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The 6 Best Places to Buy Real Estate in Thailand

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Thailand is one of the most popular countries when foreigners and expats look for overseas properties in Asia. With millions of tourist arrivals a year, it’s also one of my top choices.

Thailand has a number of choices to choose between, with everything from Chiang Mai, a cultural center listed as a UNESCO heritage, to the bustling nightlife in Bangkok, and white beaches in Phuket.

In this article, I list the 6 best places to buy real estate in Thailand.

1. Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most developed cities and the commercial center in Thailand, making it a top destination for foreign property buyers. Statistics show that around 3 million foreigners live in Thailand, where the biggest part stays in Bangkok.

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Top Property Management Companies in Thailand: A Complete Guide

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You’ve finally bought that property in Thailand but realize that you won’t be able to maintain it. You simply don’t have the time or will-power to do it. Or you simply live in another country! Luckily, you have a number of property management companies that can do it for you.

In this article, I present some of the most popular property management companies in the following places:

  • Bangkok
  • Phuket
  • Pattaya
  • Koh Samui

Introductory remark

The companies are listed in a random order.

Bangkok

Below I’ve listed property management companies in Bangkok.

1. CBRE

CBRE Group, Inc. is a global property management companya based in the US. The head office of the company is situated in Los Angeles and it’s the largest publicly traded commercial property management company in the world, with more than 70,000 employees and 400 offices in different cities.

CBRE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in 1998 when they opened their first office in Bangkok, being the first international property management company to start its operations in Thailand.

Since then, they’ve managed to expand to Phuket and currently have around 800 employees working in both offices. So who’s running CBRE Thailand?

Aliwassa Pathnadabutr has worked as the managing director since 2005. She’s a graduate from the Kent State University, and has worked with some of the leading Thai real estate developers in last two decades. She’s regarded as a leading authority in the Thai property market.

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Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Thailand: A Complete Guide

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Thailand is one of the most popular countries for overseas property buyers who want to have an income generator, a retreat to spend a couple of months a year or they’ve simply decided to settle down.

Even if Thailand offers a great quality of life and has attracted a huge amount of foreigners over the decades, it’s still developing and things are not as straightforward compared to developed countries. Therefore, a wise choice is to hire a property lawyer, before you transfer those hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars.

But it’s not that easy to find summarized information about local property lawyers. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most reputable firms in Thailand.

Introductory remark

The firms are listed in a random order.

Bangkok

Below I’ve listed property solicitors with offices in Bangkok.

1. Chaninat & Leeds

Chaninat & Leeds is an international law firm based in Bangkok and was founded by American and Thai attorneys in 1997.

The team includes both Thai, British and American attorneys with a complete knowledge of Thailand’s legal system and real estate laws. The law firm specializes in offering services to foreigners and managed by the American attorney, Joe Leeds.

Joe leads the team of more than 10 multilingual attorneys. He’s been working as a foreign law consultant in Thailand for more than two decades and specializes in real estate and intellectual property law.

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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 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.

Introductory remark

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
  • CBRE
  • RE/MAX
  • Knight Frank
  • JLL

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.

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How to Rent Out Property in Phuket: By Phuketcondo.net (interview)

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Phuket is one of the favorite destinations for many foreign property buyers, thanks to its proximity to other countries in Southeast- and East Asia.

You’ve probably not gone unnoticed that it offers a great quality and attracts many tourists.

Nowadays, more and more foreigners have opened up their eyes to the opportunities to earn some extra money on rental incomes in Phuket.

Today, I have Mike Lundin from phuketcondo.net with me. He’s the Online Marketing Manager and the Head of their newly launched Phuket Rental Management Service.

Phuketcondo.net is a reputable company that caters many foreigners who want to buy or rent out property in Phuket.

Let’s see what Mike has to say and how they help foreigners to rent out property.

Mike, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at phuketcondo.net?

I came to Phuket, Thailand on holiday about 10 years ago, and I knew almost right away I wanted to live here full time. Who wouldn’t with the laid back lifestyle and beautiful beaches?

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Buying a Condo in Phuket: A How To Guide

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Phuket is one of the most visited places in Thailand and attracts both regional expats and travelers from East Asia and the West.

There’s a prediction that Chinese buyers will flood the Phuket condo market the coming years, as they struggle with prices back home, or simply want a place to store some of their savings.

Another reason is that they want to have a holiday retreat, to spend a couple of weeks every year.

In this article, I explain how you can buy a condo in Phuket.

Phuket’s property market

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