This year the event took place at the NEC in Birmingham, a great location where CSFProperty.com had clients visit from as far away as Ireland. The event drew a large crowd of people looking for their dream home. There were many exhibitors besides CSF with properties ranging from as little as £20,000 to well over £1 million.
Chris White from CSF said “The show has given CSF Property a great chance to meet up with over 500 clients some new but some that we have spoken with in the past but have never had the chance to meet face-to-face, the feeling from the client was that of a new fresh look at the Algarve. Now the prices have settled most of the clients seemed to be searching for a property in the central Algarve and want to take advantage of the booming rental market”.
At the show CSFProperty.com gave property hunters the chance to book and come over to view properties using the same format as the A Place in the Sun property show, the clients fly over on the Thursday until Sunday taking part in a 4 viewing bonanza with CSF Property offering a full service. The company can even book the flights provide a pick up from the airport and book them in to a nice hotel. Buying a property abroad can be difficult if you are not familiar with the processes involved CSF also provides independent mortgage broker, tax adviser and legal services making the whole deal as quick easy as possible.
In the event of the clients wishing to make a purchase while they are in Portugal CSF Property can help with the negotiations and have managed to tie up some very attractive deals very quickly in the past. Chris White from CSF said “Only last week we had a client that liked a property in Lagos that was on the market for 295,000 euros and CSF Property secured it for 220,000 euros with a cash buyer!” Partner, Chris White went on to say “The best way to get an offer accepted is to be a cash buyer or have a mortgage pre-approved and be prepared to move quickly if you find the right property, the Algarve is a buyers market more so in the new developments as the builders want to move on their old stock and buy land (commonly known as land banking).”
So the A Place in the Sun exhibition was a huge success with many people in the market to buy abroad and bag a bargain of a life time. Even with the current economic conditions there are always winners. If you can afford to invest for the long term or are wanting to emigrate with your family or maybe find a dream home to enjoy your retirement Portugal has plenty of motivated sellers and attractive properties for sale.