Real Estate Agency Sofia

Independent Real Estate Agent in Sofia, Bulgaria

We have been involved in the purchase, sale and management of real estate since 2005. During this period I have lived in Bulgaria, the UK, Latin America and the US dealing with individuals and businesses from many parts of the world. This has given me a good insight into how international investors think and want to offer the concierge services that a real estate agent in Sofia should perform.

In addition to Bulgarian and English, the team also speaks French, Spanish and Italian and can communicate via phone, email, text, video, or in-person.

We concentrate on select properties and districts in Sofia and are experts in the developments in each district.

A Real Estate Agency in Sofia with a Difference

While the larger Real Estate Agencies in Sofia, Bulgaria have inflexible rules and regulations, such as fixed commissions and only submitting offers once a deposit (up to 5000 Euros) has been made, we treat each client on a case-by-case basis.

As well as home search and sale we offer:

  • Video calls and viewings with international clients to understand their requirements.
  • Orientation services on arrival in Sofia.
  • Accompanied home search with hotel pick-up.
  • Temporary accommodation assistance.
  • Assistance with set up of telecommunication services and utilities.
  • Property management.
  • Advice on purchase of fittings and furniture locally.
  • Full relocation service.

Our Real Estate Partners in Sofia

Sofia Property Broker want to provide the best service possible, and we have entered into partnerships with leading professions who we have worked with to provide the additional expertise to successfully complete real estate transactions in Bulgaria.

Strategic Partners for Real Estate Agents

We have formed partnerships with the following services in Sofia. If you need another service then please let us know.

  • Mortgage Providers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Lawyers
  • Kitchen and Bedroom Fixture Designers
  • International Movers
  • Translators and Interpreters
  • Property Finishers to Complete your Home or Investment.
  • Tax and VAT Accountants
  • Immigration and Work Permit Lawyers
  • International Removal Services
  • Storage Companies
  • Post Move in Services

Fluent English Speaking Real Estate Agent in Sofia

Finding properties for sale in Sofia is easier than ever before thanks to real estate websites and applications, but there are still lots of aspects of the Bulgaria real estate market than can be a real headache for international investors. The best way to traverse the minefield of legal regulations and tax law in Bulgaria is with the help of an  estate agent dedicated to your needs and not just handling enquiries for hundreds of possible clients.

There are plenty of real estate agencies in Sofia that ‘specialise’ in foreign investor property needs and have English-speaking staff, but while they might all seem quite similar, the quality of services on offer can vary greatly with a general switchboard that often does not put you in contact with the appropriate agent.

Concierge Real Estate Service in Sofia, Bulgaria

We are not in the business of arranging flights for you but want to provide a quality concierge real estate service in Sofia and we will advise you on where to stay in Sofia, arrange for you to be picked up at the airport, have an introductory/orientation meeting with you as well as full relocation services in Bulgaria.

We will properly plan your viewing itinerary so that you are not rushed and will allow time towards at the end of your visit so that you can return later to make second visits.

We are available from 8am to 10 pm every day and will organise viewings during work but also over the weekend if the owners are only available at these times.

Types of Real Estate Investors that we Work with in Sofia

At Sofia Property Broker we find properties for both investors and people who buy real estate as their own home.

We understand that people who buy real estate as their own home not only look at the property as an investment but also as a lifestyle choice. So, factors amenities nearby such as schools, shops, public transport as well as the distance it takes to commute to work become extremely important. Often the closeness of the property to the workplace is very important to reduce commute time.

Long term investors invest in the real estate market in Sofia to make money. These investors know that that real estate investment can be slow moving, prices can go down as well as up, and you may own an illiquid asset that is difficult to sell at the required price due to market conditions.

Often these investors wish to purchase the property using tax efficient corporations. If you fall into this category then we can put you contact with our legal partners in Sofia.

Real Estate Agent Fees in Sofia

The cost of buying or selling property is not just limited to the purchase or sale price of the home as there are many other costs associated with real estate transactions, including:

  • Home inspections
  • Loan fees
  • Appraisal and survey fees
  • Insurance
  • Closing costs
  • Real estate commissions

Real estate commissions, which are also known as agent and broker fees, are paid to the professionals who help you either buy or sell your home. Understanding what these costs are, and how they are determined, are important when looking at the total cost of the transaction.

Unlike other countries, both the seller and buyer of property in Sofia pay commission. The standard, but unregulated, fee for both is 3% but is negotiable.

