We bought our amazing home in Spain through Andrea in October 2015. After months and months of comprehensive research, we finally cleared some time in our hectic schedules to visit the Almeria region. We had our list of potential properties and hoped that the time we had set aside would allow us to get a good feel for the area and confirm that this was the place for us. Our first estate agent told us that the properties we were interested in were mostly sold or off the market for other reasons but gave us a lot of information, showed us the area and had a property that looked good for us. Agent number 2 didn’t show up, number 3 only had one property to show us and we spent our last viewing day with Andrea. Considering that we had varying experiences with estate agents at this point, from ‘fabulous to not bothered, that we had seen a property we were interested in and that we woke up that morning with the thought that the day was merely a box-ticking exercise; Andrea had quite the job ahead of her! Andrea was lovely. We felt we were being shown around by a friend who was happy to chat to us and answer the many questions that arose, irrespective of whether they were property related (yes Clive can get a bacon butty locally!)
She listened to our requirements, reviewed the potential list of properties and re-organised the viewing list to accommodate our ever-increasing demands; making the day an absolute pleasure. And view we did! Having seen people on television in tears when seeing the house of their dreams, being convinced that this was all acting and didn’t happen in reality and certainly wouldn’t happen to two savvy individuals like us …… well we saw our perfect home and the tears flowed! Everything else paled in comparison. Having such a visceral reaction to a property meant to us that we had to have it. Andrea was superb during the negotiations, she gave us solid advice and made the whole procedure very smooth and stress-free. The intervening months between the sale being agreed and the final signatures at the notary meant a lot more questions from us – all of which were answered quickly and efficiently. The final signing was smooth and efficient – with even more tears of course! We can honestly say that from beginning to end Andrea has been professional, efficient and courteous. Every email, phone call, and text was answered promptly and every promise fulfilled. Knowing that Andrea and the team are in Arboleas for when we make our permanent move next year is so reassuring – they are a mine of information and local knowledge, and not only this but they are the Property Fairies and can make your home in Spain wishes come true!