Helping You Make Your Own Big Decision…
If you are thinking about buying a Spanish property, and perhaps even settling permanently on the Costa del Sol, check out the personal accounts of these VIVA clients who have already taken the plunge and are supremely happy they did make the move. Also... VIVA’s vendors confirm we deliver extraordinary results.
The VIVA Way
What people are saying about Viva’s standard-bearing services...
- Professional attention
- Authoritative advice
- Extensive office network
- Experienced associates
- Affable service
The Costa del Sol is perfect because it's an all-year-round destination that we can reach cheaply from the UK. We've done our holidaying all over the world and now we just want somewhere we can reach quickly, that's a home from home. We went out with VIVA and ended up buying on the first day.
Paul Cossins and Family
VIVA showed us a selection, and we eventually fell in love with an apartment in Elviria (Marbella). I would probably have never bought my dream home had it not been for the professional attitude of VIVA, and the way in which they gave me the information I needed, when I needed it in a clear and rational manner. I have bought more than six properties throughout my life in the UK and my Spanish purchase was by far the easiest and least stressful.
Alan Dovey and Jane Allen
The search for the right home was a dream come true, as VIVA's charming representative took us out to the mountains beyond Ojén and Monda. The house VIVA helped us to find is perfect for our requirements.
Alistair Forrest and Lynda Adlington
I have recently purchased a property in Benalmádena and would like to take this opportunity to thank VIVA for all the help you gave in ensuring the process went as smoothly as possible. I've been more than impressed with the professional and friendly service I received from everyone at VIVA. We were guided through the process and the team was always there to help with any queries we had, no matter how minor. We will be planning another purchase later on this year, and we will definitely be contacting VIVA again.
I remember telling VIVA at the outset that even we didn’t know exactly what we wanted, but they never once gave up on us. And then one day they phoned to say they were sure they’d found us exactly what we were looking for. The moment we saw Al Lago, we knew our search was over and that we’d found the property we’d been dreaming of back in New York!
Mona Arain and Stefan Crites
A friend of ours recommended VIVA which, as it happened, turned out to be a stroke of extraordinarily good luck. The purchase was simple and straightforward, they pointed us in the right direction for sound, independent financial advice, and helped us with introductions to furniture shops and interior designers… it couldn’t have been easier. It’s like VIVA is a one-stop property shop!
We are in our new house now and it feels just as good as we hoped. We just wanted to thank you for all your help; it would have been much, much harder, if not impossible, without your help!
Eero and Cathlin
I want to thank you all for the wonderful service afforded me and my wife. I would also like to thank your representative for his professionalism throughout the time he was with us and for finding the perfect home for us to live in Spain. Everything has gone perfectly from yourselves to the lawyers to the builders. Thank you for a wonderful service.
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting your representative in April. We would like to say how extremely pleased we were with the manner in which he dealt with us. He was always super punctual for our meetings, at which he was very informative, helpful and patient. He has made our first purchase on the Costa del Sol a very good and an exceptionally memorable experience. We are recommending your company to our friends, and we ourselves have placed a deposit on a third property!
We attended a Spanish property exhibition in Birmingham and were fortunate enough to find VIVA. From that moment, through to our final purchase, we received a level of service and courtesy second to none. Thanks to VIVA's superb customer service and professionalism, we bought two properties in Spain and subsequently discovered that there was a great need for English greeting cards in Spain - our company was born!
Herr och fru Guyan
As you know we recently bought a property in Floresta Sur and would like to say what a fantastic part your representative played in the process. He went over and above what was expected and nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending VIVA, and this is as a result of his excellent customer service.
From the time you collected us from the airport, we had a truly enjoyable experience. You gave us all the time we needed, without pressure, to make up our minds. Into the bargain, we believe we have now got a great investment and holiday home, and we have had outstanding service from VIVA and we will happily be recommending you to our friends.
Sheena and James
We (Americans) have spent at least three months each year (for the last 20) living abroad and have visited almost 40 countries. We chose Spain for our permanent retirement last year as it is the perfect compromise of lifestyle, cost, food and weather – we haven't regretted a day of it. VIVA found us the perfect home in Estepona surrounded by Spaniards and expats from 18 different countries. Your (blog) article hit the nail on the head: Spain is a top choice.
The process of finding a property in Spain was made very easy by our VIVA consultant, and everything was explained in detail. We wanted a house outside the main tourist areas and so he took us inland. On our first trip out we found our new Spanish home. You have made our dream a reality and we can't wait to move to Spain in the near future. Thank you VIVA.
We would like to thank you for the way you looked after us during last week's visit. You made what might have been a stressful few days into a pleasant experience we will remember forever. We were very impressed with the way our requirements were perfectly matched; no time was lost with viewing unsuitable properties.
