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Engel & Völkers Germany sells your property throughout Germany

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You would like to sell your house or apartment in Germany? Are you looking for a suitable real estate agent who will be at your side professionally? You may also consider offering your property for sale and waiving a broker? Engel & Völkers Germany Real Estate Brokers will tell you why it pays off letting experienced agents handle the sale of your home or apartment, why Engel & Völkers is the right partner for this complex project, and what pitfalls you may encounter when selling your home on your own in Germany.

What makes Engel & Völkers Germany different from other real estate agents on the market?

Engel & Völkers is one of the market leaders when it comes to high quality residential property brokerage. Our success story started over 40 years ago in Hamburg - today Engel & Völkers is represented in Germany with around 270 residential property shops and over 50 commercial offices in all 16 federal states. Internationally, the estate agents of Engel & Völkers are present in more than 30 countries on four continents. The network that Engel & Völkers has built in Germany, but also internationally, is therefore first-class and gives our real estate agents access to a large number of potential buyers. So we can ensure that your house, or your apartment is offered to the appropriate target group, even outside of Germany. Of course, the highest level of advisory competence and reliability are the focus of our corporate goals. The resulting customer satisfaction is also reflected in the many awards our company has received so far. Our service-oriented service concept, for example, was voted test winner in the broker ranking by the German Customer Institute (DKI) and the financial weekly newspaper Euro am Sonntag in 2014. In March 2017, the business magazine Focus Money awarded Engel & Völkers with "Happy Brand" award in the "Real Estate Agent " category. Over 1,500 brands within a total of 87 industries were examined here using various categories, where the factors of trust and individuality are particularly worth mentioning. More information about our awards can be found here.

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The way Engel & Völkers operates in the sale of your noble property in Germany

With our many years of expertise and regional market knowledge, which we publish in an annual Residential Property Market Report Germany, the network of Engel & Völkers Germany forms the ideal basis for a tailor-made marketing concept. The starting point for selling your home is the valuation of the property. This is completely non-binding and free of charge by our real estate agents on site and gives you the security to achieve a reasonable price, if you want to sell your apartment. On the other hand, the valuation shows you both the strengths and the weaknesses of your property before it is put up for sale. This gives you the opportunity to carry out any remedial measures in order to increase the sales potential of your home. In the next step, we create a high-quality exposé for the professional presentation of your property and publish it on various channels in order to address the right clientele and to find a suitable buyer as quickly as possible. What follows is Engel & Völkers Germany taking over the entire consulting of the interested parties; from the agreement and execution of inspection appointments to the financing of prices, as well as price negotiations up to the commissioning of the notary contract. If a buyer has been found, our real estate agents arrange an emergency appointment and take care of the contract. The estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany accompany you reliably and competently with every step - from the determination of the market value to the conclusion of the contract. On request, we also offer other services.

Avoid mistakes when selling your home in Germany by hiring a real estate agent

When selling a property in Germany, it's important to pay attention to many things, as it is not uncommon that homeowners quickly get into trouble and lose more than just precious time if they want to put their property up for sale. A typical mistake, for example, relates to the sale of a home without undergoing a professional evaluation in advance. This results in an offer price that is either too high or too low. Furthermore, the likelihood of selling the house to the wrong target group or at the wrong time without adequate market knowledge or appropriate network. Legal risks are often underestimated in the home sale, which reveal in particular a lack of knowledge about sales contracts or insufficient information about hidden defects. With the experience and expertise of Engel & Völkers Germany in all these areas, you prevent these typical pitfalls. Please visit us for a personal consultation in one of our real estate shops in your area. We look forward to your questions.

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We know the true value of your property

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.