Salobrena Villas Testimonials
Some examples of comments we have received from our buyers:
Dear Mike and Margaret &Team
Well it has been a few months since I bought my home on the Monte, and a fine time I am having!
I thought I would drop you a line to express my feeling about the experience at Lingwoods; from the first contact, viewing's etc, to the closing of the deal, it has been easy. From helping me to register with the authorities, all the bank contacts, all the legal paper work - when you buy a house the list is endless - your team made it all so straightforward, just as one would have hoped for, but I was still very pleasantly surprised. However what has made the whole experience very special is the details such as arranging phone transfers or help finding a gardener - simple things but still sorted by you guys.
Even now some months down the line I am still receiving help and the guidance of your local knowledge; the feeling I get is like having a group of supportive friends! The depth of your knowledge, the charm, nothing is too much trouble, it's just superb.
I feel I have not expressed my appreciation enough so, a very very big "thank you" to you all!
2542 Monte de los Almendros
To all at Inmobilaria Lingwood,
My family and I would like to thank you all for your role in the purchase of our new home in Monte de los Almendros. We are delighted with the house and to be living in this fantastic community. Having lived in Spain for several years now, I can tell you it was a complete joy to work with a company that was punctual, friendly and above all professional!
Everybody in your office contributed to making this transaction smooth and relatively effortless. Thank you; Mike for recommending the house, James for your easy sales approach, Margaret for your tireless translation and legal expertise and Claudia for your excellent after care of organising utility bills and post boxes. The whole experience could not have been easier and for that we are truly grateful!
I would, without hesitation, recommend your services to anyone looking to purchase a property here in Spain. Thank you once again.
Very best regards,
Jennifer Beck Jensen
2173 Monte de los Almendros
Margaret and Michael Lingwood are the best real estate agents I have met anywhere. I now have bought four properties from them, as they are knowledgeable, conscientious, expedient - and pleasant to work with, also knowing all the details necessary to get things done both legally correct and on time. This part of the world is extremely pleasant, but unfamiliar procedures necessitates top local professional assistance when properties are to be bought.
Margaret og Michael Lingwood er de beste eiendomsmeglere jeg har møtt noe sted. Jeg har kjøpt fire eiendommer gjennom dem, fordi de er kunnskapsrike, samvittighetsfulle, effektive - og hyggelige å arbeide sammen med. De kjenner også all detaljene som må til for at sakene gjennomføres både legalt korrekt og i rett tid. Denne del av verden er særdeles trivelig, men forhold som er uvante for oss,gjør at man trenger førsteklasses lokal profesjonell assistanse når man investerer i fast eiendom.
2029, Monte los Almendros,
Cockshot Hill, Reigate, Surrey.
Dear Margaret and Mike,
Having returned, reluctantly, to England, we feel that we should express our appreciation of your services in the buying of our house on Calamedina.
From our initial enquiries, through viewing, negotiating, paying and final completion, the service we received was consistently patient, thoughtful and good humoured as well as thoroughly professional. At a time when newspapers in the UK are full of stories about the potential problems of buying abroad, often of unscrupulous agencies, it was good to discover that there are exceptions such as Lingwood.
Please feel free to use this letter as a reference from a satisfied customer and, again, many thanks for all that you have done to make the process of acquiring our Spanish home so pleasant and stress free.
Dawn and Darrell Hill-Jones
Hi Mike,Margret and team,
Now that we are home and the reality of our dream has sunk in, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for all your help, support and advice, if only the service you provide was available in this country!
From our initial contact with yourselves through to completion and beyond, the level of integrity and professionalism received by us has been nothing short of brilliant, and any expectations we had of you both on a company and personal level have been surpassed.
We cannot speak highly enough of you all and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family or indeed anyone looking to purchase in the area. We have already booked our next trip out and plans are afoot in securing our future over in Salobrena.
We look forward to seeing you all shortly and know that even though technically the deal has been completed, as a company you will continue to provide a highly esteemed after service, if required, and we have also gained some valuable friends, something which money can't buy.
