Who We Are
Algarve Home Search is an independent property hunt-buying agency based near Albufeira. It was founded by Simon Casson in early 2016 to start a property finding business assisting clients across the Algarve. Simon first visited the region in 2002 and knows the central area particularly well. Algarve Home Search is client focused with a logical approach. A new, fresh company meeting the changing demands of the property industry, it acts as a trusted adviser to support you when dealing with real estate agents, developers, builders, surveyors, lawyers and banks.
How We Work
Algarve Home Search offers all prospective clients a no-obligation consultation which can be arranged at your convenience – face-to-face, telephone or Skype. We’ll ascertain your exact criteria, explain what you can expect from us then discuss finances and how you intend to fund your purchase. Finding the right property is about working together and consolidating the search. We preview all possible properties but only present those we think meet your particular requirements. Once identified, we send full details, asking you agree before undertaking viewings. We gently advise what we think are a good buy (with all advantages and disadvantages) of the properties presented.
What We Do
We provide a bespoke home finding service for clients needing help with search and acquisition of residential property in the Algarve. Whether a one bedroom apartment, family villa or country estate – to holiday rental homes and other investments, we’ll help you find and buy the most suitable properties – often before they appear on the open market, and then secure them on the best terms.
Unlike real estate agents and fixers who represent the vendor, we act for you. Some properties and land plots are owned through inheritance by multiple family members, (all of whom must consent to sell), others don’t have proper permission for extensions and swimming pools. We cull properties with problems or lack licenses and documentation, to concentrate and identify only those which tick your boxes.
We’re a completely independent and privately owned search agent. We have no ties or referral agreements with real estate agents, developers, private sellers, banks, lawyers, notaries, builders or other institutions brokering properties. This gives you the objective and impartial advice required, whilst also providing complete discretion and anonymity.