Koh Samui Estate Agents
The property market on Koh Samui has expanded at an impressive rate over the last decade with the island becoming a popular second home and investment destination for buyers from around the world. The recent global economic crisis inevitably caused a slowdown in property sales, just as it did in most resort destinations, but Koh Samui's reputation as a top holiday destination, combined with significant improvements in infrastructure and build quality have ensured that the real estate market continues to grow and diversify.
A considerable number of estate agents list a wide range of properties for sale, but it is still important to choose carefully in order to guarantee integrity and the best possible advice when purchasing on the island. In Thailand, property ownership is a complicated process for foreign investors, which is why long established agents like EP Samui employ a team of professionals to guide potential buyers through the purchase process. With an extensive portfolio of completed properties, as well as appealing investment options in projects soon to be launched, the opportunities available to buyers are extensive.
One of the advantages to result from the economic downturn is that less reputable developers and agents in places like Koh Samui have either moved on or ceased operations. This has left the more professional well managed companies to build on the island's early success, leading to a more sophisticated and reliable market. Due dilligence should still be applied to any investment, but with experienced help on the ground and a constantly growing choice of quality homes available at attractive prices, the potential for capital returns remains strong.
Island's like Koh Samui do not yet boast independent bodies that can guarantee the professionalism of agents, developers or construction firms. The safest way to make a decision is therefore to conduct extensive research and talk to investors who have bought property on the island and therefore recommend the companies with a proven track record. EP Samui is often the first to be suggested, as their record of success in terms of property transactions is among the best on Samui.