With it breathtaking nature, Koh Samui is one of the most visited islands in Thailand. Some people even decide to relocate here, thanks to the high quality of life offered.
As Koh Samui has attracted increasingly more foreigners over the years, you can find many reputable and foreign owned real estate agencies here.
This is beneficial, as they understand what regulations you need to cope with as a foreigner. You’ll also reduce a lot of hurdles with communication issues as you speak the same language.
In this article, I present some of the best and most popular agents in Koh Samui.
1. Koh Samui Properties
Koh Samui Properties established almost two decades ago and is one of the biggest and oldest real estate agencies in Koh Samui. What makes them unique is their diverse and multilingual team, which mostly consists of expatriates.
The agency is headed by Harry B. Bonning, who is an expatriate and a British national working in Thailand. He has 40 years of experience in real estate and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Harry has lived in Thailand since 2001 and has a deep knowledge of the local real estate market and its regulations.
Before moving to Thailand, Harry worked as a General Manager of the Emirates Property Investment Company in the UAE.
The website lists various kinds of properties like family houses, luxury villas, apartments, land, resorts, commercial property, and rentals.
Koh Samui Properties can help you find both residential and commercial property. In addition, they also help you with property management, legal services, and sales.
Koh Samui Properties. 58/11 Moo 4, Bangrak. Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320. Thailand.
2. Real Samui Properties
Real Samui Properties (RSP) is a leading real estate agency in Samui and owned and operated by a team of expatriates.
David Delhanty is the owner of the company, a British national that worked as an IT consultant in London before moving to Thailand. He established Real Samui Properties 12 years ago.
Bobby Birt is also of British origin and the Sales Manager at Real Samui Properties. Their team has both foreign and local Thai employees.
Real Samui Properties has a versatile property portfolio that includes land, houses, apartments, villas, and resorts. There are currently more than 200 properties listed on the website.
Their main focus is to develop and sell real estate in Koh Samui. However, they also offer short and long term rentals of high-end villas and apartments. They can also help you with legal work and taxation.
6/39 Moo 3, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320, Thailand
3. Samui Property Locator
Samui Real Estate Locators Co. Ltd. is a major real estate agency and consultant on the island. The agency was founded in 2008 and also known as Samui Property Locator.
The company is owned by a husband and a wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jepson, who are originally from the UK.
The company has an impressive property portfolio, including commercial properties, residential properties, and land. You can find houses, apartments, and villas on the website.
At the moment I’m writing this article, there are around 200 properties listed on their website for sale, and around 6 villas for rental.
The company helps foreigners with property searches, sales, rentals, and leases. You can buy both residential and commercial property with the help of Samui Property Locator.
Samui real estate locators Co. Ltd, 157/33 Moo 1 Bo phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
4. Horizon Homes Samui
Horizon Homes is a reputable real estate company based in Koh Samui. The company was founded in 2007 and has both managers and staff that are multilingual expats.
The Managing Director and co-founder of the company is William McClintock, who’s originally from Britain. He has 45 years of experience working with real estate in different countries, including the UK and Thailand.
He currently acts as the director of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, that represents 700 agents all over the world.
Alexander Armitage is the co-founder and currently work as a development manager. He’s originally from the UK and worked with real estate for 2 years in his home country, before moving to Thailand in 2004.
Horizon Homes Samui has won a number of property awards in the last few years, including “Best Developer Koh Samui for 2017” by Dot Property Thailand.
Horizon Homes Samui helps you to find and invest in property in Koh Samui and other cities in Thailand. In addition, they are also a property developer and assist you in property development and construction.
The services offered by the Horizon Homes include property sale, lease, land sale, villa rentals, property development, construction, and assistance in property investments.
10/11 Moo 5, Bophut Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
5. Company Vauban
Vauban Real Estate, or Vauban Group, is a leading real estate agency with six branches in different cities in Thailand, including Koh Samui.
The company established in Bangkok in 2006 and later expanded to Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Phuket. They have a multilingual team of 40 real estate agents, including English, Thai, German, French, and Chinese nationals.
