About us

The Overseas Guides Company (OGC) is a free, impartial resource for anyone looking to buy property abroad or to move overseas. We aim to inspire, assist and empower you on your overseas property journey, making the overseas buying process far more simple, pleasant and straightforward.


The Overseas Guides Company vision is to be the essential resource of expertise for people buying property or moving overseas.

Interest in moving and buying overseas has increased to the highest levels since before the economic crisis. We are committed to helping our readers at every stage of the overseas buying or moving process, having helped thousands of people over the past ten years to buy safely overseas. We help our readers through sharing high quality information, resources, ongoing support and by connecting them with the very best experts in the overseas property market, ensuring the best possible team of professionals is on their side when purchasing overseas.  

“I just wanted to say how grateful I was to have the information I'd read in the guide long before I came over. It went as smoothly as if I was just moving within a few streets in the same town!  Your advice meant I didn't have to ‘scout around’ but merely decide the best option within registered professionals.”
Overseas Guides Company Reader, who emigrated and used services recommended by the Resource Centre.

The Overseas Guides Company Values

Individual – We strive to offer a unique service that our readers value and trust, with dedicated country experts on hand to help.

Nurturing – We help our readers throughout their journey from the initial research stage to after they purchase or move.


Safe – We are committed to working with partners whose service levels and values are aligned with ours, offering trustworthy resources from accredited professionals.


Professional – We are a professional, award-winning organisation who are proud of our values and commitment to customer service.


Industry leading – Our staff are experts in the property industry and we always ensure we are providing the most up-to-date, quality information and services.


Reliable – The Company and all within it deliver on their promises and commitments.


Educational – Quality information is so important when buying or moving overseas and we are the place to come to at any stage of the process.


About the Overseas Guides Company team

Our senior team are seasoned overseas property industry experts, having garnered their extensive experience across many years in the overseas property industry, and are up to date with the latest news, insights and market developments.

Our Resource Centre team is always on hand to help our readers to understand the overseas buying process and connect them with the right people in their move overseas.  The individuals on the team have a specific country specialisation, so they understand the buying process in that particular country, along with their strong relationships with our trusted partners in that country. 

Awards and Accreditations

OPP Bronze
OPP Gold


Our Partners

Your Overseas Home
Smart Currency Exchange

What our readers say:

“I cannot tell you how grateful I am with not only the fantastic service and help over the last few months but the determination to go that extra mile for me and my family”.

Mr & Mrs Peters

“I love the Guide. It is informative and also provides unbiased advice and approachable and friendly contacts”.

Ms Lightfoot

“The information was really excellent.  I immediately read the guide twice and will probably read it again on a weekly basis”.

Mr Lloyd-Wide

“We used the excellent France Buying Guide, both to research exactly how to buy a property in France and to reassure ourselves that we were on the right track”.

Mr & Mrs Corocoran

“Once I had made use of the network of friendly and helpful associate available through the website, everything fell into place”.

Mr Dorey

Recent Media Coverage


Retiring Overseas

A new report shows the average UK retired household forks out 30 per cent of its annual income to the taxman, says Richard Way, Editor of the Overseas Guides Company.


Avoid Getting Burnt Buying Property Overseas

Advice from overseas property experts to the many Britons looking to move abroad, as the UK economy continues to recover.


The Real Cost of Living Overseas

How much does it really cost to live in France, compared to other countries across the Globe? Check the Overseas Guides Cost of Living Index.


Living Costs Rise in Top Expat Destinations

The Overseas Guides Company found in its recent Cost of Living Index that the cost of living in the most popular expat destinations has spiralled.


France and Spain top overseas markets

Demand for overseas property is strengthening, with traditional hotspots in Europe remaining the most popular.