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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Dear Sally & Anthony, 25th June 2016
We started the journey to find our dream property in the Costa Blanca researching online in late Autumn 2015. This quickly became a daunting project as we had never visited the area and didn’t have any contacts. We had found what looked to be a nice district around the town of Moraira and registered with a couple of estate agents, but they were only focused on their own stock. However, by a stroke of luck we had also registered with a company called Spanish Property Sales. This resulted in a phone call to our house in England, one Saturday morning from a lady called Sally, who introduced herself as one half of a husband and wife team – the proprietors of Spanish Property Sales.
She took time getting to know our circumstances and requirements giving us lots of background information about the area. She explained how she and Anthony, her husband, had spent literally years researching the Spanish Costas before choosing to settle in Moraira some 13 years previously. They offered an independent property finding service that allowed them to give totally unbiased advice which we found very appealing. There was no hard sell, no contract, just lots of excellent feedback regards the properties we were selecting on the net. We soon came to realize that we were in safe hands and abandoned any ideas of working direct with estate agents – we didn’t need anybody else.
With their help our original list of 60 properties became a shortlist of 12 and Sally reassured us that the house we wanted was there, we just had to find it.
We travelled to Moraira in March to meet them – the personal experience turned out to be even better than the on-line one. They made all the arrangements and Anthony drove us around for two and a half days visiting all the properties on our list providing non-stop commentary on the area and a completely honest review after each viewing.
We were very fortunate and found our dream home during this visit. Anthony did all the negotiating with the estate agent and then offered to give us a personal introduction to a local lawyer. There was no pressure but by then he had got to know us and realized it would be important for us to meet him before we left.
Once we returned home the support continued – they are not just a safe pair of hands but also an arm around our shoulders. They know what it’s like to feel anxious and full of trepidation – this is a massive commitment for us and involves our life savings so we have to get it right. They don’t just provide a service, they make you their friend. They want to make sure their clients enjoy living in the area of Moraira as much as they do themselves and a crucial part of this is choosing the right property and location for each individual need.
Our sale was completed with very little stress because the lawyer Sally and Anthony recommended was excellent and did a really thorough job, giving us complete peace of mind. Sally provided a comprehensive list of local businesses which allowed us to arrange important things like insurance, housekeeping, gardening, pool maintenance and internet with ease. We have every intention of continuing our friendship and to utilize their wealth of knowledge and support services to make our ongoing Spanish adventure as stress free as possible.
Thank you so much Anthony and Sally.
Mark and Jane Smith
Thank you Anthony and Sally! 2016
We had been in search of our dream Spanish property for over a year. After contacting Anthony and Sally we picked out several potential properties online and Sally and Anthony suggested many others. Sally interviewed us thoroughly to get a full idea of our wishes and needs. We imagined we wanted a country property with land to work and peace and quiet but the more properties we viewed the more our actual requirements became clear.
Anthony very patiently worked through all the viewings with us but subtlety pointed out the pros and cons of each property. Sally worked hard to find us locations of properties which often saved a visit, too close to main roads, sewage farm nearby etc.
Anthony was with us for the first AND second viewings of the property we have bought. When we decided this was ‘the one’ Anthony then gave us fantastic advice on possible pitfalls and the quirks of Spanish law, this advice was well founded. We returned to the Uk and Anthony handled the purchase negotiations reaching a very acceptable result.
We have now moved in to the Villa and are loving the feeling of HOME in ESPANA.
Gracias Sally and Anthony.
Sheena & Gary Young
Dear Sally and Anthony Jan 2016
We wanted to say thank you for all the help you gave us recently when we purchased our villa in Moraira. The whole procedure went smoothly with the help of the Lawyer you introduced us to.
I found your website very informative and for a computer nerd easy to navigate. It was helpful when Sally suggested more villas to see along with the ones I had chosen. We did appreciate the time Anthony took showing us around the properties and giving us advice on locations.
We are now in the process of renovating the Villa and look forward to using it later this year.
