Samui has a robust property industry on account of its popularity as a part time island home. There are plenty of villas on offer and more than two dozen property agencies operating on the island. Each has a large portfolio of real estate and websites so you can view before you arrive.
There is a good infrastructure and many professional real estate agents, often managed by foreigners, to meet expat expectations. We do, however, suggest you vet your property agency and lawyer carefully as there are some cowboys out there and the law in Thailand seems lets them get away with it. Here are some recommended real estate agencies;
Property agencies in Samui
Samuiland: A family-run rental agency offering friendly service and a wide range of Koh Samui villas in Chaweng, Lamai, Choeng Mon, Lipa Noi and elsewhere. 63/94, Moo 5, Choeng Mon, tel: 085 906 2630, 082 425 2854, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner & Koh: Koh Samui based real estate agent specialising in finding foreigners a house, villa or condo to rent or sell. Project Partner is particularly into exclusive luxury homes. 197/13 Moo 4, Lamai, tel: (09) 44, 695 833, email: email@example.com
Samui-real.com: This Thai-Real.com family member offers only the best hand-picked properties for the international market. Everything from land plots to private Thai islands, condos, villas, and developments for living or holiday rentals. Extensive online listings makes browsing easy, tel: 086 060 6321.
Samui Villa Rentals: Luxury holiday villa and holiday home rentals. All listed properties have pools and services, including arranging catering and car rental. 22/13 Moo 4, Bophut, tel: (077) 484 561, 087 885 8045, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Samui Land: With German/Austrian, this agency is well poised to deal with the needs of expat property hunters. They have good experience in house and land sales, with property available island-wide. 9/4 Moo 4, Bangrak, Bophut, tel: 081 597 8082.
Samui Property Locator: Mainly specialising in property sales, particularly villas, with a proven track record. 157/36 Moo 1, Samui Grand Plaza, Bophut, tel: (077) 246 219, mobile: 081 747 4206.
Halcyon Samui Properties: Specialising in luxury villa and resort developments, with a hand-picked portfolio of desirable properties. 16/41 Moo 1, Bophut, tel: (077) 427 311, mobile: 089 971 7194, email: email@example.com.
Samui Villas and Homes: Popular Samui real estate agent with bags of experience at dealing with foreigners in search of, or selling, luxury villas. 11/7 Moo 1, Bophut, tel: (077) 427 648, mobile: 081 968 3486, 081 968 1001, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.