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Archive for the ‘Atlas International’ Category

Paramount Studios and the affect on the Spanish Property Market

Posted by jamesdearsley on October 22, 2010

In the last few months there has only been good news about the Spanish Property Market. Primelocation last week reported that year on year searches for Spain had risen by 147% making it the number one choice for property markets. To continue with the good news, The National Institute for Statistics in Spain recently reported a 26% increase year on year for property sales which further supports the theory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Atlas International, buy to let market, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spain, Spanish Property | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Autumn Exhibition season gets under way….

Posted by jamesdearsley on October 19, 2010

It has been a tremondous start this year to the Autumn Exhibition Seasson. So far we have had Exhibitions in the UK, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Russia and Germany with a lot of success at each.

It is also interesting to see that Spain is by far the most popular country once again with over 90% of all leads gathered at the fair wanting Spain. It seems the ease of travel, the lower prices and the strengthening currencies are all contributing to the return of the Spanish markets.

Below are some of the photos of the latest exhibitions for your perusal. Please click on the “i” on the centre of the image if you want any more information about the picture

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Property Exhibition in Poland

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 18, 2010

I was lucky enough to recently attend an exhbition in Polands 2nd largest city, Lodz. Very interesting and quite eye opening I have to say. It was predominantly an exhibition promoting Lodz and there was a surprising amount of choice it has to be said. However, my agents felt it was worth the risk to show some overseas property there as well. After all prices in Spain and Turkey are now far lower than buying a property in Poland. Where would you rather be? Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest blogs about the Overseas Property industry

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 13, 2010

Hello all,

I thought I would just share with you two aritcles that I have written recently for two websites – www.propertyadd.com and www.mypropertymentor.com which are both well respected blogging sites in their own right. Quite a privaledge really and the articles are below:

An article about using overseas property as a great secondary income for Real Estate companies – click here

An article about investment markets in overseas property with a particular focus on the lettings market – click here

Best wishes all. James

Posted in Atlas International, Blogging, buy to let market, Housing market, investment, Overseas Property, Social Media | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

House Hunters International on US primetime….what a nice opportunity

Posted by jamesdearsley on January 28, 2010

Back in May 2009 I was asked to do some filming for the US TV program House Hunters

House Hunters International

International. It was a great experience being out there with some of our clients who thankfully bought a property. Really interesting to see how it all works though and how it all gets stitched together.

We have split it into three sections so that YouTube could facilitate it all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Expansion continues in our Dutch market

Posted by jamesdearsley on December 1, 2009

Witte Woningen Broker Meeting 2009

I am sitting in Schipol airport as I write this piece as my flight has just been delayed which sadly is not the first time I have had this experience from here! Anyway, it does allow me to reflect on my experience today with the Real Estate Agent, Witte Wonigen Makleers http://www.wittewoningmakelaars.nl/

It was their annual conference and all the franchise offices around Holland came near the town of Almelo in the East of Holland (about 2 hours drive from Schipol) to discuss the market. It seems that the Dutch market has been having similar difficulties to most of its European neighbours in the last 18 months but, as with many countries, are confident about the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekend UK Newspaper Review…..

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 6, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week. On the “Box Net” application to the left of your screen you will find my first “Review of the Weekend Papers”. I hope that you will find this useful as this is mainly going to be distributed for all of my sales people across the world to keep up to date with the latest news. Maybe it will also be useful for you as well.

I am going to try to keep it to just 10 minutes long each week but I may pass comment on some of the articles that I have read and go on my own experience so you will have to excuse me if i go on a little bit longer but I will definately not be speaking for more than 15 minutes because I respect you are all busy people.

Feel free to comment on anything that you would like me to change or expand on.

Best wishes all and hope you have a good week.

James

Posted in Atlas International, Housing market, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, UK Property Market, Weekend Review | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

My thoughts on technology and real estate…part one

Posted by jamesdearsley on March 27, 2009

We are fortunate to be working in one of the most fascinating industries in the world, in my humble opinion of course, but it is also a complex and challenging one as well.

One of the challenges in recent years for Residential Real Estate, both Overseas or Domestic UK, has been to communicate our message through to the client. Real Estate agents have always had a bad name for communication and so this is where hopefully technology can come in and help. Read the rest of this entry »

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My First Post

Posted by jamesdearsley on March 25, 2009

First of all i would like to welcome everyone to this new blog. The aim of my blog is to talk about the Real Estate Industry with the main focus based on the Overseas Property Industry.

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