A well-earned massive thank you to Flaxman Estates Marbella. A well-earned massive thank you to Flaxman Estates Marbella. I had been looking for a property on the Costa del Sol for about 18 months and had tried several estate agents. Whilst I gave them a list of criteria that I wanted in a property, it never seemed to work out! They showed me lots of apartments but very few were what I had asked them to find for me. Then I found Flaxman Estates Marbella and it was like a breath of fresh air. When I first met Julie and Neil Flaxman who own and manage the business, I immediately felt a difference. I actually felt that they were genuinely listening to me about the type of property I was looking for and where I wanted the location. They were keen to understand my requirements and took time to listen to me as a potential property buyer. A couple of days later we set off on our first viewings. Julie made it clear from the outset that she was allocating the entire day to our search. She made it clear at the start that she had picked properties that she felt met my criteria but if she had got some of them wrong, I should just be direct and say so. I was impressed on my first day. All the properties were interesting, Julie had seen most of them herself and she knew her stuff. How different from some of the previous people I had dealt with who had never even been to the properties they were trying to sell. Sadly I didn't see the property I had dreamt about but importantly Julie could also understand. I never once felt as if I was pressured to buy. What our day together achieved was a really good idea of what I was trying to find. I had to return to the UK and arranged to come back in a few weeks, by which time Julie felt she would be able to have found the right property. Over the next few weeks Julie worked hard and rang me in the UK to say she had found the property for me! In fact, she said she was so sure that I could buy without even seeing the property. Whilst I felt very confident about Julie and Neil, somehow I just couldn't say yes without actually seeing the property for myself. I arranged to be back on the Costa del Sol within a couple of weeks. Whilst Julie was confident I would like the property she also had a few others arranged for me to view. Again, she showed me some great homes but she was absolutely right about the property that was right for me. Yes, it was the one she rang me about! Luckily it was still for sale. Julie helped me through the entire negotiation from start to finish and I felt confident that I was dealing with someone who really knew their stuff. More importantly, I felt that Julie was working hard for me. Within a few short weeks I was putting the key in the door of my very own apartment. It was exactly what I had been looking for and I really do have Flaxman Estates Marbella to thank. It didn't end there. For the first week Julie kept in contact and provided all the help, advice and support that you really need when moving into a home in Spain. I cannot recommend Flaxman Estates Marbella too highly. It was the very best personal and professional service.