It started with a phone call….. and ended with a beautiful villa in San Miguel de Salinas!!
Where to start? Having worked in the travel industry myself previously for 18 years I read reviews all the time and think, that’s great marketing but I wonder how true that is?
Well wonder no more about Homes Overseas, because you really do get the real deal! Outstanding from the very start right to the end….. Nothing is too much trouble – they are one in a million.
We started our search for a home in Spain like most people do watching a place in the sun, going to Spanish exhibitions and trawling the internet for suitable homes. Having made some on-line enquires via ‘A Place in the Sun’ website, before I knew it I had what seamed like every man in Spain calling me trying to book me appointments and after a week I had lost the will to live! I was more confused than when I started. Then I had the good fortune to speak to Homes Overseas and it was at that point I decided I would only use this company to check out properties.
Best decision we ever made! They picked us up in resort and took us to all the properties we wanted to view – there was no hidden agenda, they weren’t pushy and we felt under no pressure! They even took us round the beaches and the local area so we could get a feel for the place.
Everything was explained fully about purchasing a property, taxes, fees and the process.
We had a fantastic experience with Homes Overseas and we trust them completely! True diamonds that will look after you from start to finish, wont pressure you, are honest and will tell it like it is. The service you get will be second to none and we have already recommended Homes Overseas to our friends who are looking to buy. Well done to the team at Homes Overseas – truly OUTSTANDING
Sam & Dave
Having searched the internet for 18 months, we decided to visit the Murcia region to look around at different areas. When we finally found the particular are we were happy with, we then visited the local estate agents where one in particular (as seen on Ch4) even told us that we wouldn’t get anything for our budget! Somewhat dispirited, we returned home to try again on the net.
We started searching again and made an online enquiry for a property that we knew in our chosen area. We then quickly had a call off the team at Homes Overseas who gave us all the info of what they do etc and how they differ from the normal estate agents.
Next we arranged to go back out to Spain and were met at our hotel by Matt with a selection of properties prepared for us to view. We viewed them all but fell in love with the 3rd of these. Matt then negotiated the deal with the sellers and saved us €4,000 on the price. The rest was easy as Matt knew the job off-pat and ensured that everything was in place for us, including the lawyer, notary, NIE numbers, bank account and Power of Attorney.
We really could not have done this without the ‘Homes Overseas’ team and Matt himself is always there if you need any info or guidance and will go out of his way to help.
Thank you guys.
Tony and Ann
Matt and Jane both listened carefully to what we wanted and made sure they presented properties to us that would be suitable for our needs. Matt then showed us not only the immediate vicinity of the property we selected, but also the surrounding areas so that we could get a good idea of the lifestyle and feel of the region.
When the purchase of our first selected property fell through, Matt went out of his way to help us find another in the last day before we flew back home. We were also very pleased when Matt recommended power of attorney to make the entire process easier for us. He even helped us complete in a surprisingly short time.
Matt and Jane are friendly and professional. They really go out of their way to ensure their customers are happy.
After over two years of dreaming of owning our own place in the sun, we were amazed that Matt and Jane brought that dream to life in under two months. We cannot recommend them enough!
Joanna and Neville. x
We bought our dream home thanks to Matt and Jayne from Homes Overseas. Jayne was our first point of contact and was very informative and helpful from the get go. We then met Matt when we went to Spain for the actual viewings and he was with us every step of the way, he listened to what we wanted and more importantly what we didn’t want. In the four days we were there he organised solicitors and power of attorney for everything to be organised in our absence. When we returned home he was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions or concerns that we had . From beginning to end we can’t fault their professionalism, knowledge and understanding of a very sceptical, scary yet exciting experience.
