My favorite so far. I’ve tried other apps but I keep coming back “home” to Idealista. I like the map because I can clearly see the position of the supermarkets, health centers, the water, things that are important to me when purchasing a home. I also like they display community fees in some of the sales. I’ve purchased a home using this app, about to purchase another one for a friend but still looking. The only app I refer to friends. The only thing I don’t like, some of their houses are full of junk! They should demand the sellers to clean up organize their garbage before they take pictures! I don’t care how beautiful a house is, when I see accumulated garbage I don’t even stop to look! I can smell it!!! I have just upgraded to the new version. Will see how it go goes.
Overall, the idealista app works as advertised. The UI is simple enough, it’s easy to use all of the functions of the app, and it’s very convenient. However, that changes if you’re using the app in a language other than Spanish. I use it in English and Spanish, and it seems like the English translated information for listings and for the user profile do not get updated with the latest Spanish information. I’ve had it happen numerous times that I’ll check a listing in English and read the translated details provided by the owner, and then go look at the original in Spanish and they are completely different (my guess is that a listing is translated once at some point and the translation not updated again for awhile). This is a huge flaw that I would imagine could really inconvenience a non-Spanish speaker (it has inconvenienced me on multiple occasions). So be careful and check the Spanish language listings!
The BEST real estate app on the international market today!
Hello, I’m a retired doctor. When I decided to retire I started looking for a second home in Italy to buy and use whenever I wanted to spend time in Europe. I came across this app while researching houses on the internet and it’s really an amazing resource. Now, there is a downside to everything and this app gives me all the resources but it can’t give you a reply to your email or good quality pictures… Both of those options come from the real estate agent/broker and apparently Italian agents don’t respond to the messages or cannot read English.
Idealista has been integral to our home buying search. I just have two improvement suggestions: Add “Property/Land Size” filter. We are specifically looking for property with a certain amount of land and having to click on every singly listing and scroll down to find the property size is time consuming and kind of annoying. They do allow filtering by home size so I would think adding property size filtering wouldn’t be too hard. And… Allow filtering by more than 4 bedrooms. We need at least 5 bedrooms and the filters only have 4+. Why not permit filtering by 5, 6, 7 bedrooms, etc? Otherwise, this is a great resource for house and apartment hunting. I would definitely update to five stars if at least filtering by property size/land was an options!
I love this app. Once you set your default settings and mark the map, you can see a lot of apartments that might fit your needs. But I wish there were a filter for furnished vs unfurnished apartments. Most of the apartments are shown with furniture. You have to look at a lot of furnished apartments before finding those that are unfurnished… if that’s what you’re looking for. In most cases, I believe furnished apartments are intended to be rented as shown. A few have minimal furniture, and it’s hard to know whether the furniture can be removed. If you’re looking for an unfurnished apartment, you have to look through a lot of furnished apartments before finding the few unfurnished options.
I do wish that it offered some more filter options. We specifically need a house with 5 bedrooms, but I can only choose 4+ bedrooms. So I get a lot of suggestions that is useless for me. Same goes for the pool. We want a private pool. But I get lots of communal pool options. It should be an option for a seller to list the pool as a private or communal pool. The house of the day feature is pretty useless, since it always seem to show some houses that is not in the area that I am looking as well as some very expensive properties around the country. I would appreciate if that house of the day feature was a bit more personalized.
I use idealista for Azorean properties and love love love that it aggregates such disparate listings from often very small brokers to one place. The mapping feature however is terrible - saying that the property owner doesn’t want to show the location is obviously false and only reflects idealista’s lack of ability to show accurate map locations - evidenced by most linked listings having accurate maps themselves. Idealista needs to find a way to “see” and display that info. This feels however like a small complaint compared to the deep and incomparable utility the app offers.
This app is great to search for properties or get an idea of what is available and the prices in Portugal. The only down side is that many agents leave listings posted well after they are already sold, so this can be frustrating (not the app’s fault, it’s the agents). But it’s great to see what is available, prices, condition, etc. My one request would be to add an additional filter for energy rating. That’s important to us and would help filter out the properties.
It's okay but I ran into issues. The developer needs to make it so you're able to highlight, copy, and paste text because you currently are unable to. When considering a property, myself and others need to know if it has access to public transportation or not. In order to do that I would need to be able to highlight the addresses in this app, copy, and then paste them into Google Maps and make a prospective trip which would then reveal if public transportation exists for the corresponding property or not. Since I'm unable to even highlight the text or addresses within this app, I'll have to pass and find something else. It just wasn't created with everyone in mind and that's a shame. Nice effort though.
