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Sell and buy real estate in Basel with Engel & Völkers

Your professional real estate agents in Basel

Engel & Völkers Basel is a reliable and skilled real estate agency, specializing in local houses for sale in Basel-Stadt, Riehen, Bettingen and the Lower Basel area.

Would you like to sell or buy a property? As a professional real estate agency, we are highly competent and personally walk you through the best way to sell a house. We offer reliable services through every step of the way. From house valuation to gauge your property price estimate, coordination of viewing appointments to the handing over of keys, we understand the best way to sell a house.


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  • St. Alban-Graben 1, 4051 Basel (Google Maps)​ 
  • Monday - Thursday: 09:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 09:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Real Estate in Basel 

The entire region of Northwestern Switzerland is an interesting business location, attracting both private individuals and companies from a wide variety of sectors. Basel is a crowd-pleaser, with its lovely old town and colourful cultural offerings. Whether you are looking for an apartment in the old town, a townhouse in a family-friendly neighbourhood or a semi-detached house in the countryside - we can offer you many local houses for sale. Due to efficient public transport and motorway connections, Basel city and the region as a whole are easily accessible and well-developed.

Real Estate Agency in Basel

As experienced real estate consultants in Basel, we know the regional real estate market inside out and can provide you with comprehensive information on the areas. If you are looking for an exclusive residential property, we will find listings within our network that closely meet your expectations and criteria. Furthermore, if you want to sell your property, we will help you find the value of your home and put you in touch with the right buyer.

For over 40 years, Engel & Völkers has been your reliable agency to buy a house, buy an apartment, sell a house or sell an apartment. Engel & Völkers is active not just in Basel but worldwide. We support you throughout the entire process and ensure a pleasant and smooth transaction, and are here for you even after signing the purchase contract.

We remain at your disposal for a non-binding consultation and look forward to your call!

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Your Engel & Völkers Team in Basel


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Engel & Völkers
Licence Partner Basel
  • St. Alban-Graben 1, 4051 Basel
    4051 4058 Basel
  • Fax: +41 61 666 62 01

Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 18.00

Friday 09.00 - 17.00

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Basel - Facts and figures

With around 200,000 inhabitants, the city of Basel on the Rhine is the third largest city in Switzerland and the economic and cultural heart of the canton that goes by the same name. Bordered by Germany, France and Switzerland, Basel is positioned as the centre of a tri-national conurbation with a total of more than 830,000 inhabitants.

Real estate in Basel - the market situation in 2018

The city of Basel is considered to be an extremely attractive and dynamic business hub. Basel's interesting location, coupled with international companies from the life science, financial and insurance services sectors, continue to attract a clientele with strong purchasing power. These factors, combined with the city's high quality of life, keep the demand for living space consistently high.

Mortgage interest rates are still at an all-time low. Housing prices in Basel have risen by 53% in the last ten years (according to real estate service provider IAZI). However, the pricing trends in the real estate market have somewhat stabilised. 

The real estate market in Basel-City is experiencing an increasing appreciation due to the districts’ encouraging development policies. This results in new, high-quality construction and restoration projects that meet the needs of every target group. This development allows the residential property market to continue to flourish.

Business and real estate in Basel

Basel is a key location for the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Bordered by three countries, the city is home to one of the largest marshalling yards in Europe, making the logistics sector another economic contributor. The University of Basel, housing the internationally renowned “Biozentrum”, helps promote the city, making Basel attractive for private individuals looking to invest their money in real estate. Properties can be used simultaneously as apartments and offices, or the space can be split into apartments and offices to let.

Renting out in the university town is a good opportunity to earn back your property investment in Basel. At the beginning of each semester, new students are looking for a room or a 3 to 4 bedroom apartments (shared flat) to live in. Commercial areas are also in demand, meaning that large rooms in a house can be rented out as offices. The use of rooms as offices should not pose a problem for the tenants in the surrounding apartments, when activities are limited to administrative tasks and visitor traffic does not disturb the peace of the house.

What is cheaper - buying or renting?

This question cannot be answered across the board for everyone interested in real estate in Basel, because an objective comparison is not possible. Investors looking to invest their money into an apartment building, an apartment or a house can only compare among the current offers. There is no property prices indexing for Swiss price statistics. This is where your real estate agent comes in. He / she knows the housing market in Basel and the different locations within the region in and out. The location and lettability of a property play an important role for investors who want to buy an apartment or an apartment building in Basel.

Buying real estate in Basel is always worthwhile for interested parties interested in generating a secure long-term income or use the premises themselves. Those who want to buy the living space for personal use have specific concerns such as finding locations with bright, quiet and beautiful rooms, or properties with a balcony, a terrace or a garden. Parking spaces within the immediate vicinity may also be a criteria to certain buyers.

Find top properties in Basel

If you want to rent an apartment in Basel and compare market prices, the current rent index is a good place to start. In addition, our experienced real estate agents are happy to provide estimations on expected costs. Regardless of the exact location, you will generally pay less than CHF 20 per m², with the old town being the most expensive neighborhood. In districts such as Iselin, St. Johann, Clara, Wettstein, Hirzbrunnen, Rosental, Matthäus, Klybeck, Kleinhüningen and Riehen Bettingen, average rents can fall below CHF 15/m². Our brokers can help you find your ideal property for rent.

If you are thinking long-term and interested in buying a property in Basel, you are in excellent hands with our real estate consultants’ professional support. He / she knows the exact purchase prices within individual locations in Basel, and understands the real estate purchase methods in Switzerland very well.

Your real estate agent in Basel

Selling and acquiring a property is a big step - there are many details to consider. Trust the experience of an expert to be on the safe side in selling and buying real estate in Basel!

Links to Engel & Völkers regional Basel offices

=> Real estate agents in Rheinfelden & Fricktal

=> Real estate agents in Liestal & Upper Basel area