Eight out of every 10 clients that approach us are from the UK and the numbers are rising.Mia Pearlman, Chestertons Affinity
Chestertons announce a new international associate in Marbella, Spain with estate agency Affinity Property Group as part of their international growth plans. The new office, situated in the exclusive Vasari Commercial in Puerto Banus, has been co-branded Chestertons Affinity.
Mia Pearlman, owner of Chestertons Affinity says: “Eight out of every 10 clients that approach us are from the UK and the numbers are rising. Due to the increasing demand, we were keen to find a UK based estate agency that stands for quality, and gives a personal level of service, just as much as we do. We are absolutely delighted about the agreement with Chestertons and are looking forward to a long-standing partnership.”
Robert Bartlett, CEO of Chestertons says: “We are now starting to see a returning confidence in the Spanish property market amongst British buyers, who are drawn back by the current competitive property prices and strong sterling to euro exchange rate. Our objective is to offer clients the best choice of properties and services in the region, and the addition of our Marbella office will further strengthen our network of offices in Spain, having already established successful offices in Sotogrande and Mallorca.”
Recent figures and announcements of new developments confirm that Marbella’s property market is heating up. Recovering faster than most parts of Spain, local real estate prices have increased by 4.9% over the first quarter of 2014, whereby 3-bedroom villas are outperforming any other property type at an average asking price of €1,250,000.
Other likely projects to further stimulate the market include the development of a new marina at La Bajadilla fishing port which Marbella Town Hall has now issued a final closing date for general plan approval. Further financial injections are expected - particularly from large-scale investors from the Middle East.
With 30 offices across London and a further 20 international branches spanning 11 countries and five continents, Chestertons is the residential property expert which combines expert local knowledge with a global reach.
Named UK Sales Agency of the Year 2014 and Best Large Lettings Agency 2013, Chestertons offers clients access to a full range of services including residential sales and lettings, property and block management, professional valuations, investment, leasehold services, residential development consultancy and property refurbishment and sourcing.