With many , many thanks
Elaine,Rupert and Leo
2287 Monte de los Almendros
Kære Margeret og Mike,
vi vil hermed gerne sige jer tak for jeres håntering af vores huskøb på Mandelbjerget i Salobreña i Spanien. Vi er tilfredse med handelens forløb efter at vi har brugt jer som ejendomsmægler.
I har oven i købet ikke kun fungeret som ejendomsmæglere; men har til vor fulde tilfredshed klaret alle de juridiske og praktiske spørgsmål ved underskrivelsen af handelen.
Til slut en stor tak fra os ikke mindst også på grund af jeres altid venlige svar på vore mange spørgsmål til sikring af vor integration i såvel det lokale som det spanske samfund.
Med venlig hilsen
Lene og Bjarne Hedegaard
Dear Margaret and Mike,
We want to give our thanks for your way of dealing with our buying of our house on Monte de los Alemdros i Salobrena in Spain. We are satisfyed with the carrying through of the purchase after having used you as real estate agent.
You have not only served as real estate agent but you have to our fully satisfaction handled all juridical and practical matters during follow through of our purchase.
At last a great thanks from us not least based on your always kind answers to our many quistions to secure our integration in both the local and the spanish society.
Lene and Bjarne Hedegaard
2395 Monte de los Almendros
Dear Mike and Margaret
Re: House Purchase – Casa Hannah
Thank you both so much for your quiet, unhurried professionalism in respect of the handling of the transaction. I know that our vendor was a very reasonable English man which helped, but this does not detract from all encompassing service that you gave.
Buying houses in England is a mostly stressful business. Buying in another country where the laws and customs are different and they do not even speak the same language ought to be harder, and more stressful. In fact though, the whole process seemed effortless, from our point of view.
Everything that you said would happen – happened. The quality of information was faultless.
The after sales care is worth mentioning, thanks to you we now have standing orders in place to pay for all the utilities and by your recommendation someone else is close by to assist with those little problems that crop up.
One hears of horror stories (in the UK media) about buying in Spain (and other places), all that I can say is these individuals are obviously not dealing with the right people.
2391 Monte de los Almendros
Dear Mike & Margaret,
We would like to take this opportunity to offer you our thanks and gratitude for the utterly professional manner in which you conducted the sale of 1041. Your professionalism smoothed over the many humps and bumps that are prevalent in the purchase/sale of any property.
We must also thank you for the many "After Sales" services that you have conducted for us viz;-Bank, Builder, Telephone, Pool Man, Satellite TV ,Community, and also the many answers to our umpteen questions that we have asked you both.
We would also like to thank you for your hospitality last Thursday when we spent a a wonderful evening together. You both truly are a pair of "Wee Gems" as we say here in Bonnie Scotland.
Thank you, once again, Mike & Margaret, and we sincerely look forward to meeting up with you in a couple of weeks or so.
Our sincere kindest regards.
Bill & Margaret Allen.
Oops! Forgot to mention the Notary, NIE No etc. etc.
Thanks again!!B & M
1040 Monte de los Almendros
Hi Mike. Margaret, Claudia, James,
Just a brief note to thank you for all your help during our recent villa purchase.
You made the complete process from initial viewing to contract and final completion so stress free because of your professional and relaxed organisation.
However what is most helpful is your local knowledge and after sales service, with organisation of our NIE Numbers, introduction to Banks, introduction to local builders and project managers etc
Please accept our sincere thanks for every thing.
James & Breeda Mcgrath
2266 Monte de los Almendros
Dear Mike and Margaret,
This is just a note to confirm we spent a pleasant, if cold Saturday and Sunday in our Pargo 15 home and are very pleased with our purchase. Obviously some improvements can be effected over the coming months to make the house more up to date and we will enjoy planning what is required.
Jenny and I want to thank you both very much for the handling of the whole transaction from viewing through contract to our grand completion meeting on Friday past. The advance planning required to achieve completion on Friday was noticed and much appreciated - the early start was definitely necessary. The fact the the notary was unavailable through snow problems only added to the whole memorable event.
It was particularly pleasing to have such friendly vendors to work with. If you are in touch with the Krolls you can pass on our good wishes.