Our second visit has ended with finding our home in Pinar De Campoverde. Without the team at ‘Homes Overseas’ I am not sure we could not have done this. We have ridden the emotional roller-coaster ? bigtime and right the way through we have had their support. We are now looking forward to heading down to the sunshine permanently in December and would recommend this company and to anyone. We look forward to welcoming you to our home guys and enjoying some great nights ahead together! #5starservice
A big thank you to ‘Homes Overseas’ for helping us to find our new home in the sun. As complete novices to buying in Spain, they walked us through everything from the legal side of things, the pros and cons of various areas, solicitors, banks, the works! Nothing was too much trouble and I have to say that sentiment has also continued long after the purchase of our house. Whenever we need any help or advice, (or sometimes just reassurance about the way things work and that we’re doing the right thing), the guys are always there for us.
Would highly recommended this company as nothing was too much trouble!
Ron & Marilyn
Big thank you to Jane for helping me with locations in Spain that suited me best for my needs and to Matt for arranging all the viewings. It was relaxed and exciting and I could not of bought my perfect home in the best location if it wasn’t for these two at ‘Homes Overseas’. Very professional and would highly recommend.
I started dealing with Jane initially and we were all over the place about what we wanted and where we would like to be. We had an offer on our property in the UK and were so excited we booked the flights and accommodation to go and take a look around with these guys. Sadly our house sale fell through and although we were very upset Jane was so understanding and supportive with us. We agreed to go ahead and take a look and this is where we met Matt. Even though we were not in a position to go ahead he spent 2 days with us narrowing our search down until he found us the perfect are to live. He also arranged with people to show us around properties and he hit the nail on the head with the first one. Not stopping there, he booked an appointment with us to set up Spanish bank accounts and also introduced us to people who were very professional and I believed genuinely cared. We had news back home that there was a great chance ours would sell only to be let down again. Emotional roller coaster time kicked in again but once again these guys were there to support and reassure us that it will happen sooner or later. We never felt under any pressure and whilst Matt was helping answer all our queries in Spain, Jane was at the end of the phone been supportive as ever. I could not recommend these people enough and plan to return once our house sells to do business with these fabulous people. I would like to think we also gained two friends from this experience in Matt and Jane. My advice to anyone looking to buy is just to be honest and upfront with your current circumstances, whilst these guys are lovely people they still have a living to be had and families to feed. I am from a sales background and all I asked from my clients was to be up front with me just like we have been with these guys. Here is to the future guys and hopefully we will be out again soon to sort the paperwork out. HASTA PRONTO MIS AMIGOS!
I made an enquiry and received a call from Jane who was most helpful. She was very professional and friendly and was not at all pushy, she listened to exactly what I wanted and arranged for viewings of a selection of properties that ticked the right boxes and did not waste my time. I would highly recommend this company.
I recently purchased a Spanish property in the Lomas De Cabo Roig area of Costa Blanca, we did this through ‘Homes Overseas’ with Matthew Austin. I have to say it was a journey! But Matthew steered us along very professionally, he was at all times jovial and fun to be around, nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy a house in Spain.
Matt was recommended to us by a friend that had already purchased their dream property , with his help a year earlier. From first telephone contact to completion of our purchase Matt was always available to answer questions and support us through the process. He was able to show us numerous properties based on our preferred criteria and budget. Nothing was ever too much trouble . We were able to complete the process in 4 weeks and Matt was able to get regular updates from our Solicitor , that we had appointed Power of Attorney to enable us to stay in UK until completion date , making it less stressful.
As a retired couple in our late 60/70s we initially thought we were too old to be making such big lifestyle changes, however after meeting Matt we knew this was something we could do.
We have now been proud owners of our house for 3 months and are so pleased we made the decision to buy. We have since recommended Matt to others because we were so impressed with the service we received.
David & Jacquie Brown
We met up with Matt on the Friday morning to start our property hunting. Our first impressions of Matt were that he was very friendly and so easy to get on with and he really listened to our needs. We spent the first day getting to know the area better in which we wished to buy which was essential for buying a property in the perfect location for us. Matt had lots of properties lined up for us to view and we found the perfect one on day two. Matt was very knowledgeable of the area, the properties he showed us and has helped us through every single step from putting in an offer to completion.
