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Sell your house in record time with REMAX Isla Blanca

Sell your house in record time with REMAX Isla Blanca

We are at the end of August, and from RE/MAX Isla Blanca we hope you have enjoyed a good and relaxing holiday. At the moment, the value of properties in Ibiza is at its peak, so if you are considering selling your property, now is the right time! So, are you interested in selling your property? 

You are not alone when it comes to selling your house! At RE/MAX Isla Blanca we want to help you with this process. Thanks to the help of our professional agents and qualified staff in our office we can guarantee that your house will be sold at the best price and in the shortest possible time.

That’s right, we take less time to sell your house compared to the time it would take other estate agents, with an average time of less than five months. Here is a list of the last properties we have sold and the time it took us to do so.

 
Sold in 2 months 30 days Sold in 3 months 8 days
   
 
Sold in 2 days Sold in 2 months 23 days

If you are considering selling your house in Ibiza or Formentera, you can click on the following link where, by filling out a simple form, one of our RE/MAX Isla Blanca agents will contact you for a free valuation of your property.

In addition, once you fill in the form you will access our portal for property sellers, where you can find complete information about the tools we use to get the most out of your property.

These are the values that we can contribute from RE/MAX Isla Blanca to achieve your maximum benefit:

• We are a trusted company and the RE/MAX name is known worldwide.

• We collaborate with other local and international real estate agencies to have a larger portfolio of potential clients.

• We carry out Home Staging or decoration actions, so your house will look amazing for the photos.

• We have the latest technology in 3D virtual tours. We are the only agency in Ibiza that has it.

• We will organise the best campaigns and advertisements on social networks and portals to sell your property in the shortest possible time.

• If you want to get fast results, we have the solution.

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Houses with swimming pool in Ibiza: best tips for its maintenance

Houses with swimming pool in Ibiza: best tips for its maintenance

At RE/MAX Isla Blanca we know how important it can be to have a swimming pool in your home, especially if we are talking about Ibiza, where in many months of the year the temperatures are ideal to enjoy a refreshing swim in your private pool, or to keep fit doing swimming activities.

But, you may ask yourself, is it easy to keep a pool in Ibiza in perfect condition? How much of my personal time will I spend looking after it?

In this blog we want to help you and show you possible solutions. On the one hand, if you decide to take care of the pool yourself, we will show you the right concepts and tips to keep it in perfect condition; on the other hand, if you do not have time to maintain it or need help when you are away from your pool, at the end of this blog we will show list specialists on the island for the maintenance of your pool in Ibiza.

  • I WANT TO TAKE CARE OF MY POOL MYSELF.

For this reason, we want to show you the best tips for the maintenance of your pool, because if you have a pool in your home and you do not take care of it, it can become very unhealthy for you and your family because it can become a focus of bacteria and fungi. With the following concepts you will be able to enjoy a totally clean and safe pool:

1. Get the basic pool care tools.

Here is a list of materials and tools that you can use as a shopping list:

• Leaf catcher.

• Chlorine and pH test kit.

• Anti-algae.

• Chlorine.

• Flocculant.

• pH increaser and pH reducer.

2. Clean the walls and bottom of your pool.

This is one of the main steps before refilling the pool, but it is also important to clean the walls and bottom every 15-25 days to avoid debris or algae.

3. Use the leaf catcher daily.

Collect any dirt and leaves that may have fallen on the surface of your pool every day. By doing this you will be able to keep insects at bay and it is very effective when it comes to enjoying your pool without any problems.

4. Regulates the pH value of the water.

In addition to cleaning the water, another daily task is to measure the pH and chlorine levels thanks to the kit mentioned above. Immerse it in your pool water and check the levels it shows you:

• The correct pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6.

• The chlorine level should be between 0.5 and 1 parts per million in the water.

To achieve these levels, you can use products such as pH increaser, pH reducer, or slow/fast acting chlorine tablets.

5. Use anti-algae weekly and flocculant every two weeks.

In order to protect the transparent colour of the water, use the anti-algae agent weekly by pouring the liquid into the water of your pool, the quantity varies depending on the volume of water in your pool.

In addition, to prevent the water from becoming cloudy, use flocculant every 10-15 days.

6. Keep the filter clean.

Try to keep clean the main motor that makes your pool look perfect. The filter and its filter is an essential part of pool maintenance, so check monthly that everything is in excellent condition.

We hope these tips have helped you, and that you can enjoy your pool with your family for as long as possible!

  • I NEED TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL.

