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With 8 offices in the Algarve, Engel & Völkers meets the current high demand for premium primary residence and second homes.
Founded in Hamburg in 1977, Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading companies specialised in the brokerage of premium residential and commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. For more than 40 years and with offices in more than 800 different locations, we have been offering exclusive support to our clients worldwide. Competence, exclusivity and passion, as well as our personal and comprehensive service, distinguish the Engel & Völkers brand, from the initial individual advice to the successful conclusion of a contract.
During 2020, even in pandemic times, Engel & Völkers stood out for the quality of its service and its high performance, which is reflected in the satisfaction of our clients worldwide. After a quite optimistic 2020, we continued to take sound steps in 2021. With a growth of 31.5% in Portugal in the first half of the year 2021, our wide network of expert agents in the country and the international scope of Engel & Völkers have allowed us to exceed expectations, fulfilling the needs of owners, buyers and tenants.
In the Algarve, Engel & Völkers has a strong presence with 8 offices. From the east to the west, we are pleased to offer a portfolio of premium properties in the best locations. Our offices are located in Lagos, Portimão, Carvoeiro (coming soon), Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Faro (coming soon) and Tavira.
Most of our clients around the world look to the Algarve as a privileged location offering a high-quality lifestyle. The Algarve shows itself as a safe place, offering a close contact with nature, without forgetting the famous and paradisiacal beaches along the wonderful Algarvian coast. The Algarve also has a great climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year, which means that those who choose the Algarve to live or spend their holidays benefit from very bright days and the bright blue skies, very exclusive to the Algarve region.
Moreover, the tax benefits that Portugal offers have also been particularly relevant in attracting people from all over Europe to Portugal, namely to the Algarve. On the other hand, the Golden Visa programme has motivated many non-European citizens to the possibility of having a residence permit through investment activities.
We noticed that second homes in the Algarve appear as an escape in the time of the pandemic, as some clients from different fields of activities such as HR or IT have decided to move with their families to holiday homes because they can benefit from larger houses with gardens and be closer to nature and the beach. On the other hand, clients looking for properties for permanent residence now have different demand criteria. After the experience of the pandemic, houses and their layout and size are now more important than before. From our end, we are following the demand and focusing on increasing our offer of properties.
All of our offices in the Algarve are able to meet the highest demands of our clients. Our real estate agents have comprehensive expertise and market knowledge that will benefit you at every stage of the sales process. We are at your disposal for any questions. We will be delighted to welcome you at our offices in the Algarve!
Detached villa with traditional architecture in Tavira for sale at Engel & Völkers
7-bedroom house with pool in Caldas de Monchique for sale at Engel & Völkers
Contemporary villa in Vilamoura for sale at Engel & Völkers
Golf villa with pool in Pinheiros Altos for sale at Engel & Völkers
Top photo: New contemporary villa within walking distance to the Galé beach for sale at Engel & Völkers