Of course, it has a lot to do with the number of people coming on holiday at this time of year who simply fall in love with the village and wonder about the possibility of living here,’ Maria tells me. ‘But there’s also the fact that we’re directly opposite Belmond La Residencia and we have the longest opening hours in Deia, from 9.30am to 8pm.
We love it when people drop in for a chat about homes in Deia or rental opportunities and we’re happy to share our knowledge of the village.’
And do people buy in August? ‘They do but it’s often more about introducing them to potential homes in Deia and offering them an understanding of the market here.’
In Maria’s experience, the market for homes in Deia is slightly different every year and this year is no exception. ‘There has always been a fantastic variety of nationalities visiting and buying in Deia, which is one of the things that makes the place so special. In the last couple of years there’s been increased interest from the Scandinavian community along the West Coast. Now we’re seeing more British enquiries,’ she explains. ‘There are also more Danish people coming to the village.’
What about the amount people are prepared to pay for homes in Deia? ‘It’s increasing. Before, people were looking to spend between 500,000 to a million euros. Now it’s about bigger budgets, which offers buyers more opportunities.’
Every year the market for homes in Deia is slightly different and this year is no exception.
I wondered how much home €1.5 million would get me. ‘For that you’d be able to afford a home on urbanised land just outside the village with sea and sunset views. Urbanised land is land which has permission to build on it. We do have a home in Son Coll for €1.5 million with sea, sunset views and pool. If you wanted to be in the village, that would buy you a three-bedroom terraced house with nice views.’
And if I wanted a pool? ‘Homes in Deia with pools are not so easy to come by so you’d expect to pay anything from around €2 million upwards, although there are exceptions. We have a beautiful four-bedroom home on offer down in the Clot with a pool for €2.25 million. And, don’t forget, we also have some homes that we don’t put online so it’s always worth getting in touch with us directly.’
I had one last question for Maria. How does she feel about being so busy at a time when everyone else is chilling out in the glorious sunshine? ‘It’s great fun. I love being busy and the summer seems to fly by. It’s also really lovely when previous buyers or people who’ve rented from us before drop into the office to say hello. We’re really proud of the fact that our relationships with people don’t just end when we’ve helped them find their dream home or perfect rental.’
Maria’s insider knowledge of the market for homes in Deia is second to none so it makes sense to pick her brains a little. Here are her top tips when it comes to looking for a dream home in Deia:
If you’d like to chat with Maria about what we have on offer, on or offline, or talk to Charles Marlow about rental opportunities call 0034 971 636 427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.