is an example of what can be achieved click here to see this Sotogrande Golf & Sea View Home In todays hard fought Spanish property market if you need to sell your property you have to be a step ahead of the competition. Its common sense that eye catching photographs are the key first stage of attracting purchasers. The importance is to initially draw people to the area after all there are hundreds of locations and communities along the Costa del Sol. If you are to market a property in a great location then you must capture in one picture the property and the essence of where the property sits.
People who are close to the sea with a sea view can now have a photograph of their home encompassing the surrounding area, beach, countryside,river, golf course or forest can be shown nearby. Now with new technology even a house surrounded by trees can be pictured with the golf course in view.
Tailor Made estate agents know that the right photograph on international property portal such as Rightmove Overseas will increase traffic to your featured property tenfold. Yes there maybe several agents showing a picture of your house and it shows up in search to a handful of people each day. The same people searching will be seeing 30 homes in 10 different locations within 10 miles of you. However if your house is say .5km from the 3rd best golf course in Spain and its is photographed with the same golf course behind it and the sea beyond, then those searching will say 'that's the style of house I love and look I can see that fantastic golf course very close by and the Mediterranean also very near'. Now that is an impact no one can argue with.
Many Estate Agents are old school and shy away from Technology. However they are nice guys you have known them a long time and maybe they even sold you the property years ago so despite their lack of ingenuity you have instructed them to sell your property anyway. Nothing wrong with that although when choosing more agents make sure the agency brings something new to the table beyond simply having a website and being based in your location. So how can Tailor Made estate agency provide you with a photograph or even a video that will encompass the home the grounds and the attractions surrounding the property. The answer is simple and summed up in this photograph
This is how we are showcasing vendors homes far better than our competitors.
This week we have arranged pictures for vendors in Marbella, Algeciras, San Roque golf, and San Pedro de Alcantara have also provided other agents out of our area with photographs for their own use.
If you want to improve your chances of selling then show off your property properly and we can organize some wonderful visuals.
More information please contact Tailor Made estate agents 0034 956 790 320 or email

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sotogrande Port video. El Puerto Sotogrande Espana

Puerto Sotogrande - Sotogrande Port Southern Spain
Find Tailor Made estate agents offices in Puerto Sotogrande 40 minutes west of Marbella . Nearest Airport Gibraltar
Come and live in this wonderful lifestyle location described as Spains Millionaire paradise
Take alook at the port and seafront no highrise and no congestion here. Also its a gated community and possibly Europes largest private residential estate.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Magnificent millionaire Golf Villa surrounded by Spains top 5 golf courses

Magnificent Villa surrounded by 7 golf courses. Location Southern Spain
Are you wanting to live and play golf in sunny Spain. This magnificent house has stunning views and is within 7 minutes drive of 7 golf courses. Five of these golf courses are considered to be Spains top 10.
This location is a short drive west of Marbella located 25 minutes from Gibraltar. This area is not congested or over developed and is probably the largest Private upmarket residential estate in Europe a location where wealthy expats enjoy life amongst very well heeled Spanish residents.
Golf clubs near this property include Club de golf Sotogrande Real, Valderrama, La Reserva, San Roque golf (2 courses), Alcaidesa and Club de golf La Canada. Finca Cortesin is approximately 15 minutes drive
For more information contact Francis Payne of Tailor Made estates agency Sotogrande Spain
Click on this link to see aerial video of the house location and proximity to Golf Course and Sea. You will agree the scenery is stunning.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Living and Loving golf in Spain