If you are away from your pool and can’t maintain it yourself once a week, you could consider hiring a professional to come regularly to maintain your pool. Prices depend on the location, frequency and size of the pool, but are usually in the region of €60 – €120 per month.

If this is your case, at RE/MAX Isla Blanca we have compiled a list of the best cleaning services on the island of Ibiza based on customer reviews:

http://www.piscinaspepe.com/
4,7 – 17 Google reviews
Sant Antoni de Portmany
http://www.piscinasoasis.com/
4,3 – 14 Google reviews
Ibiza
https://www.piscinascampane.com/
5,0 – 5 Google reviews
San Carlos de Peralta
https://www.piscinasdesjoyaux.es/piscinas-ibiza/
4,3 – 12 Google reviews
Ibiza

Do not hesitate to contact one of these specialists in case you do not have enough time to take care of your pool.

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New trends 2022. How will the Ibiza real estate market evolve?

New trends 2022. How will the Ibiza real estate market evolve?

As we embrace the arrival of the Spring season in Ibiza, there is a real air of anticipation abounding across the island as the season is starting earlier than ever this year with April seeing many of the most iconic beachclubs in Ibiza and much loved restaurants open their doors to welcome eager visitors.

It’s also a truly exciting time to buy real estate in Ibiza, or equally to choose to sell your Ibiza property. As the market rises, we take an in depth look at the latest real estate marketing trends and what we can expect to see this summer.

Here at Remax Isla Blanca,  we are delighted to have been experiencing a consistent stream of enquiries, not only from existing, loyal clients  but from new and welcomed clients. These enquiries relate to both the purchase of houses for sale in Ibiza, and from those looking to sell.  The Ibiza real estate market is renowned for its resilience ,and most certainly, a property purchase in Ibiza is regarded as a very viable investment, especially in this volatile world we find ourselves in.

One positive thing to come out of the pandemic is the realisation that many people can indeed work efficiently from home, and if one were to choose a location, why not Ibiza! For many professionals, the attraction of being able to continue to build their business, and watch their family grow in such an idyllic location is a real and achievable attraction and a noticeable change in Spanish property market trends.

When looking for properties to serve as an office space from home, natural lights are a very important factor, and as the weather in Ibiza blesses us with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, this is something that many of our properties for sale in Ibiza benefit from and for this reason make them an attractive prospect and we expect this to continue as one of the real estate trends of 2022.

Ibiza has long been a haven for people from across the globe who are drawn by the island’s inimitable allure. One property market trend which we are certain will continue is a colourful mix of buyers and sellers of every nationality imaginable, all of whom bring their colourful flair to the international community we embrace here in Ibiza. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your ideal property in Ibiza, look no further than Remax Isla Blanca. Contact us now if you are interested in the Ibiza property market.

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Sellers Market: NOW is the best time to sell your house!

Sellers Market: NOW is the best time to sell your house!

Here at Remax Isla Blanca, this is a very important time of year  for…. Sellers! Why, you may ask, is this such a critically important time for sellers? The answer is simple, over the years, the market has shown that late winter and early spring is the best time to sell a house in Ibiza.

The reason for this is that many prospective buyers are keen to buy a property in Ibiza in time for the summer season and in today’s market, there are not many property sellers, meaning that your house for sale in Ibiza is a highly coveted asset!

So, selling your home should be easy, considering the demand in the present market, but there are of course ways you can be proactive in making sure your house for sale in Ibiza stands out from the crowd.

Let’s think about tips for selling your house which could potentially increase your chances to see your house faster.

Price!

Our team of experienced real estate agents have your very best interest at heart and from the moment you list your property with Remax Isla Blanca – you can be assured that you are in the very next, experienced hands. Our agents study the market and their intrinsic knowledge of the island and her nuances give them the ability to guide you to the perfect price point for your property for sale in Ibiza, making it both attractive to buyers and ensure maximum profitability for you as a seller.

Presentation!

Photos are incredibly important when making sure that your vanilla for sale in Ibia stands out from the rest on our listings. Our agents will work with you to ensure that you have the highest quality, professional images to attract buyers. 

When you have viewings, it’s imperative to ensure that your house looks its very best. Simple things such as ensuring all beds are dressed, the property is clean and inviting and that the gardens are well maintained can all go a long way to enticing a buyer to fall in love with your property and see your house faster!

Exclusivity!

Selling your property in Ibiza with just one agency creates a win-win situation. You are instructing an agent who will fully commit their time, resources and expertise into ensuring your villa for sale in Ibiza is their top priority. Our experienced team offer a professional and polished service helping you to sell your house faster.

