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Estonia – Finding Property to Buy

Popular Estate Agencies

  • ERA Kinnisvarabároo: One of the largest and most well-known estate agents in Estonia, with offices in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, and Narva. They offer a wide range of services, including property sales, rentals, and valuations.
  • City24: An online platform that connects buyers and sellers with estate agents in Estonia. They offer a wide range of properties, including apartments, houses, and commercial properties.
  • KV.EE: An online platform that specializes in the sale of apartments and houses in Tallinn and the surrounding areas.
  • Opto: A full-service estate agency based in Tallinn, offering sales, rental, and property management services.
  • O√ú Maaklerid: A small, independent estate agency based in Tallinn, specializing in the sale and rental of high-end properties.

Qualifications and Licenses

for Estate Agents in Estonia

  • According to the Estonian Real Estate Association, all estate agents in Estonia must be members of the association and must hold a valid real estate broker’s license issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.
  • To obtain a license, individuals must have a secondary education, pass an exam, and have professional liability insurance.

Estate Agent Fees in Estonia

  • Estate agents in Estonia typically charge a commission fee, which is usually a percentage of the sale price of the property. The commission fee varies depending on the estate agent, but it is typically around 2-3%.
  • In addition to the commission fee, the seller may also be responsible for paying other fees, such as advertising costs and legal fees.

Other Resources for Property in Estonia

  • Online property portals such as City24, KV.EE, and ERA.EE, offer a wide range of properties for sale and rent, with detailed information and photos.
  • National newspapers such as Postimees also have property sections with details of properties for sale and rent.
  • Some expat websites such as Estonia Expat and Estonia Expat Forum have a property section, where expats can find information about properties and ask for advice from other expats.

Buyer’s Agent in Estonia

  • The use of a buyer’s agent is not common in Estonia and there is no specific qualifications or licenses required for this profession.
  • Some estate agents may provide buyer’s agency services for an additional fee, but this would be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Organisations for Foreign Property Buyers

in Estonia

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  • The Estonian Real Estate Association (ERA) is the main professional association for real estate agents in Estonia and can provide information and advice to foreign buyers. Their website is https://era.ee/ and their contact number is +372 611 0444.
  • The Estonian Land Board (Maainfo) provides information and services related to the ownership and use of land in Estonia. Their website is https://www.maainfo.ee/en/ and their contact number is +372 620 1211.

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