PURCHASING A property is the single most important and expensive decision you may ever make and so it is important to get it right, first time. Therefore, it makes sense to use an established and trusted estate agent to deal with the ever-increasing minefield of buying a home and Winkworth is considered one of the best.
As an up-market estate agency since its formation in 1835 in London, UK, Winkworth is now an established name, associated with both a developing and ever-advancing company. While maintaining its up-market clientele and properties within its Prestige department, Winkworth has grown and broadened its market appeal, not only within the UK capital, but also here in the Algarve, allowing maximum benefits to clients.
Drawing on its expert knowledge of the Algarve property market, Winkworth has created a unique network of four independent offices in the areas of Lagos, Carvoeiro, Luz and now Quatro Estradas (Almancil), encompassing properties from Sagres to Tavira, confidently matching buyers with their dream property.
Winkworth has earned a reputation both in providing excellent guidance to first-time buyers searching for property in established as well as up-and-coming areas of Portugal, and to those seeking to climb the property ladder, utilising local knowledge and expertise within the property market.
With the dynamic growth of the Algarve region, Winkworth’s invaluable insight and office network has proven itself time and time again. As more and more areas of the Algarve become prime investment areas for buyers, the vital elements of interaction and communication between offices ensure provision of a thorough search of the Algarve for a client’s ideal property. This network enables them to unlock the potential of the flourishing Algarve, a unique advantage to every Winkworth client.
Recognising the benefits clients receive from an online interactive network, Winkworth has strived to improve the services they offer. With a revamped website (www.winkworth-portugal.com), offering ‘food for thought’ for anyone considering buying a property in the Algarve, it has never been easier for clients to find the property they desire.
As a dynamic estate agent, Winkworth always aims to broaden its horizons, whether through technological advances, marketing innovations or rapidly expanding international presence, which is why the team is excited about the new Quatro Estradas office. This will strengthen Winkworth’s promise to bring an improved service to clients – personal, in-depth and to the highest standard.
To help with the minefield that is Portugal’s financial laws and systems, Winkworth offers independent assistance and guidance from specialist financial advisers, providing interest only mortgages, fixed interest mortgages, re-payment mortgages, home improvement loans, foreign exchange and generic property tax advice. By locating the most appropriate and cost effective mortgage scheme for a client’s specific requirements, Winkworth ensures that the client’s finances are working at optimum level. As well as this, Winkworth uses its extensive established partnerships to offer assistance in the processing of all necessary paperwork, liasing with all parties involved – estate agent/lawyer/mortgage provider/insurance company.
Winkworth is also able to supply a breakdown of the associated mortgage costs and related taxes as well as a mortgage affordability spreadsheet and tracking service. It can also present you with an investment return spreadsheet on the property you intend to buy, giving you an idea of the percentage return you may expect to receive should you wish to view its rental potential.
With years of experience in all fields associated with property purchasing and property sales, from the initial process of finding the dream property through to the surveying process, mortgage and financial packaging, ending with a comprehensive after-sales service, Winkworth delivers the best professional service to every client, every time, first time.