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Sell your apartment in Germany at the best possible market price with Engel & Völkers

You would like to hire an experienced real estate agent to sell your apartment, but you are not sure if it really pays off for you? Find out more about the advantages of having a professional real estate agent like Engel & Völkers Germany by your side in a complex project such as the sale of a high-class apartment, what service we offer our clients in the sale of their real estate and what tasks we take on for you.

What should you consider as an owner when selling your apartment in Germany?

To ensure that the estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany can do their job - the successful sale of your first-class apartment - to your satisfaction, some data and documents are required. In addition to more or less obvious information such as the number of rooms and the floor in which the apartment is located, information about the year of construction and the floor plan should be available. In which district the apartment is located and whether a garden or balcony is present, affects the selling price. Furthermore, you should inform your real estate broker of Engel & Völkers Germany about community property that is being sold. Just as important is detailed information on how the living environment is designed, as this information at best underlines the exclusivity of the apartment and has a promotional effect.

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The foundation for a successful sale: The presentation of your apartment by the real estate agents of Engel & Völkers Germany

The commissioned real estate agent is responsible for adequately marketing your home and achieving the best possible selling price. A successful marketing strategy starts with the professional market price assessment of the apartment - relevant for this are the location, equipment as well as renovation and modernization work. This will allow your estate agent from Engel & Völkers Germany to set a reasonable price. Too high a price means no prospective buyers or a long search; too low a price can lead to financial losses for the owner. Following this, your real estate agent will design a catalog of important information needed to answer as many questions as possible of prospective buyers and, if necessary, assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation. The more comprehensive the information about the apartment, the less questions. This saves time and effort for you and helps us at Engel & Völkers Germany to do our job as professionally as possible. If the most important data are available, your real estate agent will prepare an exposé with high-quality photos in order to present the apartment accordingly and thus to address the appropriate group of interested parties. In addition, Engel & Völkers Germany also offers your property for sale via various other media channels in order to acquire the maximum number of potential real estate buyers. The expertise of our real estate agents as well as constantly updated knowledge of the local and national market are crucial in order to find the right words and to reach the desired clientele. Here is where you benefit from the fact that Engel & Völkers Germany has over 40 years experience in the sale of high-priced luxury real estate and its network in Germany and worldwide is constantly expanding. As a result, our real estate agents have access to a select and solvent clientele who are already expecting your offered apartment for sale.

The sales process of your apartment in Germany - the carefree package by Engel & Völkers

The next step on the road to successful home sales is to answer inquiries and receive calls, arrange viewing appointments, and show potential buyers the home. All of these are taken care of by our real estate agents. Your daily routine will not be interrupted, you will be able to plan your free time and vacations without having to worry about organizational, financial or legal matters. Having a knowledgeable contact person in all matters relating to the apartment and the sales process also creates confidence among those interested in housing, who feel well cared for and therefore participate in sales negotiations faster. If a suitable prospect for your high-quality apartment has been found and the sales negotiations are completed, the real estate agents of Engel & Völkers also take care of commissioning a notary contract, the agreement of a notary appointment and the final contract.

Are you curious? Arrange a first non-binding appointment in one of our residential real estate shops in your area or take a look at our portfolio. There you will find a selection of apartments that Engel & Völkers Germqany currently markets 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.