When you are selecting a real estate agent in Sofia make sure that you enquire about the commission fees as some agents will try to charge more to international investors. However, it is worth paying more commission if the agent can achieve a better price for your transaction whether you are buying or selling property in Sofia and keep in mind that a lower commission is not always the best option as part of the agent’s fee covers the marketing budget and other business expenses for the sale.

It may be worth hiring an independent appraiser ensure you’re pricing the home correctly.

Real estate agents are paid when you sell your home, so if your home doesn’t sell, you shouldn’t owe them a commission but make sure that you read the sellers contract to make sure what you are letting yourself in for especially if the sale falls through.

Luxury Real Estate Agent in Sofia, Bulgaria

We are a luxury real estate agent in Sofia, Bulgaria who provide a Concierge service to our international clients offering exclusive properties in Sofia and take great pleasure in helping our clients discover their next home. You will have a professional and dedicated advisor to offer you valuable and honest advice in finding the best property for you.

We consider ourselves a lifestyle agency that aides our clients to get to know Sofia while finding their luxury home. Our team consists of agents fluent in several languages and are very familiar with the requirements of different international investors.

Renting and Selling Services in Sofia, Bulgaria

We can help you buy, rent, manage or invest in residential, commercial and off plan properties in the best parts of Sofia.

Internation and Local Property Listing 

There is a huge demand for properties in Sofia and when you list a property with us we have specialised marketing team to promote your apartment or house and achieve the required selling  price.

Property Management

We help you to find the tenant, screen them for eligibility, handling lease documents, move-outs and complaints. We have many years of experience, and we will help you you to find your ideal tenant.

Remote Video Viewings in Sofia, Bulgaria

Now it is no longer necessary for our overseas clients to take time-consuming journeys to visit properties in Sofia that they have merely seen in photos. With our remote video viewings in Sofia, you are now able to view properties without leaving your own country.
This means that buyers can view more properties than before and allowing them to shortlist their preferred choices in a matter of hours before coming to Sofia.
The typical buyer currently views between 10 and 15 properties in person before making their choice. So, if there is an opportunity to bring that number down considerably, it is a good saving of time.

What Type of Property in Sofia Are You Looking For?

At your initial consultation, we will ask you questions about your familiarity with the buying process, your preferences in the type of home you want, your geographic needs, and your purchasing power. We will also be asking about any particular concerns or needs you have about purchasing a property in Sofia.

We have relationships with a complete list of professionals that you may need to complete your property purchase in Sofia. These include:

  • Banks. In case that you need a mortgage or loan for your property purchase in Sofia..
  • Property Inspector. Once you have an accepted offer on a home, you may  need an inspection to ensure that the home is fundamentally sound.
  • Real Estate Lawyer. Your highly qualified lawyer will counsel you about your rights and responsibilities under your contract of sale.
  • Property Insurance Expert to ensure that you are fully protected in case of disaster
  • Apartment finishing services as most new homes get delivered rough and will need bathrooms, kitchens, floors, decorating, etc.

Property Selling Services in Sofia, Bulgaria

We are aware that when you decide to sell your property, it is not an experience that is only about mere agreements, down payments and percentages. We want to provide you with a professional experience to achieve the best-selling price in the appropriate timescale so that you will recommend us to others.

We will advertise your property on our social media platforms and our website, which are visited by many people on daily bases and your property will be presented to our database of customers and possible investors, and various advertising plans will be followed to optimise the marketing of your property.

After a period of significant growth in the Sofia property market with prices at historical highs, possibly now is the time to consider cashing in or maybe you are just leaving Bulgaria for work reasons and wish to Sell Your Property in Sofia. Bank lending for buyers continues to be available, with interest rates almost unchanged compared to the large growth experienced in other countries.

Having first invested in Sofia in 2004, Sofia Property Broker has the expertise knowledge of the Sofia Real Estate market, the demands of investors and the legal requirements. We specialize in residential property in the best locations in Sofia.

We will sell your property on the:  NO SALE – NO FEE basis . with a sales commission of 3% of selling price (minimum 1000 EUR).

We will advise you on any building work that needs to be performed on your property before putting it on the market and arrange for the appropriate tradesman to do the work at Bulgarian prices if required.

In addition, we will arrange the payment of any outstanding utility fees or municipality charges so that the sales will go through without complications.