 If you want to sell your house in Ibiza, NOW is the best time!

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What is Home Staging and why is it so important when selling your property?

What is Home Staging and why is it so important when selling your property?

Increasingly, in the real estate world you hear this expression, HOME STAGING, and it is that the competition between agencies and real estate agents is so overwhelming that you have to make a difference.

If an agent gives you this service, it will consist of decorating your home in a more attractive way with regard to photos, video and 3D tours, which will make selling your home easier.

The first impression is what counts, and this first impression is taken by buyers when they see a property published on a portal. It only takes about 20 seconds to view the photos to have the first impression defined. So, it is essential to take care of that moment.

And we go beyond photos, real estate experts agree that in the first 90 seconds of a visit, the buyer already knows roughly whether or not they like a home.

At RE / MAX Isla Blanca, we do Home Staging. Thanks to this, we get more interested parties and, therefore, more visits to the house. With this technique, we prepare the home by eliminating the owner’s most personal objects, such as photos, and we add objects in neutral colors that follow the latest trends in decoration. The furniture is redistributed to lighten the spaces and make them “cleaner” and of course, emphasis is placed on the different lighting points.

 In this way, we give the house a more renewed air, which attracts potential buyers and when they enter, they feel comfortable, in what would be “their home”.

According to the AHSE (Association of Home Staging Spain), in 2018, 60% of homes with Home Staging that were sold did so between 5% and 25% more than their initial value. And even more interesting, none were sold below the asking price.

In which specific cases is it more interesting to do Home Staging?

• If we are in a hurry to sell the house.

• If the house has been on the market for a long time and we cannot sell. We will do a rethinking of the image of the property.

• Provided that our floor does not present serious flaws or structural damage.

• If our house is empty. We can bring it to life with furniture and decoration objects quickly and without spending a lot of money for photos and videos.

• If it is a home that is too old and the decoration and furniture is decades old.

• If the house is of high standing. Highly recommended. Clients looking for a luxury apartment like to see the home with modern details that reflect their lifestyle.

If you plan to sell your property, keep these tips in mind.

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Consumption of household appliances in a house

Consumption of household appliances in a house

The Energy Efficiency label (EEE) that measures the scale of the consumption of an electrical appliance, has changed since last March 1, 2021, and with this, the categories A +++, A ++ and A + will no longer exist.

Consequently, appliances that were labeled A +++ will move to category C, while products currently marked with the A + label will change to yellow and the letter “D”.

This shows that the new system is much stricter, but it does not mean that these appliances have deteriorated, what it means is that achieving the maximum score is now much stricter and only available to very few today. This is expected to improve in the coming years.

From the European Commission it was proposed to review, optimize and simplify the labeling returning to the labels that go from “A” to “G”. Since March of this year, this labeling is mandatory only for dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines and will gradually be extended to other appliances.

Here are the devices that currently consume the most:

1.- Refrigerator

It never disconnects, so it is the one that consumes the most. According to Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the refrigerator represents 14% of the total energy in the home, which translates into an annual cost of € 26.02.

2.- TV

We spend too much time in front of this device, according to Statista data, in 2020 we Spaniards spent an average of 4 hours watching television, and this reaches an energy consumption of up to 10%. Not leaving it on standby when not in use is the most effective measure to save some energy.

3.- Washing machine

A family of four that puts four washing machines a week on average will be facing an annual expense of € 38.92 for using this appliance. The most interesting thing is that 80% of the expense of the washing machine occurs when heating the water, which is why it is so important to wash clothes at a low temperature to control this consumption

4.- Dryer

The dryer outperforms the washing machine in consumption. If on average a family puts four dryers a week, they will pay around € 46.95 per year. The advice to reduce the consumption of this appliance is that the clothes arrive as less wet as possible, that is, spin well in the washing machine.

5.- Oven

It is not lacking in almost any home, but its consumption reaches up to € 22.47 per year since heat generation is what consumes the most electricity in an appliance. Therefore, the trick to save is to take good advantage of the residual heat and turn off the oven during the last minutes of cooking a dish and avoid opening the door while it works so that no heat comes out.

6.- Dishwasher

History repeats itself, what makes the dishwasher use more energy is heating the water. A family with four members will spend around € 23.63 per year. The saving tips in this case are to use the ECO program that all dishwashers have today, clean filters and do proper maintenance.