We cannot thank Matt enough for everything he has done for us. His cheerfulness, energy and enthusiasm for his job is second to none, What a thoroughly lovely man who we hope to spend more time with on our Spanish holidays.
We recently bought an apartment in Los Dolses, Orihuela Costa. Having been approached by many agents after expressing interest, we chose ‘Homes Overseas’ to show us around a range of properties. We were shown many places, some good but in the wrong area for us. We spent a couple of days with Matt in November 2017, a great experience, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. This enabled us to narrow our search and on our return we met up again and went out for more investigations with Chloe. We finally found the property and we eventually bought in February of this year.
Throughout the process, we were impressed with the friendliness and professionalism shown by ‘Homes Overseas’. Leah helped so very well with paperwork issues, and Dawn was excellent, with power of attorney (which I would recommend) she helped sort out our NIE numbers, opened our bank account and set up all our main direct debits. When we came in April to pick up the keys Dawn came with us to the bank and sorted the final details.
All in all ‘Homes Overseas’ made this experience as problem free as they could. They were professional and had our interests at heart we felt. We’d like to thank Matt, Chloe, Leah and Dawn for their endeavours and we are now happily ensconced in our Spanish abode! We have no hesitation in recommending Matt and the team!
Thank you for two hard days of property searching. I know we were demanding and not your normal buyers, having lived in Spain for many years already, so this was a big challenge for you but with the last house on the second day, you found THE house. WOW! my face and your face and my dance on the rooftop must have been a picture! Since buying the house (which you made an absolute breeze) and completing within three weeks, we flew out to collect keys, were met by you at our hotel and took us to house then went shopping for the necessity’s. Since then you have been there for us with any help we have needed and you are always on end of a phone anytime. Matt thanks for going that extra 20 miles. You have now become a great friend I would recommend to anyone who is going to buy in Spain – use Matt. He will ensure that all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed and ensure a smooth buy. Thanks Matt.
Bill, Tina & family
I first approached ‘Homes Overseas’ in mid 2017 enquiring about a house Villamartin. I had a very informative conversation with Jane who explained the process of buying in Spain and how they worked as a company.
I decided at the time that we would wait until after Christmas to look again so we could raise some more funds, but things changed and after speaking with Jane again, booked a trip in mid November.
I was met at the airport by Matt who then took me to my hotel ready for the next day.
Matt picked me up in the morning and gave me a very comprehensive tour of the coast from los alcazares up to Punta Prima, showing me lots of lovely towns I never knew existed, this lasted the whole day. I can’t stress enough how much this helped in making my decision the following day, the places I thought I wanted to be turned out to be totally wrong.
The following day we looked at a number of properties and up and down the coast and finally found our dream house.
We completed on the 29th of December with no hassle at all, Matt drove me to Murcia to the notary, to sign forms, to furniture shops, even to the odd restaurant!
Matt was so helpful and in my opinion went over and above to make our buying experience as smooth as possible.
My wife and I can’t thank Matt and his team enough for all they have done for us, and I truly believe we found the best agents in Costa Blanca.
Matt has been totally professional throughout and very knowledgeable about the various areas on the Costa Blanca. Nothing was too much trouble and there was none of the pressure selling we have experienced with other companies. A very honest and trustworthy person who we would happily recommend to anyone. Thank you for your time and friendship.
Me and my husband Mark met Matt and found him extremely approachable and friendly. We looked at a few property’s and fell in love with one of them. He had listened to what we wanted in our holiday home and found one for us which was perfect.
If Matt hadn’t helped us with our daunting task we never would have found the right property – he helped us with every aspect from start to finish and become a great friend. I’d recommend him to anyone wanting to buy their dream property abroad.
Love, Nicola. x
Thank you Matt for helping us find our dream home and for making my dream of 30 years or more come to fruition.
I know I drowned you in emails, properties and texts but at no time did you complain. Every property we sent you, you did your research, obtained keys and shown us round all the properties we wanted to see.
You also shown us additional properties which you thought may suit our needs.
From the minute you picked us up, to our return journey to the airport, you never left our side. Nothing was too much trouble.
