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Greece – Finding Property to Buy

Popular Estate Agencies

  • Greece Sotheby’s International Realty: A luxury real estate agency with offices in Athens and Mykonos that specializes in high-end properties and exclusive developments.
  • Engel & Völkers: A global real estate agency with a presence in Greece, specializes in luxury properties, apartments, and land in prime locations.
  • AKTINA Real Estate: A well-established agency in Greece with offices in Athens and Crete that specializes in residential and commercial properties, as well as land and investment opportunities.

Qualifications and Licenses for Estate Agents in Greece

  • In Greece, estate agents are required to hold a valid license issued by the Ministry of Development and Investments, in order to operate.
  • The license is issued after passing an exam and meeting the requirements set by the Ministry of Development and Investments

Estate Agent Fees in Greece

  • In Greece, estate agents typically charge a commission on the sale of a property. This commission is usually between 2-3% of the sale price and is typically split between the buying and selling agents.
  • Additionally, the seller may be responsible for covering other costs associated with the sale, such as advertising, legal fees, and Notary fees.

Other Sources of Property Information in Greece

  • Property websites such as Rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla.co.uk, and PrimeLocation.com
  • Expat websites such as EasyExpat.com, Angloinfo.com and Internations.org
  • Local newspapers and magazines such as Kathimerini and Ta Nea
  • Word of mouth and recommendations from friends or acquaintances

Use of Buyer’s Agent in Greece

  • The Use of a Buyer’s Agent is not as common in Greece as it is in other countries
  • A qualification or license is not required for a buyer’s agent in Greece
  • The cost for a buyer’s agent service varies, but it is usually a commission based on the purchase price of the property, typically between 1% and 2%

Organizations for Foreign Property Buyers in Greece

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