Artur Simes is the driving force behind Atlantic Estates, an exclusive estate agency with a difference.
Artur worked in the hospitality industry before he felt a need for a “really good estate agency” in Portugal and so, in 2003, Atlantic Estates was created.
It began selling property in Vila Sol, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, before including areas of Lisbon and the rest of the Algarve. Networking became a crucial aspect of business and Artur travelled around Europe, taking part in property exhibitions. Over the years, Atlantic Estates successfully maneuvered its focus to stay one step ahead of movements in legislation and economic markets.
Although many say today´s economic situation is precarious, Artur, 41, is more upbeat. “Our key strategic words for this year are innovation, technology, service and exclusivity.
“We are now updating and re-launching our website. We are creating a virtual ‘back office’ to manage our agent relationships. And, we are providing personalised service to up-market sellers who allow us to represent their property exclusively,” says Artur. “This strategy takes us to another level.”
“We also offer lifestyle visits – weekends to not only view properties, but also to get to know the clients and find out exactly what it is they are looking for, in an environment they are comfortable in. Golf, nature, cultural, gourmet or ocean and spa visits, for instance”. The company organises everything from flights, catering and good accommodation. They also offer a re-location service, from helping to open a bank account to showing them where the police or the finanças are, for example.
If selling exclusively through Atlantic Estates, they offer a wide range of advantages, including having a professional photographer take photos of your property, surveyor report, newsletters and internet exposure.
The company has recently launched an exclusive development, Sunray Village in Almancil, built around a little hotel, Quinta dos Amigos. The development was designed by award winning architect Vasco Vieira.
For further information, contact Atlantic Estates on 289 315 324 or email [email protected]