Phuket has perhaps the most lucrative property industry in Thailand relative to its size and, not surprisingly, there are dozens of property agents – though the global financial crisis has made quite a few disappear.
Agents may be attached to developments or facilitate deals with all manner of properties, plus many will have ties to off-plan projects that can offer superb value-for-money.
Many property agents in Phuket are foreigners who are more successful at meeting the expectations of wealthy international buyers, and have large portfolios of villas and other desirable property for sale.
It is important to be specific about your requirements when dealing with Phuket real estate agents to avoid wasting time looking at unsuitable selections. This is perhaps Thailand’s most sophisticated property market and most (though not all) agents are experienced professionals used to dealing with million-dollar deals, along with renting and services.
Most Phuket property agents maintain extensive websites for remote browsing and will be able to advise you on ownership structures, the law and lawyers. That said, it’s always prudent in Thailand to vet your estate agents carefully since the law is not very supportive in cases of malpractice.
Also, bear in mind that agents make their money from the seller, so they won’t necessarily be on your side. Below are some suggested agencies that have a trusted reputation;
Property Agencies in Phuket
Phuket Andaman Real Estate: Experienced Phuket estate agents who deal with the sale and rental of houses, condos, apartments and land in all areas of Phuket and its surroundings. 50/6 Moo 7, Sai Yuan Rd., Nai Harn, Rawai. Tel: (080) 124 1245, Email.
Phuketone-Realestate: PhuketOne Real Estate is among Phuket’s top real estate agents specialising in quality property, including serviced apartments and villas. 6/34 Moo 6, Prabaramee Rd., Kathu. Tel: (096) 191 9836, Email.
CBRE Thailand: A large broker with offices in Phuket as well as Bangkok, CB Richard Ellis offers sales and leasing for housing, condos, serviced apartments and offices in Phuket. 12/9 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri Rd., Koh Kaew. Tel: (076) 689 900.
Tropical Homes Real Estate: There is no service charge for buyers with Tropical Homes Real Estate, one of Phuket’s leading agents with a full range of properties. 20/7 Soi Talingchan, Talad Yai. Email.
Phuket-real.com: This member of the Thai-Real.com family offers only the best hand-picked properties, catering to the international market. Everything from plots of land for building houses to private Thai islands, condos, villas, and island developments for living or the holiday rental market. Extensive online listings make browsing easy.
Phuket Realty: Certified estate agents, brokers and property consultants with numerous properties for sale and rent – houses, villas, condos, apartments, hotels, land and offices. 55 Lagoon Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang. Tel: (076) 325 411, Email.