Are you considering moving to Portugal but are unsure where to begin? Are you concerned that you will not be able to find your ideal property or ensure you are getting the best deal possible?

Goldcrest is here for you. We act on your behalf to secure the perfect property based on your exact requirements and at the best price possible.

As the first buyer’s agent in Portugal, with a nationwide presence, we have helped hundreds of clients secure the property of their dreams in Portugal. Over the past decade, we’ve been building in-depth and inside knowledge of the local property market, fostering relations across the country, to provide access to an exclusive list of property.

Our Scope of Services


Account Manager

Dedicated account manager to follow every step of the process

Market Intelligence

Market intelligence reports and insider knowledge

Visual Inspections

Viewing, videos, and visual inspection of the property

Investment Analysis

Investment analysis if required

Property Surveyor

Property surveyor for infra due diligence when required

Negotiation Assistance

Strategy and assistance with negotiation


After-sales services



Our Easy Six-Step Process


Our streamlined process ensures you secure your dream property on the most favorable terms, ensuring a hassle-free, time-saving property buying experience.


Initial Meet

Meet your personal consultant. The aim of this initial meet is twofold: We will provide you with a sound understanding of the Portuguese real estate market and our services while also getting to know you so we have a clear picture of your requirements and can tailor our service to meet your lifestyle preferences, budget and needs.



After the initial meeting, we’ll create a personalized brief based on your criteria and goals. This will act as the guidepost for identifying and assessing viable opportunities in the marketplace. Your consultant will be in frequent contact with you, ensuring we get your feedback and insights so we are completely prepared to kickstart the search.



With your needs firmly in mind, we comb through our extensive database of sources to create a portfolio of eligible properties for you. We can work with any agent, developer, or private seller, which means that we provide full market coverage with limitless options and we utilize the laetst technologies and market data to enhance our search.



We aid in negotiations, so you receive the best terms. Once we have identified a property that you want to purchase, before you submit any offers, we will analyze the price and prospects of the property, in line with your personal objectives. We leverage the latest intelligence and market insights to substantiate the offer.



Once you have your property selected, we assist with the managed purchase. We assist you through the legal processes of property acquisition, coordinating with relevant services to ensure the property purchase is completed properly and working alongside your Goldcrest account manager and lawyer.


After-sale Service

Our service extends post-sale, should you wish to benefit from our client services. This includes getting your property set up, the leasing of the property for long-term rentals, and property management. Once you have secured your ideal property, we also assist with the managed purchase.

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Our After-Sale Services


We provide a tailored after sale service to our clients, helping them get the property set-up, assisting with the leasing of the property, or with comprehensive property management services.

Scope of services:

  • Property set-up: From setting up utilities, TV, and Wi-Fi, to introducing you to furniture, home designers, brokers, and home insurance companies, we ensure that your property is ready to move into.
  • Liaising with tenants: Should you with to lease your property long-term (more than one year), we can assist with advertising your property and tenant management.
  • Property management: We liaise with property management and maintenance teams to ensure your property is well looked after, in addition to other services, such as attending condominium meetings on your behalf and organizing compulsory safety checks.


Goldcrest: Your Buyer’s Agent in Portugal

How we stand out: 


Local expertise at your fingertips

  • Extensive local presence: Offices in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, covering all of mainland Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira.
  • Unparalleled experience: As Portugal’s first buyer’s agent and a member of the AIPP, you access to unmatched knowledge and professional integrity, including unique insights and strategies developed over years of our dedicated service.


Your independent real estate ally


  • Your interest first: Operating without ties to any developments or projects, we prioritize your needs.
  • Impartial and comprehensive advice: As the only impartial advisors in the market, we analyze every option, from new-builds to commercial properties, ensuring you make the most of your investment.
  • Full market access: Work with any agent, seller, or developer. Our unique business model is designed to provide a 360-degree solution, catering to all your real estate needs, whether buying or renting.


