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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:42am
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Garydove

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Hi all

We are coming out to Costa Blanca south in March to view properties. We need help in choosing estate agents that will provide us with good, reliable and honest service.

We been looking at Citrine Real Estate, Casas Manuel, Spanish Legal Homes, Smartsell and Solmar. Anyone used these agents? What are your views? Any other estate agents that you would recommend? All help gratefully received.

271935

271935

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51pm

Posts: 544

Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51pm

You don't need an agent. Do the research yourself on one of the many on line sites. Do yourself a shortlist of the ones you like and contact the agents marketing them and arrange a viewing

Its a cliché that you need an agent to drive you around all day looking at properties you haven't previously researched.

You will get lots of posts telling you how wonderful the agent they used was. But let's be honest the agents job is solely to make money on the back of you. 

PeteKnight

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:15pm

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Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:15pm

I did all my searching on the internet then forwarded the details to Linda at Casas Manuel who liased with the agents representing the properties and set-up the viewings.

I’d wholeheartedly reccomend Casas Manuel.

Pete.

french martini

french martini

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36pm

Garydove wrote:

Hi all

We are coming out to Costa Blanca south in March to view properties. We need help in choosing estate agents that will provide us with good, reliable and honest service.

We been looking at Citrine Real Estate, Casas Manuel, Spanish Legal Homes, Smartsell and Solmar. Anyone used these agents? What are your views? Any other estate agents that you would recommend? All help gratefully received.

Hi, can I just disagree with the first post (not an argument just my opinion) I own an estate agency and service company in torrevieja and I disagree that all agents are all out to make money. 

My company is designed to solely suit the needs of the individual which means I don’t force properties on them or take them to properties just to make the numbers up. I let clients look at properties at their own pace and if it takes 6 months or longer until they find the right property then that’s how long it takes. My aim is to make sure that it’s right for them and not just getting the client to make a rushed decision. I show my clients in depth all about the different areas they are looking at and get as much information as I can for them. So I disagree that all agents are the same, i pride myself in the fact that I can offer this special service to all of my clients which is extremely rare in this industry. 

I hope you haven’t been put off looking for something by the first comment as all agents are definitely not the same. If I can help in any way you can leave me a message and I would be happy to talk to you or answer any questions you may have. Nicola :-) 


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PTR

PTR

Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:58pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:58pm

Garydove wrote:

Hi all

We are coming out to Costa Blanca south in March to view properties. We need help in choosing estate agents that will provide us with good, reliable and honest service.

We been looking at Citrine Real Estate, Casas Manuel, Spanish Legal Homes, Smartsell and Solmar. Anyone used these agents? What are your views? Any other estate agents that you would recommend? All help gratefully received.

Old International are very welcoming, professional and very well established. They have 3 offices in the area, pop into their office in La Zenia Boulevard it's in the Alcampo mall. Ask for Pete and you'll get a good honest zero pressue agent who will listen to you.

Gina

Stevec61

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Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:26am

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Location: Playa Flamenca

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Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:26am

Hi Gary

I would go with the advice of 271935, do your search on line well in advance, get a list of the properties and contact a few different agents asking if they could arrange visits with you. Even though a property may be listed by a certain agent, exclusivity is not the norm and they will get the details and keys from other agents if there is potential for a sale, as both agents will benefit from this. Downside is that the agent will want to show you other properties too that they are trying to sell, and if they are taking you around then it could be a long day!

We did the same a few years ago when we bought our property, which we didn’t see on-line before we flew out - it just happened that we contacted the agent beforehand regarding another property and they ended up showing us the one that we ended up buying! Ore-research is well & good, but there are a lot of additional properties that you probably won’t see on-line, these are the ones that the agents will try to guide you too....

We did our research and ended up with 3 different agents taking us out over 4 days,picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel, and we ended up seeing 30+ properties across the region, ended up buying the 2nd one we saw!

Good luck with your search!

Anne50

Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:48pm

Posts: 49

Location: Orihuela Costa

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:48pm

Hi

I would recommend Iberian Property Group, 0034 966765619 or 0034 639459829,

http://www.iberianpropertygroup.com/

Been in the property business for 15 years, here.

IanG

Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37am

Posts: 21

Location: Los Montesinos

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37am

french martini wrote:

Hi, can I just disagree with the first post (not an argument just my opinion) I own an estate agency and service company in torrevieja and I disagree that all agents are all out to make money. 

My company is designed to solely suit the needs of the individual which means I don’t force properties on them or take them to properties just to make the numbers up. I let clients look at properties at their own pace and if it takes 6 months or longer until they find the right property then that’s how long it takes. My aim is to make sure that it’s right for them and not just getting the client to make a rushed decision. I show my clients in depth all about the different areas they are looking at and get as much information as I can for them. So I disagree that all agents are the same, i pride myself in the fact that I can offer this special service to all of my clients which is extremely rare in this industry. 

I hope you haven’t been put off looking for something by the first comment as all agents are definitely not the same. If I can help in any way you can leave me a message and I would be happy to talk to you or answer any questions you may have. Nicola :-) 

Hi Gary.

I just bought a property in Punta Prima. I used easyadds they are located in La Zenia next to Punta Prima. Stick with one estate agent other wise you will be bombarded with emails etc from other estate agents as I found out. I hope this helps good luck with your house hunting.

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