Well lets face it the sun does shine a lot
More and more couples are looking to take advantage of low cost air travel and play golf in Spain and Portugal with regular trips to their favorite locations. Our golf club see's its fair share of extremely good competitive golfers who have been coming and playing in Spain for many years and finally want to commit to more golf in their favorite location not to mention a wonderful championship course.
There have been so many people inquiring in the last 12 months that this year that the Golf Club have created a more user friendly International Membership to entice them to join the club and many are doing just that. I look back fondly at my golf days in Dorset getting up at 6.30am just to get a tee time and making sure I had my woolen beanie and the single fur lined glove just to keep your hands warm. Not any more, these days on this western fringe of the Costa del Golf if it looks like a few spits of rain we delay until tomorrow when we know that the sun will shine again. The new members under their 6 month membership come and go with the seasons and many take a month at a time before the draw of family takes them back to the Country of origin.
As people become familiar with the club and its members friendships are formed and people suddenly start to book their golf trips in line with club events when they know the rest of the gang are more likely to be there. Some great rivalries materialize and tournaments then provides some great social aspects including the 'after golf' when that couple of drinks on the terrace turns to a few more and a few more. What about when you return home to rain and wind can you forget what you have just left behind. Its hard with all this social media particularly if you are constantly reminded that life in the sun goes on
In Spain we are also seeing quite a few families with talented golf children who look to take a gap year after GCSE's or A levels so that they can practice golf with very little weather interruption. The whole family are often involved and once again find club golf life very enjoyable. So enjoyable that they start to look at the options to continue the golfing lifestyle once the gap year ends.
Club golf in the sun becomes very addictive. I love my coffee and bacon roll in the sun on the terrace pre-warmup followed by 18 holes on well manicured golf course wearing shorts. Our club always runs 2 roll up competitions per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fortnightly there is either the monthly medal or the club Ranking competition, throw in a main club event maybe once a month and there is plenty of competitive golf to play. I should also mention the inter-club events as we play all over the coast.
For myself I have not retired yet and need to work. Having said that estate agents in Spain are not the busiest of people in these economic times but we do work very flexible hours so taking a morning off for golf in the week is always a possibility and maybe knocking off at 3pm for some social golf. Very often we like to play the course with a client who maybe seeking a golf front villa or apartment. No point trying to sell an apartment until the client decides the course is good enough.
In our area we have 7 courses all within 7 minutes drive of each other and once you get involved with golf locally you will meet members from other local clubs who will sign you in to play their course at a fraction of the wrack rate. Of the 7 courses 5 are in Spains top 10 so we are very spoilt for choice here. These include Valderrama, La Resrva, Real Club Sotogrande, San Roque New Course & San Roque Old course. Other local courses include Almenara's 27 holes, Alcaidesa beachfront course and La Canada golf. The wonderful Finca Cortesin is within 15 minutes drive.
This morning I met a client at the golf club and whilst there introduced him to a number of members some who had just arrived back in Spain and a few that were departing having spent most of the summer here. These people were all members who had taken the 6 month option but some were already looking to maybe upgrade their membership to full time and spend more time here than back in their country of origin.
My golf club is the San Roque golf club and whilst the majority of members are Brits and Irish there is also a great mix of other Europeans and a few Spanish. The atmosphere is always friendly and very few play and dash off immediately as there is always a drink while waiting the results of the match.
I am happy to chat to anyone thinking about Spain Golf and the logistics of a second home in the sun. One thing I do know if you make the commitment you will not regret it and I still say 10 years on that moving here was the best decision I have ever made.
Isnt it time you discovered the stunning western fringe of the Costa del Sol
article by Francis Payne
Tailor Made estate agents of Sotogrande
Golf in Sotogrande Southern Spain

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I am a Brit in Spain should I be worried about Brexit

