Free overseas property seminars at Luxury Property Show

Free seminars to help buyers find out more about buying in Florida, Portugal and Spain are being held at a leading prime property show.

The Luxury Property Show takes place at The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, UK, from Tuesday 3 November and Wednesday 4 November and is hosted by TV property expert, Melissa Porter.

The show, which is free to attend , includes property launches, exclusive buyer incentives and a wide range of seminars discussing all aspects of buying and managing a property abroad.

The free seminars include:

Tuesday 3 November

2pm-3pm – Investing in Spain

A practical overview on what Spain has to offer home buyers, popular places to buy, market conditions, currency exchange and legal issues to consider.

Speakers include: Teresa O’Rourke from Spanish Homes Link, Steve Tiley, from Smart Currency Group, and lawyer Stefano Lucatello, from Kobalt Law.


Wednesday 4 November

12pm-12.30pm – The Algarve Property Market: Overview, Market Trends and Opportunities

A look at the property market in Portugal from east to west, trends, different types of properties from  €100k to €10 million, authenticity v modernity, stand-alone versus resort living, hot opportunities and caveat emptor.

The speaker is Andrew Coutts, ILM Real Estate Group who has lived and worked in Portugal since 1990 and has hands-on” experience of all the value chain stages of hotel and resort assets. ILM provides consultancy services to hospitality real estate owners, investors, developers amongst others.

2pm-2.45pm – The Digital House Hunt

With more people starting their search for property online these days this seminar will give tips with apps, shortcuts and software to make the search for a perfect home a little easier. The seminar will outline the tools that should be on every house-hunters smartphone.

The speaker is Ruth Cooper, Social Media Manager at Abode2 Luxury Property Magazine. Seasoned Digital and Social Media expert Ruth has over a decade of online experience working in property and consumer sectors, campaign planning and identifying best practices and trends both in the UK and overseas.

2.45pm-3.45pm – Investing in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State’

Tips from Florida experts on what each region of Florida offers, a guide on prices and market conditions as well as advice on saving money on currency transactions. Speakers include James Mannings, from Top Villas Realty Orlando, Steve Tiley, from Smart Currency Group and Tim Elmes/Stefano Fontana, from The Time Elmes Group, Fort Lauderdale.

Some of the properties at the show include prime penthouse apartments in New York, cliff-top villas in Portugal, luxury golf resort homes in Spain and Cyprus, plus city apartments, beach front mansions in France, Thailand, the Caribbean, Dubai, Greece, Gibraltar, Andorra and more.

The Luxury Property Show, which began in 2007, is now in its ninth year and some of the world’s leading property companies are among the exhibitors .

The sponsors this year include leading property developers, agents and overseas property professionals Rightmove Overseas, Emaar, Smart Currency Exchange, Damac, Mansion Global and Abode 2.