I met Jo at the ExPat show in London. She was a beacon in a sea of greed. No one wanted to help me find a property to rent. All they wanted was my money! Jo was helpful and friendly from the start and still is. She has helped with my NIE, Doctors and a trip to the hospital late at night! The property choices were far and wide. I fell in love with Benissa and the apartment. Jo and her team bent over backwards to find the property that suited me. She still supports me with documents and advice with that infectious smile. She is my “go to” lady for information and I wish her all the success she rightly deserves.
So we met Jo at the Place in the Sun Exhibition last year. After speaking to her I felt confident she would be able to help us. We arrived for our orientation trip where it turned out Jo helped us out of a sticky situation when our accommodation needed to be sorted out urgently as the place we had booked had no power! Jo spent a day and a half with us – nothing was too much trouble. She gave us lots of advice, suggestions and help – think we drove her up the wall with our questions!!! She introduced us to the Benissa Coast which we fell in love with. Upon our return home we kept in touch and she continued to provide advice and support until we returned at the end of May to view numerous properties. We found our dream house! We have just returned again from signing all the paperwork – completion end of July! Jo has helped us all the way through the process introducing us to all the necessary people to make our dream come true – stress free! We got on so well with Jo and we are now looking forward to keeping in touch – as “neighbours”.
We met Elena Rey at a Place in the Sun expo this year for the Costa del Sol, Estepona/Marbella/Casares areas and she could of not been more helpful with her inside knowledge of the area. From the best schools, social security, working in the area, rentals, buying property and the best areas to live, buy. Elena turned up with mountains of maps, local newspapers and lots of info that most people want to know about. Please book an orientation tour with Elena as you will only come away with a better idea of what you want.
I am sat by the beach watching sun come up as I write this.
Sep: Visit APITS Live @ NEC. Meet Joanne and Andrew. Completely different to other stands. Genuinely enthusiastic about buying in Spain.
Oct: Orientation visit. Great chance to see my preferred area not disappointed, so much better than I expected. Then next day looking at potential properties, a couple in the running. Then Joanne tells me of a potential property close to the beach. View this one and am blown away. Joanne negotiates a price I can live with and the offer is accepted.
Oct-Nov: Joanne and her staff do all the work while I am back in the UK.
Dec: I come back to Spain meet Joanne and pick up the keys to my New House. Joanne and Andrew help me sort out the little jobs around the house lending me tools etc. All the necessary registrations licences all taken care of.
Mar: living the dream!
Joanne and her staff could not be more helpful. No stress,for me, it was like APITS but without the cameras and the smelly clothes (for TV continuity you have to wear same clothes for the whole week, apaarently).
I am so glad I met Aldertons at the NEC it was literally a life changing experience. Thank you everyone at Aldertons so much. xx
We were exhausted and despondent at the end of the day at “A place in the sun” at NEC, Birmingham. As we were leaving we stopped at Aldertons’ stand just to look, one last time, at a map of Northern Costa Blanca. Third best decision we made !
A cheery, enthusiastic person full of passion for the area engaged with us as though we were old friends and confidently assured us that what we wanted was possible within our budget. That chat made a difference. We decided to meet with Jo in Spain. Second best decision we made !
We met Jo for an ‘orientation’ tour - where finding the right location was the main purpose. Find the location, then seek the right property. It was enjoyable and informative and helped us to refine the areas we were most interested in. We decided to engage Aldertons to help find our dream property. THE BEST decision we made !
Jo has been exceptional: reviewing property options (providing candid advice on whether properties are good/bad for us, in Jo’s opinion); organising all visits, managing our schedule and taking us to the appointments; afterwards discussing the properties and locations and advising on what we saw/learned; negotiating on our behalf on our chosen property and helping us successfully navigate the buying process, all whilst infectiously keeping our spirits up and maintaining a single minded focus on what’s right for us.
Jo’s insider knowledge about the areas and the properties has been invaluable. Indeed if it hadn’t been for Jo we would not have the wonderful property we now have. It was way down our original list (too far down to be considered for a viewing), but Jo, now knowing us and what we were looking for, convinced us to go see it. And now it’s ours !
For us, this process has been completely stress-free and therefore a more exciting and rewarding journey with Jo as our guide, representative, accomplice and friend.
Our journey has just begun as we move into our new property (early February) and we are so pleased and happy with Aldertons for what they have done for us so far and know that we still have their support and commitment to make the next stage of our journey just as rewarding – all part of their service !
Jo you’re a star and a friend – thanks so much !
We were very impressed by the time, care, information and attention to detail on the orientation tour.! We came away feeling we knew so much more about the whole area than we could possibly have discovered by ourselves. It was invaluable and Joanne so warm and friendly, we felt like we’d known her for years by the end of it!
Di and Deb.
· Joanne's approach of location, location, location meant that on an orientation trip we saw areas that we would be comfortable living in rather than just random houses somewhere. She sat and chatted with us a for while to gain a feel for what we were looking for then drove us around the areas that she felt best fitted, fine tuning all the time as we commented on what we saw. We felt that she 'got' us. She was also pleasant company, none of that potential awkwardness of being with a stranger in a car for a few hours, and we look forward to seeing her again. Thanks Joanne!
Met Joanne in Manchester at A Place in the Sun exhibition. Her outgoing and cheery personality combined with sound advice and a serious lack of sales pitch convinced us to make contact again. We've just had a wonderful afternoon essentially sightseeing to see what we like. We have been impressed with her professionalism and even after just a few hours she feels like an old friend we can trust. Look forward to our property search.
Well the girl did it - she has her 'smug' face on. Hectic Friday! Second viewing on a townhouse in Alcalali with Joanne & Carlos led to the "Place in the Sun" style phone call, followed by Joanne making arrangements for the solicitor to stay open until we could get there to start the paperwork. Flew home Saturday and only just beginning to sink in. Thanks Joanne. You're a star.
I have just rented a villa through Aldertons and can say both myself and my wife are thrilled with their personal service, we dealt with Sharon who has been happy to remain in contact after we moved in to ensure everything was ok. Definitely not just a grab your money and leave you high and dry company like most others. would highly recommend.
I couldn't have made this purchase abroad without the help and guidance offered to me through this company. Would recommend to anyone thinking of buying abroad. The expertise, knowledge and above all kindness is second to none.
Dear Joanne & team, We wish to thank you for your total involvement and help in searching & securing our new home in Spain! You took the time to listen to our needs and wishes advising on suitable areas and homes within the areas that we had researched online. We were beginning to give up hope of finding our dream home. Your knowledge of the areas and a fantastic 4 days search driving around let to the ultimate joy of finding our "perfect home", and as you know we have just taken ownership.
Your continual ongoing help with everything, including getting NIE numbers, sourcing a lawyer, building surveyor, and interacting with the vendors made the whole thing so easy and an absolute joy!
We would recommend your services without hesitation to anyone looking for a property in this area of the Costa Blanca. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!