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Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Peter & Francesca Holland

    We thoroughly recommend Ideal Homes to anyone considering buying an overseas property.

    Peter & Francesca Holland
    We decided to look for an overseas property in September 2017 and arranged viewings with some agents in October. We found out the awkward way that, unlike the market in UK, the overseas markets are ‘open’ in as much as any agent can sell any property and the commission is shared between the principal agent and the agent that finds the ultimate purchaser.  We were offered viewings of the same properties by several agents and a dozen viewings dwindled to a handful. It was frankly an embarrassing and unproductive experience.  We then saw an advert for a seminar held by Ideal Homes and attended that in January 2018. Having chosen our preferred areas (in 2 countries) we were put in touch with dedicated agents that would guide and advise us. We arranged and combined 4 trips of holidays and viewings and were shown about 40 properties. The agents were knowledgable and thorough. We made an offer in August and completed in September 2018 and now have a lovely second home in Spain.    Since the offer was accepted we have received support in every aspect from legals to currency exchange, maintenance to furnishings, translation etc.  We thoroughly recommend Ideal Homes to anyone considering buying an overseas property.  
  • To make it short: 10 is the rating.

    Friederike
    We had experience with other organizations before, and Sasha exceeded our expectations. He is well informed, a good communicator, flexible, reliable, and able to create a good relationship within a short time. Yes , we had seen several properties before. And with our feed-back Sasha skipped some he planned to show and instead we decided together how to proceed. As you may know, we with our German correctness prefer these exact capabilities.    
  • Ray and Dyson

    I have not only found my dream home, I have also found a real bunch of friends.

    Ray and Dyson
    Having lived in the area for almost 5 years and looking at a few properties in those 5 years with different estate agents, I came across Ideal Homes. Greeting me with a friendly face and there was Janet talking to me as though we had been friends for life. We discussed what I was looking for so the search began and Janet also introduced me to Cristina to help with any financial needs I required, what a delight and treasure Janet is to the company, she really knows her stuff. I can say that everyone who works for Ideal Homes made me feel part of their wonderful company and soon put me at ease.  From Angela to Mandy they are all great people including the big boss Chris . Would not go looking at properties now with any other than by my buddy Janet. She is very understanding and lets me browse along and make comments on the houses we seen together. She is a true treasure and will be in my heart forever.  Happy to announce I did find the right house to buy, and it is everything that was on my wish list. Thank you all so much for your concern. I have not only found my dream home, I have also found a real bunch of friends. Love forever Ray and Dyson. xx
  • We hadn't even considered Portugal as a country to live and now we own a windmill!

    Colette & Jason Wallace
    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Debbie Kirk and her handling of the sale of the Windmill in Sao Marcos de Serra. We were very impressed with Debbie's efficient organisation of the sale from start to finish. When I first met Debbie at the Birmingham Motorcyle Museumm, at the start of the year, we hadn't even considered Portugal as a country to live and now we own a windmill! Debbie has continued to show us support and provided helpful advice, and contacts making us feel secure in our decision and not quite so insane. I hope that Debbie can be suitably rewarded for convincing Ideal Homes to keep the Windmill on their books for one more chance. Muito obrigado. Colette & Jason Wallace     
  • I would definitely rate my experience with the company so far 10/10.

    Liselle Barnsley
    We thoroughly enjoyed our viewing trip with Sasha. He was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions with ease. He definitely made us feel relaxed. We were especially impressed that he also took us to see a finished project in Portimão as the apartments we were looking at in Lagos were under construction. That really made us feel more confident in the imagined end result of the apartments in Lagos. We thought this was a real selling point for Ideal Homes…I’m guessing not many agents would have bothered to do that. I don’t think there are any improvements that could have been made. I also follow your FB page and love the properties you feature, plus the video tours. They are very informative. Debbie has been very good as well and she also offered us lots of information on your other services. I would definitely rate my experience with the company so far 10/10. We have decided to wait a little while before realising our Portugal retirement dream but Debbie still stays in touch to keep us in the loop.   Ideal Homes Portugal will be our first port of call when we are closer to making our move there. Liselle