We have been working with Prime Real Estate, Phuket Co. Ltd., and in particular with Barry King, their Managing Director, for the more than four years and have established an excellent working relationship over that time. We have been very impressed at the client qualification process and, as a result of this, we have managed to convert an excellent percentage of potential clients into actual clients for our resort. Prime Real Estate is an excellent example of what agents should be offering their clients in terms of practical, realistic advice on which developments really suit the stated needs of the clients and in providing on-going support through the entire transaction.
We have no hesitation in recommending Prime Real Estate to our own clients and we are happy to confirm our recommendations in writing as required.
We wish to express how extremely impressed we were by the no fuss, honest and professional service provided by Prime Real Estate. We particularly appreciated the amount of contact we had with you throughout the entire period including the follow-up phone calls following inspections and offers on our property. You are a great
agent, with outstanding standards and attention to detail. Thank you for all your effort on my behalf and I wish you continuing success.
Very professional and absolutely reliable. Barry has always made efforts to assist, whether during the sales process or even after transfer. Any developer not working with Barry will definitely be at a disadvantage.
Hi Barry, hope you are well.
I just wanted to thank you very much for your fantastic service! I had my property for sale for a long time before we connected and once you and your team received my request for listing it was only a very short period of time before it was sold with full asking price and a very smooth and professional completion. All the best to you and your team and I would no doubt be happy to recommend you to any sellers out there who are looking for the best of the best and you my friend are the best.
I started out with an idea to invest in a property in Phuket and not knowing anything about how to go about buying in Thailand I googled for details of local agents who could help me. Out of several I contacted Prime Real Estate, Phuket really came through and delivered. My initial enquiry via email was quickly responded to and arrangements were made for a visit and several viewings were arranged. Barry met me at my hotel and had clearly listened to my requirements in our initial contacts as all types of properties were viewed throughout the island. The good thing was that not only did I see properties I also got to see various parts of the island so my choice became easier. Having chosen the property and now in the stages of buying Barry has been incredibly helpful and supportive in guiding me through the process. I have no hesitation in recommending Prime Real Estate’s services.
In 2011 we commenced searching for a small investment property in Phuket, Thailand. As this was our first venture into the Thailand property market we were understandably cautious and therefore looked for a property advisor who would be able to understand our concerns, have a broad knowledge of the property market in Thailand and were able to source a suitable first time investment to suit our budget and scope. We contacted several real estate companies with the response from Prime Real Estate being the most prompt and informative.
Barry appeared to be personable, knowledgeable and patient – showing us a variety of properties across the Island, gradually getting to understand our wishes. All our requests were met with a smile and a can do attitude. Once we decided on a property, Barry quickly arranged meetings with a well respected lawyer and the property owners all at our convenience so ensuring we had a full understanding of Thailand’s legal system when purchasing the property. He became a key player in negotiating the additional extras we required for our property and has kept us informed throughout the proceedings.
The process has been executed smoothly and with Barry’s assistance we are now the owners of our first Thailand property.
As my trips to Phuket were getting more frequent, and the lifestyle Phuket offers getting more attractive, I wanted to find out more about purchasing a home in Phuket. After a search on the internet I found Barry’s web site which I found informative and straight forward to use. After sending an initial enquiry, Barry contacted me straight away and we talked about options and agreed to meet the next day to view some properties. I was shown a good variety of properties from my original “apartment” enquiry and I ended up purchasing a stylish private pool villa in a great location for the same budget.
Prior to contacting Barry, a holiday home in Phuket appealed but was always perceived as too risky and in the too difficult space. I first contacted Barry through his web site, which was helpful and informative, and was a general interest inquiry. Following a brief meeting we decided to have a look and within a short period he had not only removed our fears but also found us exactly what we were interested in. He did all of this in a polite, helpful and informative way, and we did not at any stage feel any pressure from Barry. His experience of the market and ability to listen and translate your thoughts into property options, is insightful, helpful and cuts down the time needed. I am happy to recommend Barry and indeed would not hesitate in using him again if were to change our property in Phuket.