The founder of the company is a French national, Cyrille Hareux. Not only does he have a long experience in the real estate industry, he has also worked in the financial industry and was financial director at Jet Multimedia and financial controller at Valfond, before he decided to move to Thailand to start his own business.
Properties listed on their websites include residential houses, condominiums, apartments, and villas.
They offer services like sales and leasing, rentals, property management, and rental management.
IT Complex 142/57 moo 4, Tambol maret, Lamai, Koh Samui Suratthani 84310 Thailand, Lamai, Samui
6. Go Samui Villas
As the name says, Go Samui Villas is a specialist real estate company that only deals with sales and rentals of villas in Koh Samui. Go Samui Villas is a subsidiary of a global company, Go Luxury Villas, that established in 2012.
In addition to Go Samui Villas, the parent company also owns multiple subsidiaries in many other Southeast Asian countries, that include Go Fiji Villas, Go Phuket Villas, Go Bali Villas, and several more.
They deal only with villa rentals and villa sales. There are currently 250 villas available on their website for rentals.
The main service they offer is villa rentals, but they also offer villas for sales. They also offer catering services and arrange luxury weddings at the villas.
45 / 22 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
7. Samui Property Centre
The Samui Property Center was founded in 2012 and helps both locals and foreigners to buy property in Koh Samui.
They mostly deal with residential properties and land, including houses, apartments, and villas. There are around 140 residential properties listed on their website.
Services offered by Samui Property Centre include residential sales, land sales, development and construction, rentals, and commercial sales.
124/27 Moo 2, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
8. Koh Samui Real Estate
Koh Samui Real Estate is a villa rental and sales company based in Koh Samui. They have a big selection of luxury villas available for sales and rentals.
You can mostly find villas and land on their website available for rentals as well as for sales.
Services offered include sales, leasing, holiday rentals, and commercial sales.
100/15 baan boona soi 4, Tambon Mae Nam, Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
9. Sun Way Samui
Sun Way Samui is a leading property agency that deals in both property sales and rentals. It has multilingual staff with many expatriates as its team members.
Most of the listed properties on their website are villas, but you can also find land, condominiums, and apartments for purchase.
They offer both sales and rental service for Samui Villas and other residential properties. There are around 200 properties available on their website for rentals.
In addition, they also have a special desk that assists you with car rentals, concierge service, boat charters, and SPA arrangements.
9/61 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surathani, Thailand 84320
10. Century 21 Zazen
Century 21 Zazen Properties is a major real estate agency in Koh Samui Island. The agency is owned and managed by expatriates and have many multilingual staff.
The Managing Director and co-founder is Mr. Patrick Balmer who is originally from Switzerland, he has lived on Koh Samui since 1993.
Alexander Andries is originally from Belgium and a co-founder of the company. He is also the owner of Zazen Boutique & Spa.
They offer all kinds of residential properties like houses, apartments, condominiums, and villas.
The main service is property sales, but they offer additional services like leasing, marketing management, investment & land services, research & valuation, resale, and investment consultancy.
119/24 Samui Town Center Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui 84320, Thailand
11. Conrad Properties
Conrad Properties Co. Ltd. is a popular real estate agency based in Koh Samui. It was founded by Conrad Krawczyk, a British National who worked for leading real estate agencies before moving to Thailand, including Knight Frank and Raimon Land PLC.
They have staff speaking both English, French and Thai.
You can find all types of properties listed on their website, including condos, apartments, villas, houses, and land.
The services offered by Conrad Properties include property sales, property rentals, villa rentals, and villa sales.
119 Samui Town Center, Moo 1, Bophut Koh Samui, 84320, Suratthani, Thailand
How much do I need to pay my agent in commission on Koh Samui?
Agents usually pocket 3% of the sales value in commission. Just making a comparison, in Hong Kong the commissions are 1%, in the Philippines 2-3% and in Cambodia 2-3%.
Which areas are interesting when buying property in Koh Samui?
Many foreigners decide to buy in the Northeastern part of Koh Samui, not surprisingly, property is more expensive on average here. The North coast is also becoming a preferred choice for developers and buyers, as they tend to look for new areas.
The West coast is quieter and not as popular as the above mentioned areas, but still a preferable choice for buyers who want to live in a quieter place.