Client Testimonials: From Buyers, Sellers & Renters
Over the coming weeks, months and years we will be adding more comments from such clients so that you can read them.
We trust you will find them both interesting and informative.
A huge thank you to you for your invaluable help in finding me this great little holiday house in Velez-Malaga.
I looked at 16 different properties in Axarquia, with 4 different agents, but your patience and friendliness clinched it for me. Not to mention successful price negotiation, and waiting in line early morning with me to get a NIE.
My visiting family and guests also find the house great and the view from the terrace wonderful.
I would definitely recommend Buy A Home Spain to anyone thinking of buying, and for your expertise in particular.
Thanks a million,
Brian Thomson (Scotland)
Our search for a property in Spain commenced mid 2015. We were introduced to Austin and immediately felt comfortable with his relaxed approach. We learned more about purchasing a property in Spain in a single weekend with Austin than we had during months or research previously.
Our journey to find a suitable property continued for over a year with countless visits to Spain and many properties viewed.
Austin would listen to our requirements, ask sensible questions and propose various properties which ranged in price and location. He would listen to feedback, take on board our comments and continue with the search.
We found the perfect property which completed in August 2016. Angela met us at the property on the day we collected the keys to make sure that everything was in order.
Since completion, Angela and Austin’s team have continued to assist us with useful contacts for maintaining the pool, builders and plumbers.
We cannot recommend Buy A Home Spain highly enough and thank the entire team for the professional, fun and dedicated service.
Barry & Janette, Vinuela
Dear Angela and Austin,
Having now completed the purchase of a delightful apartment in Torre del Mar through your good selves and taking the advantage to snap up 2 more excellent buys, I am moved to comment on the high standard of service that you have given me at every stage. Your well-positioned offices drew me in, you were able to offer me an impressive range of properties for sale and showed me round my choices with grace, patience and humour. The whole process can be fraught but you made it very pleasurable hence my coming back to you for further purchases. You are now handling lettings for me and I look forward to many years of your friendly and immensely professional help.
Jeremy Bishop, Leicester
We recently used the services of “Buy a Home Spain” to sell our house. We found the whole team to be very professional and friendly. They sold our house quickly at a very fair price and offered legal assistance and assistance with arranging currency transfer if required. They also took a lot of trouble to find us suitable rental accommodation for the period when we were “in transit”.
We are happy to recommend their services.
Jeni and Bob Gray, Malvern, Worcester
We decided we wanted to live in Spain last year after spending a holiday at Mijas.
Before making any major decisions, we waited to attend “A Place in the Sun” at the NEC in Birmingham last September.
We visited all the stands representing Spain but were only impressed by “Buy a Home Spain”. Our purpose was to find a home where we could also have an income from either renting or catering.
Although Austin and Angela deal mainly with properties in Axarquia and not our preferred Mijas area we were so impressed with their professionalism and understanding of our requirements that we decided to turn to the east of Malaga and explore there.
We needed to rent an apartment for a month so we could give ourselves time to find what we were looking for and Carolyn from their office found us an ideal apartment for our stay so we had no worries about where we were going to live.
Austin and Angela spent a long time with us showing us properties that we had requested to see. They were very patient and in the end they showed us something completely different to what we thought we wanted. Having seen all our preferred properties in the dark and well as daylight we knew that they had taken us to our new home.
That settled, they then guided us through the legalities of buying a property in Spain, took us to get our NIE numbers, introduced us to an English-speaking Spanish solicitor who proved to be very efficient and helpful too.
We have lived in Spain now for six weeks and Austin and Angela are still helping us to settle in and organised our telephone, wi-fi and Bank Account. All these things are easy for us in the UK but when you have limited Spanish they are almost impossible!
Our experience of moving to Spain has been trouble free and enjoyable and we know a lot of that is down to the dedication of Austin and Angela and their wonderful office team who really care about you and offer such excellent service after your move. That is truly invaluable.
Thank you all, we love Torre Del Mar it is a great place to live!
