Buying with Think Slovenia

Think Slovenia are fully licensed and insured Slovenian real estate agents since 2006. We can assist with every aspect of buying and owning property in Slovenia, with great service from the planning stage through to search, viewing, negotiation, acquisition, furnishing, renovation, lettings, management and sales. We are focused on helping buyers of Slovenian holiday homes and investment properties. In particular those who are not resident in Slovenia. We recognise the challenges of buying property in a country which is not home and have experience of over 150 sales to non Slovenian residents.

 

Free consultation on your property criteria

We offer all our users a free consultation on their property Slovenia search and an impartial recommendation on how best to go about finding the right Slovenian property to fit their criteria and budget.

The Think Slovenia site

Our website is home to circa 200 properties for sale which have been individually selected for their appeal to purchasers of Slovenian holiday homes and investment properties. Many of our properties are reduced price bargains and are available commission free to the buyer. For most of the properties on our site we have direct relationships with the sellers, the remainder are co-marketed in partnership with our Slovenia-wide network of partner agents.

Free bespoke property search

For many clients we not only show properties from our site but also offer a bespoke property search service where we search the market to find the best of what is available for your criteria, helping you to access circa 25,000 properties on the Slovenian market whether they be private sales, through our Slovenia-wide network of partner agents or indeed through another agent, who we have not worked with before. Bespoke search uncovers properties which you may not find independently, plus saves you lots of time and effort finding the right properties / setting up viewings. It is particularly useful for people looking in sought after areas or with specific needs – including land plots or development opportunities and gives you the peace of mind that you have had access to the widest range of the current properties in Slovenia that fit your criteria. There are no upfront charges for bespoke search, please contact us to see if we can help with your search.

Thank you so much for your help in our house search, arranging viewings, and more! You've been great to work with, and I don't think we would have felt as confident about buying a place without your assistance. -PB  (For more testimonials please click here.)

Exclusive buyers agent

In some cases we offer the possibility for you to appoint us as your exclusive buyer's agent in return for a reduced agency commission. With this option as well as properties from our site / bespoke search, we can also investigate / arrange viewings of properties you find yourself. Please contact us for more information.

Viewing with Think Slovenia

We can arrange individual viewings of properties from our site but also put together comprehensive viewing programmes combining the relevant properties from our site and your bespoke search. Typically our property viewing programmes comprise circa 10 viewings in 1-2 days. We also appreciate the challenges of viewing property when you are on a tight schedule / with limited time in Slovenia so we arrange viewing schedules designed to maximise your time in Slovenia and minimise wasted time on viewing - with sensible itineraries, minimal waiting around and properties which have been carefully filtered against your criteria.

Thanks again for all your help. The viewing trip was excellently organised. You have been extremely helpful over the past few months, both in offering advice and putting us in touch with expert help in order to facilitate our decision making. - Sally & Martin  (For more testimonials please click here.)

Register for property alerts

You can register to receive automatic updates on property Slovenia fitting your criteria as they are added to the site by clicking here.   

Surveys

Although surveys are not commonly undertaken in Slovenia, we recognise the particular relevance of surveying for non resident buyers who need extra peace of mind with their purchase and who may be used to surveying prior to purchase in the country of origin. We have a network of structural and quantity surveyors / architects / tried and tested building contractors and depending on the specific property and your requirements we can arrange to the right kind surveys and expert reports prior to purchase to answer all your questions.

Financing your purchase

It is not easy for non Slovenian residents to obtain financing within Slovenia for their property purchase - even more so if they are non EU residents. Likewise Slovenian companies without a trading history will not obtain financing easily within Slovenia. This said there are banks which consider such applications and we are able to make introductions on request.

Company set up

For buyers from outside of the EU / OECD who are not able to purchase real estate in Slovenia directly as individuals we are able to assist with all aspects of opening a company in Slovenia, as a vehicle for your property purchase. We are able to assist with the process of opening a company setting up appointments with notary / bank and other relevant parties, meaning a straightforward, stress free experience for you.

Hand-holding through the purchase process

If you decide to purchase a property we will not leave you in the hands of third party agents or vendors, but will be with you right through the buying process – helping you negotiate the best price, liaising with agents / vendors on your behalf, arranging for and advising on drafting and translation of contracts and putting you in touch with other professionals such as lawyers and surveyors as necessary until the keys are in your hands. Once the purchase price is paid we can assist with Land Registry inscriptions of your ownership and possession rights. We have native / fluent English, Slovene, Croatian, Russian & Italian speakers in our office to help ensure our buyers feel well looked after. For a full description of the Slovenian purchase process click here.

