Sean Woolley is the Founder and Director of leading real estate agency Cloud Nine Spain, which operates on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida. With 20 years’ experience of helping clients buy and sell properties in Spain, he has become known as “The Property Doctor” and has contributed to a host of publications, offering practical advice and a refreshing manner that is always truly honest, no-nonsense and full of common-sense.
Following an initial career in the legal profession and the sale of his UK consultancy business in 2000, Sean and his partner decided to escape to sunny Spain for a change of pace and a new life. Quickly realising that he had too much time on his hands and not enough money to retire, Sean began working part-time for one of the leading real estate agencies on the Costa del Sol. Sensing an opportunity, his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him, and in 2001 he established Cloud Nine Spain as a boutique property company which was one of the very first to seize the opportunities presented by online marketing.
As well as establishing his business as one of the Costa del Sol’s most renowned and trusted property agencies, he’s also been busy setting up a presence on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, as well as launching a bespoke “Prestige” division, specialising in the sale of properties above €1m on the Costa del Sol. It’s no surprise that Sean has become the go-to expert in all things related to Spanish real estate and is now commonly referred to as ‘The Property Doctor’.
In his spare time, Sean hosts a weekly football podcast, and advises two other non-property companies on their ongoing strategic development.
Sean made good use of his time in lockdown to pen an insiders’ guide to buying Spanish property. Called From the Ground Up, the book is his way of sharing his years of experience, real life stories, tips and tricks with buyers interested in investing in Spanish Real Estate. It is available on Amazon now and features a bonus chapter on the impact of COVID-19 on the Spanish property market.
Sean will be writing a regular column for TPI starting from January 2021.