Mar Menor dream home
“We met Mark and Vic by chance through an acquaintance whilst on our first trip to the Mar Menor region [link to Costa Calida area guide open in new window]. We only went to recce the area and immediately knew it was where we wanted to buy. Mark and Vic spent a great deal of time and energy showing us different properties. Nothing was too much trouble, they spent time listening to us and through this found us our ideal place.
After that they arranged and took us to the lawyers and notary office which was a great help. Mark and Vic knew exactly the right questions to ask, so the whole process was completely stress free. Within weeks we had signed all the papers without any hassle. We never once had to chase lawyers/banks etc. Mark did it all for us.
Buying a property in the UK is stressful so we assumed that a Spanish purchase would be even more stressful. Nothing could be further from the truth. The team at Premier Homes took all the stress away and made it all a very enjoyable process.
Mark and Vic didn’t stop looking after our interests once the contracts were signed. They took us shopping for furniture, and advised on places we could try. They went to our apartment and took deliveries when we could not be there. They arranged for the wifi and television to be installed for our arrival. Their after-sales work was second to none and I doubt any other company would pay so much attention to detail.
We have been in our property now for two months and they are still contacting us to make sure we have everything we need. It is reassuring to know that we can always contact them for advice especially when we are in the UK. We bought the property as an investment so need to rent out during the summer. Mark introduced us to an excellent property manager and between them they have covered all bases.
We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to buy in Spain especially in the Costa Calida and Costa Blanca areas. They have a vast knowledge of the area and only took us to reputable companies. We have had a fantastic time buying our dream home in the sun and thankful that we did the journey with Premier Homes in Spain. Looking forward to making many happy memories in our new holiday home. Thanks team for your professional friendly approach.”
– Elaine and Nick Harrison
A cheeky offer for a new resort
“Having owned a property on a quiet resort in the Murcia region of Spain [link to Murcia area guide open in new window] for a couple of years our son, just becoming a teenager, had started to want more than that resort had to offer. We sought advice from our keyholder on alternative resorts and she put us in touch with Mark and Vic.
We described our wish list to Mark and he suggested a little blue villa on the Mar Menor Golf Resort, an established resort near to the beach. We had previously dismissed it as it was slightly over our budget. However, Mark encouraged us to have a look. The villa had many extras and was on a resort he was sure would meet our family’s needs best. We flew out and fell in love with the villa and the resort.
Although we had a big list of properties to view on other resorts later in the day we asked Mark to submit a ‘cheeky’ offer to register our interest. Amazingly the buyers came back with a counter offer that still brought the villa in within our budget.
We did look at the other properties but Mark had been right, this was the perfect one for our family. We agreed the price and completed within four weeks! We have moved in now and are looking forward to our first break as a family at Christmas. Mark and Vic have been available to help us with the move, assisting with queries like where to find the water meter, how to get a plumber to service the boiler etc.
It’s great to know there is someone there to ask questions and it feels more personal than dealing with other estate agents who have numerous customers to deal with.”
– Gary, Tina and Regan
“Perfect guides to purchasing a dream home”
“I have often dreamt of purchasing a property in Spain, but honestly, wouldn’t know where to begin. I first spoke to Mark very informally in late summer 2015. From that brief conversation, a dream of mine has now become a reality!
Mark and Victoria’s experience, local and technical knowledge has ensured the whole process has been completed with my involvement being kept to a minimum. Every part of the process has been dealt with in an extremely professional manner. This has enabled me to continue with my business stress free and confident that my best interests are being cared for.
Since completion, I have shared my experience with many friends and colleagues and would not hesitate in recommending Mark and Victoria as the perfect guides to purchasing a dream home.”
– Nigel Woolman, owner of a villa on Roda Beach and Golf Resort
”A very pleasant and happy transition”
“We first met Mark at a local estate agents in York. They were hosting a Spanish property weekend. Mark was very helpful and we arranged to go to Spain to view property.
