To Anthony & Sally Bloom at Spanish Property Sales 2016.
For all those seeking sound property advice in Javea.
I first made contact with Anthony and Sally via their Website in May 2015. I was interested in purchasing a Villa in the Costa Blanca but had not visited that area. Coming from Australia buying a property in Spain was not going to be easy.
Sally called me not long after and went through the type of things I wanted in a Spanish Villa. Sally showed incredible knowledge of the area plus the many attributes that needed to be considered eg direction the house faced, location to the beach and township of either Javea or Moraira.
After reviewing many properties on the Website I narrowed a list down to 25/30 properties. Sally very quickly responded with a detailed critique of each property. This allowed me to narrow my list down to 12. After many phone calls and emails I decided to make a visit and see what the properties looked like in person rather than the illusion of grandeur that sometimes comes from real estate photos.
I met Anthony in September 2015 with a view to use the trip as more of an education for me, not necessarily looking to actually buy. Sally and Anthony were completely ok with this. I visited about 12 properties which were all along the lines of what I had discussed with Anthony. There were 2 properties that I thought were what I was looking for but as I said earlier I was not on a buying trip but getting educated with the area.
After returning to Australia I kept in contact with both Anthony and Sally, exchanging more info regarding the 2 properties and keeping tabs on them to see if there were any interested parties going into the Spanish Winter months.
After Christmas I decided to visit Sally and Anthony again to take a second look at the original 2 properties and another 10 just to make sure that I was happy to focus on the 2 I had identified. Sally again was most helpful in compiling information on the additional properties I would see with Anthony.
At the end of the review of these properties I indicated to Anthony that the property I really liked was the one he had identified as a very rare property in the area of Tosalet. He made an appointment with his recommended Lawyer for the Sunday so we could get the ball rolling. Anthony joined me at the Lawyers. I was very impressed with Juan and his ability to make things seem easy to accomplish even though I lived in Australia.
Long story short Sally and Anthony were invaluable throughout the process of buying the property. A point to note is that the purchase was done completely via Powers of Attorney given to the lawyer. After settlement I returned to Spain and Anthony had everything organised with gardeners, pool maintenance, letting agent, decorators, locksmiths etc.
After meeting with them all over a two week period we agreed what was required and cemented our relationship. In hindsight there is no way I could have accomplished this without Anthony and Sally. It would have taken months. Even now as we start to revitalise the property, Anthony is involved in every aspect giving his thoughts and options. A very pleasant process only made possible by Sally and Anthony’s commitment to making it all possible.
I would highly recommend that anyone interested in purchasing a property in the Javea- Moraira area contact Sally and Anthony at www.spanish-property-sales.net
Ray & Denise Frawley