You gave us a great insight into the whole of the coast, driving us to places that were beautiful. Showing us what we thought were too far away, were easily accessible and all within 20 minutes of a car or bus journey. Our first day was spent entirely seeing places of interest which you willingly drove to all day to ensure no place had been left that we couldn’t get to under our own steam.
The second day we viewed almost 20 properties and by the end of the day we had found our perfect house.
Our third day was spent opening a bank account, a solicitors appointment and the notary. All of this, through your contacts, was seamless and everything completed in that one day. Scary but exciting at the same time.
The whole of our experience from start to finish was hugely enjoyable thanks to all the hard work you had put in before our visit, during our visit and when we got home. We also managed to fit in a few drinks and lunches along the way.
The aftersales service you have offered once we have completed on the purchase is also extremely helpful to us both. Offering to take us to furniture places so we can furnish our property on our first trip back to pick up our keys again makes the whole process a simple and stress free journey.
We can’t wait for our next trip back to our new home in September.
Thank you Matt for being the perfect choice in realising our dreams. You will be our friend and a permanent fixture in our memories for a lifetime.
Love from Anne & Gary
For many years it has been our dream to purchase a home in Spain. We were unsure which region to head for and having visited Costa Blanca many years ago on a viewing trip, we decided to have another look at the area.
We arranged a trip with Matt and flew into Murcia airport to meet him. Well, from the moment we met we talked non stop. We had already communicated our requirements , likes, dislikes and essentials for our new home. Over a coffee on arrival we discussed this further. Matt was a great listener and very patient as Phil and I had not totally agreed on what we wanted, which didn’t help. He was not fazed by this and said he would arrange extensive viewings for the next day and would adjust the list of what we viewed based on our reactions to each property.
I was keen to get started viewing but Matt insisted we spend sometime getting to know the areas on our first day. He escorted us around the coastal areas and inland within a 10 minute drive of the beach. We had regular stops to walk around and explore the local areas and by the end of the day we really felt we knew which areas we preferred and were excited for what the next day would bring.
We viewed many properties, found exactly what we were looking for and instantly knew it was the one. Matt encouraged us to continue our viewings and we eventually returned to the one which we are now the proud owners of.
After a previous viewing trip 10yrs ago, I anticipated high pressure selling, all new properties and fully expected not to buy in such a short visit. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong!! Matt was amazing, he really understood what we wanted, I think he was as excited as us to find the right property.
After a celebratory drink and dinner, we knew without a doubt that we had made the right decision. Matts personality and business expertise were the key to us feeling confident to buy.
Matt assisted and drove us around to complete the necessary legalities, deposit, bank accounts and finding a solicitor. Nothing was too much trouble. The house purchase completed on-time , despite it being over the Christmas period. I continued to pester with many questions during the process and he was always available with the necessary info. We have had our property now for several months and still Matt continues to help us with anything. Even teaching Phil a thing or two about golf and taking me shopping!
Thanks for everything Matt. See you soon.
Pat and Phil Day
We’d been looking for a property in Spain for around 6 months but with no joy with other agents, we came into contact with Matt who suggested we went out to Spain to get a feel for the area (this was not something we were offered from other agents). We landed on a Friday morning and were greeted by Matt at the airport who gave us a tour of the local areas, beaches and tourist attractions which we had shown interest in. This was a very relaxed affair with no hard sales pitches. On the Saturday we started to look for our holiday home, at the 2nd property Matt struck gold and we loved it, we really didn’t need to look any further. Matt was the only agent to actually listen to what we wanted and delivered just that.
Matt is a thoughtful man who gave us the confidence to complete the sale within 4 weeks. Matt drove us to the bank, solicitor, notary and even looked after the children whilst we arranged the financials 4 weeks later. An excellent professional service delivered with excellence and precision.
Hi, would like to say a big thank you to Matt for helping with us with our search for a property in Spain . He was extremely helpful and polite throughout. Thank you matt for helping us on our journey in Spain.