Mark arranged accommodation for us and showed us a range of properties. He was very open and patient when discussing different types of property and had a good knowledge of the area. He was also very knowledgeable of what documents we required to buy a house in Spain. He introduced us to a bank manager and solicitor and assisted us with our NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjer) application.
After we agreed on a property and came back to the UK, Mark was still very helpful up to completion and moving in to the property. He made the move so easy that we found it a very pleasant and happy transition – all thanks to Mark.”
– Pat & Geoff Ewbank
Los Alcazares and lawyers
“We were actually out in Murcia on holiday when we decided that Los Alcazares would be the perfect location for a holiday home.
That’s where Mark came in! He took us out and about, showing us the area, and a selection of properties plus he was able to recommend places to visit and restaurants to try! Once we found our perfect home from home, he negotiated a price we were happy to pay and explained the whole property buying process in Spain.
What could have been a very daunting experience turned out to be very easy due to the professional, friendly service that Mark provided. This service even included helping us set up a Spanish bank account and finding a good lawyer. Mark also accompanied us to the notary on the actual day we bought our property.
He made the whole process so easy. In fact we’ve stayed in touch with him over the years. We would have no hesitation in recommending the service that Mark provides!”
– Gill and Phill Turnbull
Mar Mentor owning, renting and re-sale
“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help during the purchase, ownership, renting and re sale of our apartment in Los Alcazares. Prior to meeting, we had viewed properties through other agents abroad and were not impressed.
From the moment we arrived on the Mar Menor you were nothing but helpful and very knowledgeable. You showed us a range of properties starting with the lower end of our budget then working upwards. You helped us form a decision on which would provide us with the best rental return. The purchase process went very smooth, you held our hand all the way through from collecting us, taking us to the notary right up to helping us furnish our property.
Although we arranged the rental of the property ourselves you provided other services which were vital as we lived back in the UK. Years later, after making the decision to sell the property, you quickly found us a buyer. You helped with negotiations (we still had holiday bookings arranged for that season) and the sale went through smoothly.
I would recommend anyone to use your services for the purchase of property overseas.”
– Liz and Howard Cooper
”We love our holiday hideaway”
“We bought our apartment in Spain about 12 years ago and it was a problem free and pleasurable experience, thanks to Mark and Vicky! Mark met us in Spain and organised accommodation for us whilst we were viewing a number of different properties. He also ferried us around the area so that we could get a feel for where we wanted our holiday home to be. Mark was professional at all times but really friendly too!
We never felt pressurised into coming to a decision. He was perfectly happy for us to come home once we had viewed properties and seen the area, to have a think and decide on our next step. Once our decision was made he was brilliant!
He sorted out and introduced us to solicitors, banks, utility companies, etc in order to make sure all legal procedures were followed and explained the way things work in Spain! He took us to all our appointments and basically brought us through the whole journey. We love our holiday hideaway in Spain and fly over four or five times a year.
If anyone thought they may like to take the plunge and buy a holiday or permanent home in Spain, I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Vicky. They were superb!”
– Ann and Tony
“A beautiful apartment at a fair price”
“We bought an apartment In February 2017 and could not be happier with the assistance provided by Mark and Vic. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Although we were not entirely sure what we wanted when we were viewing places, they listened to our thoughts with great care and patience. They worked very hard to find and show us properties in line with our expectations and budget. There was never an attempt to push us into buying anything. Instead they gave us advice based on their excellent local knowledge and left it to us to decide what we wanted to do, without pressure.
We ended up buying what we still think is the ideal place from the many we saw. Mark and Vic did all the negotiations for us, ending up with a deal that they were clearly as pleased about as we were. They then helped us with all legal matters and other necessities involved in purchasing property, and continue to assist us however they can.
They both have very considerable experience in Spanish property and living in Spain in general. Their business is their passion and this was very clear in the way they helped us. Through each step of the process, they looked after us as well as if they had been buying for themselves. If we had not gone to them I don’t think we would by now be proud owners of such a beautiful apartment bought at a fair price.”