President Calvin Coolidge used to say Christmas is not a time nor a season, but ¨a state of mind¨. In this sense, I wish you all a total happiness state of mind today & ever.
This Year 2020 will begin full of big changes as usual every year. This is a big tip now: keep doing your things well, and there is no reason to fear. Humanity showed that we always go on along the whole History, no matter what the circumstances are.
Obviously the ¨Brexit¨ will mark a total turning point for all of us, not just in Europe but the entire Planet. I always say another door opens when one is shut, and we have to be ready now for the big ¨tsunami¨. I´m pretty sure a lot of ¨Brits¨ will take advantage of buying a property wherever in the World, in order to get the residential visa in that country according to their private interests. In this way, the Costa del Sol area in Spain will become a strategic investment meeting point not just for climate, but the door that opens for whoever manages interests at the whole European Continent. Keep this in mind, offer strategic solutions, be effective, and the rest will come. Do never consult properties thinking about a residential visa for these clients, but for an investment solution for their lives. They need to kill two birds with one stone.
2- Energy & Technology & Security.
¨Certificate¨ is the key word at the moment. Everything is getting under a ¨hard legal control¨, and you will get into a big problem if you decide to take action by yourselves. Due to this ¨ecological wave¨ we are all involved in (good), now properties are obliged to behave according legal terms related to energy efficiency and sustainability. This means, if your property doesn´t follow the rules, will become a total failure soon. Investments in smart control systems will get into proper steps, beyond just modernizing an equipment.
But not everything will be related to efficiency only, clients will demand street security above all. The traditional concept of ¨good location¨ is now complemented by the need of ¨feeling secure¨. The beach line areas that follow this rule, will be always unbeatable against new construction properties at the mountain area. In this way, good refurbished villas at the beach area, that are now plus located into a private security residential area, will become the best investment offer for any acquisitor.
Energy efficiency + Security + Comfortability are the three legs of the table, and all the property owners I work with, have this really present in their minds.
3- China, USA, rest of the World.
2020 will be the ¨Year of the Metal Rat¨ in China, so if we follow this strong belief, undoubtedly this will a successful time for those who plan to buy real estate, to start a business, or to invest money in a long-term project. Get ready for this, because when chinese people step, the rest of the World just focus on following them. Probably this will a good year to see chinese investors in Spain, not just searching for residential and vacation properties, but ¨wise financial opportunities¨.
Experts say Mr. Trump will not be defeated after the impeachment, but he might get ¨warned¨ for his currently financial policy. This means, if this non-sense global ¨tariff war¨ ends, at least if it gets soft, we could live an interesting moment in the Human History in this year. I know this might sound ¨utopian¨ now, but I think you always must give the World a chance.
My best wishes for this exciting New Year 2020 that comes now.