Great service – but don’t just take it from us
You’re bound to be cautious about buying a home in Spain. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place, because for years we’ve been helping people find properties that are just right for them. And many have been kind enough to sing our praises, so we’d like to share their comments with you. It’s our way of showing you that we offer a great service – and that we can prove it, too! Please feel free to contact any of our previous customers using the email addresses provided. Thanks to all that have taken the time to write.
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Sally and Anthony work as a perfect team. We have had an extremely personal and totally professional service resulting in us buying our permanent home in beautiful Moraira.
It is thanks to their guidance and expertise that we now have a property we are more than delighted with and we would highly recommend their service as it is certainly not a straightforward process. Their familiarity with the area, insight and knowledge has proved to be invaluable. Nothing has been too much trouble, making the whole process much easier.
Thank you so much, a brilliant team !!
Wendy and Pat
We had been talking of purchasing a property in Spain for a number of years and decided earlier this year it was time to stop talking about it and get on with it!
It's only when you look into it seriously that you realise there is potentially a lot of work involved in purchasing a property in a foreign country. We initially trawled through hundreds of estate agents websites looking for our ideal property and getting a feel for the property market. It became evident early on that we needed some professional help and we made what turned out to be the best decision we could have ever made when we contacted Anthony & Sally at Spanish Property Sales. We can honestly say from the first time we spoke with Sally & met up with Anthony we knew we were dealing with honest genuine people who had a wealth of knowledge & experience of the Spanish property market & would be putting our interests first.
We discussed our requirements & budget with Sally who gave us some really useful advice on the properties we had earmarked to view and between us compiled a list of properties we would view when we flew out to Spain. Sally contacted the local estate agents made the appointments and drew up an itinerary for us so we saw as many properties as we could in the time we were there. We met up with Anthony when we arrived in Spain and he kindly transported us around the Moraira area (which we were not familiar with) to view the properties and provide us with his expert impartial view of the properties we saw.
We were lucky enough to find the property we were looking for on our 1st visit to Moraira & Anthony entered into negotiation on our behalf with the vendors agents & secured the property for us at a heavily discounted price. Anthony & Sally have developed an extensive network of contacts in the area and introduced us to an excellent local solicitor who handled all the legal matters for us as well as a number of other companies whose services we used.
You do feel apprehensive in trusting people you have never met before but sometimes in life you have to take a risk and place trust in people and we were repaid many times over for the faith we placed in Anthony & Sally as they saved us an awful lot of wasted time and money as well as taking away all the stresses and worry in purchasing a property abroad.
We will be forever grateful to Anthony & Sally for all the assistance and support they gave us through the whole process & we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Spanish Property Sales as a company you can trust and place your faith in if you are looking to buy a property in the area.
Steven & Cath Malpas
Dear Anthony & Sally, 2014
After two visits to Moraira we decided that the area would be perfect for our retirement home and a close family friend recommended that we approach Anthony and Sally to help us select the right property.
Our initial contact was with Sally and her enthusiasm and warm nature meant that we felt at ease immediately as we started a process of selecting properties to view with Anthony. However, before our planned visit, looking at the properties Sally had recommended, we noticed a villa that was exactly where we wanted to live and seemed to fit our requirement perfectly. It was also our opinion that the villa would sell quickly and probably before our planned visit, so we told Sally that we wanted to put an offer in for it.
Far from telling us it would be mad to do such a thing, Sally reacted positively and Anthony immediately arranged to view the property. When Anthony rang us with his findings, we were very impressed with his thoroughness in describing the property, good and bad points were highlighted equally. Subsequently, when we decided to put an offer in on the property, Anthony was extremely helpful and instrumental in securing it for us.
We have no hesitation in recommending Spanish Property Sales to anyone looking to buy in the area, Sally and Anthony are totally impartial with their advice and always put the interests of the buyer first, they also go beyond your expectations.
