Let Your Estate Agent In Spain Help You

As someone who has worked overseas in a Javea Estate agent’s, I know there are a number of things that an agent may be called upon to assist UK clients with, that would not be necessary in the UK. However, when abroad you have buyers who often do not know the local language, may be unfamiliar with the area, and are dealing with a sometimes complicated legal system. It is natural they turn to their agent looking for help, even for matters outside the buying process.

Your agent will be able to advise you on sat TV installation

Buyers typically need to have information about travel, local amenities including schools, rules regarding renting a property out, and help with local townhall taxes. If you buy a property in Spain and need help with any of the previous mention subjects, your real estate agent is probably the best person to ask.

Below are some of the more common questions we got asked outside the regular property for sale in Javea buying process – and topics your estate agent will be able to help you with in your particular area if you’re new to Spain.

Home insurance

Even if our clients did not question us about home insurance, it is a topic we often brought up because many foreign buyers leave their properties vacant at certain times of the year, and sometimes for a long period. It’s very important to make sure you have the right cover for your Spanish property, and if you plan on letting it out, you must make sure you are covered to rent.

Satellite TV and Internet

Make sure you find out if your property already has Internet connections or installation for satellite TV before purchasing. You should not take it for granted that the property is sold with these features because very often this will not be the case. Your estate agent will be able to advise you on the best deals regarding TV and broadband.

Change the locks

While not imperative, it is a very good idea to change the locks when you buy a property in Javea, or anywhere else for that matter, that has been on the market. One never knows exactly how many sets of keys have been handed to agents, etc, or if the property was previously rented out and ex-tenants may still have keys. Your agent will be able to advise you and recommend a locksmith. You might also want to consider a security alarm if you plan on being away for long periods.

Air conditioning installation

If you viewed your property off-season, you may not be aware of how hot it can get in the summertime, and if your new home does not have air conditioning installed, it is something you will be wanting to look into. Again, ask your estate agent to recommend a company for air conditioning installation or any other home improvements you might have in mind.

Yachting For Those Who Want to Break Free of Life’s Treadmill

Whether you are contemplating on yachting to get away from it for just a few days or a more long-term plan; sailing is one of the best ways to escape the daily grind of modern living. You get a chance to see things you wouldn’t normally see and do things you wouldn’t normally do. If you are still very much on the fence about yachting, take a look at some of the great ways it can benefit and improve your life.

Learn A New Skill

When you take the helm of your own boat, you will experience pride and achievement that only comes from learning how to sail on the open seas. There is nothing else in this world like taking charge of a boat, regardless of whether it’s a massive yacht or a small compact one, captaining a boat is still something to be proud of.

Experience New and Exciting Endeavours

Regardless of how many times you intend of sailing or have already been sailing, you will never have the very same experience twice. Each and every journey is its own self-contained adventure with new and unexplored places and people to see and meet. Even if you retread your own watery steps, you are still unlikely to have a similar experience than the last time because of how changeable the weather, the islands and the oceans and seas themselves can be.

The World Is Your Oyster. Literally

The kind of experience you have on a yacht is dependant on where you choose to venture. So the location, location, location is important. One of the distinct advantages yachting and sailing has over other transportation is that you have the ability to visit numerous locations in one single adventure. Choosing to take a yacht along the Med to Cyprus and Greece or yachting holidays in the Caribbean opens up to you a whole host of interesting places.

Can Enjoy It With Great Company

One problem many people have with other kinds of holiday is organising it so that all their friends and family can be there at the same time. When you are in charge of your own boat, however, whether you bought it or are merely renting it, is that you can invite (within reason and taking capacity into consideration) as many of your close family and friends as you like.

What’s more, because you will be on the deep blue water roads of the world, although there may be other boats in the vicinity, you will feel more secluded as you enjoy making memories with your family and friends without other holidaymakers, locals and tourists interfering or crowding you.

Or Enjoy The Silence

On the other hand, you could choose to take a yacht trip on your own because you want to escape everyone, including and especially your friends and relatives. Having time alone, with just you and the sound of the sea life, birds and waters themselves as you drift along can be great for recharging those batteries of yours that have been fried by life’s stresses and strains.