"Motivated buyers", "distressed properties"… these terms conjure up images of people who'll do anything to sell! Of course this isn't the case for the majority of property owners, whose reasons are more everyday: personal circumstances, because a property abroad is an indulgence they've chosen to forgo in these times… or just that they want to move somewhere else.
It's sensible to be realistic
However the truth is that the reluctance of many vendors to drop their prices in today's climate is what's causing their properties to languish on unread lists and fade in estate agents' windows, often for years.
These owners dream of getting the same "top of the market" prices that some lucky vendors achieved way back when demand heavily outstripped supply and before the global downturn changed everything… and unfortunately most just keep on dreaming.
If you're ready to price well, we can help
The good news is that there is a lot more interest this year and it is now possible to sell property again, but on the understanding that this is a new climate. Investors are shrewder and simply won't buy anything they don't feel represents true value in today's marketplace.
As long as you accept that selling your property in any reasonable timeframe means you'll have to do so at today's reduced rate, we have the marketing muscle and buyers to help you. Please get in touch to find out more and to get your property on the market with Altavista.