Chris and Mary Bruce, Torre del Mar
As the last few years we (Belgian couple living in Holland) have been looking for houses in Spain on the internet, we were really ready to go to Spain for a few months to find what we were looking for. We did meet a lot of brokers but the best experience we had at “buy a home Spain”. Of course, they found us our dream house, but it doesn’t stop there. We did get a lot of help; arranging the NIE numbers, opening a Spanish bank account, recommending a very good lawyer, taking care of our insurance . . .
We did appreciate your professionalism and warm hospitality, and would like to recommend you!!!!!!!
Ben je op zoek naar je droomhuis in het zuiden van Spanje, aarzel niet en contacteer een professioneel en gepassioneerd team die je begeleiden door de hele aankoopprocedure!
Lorsque vous êtes à la recherche de la maison de vorte rêve dans le sud, n’hesitez pas a contacter une équipe très proffessionel et passionnée pour vous gider tout au long de la procédure d’achat!
Dirk en Ilse Daems-Beeckman: Tholen – Nederland
Having read all of the testimonials to Angela and Austin of Buy a Home Spain we would have to agree with the sentiments of others.
We came to Malaga in March 2012 and rented a villa at Lake Viñuela as a base to search for a home to rent in the area. We spent time with two or three agents, none of whom seemed to listen to our needs and all of whom simply wanted us to put deposits down and sign papers. Looking through one of the free magazines we came across the advert for Buy a Home Spain and set about finding the premises. We have been thankful ever since that we didn’t simply give up when we discovered that they had moved premises and that we did find them. They listened to what we said and they took us to several places over the next three days, mostly lovely but not quite what we were looking for until Austin just had to make a visit on some vendors. We walked into the property and immediately knew this could be the home we sought even though we would have to buy rather than rent. Something tells me that Austin knew exactly what he was doing that day and we have been grateful ever since.
Not only did they find the home for us, but as they have done with others, they introduced us to a lawyer we could trust, sent a Spanish speaking person with us to get our NIEs, arranged cleaners and workmen and loaned us furniture when we came to decorate and before our own furniture arrived.
We have now been living in Spain for a year during which time Angela and Austin have been our help and support and a point of contact. They have been so much more than just agents and we are happy to call them our friends.
For those considering a home in Spain we would thoroughly recommend these friendly, reliable and trustworthy folks who obviously gain a great amount of satisfaction from helping their clients in ways beyond what might be expected of them.
Linda and Joy from Cambridge
I am a local Spanish architect. I have known Austin & Angela for more than 8 years, even before they opened their office in Torre del Mar. They have always been very kind to me and have recommended my services to many of their clients who eventually needed an architect. In return to this courtesy, I have always tried to serve BHS’ clients as good as I could. Throughout my experience advising those clients, I have had the chance to see Austin & Angela “in action”, and must say that they are very good real estate professionals. They never promise something that they cannot give, they are very patient with those “demanding clients” that sometimes appear, and so far, I have not known an unhappy client, (and I have met more than 80).
Also, last December, I asked them to find me a tenant for an apartment that I own, here in Torre del Mar. To my surprise, it took them only 48 hours to find me a tenant who, by the way, is proving to be a very good one so far.
So, I can only have good words for them, and I can understand why they have become the Best Sellers in Torre Del Mar. Finally, I will be very pleased to inform anyone about my experience with BHS. My number is (0034)653901144.
Javier Gámez, Architect
Dear Austin and Angela,
We are delighted to be able to give you a personal testimonial.
We met Austin and Angela Taylor when we visited A Place in the Sun – Live exhibition at Olympia in April this year, shortly after we both retired. We had been watching the television programme and decided that we wanted to buy a holiday home for all the family to enjoy and the exhibition followed weeks of research on the internet.
What a fortuitous day for us that was. Having visited several stands, who only seemed interested in offering us what they had (mostly apartments), despite us explaining that we wanted a villa with at least three bedrooms and a private pool, Austin actually listened to our requirements. He gave us details of his website and showed us some of the villas that Buy A Home Spain currently had on their books. Austin explained that, should we wish to visit, he could arrange accommodation for us and then put together a portfolio of properties which matched our requirements. He would then take us, personally, to view these properties and help us through the process of buying, if we found what we wanted.