Short Term  Apartments to Rent in Sofia

We have luxury apartments with an amazing set of facilities available to rent from 1-12 months. Facilities which are included in the cost include:

  • Social areas with meeting and leisure facilities
  • Security
  • WIFI
  • Parking
  • Utility bills
  • All furniture, fixtures and fittings.
  • Maintenance and management.
  • Monthly residents get together.

This is a unique offering in Sofia offering the opportunity to be part of a community in a quality development in the fastest growing district in of the capital.

Types of Short Term Rental Apartments in Sofia

The following apartments are available and ready to move into:

  • Studio apartments
  • One bedroom apartment
  • Two bedroom apartment

New-build Developments Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Property Brokers offer a range of quality new development projects in Sofia which are ideal for investment or as your own home. Each new development that we have selected has been vetted by our team and are built be reputable developers and are in the best locations in Sofia.

Each of these new developments have strong investment potential for capital appreciation and rental returns.

We work closely with the development companies who will provide all the assistance needed to assist in the transaction.

Characteristics of New Build Developments in Sofia

here are so many positives of buying a new build property in Sofia:

The location of new home developments in Sofia is a key reason more people are considering purchasing a new build home in Sofia.

People are generally looking to live in the suburbs with:

  • Excellent roads and public transport, particularly the Sofia Metro
  • A garden, large balcony or roof terrace overlooking Vitosha mountain
  • Preferably underground or covered to avoid having to clear snow or ice from the vehicle in the winter months
  • Close to shopping, restaurants and fitness/leisure facilities
  • Designed to be exactly as you want it as most new builds come unfinished in Sofia
  • A warrantee so that all issues will be corrected in the first 5 years by the developer.
  • Open plan and multi- functional space.
  • Facilities in the development such as security, fitness, swimming pools or restaurants
  • The latest technology such as underfloor heating and smart technology in terms of heating, lighting and music, all remotely controlled.
  • Environmentally friendly built to exacting standards in terms of heating and ventilation.
  • Easier to buy with restrictions in place and no waiting for the seller to sell first.
  • Buying a new house will generally require less immediate maintenance.
  • When you buy new, you are often buying into a ready-made community with friendly neighbours.
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Bistritsa, Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo used to be villages at the foot of Vitosha Mountain which turned into suburbs due to Sofia’s growth. All four areas have preserved the slower pace of life and you will enjoy a very experience to living in the Centre of Sofia, you will see houses with beautiful gardens as opposed to blocks of apartments. This article examines the benefits of investing in property for sale Simeonovo Sofia.

Where Dragalevtsi and Simeonovo slightly differ is that they both have a lift to the top of Vitosha Mounatin (a cabin lift in Simeonovo and a chair lift in Dragalevtsi).

Simeonovo is one of the most prestigious districtsin Sofia. It is situated above, to the south, the Sofia Ring Road.

Travelling to Simeonovo Sofia

The main road from the centre of Sofia to Simeonovo is Simeonovoshusse. Simeonovoshusse ends at the Sofia Ring Road where the Simeonovo district begins.

There are frequent buses which connect Simeonovo to the Sofia city centre, you can find details of the bus routes at this useful website.

If you wish to drive to the city centre it would usually take no more than 30 minutes. From the Sofia Ring Road it is easy to travel to the other areas of Sofia such as Boyana, Mladost and Sofia Airport.


Lozenets is definitely one of the best districts to live in Sofia. Lozenets is known as a high-end, very desirable residential district with number of modern luxury residential developments interspersed with traditional Bulgarian homes.

To the south, the district heads to the slopes of Vitosha Mountain via Cerni Vrah Blvd, and to the west to one of the biggest and nicest Sofia parks – South Park.

The whole of Lozenets is packed with top quality shops, bars and restaurants, so you will never be short of entertainment.

In the past quarter was named “Korubaglar” (which means “vineyards in the woods”) because the quarter was at end of the town. Nowadays Lozenetz is amongst the most in demand and preferred districts and is still undergoing a lot of development of Sofia.

Lozenets can be split into two parts – Lower and Upper Lozenets. This can be slightly confusing as Lower Lozenets is to the north. You can easily reach the centre of Sofia by foot in 30 minutes while you will need to use the excellent public transport service or very cheap taxis to go to the centre from Upper Lozenets.


Iztok District is located just to the east of Sofia city centre. Iztok is Bulgarian for East and, originally, Iztok was the most eastern part of Sofia. Now the capital has far extended to the east and includes districts such as Mladost and Druzhba. Because of its proximity to the centre of Sofia, and the high quality of the property for sale Iztok Sofia is one the most elite and expensive quarters in the capital of Bulgaria.

