"We attended the Birmingham show in October. Half expecting a 'hard sell', we were put at ease by meeting various members of the team and agreed to a weekend viewing in December. We outlined the type of property we thought we wanted and put together a file of Ideal Homes properties and others we had viewed on line.John met us at Faro airport and within 30 minutes we were at our first property. We viewed many properties over the next 3 days. No hard sell from John just gentle probing to find our real needs and hone the search to match. Lots of laughs but serious thinking too. We found the property we were looking for and were delighted to have our offer accepted.What we anticipated as being a daunting process proved to be simple and straight forward. Information and advice were forthcoming at all stages of the buying process with no requirement to attend. Being Saturday when we arrived to pick up the keys the lawyers office was closed…….no problem, the delightful and ever helpful Cynthia arranged to meet us at the airport to do the hand over. Tips:Set a budget and stick to it.Be prepared to compromiseDo itHappy to answer any questions about our experience."
"I would like to say how much of an enjoyable experience it has been starting at the Epsom show in September.There was no pressure which to be honest I was half expecting. Instead we were asked what country and area of that country we were interested in and then shown to the person who deals with that country. This is where we met Maria who is a very nice lady who asked us to tell her what we wanted.All throughout the talks with Maria it was a conversation as to what we wanted and from Maria it was advice and guidance.From this we arranged a viewing in the area of Torrevieja Spain.At the airport we met Andrew who was already there waiting for us. Andrew is a very nice man who could not be more helpful. I must stress again as it is important to me and probably a lot of other people that there was no pressure into doing anything, just help and information and answers to any questions we had.With the help of Fernando we looked at properties and the second one we saw we knew we were going to have, but we still wanted to look at others and did so until the middle of the next day. I lost count at how many we looked at. Andrew and Fernando both knew we were going to have the second property from the outset but were more than happy to keep showing us around.I am in a hotel room now in Torrevieja writing this. Tomorrow we move into our new permanent residence in Spain.One reason I am writing this is to tell you how easy it has been to move to Spain permanently or for someone else a holiday home through the Ideal Homes International.But the main reason is to write how genuine Maria, Andrew and Fernando are. They are or have been living the dream and I now feel through them that we belong to a very caring and helpful group of people.
"Elliot and the team were great and I now own my own villa in prime location. Elliot was endlessly patient showing me many villas and in the end, the one we bought 3 times. There was no rush or pressure to decide and no nonsense sales speak just honest guidance and a real understanding of what I was after. Thank you very much."
"We spent three pleasant days with John searching the Algarve for our dream villa at a price that maybe was not realistic. Our fault not Johns. Not being the type to give up we went back a few weeks later with a revised budget. Our agent this time was Armann, young and still learning but full of enthusiasm and determination he eventually found us a cracker of a property. We strongly recommend Ideal Homes for their professionalism and helpful staff."
"I am very pleased with service provided by Ideal Homes. You adjusted your agenda to accommodate my extensive needs for viewing properties. The atmosphere of the viewings and discussions of my needs were very professional and objective, I felt like I was working with an advisor rather than a sales agent.The process of buying was very efficient, professional and transparent including providing arrangement of legal services."