You're in safe hands with Altavista: We're proud to have helped many delighted clients with their property purchases on the Costa del Sol. Read about their experiences in their own words here.
"I would like to say thank you to Nikki and especially Raul for taking such good care of us during our property search.
I have dealt with many property agents and found you both by far the most professional.
Again, a huge thank you.
"I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the treatment received from Altavista Property, especially from Javier Oscoz , who at all times, has been there through all the steps and assisted in all matters relating to the property, before, during and after sales with , friendly, polite and efficient treatment.
I am very satisfied to have chosen this company to carry out my purchase. With great wisdom, he knew immediately that I was looking for.
"Altavista were brilliant. An itinery of possible properties matching our search criteria was put together prior to our arrival in Spain (Malaga). Michael from Altavista picked us up from the airport and dropped us off at our hotel. He then picked us up the next morning from our hotel after breakfast and we were driven to see the selected properties in our portfolio.
Altavista's portfolio of properties matched our requirements so well and they seemed to know what we were looking for. The very first day we saw our dream home and we didn’t need to look any further. There was no serious sales pitch, which we had expected, it was a very relaxing day with good sound advice and the experience of many years of local knowledge.
We are now the very happy owners of a lovely home in Marbella and we can't thank Altavista enough. We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of buying a home in Spain."
"We deeply appreciate the responsive attitude and diligence of the employees of the company “Altavista” in respect of their clients. They not just provided information by e-mail, but many times called us to Belarus. By the time we arrived they had conducted substantial preparatory work: for example, they worked out the possibilities of obtaining real estate mortgage in the bank, specified all the documents required.
It was the first time we came to Costa del Sol. Company employees offered to meet us and in the airport in Malaga and take us to the point of destination. We went to see the property unit chosen and right on time there came company agent Michael Blackburn. Michael provided comprehensive information not just about the apartment but added some interesting facts about the location, sights, peculiarities of lifestyle, living conditions and climate of Costa del Sol.
Transaction monitoring was also at the highest level possible. Company agent Michael Blackburn organized the meetings with the lawyer, notary, bank in the appropriate manner, accompanied us everywhere, organized our conveyance, rendered all kind of support possible.
We would like to note that the most important things for us in the process of decision-taking on the purchase itself were characteristics and peculiarities of the apartment. But the attention and, care and service of Altavista employees, made the purchase process pleasant and easy. We considered the apartments of various agencies, but it was for the first that we experience such attitude to clients.
We recommend to use the services of this company. We deeply appreciate the work of Michael Blackburn and Esther Burke."
"The name of Altavista is synonymous with customer care. From the moment I was met at the airport at 2.00am by one of the company’s representatives, to being shown around various lovely properties, to the time of agreeing the purchase, seeing solicitors and the bank and completing within 3 days of viewing, what could have been an onerous and complicated mission to find my apartment in the sun, became easy, smooth and highly enjoyable.
I have nothing but praise for the company and their care and attention to matters – this continued after the sale when I really needed some assistance and Altavista came to my rescue. I would highly recommend Altavista."
"As a U.K. based first-time buyer of a bank repossessed property in Marbella, Altavista made this purchase possible by their attention to client needs, their focus on service coupled with a friendly professional approach, finding appropriate and sensible solutions to issues as they arose and their proactive involvement through all the phases leading to completion.
Their contacts with one of the best law firms in the area and with the bank that provided a highly competitive mortgage made the entire process far less complex than I had initially expected. Having made the purchase, Altavista were extremely helpful with putting me in touch with local companies (including locksmiths, electricians, interior designers and decorators) who can be relied upon, not least as they have a wider relationship with Altavista at stake.
Overall, I was very pleased with the service and advice offered by Altavista and have already recommended them to friends who are considering a property purchase in the Costa del Sol."
"Thank you for all your help in finding the right property for us in Spain. The professionalism of both yourself and Altavista was a nice change from the pressure selling that exists in property purchase. The process is not without its problems but it is clear that working as you do they are sorted with minimum fuss. We are now looking forward to some enjoable times on the Costa del Sol. Many thanks again."
"Good News! Thanks to your efforts, recommendations and constant attention to detail as well as the excellent work of Elena, this process has been easy and very fast – it was only 5 weeks (and 1 day) ago that we placed our deposit on the apartment. That’s a world class performance!"
"Let me thank you all for all the help and support that you rendered during the purchase process. Special thanks to Rolf who spent a lot of time and efforts and was always most helpful and supportive, not only for the purchase-relating matters but in general. Let me assure that should I know anyone who would be interested in buying a property in Spain, I will definitely recommend to deal with your company only."
"Having had dealings with several agents before being lucky enough to find Alta Vista, I knew just how hard it was to find a good agent!
From first contact, Alta Vista helped make my buying experience abroad easy and hassle free. Michael Blackburn was my personal contact and the service Michael provided was second to none! He used his extensive knowledge of the local property market to quickly pull together a short-list of properties for me to view.
Thanks to Michael, on my first day's viewing I found my dream home in the Costa del Sol. Michael's help didn't stop there though…he helped me through the whole buying process and kept in constant contact to ensure that I was kept up to date every step of the way.
If it's professionalism, experience, local knowledge and a great service you're looking for, then choose Alta Vista!
PS Happy for my personal details to be displayed on the website."
"I am writing to tell you how grateful we are for all the help and assistance you gave on the purchase of our apartment in Marbella.
I remember talking to my wife Sumi about Mid March 2010 about buying a property in Spain as the reduction in prices had made it more attractive. We had just two days to spend in Malaga so we chose three top agents, including yourselves, whom we emailed with our requirements. The other two were hopeless and provided no response.
However on receiving our enquiry, your colleague Julie very kindly sent all the information we needed without delay. On our arrival, you were there to meet us at the airport and in the two days we spent with you we viewed the many properties you had found for us. These were all of the high quality and in the areas we were looking for. Your teams planning was meticulous and admirably suited our requirements. You organised it so well. We knew we needed to find property consultants who were professional and trust worthy and who could help us. We are so glad we came to you. Your team were excellent, everything we expected and more.
What you found us was a TOP CLASS GATED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE GOLDEN MILE AREA IN MARBELLA, you were spot on. It was a very special evening, we found something that we liked, made the offer on the eve and paid the deposit. It could not be any better. You and your team did not stop there, you arranged lawyers, bankers, other professionals, interior designers, suppliers and ensured everything was done to complete the purchase within 6 weeks, all done via phone and email. That is a TOP CLASS SERVICE FROM A TOP PROPERTY AGENT like yourselves. This was so smooth, we are now in and out of Marbella every month.
We meet a lot of people in business and we have properties in other parts of the world, you and your team are one of the best, so glad we found you. We will have no hesitation in recommending to you to others like us who are busy, butexpect a discrete and professional service.
Please don’t hesitate to publish this in your marketing material or anything you decide, we will be delighted to help you and your team in any way we can."
"We bought an apartment almost 2 years ago with the help of Altavista and Jeanette Karlsen. She provided an excellent service for us. We are recommending her to everyone who are looking to buy property in Costa del Sol. This mail should have been sent almost 2 years ago. Sorry about that. Thank you for an excellent service."