Selling in Spain – Estate agents in Spain handle most property sales although it is possible to sell a property privately, for example via the Internet.
This may be of interest to those who have been living in tourist areas and have property to sell which is likely to appeal to other would-be expatriates.
Properties purchased with a mortgage will have had life insurance in place which may not be cancelled until the sale is completed.
Signing of the final deed of sale (escritura) is considered the legal completion of a sale. Anyone who cannot attend the event in person (for example because they have already left Spain) may give power of attorney (a poder) to a third party to sign on their behalf.