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
Being the happy owner of a nice Penthouse apartment in Elviria Hills for many years, I considered buying a house in Nueva Andalucia and did talk to some Estate people ( Julie flaxman was one of them ) to help me find the right one, view to La Concha and overlooking the Valley and the sea. I almost had given up until Julie one day rang me, to tell me that she finally had found the right one, so very quickly we got this fantastic spot in our hands. After rebuilding the house, she also managed to sell the Penthouse - every body is happy, thanks to Julie.
We went to the Costa del Sol in July for a week to decide on a location to buy a holiday flat. We chose to use Flaxman Estates Marbella as my husband had been browsing their website whilst in the UK and they had a good selection of properties to view. By the end of the week we had not only found the location but also the right flat and we had our offer accepted.
This was all made possible by the efficiency of Julie, who listened to what we wanted and took us to the right properties. She has a wonderful no nonsense approach when dealing with Spanish bureaucracy that made our experience of finding and buying a property in Spain so much easier. Highly recommended.
Mike and Kathy
To try and sell a property is always a daunting task but more so in an unfamiliar area or country. Let me tell you about our experience.
There are a limitless number of agents offering to help and promising a quick sale, some even encouraging a higher selling price than originally thought. To place the sale with one agent with exclusive rights is not recommended but to sign up with more than 1/2 agents is demotivating and confusing, for you and for them.
Julie Flaxman of Flaxman Estates, based in El Rosario, is a professional agent with many years experience and furthermore, is a straight talker and doer…. she says what she means and means what she says.
She advises you throughout the process, and is in constant contact with updates on viewings. Moreover, she matches clients’ needs with the properties available. (Although this sounds an obvious way of working, it is not always the case). This is beneficial to both clients selling and those buying, making the selection process more effective.
Our property was not on the market for long, the For Sale sign was put up end of June and taken down end of September. Julie oversees the whole legal transaction and was present at the final meeting with the notary public.
So thank you Julie and company. We appreciate all the effort put in by you and your team.