7.- Small appliances

All the small appliances that generate heat, such as the microwave, the coffee maker, the vacuum cleaner or the iron are those that produce the most consumption. These small electrical appliances, according to RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA, represent 27% of the total energy expenditure of a home.

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THE NEED TO CARRY OUT A REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

THE NEED TO CARRY OUT A REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

From the moment you decide to put your house up for sale, there are a series of steps that you must follow, but if there is a necessary first action that you must do and we know a lot about this, it is to carry out an Appraisal.

Appraising your house is nothing more than an evaluation to determine its real value, to know how much we can sell it for. This appraisal must be carried out by a qualified professional, we have a professional team that is in charge of doing it, issuing a document, in order to fix the value of your home, following established criteria.

It is valid for six months and a cost that must be borne by the customer, which is usually around € 400 approximately.

There are several reasons apart from the purchase and sale, to carry out an appraisal, for example:

· Commercial negotiations

Marital division and inheritances

Dissolution or distribution of businesses

Budgets

Granting of mortgages

Having this document will allow the bank to establish the amount that they will be able to finance a potential buyer, although normally it does not usually exceed 80% of the appraisal value.

To carry out a fair appraisal, there are several stipulated and regulated factors on which the appraiser must rely.

These factors are common to all homes, regardless of the appraiser who carries them out, and are as follows:

-The location of the house will allow us to know the market value of the area.

Carry out a study of the area, evaluating the schools that are nearby, if public transport arrives, nearby hospitals, commercial premises … in our case, the properties we have.

-The state in which the house is located.

Analyze if there is any damage to the structure, any damage to the construction materials, maintenance and their age (the older, the lower the value).

-The size.

The total area, the distribution, the number of rooms and bathrooms, as well as the rooms available must be taken into account. We have homes of all sizes.

-Energy efficiency.

Based on the official energy certificate that the house has, the price to be registered is higher or lower. The higher the energy certification, the higher the valuation you will get.

Therefore, if you are thinking of selling your house, you should come and we will advise you on everything that concerns the appraisal, our professionals will visit your house, make a plan and take pictures of it, we will verify that the registry property is correct and that There is no urban illegality, to finally put a real price on your home. Do not hesitate and visit us.

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RENT YOUR HOUSE SAFELY

RENT YOUR HOUSE SAFELY

If you are the owner of a home, which is unoccupied, surely you have considered on many occasions (and if not, it is time) to get an extra return. When you have finally decided to rent that house that you have empty, we know that many fears arise about what will happen if the tenant does not pay me, if there are damages in the house, if there is any breach of the contract … It is normal that generate those doubts and fears, because nowadays, many cases are heard in which the rent does not go as the owner would have wanted.

Therefore, we are going to guide you so that the rental of your home is done in a safe and quiet way.

First of all, you have to establish what is the starting price that you want to put on your home. You must do a study to find out what situation the real estate market is in for rent. We propose you to make a comparison of the prices in homes similar to yours and in the area in which it is located, in order to offer a price as adjusted as possible, to be able to compete with the rest of properties that are in the same situation as yours. A reasonable price makes it more attractive and increases the likelihood that your house will be rented.

The next thing is, pay close attention to who you want to rent your house. You will have to make a careful selection of the tenant, to avoid future problems. Do not hesitate to request all the possible data of the person concerned, to check their solvency, even if necessary, do some research on them to make sure they are the correct person. To do this, you must ask for the DNI and a work contract or payroll, to see their job stability. You can request, for your peace of mind, additional guarantees, such as, for example, in addition to a deposit, claim one or two monthly payments in advance and even a guarantee, personal (that another person guarantees the tenant’s payments) or bank (that a financial institution, respond to possible outstanding debts). Of course, we can assure you that the perfect tenant does not exist, you must take it into account.

Another aspect to assess to guarantee your peace of mind is that the tenant takes out insurance for non-payments or damage to the home, thus covering any unforeseen event that may arise during the duration of the rental contract.

We advise you to carry out the entire deal, face to face, so you can know first-hand what that interested person is like and begin to create a relationship between tenant and owner, that for the good of both, it lasts over time. For that, you must also respond as a landlord, to all the obligations that correspond to you, because having a happy tenant will make them more careful and responsible.

Make sure that the house is in perfect condition and make the tenant understand that, as far as possible, it remains as you have left it, if it happens that they have to leave your home, at the end of the contract.

