The ultimate guide to the best estate agents on the Costa del Sol (2023)

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Are you moving to the sunny south of Spain and looking for a trusted and reputable estate agency to help you find your new dream home? Or perhaps you are looking to sell your property on the coast and need a company to help you find potential buyers, carry out valuations and assist with the documents and paperwork? It can be a stressful and time-consuming process to find the best estate agents to help you on your journey.

Don´t worry! The Euro Weekly News has put together the ultimate guide for all of the best estate agents on the Costa del Sol, advising you on how to best sell or secure your new home on the beautiful south coast of Spain!

Types of property on the Costa del Sol

The types of properties available on the Costa del Sol are endless, whether you are looking for a holiday home with outdoor space and a pool, a traditional townhouse, a luxurious and modern villa by the sea or a cortijo nestled in the mountains – there is something for everyone. You´ll be spoilt for choice with the wide-ranging properties, not to mention the many villages, towns, mountain communities and landscapes on offer in this beautiful part of Spain.

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The best estate agents on the Costa del Sol

Our top pick

Spain Homes

With thousands of property listings including beachfront apartments, modern villas, traditional townhouses, plots and commercial buildings, the expert agents at Spain Homes will guide you through the entire purchasing process – from finding your dream home to getting the title deed and settling in.

With an impressive team of experienced estate agents in their two offices in Spain and further afield, 20 years of experience in international real estate, local expertise of the areas and the advantage of legal advice and help with visas, this is the best placed agency to find you your new home in the stunning south of Spain.

The most important aspect of property sales at Spain Homes is looking after their clients in an honest and transparent way. Their professional portfolio team advertises properties with the Best Price Guarantee, meaning that you may not find the same property cheaper on other real estate portals. The comfort and trust of their clients is paramount, and they will share all of the details at every stage of the process to ensure you feel at ease.

From your first contact with Spain Homes, the team will listen to your needs and requirements to find the perfect property on the Costa del Sol, including the most sought-after areas of Malaga, Marbella, Benalmadena, Nerja, Mijas and Fuengirola. The agents will find and arrange viewings for the properties that best suit your taste and lifestyle among the millions of offers in Spain.

After finding your dream home, you can benefit from Spain Homes´ aftercare service including legal advice, all relevant paperwork and documents, obtaining your NIE number and visa, setting up your new property and interior design.

The team can assist you in 20 languages, including Spanish, English, French, Swedish, German, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Dutch and Polish, meaning that you will be dealing with a professional agency in a language you can understand.

Get 100 per cent happiness with Spain Homes and let them help you enjoy the process of purchasing your dream house on the Costa del Sol!

Spain Homes can also help you with buying or selling property on the Costa Blanca, visit their office in Orihuela Costa, Alicante!

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Opening hours: Weekdays 9am until 6pm, Saturdays 10am until 3pm

Address: C/El Montículo 8, 29631, Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain

Telephone: +34 951 23 59 59


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Our Recommendation


Are you looking to buy or sell in Benahavis and want to get the best information on properties?

With 25 years of experience look no further than Propertiespain to help you along your buying or selling journey. With their office located in the centre of Benahavís village, their expertise ensure you feel the most at home.

With a new sleek, clean, easy and fast cooperative website, Propertiespain can provide you with all the information you may need to find your luxury property in some of the most illustrious and glamourous areas along the Costa del Sol. Such as La Zagaleta, El Madroñal, Los Flamingos, Monte Mayor, Marbella Club Golf and much more.

With dedicated functions to making your finding process as seamless as possible, simply select the location, type of property, number of rooms and your budget and you are well underway to finding your dream property.

Needing the help of a property consultant? Get in contact in moments via the use of their new customer services point. Ensuring only the best care for clients, Click here to visit the website.


Our Recommendation

Houses and Homes Spain

In the vibrant landscape of Malaga’s real estate market, finding a one-stop agency that caters to all your needs can be challenging. We are thrilled to introduce you to a dedicated family-run business that transcends the traditional scope of real estate services, providing an all-encompassing experience. With an office located in Alhaurin Golf, Houses and Homes Spain are keenly positioned to offer a myriad of services designed to simplify your property journey in Málaga.