Iztok is probably a little to far to walk to Sofia city centre for most people, but it an ideal cycle ride as it is relatively flat, unlike most districts outside of the centre of Sofia.

Borisova Garden Iztok Sofia

Borisova Garden is known as “Sofia’s lungs” because of the huge green area it occupies in the very heart of the capital. It is a monument of garden and park art of national importance.

Over the years, Borisova Garden has become a favorite place for walks and entertainment for several generations of Sofia residents and has earned the reputation of the most beautiful and preferred park in Sofia.


Dragalevtsi is definitely one of the best districts to live in Sofia, and property for Sale definitely comes with a premium price compared to the rest of Bulgaria, but compared to the cost of property in the rest of the European Union, it is an absolute bargain.

Dragalevtsi is part of Vitosha municipality and situated in the southwestern part of the city, in the foothills of Vitosha mountain.

Dragalevtsi now is an affluent district built up with luxury properties, as well as the old-style village houses that have not yet been re-developed into luxury modern properies in Dragalevtsi.

Location of Dragalevtsi Sofia

Dragalevtsi is located 7km from Sofia city center on the slopes of Vitosha Mountain.

Dragalevtsi has spectacular panoramic views and the excellent transport system which makes it an extremely attractive for location to live in. Indeed, Dragalevtsi is the preferred area in Sofia for many business people of high social status.


Boyana is an upmarket district of Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. Many businessmen and foreigners have invested in property in Boyana due to its quietness and high standard of living. If you choose to invest in property for sale Boyana Sofia you will be living in the same neighbourhood as the President, Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Boyana is located 7km from the centre of Sofia in the foothills of Vitosha Mountain, which was declared the Balkan Peninsula’s first National Park.

Features of Living in Boyana

Boyana offers lots of greenery and peaceful ambiance that contributes to the healthy lifestyle of its residents:

  • Wonderful views Vitosha Mountain
  • Fresh summer and winter than the rest of Sofia
  • Fresh, clean mountain air
  • Good communication with the city center and the test of Sofia using Boulevard Bulgaria and the Sofia Ring Road
  • Gasification
  • Famous landmarks, such as
  • Boyana Church, The National History Museum, Boyana Residence, Boyana Fort and the Living Water Spring
  • Excellent shopping and places to eat and drink


Bistritsa is the least well-known of the 4 villages, (Bistritsa , Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo) which lay at the foothills of the magnificent Vitosha Mountain to the south of Sofia. Property For Sale Bistritsa is fast becoming the most sought after in Sofia

Bistritsa is a large village in the Sofia municipality, located in a small valley just 15 km to the south of the capital Sofia.

Crystal-clear streams (the name Bistritsa origin from Bulgarian “бистър” that means “clear, lucid, limpid”) flow through its teritory, and there are mineral hot-springs close to the village.

Travel to Bistritsa

The quickest way to travel  to Bistritsa is to use the Ring Road from the Darvenitsa junction to travel up the mountain.

If you wish to travel into the centre of Sofia by public transport, the best way is to take the bus to Mladost Business Park, where you can take the Sofia Metro all the way into the centre of Sofia.

You can also change trains on the Sofia Metro to quickly get to Sofia Airport.

Also, all four villages are connected by a mountain road, which provides for spectacular views of Vitosha Mountain and the whole of Sofia. The road runs from Boyana in the west to Lake Pancherevo (more on the lake below) to the east of Sofia.


Vitosha District is located towards the south of Sofia, between Lozenets District and Sofia Ring Road. At this moment there is a lot of construction of property for sale Vitosha District.

The weather is a little cooler and fresher than central Sofia, but the winters are not so harsh as you will find in Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo – this is one of the reasons that Vitosha district is becoming one of the best places to invest in real estate in Sofia.

Transport Communications and Shopping in Vitosha District

One of the major advantages of buying a property in Vitosha District are the excellent transport communications between Sofia city centre, the ring road and other areas of Sofia.

A major reason for the spectacular growth in the real estate market in Vitosha District was the opening of the Vitosha Metro station.

The bus connections are also excellent in Vitosha Distict, and will enable you to connect with many of the areas not yet covered by the Sofia Metro.

There is also a tram service from the northern part of Vitosha District which runs down Cerni Vrah Blvd into the centre of Sofia.

Talking of shopping, there is, arguably, the most up-market mall in Sofia located right in the centre of Vitosha District. Paradise Centre has an excellent selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants as well as a cinema complex.