Real Estate Agents in Ecuador

Find Real Estate Agents in Ecuador

Moving to Ecuador? Stretching from the Pacific Ocean coast till the Amazon, Ecuador is the smallest South American country. The capital of Ecuador , Quito, and Cuenca beckons to you, understandably so: with contrasts between old and new. The real estate industry in Ecuador is not a mature one and not well organized. There is no leading property portal where you can find all the listings, as most agents try to lease out or sell their own listings. Real estate agents do not work together as a network and may even compete each other. Many properties are put up for rent or sale directly by the owner along with listing it with one, two or three agents. It's also difficult to assess how any a agent, or expat agent, might be. A licensing process for real estate agents does exist in Ecuador. Experienced expats advise living in a long-term rental for a year or two so that you can get your bearings before you buy your dream house in Ecuador. Many expats have even ended up continuing with renting since Ecuadorian laws are pro-tenant, as long as you have a valid, signed, notarized, and registered lease agreement. Whether you are buying or renting it is your responsibility to sign up for and turn on all utilities. Water, gas, electricity is much cheaper than anywhere in Europe or North America. To find accommodation: There are a few ways to find accommodation in Ecuador. Rental agents and real estate agents are the best starting point, either by meeting them in person to discuss your requirements, or browsing their available properties via their own websites. There are plenty of options for you when searching for accommodation, from modern apartments to more traditional houses. Housing can range from a studio apartment to a beach villa. It is helpful to work out your budget and what size of accommodation is required well in advance so that your estate agent knows what to do. To put more emphasis on using a local real estate agent or relocation adviser In Ecuador, your search for a local real estate agent in Ecuador that might even speak your language starts here on www.housingagent.ec