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Property Sales Viewing Appointments from Monday 11th May.

Updated: May 9, 2020

As #Spain continues to progress through its phases of de-escalation, we are delighted to announce that real estate agencies will be allowed to re-open our doors to clients and hold viewings by appointment from Monday 11th May 2020.

Clients viewing a house for sale
Safe social distancing will be the new normal for a little while

The restrictions enforced by the unexpected pandemic that is C-19/Covid-19/Coronavirus have been far-reaching through every business sector, in virtually every country around the world. It's fair to say that that almost everyone's life has changed enormously in a very short space of time and that the standard procedures and etiquette of all generations have had to be put to one side, temporarily at least, as we overcome this pandemic. Going forward, we must all play our part in the 'new normal' and be respectful of the situation, of other people and of the law.

Spain has started its Four Phases of de-escalation and, from Monday 11th May 2020, real estate agents can hold viewings by appointment. We at APEX Marbella Property have been very fortunate in receiving very many client enquiries by email and telephone during the period of heavy restrictions of working from home and we now have a backlog of clients waiting to view properties as soon as possible. We have been busy scheduling appointments for clients in chronological order of their making contact, so as to offer a fair way through the limited vacant properties that are available.

Of course, we all have to live somewhere, and most of us would rather see the property we will call 'home' before agreeing a tenancy or purchase contract. We at APEX Marbella Property have long been enhancing the procedure of property presentation by adding as much as possible to the industry standard of a few photos and a short description.

For some time now, we have been sharing video tours on our YouTube channel to show everything inside, outside and around the properties we have available, so as to give our clients the clearest impression of the dwelling and its surroundings.

We have also been showcasing some of our favourite properties for sale on our Instagram account and this is proving to be a very popular way of connecting with clients in 2020.

The more 'traditional' methods of presentation remain: we still have window cards in the office windows, we still print hard-copy window cards for clients calling by if they want them, not everyone has to be tech-savvy and be online to find a new place to live. However, ultimately, all our social media accounts and all our properties are sourced from our website and so this is likely somewhere clients already know of, or may want to visit if you are reading this first.

The Costa del Sol has always been, and will always be, a very special place for very many people. Following on from the many previous eras throughout recent history, the Costa del Sol has always led the way by being amongst the first places in Spain, or even in Europe to recover, to bounce back, to be of the first destination magnets that attracts people in from all over the world.

It remains to be seen how swiftly the world evolves and recovers from the situation we are currently living through, but it seems clear to us from the current level of demand for real estate, from clients living locally and internationally, that this chapter has not slowed the appeal or enthusiasm of living on this glorious coast. If anything, it has accelerated and many of our international clients are telling us that they 'will be on the first flight to Malaga' when travel restrictions are eased. We and the rest of the Costa del Sol are looking forward to welcoming them, whenever that time may come.

Sunny sandy beach and sea
Sun, sea and sand are powerful magnets to many

In the meantime, we will be starting slowly and surely from Monday. We will be adhering to the rules in full: appointments only, no handshakes, no cheek kissing, travelling to the property in separate cars only, no passengers, staying 2 metres apart, wearing masks, wearing gloves, regular hand-washing, trying everything possible to move forward through this situation as risk-free as possible for everybody.

That being said, we will also be ourselves and do the work we are expected to do. We love what we do and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for the properties we have available. We are normal people, far from the heroes of the front line hospitals and intensive care units. We are here to show villas, townhouses and apartments for sale and rent, all working as usual despite the masks and gloves.

So, if you are searching for a place in the sun, a permanent home or a second home on the Costa del Sol, just somewhere in a place you have always really wanted to be, then please feel free to contact us through whichever medium you prefer. We are here for you and look forward to helping you every step of the way.


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