We have moved into the New Year in Valencia with speed. The first week back after the New Year is not really a work week, everything starts after Epiphany, the 6th of January, also known as Kings' Day in Spain. And in that week we have sold four properties, had two property completions signed, started the plans for two modernisations on apartments, made a whole new Podcast series, identified new opportunities for our clients, listed 15 new properties and made upgrades to the website that mean we can feature price drops and new information in a much better way. 2021 finished with a ridiculous number of enquiries and 2022 has started with even more. I think we are 5x up on last year's enquiries at the moment as I write this half way through the month which isn't a bad start by anyone's standards.
Finally the kids are back at school, people are back at work and everything starts to get back to normal except... oh yeah Covid. Pesky thing isn't it. The long holidays are over and ust like every year we look to start the year strongly. This week we have a large number of clients in Valencia looking for properties both inside and outside the ity and we have put our Covid protocols into place due to the large numbers of cases at the moment: Masks required at all times, own transport to follow the agent if using cars outside of the city and plenty of cafes at outdoor pavement cafes to explain things. We have also started a couple of new projects one of which we can reveal today below
Welcome to 2022 and Valencia Property. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible with long form blog posts and more but Spain remains on holiday at the moment and Epiphany arrives on the 6th and nothing gets back to normal this year until the 10th when the kids go back to school and the majority of people go back to work.
Every year we produce a report on what people are buying in Valencia Property. Our clients are people just like you who are looking for their own ideal property in Valencia. These reports help you to see trends in the market but are not definitive by any means. They do allow us to give an overview of what is happening though and may help you to see the direction of travel in Valencia Property. We look at nationalities, locations, types of properties, prices, usage and state of the properties to give you a full overview. Take a look.
I recently wrote an article about the Paradox of Choice, you can see it at the link. In it we talked about there being less choice in the market but that is not necessarily a bad thing. We talked about positive constraints and knowing what you want when you are buying property or, to put it bluntly, anything really. When you are sure about what your requirements are then it is a lot easier to find what you are looking for. However, this is a follow up, this is a warning and it's important when looking for property or anything, sometimes perfect is your enemy because perfect doesn't exist, sometimes good enough is great!
Everyone who has been to visit us in the last year has asked the same question in one or more ways, "What has happened to the Brits coming here in the last year?" Americans ask it, the Dutch ask it and virtually everyone else asks us but most of all the Brits who visit us ask it because they can't understand the reason for the harm that has been imposed on their own island by the increasingly corrupt and incompetent UK government. I suppose we get asked it because we are British and everyone is interested in how a country can be so so so stupid as to impose restrictions on its own citizens by leaving the most successful trading and cultural block in the World