At the heart of their operations lies a strong commitment to assist you in every aspect of property trading. Whether you wish to sell your property, are on a quest for your dream house, or searching for a potential investment property, their team of professionals is prepared to guide you. They offer an impressive spectrum of added services such as providing furniture packages, carrying out small reforms, staging, and even gardening and landscaping services. Their attention to detail ensures your property stands out in the competitive market or feels like home from the moment you step in.

Understanding that each client has unique rental needs, they offer both long-term and short-term rental options. If you’re a property owner looking to generate rental income, they can assist with renting out your property, ensuring smooth transactions and meticulously handling all the paperwork. If you’re seeking a rental property, they provide efficient services to find your ideal home and streamline the entire process.

To cater to the flourishing tourism sector in Malaga, this agency offers holiday rental in Alhaurin Golf, and property management services in the Alhaurin el Grande area. They take charge of everything from sorting out bookings to meet-and-greet services and key holding. Their dedicated team ensures that the property is well maintained, offering cleaning services, general maintenance, and garden upkeep, all aimed at providing a memorable stay for guests and peace of mind for property owners.

Navigating Spanish bureaucracy can be daunting for international clients. To alleviate this, they provide gestoría and financial services, helping you with tasks like obtaining your NIE, TIE, exchanging driving licenses, handling tax returns, and setting up businesses. They also ensure all necessary documents are correctly submitted and declarations made on a quarterly basis, simplifying your interactions with Spanish legal and financial systems.

Houses and Homes in Spain exemplify the best in real estate services as they understand the significance of a customer-centric approach and comprehensive service provision in today’s property market. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or a vacationer, the Houses and Homes Spain team are well equipped to provide an unrivalled real estate experience in Malaga.

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Mobile: +34 653 623 818 (Stephanie)  &  +34 694 497 282 (Carin)

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Address: C/ Severiano Ballesteros 10, Local S1, Alhaurin Golf


Our recommendation


Founded in 2003 on the basis of “Service from start to finish”, StartGroup is known as one of the most trusted and reliable estate agencies on the coast with offices in Torrequebrada (Benalmadena), La Cala and Calahonda. These locations have been strategically planned to offer services between the most sought-after locations on the coast for expats wishing to buy a second home, a permanent property, or a rental on the Costa del Sol.

The multilingual estate agents at StartGroup speak 11 languages and have unrivalled experience in finding clients their dream home in this beautiful area of southern Spain. The agents are all externally certified to guarantee quality, and StartGroup is the only agency on the coast to be certified in both API and GIPE as well as the international AIPP – giving you the peace of mind that your search is in the safest hands.

The agents at StartGroup are dedicated to listening carefully to their client’s needs and requirements, expectations, budget, and lifestyle to offer the perfect properties from their huge portfolio of quality homes. Working closely with the best developers in the area, StartGroup is often presented with new pre-releases before other agents, giving you the best chance of securing the property of your dreams.

The Property Care division at StartGroup can take care of your home while you are away, offering services including property inspections, key-holding facilities, rental administration, cleaning and laundry, emergency call-out and more.


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Calahonda: CC El Zoco, local 33 Calahonda, Mijas Costa, 29649 Calahonda, Málaga

La Cala: C. de la Noria, 1, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Málaga

Torrequebrada, Benalmadena: Av. de Europa, 1, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga


Calahonda: +34 952 90 48 90

La Cala: +34 952 90 48 90

Torrequebrada, Benalmadena: +34 952 00 33 32


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Move2Marbella is a dynamic young company that strives to offer an unrivalled service to its clients.  With over 20 years’ experience in the Spanish real estate market (including 15 years leading one of the world’s largest real estate chains, Sotheby’s International Realty), it specializes in property purchase and investments and has a portfolio of very satisfied customers, often achieving impressive 30%-35% ROI.