Finally, you must write a good contract, which clearly states the rental conditions, from the price to the duration, including the responsibilities that correspond to both parties and their possible consequences in the event of non-compliance. Even do an inventory and take pictures of how the house is before the rental, to compare it when the tenant leaves.

We recommend that you put yourself in the hands of professionals like us, to carry out all these procedures. We will advise and manage the entire process in a personalized way, listening to your needs and treating the possible tenant, in a close way. Drafting the contract so that both parties benefit and reach a satisfactory agreement that is long-lasting, for the good of both.

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How to prevent heat from escaping from inside your home.

How to prevent heat from escaping from inside your home.

We are cold and we all like to have a warm environment inside our homes.

But from RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza, we know that for this to be possible, we must prevent the heat from escaping from home.

In addition to the warmth, it is also convenient to pay attention to the energy and economic savings that you will not waste the heat you have inside the house.

At RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza we know different ways to prevent the heat from escaping from home and it is that with a few simple acts, you will see how you achieve it.

· A good resource is to place rugs in different rooms of the house. Something that may seem so insignificant, will bring a warm touch to your home, making it not lose temperature through the floor, since with poor insulation between 5% and 10% of heat can escape. The model, the colour and the material will depend on your tastes.

· If you need to paint your house, you can opt for thermal paint, capable of forming a layer of insulation that will allow you to save on heating.

· From RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza we also recommend insulating your walls using corks and natural resins, which, in addition to the cold, isolate acoustically. Another option in terms of walls is to install a wooden baseboard, which will prevent the temperature from going through the walls, which is usually around 20% heat.

We move on to textiles. As with rugs, a good sofa cover will make the feeling of being warmer even more noticeable. To this must be added having a pair of sofa blankets on hand that allows you to cover yourself at any given moment. As for the bedrooms, for you to notice a warm atmosphere, you should use warm sheets and use a duvet, which will prevent you from losing the feeling of heat that it gives you while you sleep.

From RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza we recommend you not to forget the windows, one of the main escape routes from the heat. A bad choice of both the windows and the glass will make you lose between 25% and 30% of the heat, so you should choose PVC windows that are the ones that protect the most from the cold and possibly they are hinged, since that its closure is more hermetic than the slides.

In addition, add a thick glass that lets in the outside heat and prevents a temperature leak.

Finally, good curtains to dress these windows will considerably reduce heat loss.

If you follow these tips that we have given you from RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza, you can enjoy total warmth throughout the cold season.

For any real estate questions that may arise at any time, contact us and we will be at your disposal.

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Give yourself the pleasure of opening a new home.

Give yourself the pleasure of opening a new home.

Today, there is a wide catalogue of homes for sale, but most are second-hand. Since the brick boom, there are few new home developments, but if you look, you can find them. At RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza, we have some brand new housing developments, which are some advantages over second-hand homes.

We are going to focus on what are the advantages of opening a new home.

Although it is true that second-hand work in the last decade has become the most demanded option, little by little, new houses are recovering lost ground.

-The pleasure that gives a brand new house is comparable to very few things. One of the main reasons why a new home is chosen is to know that it is ready to move into, without having to carry out any reform. Compared to a second-hand home, it is quite likely that some type of work will have to be done to adapt to our comforts, mostly due to its age.

-Another advantage than in RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza

We see to get you a new home, it is that they are technically better, the finishes are usually superior, both in materials, supplies, and in the use of new technologies both in construction procedures and in the adaptation to our home, achieving a greater comfort. In turn, energy efficiency systems are used, which in addition to providing economic savings, will also make your home a sustainable and respectful place.

-Undoubtedly, from RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza

We believe that the biggest advantage that buyers opt for a new home is the ease of customization. Normally, all clients are involved in the construction of the house, offering numerous alternatives, so that the house is to their liking, so they will get a totally personalized and adapted home, depending on the tastes of each one.

-In addition, new projects usually include not only the part of the house that is the one that is going to be inhabited, but also a lot of effort is put into carrying out common spaces, which will facilitate the comfort and convenience of the entire enclave . At RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza, we know that more and more, complexes are often surrounded by gardens, sports and children’s courts, swimming pools and other extras, which make living together a pleasure.

-And no, for less important, is the economic issue. Although it is true that the prices can be somewhat high, this type of housing offers greater financing facilities, which adapt to the economy and the time of each client, adjusting to the maximum, the quotas so that you can live in your new house, do not suppose an economic ordeal.

So, if you are thinking of buying a new-build home, don’t forget to stop by RE / MAX ISLA BLANCA in Ibiza and we will find yours, among the available promotions.

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