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International and Local Press
Consistently out-promoting and outperforming our competitors is second nature to us. We spread our net wider and further than any other agent by far, with our high profile press campaigns targeting buyers from here, there… and most everywhere.
OK, so our own website is the most informative, professional and largest of its kind, but you’ll also see us on more European property portals than any other agent, including Rightmove, Place in the Sun, Idealista and Fotocasa.
We email property updates to our own database of thousands of international subscribers every week, while our buyers – who’ve already registered their specific requirements with us – receive instant property alerts, whenever a new listing matches their personal criteria.
Our Agent Network
We spend a lot of our time networking to ensure your property is driven by up-to-the-minute market intelligence.
We pride ourselves on our network of agents both here and abroad, and because of this we can instantly promote your property and make sure it gets the best exposure possible.
If you want your property to stand out from the crowd, never forget that ‘a photo is worth 1,000 words’! That’s why, thanks to our own professional photography, your property will look its very best… and that speak volumes!
There are basically five expenses when selling your property.
- Capital gains tax,
- Plusvalía tax
- Energy efficiency certificate.
- Electrical bulletin
- Solicitors/lawyers fees
Capital Gains Tax @ 19%: of your net profit. (for non residents)
(Residents of Spain will pay tax on their worldwide assets)
The net profit is basically obtained by calculating the difference between the purchase price (or inheritance) and the sale price.
You can claim various costs against your Capital Gains Tax
Lawyers fees or Solicitors fees
Estate agent fees
(If you ever do building work on the property once you own it, keep copies of all licenses and invoices. You may be able to offset these expenses against capital gains when you sell, and so reduce your Spanish capital gains tax on property sales. (You must have receipts that are made out to the owner of the property)
Income Tax Provision (Retención) (3% non-residents only)
On the day that you complete on the sale there will be a charged of 3% tax retencion on the full amount of the declared sale price in the event the vendor (the seller) is a “ Non Resident “ in Spain,
The plusvalía tax is based on the increase in the value of your land only, from the date you bought it to the date you sell it and it is calculated by your local Town Hall, the factors determining its amount will vary from one Town Hall to another but this usually amounts to just a few hundred Euros.
For help and advice on tax information please visit… www.ebfconsulting.com/
Certificate of Energy Performance.
This has been compulsory in Spain since 2013, this is something you need to arrange when you put your property on the market. You cannot sell your property without this Certificate. It can cost between 80 and 350 Euros depending on the size of the property. You can ask your property agent to organise this for you.
The property must be handed over with the actual “ bulletin” of electrics to prove the installation conforms to actual legislation and can be changed over to new owners. If the installation is older then 20 years a new bulletin will be required.
These are cost that are charged by your own solicitor or lawyer.
Foreign residents who are aged 65 and over:
If you have lived in the property as your main home for three years or more, and you are over 65 years of age when you sell it, then you are exempt from capital gains tax. If you intend to go back to your home country you pay 3% tax on the full declared price on completion and then in your next years tax declaration you can claim this money back from the tax office.