Alcala la Real has a population of approximately 21,000 and is located between Cordoba and Granada however it falls within the Jaen province.
The town has an impressive fortress which looks magnificent when illuminated during the evening. It was a strategic stronghold during medieval times, and subsequently occupied by the Moors in 713. Alcala la real has been the scene of frequent battles between the Moors and the Christians over the years and the presence of both is still apparent around the Town.
Today it is a thriving Town and its weekly market brings people in from surrounding villages in the area.
Below are just a sample of the testimonials that we have received from our clients, and we are more than happy to put you in contact with them if you should require verification of these references.
We met Diane Heston after a disappointing viewing experience elsewhere. What a gem she is put us at ease straight away a fantastic viewing experience.
Although obviously acting on vendor's behalf she was always at the end of the phone or email.
Talked us through what was happening and what was going to happen every step of the way . Truly went above and beyond the call of duty .
I would highly recommend Diane Heston to anybody wishing to purchase in Spain.
Thank you Diane you're a star!
Wendy and Martyn
We first contacted Diane in early 2015, hoping to be on our way to Spain to find a perfect old-fashioned farm house to turn in to our perfect home, only for our house sale to fall through in the UK, putting everything on ice. Diane kept in contact with us, keeping our spirits up through a long game of snakes and ladders until we finally sold and completed. Under offer, we gave Diane a remit in June 2016 and she moved heaven and Earth to cram in as many viewings of suitable and available properties for us to see in a couple of days.
At no time were we put under any pressure or influence to commit towards any particular property but as she'd interpreted our requirements so well, we duly found ourselves with an accepted offer on the perfect place. Over the following few (rocky) weeks (thanks to everything from a Brexit vote to incomplete legal paperwork) she kept in contact with us whenever we asked, putting herself out to make sure we had all the information and support we needed. Like some of her previous satisfied buyers, we took her recommendation to use Jorge Retana (Lawyer) who complimented her excellence in customer service and whom I would similarly recommend. Diane could not have been more professional, helpful, honest and supportive and really has shamed the many other Agents we've had contact with over the years. Thank you so much Diane.
Richard & Karen
Villar Bajo - Martos
Hi Diane.....we just wanted to say thanks so much for the caring, professional and personal services we had when you sold our house for us.
It was a difficult time for us as we were unable to be in Spain due to ill health but you took care of everything and made the process easy and uncomplicated.
You have always gone above and beyond and you are an ambassador for Spain and you provide an honest and highly professional service.
Thank you again
Karen and Alan Higham
Words could not do justice to the superb service we received from Diane Heston, owner of Andalucian Property Sales. You cannot get much better than this for service, professionalism, and good honest care. There is no hard sell from Diane which was a breath of fresh air. Taking us round properties she let us make up our own minds about the properties we looked at. She is exceptionally honest about positive and negative aspects of each house we saw, which we appreciated very much. She puts a great deal of time and effort into ensuring that you are given correct information about your sale.
She gave us a step by step guide to buying in Spain, which was really helpful and her communication was second to none. Diane always answered or emails and texts quickly which was very reassuring. After sales service is incredible, Diane even took my husband to the bank to open an account - you would never get that in the UK!!! She is an incredibly hard working and dedicated lady who quickly becomes a good friend. We could not find any fault with Diane right from our first communication, she makes everything go smoothly. Diane recommended Jorge Retana, a superb lawyer, to deal with our legal matters, and, again, we received a faultless service. We would highly recommend Diane if you are thinking about buying property in Andalucia. We honestly do not believe you will get a better, more professional, honest and reliable service. Thank you so much Diane for helping us find our lovely home, you are amazing!!
Brian and Sandra , La Carrasca
I flew into Andalusia from Central America with a pretty tall order. I wanted to view properties and secure an accepted offer within 2 weeks. Working with Diane Heston was the best move I made. After a few emails and an informal discussion she whittled the number of properties to view down to a more realistic amount. She pointed out possible problems & imparted invaluable information (that other agencies failed to do). Although I was quite stressed to begin with, Diane's personality and knowledge of the area soon put me at ease and the whole process became a lot of fun. Requests to view properties a second or third time was never a problem for her. She even recommended an English speaking lawyer ( totally impartial I might add).
Thanks to Diane I was able to purchase a property within 6 weeks.
I highly recommend Diane and her company. She is honest, practical, informed and a lot of fun!.
Many thanks Diane, see you at Christmas.
Sarah Kinsella-Jones - Alcaudete
We recently sold our village house near Granada and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Diane Heston of Andalucian Property Sales both for her pleasant manner and for her honest, professional approach. Our sale ran into difficulties initially though through no fault of Diane's however she was reassuring and went out of her way to help and get things moving again. She kept us updated regularly, was always easy to contact via phone or email and immediately addressed any problems and replied promptly. I feel I've been dealing with a friend rather than an anonymous estate agent. Many thanks, Diane!
Hilary Moore - Escoznar
Thanks to your good services, we found the ideal house for us in Andalusia.Your excellent work and your sympathy helped us to find our place of pension in the sun.Thank you very much for all !!!
Patrick and Nicole
Would highly recommend Diane Heston she was very helpful and as she spoke English she put our minds at ease as it is a big step purchasing a property in a foreign country. Also after the sale she was still available to us for help and advice. She was a star thanks Diane.
Sue & Den (Chester)
Monte Lope Alvarez
We have finally completed on the purchase of our property in Andalucia.
The purchasing of this property was fraught with problems, non of which related to Diane Heston, but she took it upon herself to tackle each of the issues raised and brought them all to a successful resolution. Her professional and cheerful manner throughout helped us to stay positive. Dianne went more than the extra mile for us and even after completion she is still helping us making sure our transition from England to Spain goes without a hitch.
