When looking at buying a home in Mallorca, the first thing that you need to do is to choose a knowledgeable, well-respected real estate agent. A good agent is invaluable to you when you’re looking to buy a property on the island, especially if you’re coming from outside Spain and your knowledge of the Spanish language is limited. It can be easy to get sucked into the idyllic clear sandy beaches and sunshine in Mallorca and not take the care to do the research. All too often, expats get themselves in a property tangle by searching online, not conversing with a professional and going through the process alone or using an unscrupulous agent. You are in a much stronger position if you go with a reputable real estate agent that knows the local real estate market and how it works.
How do I find a reliable real estate agent in Mallorca?
Luckily in Mallorca there are plenty of professional real estate agents who have worked on the island for decades. If you know already where you’d like to live on the island, it can really help to find a local agent. For example, buying property in somewhere like Deià will differ massively from somewhere like Port Andratx. If you’re looking at moving to to the Serra de Tramuntana, it is important to choose a real estate agent that is based there. Knowledge of village life, the local architecture and planning laws will be invaluable to you, so always make sure your agent has at least five years of local insight. Another thing to look out for is the API accreditation which means the agency is registered officially.
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Do they speak my language?
If you’re looking to buy property on the Balearic islands and you don’t speak Spanish you’ll have no problem speaking in your native tongue, whether that be English, German, French or Swedish. The real estate workforce in Mallorca is diverse, bringing talent from all over the world. It is not uncommon to speak with a real estate agent that is at least bilingual, with the majority of them being polyglots.
The service on offer
When you choose a real estate agent in Mallorca, the majority of them will offer more than just finding you a property. They will take you through the available properties that fit your criteria and budget, accompany you on viewings and see you through the transaction process. Many of them also have a legal department and can help you with organising a mortgage. In terms of settling into the lifestyle here, some agents are also known to take their clients out to lunch to show you the local scene. This is what makes real estate in Mallorca special. Many agents have moved from overseas to the island and so understand the journey it takes to feeling at home on Mallorca.
From finding the area you want to live in to choosing the right real estate agent, discover here everything related to buying a property on Mallorca.
The big players
While Mallorca is primarily made-up of many boutique real estate agencies, there are several big players that have offices island-wide. The network within these agencies is huge, and given their size, you can guarantee the most efficient service. For each region, they have selected agents specialising in the area, amounting to an impressive gathering of island knowledge. If you’re not sure which area in Mallorca to choose, then opting for one of the bigger island agents is a good choice since they can provide a more extensive property portfolio.
Engel and Völkers
Engel and Völkers is not just huge on Mallorca but also world-wide, present in over 800 locations covering 33 countries. On Mallorca, their presence is just as strong with 22 offices across the island and a portfolio of over 3000 properties. In total, Engel and Völkers make up 30% of all property transactions in the Balearics from overseas customers. If you choose Engel and Völkers, you’ll access over 30 years of island knowledge from an international team of agents.
Engel & Völkers
Engel and Völkers is one of the biggest real estate giants on the island, imparting incomparable knowledge.C/ Isaac Peral 50,
Port d'Andratx +34 971 238 584
Originally set-up by Robert Maunder in 1996, First Mallorca has built a solid reputation for being one of the island’s strongest real estate agents. Their main office is situated in Costa d’en Blanes (just two minutes from Puerto Portals) and their other offices are found in Sóller, Pollensa, Port Adriano, Port Andratx and Palma. They maintain a close relationship with local notaries, lawyers and architects, ensuring that all matters relating to property in Mallorca are covered. Their values are aligned with honesty, friendliness and loyalty.
Real Estate Agents in Palma
If you’re looking to purchase property in Palma, then you’ll be spoiled for choice with the amount of real estate agencies based in the city. On many of the streets surrounding El Borne and the Cathedral, there is practically a real estate agent on every corner. Key players Engel and Völkers and First Mallorca have offices in the city, as well as boutique agents specialising in city apartments. However, with the neighbourhood of Son Vida peaking at some of the most expensive property in Mallorca, the majority of Palma real estate specialise in high-end villas and sea-view apartments.