True to his word, about a month later we made the trip to Spain and stayed in the property that Austin had rented on our behalf. He arranged transfers from the airport for us, our daughter and our granddaughter and the next day, collected us to take us to his office in Torre del Mar. Once there, he showed us several properties that he thought might meet our requirements, including the four that we had already picked out from his website.
The next two days were spent with Austin driving us from property to property, about twelve in all. As it turned out, the second villa that we viewed was the one for us and Austin negotiated with the owner and secured our purchase. He also put us in touch with an excellent lawyer who patiently explained all of the legalities of buying the property.
Austin and Angela continued to hold our hands throughout the process, even arranging for builders to give us quotes for work we wanted to have done and helping us to obtain our NEI registrations. Austin was there to assist and advise throughout completion and Angela has been invaluable since by helping us to arrange insurance and other services that we required.
We are certain that we would never have been able to find our way through the maze of red tape and officialdom that faced us without Austin and Angela Taylor. They have made the entire process seamless and relatively stress free. We cannot praise them enough for the help and advice that they have given us. We are now the proud owners of a beautiful villa in an idyllic setting and will be eternally grateful to them for that.
With kindest regards,
Ian and Marilyn Kemp, Berkshire, England
TESTIMONIAL for Mrs. Angela Taylor and Mr. Austin Taylor and their company “Buy a home Spain”
We are a Swedish couple, married since many years. After selling our company in Sweden we decided that it would be perfect with a second home in the Spanish sun. We started looking at the Gran Canaria since we had been there many, many times.
In 2011, we went there for a 4 weeks’ vacation looking for a house. For us it was important that it was our own house.
We´re sure that we looked at least 30 houses. Our minds told us that we would get very little for the money. We decided to go back home to Sweden and after conversing with a Swedish/Spanish friend he convinced us to look at Andalucía.
We went down to Malaga for another two weeks travel and looked at many, many houses. Through another broker, we finally ran over “Buy a Home Spain”.
We met Mrs. and Mr. Taylor. We realized pretty quick that this couple was “something else” compared with the other brokers that we had met. They were really listening to what we were interested in. We looked at some houses and after a couple of days our dream was presented to us! The villa in the small village of Benajarafe was exactly what we were looking for! The Taylor couple was really helpful with everything around the deal, no limits. We felt that we were in really good hands!
Today, two years after we bought our “dream home”, we still get a lot of help from them. If there is something with the telephone landline or whatever, they are really helpful to us, and always happy to help!
Our experience of Swedish brokers is that when the deal is done, so are the services that’s provided. But not with the Taylors! They are always there to help you as a newcomer in a new country! So we are very thankful to them and if these lines could help them to convince others to use their services, we would be very happy!
If any of you people would like to have the testimonial verbally, please don’t hesitate to ask the Taylors for our phone number. We will be as honest as we can!
Eva and Peter Reinhardt
I am writing this as a personal token of our gratitude and thanks for all you do and have done whilst you have looking after our property affairs in Spain.
As you are well aware of the pitfalls, many of which can be very expensive, when dealing with the vast majority of real estate agents that operate in the Costas, it has been godsend that we discovered a firm of such honesty and integrity that is Buy A Home Spain.
Both Leslie and I can rest easy in the knowledge that you do everything in your power to get us the best possible outcome in all transactions with complete transparency and professionalism.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Buy A Home Spain to anyone who is considering purchasing and or renting a property in Costa Del Sol and will surely instruct yourselves in any future transactions.
Once again many thanks for the outstanding service you provide.
Barry and Leslie Harrison-Pitt
Having moved to Spain in February 2013 we found that both Austin & Angela a very professional couple at BUY A HOME SPAIN. Very helpful in every way, not only in house buying & renting, but in contacts with bank, doctor, NIE Number. etc. If you had any problem (as we did) you only have to contact them and they will do all they can to help you. We are very lucky to have found them not only to do with business with but also as friends.
Graham & Alison Heap,
Caleta de Vélez, Spain
We are very pleased to recommend Austin, Angela, and their staff to new customers as we have nothing but praise for the way they look after all their clients, both for purchase and rental. We think they are the best in the area.
