For those of you who are considering renting out your property in the Marbella area for a long term contract (11 months), it is imperative that the listing agent you choose has easy access to your keys. On occasions the owner opts for a third party key holder and whilst this is fine when the residence is empty, when it needs to be shown quickly, it can prove problematic.
There are many prospective renters about at the moment, but clients can often phone an agency and want to view properties immediately. If access can´t be gained, then clients will simply view what they can get immediate entry to. Straight away you have lost out on tenants.
In some cases key holders can be deliberately difficult, as if the property is rented they may not get their residual maintenance fee. Now, that is certainly not always the case and there are many excellent key holders out here in the Marbella area that really do have their owners interests at heart. There are also some bad apples, so listen to what your agent has to say about how easy it is to contact the keyholder and how willing they are to turn up on the spare of the moment.
NB Make sure you vet keyholders and agents very carefully.
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