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Phuket is one of the most visited resort islands in the world and attracts tons of tourists and people who simply want to settle down here. 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.
a. While there are a number of large established brands that have set up satellite offices in Phuket, I will mainly focus on the ones who have Phuket as their primary location of doing business. Some companies that sell properties in Phuket and that I’ve already written about in my article about real estate agencies in Bangkok are, for example:
- Colliers International
- Knight Frank
b. The agencies are listed in a random order.
Most of them have years of experience working in Phuket and with a number of both locals foreigners in their companies. Let’s have a look.
1. 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 areas in Thailand.
Richard is also a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors) in Thailand.
They currently have around 200 properties listed on their website.
Includes all kinds of residential properties, like villas, beachfront houses, condos, land, apartments and more.
The company helps clients to buy, sell or rent properties. On top of that, they also release market reports on a yearly basis, help with valuations, property management and more.
2/42 Moo 4, Viset Rd., Rawai
Phuket 83130, Thailand
2. Ocean Worldwide Property
Founded in 2003, Ocean Worldwide Property is one of the longest players in Phuket with 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 well-established on the island.
They currently have 112 properties up for listing.
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.
- 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
Ocean Worldwide Co., Ltd.
78 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Phuketcondo.net was founded in 2012 and is headed by Alex Seago, originally from the UK, with over 15 years experience of 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 previously 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.
The company mainly focuses on villas and condos all over the island.
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.
5 Thalang Road, Taladyai, Muang 83000, Phuket, Thailand
4. Phuket Tropical Property
Founded in 2004, Phuket Tropical Real Estate has a long experience of catering foreigners in Phuket. The company is currently headed by James Kirby, who started to work for the company in 2015.
They currently have around 800 properties listed.
Phuket Tropical Property focuses mainly on villas and condos, but can also help you to buy other property like townhouses, land, golf property and more.
Guiding the clients through the complete process from searching after property, negotiating with sellers, handling paperwork, helping in the conveyancing process, the transfer and until you’ve managed to move in.
Phuket Tropical Realestate, 73/116-117 Moo 3 Kamala, Phuket, Thailand 83150
5. Century21 Andaman
Century21 is one of the world’s largest networks of franchised real estate agencies, similar to RE/MAX. Not surprisingly, Century21 operates in Phuket, 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 1068 properties up for listing (including not only Phuket, but also Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai).
The company deals with both residential and commercial real estate, including condos, apartments, villas, beach houses, bars, restaurants, land and more.
Helps foreigners to buy, rent or sell properties.
Century 21 Andaman Co. Ltd.,
118/7, Phrabaramee Road Patong,
Kathu, Phuket 83150 THAILAND
Founded in 2005, Phuket.net has been one of the largest real estate agencies for years. They have an impressive team with 16 persons, mixed with both locals and foreigners, younger and older.
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.
The company helps foreigners to buy residential properties, including villas, condos, land and luxury property.
They can help you to buy, sell or rent property (both long term or holiday rentals).
100/28-29 Moo 5, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay
Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
7. 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.
They deal with both residential and commercial properties, including:
- Condos & apartments
- Houses & villas
- Beachfront houses
Helps foreigners to buy, rent or sell properties all over Phuket island.
Phuket Properties Co., Ltd
28 Moo 5, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang
Phuket 83110, Thailand
8. 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 experience working in the hospitality and real estate 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 on Phuket. The team consists of both Thai nationals and foreigners.
The website currently has around 200 properties listed.
Includes both residential and commercial properties, like:
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.
152/1 , THAVEEWONG RD.,
T.PATONG, A.KATHU, PHUKET 83150 THAILAND
9. 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.
The company deals with both commercial and residential properties, including villas, condos, hotels, bars, restaurants and land.
a. Specialized in Business brokerage, Commercial property and Residential real estate
b. Mergers and acquisitions / Private equity investment
c. Professional real estate photo and video shooting
d. Legal and Business Consulting : Company – Business / Property Legal /Lawyer Services
206/5 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach
Phuket 83150, Thailand
10. Phillips Property
Phillips Property is headed by Martin Phillips, originally from Oxford, UK. He has more than 24 years experience working in the Middle East and Asia and decided to set up Phillips Property 5 years ago.
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.
Includes both residential and commercial properties, like villas, condos, apartments, beach houses, bungalows, hotels and more.
Foreigners can get help with buying residential property, commercial property, yachts and land.
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 made and changed by the owners of the units (commonhold / strata-title building), you could manage to change the regulations if you get a majority on your side.
How is the demand for rentals in Phuket?
The demand is basically all year around, which means you’re not tied up to seasons, which might be the case in some European places, like Spain or Italy.
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:
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:
a. Developers have started to target the Northern parts as there’s much potentials and more vacant land.
b. Prices are lower.
c. 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
I hope you found this article and wish you good luck with your property purchase in Phuket!
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