The Decision to Sell Your Historic Property
“We know how difficult the decision to sell your palace, castle, historic property
or luxury villa can be.”
There are many reasons to sell your historic property, palace, castle or luxury property
The expert brokers at ASP Global Luxury Brokers receive between 20 to 40 enquiries a month regarding the sale of palaces, castles, stately homes, historic and luxury properties. There are many good reasons to decide to sell or lease your historic property.
The main reasons are currently:
- Age-related reasons
- A lack of, or uncertainty concerning a successor
- Personal reasons – such as the end of a relationship or health issues
- The desire for a change of lifestyle or changing life aims
- A considerable build-up of necessary renovation works or improvements that cannot be overcome alone
- Financial pressure
- De-investment / capital restructuring
- Impending or ongoing insolvency proceedings
You can only sell your stately home / castle /luxury villa /palace once – make sure you choose the right partner to do so!
Once you have reached the decision to sell your historic property, it is imperative that you seek the support of an experienced and professional broker for historic buildings. A normal property broker will be of little help, lacking the expertise, the national and international contracts, and the network and sales channels required to market your palace, castle or exceptional luxury property professionally and present it in the appropriate channels. You are not trying to sell any old property, but a piece of history full of its own history and in the case of properties with extensive agricultural lands, an economically viable business. Prospective buyers will not buy your property just because it looks beautiful or appealing but because they need to be able to make a living, need to be able to maintain the palace or castle and want to make a profit from it. This is where our professional brokers for historic properties, palaces, castles and luxury properties step in – they will illustrate to prospective buyers and investors that they can be successful and earn money with your property! In the case of residential palaces, castles or luxury villas they will prove what a great place it could be to live. They will provide prospective buyers with an understanding of your business, offer help organising finance for the purchase and support both owners and buyers until the day of changeover following the exchange of contracts.
If you want to work with the best then don’t look any further than ASP Global Hotel Brokers!
Auer/Springer/Partner (ASP) was established back in 1983 and has expanded internationally since then. With over 80 palaces and castles, 30 palace and castle hotels, around 70 luxury properties and more than 725 national and international hotels exclusively available for sale/to lease and a success rate of more than 80%, Auer, Springer & Partner (ASPI AG) is by far the most successful and most significant real estate broker for tourist businesses and historic properties internationally. Our expert property brokers understand how the regional, national and international historic property markets work. Our experienced team of experts are highly trained in the fields of tourism, history and real estate and possess expert market knowledge. Our unique network in every strategically important tourist region worldwide is complemented by over 30 years of international experience and the personal dedication of each and every employee at Auer, Springer & Partner.
What happens after you contact us?
You have taken the first step and called us, sent us an email or filled in our enquiry form for palace, castle, luxury and exclusive property owners. This registers you with us and our expert brokers will start by using the internet, marketing platforms, review sites and other sources to form a first impression of your property. At the same time we will process your data and send you a brochure for owners which explains who we are, how we work and how we can help you. At this point we will also send a draft of our contract for your perusal – you will see we have nothing to hide.
Once you have had time to look through both of these and decided you would be interested in working with ASP, then please contact us and we will arrange a non-binding and confidential appointment at your property. We will be able to answer any questions you may have about selling or leasing your historic or luxury property. There are no taboo questions – when it comes to selling or leasing property openness and transparency form the basis of any successful cooperation. Our hotel brokers will use benchmarks to illustrate the price you can expect to gain for your property in the current market. They will explain how we envisage marketing your property and how ASP would go about doing this. Our expert brokers will also be happy to answer in detail any questions you may have concerning confidentiality, factors concerning your staff, visitations, checks on prospective buyers and lessees, etc.
As the market leading broker for historic properties, stately homes, castles, palaces, manor houses, hunting lodges and particularly luxurious properties in the most beautiful parts of the world we are aware that professionalism and confidentiality are of particular importance. As international business consultants we are legally obliged to act in a professional and confidential manner and above and yet, above and beyond this legal obligation, we view these factors as the most important prerequisites for successfully marketing your property.
It is up to you – we are looking forward to hearing from you and working with you!
Our services for owners, sellers and lessors:
- Advice about deciding and preparing to sell
- Advice concerning property valuations
- Advice about confidentiality, dealings with staff, visitations, etc.
- Valuations in accordance with RICS-, IVSC- and other internationally recognised guidelines
- Preparation and presentation of economic data
- Reviews in accordance with international standards
- Operative analyses
- Determining a fair market price margin
- Developing marketing strategies
- Organising all processes involved in the deal
- Negotiating sales and lease contracts
- Preparing and completing deals
- Advice concerning sales and lease contracts
- Advice concerning rental and management strategies
- Developing exit strategies