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Making property purchase an enjoyable experience

MCCARRICK & O’Donnell is a real estate agency with a difference… it’s an all-woman team that listens to its clients’ every need.

Opened in April 2007, the office is conveniently located opposite the marina, along the main Avenida in Lagos.

The business, which was started by director Elaine McCarrick, specialises in the western Algarve, although the majority of their portfolio is located around Lagos, Praia da Luz and Salema. All kinds of properties are listed on their books, from land, apartments, townhouses and villas to country estates and commercial enterprises.

“We do not try to do the hard sell at all,” says Elaine. Instead, the company tracks the market conditions on a weekly basis and matches any properties with any potential clients. “This way, sales are made quickly and efficiently and often occur before the property has even been placed on our website or in our window! The girls are all trained not to wait,” says Elaine. “They identify what their clients’ requirements are and then match their ideal property to them.”

Offering an honest and genuine personal service, the girls at McCarrick & O’Donnell listen to their clients’ needs and maintain their positive attitude at all times.

“We literally hold our clients’ hands and guide them through the whole buying process, and we aim to make it an enjoyable experience. We can take the stress out of buying a property in the Algarve,” says Elaine.

With more than 300 properties in their portfolio, Elaine stresses that they are still in need of more properties from the 400,000 euro mark and upwards for a string of clients who are ready to buy here. “With the credit crunch in Britain at the moment, we are seeing a lot more families upping sticks to move to the Algarve for a whole new life. This, in itself, is creating a demand for more properties here,” stresses Elaine.

For more information, contact 282 799 401, email or visit