This is the apo to have for everything Portugal, if you are trying to relocate or buy a property. I am so so grateful for it. It’s not just helpful for finding property to rent or acquire, but also good for collecting a range of understanding on whether you are paying a good price, by looking at other comparable properties and prices. Even though you can’t see what it’s sold for, if you look at enough listings, you get a good idea of value in an area.
Bravo to the developers of this app! It's full of great features and in some ways easier to use than the desktop version. The only thing is sometimes there's duplicate listings for one place but that's a fault on the end of the agencies more so. Otherwise it's really one of the best apps for finding a flat/home in the EU. Maybe they could come up with a feature to enable a search for short term stays? That's all I can think of
We’re planning to retire to Italy in a few years. This site has been great for helping us decide which general areas and villages we like. This will help us narrow our search when we need to find a long-term rental in earnest. It also encourages us, knowing that there are beautiful homes and villas in our future. Lots of good search options available. Pleas consider adding France to the countries you list for. We have friends who are planning similarly to us.
Wow idealista is like the only app you can use to find homes in Spain. It’s so much easier in USA with Redfin, Zillow, etc. the developers at idealista have some catching up to do. The virtual tours would be better with a 360° photographer. Get rid of the floorplan images. Like if the post only has a computer-generated floorplan, and doesn’t have actual pictures of the place, don’t even post it! What’s the point? Am I right? Also, what’s with hiding the address of the houses for sale? They should get rid of that. Why are you worried about privacy if you’re selling the place anyway?
We recently moved to Madrid and used Idealista to find a place to rent and now are using it to find a place to buy. The navigation is very intuitive, it’s easy to filter for the results you want, and the translations are decent for someone like me who doesn’t speak Spanish yet.I did seem to get more responses from the listers if I contacted them directly on WhatsApp (contact info on Idealista) vs. submitting an en quiet through the app.
I am an American looking to relocate Barcelona, Spain. I love using this app to help me learn more about property that might be available when I relocate. The only thing that I wish more promoters would do is put the actual address rather than just the area of where the property is located. An actual address would help me more specifically identify where I want to live in, as I like to see the street. Otherwise, I love the site.
It has great tools to find apartments in Spain. I used this app to find my wife and I am apartment in Bilbao. A little tip for new users: Posts that are made by real estate agencies do not write back through the app. You’re better off contacting them through their phone/website/email listed. There are people who are posting the apartment or house that are not using an agency, and usually these people get back promptly through the app.
It’s a bit like Zillow in that most rentals appear here. You will find something not just aimed at foreigners but anyone looking. Some stuff stays posted but there’s the option to filter by time posted. Best way to get reasonably priced housing though people sometimes post outrageously high prices just to see if someone will “bite” and some stuff posted doesn’t really exist, it’s developers trying to do a due diligence on whether or not to invest in building.
I love looking at the available homes in Portugal on idealista! So easy the way they offer filters to screen the listings by. I would love to see a couple of new filters added to narrow down what I need. 1) Year leases available 2) Pets allowed 3) 55+, 65+, 70+ building or communities If these are available in The country? Do they have retirement apts in the country Like independent, assisted etc that can be rented?
It is easy to search with this application. You can draw your own search area and enter several filters to find what you like. I wish it offered a history of sale prices for particular properties. The write ups by the real estate agents could be improved to indicate if the property is zoned for residence permanently, long-term rental, or short term vacation rental. But that is not the fault of the application.
This is a decent ap. It could be an excellent Ap if the the search tools allowed for 1. more options like Sea view, water front, Ocean front, and # garage spaces... 2. Key word search capability. Seems like the app has the format correct just need specific options. The key word search Zillow & DotLoop both have these capabilities built into their programs. As an investor, & these options would save me, realtors and other buyers a great deal of time and effort. Thanks and looking forward to improvements. Jingo211
I’ve used it for several months now and it has helped me identify several properties in areas I had not even considered before. The only drawback to this app is the fact that the people who post the ads aren’t being completely scrutinized in how serious they are about their ad and there are no checks to assure they are within the law regarding what they demand as conditions or whether they are discriminating based on race, religion or sexual orientation.