HC/ top real estate agents in Palma
Mallorca Gold (Camí de Son Rapinya)
This boutique agency run by Daniel Washke is based just outside Palma in Camí de Son Rapinya. Mallorca Gold only specialise in luxury properties, specifically those that are priced at two million euros and above. Their main focus is in southwest, with a portfolio of incredible properties in Port Andratx, Son Vida and Bendinat.
Trust Daniel Waschke to connect you with Mallorca’s luxury real estate and find multi-million paradise.Camí de Son Rapinya 40,
Palma+34 971 790 701
Home Concept Mallorca (Central Palma)
Run by qualified lawyer Maria Garau, Home Concept Mallorca offers a carefully-curated portfolio of homes in the nicest locales on Mallorca, encompassing everything from traditional to modern. Clients appreciate Maria’s knowledge in the area of property law and investment, making her one of Palma’s sought-after experts.
Home Concept Mallorca
Step into the world of living in Mallorca with Home Concept, who cover all aspects of buying a property here.Pza Bisbe Berenguer i Palou 11
Palma de Mallorca 07003 +34 971 919 555
Reiderstad Invest Real Estate (Santa Catalina)
Pop into the warm and welcoming Reiderstad Invest, a Swedish real estate agency specialising in luxury properties in Mallorca. They ensure that the process to buying your new villa or apartment is chilled and calm. Founders Fredrik Reiderstad and Sofia Sandén await your visit in Palma’s trendy neighbourhood, Santa Catalina.
The Reiderstad team are leaders when it comes to marketing and selling properties at their head office in Santa Catalina.Carrer Soler, 21C, Palma //
Paseig Illetes 2, Illetas Centre comercial, Illetas
+34 971 100 408 // +34 971 100 240
SkandiaMäklarna (Santa Catalina)
Since being launched in the late 1980s, SkandiaMäklarna has been one of Sweden’s leading real estate agencies and accounts for over 90 offices across Sweden and Spain. Their one office in Mallorca is in Santa Catalina, where you’ll receive an experienced service available in not only Swedish, but other languages too.
Not only for Swedes, SkandiaMäklarna works with an international clientele to find the perfect property that fits their dreams.Plaza de la Porta Santa Catalina 2,
+34 691 892 596
Buy a Home Mallorca (Portixol)
Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Palma, Buy a Home Mallorca are a team of happy Swedish, English, Spanish and German real estate agents. Since 2008, they’ve been selling beautiful old fisherman’s cottages and sea-front villas across Mallorca, with a particular speciality in Portixol and Es Molinar.
Real Estate Agents in the Southwest of Mallorca
The southwest is home to some of the hottest property in Mallorca calling real estate agents from all over Europe to set-up base here. It is a magnet for those looking for property with perfect sea-views positioned within a short distance from Palma and its international schools. Second-home buyers are particularly drawn to this area in places like Santa Ponsa and Port Andratx. This has lead to the market evolving with the international market at its centre. English, German and Scandinavian buyers will find no problem in receiving a service similar to what they would in their home countries.
HC/ top real estate agents in Southwest
Mallorcasite Real Estate Agency (Santa Ponsa)
Founders Daniel Arenas and Gloria Rodríguez Martín are the owners of MallorcaSite, a small boutique agency who devote all their time to hunting for the right properties. They have some of the best connections on the island to find you exactly what you’re looking for. They don’t disappear when the search is over either, and help you settle in well.
Improved quality of life is the end goal of real estate consultancy MallorcaSite, going a whole step further in what it offers house hunters.C/ Illes Balears 14, 2
Poligono Son Bugadelles,
+34 971 712 165
Mallorca Se Vende (Santa Ponsa)
Run by Dutchman Dennis Heer and partner Vanessa Ávila, Mallorca Se Vende bring together over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Browse an exclusive portfolio of high-quality properties that stretch across Mallorca’s southwest coast, from Andratx to Son Vida. They also work with other local agencies to increase your chances of finding your dream property.
