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In the ever-changing landscape of real estate, homeowners often face a crucial crossroads when deciding whether to sell their property or pursue renovations.

This decision-making process is complex, influenced by various factors such as market dynamics, personal preferences, and financial considerations. To aid homeowners in navigating this dilemma, Alexander Carmine Estates offers a comprehensive Property Consultation, aiming to assist in formulating a strategic plan for either selling or renovating.

When considering the options of selling versus renovating, homeowners must carefully evaluate both their own personal needs and the current conditions of the real estate market in Jersey. A property consultation explores various options, guiding homeowners through the intricacies of their property's characteristics aligned to the supply and demand within the current market landscape. This also involves evaluating the potential return on investment from renovations or a property sale.

For homeowners with fixed-rate mortgages, the decision becomes more nuanced. Fixed-rate mortgages provide stability through consistent monthly payments, protecting homeowners from the fluctuations of interest rates. However, if the choice leans towards selling while under a fixed rate, penalties may be incurred, making renovations a more appealing option when considering costs.

Choosing home renovations offers an enticing prospect, allowing homeowners to tailor the property to their personal preferences and lifestyle needs. Leveraging expertise in property development through Trinity Properties, Alexander Carmine Estates provides valuable advice on renovation strategies aligned with either your own personal requirements or current market trends. Collaboration with energy performance consultants from Bailiwick EPC ensures that renovations are not merely aesthetically pleasing but also energy-efficient, thereby adding enduring value to the property.

On the other hand, selling a home may strategically align with the market demand for a particular type of property. Alexander Carmine Estates excels in conducting property valuations and identifying optimal selling points to attract potential buyers. Additionally, they offer staging expertise to enhance the property's visual appeal.

The decision to sell or renovate a home is multifaceted, influenced by market conditions, personal circumstances, and financial considerations. The collaboration between Alexander Carmine Estates, Trinity Properties, and Bailiwick EPC provides homeowners with a distinctive advantage. Through a meticulous property consultation, these experts guide homeowners through the decision-making process, offering insights tailored to their specific situation. Whether aiming to capitalise on market opportunities or enhance property value and appeal through renovations, this partnership is committed to assisting homeowners in crafting a strategic plan for their real estate journey.

To arrange a Property Consultation in Jersey, please reach out to Alexander Carmine Estates. We do not charge for this service.


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Selling your home can be a daunting task, and choosing the right real estate agent is crucial to ensuring a smooth and successful process. While established agents may have a solid reputation, there's a lot to be said for engaging with the smaller bespoke firms like Alexander Carmine Estates and here is why.....

After successfully managing an expansive property portfolio with agents in Spain, Alexander Carmine Estates is dedicating its focus to the Channel Islands. The committed team of local agents are avid to take on a select number of Jersey Property listings. This careful and deliberate approach allows Alexander Carmine Estates to provide a personalised focus to each property.

In contrast to larger agencies where your listing may risk getting lost in the shuffle, opting for a smaller agency ensures that your home receives the attention it truly deserves. The Jersey team at Alexander Carmine Estates is committed to growth, achieved through hard work and dedication to each client. The aspiration is to ensure that every property receives the spotlight it needs to attract potential buyers, you can find out more about that here.

Flexibility is another key factor that sets Alexander Carmine Estates apart. Traditional agencies may have rigid schedules for property viewings, understandably driven by managing the volume and logistics. Alexander Carmine Estates offers flexible viewing times tailored to suit your schedule. Whether it's a weekend, evening, a weekday, they are committed to making the selling process as convenient as possible for you.

Responsiveness to client inquiries is crucial in the fast-paced world of real estate. Alexander Carmine Estates prides itself on being highly responsive to client queries. The team understands the urgency of the buying and selling process and ensures that you, or your buyer are never left in the dark. Quick and effective communication is a cornerstone of their service, ensuring that you are always informed and in control.

One of the standout features of Alexander Carmine Estates is their approach to marketing. While other agencies may rely on traditional methods, this boutique agency embraces innovation. They understand the power of social media and have a strong online presence. Prospective clients are encouraged to take a look at their existing social media and website promotion. If the vibrant and engaging content resonates with you, reaching out to Danny, the driving force behind Alexander Carmine Estates, could be the first step towards crafting a winning plan for your property sale.

It's this dedication to doing things differently that makes Alexander Carmine Estates a standout choice for homeowners looking to sell. The real estate market is evolving, and this agency is at the forefront of embracing change. They bring a fresh perspective to property sales, leveraging the latest marketing strategies and technology to ensure that your home stands out in a crowded market.

In conclusion, if you're considering selling your home and want an agent who goes above and beyond, consider the benefits of working with a new and upcoming agency like Alexander Carmine Estates. Their client focus, dedication to growth, flexibility in viewings, responsiveness to inquiries, and innovative marketing approach are just a few reasons why they stand out in the competitive world of real estate. Take a moment to explore their online presence, and if it resonates with you, reach out to us today to discuss a personalised plan for your property sale. Your home deserves the attention of an agent who is committed to doing things differently and ensuring a successful sale.


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In the wake of Brexit, uncertainties abound, leaving many pondering the future. One of the burning questions is, "What's different about buying property in Spain after Brexit?" This article delves into key considerations for those contemplating property ownership in Spain, addressing concerns about costs, taxation**, rental opportunities, and more.

You Still Have the Right to Buy Property in Spain After Brexit: Contrary to misconceptions, the right to buy property in Spain is not exclusive to EU citizens. Irrespective of nationality, anyone with the means to cover the purchase price can acquire property in Spain. Brexit has not altered this fundamental right, with people worldwide continuing to invest in Spanish real estate.

How Much Will Buying Property in Spain After Brexit Cost? The cost of acquiring property in Spain remains consistent, unaffected by nationality. Whether you're a Spanish, UK, American, or Chinese national, the essential costs—purchase tax, Notary's fee, property registry fee, and miscellaneous expenses—remain the same.

Can You Still Rent Property Out in Spain After Brexit? Your right to utilise your Spanish property for rental purposes remains intact post-Brexit. However, there are some taxation differences when declaring the rental income if not a resident of the EU.

Are You Still Required to Pay Tax on Property After Brexit? Obligations to pay taxes related to property ownership in Spain persist, unaffected by Brexit. Key taxes, including purchase tax, IBI (similar to council tax), and VAT (IVA in Spain), remain consistent for property owners of all nationalities.

How Regularly Can You Visit Your Property? Non EU nationals can still visit their Spanish properties without the need for additional travel documents beyond their passports. Tourist visits, lasting up to 90 days within any 180-day period, do not require visas. For longer stays, permission must be sought, outlined in resources on long-term stays or relocating to Spain.

The Effect on Property Prices of Brexit: Please see our previous BLOG outlining current Spanish property market insight.

How Has Brexit Affected Buying a Property in Spain? Fundamentally, Brexit has not altered the right of individuals, EU citizens or otherwise, to purchase property in Spain. The overarching process and associated costs remain consistent across nationalities.

Should I Still Buy Property in Spain After Brexit? If owning property in Spain aligns with your aspirations, Brexit need not dissuade you. The core aspects of buying and owning property in Spain remain largely unchanged post-Brexit.

It's essential to stay informed, considering global market dynamics and potential adjustments in the Spanish property landscape.

In a previous blog we referenced the strength of investing in Spain, and you can learn a little more about how we at Alexander Carmine Estates can support you on this journey here.

Please do reach out if you would like a chat


** Please note we are not tax advisers and would always recommend professional tax advice

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