I’d been searching online for years how to find a reliable way to search for properties in Portugal with no success. It was only on a trip to Italy that I saw the advertisement for idealista in the airport. I’m very glad that I did and since I’ve been using the app I’ve had no complaints. Pictures, locations, and descriptions of the properties allow me to window shop from home and get a better idea of where and what I would like to buy.
This app is easy to navigate and I like it, but there are two major problems. They show rooms instead of bedrooms. Sometimes a four room house has one bedroom and sometimes it has up to three. The other issue is that so many properties don’t disclose their exact location. I’m looking to purchase a property close to a train station so I draw my circle around the station, but half of the houses that come up are kilometers away and not where they show on the map.
While I like the app for the amount of listings, and some of the features, information takes FOREVER to load...the app often crashes...it’s hyper sensitive, because when I try to resize the map to look into a specific area, the app spins into reloading the listings, which is super annoying and takes forever again to reset. I wish that once I pressed on a listing, it would highlight the dot for its location. Other apps, such as Imovirtual, loads ten times faster!
One thing that would be great is to allow to swap back from the main page (chose your location/ type of house) back to where you were. It happened several time that I swapped left while browsing and went back to the main page - then your search is lost and you need to redo the search again. So a swap right option from the landing page would be awesome
This one incorporates all the listings of all the real estate agents. Where everybody else only list their own properties, which makes it very hard to find anything, this one posts everything that is on the market and makes it much easier for the buyer. They also update when something is sold or reduced in price, which most other websites don’t do.
This has been a fantastic way to learn about the country and markets and plan for our future. I really love this app and highly recommend it. One improvement could be to have a search function where you can look for houses with a certain amount of land. i’ve been unable to see how to do this. thank you for a great program!
We are looking at areas for a second home in Portugal. It’s very good and easy to navigate. My only concern is that the app doesn’t show you the listing in english even though you select it at the set up. You do have the option of reading the descriptions of the properties in any language though, which makes me give it 5 stars.
We are considering a move to Spain and have used a few different RE apps to browse. Idealista is, in our opinion, the easiest and best organized one. We especially like to use the “draw your search area” feature as well as being able to filter search results for price range, bedrooms, bathrooms, and size.
This app helps me dream and compare prices in the areas where I am looking to buy. It saves my favourites even after I switch country and go back. It is annoying that you cant easily click in a point on the map and see the photos of the listing. The one thing I wish is that there were more specific filters. I would like to search for things like "within x km of the beach" or "new construction" so I could see fewer architect drawings or CGI houses.
The searches send me every listing as soon as it is listed. Only two things I would fix. 1. Add a selection to send one text daily with all searches shown 2. Detached in English means a home that stands alone and is not attached to another home on any side. The search engine shows attached villas, duplexes, multiplexes & townhouses when you select detached.
Idealista is a great app for finding multiple properties located in Portugal which doesn’t have a MLS. The only caveat I’ve seen is that some properties listed are already sold(some many months ago) and the listing agencies haven’t removed them or updated the listing. That being said, I’ve noticed while in Portugal agencies post properties on their windows that are no longer available just to get people into the office. So all in all, a great app.
Love the app. Would greatly appreciate a filter for number of levels. Would like to find one level (single story homes) without having to view all. Also would love to filter homes which are energy efficient, have photovoltaic or solar panels. Searching would be easier if it saved your filters from previous searches.
I’m an international student looking for housing in Spain and this app has really given me great access to many potential apartments. The descriptions are neat and detailed on the listings which makes it simple to understand. The amount of pictures available for most listings is exactly what I need to see when looking for a place I want to call home .
The only downside is, you hardly ever get an answer if you inquire about a property, but apparently that’s just Italian customs. They don’t like dealing with people or potential buyers online. Either call them yourself or find a local lawyer who gets in contact with the realtor who features the property you’re interested in.
Whether you are buying or renting, Idealista is a fantastic resource. Pictures, descriptions, filters, and maps (including satellite) allow you to pinpoint where you want to live and how much you wish to pay. Amenities are listed, too. You can go through the photos without leaving your list of residences.
Just be very aware that there are many fake apts on here. Never give money until you or a representative have physically been in the unit to validate whether it is real. Requested rents that are 20-30% below the market are more at her than a cause for celebration. Be cautious. Don’t lose your head over the perfect place, and it’s so cheap! Red flags are blowing.....
I love it! It’s very easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. One thing I think can be better is the search feature. Sometimes it doesn’t work as well on the app as it does on the website and it can be a little frustrating. Overall though, it’s still one of my favorite apps to see different listings and look for my new home!
