For Brendan and Angela Devery, selling their apartment in the Costa Blanca successfully was a painless experience thanks to the support they received from HomeFinance.
The couple from Cheltenham completed the sale of their two-bedroom apartment in Orihuela Costa at the end of May 2017. They found their buyers, another British couple, in March through estate agency HomeEspaña, who referred them to HomeFinance.
“HomeFinance is the ideal one-stop shop for vendors and buyers in the Costa Blanca,” said Brendan. “We used them for conveyancing and they also set us up with a currency broker for repatriating the proceeds of the sale. Jane Rumsey there was amazing, guiding us through the selling process and paperwork, and always ready to answer our questions. We were able to grant power of attorney, which helped everything go very smoothly.”
The Deveries owned their property in Los Altos, an urbanisation next to Punta Prima and on the edge of Torrevieja, for 14 years before selling up. They decided it was time to move on although they envisage returning to the Costa Blanca to visit friends.
“It was a holiday home and got lots of use,” continued Brendan. “We used to go five or so times a year and the family used it too. It’s just 20 minutes’ walk to the beach, 10 minutes to bars and amenities. And being top-floor meant we had a rooftop solarium, as well as access to a communal pool. The sad bit will be not seeing the great friends and neighbours we had down there.”
When it came to choosing an estate agent, Brendan and Angela opted to go with HomeEspaña after noting how well they did in the local area.
“We watched their ‘for sale’ signs go up and then noticed how quickly they were selling,” added Brendan. “Their agent came and had a good chat with us, explaining about the general state of the market. We told him we were in it for the long term and were prepared to wait for the right price. Things were understandably slower over the winter months, but after the turn of the year, the viewing rate was really high and then we got the offer in March. We’re happy we got a fair price. HomeEspaña were great, especially Michelle who helped us throughout the process.”
Besides legal and currency transfer services, HomeFinance can assist buyers and owners in Spain with mortgages and all types of insurance requirements.