Cerro Novo is the longest established (1981) officially licensed real estate agency in the coastal City of Albufeira and is exceptionally well experienced in all property matters. We are a team of highly motivated multilingual property professionals offering a personal property-finding service for our buyers and investors. We also provide carefully tailored marketing packages for our vendors with extensive international marketing. Our relocation assistance and after-sales service is second to none, and we look forward to helping you.


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We’re always looking for talented individuals who are passionate about property and appreciate everything the Algarve has to offer. With an eye for detail and determination to do everything possible to ensure Client satisfaction, you will be team spirited and enjoy celebrating success.

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Director of the Peta Birch Community Association

Samantha Birch has been the Director of the Peta Birch Community Association since its creation in 2013. The Association was created in the name of her late mother to continue her charitable work with children and animals. Peta Birch had been supporting the children of the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Albufeira for over 30 years. Since the charity was created, Samantha has directed the charity, raising donations to provide basic necessities to both the Pirilampos and Gaivota children’s homes, including clothes, shoes, Christmas presents, outings, medical, optical and dental care. The charity also supported animals and families for many years but now focuses on children. Before this, Sam has a background in charity creation, organisation and fundraising and currently works in a school.




It has always been important for us all at Cerro Novo to donate a percentage of our income to local associations and deserving local charities. Many of our clients also wish to give something back to the Algarve, so if you’d like advice, please get in touch with us or our charity specialist, Samantha Birch.

Amigos das Crianças

Supporting the children of the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Albufeira with medical and optical care, clothes, outings and other necessities.

PaylPal online donation available

AGA Cat Charity

Aga supports vet costs and food for colony and street cats in Albufeira


Paypal shopping cart

Tiny Shelter Albufeira

A shelter providing homes and rehoming for rescue dogs in Albufeira.


PayPal help4animals.algarve@gmail.com

Algarve Horse Alarm

Helping neglected and mistreated horses in the Algarve.



Associação Guarda Chuva

Supporting families with basic necessities such as food and household items.



We bought the property through Cerro Novo some 20 years ago, and we sold it through them just this last year, they dealt with everything for us and helped us throughout, finding a purchaser almost immediately and helped us going above and beyond our expectations. 

12 October 2022

Ann Wheatley & Malcolm Tempest

They listened, which most other real estate agents never do, they only want to sell you something! So when Cerro Novo said “we have found it” they were right, it was THE IDEAL PLACE for us. Not only did they help to negotiate the price, they also recommended the perfect, reasonably priced lawyer for the paperwork and a trusted builder.

Peter & Miranda Greene

Professional with a personal touch. We have used Cerronovo to sell two of our houses in recent years. They didn’t bring lots of clients. They only brought relevant ones. That was very refreshing. And on both occasions they secured a realistic price for us and handled the whole process.

Samantha and Ray Diamond

Cerro Novo has assisted us over the years, and has always provided the most excellent service and support. They are always available and we can rely on their advice”

Maria & Allan, Sweden

Cerro Novo assisted us with the purchase of our house in Algarve. We’ve purchased the house without being present in Portugal relying on pictures and online visits organized by James. We would absolutely recommend Cerro Novo and James to everyone!”

Ruxandra Surlas

Carol managed to unlock a complex transaction thanks to her multilingual and multicultural skills. We strongly recommend her services for any property transaction in and around Albufeira. Cerro Novo is certainly the gate to the nicest part of Algarve.

14 October 2022

Claire-Marie & Maurice

While searching for our dream home in the sun, we met Karen of Cerro Novo. Her calm professionalism, tenacity, and willingness to make our dream come true were outstanding! Now we are living it…

14 October 2022

Tammy & Paul Swinburne

Cerro Novo and each single staff member we were dealing with were of utmost efficiency. Advice was always friendly and professional and turned out to be both precious and precise. It could not have been smoother.

14 October 2022

Manuel, Sandra and José Fernandes, Switzerland

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