• Top Real Estate Agencies in Phuket: A Complete Guide

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    Phuket is one of the most visited resort islands in the world and attracts tons of tourists and people who want to relocate. It’s not strange, with such a breathtaking nature and quality of life offered.

    With all the foreigners pouring into Phuket, we’ve also seen a number of real estate agencies setting up offices over the years. Therefore, I decided to write this article, where I explain more about some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Phuket.

    1. Thai Residential

    Thai Residential is an established real estate agency with a team that’s been on-the-ground for 20 years. They’ve helped many foreigners to buy, sell and rent various kinds of properties, including condos and villas.

    The company has also won different awards, including “Best Real Estate Investment Advisor for Asia 2019” from the UK’s Global Business Insights.

    You’ll also find a highly acclaimed Phuket Property Guide on its website, which was written in collaboration with law firms in Thailand.

    Property types

    Thai Residential can help you to buy or sell villas, condos, townhouses, semi-detached houses, serviced apartments and more.

    Services offered

    • Sales
    • Rentals
    • Property management

    Office address

    The Property Centre, 82/37 Sam Pao Courtyard, Moo 4, Patak Road, Rawai, Phuket Province, 83130

    2. Siam Real Estate

    Siam Real Estate was founded by Richard Lusted in 2003, a serial entrepreneur who saw the opportunities in Phuket’s property market. The website has neat features and his team consists of both locals and foreign nationals, working in different parts of Thailand.

    Richard is also a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors) in Thailand.

    They currently have around 200 properties listed on their website.

    Property types

    Includes all kinds of residential properties, like villas, beachfront houses, condos, land, apartments and more.

    Services offered

    The company helps clients to buy, sell or rent properties. On top of that, they also release annual market reports, help with valuations, property management and more.

    Office address

    2/42 Moo 4, Viset Rd., Rawai
    Phuket 83130, Thailand

    3. Ocean Worldwide Property

    Founded in 2003, Ocean Worldwide Property is one of the longest players in Phuket, having a proven track record. The company was founded by Sandra O’Neill, originally from the UK, who’s lived outside of the borders since her early 20’s.

    The company has a dozen of employees and is a well-established agent on the island.

    They currently have 112 properties up for listing.

    Property types

    OWP help clients to buy residential and commercial properties like apartments, condos, luxury villas and houses. They can also assist you when buying investment properties.

    Services offered

    • Searching for property that suits your needs
    • Getting into contact with Solicitors
    • Update reports for construction progress (off-plan)
    • Helping in the conveyancing and transfer process
    • Others

    Office address

    Ocean Worldwide Co., Ltd.
    78 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang
    Phuket 83110, Thailand

    4. Phuketcondo.net

    Phuketcondo.net was founded in 2012 and is headed by Alex Seago, originally from the UK. He has over 15 years experience of working and living in Phuket. His team consists of both locals and foreigners who have resided and worked in Phuket for years.

    The current general manager is Nuno Isimetiz, who has co-founded a number of real estate companies, like Phuket Easy Stay, Super Holiday Villas and Phuket Rental Properties.

    They currently have 402 properties up for listing.

    Property types

    The company mainly focuses on villas and condos all over the island.

    Services offered

    Alex and his team can help you to buy or sell the above mentioned property types.

    They also have their own tailor made rental management service. It’s a commission based system, which means that the company will do everything conceivable trying to bring as much rental income as possible.

    Office address

    5 Thalang Road, Taladyai, Muang 83000, Phuket, Thailand

    5. Phuket Tropical Property

    Founded in 2004, Phuket Tropical Real Estate is a company with a long history of catering foreigners in Phuket. The company is currently headed by James Kirby, who started working for the company in 2015.

    They currently have around 800 properties listed.

    Property types

    Phuket Tropical Property focuses mainly on villas and condos, but can also help you to buy properties like townhouses, land, golf fields, and more.

    Services offered

    Guiding the clients through the complete process from searching after property, negotiating with sellers, handling contracts, helping in the conveyancing process, the property transfer, and more.

    Office address

    Phuket Tropical Realestate, 73/116-117 Moo 3 Kamala, Phuket, Thailand 83150

    6. Century21 Andaman

    Century21 is one of the world’s biggest franchised networks of real estate agencies, similar to RE/MAX. Not surprisingly, Century21 operates in Phuket and one person who has seen the potentials in Phuket’s real estate market is Patrick Endelicher.

    Fluent in French, English and Spanish, he’s also the Director of Villa Guna Residence and Spa development in Pattaya.

    They currently have 1,068 properties up for listing (including not only Phuket, but also Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai).

    Property types

    The company deals with both residential and commercial real estate, including condos, apartments, villas, beach houses, bars, restaurants, land and more.

    Services offered

    Helps foreigners to buy, rent or sell properties.

