Welcome to Overseas Property Portfolio
Established in 2008, Overseas Property Portfolio (OPP), is an independent real estate agent, covering all aspects of the Koh Samui market. Our services include Koh Samui property sales, Koh Samui land brokering, Koh Samui villa rentals and of course pointing you in the right direction for professional legal and tax advice, to enable your purchase to run efficiently and smoothly. Our office is situated in a prominent position in Samui Town Center, Bophut, where we have experienced staff covering both sales and rentals.
Investing in a foreign country can sometimes be daunting, especially if it’s your first time purchasing property overseas or in a country you haven’t previously considered. Whether you are looking to buy a Koh Samui property as a rental investment, holiday home, relocation home or for retirement, we understand the complexities and pitfalls, as well as the considerable rewards. We are therefore here to guide you through the complete process and to ensure your purchase proceeds effortlessly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Koh Samui is a little gem, an island which is accessed by the ferry from the mainland at Donsak port or the by plane to the award winning International airport. Its charm is addictive and where there has been growth over the years, it has mainly been for positive reasons.
The island has still managed to hang on in there; even during the recession as buying the right Koh Samui property is a good asset to have. Koh Samui’s hotel industry is booming, more and more holidaymakers are coming, mainly due to the marketing Thailand has been providing around the World. More hotels are appearing or being totally refurbished again attracting new people here.
The Koh Samui Real Estate market has really started to pick up since the last quarter of 2012, with new developers arriving on Samui and old one’s returning. There’s a sense of high energy around and excitement that has been great for locals and their businesses. The schools are developing and now taking 6th form students, so again, it’s attracting more people to the island and they are looking for a long term rental on Samui, which in turn has boosted the market and now property rentals are becoming harder and harder to find, especially for contract of 12 months or more.
There are many Koh Samui Villas for sale, however, it is finding the right one for you and also a key aspect is your exit strategy. This is a transitional market and you may not want to live here for the rest of your lives. You must consider what you buy and how you will sell it if you have to leave the island in 1, 4, 6 etc years.
There are more and more websites appearing with many Koh Samui Properties for sale, some will have the same listings, this is normal on an island like Samui and will be the decision of the owners. Choose an agent carefully, go and visit them in their office, sit down and have a chat, get a feel for them and see if they really understand the market on Samui. Find out how long have they lived on Samui and how long their business has been established. If you’re initially surfing the web then ask these sort of questions over the email, do your homework before you come and make appointments to visit Koh Samui properties, don’t leave it until 2 or 3 days before you leave, there’s lots of information to take in and you may want to visit a lawyer for further advise.
Koh Samui has a lot to offer and will continue to. The infrastructure is constantly changing, with the new water drainage system to ease the flooding when there’s the tropical heavy down pours, as well as the re-wiring for electricity and the new Cental Plaza shopping Center planning to open in March 2014….Koh Samui’s first shopping center of its kind.