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Posted: Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:31am
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Indalo Sun

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Location: Mojacar

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Anyone else watching the new series?

I find it hard to believe that the ‘buyers’ genuinely buy given the choice of only three properties shown to them by one Agent! There are hundreds of properties matching their criteria if you search on Rightmove.

Also, most of the properties so far seem to be right out in the countryside and out of SPCs normal ‘Mojacar’ area of operation.

Kdskitchens

Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:40am

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:40am

No not watched it but many agents will have collaborators making distance no problem .

Kingo473

Wed Aug 8, 2018 8:48am

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 8:48am

As the saying goes “That's Television 📺 “.  I bet none of you enjoy watching it for the ‘entertainment’ value, but just to pick holes in it.......

Personly we like it, yesterday they even showed us our friends place in Velez Rubio, SOLD!

Suns out, seas calm, all the Tapa Bars are open and the holiday makers are having a wonderful time. Chill 😎

chris123

Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23am

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Location: Bédar

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Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23am

It is one must remember 'the land of the telly' it's made for entertainment, and certain TV production 'methods' will be used.

It is unlikely to be ''a true'' reflection of the buyers full set of choices, I expect more properties are shown to the people but the length of the show will not allow the full list to be aired.

I used to wonder about the 10% - I guess the buyers do know but the show wants to keep the story-line as uncluttered as possible and so does not get too technical.

SPC used to have a notice inside the Mojacar branch asking 'do you want to be on the show?' - I expect the production Co select who they want to show on TV under their criteria for example X No who buy and Y no who don't

I don't expect you could make a case for statistical validity based on No of viewers that turn into purchases, it is likely to be distorted for TV?

In the same vein as 'Storage Wars' where episodes result in magnificent wins and bad flops every week - it's a show and the average day would not, I guess, be so interesting and eventful


Suzy555

Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21pm

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Location: Sierra Cabrera

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Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21pm

Indalo Sun wrote:

Anyone else watching the new series?

I find it hard to believe that the ‘buyers’ genuinely buy given the choice of only three properties shown to them by one Agent! There are hundreds of properties matching their criteria if you search on Rightmove.

Also, most of the properties so far seem to be right out in the countryside and out of SPCs normal ‘Mojacar’ area of operation.

I love this show. I have been going to Mojacar since the 70s and this show is such a revelation on how much the area has changed since then!

Of course it's edited for entertainment. I'm sure they are busy enough that rarely do two agents go to each viewing - let alone the three owners! There has to an agreement with the property owners too whether they want their house broadcast to the world.

I have met Steve and they are like they present themselves on TV. I like the fact that as many buyers don't decide to buy as do. I like that they do the occasional follow-up. I wish they would do a few higher end properties - I am a bit bored with the 70-150 price range, though I guess that is the majority of buyers!

Remember it's the production company that chooses the format and vets the participants. But what a great advertisement for the area!

Suziedoll

Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14am

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14am

Indalo Sun wrote:

Anyone else watching the new series?

I find it hard to believe that the ‘buyers’ genuinely buy given the choice of only three properties shown to them by one Agent! There are hundreds of properties matching their criteria if you search on Rightmove.

Also, most of the properties so far seem to be right out in the countryside and out of SPCs normal ‘Mojacar’ area of operation.

Hi

We went out to SPC in April, we saw 12 properties over the course of a week and bought one that is on season 2 episode 4 in Limaria.  All charges are explained on their website including taxes and the process of buying.  We should be finalising everything soon and will be out permanently by December. Excited.  Love the programme and trust Sharon and Steve to ensure that everything is legal.  We have a really good Spanish solicitor taking us through the process. That's a must when buying and always get a survey just as you would in the UK.

Loving forward to our move.

Susan

Indalo Sun

Indalo Sun

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Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:13am

Posts: 23

Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:13am

Interesting, you were shown 12 properties in all, but does that gets whittled down to 3 for the show?

Our place was on ‘A Place in the Sun’ last year - ours was the favourite but they didn’t buy it in the end, although it sold anyway a few weeks later anyway! 

LynnyB

Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:20am

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Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:20am

Indalo Sun wrote:

Anyone else watching the new series?

I find it hard to believe that the ‘buyers’ genuinely buy given the choice of only three properties shown to them by one Agent! There are hundreds of properties matching their criteria if you search on Rightmove.

Also, most of the properties so far seem to be right out in the countryside and out of SPCs normal ‘Mojacar’ area of operation.

SPC now have an office in Albox and are extending their general area

sterling22

Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43pm

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43pm

They are very false !!!! It’s all fun for the TV I know I’ve bought from them and they are no way nearly as friendly as they appear 

LynnyB

Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:45pm

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Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:45pm

Suziedoll wrote:

Hi

We went out to SPC in April, we saw 12 properties over the course of a week and bought one that is on season 2 episode 4 in Limaria.  All charges are explained on their website including taxes and the process of buying.  We should be finalising everything soon and will be out permanently by December. Excited.  Love the programme and trust Sharon and Steve to ensure that everything is legal.  We have a really good Spanish solicitor taking us through the process. That's a must when buying and always get a survey just as you would in the UK.

Loving forward to our move.

Susan

We were watching and saw the property we brought shortly after they stopped filming.  It was fun seeing our new pad on TV seeing how it was and knowing how it is now.  The couple who viewed it rejected it but for us it is ideal.

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