After two kids, we decided we wanted to upgrade to a bigger vacation home and we needed to sell our original home first. There are so many real estate agents in Thailand, we didn’t know where to start. We ended up listing our place with all of them and on every website we could find. However, only a couple of the agents ever did anything or ever brought any potential buyers. Barry was, by far, the best agent we contacted and worked with – trustworthy, straightforward, and extremely knowledgeable. Moreover, he just gets what expats are looking for in a home. First, he connected us up with phenomenal contractors to fix the minor things around our home, so that it was in mint condition when selling it. Then he maintained constant contact with us – unlike all of the other agents.
He also didn’t waste our time with any buyers that weren’t serious. In fact, everyone he brought by wanted to put in an offer on our place. Moreover, he was the only agent to bring in a steady stream of buyers. And the ultimate buyer didn’t even visit our place before purchasing – they just trusted Barry’s opinion that much! And in the end, our patience paid off, as we received our full asking price after waiting a couple of months on the market through the slow season. We’ll definitely work with Barry for all of our real estate transactions in the future!
In August 2011 my wife and I decided to purchase a ‘holiday home’ in Phuket. We had visited the island several times previously and considered it an ideal place buy. The resort that we liked most was Kamala and our search was defined to that area. At this stage we had returned to the UK so I sent email enquiries to 3 separate real estate agents. Only Barry King from Prime Real estate replied immediately. By this time I had identified a new development of townhouses which suited our needs perfectly. There was only one unit left for sale and our worry was it would be in a poor position. Barry immediately offered to personally visit the building site and see exactly which unit was left and where it was located. He quickly informed us the unit was in a good location and there were no apparent problems.
We then decided to buy the house and from that point onwards Barry took care of all the immediate procedures in Thailand. He put us in touch with a first class independent lawyer who is now dealing with all the legal issues. This whole procedure was made ‘painless’ thanks to Barry’s hard work in Thailand. When I visited the Thailand a couple of weeks later Barry met me at the airport and spent the next couple of days showing me around and introducing me to all the relevant people. One of the problems in buying a house ‘off plan’ 7 thousand miles away from where you live is you cannot keep abreast of the progress. Barry has been and visited the site on occasions and given us regular updates, which is of great comfort when you can’t see it for yourself!
To sum up Barry and Prime Real Estate Phuket are the ultimate professional property agents. I have every confidence in him and you just know that nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend them to anyone.
Our property at The Residence had been on the market for a considerable time. I was recommended to contact Barry at Prime Real Estate which was one of the best thing I done. Barry sold the property and everything went extremely smooth. I can strongly recommend Barry and Prime Real Estate, great support, quick answers and lots of potential clients. Thanks for all you help.
“Whilst visiting Phuket and falling in love with the Island we speculatively decided to view some properties more out of sheer curiosity than an actual serious desire to purchase. That was before we met Barry King that is! It wasn’t Barry’s slick sales patter that turned us from tyre kickers to serious buyers but our confidence that we were dealing with someone who genuinely put our interests first.
We were presented with all the facts, positive, negative and things to be aware of which allowed us to make informed decisions . Barry was always friendly, patient and diligent in his approach and eager to assist above and beyond his remit to ensure that the transition from start to finish was as smooth and as transparent as possible.
The prospect of buying a property, furnishing it, registering with the various authorities and utility providers, maintaining it and potentially leasing it thereafter is daunting especially if you aren’t familiar with Thai laws, regulations and customs.
Barry proved to be a trusted and reliable partner during our purchase of a property and was ultimately the reason why we had the confidence to make such a comitment.
We would highly recommend anyone who has an interest in purchasing property in Phuket to make Prime Real Estate their first point of contact.”
Barry at Prime Real Estate is simply the best agent in Phuket. He sold my house in Laguna Phuket in April 2013 and I am absolutely delighted with the whole process as well as the result. From pre-qualifying customers…matching their needs to what you have to offer…avoiding time wasting on all sides….through to effective follow through on every aspect of turning a sale prospect into a completed sale on terms acceptable to both parties.