Streamlined, customized property search


  • Personalized Consultation: You’ll have a dedicated real estate consultant exclusively for you, supported by our client management system, ensuring a smooth exchange of information. We consider all your needs and preferences when crafting a personalized strategy, whether for a purchase or investment.
  • Efficient market coverage: Our exclusive proprietary technologies, like metasearch tools, grant you an extensive perspective of the Portuguese real estate market, even encompassing properties not publicly listed. These tools provide a holistic view of the entire Portuguese real estate landscape, including properties not accessible through conventional means.
  • End-to-end property exploration: Your personalized viewing itinerary is meticulously planned, ensuring you’re guided through property visits, saving you both time and money. We will always be with you on the ground, or we can do viewings on your behalf if required.
  • Maximized savings: Our skilled negotiators strive to secure the best deals for you, minimizing your expenses.


All-encompassing real estate solutions:


  • Financial and investment support: Gain access to top mortgage brokers and assistance with documentation for financing your investment.
  • Property management services: Connect with property management experts, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscape gardeners to enhance your property’s value.
  • Relocation made easy: Access our concierge services for a smooth relocation, including assistance with moving services and settling in.

Why relocate to Portugal?


why invest in portugal

Portugal has cemented itself as a popular tourist destination and one of the top countries in the European Union to relocate to. The country’s high quality of life, warm climate, world-class international schools, and excellent healthcare have been the catalyst for lifestyle buyers, retirees, and families to relocate to Portugal in recent years.

There are also several Portugal residence permit options, such as the Portugal Golden Visa program, the Digital Nomad Visa, and the D7 Visa. After five years of holding a temporary residence permit, you can apply for a permanent residence permit and even Portuguese citizenship. As a Portuguese citizen, you can get a Portuguese passport and enjoy enhanced mobility across the EU.

According to the 2024 Global Peace Index, Portugal is the seventh safest country in the world. With progressive legislation and a low cost of living, Portugal is, in many ways, the dream location for expats looking for the perfect country to move to.


High quality of life


Excellent healthcare


World-class education


Incredible gastronomy


Dynamic real estate market


Blossoming tech and business hub


Affordable cost of living


Sublime climate, beautiful landscapes, and bustling cities


English widely spoken


Extensive international transport links

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Frequently Asked Questions

Goldcrest Real Estate provides a streamlined process to ensure you secure your ideal property in Portugal. We assist in sourcing property to acquisition and beyond. This includes negotiating on your behalf to get the best price possible and providing integrated client services, such as property set up, to ensure you are set up to enjoy your new property when you relocate to Portugal.

After an initial call and brief, we have a clear idea of your requirements, and with this firmly in mind, we comb through our extensive database of sources to create a portfolio of eligible properties. We ensure full market coverage as we can work with any agent, developer, or private seller.

To make sure that you get the best possible price, we negotiate on your behalf, analyzing the price and prospects of the property and using the latest intelligence and market insights to substantiate the offer.

As with buying property in any country, understanding the buying process, legalities, intricacies, and cultural norms can be difficult, let alone getting around potential language barriers, even though most Portuguese people speak English. This is why working with an experienced professional who can guide you through the buying process is essential.

Whether you are looking into renting apartments/houses when you relocate to Portugal or are ready to make a property purchase, the assistance of local real estate lawyers, buyers, and real estate agents will be extremely useful, especially if you don’t speak Portuguese.

In addition to having contacts who can assist with your Portuguese immigration process, a local real estate professional can assist with the property transaction by ensuring you understand the steps and have all the essentials for a smooth and legally compliant real estate transaction in Portugal. The property purchase process will then take place in the following steps:

  • Step 1: Find the perfect property
  • Step 2: Secure financing for your property 
  • Step 3: Make an offer
  • Step 4: Secure a Promissory Contract (CPCV)
  • Step 5: Sign the Escritura or Final Deed

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