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In previous blogs (see here and here) I have told you about our process of buying our Villa Ardilla in Vilamarxant, Valencia. Frankly, we couldn't have done it without the help of our agents Graham and David of Valencia Property.
The story of Valencia Property is simple. The founder, Graham, was looking to buy a house in Valencia and the service by the huge majority of agents was absolutely terrible. It took forever and they never listened to what he wanted, they just took him to see what they could offer.
The last straw was when an agent showed three houses in a wasted afternoon, none of which corresponded to what Graham wanted and all of which were well above the budget and then they asked:
"OK, which one are you buying?"
The response was mostly unprintable but involved quite a bit of swearing and mentioning that he couldn't afford them.
"Don't worry", said the agent, "I can get you the mortgage!" "But I can't pay it!" was the response and Graham walked out.
Six months later Valencia Property was born when a friend, having seen the chaos that had unfolded before, asked Graham to help find him a house. For two years, Graham had been helping people find rentals, locating, visiting, translating and sorting out the contracts so surely buying couldn't be that difficult right?
In six weeks the house had been found, a price agreed and a mortgage done. Valencia Property was born. The company has now been working in Valencia for two decades and goes from strength to strength.
Decades of experience
Valencia Property have seen the boom in the early 2000's, the bust after the financial crisis and the return of the market over the last decade. They know the market inside out and they know Valencia inside out. Ask them anything about the residential market in Valencia and they probably can give you an informed answer. More importantly, if they can't they don't bluff it, they let you know and will always know someone who CAN answer the question. Lawyers, architects, surveyors, builders, painters, electricians, plumbers, tax advisors, gardeners, pool maintenance people... basically anything you can want they know people to do it and do it well. And I can speak from experience! We have been working with many people Graham and David have recommended and they've all been excellent.
How they work
In the last two decades Valencia Property has helped thousands of people find their perfect home in and around Valencia and even in other parts of Spain. Even when they haven't found the property, clients have found their help invaluable over the years.
What Valencia Property do is the following:
Listen to you for your requirements
Search out the whole of the market to find the things that suit those requirements not only what you see on the site here
Take you by the hand through the whole process of purchase and beyond
Importantly, what they offer is a highly personalised, friendly and informal service. You will never see them suited and booted and they are not at all corporate in the way they deal with people. If you want somebody personable to work with you in this way then you won't find any better. However above all they are extremely professional because they know what they are doing. Twenty years of experience in the Valencia Property market means that there is hardly ever anything that surprises them anymore.
Are you in the market for your own piece of paradise? Fancy your own Villa Ardilla? Want to deal with agents who speak your language? Feel free to contact Graham and David. You can even mention my name. I happily recommend these guys any day of the week!
Happy house hunting!
Drone footage of our Villa Ardilla (winter 2020/2021), Vilamarxant, by Graham Hunt of Valencia Property:
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