Whether it is the construction of a new apartment complex or the refurbishment and resale of older properties, Move2Marbella supports its clients throughout each stage of the process, providing reliable contacts for due diligence, land entitlement, architectural design, construction, project management and any other necessary or required service, executing these, with excellence.

Servicing clients in a range of languages including English, French, German, Russian and Hungarian, we have built our reputation on a foundation of quality and integrity which have been the core of our mission statement since we established the company in 2017.

We always endeavour to offer our clients an efficient, effective and highly personalised service.

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Telephone: +34 673 15 10 00

Address: Oasis Business Center, Autovía del Mediterráneo, km 176, Oficina 9, 29602 Marbella, Málaga


First 4 Property Group S.L

Located in Fuengirola and established in 2003, First 4 Property is ranked as one of the best on the Costa del Sol. Offering properties at all different prices and varieties First 4 Property offers you villas, apartments, and townhouses for sale in Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Elvira, and Marbella.

First 4 Property said: “We offer an HONEST, TRANSPARENT and PERSONALIZED SERVICE so if you are serious about securing the perfect property then you are dealing with the right company! Find out why we are different.”

Address: Locale 3, Edificio Lance del Sol, Avenida de Las Gaviotas 51 in Fuengirola.

Phone: +34 606526618


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Inmobiliaria Realty Costa del Sol

Located in Benalmadena, Inmobiliaria provides services for you to buy, sell, rent, or invest throughout the Costa del Sol.

Inmobiliaria Realty´s main objective is the satisfaction of its customers, ensuring the utmost professionalism and commitment to specialist treatment: “Our main objective is the satisfaction of our customers, that is why we work with the utmost professionalism and seriousness, always accompanied by a friendly and close treatment. Putting at your disposal our extensive knowledge of the real estate market and complete advice to help you in every step of the process.”

Address: C. Don Quijote, 8, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga

Phone: +34 650 44 52 98


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Your Dream Home

Your Dream Home, Located in Fuengirola, is estate experts that can help answer any questions you may have in regards to a sale or buying of property, as well as offering additional information on moving to Spain, living in Spain, schools, health care banking, and more. Your Dream Home makes the whole process of viewings and buying as simple and as straightforward as possible, making your experience enjoyable and stress-free.

“Our friendly team are committed to helping you find Your Dream Home in the sun. We understand that buying or renting a property or business overseas is a big step. Whatever your budget we are here to help.”

Address: Edf. Paraíso del Sol, C. Juan Sebastián Elcano, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga

Phone: +34 952 47 57 15


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Star La Cala S.L

Located in Torremolinos, Mijas, and Benalmadena, Star La Cala is a family-run estate agency with a vast choice of property and is a registered GIPE estate agent. With properties that suit every requirement and budget, Star La Cala gives you experience and local knowledge to give you access to the vest value properties on the market, offering a bespoke property search service just for you.

Star La Cala said: “We pride ourselves on our friendly, no-pressure service designed to help our clients make informed property decisions. So if you are looking to buy, sell or rent then look no further as our multi-lingual and dedicated team of professionals are here to help.”

Address: C. Torremolinos, 12, 29649 Las Lagunas de Mijas, Málaga

Phone: +34 952 49 48 00


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Genius Properties Estate Agents Estepona & Costa del Sol

Located in Estepona and with nearly 20 years of experience in the estate agent market across all of the Costa del Sol, Genius Properties is a company that has and was founded on foundations with great experience, modernisation with strong values, and morals.

“At Genius Properties we do not believe in having to ‘Sell’ you a property. Instead, we listen carefully to your requirements and will find the property you desire, even if that means we share our earnings with another agent. The emphasis at Genius Properties is on you, the client.”

Address: C. Mondéjar, 15, 29680 Estepona, Málaga

Phone: +34 633 91 37 73


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KEYS Property Group

Located in Calahonda, KEYS Property Group offers a ‘Turn Key’ service at the highest level to all clients looking to purchase a property on the Costa del Sol. For those who are looking to buy their first home, a family looking to relocate, or an investor looking for a long-term return, KEYS Property Group can guarantee you excellence with their many years of experience and strong team.

