segunda-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2008

Casas do Barlavento opens third office

With offices in Lagos and Aljezur, Casas do Barlavento has established itself as a pro-active professional force in real estate, working exclusively in the Western Algarve. Today the company launched its third office at a prime location in Praia da Luz.

Although a relatively young company Casas do Barlavento have secured and established an excellent reputation during their 4 years of operation due to their highly qualified sales staff. Led by Sales Manager Sally Moore, they pride themselves on their customer centric approach providing a comprehensive and consistent before, during and after sales service for purchasers or vendors. Their standard of service has been the benchmark for others to follow and is making them the first choice in the Western Algarve.

Managing Director Luís Ledo, who set up the company in partnership with João Prieto, comments, “We’re launching our new office at a very exciting point in our growth and the continued growth of the West as a whole. We have established our credibility on best practices by focusing on providing clients with a friendly, responsive and committed service. We believe in utilising appropriate market driven technology and ensure all our properties are on all the leading property portals such as,,,,,,, and to name a selection.”

"Our new office is in a prime location right in the heart of Luz and allows us access to an even wider audience than before. From here we can fulfil the requirements for our residential, corporate and investor clients so this puts us in a very strong position in the market place.”

The office will be managed by Isabel Tavares, who has been the local bank manager for 15 years at Caixa Agrícola’s branch in Luz, consequently she knows the area, residents and locals exceptionally well.

Isabel comments, “I am delighted to be joining Casa do Barlavento, their experience in real estate, property management, rentals and project management is second to none. I believe them to be the best in the region or I wouldn’t be giving up my career at the bank for the opportunity to work for them. I know my knowledge of financial institutions will ensure we can offer a unique and truly personalised service to our clients. In addition to our real estate listings we will also offer sound advice on mortgages, finance and the legal aspects of buying a property in Portugal.”

The impressive portfolio of properties includes apartments starting from 89,500 €, to luxury villas up to 4.5million €. Their area of operation goes from Carvoeiro to Sagres and including the upcoming Aljezur area.

An example from their property portfolio is an attractive five bedroom villa set in a 677m2 plot, located near to much sought after area of Porto Mós beach. The accommodation is arranged over 3 storeys with roof terrace and sea views. The ground floor comprises of fully fitted kitchen with pantry and laundry, open plan living & dining area, plus a small office and the master bedroom suite with an additional shower room.The First floor boasts a spacious living area complete with bathroom, 2 bedrooms and an office (9m2) with a workshop. In the basement, there is 100 m2 garage. The garden with a covered BBQ area, has plenty of space to add a pool. There is also the additional benefit of a garden/pool room with games area and shower room, this could easily be converted into extra self contained living accommodation along with the garage. (Reference M/01037 - Villa – Lagos) The property is priced at £ 379,100.00.

For people who are not familiar with the language, procedures and customs in Portugal, buying a home, moving in and taking care of it afterwards can be a complicated and even costly undertaking so Casas do Barlavento offer additional support with services such as project management, property management & holiday rentals giving their clients complete peace of mind.

The price boom seen in the Algarve during the last 10 years has ensured excellent growth and meant that properties have on average appreciated by some 12%. Recently undertaken analysis by Casa do Barlavento shows that during their 4 years of operation they have seen examples of properties, especially plots, that have doubled in value.

The future of Casa do Barlavento looks set to flourish as they continue to build a reputation for quality products and tailor made service. They promise prompt feedback, fast accurate valuations, excellent marketing materials and personalised customer service.

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