Let’s share the place in the sun!

By Mike Bosman

Mike Bosman is the mind father behind – the revolutionary new commission-free real estate ‘prop-dating’ site in the Algarve, operated by a group of Dutch entrepreneurs. His extensive background in the real estate and hospitality sectors in Portugal, Holland, south of France and UK make him ideally placed as the Director for this unique real estate opportunity.

I have just read that in recent studies in northern European countries, and in particular by the Home Office in the UK, the numbers of people looking to, or actually moving to, warmer climates have reached an all time high.

Of course I can empathise with this myself as a Dutch national lured by the sun and a friendlier pace of life.

Freezing temperatures, coupled with the woeful economic situation that has seen interest rates on savings plummet and the cost of living soar, is behind the exodus. Hardly a surprise to us already here …

People are looking for an escape route from ever increasing crime, antisocial behaviour on the streets and, above all, the rotten winter weather that seems to last a lot longer than the winter!

New Zealand, Australia and the USA still top the countries that attract relocation further afield but it’s Portugal, Spain, northern Cyprus and France that have the most votes in Europe as many people want to make the move but don’t want to leave too big a distance from their families and friends.

I can assume that if you are reading the Algarve Resident, you will most likely already have made the move but my point is that demand to join us here in Portugal, the Algarve in particular, is greater than ever, and for you property owners or developers who have properties to sell, it’s encouraging news indeed!

Following’s Algarve launch last month, we are introducing our site in the UK at Europe’s largest foreign property exhibition… A Place in the Sun Live!

Yes, we will be present at the exhibition and also going full force with sponsorship of the main stage. will be reaching countless buyers looking for a place in a sunshine haven.

Brilliant news for property owners already listed on the site! Our presence there reinforces commitment to making the leading site for real estate transactions in the Algarve.

And to really keep us in the public eye, one of our shareholders – international football star Ronald Koeman – will be joining us on the stand and holding scheduled autograph signings. Our press team will ensure this gets people talking before, throughout and beyond the exhibition!

If you are in the UK and have the chance to stop by the exhibition, we will be located at stand PT20 and also highly visible on all sponsorship materials. We’re very excited actually!

A Place in the Sun Live takes place at Earls Court, London from March 11 to 13.

Oh, and there is still time to list your property on the site ahead of the exhibition. Why not try our property dating concept for yourself? And if you do so before the exhibition, we will double the length of your registration for free!

For full details, please visit