We love the idea of living a simple life away from the tourist route, and the house is perfect for our needs. Our dream is to spend the winters here in Spain and the summers touring festivals in Europe with our performance work and jewellery stalls.
Paul Dix and Ellie Wood
We were over in Spain (unfortunately with another company) and called VIVA out of the blue to see if you could help. We were met at the hotel and I cannot begin to tell you what a lovely day we had with your representative. Your team are a credit to you.
Lesley and Melvin Bartlett
We bought our El Soto property from VIVA and were very pleased with the assistance and with the overall professionalism of your company. In a couple of years we will be in the market for a villa, and will not hesitate to return to VIVA.
Don and Carole Warner
My wife and I were absolutely delighted with the help we received, in particular the patient and courteous way we were dealt with. We not only felt that we had found our perfect property, but we had acquired a new friend in Spain as well. We are definitely going to recommend you to others.
Thank you for the information pack I received last week – what a fantastic DVD! I've shown it to friends and family who are equally impressed. The DVD and brochure have given us much more insight into the Costa del Sol than I managed in months of research. Keep up the good work.
By dealing with an agent like VIVA, we always had someone that was on hand when we needed them. If I was to give any advice to prospective buyers, it would be to make sure you have an estate agent that you can use if you need things to be done remotely.
Geoff and Catherine Philpot
We have just completed a purchase of a finca through your offices in Coín. I would just like to voice our appreciation of the professional and courteous way in which your representative performed. He took time and effort to find us the right property and kept us up to date on events as they unfolded – a real asset when we were in England!
VIVA's representative was brilliant. She really understood our needs and when we saw the Alhaurín Golf development, we knew she'd found the right place for us - the golf course was an added bonus!
Robert Evans and David Roberts
We would both like to thank you very much indeed for your excellent service and attention to detail. As you know, estate agents have rather a bad reputation here in England but we can only say that we were very impressed by the way in which you dealt with our enquiry and showed us around.
Richard and Gill Peruscini
We are writing to you to let you know how impressed we were with the service we received from VIVA in connection with the recent purchase of two plots of land in Coín. All the staff were fantastic; they went out of their way to make meetings with the lawyer, an architect and opening a bank account with us very easy. As we were short of time our representative even came in on their day off... we spent a whole day just driving around getting to know the area. We certainly got exactly what we were looking for, and would not hesitate to recommend VIVA to anyone.
R. and V. Murton
We arranged a trip out to the Costa del Sol where one of VIVA's representatives took us out to see about six places. She understood our needs brilliantly and the final apartment we visited suited us down to the ground. The process of buying property in Spain can be surprisingly straightforward, particularly with the help of an English-speaking company like VIVA. Having VIVA's support has been crucial. We're very happy.
Mark and Clare Bevan
Thanks for the excellent service we received while looking for, and finally purchasing, our Spanish property. The professional and personable manner in which we were treated was much welcomed. The whole process was relaxed and stress-free – hard to imagine, particularly given our 12-year-old daughter was with us throughout. We felt fully informed throughout about what would happen following the purchase, legal matters and what facilities were available to us through VIVA once we took ownership of the property. We would wholeheartedly recommend VIVA to others.
VIVA gave me all the relevant information about currency exchange and transfer companies in the area. All the transactions went without a hitch. Overall everything progressed reasonably smoothly, which when buying from 3,000 miles away is really what you want and need. This was certainly due to all the good advice and contacts we were given along the way.
Gordon and Susan Thomson
In my dealings with your company, and indeed your UK partner, the experience has been outstanding. I congratulate you as a company on recruiting such excellent staff and finding such excellent partners in the UK. I have heard so many horror stories from people who have bought properties in Spain; all I can say is they obviously didn't deal with the right company. Your team couldn't have been more helpful. You have two very happy customers who would strongly recommend VIVA to anyone buying in Spain (indeed, we already have done).
Peter and Julie Ayliffe
We were very impressed with the whole VIVA service. They don't waste any time at all. We talked to one other couple who took a year to find a property. We did it in a day! And being chauffeured around was brilliant. We'd never have found the places we saw if we'd been on our own.
Nick and Janet Cook
We had our townhouse in Estepona listed with five or six different agents, but it was VIVA who sold it for us. They really came up trumps, so much so that we've just flown back from the UK to list our other property with them.
Helen and John Haywood
We had our property in Costalia del Mar (Estepona) listed with several agents, but VIVA brought us far more prospective buyers than anyone else. Not only that, but they also managed to sell it for us during these currently difficult times.
Antonio Valdés and Carmen Delgado
To be honest, when VIVA sold my Coín villa in just five weeks, I couldn’t believe it. I never expected it to sell anywhere near as quickly as that. It goes without saying that I couldn’t be happier with the service I’ve received.
If you’re looking for a reliable estate agent who gives you great service and fantastic results, speak to no one else but VIVA.
Bernd and Jutta Ehrlichmann