Steve and Viv
Dear Anthony & Sally 2014
Our first contact with Sally and Anthony was at a
housewarming party thrown by friends from our village in Surrey, who had
decided to move out to Moraira and used the services of Spanish Property Sales
to find their villa. Although we were planning to sell our house and downsize
to a smaller property in a cheaper area of the UK on our retirement, at that
time we were not considering a move abroad. Over the course of the next year,
however, we started to rethink our plans, particularly when we realised the much
better value for money a villa in Spain represented, compared to a small
property in the English countryside.
On the strength of our friends’ recommendation, we E-mailed
Sally, who then called us to discuss our requirements and, most importantly,
our budget. We explained that we weren’t planning to visit until we had a firm
offer on our house (which wasn’t even on the market yet!), but were just
exploring the options at that stage, so Sally sent us through a few suggestions
to clarify the sort of properties we found most interesting and kept us updated
on a regular basis over the following six months, until we finally got under
way in earnest.
I could jump straight to our first visit, but that would be
to overlook the patience Sally showed in the run-up to it, when we bombarded
her every couple of days with another dozen bargain properties we’d found on
Rightmove, only for her to patiently explain that this one was next to a noisy
main road, or that one was next door to an industrial estate, or had an electricity
pylon in the back garden, etc., etc.
All of which meant that by the time we did get over, the
viewings she’d arranged for Anthony to take us on left us with the awful
dilemma of how to shorten the list of potentials, and that’s where Anthony’s
impartiality and local knowledge proved so valuable. Every time we got back in
the car, he’d evaluate the pros and cons and remind us that this was an
important decision and not one to be rushed, and it didn’t matter how many
properties we viewed; until we were 100% sure of our choice, they’d just keep
finding properties that suited our search criteria.
It was only after a second visit, and another dozen or so
properties visited, that we finally had our sights set on a particular one, but
it was to be another six nailbiting weeks before we exchanged in the UK and
could finally make an offer. Again Anthony stepped up to the plate, acting as
intermediary in the purchase negotiation and helping us achieve a very
substantial discount against the asking price, as well as guiding us through
the purchase process itself.
To employ a property finder in the UK will typically cost
you between 1% and 1½% of the purchase price – Spanish Property Sales charge
the buyer nothing, they’re paid by the selling agent, and since they work with
all the agents in the area they can still be impartial but save you all the
legwork. Now that’s what I call value for money – or rather, no money!
Ian & Eileen
Dear Anthony & Sally, 2013
Over the past 14 years we have had many happy holidays in Javea with family and friends, we enjoyed it so much that a couple of years ago we decided to buy a property for our future retirement.
Back home we trawled through the internet and the many agent websites and just so happens found some properties we were interested in on the website Spanish Property Sales. We filled in the information form request on-line, and the next day we had a phone call from Sally, we were on the phone for a long time, Sally was so friendly and helpful, very easy to talk to. Sally explained they were not actually an independent estate agent but would advertise all properties of the local agents on their website, wish we had found this earlier would have saved so much time.
We arranged to fly out beginning of January to view some properties, Sally had arranged for us to meet Anthony who would show us around. We were a bit apprehensive at first meeting somebody you didn't know, but as soon as we got talking to Anthony we realized he was a real nice guy, not pushy like some agents, he said as they were not contracted by a vendor, he was not bias towards any particular property, but would explain the pros and cons, good areas, orientation of the sun which is very important as that is what we have come for. Anthony is very knowledgeable of the property business and has many contacts and recommendations in regard to any property maintenance, which was very reassuring.
Anthony showed us around for a good 3 days, viewing nearly 16 properties, eventually finding one we really liked, it was everything we wanted. The property was over our budget, but Anthony persuaded us to put in a cheeky offer, to our surprise a few days later the offer was accepted.
We now have our very own "Place in the Sun", and look forward to many happy years with our family and future retirement.
We cannot thank Anthony and Sally enough for all their help , we can honestly say they are two of the most genuinely nicest people in this world.
See you again soon
Pierre and Pat