Why use OLG?
Who are the Overseas Living Group Marbella?
The Overseas Living Group directors all live and own property in Marbella. This
allows them access to properties for sale that may not be listed on this or any
other Spanish property site. If your looking for a bargain villa or apartment in
Marbella for sale, let us search for your dream property using our FREE
property finding service. We can source top quality investment
property Marbella for sale including villas, apartments and penthouses in
Marbella and surrounding areas of Costa Del Sol.
If your looking to market
your property in Marbella Costa Del Sol contact us today: The number one
property site for Marbella property sales.
The Overseas Living Group is an independent advisory service based in Marbella,
Spain. Our aim is to give good, honest, independent advice on all aspects of
buying a property in Spain.
This web site offers a small selection of
luxury properties available in the Marbella area. Please use the search facility
to find properties that match your requirements. Alternatively, if you can not
find something that is “just right,” let us help you, via our Costa Del Sol
Property Finding Service.
Marbella and surrounding area Property Finding Service
Finding the right property at the best of times can be a time consuming and
frustrating business. At the luxury end of the market, where the buyer’s
requirements are quite rightly more specific, this is even truer. Add in the
fact that you are looking in a foreign country, with a foreign language and
thousands of miles from home, and the service of a good property finder becomes
The “Property Finding” service is a popular and proven way of
finding a property in many countries around the world and The Overseas Living
Group are proud to bring the concept to Spain.
Some frequently asked questions
Why would I use The Property Finding service?
There are a number of
reasons. Firstly it’s worth understanding how the estate Agency business in
To start with, one of the biggest differences between Spain, the
UK and Ireland is, that in Spain, it is almost unheard of to sell a property on
a “sole agency” basis. In fact most sellers put their property with several
different agents. This leads to the same property appearing on numerous web
sites often at different prices due either because the seller has asked for the
property to be advertised at different prices or because of the huge differences
in Commission that different agents charge. A good property finder will know a
properties best price and which agent is selling a particular property with a
sensible commission rate.
Another difference is that agents share properties
with other agents. They do this by joining one of a number of property listing
organisations. These are usually internet based companies who allow an agent to
upload their properties onto a web site or property portal. Each member agent
then has access to all these properties.
Now, the problem with this, is that
you may end up dealing with an agent who has little knowledge of the properties
that you are interested in, or even, little knowledge of your preferred area. It
may be an agent that opened his business yesterday, joined a listing
organisation and today appears to have thousands of properties.
This type of
agent will be far more interested in selling one of the few properties that they
have on their books because then, they do not have to share the commission with
another agent. A good property finder will be able to source a property that
matches your requirements regardless of which agent has been instructed.
In short, it is very difficult to get good, impartial advice from an
estate agent whereas that is exactly what you get with a good property finder.
How does it work with The Overseas Living Group?
1. We will discuss your requirements and get a clear understanding of your
criteria. By that we mean, not just the basics like number of bedrooms, with or
without pool etc., but a full understanding of what style of property you like,
what type of area you want and all the emotional and small details that go into
such a big decision.
2. We will discuss the buying process with you to
make sure you fully understand all the costs involved.
3. With our
intimate knowledge of the Marbella and Costa Del Sol local market we will select
a number of properties that we think will match your requirements. We will
usually send you details of these properties and discuss them with you in order
to refine our understanding of what you want. Our aim at this stage is to have a
selection of suitable properties for you to view when you come over to Spain.
4. When you are ready to come to Spain and view properties we will spend as
much or as little time with you as you want. We will collect you from the
airport, your hotel or any preferred location and we will escort you to as many
properties as you feel you want to see.
5. If you see a property on any
web site or any publication and you think it may be of interest, we will visit
that property on your behalf and check that it does match your requirements.
6. When you find a suitable property we will help negotiate the best price
and terms. You are our customer and we will act in your interests (the estate
agent’s customer is the seller). We will help you all the way through to
completion and beyond, introducing you to independent lawyers, mortgage
companies, furniture suppliers and currency exchange Companies if required.
The Overseas Living Group Marbella Spain
OLG is run by three, very “hands on” directors all of whom are based permanently
in the Marbella area. We pride ourselves on being honest and professional in
everything we do.
We have offices in Spain and the UK and we publish the
details of these on our web site together with full contact details, profiles
and photographs of the Directors. When you look at other web sites take a moment
to see who is behind the Company that you are considering dealing with. Are they
based in Spain? Who is behind the Company?
Why are The Overseas Living Group more likely to find the right property
1. We have an intimate knowledge of the local market. We live in the Marbella
area and know what is going on week by week.
2. We have access to
practically every property that is for sale on the Coast. We have access to all
the major property listing companies (not just one, like most estate agents). We
deal with most estate agents including, very importantly, small, local,
independent agents who you may never come across particularly if you are
searching via the internet. They are often the agents who have the best
properties at the best prices. We also have relationships with Banks and auction
houses who may be selling repossessions.
Our strong relationships often mean
we know of available properties before they come to the market.
How much does this service cost?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. In fact almost always, we will save you
money by finding your property via an agent charging a realistic commission and
by helping you negotiate the lowest possible price for the property.
How does The Overseas Living Group earn money from finding me a property?
We receive a payment from the estate agent, bank or auction house that has
listed the property.
Clearly we want you to buy a property - but then so do
you. The point is, we are not tied to any particular agent, we do not act on
behalf of the seller and we really have no motive to recommend you any
particular property or area other that what suits YOU. We are completely
free to recommend something that is best for you.
So, in summary, what we aim to do is:-
• Take the leg work and stress out of finding a property.
• Ensure we are
one of the first to obtain relevant properties as they come onto the market.
• Save you wasted time and costly journeys looking for property for sale in
Marbella and Costa Del Sol.
• Save endless frustrating telephone
calls/e-mails to a multitude of estate agents.
• Ensure you only receive
property details that are relevant to your requirements.
• Offer a seven day
a week service.
• Provide a friendly, informative and professional approach
to the business of acquiring your new property.
• Give you peace of mind,
knowing you have someone in situ with local knowledge and working on your