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Sell ​​your property successfully: Engel & Völkers Germany

The decision has been made: You want to relocate your center of life and sell your property in Germany. The real estate agent you trust should be distinguished by many years of experience in providing high-quality real estate and the highest level of consulting expertise and reliability, and should be located near your apartment, villa or condo? At Engel & Völkers Germany you get all that and more. Our real estate agents have been active in the high-end real estate sector for more than 40 years and are now represented with around 800 locations in more than 30 countries on four continents. Engel & Völkers is also the market leader in Germany and one of the leading real estate companies worldwide. In Germany alone, Engel & Völkers Deutschland has 270 residential property shops in all 16 federal states, each with up to 45 locations. Find us with our location search in your area. Thanks to our nationwide presence you not only have short journeys, but also the guarantee that we are represented in all the relevant regions of Germany to offer your property to suitable prospects. The expertise of our real estate agents around the latest market data and the professional marketing of your villa, apartment or your condo, our comprehensive service - from the individual initial consultation to the successful conclusion of the contract - as well as the unique Engel & Völkers partner network are based on our core values ​​of competence, exclusivity and availability. Convince yourself of our professional work and take a look at our portfolio of first-class villas, apartments and condos that are currently being offered for sale by our estate agents Engel & Völkers Germany.

- Sell your villa in the countryside with the real estate agents at Engel & Völkers Germany

Reach foreign investors with our partner network

The partner network of Engel & Völkers is an important part of the success of our company: It gives us access to a large number of potential buyers - not only regionally but nationally and worldwide. For sellers of a villa, apartment or apartment we offer the ideal basis for a complete marketing of your property far beyond the borders of your location as well as the acquisition of suitable and solvent prospective customers. Our network will benefit you even if you do not want to publicize the sale of your property. Instead of the public marketing method, our estate agents from Engel & Völkers Germany discreetly arrange your villa, apartment or condo within our contact network, which consists of former customers and more than 300,000 active search customers.

Staying informed about the sales process of your property around the clock: The Owner App

Do you want to stay up-to-date with the marketing process of your property? Receive relevant facts about exposé views, viewing appointments and other marketing activities with just one click? With our new Engel & Völkers Owner app you experience a new dimension of information access and transparency. Use this service to see how many inquiries your estate agent receives about your villa, apartment or condo in real-time, how often your property has been visited and much more. Have all the data about your property immediately available for review and use it for personal consultation with your real estate agent's email or call function - all that and more convenient and straightforward information by the Engel & Völkers Owner App.

Detailed knowledge of the real estate market in Germany: The new Engel & Völkers Market Report 2019

Property owners who want to sell their villa, apartment or condo usually want to find out about the current state of the real estate market. To this day, Engel & Völkers Germany publishes an annual residential property market report that keeps you up to date with current trends and developments. According to our data, the current time for the sale of your property is extremely favorable. In the first half of 2018, the prices for condominiums climbed by 6.4 percent, with houses it was even 7.0 percent. The positive price development is partly due to the high demand and the limited supply of real estate. More information can be found in our Engel & Völkers Residential Property Market Report 2018/2019 or simply ask us in person. Our competent real estate agents are available for any questions about the sale of your villa, apartment or your condo in one of our residential real estate shops in your area.

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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.