We return on 14th February with Jenny's parents and our boys. Jenny's parents will stay for 3 weeks but we will return on the Monday evening 17th. That should be an opportunity to firm up the gardener arrangements and sort out satellite signals, computer telephone lines and so on.
The main purpose of this message is however to thank you for the friendly interested and professional way everything was attended to on Friday by Margaret and for Mikes help in introducing us to Mike Parker and his hospitality over tapas, and for the pool viewing on Saturday. We very much appreciate all that you both did to help our purchase experience go so smoothly.
See you in February !
This e-mail is from Carnson Morrow Graham, Solicitors, Belfast.
Dear Margaret and Mike, When we started looking into buying a property in Spain, we were rather taken aback at the hard-sell, impersonal approach of many of the agents we contacted. Property sales to Brits is a big industry in this part of Spain and some of the agents hadn't even visited the properties they were recommending to us. It was a real relief to come across the Lingwood partnership. You provided a personal and knowledgeable service - Mike knows his area very well, and was genuinely interested in finding something that suited us, giving us honest, warts-and-all assessments of the properties he showed us. Once we had decided, Margaret made the purchase painless, guiding us efficiently through the Spanish bureaucracy. We have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is thinking of buying in the Salobrena area.
Linda & Mark
PS If anyone wants to contact us directly to check out the reference, please feel free to give them our phone number or email address.
2061 Monte de los Almendros
Dear Margaret and Mike,
We want to thank you for the efficient and comprehensive services you provided us in order to achieve the smooth and totally satisfying acquisition of our house on “the Monte.” We never dreamed it would be so easy and that you would handle so many of the details for us. What a stroke of terrific luck it was to find you on the web!
Before we contacted you, we had read probably every book available in the UK on buying a property in Spain. They are all full of caveats, cautions, warnings, and horror stories of what has gone wrong for those who might not have been careful enough and for those who did not have the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise, all of which the two of you possess in great measure. What a great team you are! We are delighted to confirm that our experiences have been quite the opposite from the disasters about which we read. It was always a pleasure to communicate with you before, during, and after the closing, and there were never any unpleasant surprises, financial or otherwise. From the beginning of our house search, you understood our needs; and by showing us only those places with real appeal and potential to fulfill our purposes, you wasted no one’s time. That is important when the days to inspect properties so far away from home are limited. You delivered more than anyone could expect in spite of a difficult and sometimes awkward vendor. And closing day, the day the final papers were signed, the money changed hands, and the keys were delivered, was, in fact, fun. Your hard work in having all the documents and preliminaries so well prepared paid off in our sailing through every step of the closing without a hitch.
We wholeheartedly recommend your inclusive services to anyone contemplating buying or selling a property in Salobrena.
Ivan Speight and Wilson Mobley
2484 Monte de los Almendros
Dear Margaret, Claudia, and Mike
Eight years ago I wrote and thanked you for all your hard work and care in helping us buy the house, now I'm writing to thank you for the even harder work and care in selling the house. Margaret, it is so impressive how you manage all the little setbacks and keep officialdom happy. I believe if you were doing estate agency work in England you would be a very wealthy person by now. They certainly do not work as hard as you do and on the whole I would say they have very little interest in the individual client, whether vendor or purchaser.
Claudia, you were obviously a great find, very efficient and yet cool and calm. I do hope you continue to enjoy your work. If you ever want to visit England and don't have anywhere to stay, you and your husband are welcome at our house, walking distance to the station and only 25 minutes from Waterloo by train.
Mike, many thanks to you for your hard work and giving us such good advice on how we should react. I hope we get to see you and Margaret again some time in the future, perhaps during one of your visits to London.
The weather is quite incredible in England. Friday morning sitting on the plane in Granada we were informed that Gatwick was closed because of storms, and then when we eventually did get to Gatwick, the trains were cancelled and we had to be taken by bus to Guildford. This is the first (and now the last) time we have used public transport to get to Gatwick and we only did that because of security problems. We are lucky as we live on a hill so should be able to keep our heads above water and we haven't had much rain anyway, but just in case, Jack has the inflatable blown up in the garden. He says he has to check it ready for our holiday!!
Thank you all again, it was a very interesting experience.
Jack and Rita