Last week my wife Margaret and I travelled to Spain on our own initiative to in effect fact find. We have had the idea to relocate to Spain. But with no knowledge of Spain to call on we were quite blind on the who, where, what and how.
We had been searching the Internet for sometime for likely areas to target. By chance my wife came across an advertisement for Spanish Legal Homes. We found a property we wanted to know more about. That is when our luck really started!
Cheryl from your Spanish office rang, both Cheryl and my wife chatted at some length discussing like and wants for a property and area where we might consider. Having listened Cheryl sent a selection of property for us to check out. How helpful and mind clearing!
From our own research and advice from Cheryl we decided at short notice to make a trip to the area of San Pedro de la Pinatar. We mentioned it to Cheryl out of “by the way”. Cheryl offered to provide a guide for the day to show us about the areas etc. Of course this extraordinary generous offer was so well received.
We met Mike outside our hotel. He quickly by direct questioning and listening found out what we were like, what we wanted from a property and the life style we wanted and of course our budget. We really enjoyed Mike’s style and honesty. He took us all over and explained the areas in detail, allowing us to form an opinion. That night we discussed where we might drill down into. Mike us told he could be with us all week if we wanted. What a bonus and a generous offer.
Day 2 and we knew in our mind what and where we wanted to look. Mike, with his expert knowledge of the property market showed us a property developer’s show home. He hit our wants smack on the head, we were so impressed with the location, property build and finish it turned our head. Mike insisted we look at other property to make a comparison. To cut a long story short we reserved a property.
The next day we started the legal side of things and opened a bank account. Things that we could never have done on our own. The professionalism of all those we met whether it be in the bank or the lawyers office was so wonderful, it gave us such confidence in a process that was alien to us. It was a process by time restraints a little hurried. Nonetheless we came away having completed what needed to be done.
We would like it placed on record the way the in particular Cheryl and Mike helped us in a totally honest non pushy way to make what we believe was a sensible decision and left us feeling warm and cozy in that decision. They way Mike conducted what was effectively an inspection tour was absolutely the right way. We were not pressured or rushed in anyway to consider buying. We had no intention to buy at this time but just to recce the area. We were blown away by the property he selected, and needed to make a decision quickly as others were looking around just after we were there!
We came away having a really good insight into the area we chose. If this is the way your Company operates normally, then I congratulate you and your staff on a superb experience in what could be a most high pressured and stressful environment.
We thank you and all your staff including the lady on the front desk where everyone goes to for clarification! We look forward to coming out at the end of November and continue our physical journey with I hope our new friends at europrestige.
JOHN & MARGARET MAWER