With best wishes
What can I say about Anthony & Sally? 2015
They have been wonderful helping us to achieve our dream. They are friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the area. We viewed lots of villas over two visits to Moraira. One that we were particularly interested in, Anthony pointed out that due to the huge trees surrounding the villa we would never get any sun. So he always kept our feet on the ground and pointed out the down sides of each property as well as the advantages of each property. In July we thought we had found our ideal villa and negotiated a great price with the help of Anthony. He then introduced us to a lawyer who found out that there were problems with the land, so were advised not to proceed with the purchase.
We were devastated but thankfully we had found out early on, as we could have been stuck with an unsaleable property in the future. We revisited Moraira again in October, not expecting to get anything as good as the earlier villa but Anthony and Sally came good again! We are thrilled to bits with our new acquisition and we are looking forward to many happy years in our new villa. So all we can say is don’t bother with other estate agents just use Spanish property Sales!
Kathleen and Alan Clarke
Dear Anthony & Sally, 2015
I recently completed on my first Spanish property purchase in Moraira and I couldn’t be happier. For me it is a long held dream come true and I don’t think this testimonial will adequately express just how grateful I am to Anthony and Sally.
From my very first interaction they both impressed. Sally worked really hard to understand what I was looking for, which was no mean feat in itself, and she was straight on the case short listing a number of properties I had spotted on their website but also a number of others that she thought would suit me. The baton was then handed over to Anthony to conduct the majority of the viewings. During the viewings Anthony would keep my feet on the ground pointing out key aspects to consider such as orientation, state of repair, state of wiring, service charges etc. Even when I saw ‘the one’ he still encouraged me to see the rest of the planned viewings to make sure I was sure.
Both he and Sally truly give a 360º view of the property giving you the facts needed to make the right choice. The property I chose required a complete renovation so prior to making an offer Anthony made sure that I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Anthony arranged for a local builder to give an estimate for the work required and made sure that I was clear of the charges that would apply on the purchase but also through the lifecycle of owning the property.
Anthony managed the offer process and arranged for a lawyer to meet with me (on a Sunday) which provided me with invaluable support. Hours of their time was given to me and I always got the sense that they were trying to do their best for me, never rushing me – it felt personal.
What was, and still is, abundantly clear to me is that they both have a solid local network and are respected by the local estate agents. There is no pushiness, no hidden agendas, they don’t ‘own the stock’ or the backlogs the estate agents have, so there is no ulterior motive, there are no hard sales targets that an estate agent may be incentivised to meet. The fact that they are independent and have made the move themselves is really key.
They have experienced what their clients are experiencing. I think what I want to get across is that buying a ‘place in the sun’ is special. It’s exciting for me, it’s a dream and a luxury that was also ambitious and taking this time to consider the experience really underlines the uniqueness of their services.
When buying a property in your own country you are more self sufficient and more aware. You can drive by at different times of the day and week, make arrangements to measure up whilst you wait to complete. When buying abroad that is not always possible, so you really need a pair of eyes and ears to help with this. If you then add in the fact that the legal and fiscal system is different and you have to open a Euro bank account, arrange currency conversion, raise finance, obtain NIE numbers, get tax advice and make a will for your Spanish asset, often having to deal with this in a language you may not have full capability in, you need professionals that you can trust. It’s not as easy as it’s made to look on the TV. Anthony and Sally have helped me through all these aspects, leveraging their trusted and proven independent network and thus taking the stress and uncertainty out of the process. How many traditional estate agents would do this?
Their service offering doesn’t just end with the sale. Anthony is currently overseeing and project managing the renovations on my apartment. He has helped me with suppliers, found me a great builder and even now both he and Sally are offering advice with the final stages with things like heating and wifi.
They are true local market experts in every sense and provide a full end to end service – they find your dream property and then support you every step of the way until you can sit back, admire the view and enjoy with a glass of wine or two! Move over Kirsty & Phil, Jonnie & Jasmine et al!
Anthony and Sally, I am so grateful and simply cannot recommend Spanish Property Sales enough.
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