    Office address

    Century 21 Andaman Co. Ltd.,
    118/7, Phrabaramee Road Patong,
    Kathu, Phuket 83150 THAILAND

    7. Phuket.net

    Founded in 2005, Phuket.net has been one of the top real estate agencies for years in Phuket. They have an impressive team with 16 persons, mixed with both locals and foreigners, young and old.

    Worth mentioning is that Phuket.net’s management has both Thai nationals and foreigners, while other agencies normally have foreigners heading the companies, and locals employed.

    They currently have 412 properties up for listing on their website.

    Property types

    The company helps foreigners to buy residential properties, including villas, condos, land and luxury property.

    Services offered

    They can help you to buy, sell or rent property (both long term or holiday rentals).

    Office address

    100/28-29 Moo 5, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay
    Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    8. Phuket Properties

    Phuket properties was founded by two Swedish brothers, Carl Dufvenmark and Johan Dufvenmark, in 2005. Both are fluent in Thai and have a long experience of catering foreigners on the island.

    If you want, you can also download a Buyer’s guide (legal guide) in a PDF format on their website.

    The company currently has 592 properties listed on their website.

    Property types

    They deal with both residential and commercial properties, including:

    • Condos & apartments
    • Houses & villas
    • Land
    • Hotels
    • Beachfront houses
    • Others

    Services offered

    Helps foreigners to buy, rent or sell properties all over Phuket island.

    Office address

    Phuket Properties Co., Ltd
    28 Moo 5, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang
    Phuket 83110, Thailand

    9. St. James Properties (Phuket Real Estate)

    St. James Properties has been engaged in Phuket’s real estate market for over 13 years and has an impressing team. Esa Huovila is of Finnish origin and the managing director of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the hospitality and real estate industry throughout Europe and Asia.

    He started his career in Spain and later moved to a number of locations, including the Philippines, Singapore and Fiji, later settling down in Phuket. The team consists of both Thai nationals and foreigners.

    The website currently has around 200 properties listed.

    Property types

    Includes both residential and commercial properties, like:

    • Apartments
    • Villas
    • Land
    • Hotels

    Services offered

    Helps you to buy, rent, lease or sell property. They also assist buyers in so called bulk-purchases, not rarely off-plan, which means that you buy a multiple number of properties at once.

    Office address

    152/1 , THAVEEWONG RD.,

    10. JFTB Luxury real estate

    JFTB was founded by Jean-François Martel in 2013, he’s originally from Paris, France. The company’s head office is located in Phuket, but they also deal with properties in Bangkok.

    One thing that separates JFTB from other real estate agencies is that they focus on luxury estates, something that becomes almost evident when you visit the website.

    The website currently has 232 listings.

    Property types

    The company deals with both commercial and residential properties, including villas, condos, hotels, bars, restaurants and land.

    Services offered

    • Specialized in Business brokerage, Commercial property and Residential real estate
    • Mergers and acquisitions / Private equity investment
    • Professional real estate photo and video shooting
    • Legal and Business Consulting : Company – Business / Property Legal /Lawyer Services

    Office address

    206/5 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach
    Phuket 83150, Thailand

    11. Phillips Property

    Phillips Property is headed by Martin Phillips, originally from Oxford, UK. He has more than 24 years of experience working in the Middle East and Asia and decided to set up Phillips Property in 2013

    The company mainly deals with luxury and ultra luxury properties and has also started a marine brokerage, helping foreigners to buy yachts.

    The company currently has 590 listings.

    Property types

    Includes both residential and commercial properties, like villas, condos, apartments, beach houses, bungalows, hotels and more.

    Services offered

    Foreigners can get help with buying residential property, commercial property, yachts and land.

    Office address

    44/25 Moo 5, Kamala, A. Kathu
    Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Can I rent out my property in Phuket?

    It depends on the regulations set up by the management of the condo. Some condos allow foreigners to rent out their property, some don’t. Therefore, it’s important that you do your research before deciding to buy.

    As the regulations are created and changed by the owners of the units (commonhold / strata-title building), you can sometimes have an influence on the regulations, if you get a majority on your side.

    How is the demand for rentals in Phuket?

    The demand is high all year around, which means you’re not tied to seasons, like in Spain.

    Phuket is also a famous tourist destination for other Asian nationalities, especially Chinese, which drives up the demand.

    Where should I buy in Phuket?

    The Southwestern parts of Phuket have been most popular for sure, this is where most tourists and holiday spenders hang out. Some areas include:

    • Patong
    • Kata/Karon

    Naturally, property prices are higher here as well, increasing the demand in other areas.

    Buying in the Northern parts of Phuket

    Previously a somewhat sleepy area, the Northern parts become increasingly popular. There a number of reasons for that:

    • Developers have started to target the Northern parts as there’s much potentials and more vacant land
    • Prices are lower
    • The airport is located in the Northern parts which makes it much convenient living just a stone’s throw away, avoiding the +1 hour taxi ride needed if going elsewhere

    Some areas in the Northern parts that you should have a look at are:

    • Bang Tao
    • Surin

    I hope you found this article and wish you good luck with your property purchase in Phuket!

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