His associates give great legal confidence for buyers in navigating the potential minefield and deal breaking area of thai ownership laws…and this is priceless.
And Barry is a pleasure to work with. A gentleman and a true professional in every detail of his work. I would recommend him to anyone looking to achieve the sale of their property in Phuket at a reasonable current-market price.
Barry, I would like to express my thanks at the great work you and your company Ltd. Prime Real Estate in the settlement of purchase of the villa in Thailand. Thank you so much for understanding, participation and patient solution of all questions before and during transaction.
I considerably decreased expenses and reduced the time of the real property purchase due to your high professionalism. I wish you prosperity, success and stability in work.
My property at Ocean Breeze Estate had been on the market for some considerable time. I was concerned by this so I contacted Prime Real Estate to see if they would take the sale on board. It was like a breath of fresh air wafting in from Phuket in the form of Barry King! Within a short space of time a prospective buyer was showing interest and an offer was made. The sale was agreed and in early September 2013 contracts and monies were exchanged.
In all the dealings with Barry I have found him to be thoroughly Professional putting my mind at rest from day one. He replies to e-mails promptly, even at weekends – does this guy ever rest?! He was also very helpful in guiding me through the complicated rules relating to property sales in Thailand. First class service from, by the sound of his voice, a gentleman.
Should I hear of anybody I know who is thinking of buying property, or selling, in Phuket then I would have no hesitation in recommending Barry King and Prime Real Estate.
I am writing to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Barry for the contribution made by himself and his team in selling my apartment in Phuket. I had previously listed it with at least 4 other Agencies,but it was quite obvious they were not putting much effort into selling it as it had been on the market for 2 yrs, without any interest, possibly because mine was a resale.
Anyway, in a nutshell, within two weeks of listing the property with Barry, he had found a buyer. Barry took care of everything and enlisted the services of the most amazing local lawyer who carried out the legal conveyancing. Her grasp of English was faultless and she worked well into the night to accomplish what was required and her devotion to duty never wavered. It gave me confidence as I was living in the UK and all correspondence was via emails. Barry also briefed me throughout of what to expect.
Once again,thanks to Barry and his team for the remarkable services rendered resulting in a successful sale without pain. I will conclude by wishing Barry and Prime Real Estate only the very best in the future and I can definitely recommend them to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a property in Phuket.
Barry was great to work with. He listened carefully to what we were looking for and showed us just that. Our process was smooth and efficient and we are now in a home that is perfect for us.
Thank you for the help and guidance you provided us with in finding a property to buy in Phuket, My wife and I both felt that you got to know us and our requirements well and found the perfect place for us within a week. Your knowledge of the Phuket market is second to none and we both appreciated your friendly and efficient service. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to other people
When I started to look for a possible “Winter-Home” in Asia, I came across the internet site of Prime Real Estate Phuket. After contacting Barry with my initial ideas, he swiftly came back with a handful of proposals at different locations. As a consequence I shortlisted about a few housing possibilities fulfilling my wishes most. When I visited Phuket to narrow down the opportunities, Barry picked me up from the airport and showed me around the Island for two and a half days, giving his very professional inputs and highlighting the pro’s and con’s for each location. Barry proved to be very knowledgeable, very well connected and seemed to have all the time to bring me there, where I wanted to be. No surprise that Barry just recently won another two awards, one of them this time “Best Property Agent in Thailand” – Congratulations.
Once I decided what to buy, Barry introduced me to an independent Lawyer and made sure to keep me in the loop what’s going on and made me feel comfortable. A big THANK YOU to Barry and his team for making a dream to become reality. Barry was always reachable and helped with many things not directly related to the property deal, he seemed to go comfortable the extra mile to make me feel good. Let me wish Barry and Prime Real Estate Phuket wish a continuous success and that his business will prosper also in the years to come.
For whoever wants to buy or sell property in Phuket, I highly recommend Barry and his Prime Real Estate Phuket.