Real estate company Re/Max operates ten offices in the metropolitan Santiago region of Chile with 20 Spanish-speaking real-estate agents; 10 of those individuals operate in the city of Santiago. Spanish is the official language of Chile, making Spanish-speaking professionals in the country plentiful.
According to the New York Times, Santiago appeals to foreign buyers because the quality of life in the city is good, and the housing market and economy are strong and resilient. Retirees and international workers can find homes comparable to those in the United States for a fraction of the cost.
As of 2015, property broker Engel & Volkers lists over 1,000 residential condominiums, houses, and parcels of land in the Santiago region for sale or rent. Realtor.com International claims to have thousands of real estate listings in Chile including vacation homes and investment properties and calls Chile "an international getaway." The site lists over 1,500 properties for sale and over 1,800 for rent. Pleasant weather, cultural offerings, historic towns and thriving cities appeal to buyers from outside Chile.
Both GlobalPropertyGuide.com and LatinCarib.com Latin & Caribbean Real Estate and Investments offer listings of brokers, investment advisers and agents in the Chilean real estate market. These sites also allow prospective buyers to search specifically for Spanish-speaking professionals.