Either you are an investor or someone looking for a place to settle in Portugal in the coming years, finding a place can be a difficult choice, especially when you don't know the country, the language and all the bureaucracy.

From a personal point of view, I have seen many people make bad choices due to lack of knowledge when buying a property - from people buying houses with serious plumbing problems to land that sellers say they are capable of building on, which is not true. All of these situations can end up a very expensive nightmare.

That's where Your Property Advisor comes in to make buyers' lives easier. Founded in 2020 by Carolina Durão and Gonçalo Roxo, this company came to fill a gap that was very evident in the Portuguese property market - the lack of support on the buyer's side.

Gonçalo was working in a real estate company when he realized that agents are always on the seller's side. In fact, we cannot forget that it is the sellers who pay the commission. However, buyers also need to be supported at every stage of the process.

"When I worked in the luxury market I noticed that nobody was on the buyer's side," said Gonçalo, adding that especially for foreigners, who don't speak the language, it is even more difficult.

Also, many foreigners don't know which areas are good to live in. In this regard, “our agents always tell the truth about the houses. That is why we decided to set up this company," he added.

The best price

"Our job here is to negotiate the best price and payment terms for our clients, which the seller's agent doesn't do because they get commission and the higher the price, the more they get paid. The seller’s agents represent and advocate the seller and we do the exact same thing for the buyer" Carolina told The Portugal News.

In these terms, Your Property Advisor can help buyers save money while finding the right place to live or invest. Just to give you an idea, in just two years, they have closed 52 deals in which they have saved their clients over €3 million.

And it's not just about saving money, but also about quality of life and avoiding future problems. "We both studied and did masters degrees. I did it in architecture, Carolina in management, which is something that sets us apart because I can tell you how long it will take to approve a house extension, if the pool is legal or not, we really have an overview. There is a symbiosis of knowledge that benefits the client," he added.

It is important to note that Your Property Advisor does not have a real estate portfolio, which frees them to support their clients in finding the most suitable home, not for the company's portfolio, but for the buyer's real interests.

Your Property Advisor is based in Lisbon, but expanding to the south of the country. For further information, please visit their website at https://www.yourpropad.com/ email info@yourpropad.com or call +351 911 755 200.


Paula Martins is a fully qualified journalist, who finds writing a means of self-expression. She studied Journalism and Communication at University of Coimbra and recently Law in the Algarve. Press card: 8252

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