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