With Mar Valero

ABOUT AT HOME INMOBILIARIA

“We do everything to help our clients buy a house. We help them open a bank account, get a NIE number, obtain all the necessary paperwork to apply for a mortgage, take them to the notary, translate deeds, pay taxes and register the deeds at the land registry. We are with our clients every step of the way to make sure everything runs smoothly.“

WHAT DO YOU SPECIALISE IN

“The difference between us and other estate agents is our after sales service, which we offer completely FREE. Our clients can leave the keys to their property with us. If they need to arrange cleaners we can give them access, if something breaks we can help them find the appropriate tradesmen and give them access, if they need furniture delivered and they are out of the country then we can be there for them. All this is not business for us, but is a way to make life easier for our clients. Having this service, especially when you are not in the country, gives our clients peace of mind. If life is easy, you enjoy your property more and you will recommend Gran Alacant to your friends and family.”

DREAM JOB

”From the age of 14 I used to stop at the windows of estate agents and look at all beautiful properties. That was over 30 years ago when we didn´t have any internet or access to all the information we have today. I loved buying magazines about interior design and loved looking at properties so I knew my job would be in that field.

My ambition was never to make lots of money, I was more interested in the opportunity of viewing many
beautiful homes. I did think about becoming an Interior Designer, but my drawing skills were not great nd we didn’t have the technology back then that we do today.

After I finished my studies I decided to go to England to learn to speak the language. I went to Colchester to work as an au pair and to practise my English. This worked really well for me as the house I was living in was a completely renovated old farm property. I remember telling my mum ’this house is like the ones I see in the magazines.’ It was a wonderful experience and like a dream for me.

When I returned from the UK, in 1998, I left my CV at Victoria Estate Agent who were about to open their office in Gran Alacant. They gave me the job and I worked for them for 10 years. I learnt a lot from Jose Luis and Fiona, they taught me so much. They were, and still are, like a second family to me. Since then, with the exception of 2 years that I took to look after my second daughter, I have been working as an Estate Agent.”

BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB

”I enjoy watching our clients integrate into their new life in GA. I love seeing them enjoying events, fiestas, festivities and most of all the lifestyle. I also enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world and how different nationalities have different ways of styling their homes. I can often tell where a client comes from just by looking at the interior design of their house. I always say our clients are the best and it is true. All our clients are nice people, they make their houses look great and they all integrate well into the Spanish way of life.”

CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB

”The most challenging thing about our job is finding the right property for our clients. We are all suffering from a lack of available properties so it is a challenge to find the right one because there are not many for
sale. When a client comes to our office the most important thing we do is listen to what they want. To purchase a house is one of the most important decisions people make in their lives, so it must be right. I always ask the client to tell me what their ideal type of property is. This is very important. As soon as they start talking and telling us what they want, we can start thinking about which urbanization and type of property is the best for them. When you sell a house, you can´t sell the house you want to the client, you must find the house that client is looking for. It’s as simple as that.”

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES

”I still buy my monthly magazine about interior design like I used to when I was 14. I still enjoy reading and learning about all the new interior design styles. I have 3 children, 2 of them are teenagers, so I always say that in the evening I become a taxi driver taking my children to all their after school activities. This keeps me very busy. I arrange activities with my 3 kids. That is my favourite plan. Life is too short and it’s important to enjoy the little things in life.”


AT HOME INMOBILIARIA

With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate sector, we facilitate and manage all the documentation and procedures so you don’t have to worry about anything.

www.inmoathome.com
+34 675 544 506
info@inmoathome.com
Avenida Mediterráneo 68, Urb. Sueño Azul, Gran Alacant Santa Pola 03130

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