Blogs

What type of property owner are you? With endless estate agencies selling luxury overseas homes, why did we create The Viewing?

Prior to establishing The Viewing, our team worked for over a decade at luxury real estate agencies marketing stunning overseas homes to buyers from all over around the globe. Brokering the sales of beautiful homes was our day-to-day work, dealing wi

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Five reasons why you should spend Christmas at your holiday home.

We all tend to think of our holiday homes as summer retreats, choosing to spend Christmas at home closer to family and friends. Christmas can however be a whole lot more fun and relaxing if you head to your second home. Here are five reasons why.

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How to design your vacation home. Top tips from our friends at @Vifabella

Before shipping containers of furniture and breaking the bank buying new appliances for your fabulous, newly purchased, overseas home. Take some time to consider exactly how you want to use the property. The designers at Vifabella have kindly shared

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Jonnie Irwin provides invaluable advice to buyers and vendors of overseas homes, on and off screen!

Read our latest guest blog on how to ensure you and your property are sale-ready. As a Director of international property law firm Judicare, Jonnie Irwin encourages both buyers and vendors to be thorough and meticulous when buying and selling

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Our favourite Instagram accounts

Here at The Viewing we are just loving Instagram at the moment so let us tell you why, as well as sharing with you our very favourite accounts. Whether you own an overseas home, you are searching for an overseas home or you simply aspire to o

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Top Tips for the perfect pool

The Perfect Pool – Six Top Tips from The Viewing on how to build the perfect swimming pool for your #overseashome Position Position Position.... The most common question those of us that work in real estate and rentals hear is IS THE POO

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Removals advice from our friends at MoveHub

Want your labrador and a huge family heirloom in your new home abroad? No problem! Read these top tips from our friends at Movehub on shipping everything but the kitchen sink. So, you have found your ideal overseas home. Now you have to get all y

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Vendor blog: Tarn et Garonne

Fancy 37% more sunshine in your life? Read our latest ‘Vendor Blog’ to find out why the sun shines on the magical region of Tarn et Garonne in South West France. As proud owners of a beautiful rural property near Bruniquel allow us to

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How to choose an estate agent

Choosing an estate agency to market your overseas home? With avg €72,000 agency commission due on the sale of a €1m property, this is a decision you need to get right. Here's how. Euro 72,000 euros is the standard amount paid to sel

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Why use a currency broker

Did you know that using a foreign exchange broker on the purchase of a €1.5m euro property could save you as much as £32,000! Read this guest blog from Cornhill FX to find out more. The Viewing is delighted to introduce Cornhill FX, a

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Vendor Blog: Aosta, Italian Alps

No one knows their overseas home better than the owner so The Viewing invite guest blogs where owners can tell you directly what makes the location of their second home fantastic. This week read why the ITALIAN ALPS has been such a great location

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How to adapt your sales strategy to current market

Read on for tips from The Viewing on how to adapt to the current market. Brexit, Trump, exchange rate highs and lows, earthquakes in Italy, terrorism in France and Germany, death of a King in Thailand, the Zika virus, monetary crisis in India....

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6 steps to put your property on the market

Putting your overseas home on the market? Now is the time to start getting ready. Here is the guide from The-Viewing on how to prepare to make sure this year generates that all important buyer lead for a speedy, problem-free sale. THE KEY

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Why November is the best month of the year to get a low offer accepted when buying a European sunshine home.

Here in Europe the nights are drawing in, the skies are grey, summer is but a distant memory, sigh! So here is how to profit from the depths of winter and make an outstanding European property purchase/sale. Listen up Vendors: November

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How to get the property photoshoot right

So Autumn is upon us and the winter is creeping up. How to make the most of the last of the sunshine and beautiful colourful leaves? Get a fantastic set of photos taken! If you own a European second home and you are intent on selling, the season

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How buying a property without an agent is simple.

The Viewing shares SIX SIMPLE STEPS to getting it right when making a private purchase of a beautiful overseas home, achieving the best price possible due to no agency commission. Know your stuff! Whether you are going to make a private p

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Lets discuss the importance of handling your negotiation right.

15% under asking price, how would you feel about selling your overseas house at this reduction? 15% is the sort of price reduction a buyers will try to achieve when they enter a negotiation on an overseas property, in some cases even more. So how

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What makes the perfect rural holiday home

Wine with your own label, the olive harvest picking with a group of friends, only the sound of birdsong, views to die for. These are just some of the factors that make the ideal rural overseas home. Let us at The Viewing talk you through what mak

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The BBC illustrates that buyers prefer viewings conducted by the owner themselves.

On the 12th July the leading BBC One Show at 7pm featured three sets of buyers shown around a property firstly by the homeowner and then by an estate agent. At the end of the experiment each buyer was asked to choose their preferred method. Four out

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Fear not BREXIT does not mean doom and gloom for overseas property.

Fear not BREXIT does not mean doom and gloom for overseas property. We shared our views with the Sunday Times on 26th June. The British Buyers Yes potentially some short term hesitancy from British buyers but we do not believe that

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