I always thought that buying your first house in the UK would be one of the most stressful things ever so buying one in Spain would be out of the question ..we had looked at about 3 properties on the internet around the costa del sol and really wanted to view them ..we contacted the estate agent who was showing these properties and thank the lord it turned out to be Julie Flaxman. Julie asked what our requirements were and budget etc and sent us a further 9 properties we might of been interested in ... so we booked a flight..trouble was we only had 4 days to view these properties..that's when Julie and her experience showed ... Julie had set up all the viewings ..over the first 2 days we found our dream holiday home Julie on request took us back to look several times and once our offer was excepted Julie sorted legal team, financial team and notary.. leaving us a day to relax in the sun ..Julie really did make this buying experience a pleasure
To whoever may read this and be thinking about who to use when buying in Spain.
What can we say about Flaxman Estates Marbella?
Julie and her team made the process so easy and understandable from our initial enquiry to picking up the keys for our beautiful new apartment in the Marbella hills.
They were attentive to detail and listened to what we wanted and offered impartial advice and kept us grounded even when we kept changing the goal posts.
Nothing was too much trouble and they were so patient and understanding as it is a big step and often scary experience for us to take that step and invest abroad. There was no pressure at any time and Julie held our hand throughout the whole process including all our viewings, financial advisors, and introducing us to the solicitors (who were also fantastic in every way).
Julie's first hand experience and knowledge of the properties, developments and area is superb and she is a true professional.
Would we recommend Flaxman Estates and use them again?
We most certainly would!
Keith & Tracey Allport
Very Pleased New Owners
This is my statement:
A big Thank You to Julie Flaxman
Because of family reasons I had to sell my lovely apartment in Elviria. After having tried with different Estate Agents to find the right buyer it was Julie Flaxman who appeared some weeks ago with a nice Norwegian couple who fall in love with my apartment and decided immediately to buy.
From the first moment Julie was very concerned in organizing and arranging all the details which were required for the sale of the property. She put me in contact with a an excellent lawyer .
Julie is an excellent sales person , highly qualified in personal and professional service. She is a strong personality with so much love and dedication to her work.
I will ever recommend Flaxman Estates. I am very sure that Julie and her husband will have a lot of success in their business. They deserve it!
Thanks again, Angelika Jamin
Having thought about a holiday home in Spain for several years we had spent a lot of time browsing properties on the Internet. We felt that the Costa del Sol would provide the best weather and Malaga seemed to have plenty of flight options from Scotland. We sent a few Internet enquiries without realising that each estate agent can access all properties.
We went ahead and arranged a three-day trip. Having read testimonials on the Flaxman Estates website we felt Julie would be a good starting point. Julie collected us from our hotel and we had arranged to view around 17 properties mainly in the areas of Miraflores, Calahonda, Alhaurin and La Cala Hills. After the first couple of viewings Julie could tell what we were looking for and that the initial viewings were not what we were after. A number of phone calls were made and the schedule started to change still staying within the same sought after areas. What we really liked about Julie is that she is very open and honest and won't sell you anything that she isn't sure about herself. Even properties that we liked she would point out the negatives if we were not sure. Signs of poorly maintained communal gardens, potential future building work in the surrounding areas.
After a lot of viewing we drew up a short list of three and re-visited these the next day. One really stood out in Miraflores and our mind was pretty much made up. A follow-up trip was arranged to meet with a lawyer, bank etc and again we were collected by Julie and she spent as much time with us as required. Through all the stages of purchasing she was available to help with any questions.
Following our first trip after the purchase Julie insisted on collecting us from the airport late on a Sunday evening with the keys to the property. We could not be happier with the assistance from Julie from initial enquiries to final purchase. Even now she is available for any help and advice. This is vital when taking a step into the unknown with an overseas property purchase.
We would recommend Julie and Flaxman Estate Agents without hesitation. Thanks again Julie.
Stephen and Brenda Telford July 2016