The search for your Mallorca home begins
"People have come to the conclusion that life is for living. They want a good quality of life and prefer to spend their time in a nice place like Mallorca. We have the weather, mountains and sea which makes it a pleasure to live here but this high expectation for quality living is driving up the demand" - Zoë, Engel & Völkers Sóller
The desire for second homes in the popular Balearic island of Mallorca is on the rise after many people are starting to seek a different lifestyle. Zoë from Engel & Völkers Soller our local property partner explains, "People have come to the conclusion that life is for living. They want a good quality of life and prefer to spend their time in a nice place like Mallorca. We have the weather, mountains and sea which makes it a pleasure to live here but this high expectation for quality living is driving up the demand.
People are now very savvy and know what they are looking for. Finding properties with a lot of charm is rare which adds to the demand and surge in prices. So instead, we help seek potential, we know the market so well but many people are taken back by the undertaking of renovations.".
So with growing demand and prices of homes expected to increase on this highly sought after Mediterranean island, where does one even begin on their search?
With August, there's a trusted network of local property partners who are constantly on the lookout for the best properties with the most potential to be transformed into August homes. A core part of August is this service, knowing details about an area and properties such as being suitable for all seasons and not just for summer. How would you know if the home might be cast with the shadows of the hills 6 months of the year?
The team have a particular eye for detail and design. They seek traditional architectural features, outdoor space and quaintness that make a property more than just another house. They reimage spaces and rooms to create value for the homes that have the most potential.
They live and breathe property transformations and eagerly take on the burden of home renovations with much delight. Something which tends to stop a lot of people in their second home search.
Leading property acquisitions at August, Athé and Paola, are now in Mallorca inspecting properties for our collections as we are acquiring two new properties on the island in the coming months.
"It's great to be back in sunny Mallorca again to spend time with our partners and of course check out the homes in person.
Our local property partners are an extension of our team. We speak on a very frequent basis and do online property viewings at least once a week. This new way of working has meant we've strengthened our relationships even more during the pandemic. We know about properties before they even go on the market so it's great that we have the option to see the properties first, especially as the demand has significantly increased in the past weeks. Luckily the demand is a lot stronger for ready to move in properties than the ones in need of renovation!
We're so particular about what we look for in the properties. There has to be authentic charm and characteristics, in the right location, outdoor space, great access to nearby villages and beaches, in a certain condition so that we can add value during the transformation stage and of course it has to be sizeable to comfortably accommodate guests.
We have a lot of properties to go through and many properties don't even make the viewings list. Mallorca is such a popular destination with great international connections, it's one of our hero locations.
We're currently on the search to purchase the next two Mallorca properties for the Signature and Family Collections but we tend to think five Collections ahead because it takes time to go through the purchasing process and we can't be looking only when we need to buy or else we might miss out! There's a constant stream of properties across all the August home locations.
We're in Mallorca for a few weeks and our team have 60+ viewings. We're experienced with renovations, architecture, construction and interior design so we know exactly what we're looking for and not. Most of 60+ properties we've already seen online but it's important we inspect them in person. We'll compile a shortlist which we'll visit again at least another half a dozen times over the search process to ensure it meets our expectations. With property and real-estate deeply rooted in our experience, it comes second nature for us to go about this with our team as if we were buying our own homes." explains Athé.
The current open August Collections - Signature and Family Collections feature five locations and homes of different sizes with price points to reflect, however the concept, the number of co-owner families and usage remains the same. Which is a solution for many who desire second homes without the hassle and for those who don't know where to start with the property search.
Some of the Mallorca properties inspected for the
Signature and Family Collections
All homes will undergo the full August transformation including renovation, interior design and furnish.
Multi-level townhouse with private access to open outdoor spaces, perfect for group gatherings
Hideaway hill property full of charming characteristics
Traditional South facing terrace with authentic features over two levels with mountain views