“Whether it be from Calahonda to Marbella or La Cala to Fuengirola or even as far as Malaga. Whether you are a private individual looking to buy a holiday home on Mijas Costa, permanently relocate, or an investor looking to secure a strong return, we have the expertise and knowledge to make it happen. From the pavement to the penthouse, from the sea view apartment to the mountain villa, maybe the private hideaway Finca or build your ‘dream home’ let us help find what you’re looking for.”

Address: Centro Comercial El Zoco, Local 14 Calahonda Mijas Costa, 29649, Málaga

Phone: +34 951 66 22 65


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Space Real Estate

Located in Marbella, Space Real Estate has provided solutions to real estate complications since 1988. Providing services and being ranked as one of the best estate agents throughout the Costa del Sol, Mar Menor, and Costa Blanca South, you are guaranteed a great experience with Space Real Estate.

Space Real Estate said: “As a property developer and real estate agency, our reputation and experience within the Spanish property market have helped us to not only meet but exceed our client’s expectations. Our ability to seek and exploit opportunities within the property market enables us to provide exceptional properties for satisfying all budgets.”

Address: C. África, 2, 29600 Marbella, Málaga

Phone: +34 951 20 37 16


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The most popular areas to buy property on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its fabulous all-year-round weather, crystal blue seas, and white sandy beaches. Rich in traditions and history, as well as modern infrastructure, plenty of activities, amazing bars and restaurants and gorgeous scenery, the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular places for British expats to spend their holidays or relocate to permanently.

The most popular areas for expats to buy property on the Costa del Sol are Estepona, Marbella, Mijas, and Fuengirola – so let´s take a look!


Renowned for its picturesque beaches, restaurants, watersports and balmy micro-climate, Estepona is an international city boasting the highest number of international residents on the Costa del Sol, with approximately 25 per cent of the population foreign to Spain. Estepona is gloriously lined with palm tree’s across the whole coast and has facilities for anything and everything, there is always something to do in Estepona.

Loved by all that visit and with tourism increasing, Estepona is one of the best places to invest in property, be it a holiday home that you can enjoy in your spare time and rent out to make a tidy income or to move over to Spain permanently. With infrastructure improvements in Estepona underway, the area will continue to grow in popularity.

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Renowned for its luxurious and affluent style of living, charming old town, world-class restaurants, clubs, boutiques, and hotels, the success of Marbella’s tourism industry is continually developing. With views of the glorious sea and the best well-kept beaches on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is where the most luxurious and glamourous A-listers, celebrities, and moguls head to.

Marbella now has over 35,000 officially registered foreign citizens and is continually one of the most popular places on the Costa del Sol for expats and international visitors. With consistent investments being made here, investing in a property in Marbella is always a good idea!

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Mijas is known for its charming and traditional white-washed homes, beautiful beaches, and scenic mountain views of the coast. Even with its updated infrastructure and abundance of restaurants and cafes, Mijas still retains its classic Andalucian feel – there is a large number of expats in Mijas, however, the Spanish way of life is very much still in charge here!

Areas such as La Cala boast properties a mere step away from the beach and the glorious Mediterranean Sea, beach restaurants, bars, and more, making it the perfect destination for those wishing to live a more outdoors lifestyle. Mijas is a wonderful area for buyers who are looking to get away from it all and experience traditional Spain while still being close to amenities and other bigger towns like Fuengirola

The area will also be benefitting from an investment from the government to help improve the beaches, infrastructure and sustainability, making it even more attractive to prospective buyers.

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Fuengirola is renowned for its long coastal road with pearlescent beaches, restaurants, boutiques and bars throughout. Filled with activities and fun, Fuengirola is a beautiful beach town that is commonly known by expats but is still full of Spanish heritage and culture. Serving some of the best food on the Costa del Sol, the beach restaurants in Fuengirola are some of the best places to enjoy some classic tapas and fish dishes, with various activities for you to choose from across its coast.

Fuengirola is a well-developed town with new apartments and properties being built for expats and Spanish locals, however, due to its popularity, properties don´t stay on the market for very long and demand is high!

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