Nerja Center Estate Agents have been operating in this idyllic sunny location for over twenty years. Our solid reputation in the community is founded on the 3 most important pillars of any successful business: Friendly service, Professional service, After sales service. As a foreign owned organization we fully understand the buyers concerns when buying or renting a property in another country. All staff members are fluent in Spanish and have a first hand knowledge of how the system works in Spain. Persuasive discretion, dedication, humour and team spirit are the hallmarks of our success.
Nerja is a 30 minute drive from the Malaga Airport on the Costal del Sol on the Mediterranean. It has a fixed population of 21,000. As a backdrop to the sea it has the impressive Almijara Mountains which guarantee it a year round sub-tropical climate. Nerja’s main industry is tourism and as such offers its guests a pollution-free location where clean air, tranquillity and a laid back sunny southern Spanish atmosphere is the order of the day. Nerja is famous for its caves which has the tallest stalactites in the world, as listed in the Guiness Book of Records. Also in all Spanish speaking countries Nerja is famous for the setting of the television series Verano Azul.
At a time when real estate agents are closing up Nerja Center Estate Agents remains firmly on its feet, strong and committed to future growth. That is so because Nerja Center Estate Agents is owned and operated by Raymond E. Caron, a Canadian with wide scope of business experience in many fields, who has weathered other economic downturns before. He first came to Spain in 1976 and saw immediately that it was a country with great economic growth potential, with the added benefit of having the best in climate in Europe and a quality of life unequalled anywhere in the world. More than 30 years later time has proven his initial good feeling about Spain to be right. As a foreigner running a business in a foreign country he fully understands the concerns of newcomers to the market and as such his company offers a complete A to Z worry-free service to all his clients.
Spain like most other countries in the world is in an economic recession. That means opportunities to first time buyers and for existing property owners who want to own more properties. In exceptional cases there have been great bargains when the buyer happened upon a vendor who had to sell at all costs. But generally speaking there is and will continue to be resistance to selling at bargain prices. To be sure the market has corrected itself about 10-12% but it is accepted in the trade that when the banks start lending out money again to meet the demand of borrowers the prices will stabilize.
The short answer to the plight of today’s real estate market is that there is no ‘magic bullet’ that will solve the existing market problems. For the vendor the gamut runs from possibility of repossessions, negative equity and to holding on tight and still be alive when the market hits bottom. For the buyer the gamut runs from having to wait for credit to be available again and for the cash buyer to pay as little as possible for the property. It is all a balancing act out which a smart buyer and smart vendor will consult long established and well informed estate agent who will prepare him for all possible eventualities so that together they can make the right decision to get the most value for money. There is no better place to start than with Center Estate Agents in Nerja.
Raymond E. Caron