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Advice on agents and buying

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:15pm
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Tonyhall

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Hi. I am looking to buy in the Mojacar area. Lots of agents seem to post pictures of the same property or even various properties merged into the same advert. They obviously all claim to be the best. Any recommendations on the real ones and not the charlatans? Ideally, an agent that can assist with advice and guidance around bank registration, solicitors, follow up with customer support with services registration etc. All advice welcome. Thank you. Tony. 

Peter49

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:17am

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:17am

Tonyhall wrote on Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:15pm:

Hi. I am looking to buy in the Mojacar area. Lots of agents seem to post pictures of the same property or even various properties merged into the same advert. They obviously all claim to be the best. Any recommendations on the real ones and not the charlatans? Ideally, an agent that can assist wi...

...th advice and guidance around bank registration, solicitors, follow up with customer support with services registration etc. All advice welcome. Thank you. Tony. 

Best advice get a good Solicitor.We moved three years ago and on a recommendation I used Letitia Morena her office is located in Vera.So before you do anything either get in touch via email phone 950 391 249,And tell what your planning and she will give sound advice.Her husband is a Surveyor who we used to good effect.We brought through Price Brown in Mojácar.Elaine was also excellent.Best of luck.

Matthew

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:18am

Matthew

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:18am

Tony, Estate Agents have one raison d'etre and that is to sell property. Whatever you think they are not charlatans. But, they can't exist without people buying property. Therefore, Estate Agents are excellent at what they do. Once you've handed over your money, you'll never hear from them again.

Where does that leave you? - You are not going to be pressganged into buying Spanish property. This could be your best experience or it could be your worst. 

Look up all of my posts on the subject of buying property in Spain. See the contributions of others too. Then you'll be somewhere near a level playing field and make what you want, to work. 

. . . . and then don't forget to buy a notebook for your SWOT analysis.

mandy25

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:00am

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:00am

We bought with VIP in July last year. Steve was by far the best we encountered. One was very nice just didn’t read our wish list at all and we wasted two days viewing properties that were not suitable. 

Steve took time to explain the area as well so we could think about the location as well. 

I am sure there are other great agents but we can recommend him without reservation. 

Indalo Sun

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:50pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:50pm

Another vote for VIP.

Mojacar Estates are also good.

Both will provide lists of local trusted Solicitors if you find a property you like.

Juliet Diaz

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:25am

Juliet Diaz

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:25am

Indalo Sun wrote on Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:50pm:

Another vote for VIP.

Mojacar Estates are also good.

Both will provide lists of local trusted Solicitors if you find a property you like.

We bought our first property through Steve at VIP and he was excellent. Steve's wife also helped with things like changing the internet contract into our names. Highly recommend. We  found Price Brown to be very helpful as well and also Andre at Veritas.

Best of luck and enjoy searching for your dream place!

Geordiemark

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:33am

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:33am

I'm going through the purchase process with Almeria Homes in Albox. I have found them to be Excellent. They are professional, helpful and have gone above and beyond to help me with things I need to do in the property, from recommending tradesmen to being at the property to allow estimates to be made.

hartcjhart

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:50pm

hartcjhart

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Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:50pm

Solicitor/ Angela morales on Mojacar playa wins hands down,I used her 22 years ago and have recommended her ever since(as have others)

Jimh

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:01pm

Jimh

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:01pm

mandy25 wrote on Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:00am:

We bought with VIP in July last year. Steve was by far the best we encountered. One was very nice just didn’t read our wish list at all and we wasted two days viewing properties that were not suitable. 

Steve took time to explain the area as well so we could think about the location as well. ...

...

I am sure there are other great agents but we can recommend him without reservation. 

VIP took us to see a property and Steve was excellent, property wasn't for us but no pressure from him, we bought from Mojocar Estates (Still going through) but Karin was very helpful. We just used the search criteria on A Place in the Sun website and narrowed down from there. You will also find that most Estate Agents work with each other and will take you to see properties not on their books.

Our solicitor is excellent, details below

María Maroto Pérez Abogado/ Solicitor MUNDIABOGADOS SL Ronda de Las Buganvillas local 15, 04621.- Vera. AlmeriaTlf. (0034) 950460999.

Tonyhall

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:13pm

Tonyhall

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:13pm

Peter49 wrote on Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:17am:

Best advice get a good Solicitor.We moved three years ago and on a recommendation I used Letitia Morena her office is located in Vera.So before you do anything either get in touch via email phone 950 391 249,And tell what your planning and she will give sound advice.Her husband is a Surveyor who ...

...we used to good effect.We brought through Price Brown in Mojácar.Elaine was also excellent.Best of luck.

Thank you. 

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