My wife had been visiting Olvera for a little over 4 years to see friends. It was in 2012 – on our Ruby wedding anniversary – when she surprised me with the gift of Calle Zorilla, a gorgeous 3-storey townhouse on a quiet traffic-free road in the heart of the town. It was just the project I was looking for and we spent the next 3 years refurbishing and turning a house into a home.
Ann-Marie and Zoe are such perfectionists; their knowledge of the Spanish legal system faultless, and having Spanish speaking agents is priceless. Professional hand-holding is their forte.
In 2015 we decided to purchase a larger property and we returned once again to Olvera Properties. They presented a wide and varied collection of properties for viewing – and once again their talent and expertise were seamless.
I’m penning this little missive in the kitchen of our new home – we have just reached the first anniversary of moving in.
Our ‘Picture Postcard’ townhouse is now for sale – guess which agents we’re using.
I first went house-hunting in 2007 in Olvera and met OlveraProperties and as a result bought a large ‘wreck’, to reform. I loved that house and had a vision of how I wanted it to look from day one. This project happened during the financial slump, which was a financial stretch, but I still loved the outcome and felt that my heart was in it. In the meantime I found another project (a glutton for punishment!) which had the potential for those wonderful views from Olvera. Zoe and AnneMarie managed to sell the first house for me during this time, which was marvellous! AnneMarie then helped me with the reform of the second house which was a big commitment from her. Then my family and friends spent glorious evenings on the roof terrace watching Olvera’s magnificent sunsets and chatting to neighbours and their visitors – across the rooftops, which was special. (-:
On my retirement I recently sold the second house once again with Anne-Marie and Zoe’s help. All through this nine year process Zoe and then also AnneMarie have been there to help with the occasional issues as they happened. One important thing that Olveraproperties provided was continuity, not just during the purchase, but afterwards, right up until selling the property on.
…and now that I don’t have a house in Olvera, I miss the convenience of booking a break away whenever I feel like it and going to my own home from home. I also miss walks and bike rides on the lovely Via Verde.
I highly recommend Olvera Properties, if you are looking at using a service that is professional, friendly and most of all trustworthy, then you can do no wrong. They really do go out of their way to help, and I don’t think I would have got a sale on property without them. I was in a position that I had to sell my home, but regrettably lived outside of Spain, and was not in a position to visit on a regular basis. Olvera properties looked after everything for me, and I couldn’t be happier.
Nine years ago I discovered Olvera….& I never looked back! From my first contact with Olvera Properties, I felt confident that they understood my requirements, & were able to show me houses that were very suitable. I very swiftly decided on my favourite & returned a month later to confirm the purchase. From then on, everything went so smoothly with all aspects of the purchase, & very quickly, I became the proud owner of my very own little place in the sun.
Forward nine years, with a bit more money in the bank, I have recently bought property number two, one which ticks every box on my long list! Negotiations were conducted on my behalf with the vendor, & signing took place in January. Throughout, Anne-Marie & Zoe have been amazing, thorough & helpful. Plus, their extensive knowledge of local, trustworthy tradesmen & “all things Spanish”…..ie, burocracy!!!….is incredible! I can’t praise & thank them enough for making my dreams come true.
The whole process of purchasing a property in Olvera was unbelievably so painless due to the professional assistance of Zoe and Ann Marie
They both go the extra mile to helping you throughout the whole process. …..I know it’s a cliche but we definitely couldn’t have done it without you both.
We would have no reservations in recommending Olvera Properties to anyone……..keep doing what you are doing and being yourselves…..thank you so much.
We were looking for our place in Spain.About 20 years I left Spain after having lived there for over 7 years.Although there are lots of magical spots throughout the country, it’s thanks to Zoe and AnneMarie that we found our little paradise. Next to a river right into nature.Thank you so much for guiding us through the whole procedure and helping us out with all the papers.Kind regards, nathalie & johan.
We recently sold our house through Olvera Properties. Anne-Marie made it a pleasurable experience. She was helpful and professional all the way through. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you once again Anne-Marie.
We bought a wonderful house through Anne-Marie and Zoe of Olvera Properties. The property was inexpensive. Regardless, Zoe answered all questions patiently and promptly before we went to see the properties themselves. Anne-Marie showed us around with great enthusiasm, curtesy and patience. It took us 2 days to find our place, and, again helped by Anne-Marie make an offer which was accepted!
Anne-Marie could not have been more helpful and professional in the run up to completion 1 month later and assisted us at every stage of the purchase. Including aspects which they really weren’t responsible for.
We are very grateful for everything they have done for us.
We cannot recommend them too highly.
Dr Romana Hope-Mason and Patrick Mearns
Tony and I would never have been able to realise our dream without Anne-Marie and Zoe from Olvera Properties. We met them at A Place in the Sun in September 2014 and we hadn’t considered Olvera or Cadiz before but they were so nice and gave such a good feeling to us that on our viewing trip to the Granada region in November 2014 we diverted for few days to look around Olvera. They found us some where ideal to rent and we spent two days viewing with Anne-Marie. As we walked around the town she seemed to know and be on good terms with everyone and she lives there, so our good feeling were reinforced as we knew she was going to be honest and reliable as it was her home too. We saw our house on the first day and then went back for a second viewing on day two fully supported all the time and with lots of patience as we must have seen about 15 houses.
Zoe was also excellent as we offered and counter offered in December and we were delighted with the final price and deal. We exchanged in February and all the things you think of and many we hadn’t were taken Care of as we were led by the hand right the way through. We still rely on Anne-Marie and Mark her partner hugely as they translate letters, and arrange builders and jobs etc providing excellent support all the way that we absolutely trust. I would fully recommend Olvera Properties to anyone considering buying in Spain, even if you haven’t thought of Olvera before, everyone involved has been absolutely first class on every interaction.