Real estate agents in Malta make their money selling property in Malta.
Malta’s real estate market is quite a different one compared to other countries. The difference is simple. In 70% of countries around the world, estate agents work solely on representing exclusive listings. This means that the properties that they have on their books can only be sold by their company. However, 90% of properties in Malta and Gozo are available on an open agency which means that the properties homes that are for sale or rent are likely to be represented by more than one real estate agent in Malta.
This means that a real estate agent in Malta has to be sharper and quicker to show you the best properties available before any other agent gets to the punch first. It may sound cut throat; however, you can avoid the pitfalls of buying real estate for the first time by just choosing a reputable real estate agent in Malta. Hence, a reliable real estate agent with RE/MAX can simplify the process of buying property for sale in Malta, even if you are a second-time buyer.
By doing this you will be avoiding estate agents showing you properties that do not fit to your requirements, putting extra pressure on you to make a decision and wasting your time just to mention a few. The more reputable real estate agents have a code of ethics, a larger database of properties and are trained to be professional and make an honest living. If you choose many estate agents to deal with your request you are more likely to be taken to the same properties more than once and you will simply be complicating your life.
Getting the best out of your real estate to buy your dream home in Malta involves the following steps:
You might be thinking right now that the above is practically doing the work for the agent, or if you have a lesser opinion of estate agents – I really don’t want to know what you’re thinking. LOL. (Laugh out loud).
The truth is that – just like in any business relationship – there has to be two-way communication to make it successful. A real estate agent cannot just imagine your perfect property in Malta and you can’t assume that he knows what you want to buy without explaining it in detail. The rest can be left for your Malta real estate agent to show you the right properties and work hard for your trust so that he eventually does find your perfect home.
To view part 1 and part 2 of this series go to a guide on buying property in Malta as a foreigner.