So i’m ready to sell my Property in the Algarve, how does it work?

What’s important is to have a good unbiased look at your property and verify if it is at its best, and 100% In order to be presented to a buyer.


Is my property’s maintenance all done?

When you’ve been using the property for many years, small maintenance jobs can be overlooked.  This is where a separate set of eyes to find these minor faults in your home might come in handy.   And if you want to obtain the best selling price, we recommend that take care of any small repairs before putting the property on the market. Winter and spring time are maintenance times in the Algarve and a great opportunity to get the garden back into shape, get any pool repairs done, get the property painted, and so forth.


Is my property documentation in order?

Do you have all property documentation available? We often find that documents are outdated, that there might be documents missing or haven´t been updated after alterations were made to the property. It’s important that before listing your property with our real estate agency, your property documents are in order. We can meet with you and go through this together.

Quick check list for real estate owned in Portugal:

  • Passport or other ID of the seller(s)
  • ( No. de contribuinte) Copy of the Fiscal ID Number
  • If a company is selling the property, the share certificates and holders of these need to be identified
  • Caderneta predial (financas)
  • Certidao de teor (conservatoria do registro)
  • Licenca de habitacao (camara)
  • Ficha tecnica (camara)
  • Energy certificate
  • Floor plans (Final approved version with the stamp from the camara)
  • Borehole registration (if applicable)
  • Septic tank registration (if applicable)

Mediation contract (Agency Agreement)

Exclusive Algarve Villas is a licensed real estate agency with the license number AMI-7516 by Exclusive Living Mediaçao Imobilaria Lda.

As a government licensed real estate agency, we need a signed mediation contract (Agency agreement) in order to officially list your property for sale.  This means that, NO CONTRACT = NO SALE!!

A Mediation contract by law gives you the option to be on “exclusive” or “non-exclusive” basis, and the contracts are normally valid for 6 months with renewable equal periods. We use standard contracts given to us by IMPIC, the organ regulating the real estate and building licenses. Any questions on the contract can be clarified by our sales people.


Ready to sell?

With your property looking its best, all documents of the property verified and with a signed mediation contract, you are now ready to sell your property.

Exclusive Algarve Villas’ in-house photographer will make an appointment with you to take pictures of your property and make a property description, as well as going through all of the property’s features and equipment.

On the day of your scheduled photo shoot, we ask that the property is well presented, cleaned, and “staged” both interior and exterior areas, with all its cushions out on the sun loungers, umbrellas opened up, etc., and with no clutter visible and ready to be presented it it’s best way, as you would like to see it if it were showcased in a magazine.

For high-end luxury real estate, sea front villas and unique exclusive homes for sale in the West and Central Algarve, we also use the services of professional photographers and drone video services.



We will publish your property for sale on and send you the weblink to verify the description is correct, all features are mentioned and that all is as shown correctly.

Once you, as the property vendor has given us the green light, the property will be displayed on our network of international property portals and websites. Furthermore, we work with national and international real estate agencies and investment contacts to find a buyer for you.

If you have any questions in regards to listing your property for sale with Exclusive Algarve Villas, please contact us on +351 282 353 019 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Alternatively, you can use the webform below to submit information on the property you have for sale and one of our sales team will be in touch with you shortly.


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