Brexit what does it mean for Brits in Spain
As an estate agent working in Spain its a question that I am regularly asked as people try and decide what will happen to them when UK does exit the EU. On a vist to Sotogrande's KE bar recently a friend introduced me to Spanish politician from Malaga. I took the opportunity to raise the subject of Brits in Spain. His response was that there would be no problems for those that already owned property here as long as they conformed with Spanish obligations. The suggestion was that if you are living here then you must make sure that you apply for residency now and get your status in order before Brexit. For those that have second homes here and come for holidays nothing much will change, after all, he points out English people bought holiday homes here without any issues long before they joined the EU.
The other interesting piece of advice was his view on those thinking of purchasing here in Spain, he indicated that people thinking about buying should do so sooner rather than later because the process for buying as a none EU resident was complex with buyers ending up with heavy legal bill by lawyers sorting out the red tape involved in obtaining a golden visa.
Prices are still low in Spain particular when you consider values in a wealth haven such as Sotogrande where waterside apartments can be bought for around 400.000,00 euros or Golf front home for 350.000,00. Biggest issue for agents is that very few can afford to keep property vacant for long and it results in most owners abandoning the idea of a sale and renting out the property long term. This in turn has left a shortage of long term rentals in the area as people are reticent to move with very little choice of rentals.
So Brexit for Brits abroad as far as Spain is concerned means getting your house in order. Living here already then apply for the residencia. If you do not want to then be prepared for scrutiny by the authorities once Exit starts to kick in.
For those that have been dreaming about a home in the sun and retiring to Spain then now is the time to find a property buy now with prices still low and whilst you are a member of the EU. To delay could end up becoming a frustrating and costly process and as an agent i have seen many a sale collapse because none EU people who want to buy are still trying to sort out a Golden Visa 9 months after getting an offer accepted.
Lets face it for those of us who know Spain is a wonderful place to live or have a second home and since the British referendum its been the Belgium French Dutch German and Scandinavians who have been the prevalent buyers all looking for that superb sunshine and lifestyle. Contact us on 0034 956 790 320

Monday, September 5, 2016

amusant Golf famille et la retraite, vous trouverez le mode de vie sur la Costa del Sol frange ouest de l'Espagne

Comme un agent travaillant à Sotogrande Je trouve merveilleux de voir les grands-parents qui se déplacent dans la zone de la planification d'une vie au soleil et prévoyant la famille élargie pour profiter de la vie. Récemment, un client a vendu leur Waterside appartement penthouse simplement pour acheter une villa avec jardin pour que les petits-enfants pourraient venir profiter de la situation avec eux.
Il semble que Joseph & Tanya Kettle réalisé peu de temps après en mouvement ici qu'il était plus facile pour eux de voler la famille ici pour Sotogrande et passer du temps en plein air sous le soleil amusant au lieu de voyager vers Royaume-Uni et le temps coincé à l'intérieur en regardant la pluie passant souvent.
Sa belle que depuis maintenant ils ont acheté la villa ils voient plus de la famille que jamais auparavant. Où une fois qu'il a été la visite étrange pour leur maison dans le Surrey pour un week-end souvent annulé en raison des modes de vie sociaux occupés, maintenant la famille planifie ses voyages annuels pour passer du temps à Pâques, Noël et bien sûr l'été. Les petits-enfants adolescents aiment Sotogrande avoir fait de nouveaux amis l'année dernière. Josephs fils se faufile aussi sur son propre pendant plusieurs longs week-ends pour jouer au golf avec son père et ses pères golf freinds à son club de golf.
«Acheter la Villa a été le meilleur coup que nous ayons jamais fait», dit Joseph. «Nous avions commencé à penser que notre famille allait dans des directions différentes et nous avons été les voir de moins en moins. Maintenant, ici en Espagne, nous mangeons jouer et rire ensemble et je crois que nous sommes tous beaucoup plus proche en raison du mouvement. Son meilleur départ à la retraite nous aurions pu souhaiter.
Si vous cherchez une maison de famille et votre amateur de golf, puis cette belle maison est sur le terrain de golf Almenara et à quelques minutes en voiture à l'école Sotogrande International. La propriété est une très grande villa de luxe avec une vue magnifique sur Sotogrande. La route est appelé Formentera où 2 joueurs de football internationaux ont de vacances. Pour plus d'informations sur cette belle villa cliquer sur ce lien Luxury Golf Villa Sotogrande Sotogrande est le plus grand domaine résidentiel privé en Europe considéré comme le meilleur endroit en Espagne pour le golf, le tennis, le polo et les sports équestres
More information Contact Francis Payne