What a pleasant surprise!
When my husband enquired about an appartment Julie came back to him with not just 1 flat but 5 viewings. All perfectly organized. We quickly made our mind up which one to choose. And here the big suprise. Julie's sevices didn't stop at that point. She found us a lawyer, helped with the paperwork, went with us to the "Notario" and gave us all the encouragement we needed when the seller didn't get their act together. Now we have completed and Julie is still there with phone numbers of work men and generell advice. What a service! Dear Julie our next buy or sell will be definitely with you!
Ulli, Germany, November 2016
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.
A well-earned massive thank you to Flaxman Estates Marbella.
I had been looking for a property on the Costa del Sol for about 18 months and had tried several estate agents. Whilst I gave them a list of criteria that I wanted in a property, it never seemed to work out! They showed me lots of apartments but very few were what I had asked them to find for me.
Then I found Flaxman Estates Marbella and it was like a breath of fresh air. When I first met Julie and Neil Flaxman who own and manage the business, I immediately felt a difference. I actually felt that they were genuinely listening to me about the type of property I was looking for and where I wanted the location. They were keen to understand my requirements and took time to listen to me as a potential property buyer.
A couple of days later we set off on our first viewings. Julie made it clear from the outset that she was allocating the entire day to our search. She made it clear at the start that she had picked properties that she felt met my criteria but if she had got some of them wrong, I should just be direct and say so.
I was impressed on my first day. All the properties were interesting, Julie had seen most of them herself and she knew her stuff. How different from some of the previous people I had dealt with who had never even been to the properties they were trying to sell. Sadly I didn't see the property I had dreamt about but importantly Julie could also understand. I never once felt as if I was pressured to buy.
What our day together achieved was a really good idea of what I was trying to find.
I had to return to the UK and arranged to come back in a few weeks, by which time Julie felt she would be able to have found the right property. Over the next few weeks Julie worked hard and rang me in the UK to say she had found the property for me! In fact, she said she was so sure that I could buy without even seeing the property. Whilst I felt very confident about Julie and Neil, somehow I just couldn't say yes without actually seeing the property for myself.
I arranged to be back on the Costa del Sol within a couple of weeks. Whilst Julie was confident I would like the property she also had a few others arranged for me to view. Again, she showed me some great homes but she was absolutely right about the property that was right for me. Yes, it was the one she rang me about! Luckily it was still for sale. Julie helped me through the entire negotiation from start to finish and I felt confident that I was dealing with someone who really knew their stuff. More importantly, I felt that Julie was working hard for me.
Within a few short weeks I was putting the key in the door of my very own apartment. It was exactly what I had been looking for and I really do have Flaxman Estates Marbella to thank. It didn't end there. For the first week Julie kept in contact and provided all the help, advice and support that you really need when moving into a home in Spain.
I cannot recommend Flaxman Estates Marbella too highly. It was the very best personal and professional service.
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