We can highly recommend 'Think Slovenia'. They have made buying a property abroad an easier, and more enjoyable process, than in the UK! From first contact it was clear that 'Think Slovenia' were a professional and friendly company to work with.  They asked us sensible questions prior to our visit and then put together an excellent selection of properties for us to view. We went for the 'tailored' service; you get a lot for your money here, even if you don't purchase (and if you do it's taken off the fee).  Nothing ever seemed like too much trouble (we asked a lot of questions) and they 'held our hands' through every step of the way; from visiting properties, to making our offer, to organising our notary, to communicating with the sellers for our handover (and being there)... they helped at every point. 'Think Slovenia' is great value for money; worth every penny we have paid them. It's been a pleasure working with the whole team and we look forward to continuing our relationship long into the future. - Yvonne & Robert  (For more testimonials please click here.)

Contract translation

Contracts must be translated to a language which the buyer understands and our team of native Slovenian and English speakers have experience of translating over 100 property contracts into English. For buyers needing court certified translations of contracts, which means that the contract is signed in both languages, we are able to arrange a certification service.

Purchase consultancy

For purchasers of properties not sourced via Think Slovenia, we can offer assistance through the purchase process on a consultancy basis. This may take the form of advice on best real estate practice and processes in Slovenia, property contract checking or translation, arranging independent legal or planning opinions / advice or assistance in obtaining key documentation such as tax and EMSO numbers.

Residence

We have a number of legal partners who are able to support you in residency applications related to your property purchase. Contact us for more information on your requirements.

Agency commission

Our general agency fee to buyer / seller is the same as the vast majority of Slovenian agents at 2% plus VAT to the buyer and the same to the seller. For properties on our site marked as "Commission free to the buyer" there is no other agency fee payable by the buyer.

Other fees

Approximate costs on a sale of 150,000 EUR for the buyer
Notary / contract costs 200 EUR
Land registry inscription and court tax 160 EUR
Contract translation if required 200 EUR
2 % + VAT agency commission 3,660 EUR
TOTAL 4,220 EUR

There may be additional fees payable for specific services relating to / depending on specific buyer requirements and individual properties. Any additional fees or variation from the general agency fee above will always be advised clearly in advance so that buyers may choose how to proceed. Contract translation is charged additionally to the agency fee. Buyers will also usually need to pay a share of costs of drafting contracts by a lawyer / notary and for inscribing their property into the Land registry. Usually sundry additional purchase fees on top of the agency commission total circa 500 EUR, but vary from property to property.

 

Think Slovenia offers the widest range of after-sales services specifically aimed at the needs to non-resident buyers.

Flexible assistance with renovation and development

Through experience of working on over 50 renovation / development projects we have built up relationships with a wide network of tried and tested partners from architects to surveyors, builders to plumbers. Our projects have spanned a very wide spectrum from consultancy on new builds of multi apartment buildings to assistance managing planning applications, to helping buyers contract with local tradesmen and managing works for owners in their absence. Click here for more information on Slovenia Property Renovation.

Money-saving assistance with fitting and furnishing

We offer a wide range of assistance with fit-out and furnishing properties. From complete fit outs of new properties for tourist or long term rental to IKEA or equivalent orders and installs, to assistance sourcing suppliers for individual furnishing pieces or restorations. We work directly with clients, where necessary calling out our tried and tested network of interior specialists, furniture suppliers, installers and restorers. Click here for more information on Slovenia furnishing.

A comprehensive rental service

Whether you are looking to rent your property in Slovenia long term or for tourism we are here to help. With over around 100 properties in our rental portfolio we have broad experience in most of the key locations around Slovenia for a wide range of property and rental types. We offer a set-up service for clients wishing to rent out their property to get you registered correctly where necessary and help you understand the requirements. Our website performs highly on Google and offers complete booking system for tourist rentals integrated with the key rental platforms form AirBNB to Trip Advisor plus a number of boutique Slovenia specialists and agencies - giving your property a unique level of exposure.

360° property management service

In the key tourist areas around Slovenia (including Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Bovec and the Adriatic coast), we offer a property management service for long term rental, tourist rental and general property management / maintenance. Long term rental management is relatively straightforward and mainly consists of dealing with maintenance or property related issues ad hoc as they arrive. Tourist rental management is more complex and involves key holding, guest welcome, guest registration, cleaning and laundry, tourist / income tax management, security deposits. General property management / maintenance can involve snow clearance, garden maintenance, property checking / airing, post management and ad hoc repairs / maintenance tasks as required.

Property sales

If you are looking to sell a property in Slovenia, at Think Slovenia we not only use our own website, which performs excellently on Google but use a range of Slovenian and international portals and directories plus our relationships with our network of partner agents across Slovenia.



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