Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > LIVING & WORKING IN POLLENSA > Living & Working in the Pollensa Area

Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 12-02-2010, 20:11
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,739
Default

Bella, I know you tried to help me and I am really grateful Thanks. I just can not believe the attitude of these agents - thy need a big wake up call! I have found a couple of websites dedicated to private sales in Balearics so will investigate those. I may also put an add in The Times one Sunday. The local Mallorcan usuals didn't work. I'm also thinking of perhaps a swap - apartment -villa-difference in money but not sure.
If I really do have to sell - (I am working on a way to keep it - just bought euro ticket lol) then I will do it myself. I think My husband would prefer to not sell too so there may be room for negotiation! I think the villa is one thing we do agree on.
I think we will, in the short term, rent out and then review at the end of the season. Life should be somewhat normal by then and it may be easier to make a decision. I did think of putting a sign up but our villa is in a residential area of Gommar and doesn't benefit from much passing 'trade'.
Actually, Bella - your suggestion of speaking to a solicitor maybe a good one. They know the market better then any agent and will tell the truth. The agents seem to tell you everything is awful if you are selling and if you are buying (like a friend of mine) get in quick the market is moving and prices increasing! ( lucky lucky man!!! lol)
__________________
Eleanor

Last edited by eleanor; 12-02-2010 at 20:15.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #17  
Old 12-02-2010, 23:24
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Banstead, Surrey & Gotmar!
Posts: 177
Default

Eleanor, have you spoken to 'Bob" ?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 13-02-2010, 16:58
pollensa's Avatar
Founder
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Colchester, UK
Posts: 3,822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eleanor View Post
I am working on a way to keep it - just bought euro ticket lol
So the big question is .. did you win enough to keep it?..

(sorry couldn't resist when I saw there'd been a UK winner.)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 13-02-2010, 18:16
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,739
Default

OMG - Just remembered - I haven't checked - will do it now. I just have this feeling............................that I haven't!!! Oh well - i spent every euro of that in my dreams lol

Wob - yes have spoken to Mr M he tried to sell me land to build a villa!!! - maybe he hitched into one of my dreams lol
__________________
Eleanor
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 13-02-2010, 20:44
smg smg is offline
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere sunny
Posts: 406
Default

Sunday Times often do private ads - a friend of mine reckoned they were good value for his 'unique' Uk property - he will also do a 'update it yiourself' website for what i believe are reasonable fees, & he seems to have ways of getting to the top of google searches
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 14-02-2010, 10:06
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,739
Default

We did place an ad in Sunday Times just after Christmas. I think it cost about 100 for something that was quite small. We didn't receive any response but was probably worth a try. Actually I have the times this morning and have just looked at the overseas property for sale page. It is very surprising as there are very few properties generally. Perhaps an indication that the world has moved on from hard copy advertising to web.
__________________
Eleanor
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 14-02-2010, 21:23
MoMike's Avatar
****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Manchester
Posts: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eleanor View Post
... I heard today that Pedro Mesquida are the latest to 'go down'- ...
This is a bit sad for me. We bought our apartment with them. They (well, Anja who we dealt with) were attentive, charming and efficient.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 14-02-2010, 22:20
pollensa's Avatar
Founder
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Colchester, UK
Posts: 3,822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoMike View Post
This is a bit sad for me. We bought our apartment with them. They (well, Anja who we dealt with) were attentive, charming and efficient.
Re Pedro Mesquida, although we've been told they have closed their office, they are currently working from home - see puertopollensa.com/property_for_sale.html#pedromesquida
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 14-02-2010, 23:32
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,739
Default

I have been told that Tina who was the main partner retired a few years ago and left the running of the office to her daughter Louisa and a couple of others Anya and Alex. This was at the same time that Pedro Mesquia in the Palma office retired.
About 18 months ago Louisa took over the office and worked alone. The other members of staff moved on. The office moved about a year or so ago from the seafront to the 'main agency strip', where Louisa worked part time alone. From information I have received Pedro Mesquida have shut shop but immediate outstanding business i.e. sales in progress - work is continuing from home.
__________________
Eleanor
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 18-02-2010, 13:53
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Default Selling Without an Agent

I know two different people who bought their houses via the Daily Bulletin with no problems at all. Must be worth a try.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 18-02-2010, 19:57
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,739
Default

Hi PeeWee
I actually did place an ad in the Bulletin just before Christmas. I didn't actually receive ant response but was probably bad timing. Perhaps it may be worth a second try.
Thanks you for reminding me and welcome.
__________________
Eleanor
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spanish travel agent? alcanadakid Travel Companies 5 23-02-2009 18:40
Travel agent wanting reservations/ travel work rachel23 Jobs Wanted 0 03-08-2007 17:07


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011