Real Estate Agents in the southeast of Mallorca
This part of the island is not only characterised by its good connection to Palma de Mallorca and lively hotspots, but also by the amazing beaches close by. Its rural and rustic which is reflected in the traditional fincas and country houses that are found here. Opportunities to renovate come up frequently and plots of land to build on too. However, as with all rural areas of Mallorca, knowledge of the area is key to understanding what your options are. Speak to a local real estate agent who can talk you through the process. Recommended buying areas include Santanyí, Cala d’Or and Porto Colom.
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HC/ top real estate agents in Southeast
Lucie Haurie (Santanyí)
With over 30 years’ experience behind her, Swiss-German Lucie Haurie is regarded as one of the best in real estate in the southeast. Not only does Lucie prioritise connecting you with your dream property, but she also values the lifestyle you experience in Mallorca too.
Real Estate Agents in Central Mallorca
Real estate in the centre of Mallorca is defined by open land, vineyards and mountains. Therefore, the area appeals to a slightly different type of buyer who prefer nature over Mediterranean Sea views. While historically the centre has always fallen behind other regions, real estate is picking up as more people strive to live the SLOW lifestyle. There is no better place than somewhere like Santa Maria or Alaró to settle down and live surrounded by pure, uninterrupted countryside. Local markets, small plazas and little churches are what make up rural living, and a real estate agent with good, local knowledge will be able to paint an accurate picture of what to expect.
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HC/ top real estate agents in Central Mallorca
Living Blue Mallorca (Santa María)
With offices in Alaró, Santa Maria and Port de Soller as well, Mandy Fetling and her international team know a thing or two about country living. Living Blue Mallorca provide a 360-degree service, from first viewings and negotiations to the changeover of water and power supply.
Real Estate Agents in the northeast of Mallorca
The northeast is where you’ll find a lot of real estate interest, particularly around the towns of Alcúdia and Puerto Pollensa. International buyers tend to invest in second homes here or buy property to rent to cyclists and hikers. The property sector is strong in this part of the island thanks to its wild outdoors and proximity to the Serra de Tramuntana. Buyers in love with the mountains and active lifestyle will feel a natural pull to this area of Mallorca. However, it does come at a price. Places like Formentor and Pollensa sell for some of the highest prices on the island.
HC/ top real estate agents in Northeast
Kensington Pollensa (Pollensa)
Susanne Rodermann has not only over 20 years of real estate experience, but she’s also a certified Feng Shui consultant. Therefore, when it comes to understanding how you want to feel in your home Susanne is one of Mallorca’s best real estate agents to talk to. She can help you choose a property that makes you feel good inside and out.
Specialising in luxury real estate in the island's north, Kensington Pollensa also offers a unique something extra in the form of Feng Shui expertise...Vía Pollentia 9,
+34 971 533 323
CCC Real Estate (Cala Ratjada)
Anker Köhler and her 10-strong team of professionals at CCC Real Estate, advise to dream big when it comes to buying a property in Mallorca. In addition, to sales and long term rentals, the agency works with carefully selected partners in fields of financing, insurance and investment.
Real Estate Agents in the northwest of Mallorca
The picturesque villages of Sóller and Deiá and their surrounding areas are characterised by high-demand. It is peaceful here and buyers who have looked at real estate in other areas of the island will notice the difference once they step foot in the northwest. Real estate agencies are largely boutique and specialist, with some presence from the bigger players. Local knowledge is key to finding the right property here, as much of the area is UNESCO protected. Therefore, when choosing a real estate agent, be sure to talk to someone who understands the village you’re looking at and its traditional way of life.
HC/ top real estate agents in Northwest
Casas Mallorca (Sóller)
At helencummins.com we bring together over 20 years’ experience of living on the island. Dr Helen Cummins, owner of abcMallorca, moved to the island in 1999 and has never looked back. Here, with the help of her in-house property experts, Helen has brought together the very best of real estate in Mallorca. The agents you can trust to see the process through with professionalism and efficiency.
Some of the real estate agencies have offices all over the island covering multiple regions, while others are smaller and more specialist. However, the one constant is that all of them select luxury properties and have a long history of happy clients now living the Mediterranean dream in Mallorca.