I want to thank Idealista for coming up with such a wonderful App for looking for homes, apartments, condo’s and rentals. The most important thing to know is that it is not their fault if someone does not get back to you, it is the responsibility of the agent or owner to reach out to you after your request of interest. I love the Idealista app and I am on it everyday HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023
This is the best app to really get your bearings. My husband and I live in the US and Zillow is our go to here. The best app to compare Idealista to is Zillow. The user interface does need to be updated ever so slightly but still very user friends and a great overall app. Listers are responsive and homes and information is accurately stored. I highly recommend using Idealista!!!
Been using the app for about 28 months. Used it in conjunction with our buyers agent. Took a little bit of time to understand the differences in how the US and Portuguese selling markets. Extremely valuable tool for us and this is where found the home we purchased. Thank you for the tool!
The concept is what is needed. Many of the functionality is great. Compared to search engines for real estate in other parts of Europe and for sure beyond, there is room for improvement. Search functions are a bit clumsy, detail selection is somewhat limited, especially around dates and length. Photos and video displays and sorting could use improvement. Communication from vendor and private partners is horrific by most standards.
Notifications. On new properties listed from previous search criteria is super helpful! I wish that if there is an outdoor area like garden land or fruit trees, that listers would be encouraged to post more pictures of that. Google earth pics should also be encouraged. Right now its most user friendly property app available for portugal
It works good enough, but needs some improvements. For example, filter of properties in terms of period of rent (now this option is absent and I can get info about availability of rent dates and periods just in comments of landlords in description). It would be great to add filter of distance to beach, to city, to airport, to supermarket as well. Needs filter of window views (sea view, mounting view, street, garden, etc)
I really like using this app. Im able to shop specific areas to buy or to rent houses, apartments, garage, space, and plots of land. They also have a section that will tell you about the neighborhood in which the property is located which is nice. As far as I’m concerned, there is no improvements needed for finding a house or an apartment.
The app is okay, but there are so many times where it refreshes while I’m using it and I lose my place in my search tab. It basically restarts the app from the home page, and I have to go back to where I was before. Many times I do not remember which one I was looking at and have to scroll through all my apartments all over again, wasting time. It would also be nice to be able to look up apartments you saved by their address.
A great site the only complaint is they show you the same picture over and over again, the agents need to be much better at taking pictures of the interior and exterior of the buildings and not show you the same picture half a dozen times
As someone who wants to buy in Spain or Portugal once the pandemic allows us, I love being kept in the loop by this app on the real estate market. I do wish they would add to their filters items like “Sea views” and “Mountain View’s” and add actual addresses or streets so we can see on google earth where they are
While the app is easy to use and to set up for identifying specific types of properties, two important weaknesses are: lack of precision in identifying the location of properties; and the rating of property condition. For example: Good condition should imply ‘habitable’ with no or only minor repairs needed. As it is, the results of searches for properties in Good condition are littered with properties in ruins.
Best app for Real Estate in Spain for foreign buyers
Idealista is the easiest and most convenient way to browse Spanish real estate for foreigners. I love it’s “draw a search area” feature because it lets me pinpoint specific neighborhoods I’m interested in and saves those searches with alerts when new inventory comes on the market.
At idealista we have the most complete app to buy, sell or rent any property in Spain, Italy and Portugal. If you want to sell or rent a property on our app you will have all the tools to publish it and find a buyer or tenant in record time. If you are looking for a house, a parking space, a room to rent or any other type of property, we have more than a million listings at your disposal. Some of the things you can do with our app if you are looking for a property are: • Draw your area of interest on the map. Enter the idealista map and draw the limits of the search area with your finger. Once drawn, we will show you all the listings within the area that meet your requirements and you will be able to see the map of all the properties to compare them at a glance. It's that easy. • Find properties near you. Allow the idealista app to access your location to show you available properties in the vicinity. • Activate alerts and notifications to find out first. If you are looking for a room or a house, you will know how important it is to be first in line. For this reason, we have our immediate alert system. Carry out a search on idealista with the area and the requirements you are interested in and save it with a name. Activate the alerts for that search and every time a new listing is published that meets your criteria or a property is reduced in price, we will let you know with an immediate notification on your mobile phone. • Chat with the advertisers to solve all your doubts or arrange a visit to see a property. • Create a tenant profile. In our app you can create a profile to introduce yourself when you contact an advertiser and have more chances of being the tenant of the property you are interested in. Don't hesitate to try out our app!