Anthony Steele - April 2010
Having had the pleasure of meeting Simon Creed of Azahar Properties earlier this year (April 2010) we were so impressed by him that we felt compelled to share our experiences with other prospective purchasers or vendors, who are looking to buy or sell in this region of Spain.
Over the years as investors in a variety of properties in numerous countries my wife and myself have come across many different types of real estate agents; from the stereotypical shark to good and caring agents, however now and again (not often) you come across an exceptional one; Simon is definitely of the latter.
Of course, most agents appear pleasant and reliable when you first meet them (after all you are a potential commission cheque), however with time and possibly negative reactions to their suggestions and when the chips are down you begin to learn and discover whether their original persona was genuine. Simon proved himself to be remarkably genuine, as well as honest, professional, efficient, reliable and accommodating all topped off with a good sense of humour; also having met several vendors, it became obvious that they trusted and respected him. Make no mistake, we are not softies!!! We are hard to please, we expect a lot and we were not disappointed.
We have made a lot of positive remarks, but probably the most telling statement we could make is that we look forward to conducting business with Azahar Properties again in the future and would recommend them to anyone regardless of whether you are looking for a permanent home, a holiday home or an investment.
Justin and Deborah Beard - June 2008
In June 2008 we completed the purchase of a house in Valencia and cannot speak highly enough of the services provided to us by Simon Creed of Azahar Properties throughout the purchase and also after the completion.
This was first house we have purchased in Spain and having spoken to expat friends and spent several years researching the Spanish property market it is clear that many buyers and vendors have had very disappointing experiences with estate agents. We both feel extremely fortunate to have purchased a property marketed by Simon.
At the viewing stage we met approximately 10 agents. Simon Creed was the only one who seemed to truly listen to our list of needs and also to our budget! Almost all of the property viewings that Simon arranged met our “must have” criteria and if we ever sell our Valencian house we will trust Simon to arrange viewings in a similar manner. The impression we have is that Simon tries extremely hard to match buyers with suitable houses, something that many other agents appear to regard as unimportant.
Throughout the buying process, Simon was extremely efficient in responding to all of our queries and also provided many useful contacts e.g a spanish lawyer, currency exchange company, mortgage companies etc. Simon’s communication with us was always very friendly, helpful. By responding to all of our calls and emails so quickly and thoroughly we felt confident and comfortable at every stage.
Simon exceeded our expectations throughout and even months after completion he has continued to provide fantastic service by helping us get quotations from local builders etc
The biggest compliment we can pay Simon Creed is that everything he told us at the viewing stage about our house and about the buying process proved to be 100% accurate. – not something we expected to be able to say about an estate agent in either the UK or Spain!
Our first Spanish property purchase could not have gone more smoothly and to anyone wishing to purchase or sell a property in Spain we can genuinely recommend the services of Simon Creed and Azahar Properties.