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Benefit from the know-how of our real estate agents when selling your property

You want to sell your property in Germany and are faced with the decision to either market your property on your own or hire a real estate agent? Then read on. Find out about the advantages of entrusting an experienced real estate broker such as Engel & Völkers Deutschland with the sale of your house, apartment, villa or condominium and the risks that real estate owners are exposed to in their own marketing in Germany.

Why Engel & Völkers?

Engel & Völkers Germany has been active in the sale of real estate for over 40 years, specializing in the upmarket segment and being the winning recipient of several awards. Engel & Völkers real estate agents now serve their customers on four continents and 800 locations in all matters relating to the sale of their real estate. In Germany, our real estate agents are represented in all federal states and at around 270 residential property shops. Thanks to this nationwide presence and the unique Engel & Völkers network, we have an international and solvent clientele of active search customers to whom we can offer your property in Germany in a targeted manner. Of course, our real estate agents are always at your disposal for any questions and accompany you step by step through the sale process of your property.

How does Engel & Völkers Germany market your property?

In order to show you what service you expect when selling your property at Engel & Völkers Germany, our real estate agents have put together the marketing process in a brief overview. First, we get to know your sales concerns and your property in a personal consultation and determine their market value, free of charge and without obligation. Afterwards our estate agents at Engel & Völkers Germany will take care of the customer acquisition. Our worldwide partner network is an important part of the marketing. Thanks to networking with our partners, our real estate agents can quickly select suitable prospects from the group of our active search clients and present your property for sale to them. If no suitable buyer can be found here, we increase the sphere of activity and publish your apartment, your house or your villa across different channels. Professional pictures and the creation of a high-quality Exposés - on request in different languages - showcase the advantages of your property and increase your chances on a satisfactory selling price. Then our estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany arrange viewing appointments and carry them through. The interested parties are looked after excellently by one of our sales experts, who will answer all questions about your property expertly and conduct the sales negotiations. If a suitable prospect for your property has been found, we arrange an emergency appointment and lead the sale to a successful conclusion with the signing of the purchase contract. This way Engel & Völkers Germany guarantees the best support for the sale of your property.

Which risks does the self-marketing of your property potentially hold

At the beginning of a real estate sale lies the assessment of the market value of your property. This is the basis for all further sales negotiations and carries risk potential, because the selling price is often set too high or too low. In both cases, this will negatively affect your concern to get the best possible price for your property. Too low of a price leads to financial losses, too high of a selling price could mean that the search for a suitable buyer will extend over a very long time. The real estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany use, among other things, market data analysis, land values and target group analyzes for an adequate market value determination. In addition, property owners often underestimate the amount of time they spend on appointment scheduling and viewing appointments with prospective buyers. In addition to the email traffic or telephone calls for appointment coordination, you should be able to answer any questions about your property. The stress factor of selling a villa, a house or a flat independently while not neglecting the daily and professional duties is not to be underestimated. Ultimately, the appointment of an experienced real estate broker like Engel & Völkers Germany saves you time and money and helps you avoid legal and financial pitfalls.

Do you have anymore questions? The real estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany will be pleased to advise you in one of our residential real estate shops in your area. We are looking forward to your visit. Take a look at our portfolio. Here is a first overview of the real estate that Engel & Völkers Germany currently offers for sale.

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Do you know how much your property is currently worth? No matter if you just want to inform yourself about the current market-price, or if you wish to sell your property for the best price: our experienced marketing experts are happy to assist you with a free and non-binding valuation.

Engel & Völkers - Real estate in Germany

Real estate investing in Germany, whether it's for private or commercial use, can be a highly rewarding venture. We've been operating in the this real estate market for over 30 years, and have offered commercial brokerage services since 1988. Our specialist shops are staffed by advisors that are always on hand to help you find the perfect space, be it for business or personal investment. If you’re seeking real estate in Germany, then read on for valuable insight.

Property for sale in Germany

The residential real estate market in Germany, particularly the premium side, is currently performing very well. We only deal with high-end properties, and are perfectly placed to help you find your dream house for sale in Germany. The commercial sector is well suited for rental investments in particular, with office properties in high demand. If you're looking for a strong return on investment when you sell property in Germany, our teams can ensure you locate the right retail, office or industrial space for your portfolio.

Residential properties in Germany

The cities dominate the German residential markets. Berlin remains one of the highest-value areas, as does Munich. However, you'll find plenty of premium houses for sale in Germany out in the countryside too. If you're considering real estate investing, then high-end properties will offer you the greatest returns, especially in the current climate. We ensure that our portfolio contains only the very best property for sale in Germany, so you don't have to spend time sorting through lengthy lists of low-value prospects.

1) Buying and selling apartments

Choosing to buy an apartment in Germany, especially in a city, can be a solid investment. Whether you're planning on selling an apartment, living there yourself or renting, now is a great time for the German property market in general. Large exclusive residential complexes are of particularly high value at the moment,and lowering interest rates make this a good time to purchase a residential property too. Berlin is currently a great location for apartment sellers and renters; particularly Berlin-Mitte and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where apartments are garnering high prices.

2) Buying and selling houses

Looking to buya house in Germany? Luxury homes are always in demand, especially in urban areas. Earlier this year, we reported that Munich saw the largest increase in value for detached and semi-detached properties inthe Oberföhring district. Stuttgart is also a prime location for upscale property. Our studies found that the sale value of mansions in this area rose dramatically last year. High-end houses are an excellent way to get an impressive return on investment given the current market trends. 

3) Urban and rural properties

One thing to consider if you're looking at investing in real estate in Germany is whether to opt for a rural or urban location. While markets certainly make the most movement in cities and the surrounding areas, there are superb investments to be found in rural locales as well. The current rise in housing prices in urban centres makes it a much better climate for sellers. This is causing an investor trend of moving to second tier cities and more rural areas. Slightly more remote properties are likely to only increase in value as the urban markets stabilise.

Commercial properties in Germany

We apply the same approach to our commercial portfolios in Germany as well. Current trends indicate that it's a great time to invest in a commercial German property, and demand for smaller retail and office spaces is set to increase. This means long-term rental demand is also on the rise. Commercial property investment requires different skills and approaches to residential lettings, which is why our agents know their local markets, be they in Germany or abroad. Ongoing training and analysis ensures our teams can help you with consultation and brokerage as well as buying and selling.

1) Industrial and logistics

As online retail and startups continue to take more of a share of the retail market overall, the demand for storage and logistic space also continues to grow. This means that warehouse space,especially if it's well connected to transport networks, is in demand. If you have an existing facility you wish to sell, then now is a good time. Our experienced team can take you through all the necessary steps. Conversely, if you're looking to buy commercial space as an online retailer or small company, we can help you find the right option for your business. 

2) Office

Also related to the startup boom and increase in online retail is the accompanying demand for office space. Location, however, is growing in importance. Smaller businesses and their employees are more focused than ever on the whereabouts of their workplace, as well as what amenities and cultural locations are within reach. Affluent regions are increasingly becoming the focus of investors for this reason, as well as the fact such areas tend to have lower competition intensity. 

3) Retail properties

Traditional retail properties like shops and outlets are less of a secure investment in the current climate. While online retailers are driving demand for smaller, better-placed offices and logistical space, this is having a backlash on the demand for conventional retail properties in Germany. That said, an increase in sales of retail space is expected according to some sources, which means it's a potentially good climate if you're considering selling yours in order to diversify your investments or alter your existing portfolio.


At Engel &Völkers we pride ourselves on being able to offer transparent, concise and expert advice on real estate in Germany. Have a look at our property insights for inspiration and tips, or contactus today.