Investment properties portfolio
When choosing a property advisor, it’s vital that their investment properties portfolio align with your desires and requirements, both in terms of real estate characteristics, location and price. If their business mission is “what you see is what you get” instead of “we are dedicated to finding exactly what you’re looking for, even outside our listings”, it might be worthwhile to continue the search until you find a property advisor who is attuned to your vision and ready to go the extra mile. Be sure to inquire about their most recent investments in real estate, what transactions were recently closed or what they are currently working on and for whom. Having an idea of the property advisor’s client base will not only help you understand if you’re a good fit for them, it will also give you great insight regarding their work philosophy.
Commissions and other charges
The real estate market is expensive, and when you factor in high-demand investment properties in another country, on another continent, well expensive can quickly become even more expensive. This means that understanding, immediately and upfront, the property advisor’s commissions and extra charges, is fundamental to establishing a strong and trustworthy business partnership from the get go and avoiding any unpleasant surprises along the way. Please note that all sales commissions are paid for by the seller of a property and not the buyer. The buyer’s brokers and the seller’s brokers often split their commission which is paid for by the seller. As with all business investments, it’s important to weigh all the pros and cons, because sometimes, a higher commission brings with it a superior service. Be sure to clarify what is included and what is not.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding property advisory, how our business operates, what services we have to offer and how we can tailor our expertise to your specific requirements, please feel free to contact us – we’re happy to help.