Robert and Mary Willett, (Torre del Mar, Spain)
Dear Angela and Austin,
We would like very much to thank you for all your help and advice when we were looking for property in the area. You were always cheerful and helpful, and went beyond the call of duty in assisting us with NIE numbers, banks and the like. We must also thank you for helping us with accommodation overnight when we arrived with a lorry load of furniture the day before completion. Coming to a strange country and not understanding the systems is always a daunting prospect, but you really helped to get us through those difficulties and we remain grateful to you for having found just the right property for us.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for property in Axarquia and the surrounding areas.
Very best wishes,
Steven and Barbara Trigg-Archer, Los Romanes, Spain.
“We feel that we would like to share our selling of property experiences with anybody that is looking to buy or sell from Buy a Home Spain. The entire team is helpful and professional and goes that extra mile to make your transaction as smooth as possible. Our house was sold immediately it went on the market, with the first person that viewed it. They also helped us buy our dream house as promised within two weeks. We were expertly guided through both transactions and would highly recommend them to anyone that needed the trust of an excellent agent.”
Paula and Jane, Somerset, England
“We would not hesitate to recommend the team at Buy A Home Spain to anyone who is looking for property in the beautiful Axarquia area.
Probably like many prospective property purchasers in Spain, we were a bit apprehensive approaching a company who we knew very little about, especially as any property purchase decision is a massive undertaking. However, Buy A Home Spain put us completely at our ease and gave us as much time as we needed to look around the properties we had chosen to view.
We had many questions about the area and the whole property purchase process, which they were able to provide answers to. No pressure was put upon us at all, and we found a wonderful property which we wanted to purchase. Buy A Home Spain eased us through the whole process and were always on hand throughout to answer any queries we had along the way.
On the day of completion, Buy A Home Spain carried out a final property inspection with us (which they were not obliged to do), and they were present with us at the Notary office to ensure that everything was completed smoothly.
If you are looking for property in the Axarquia area, don’t hesitate to contact Buy A Home Spain, and if you are still unsure, why not visit them on their stand at the Place In The Sun property exhibition at the NEC in September.
They even have a member of their team on the ‘Experts Panel’ at the show – so if that isn’t enough reassurance for you – I don’t know what is!”
L & J, Gloucestershire
“Good afternoon Austin,
We were very pleased with the way your company handled the sale of the Viñuela property. We are in UK at present and are driving back to Spain on Tuesday.
Good luck with the exhibition!”
Michael Traill, Torrox Costa, Spain.
“Hi Austin and Angela,
We are very pleased with the help from Buy A Home Spain (helping us get our NIE Numbers, recommending a good lawyer to us, showing us round in several houses on a very short time-scale) and with the actual purchase of our house in Andalucía).”
N & G, Belgium.
We found Austin and Angela very helpful at all times and seemed to be able to ‘match’ clients to the exact property they were looking for. This ensured we feel, that there were no ‘timewasters’ and that the people looking were genuine. The people that bought our property are now safely moved in and are very happy with their purchase.”
Kathy and Paul, Los Romanes, Spain
Dear Angela and Austin,
“We want to thank you both for the service you gave us, when we sold the house in Spain. The service at the notary was fantastic, even that you had to spend many hours in the evening, as the notary had some problems, but you sorted the problems out, so everything was perfect. The after-sale service was also fantastic, as there some months later came a letter with a certificate, to the house we sold, you took care of it, so we got it. Once again thank you to you both. We can really recommend your service.”
All the best to you.
Svend and Sonja, Denmark
We are clients of Buy A Home Spain and have found Angela, Austin and their staff to be professionals who take a personal interest in their clients.
The staff speak several languages including Spanish & English and go to great lengths to assist with any problems which may arise, no matter how big or small they may be.
I (George) had a short illness and had to go into hospital for a week and the staff were on hand to bring my wife to visit me and helped with notifying relatives etc.
The company have lawyers who visit the office regularly to assist with legal matters for any of their clients, which we personally have found very useful.
We have no hesitation in recommending Buy A Home Spain for all your housing needs in Spain – both rentals and sales.
Charlotte and George Hutchison
Torre del Mar, Spain
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