Without her help the completion would have been much harder. We started this journey as Clients and we have ended it as friends.
If considering buying in Andalucia speak with Diane first as she will pull out all the stops to find your dream home taking you through conception to completion and beyond.
Thank you Diane for your help, kindness and advice you kept us optimistic throughout and through you we now have our dream property.
Cant wait to be fully residing in it.
Patricia & Matthew Bailey
I found Diane Heston to be professional honest and trustworthy when selling my property recently would recommend Andalucian property sales.
I had to write a few lines as I am believer in giving credit where credit is due. I recently bought a property in Andalucia southern Spain using Diane Heston and Andalucian Property Sales this initially was a daunting task as I had never embarked on anything like this before.
Initial contact with Diane Heston via email and a subsequent series of calls certainly put my mind at rest dealing with someone who has lived and worked in the area for so many years certainly proved useful with my numerous and possibly annoying questions. Diane showed great interest in my needs and listen intently to what was important to me and was always patient with me with my constant bombardment of emails, calls and questions nothing was too much trouble for her.
When I finally met her I was delighted to meet such a professional, honest and trustworthy young lady with a great sense of humour too! The whole day was spent looking at properties that could well be suitable for my needs a selection of ones I had pre chosen and ones that she suggested would be suitable and by the end of the day my decision was made. It was not all about the properties it was the locations too and Diane had in-depth knowledge of each Town and Village we visited so for a first timer in the area this was not only impressive but invaluable for me.
The whole transaction was flawless she helped me with a full English speaking lawyer who again was professional personified and his whole legal approach meant that not once did I stress about the whole purchase process as Diane had already explained it to me he just actioned it.
I would fully recommend Diane Heston and her company Andalucian Property Sales to anybody who is thinking of making this leap of faith as I did a I can guarantee she will not let you down!
Thanks Diane I can not wait to move over full time now!
Totally Professional from start to finish. Always pleasant, always helpful even during the stressful bits ( and there were many ! ) Information and reassurance on progress whenever it was needed.
Their sensible approach to fees was a breath of fresh air compared to the many agents we dealt with during our time of trying to sell our property in The Campo.
We speak as we find. We found very well !!"
Philip & Gemma Cross
After many years of searching for our ideal property, Diane helped us find the one!
All of those meetings at Lidl car park in Alcala la Real, Di showed us numerous properties and out of the 56 properties we saw in June 15, two of our top 4 were shown to us by Di.
She worked tirelessly to find us a property and business that met our demanding criteria - Di was knowledgeable, friendly, honest, punctual and very professional. We enjoyed viewing property with her as she made long days really enjoyable. Even in 45 degrees heat she turned up the Aircon and showed us property after property (even missing Coronation street to show us one last property)
Di was great at keeping in touch used all modern communications well, phone, email, what's app, text. She was great at negotiating and made us feel at ease - we feel like we have made a friend in Di and will keep in touch with her and her builder husband in the future
I cannot recommend Diane and Andalucian Property sales highly enough she is great if you want to buy or sell in this part of Spain give her a call.....
David & Alan.
From Somerset. Now Iznajar Spain...
I just wanted to let you know how satisfied I have been with your services.
You proved efficient, hard working and cheerful right from the start, up to completion day.
I certainly would have no doubt whatsoever in recommended you.
Thank you again for all you have done to make the sale of my property so satisfactory.
Sheila Lillington Bennet.
Having now settled into our new home in Spain we wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your guidance and support throughout this process. We viewed many properties during our search with various estate agents and would have no hesitation in recommending your service to potential buyers/sellers. You were instrumental in guiding us to the right property and your never ending patience and professionalism have been invaluable to us. We were always assured of a speedy response to any queries we had and an honest and straightforward answer. We have been very impressed with the after care service you have provided too.
Thanks again for all your help.
Jackie and Brian
Thank you for acting as our agent to sell our house and land in Spain.
We had decided to market through selected agents as well as direct to ensure that we had as wide a coverage of potential buyers as possible but as it turned out, using you as an agent had the desired effect and you introduced the eventual buyers to us.
We understand from them that you didn't just show them houses but actually sat down with them and asked them how they saw their future lives in Spain, what sort of house they were looking for and even, whether they wanted a house with an income.
It is this attention to the needs of the buyer that brought our buyers to us and to a successful sale.
Dealing with you throughout the whole process has been a delight as you kept us fully informed of every detail and made sure that both we and the buyers were happy with every aspect.
Your introduction of the buyers to an English speaking lawyer helped them to understand the differences of buying a Spanish property and ensured a smooth sale for us.
Thank you again for your attention and for the very reasonable selling fee!
Steve & Wendy - Iznajar, Spain
The truth the whole truth and nothing but....do you want to feel safe? Do you want to be reassured that all is well and that the property is right?
When you have bought do you want to know that there is support and someone is on the end of the phone?
Look no further Diane Heston owner of Andalucian Property Sales of Martos is there!
Ask a question you will get an answer..how refreshing is that?
Harvey Lister - Castillo De Locubin
I am happy to write in praise of Diane Heston. She helped me identify an appropriate property and assisted all the way to completion. From the beginnings of email exchanges and short listing to viewing and then funds transfer and completion, her assistance was invaluable and her comprehensiveness, consistency and persistence were major factors in making the process relatively easy for me. I am pleased to recommend her to others considering property in Andalusia.
Denis Flores (Malta/Martos)
My partner and I have just completed on our dream holiday home in Andalucia and I felt I must write a few lines about Diane Heston and her team at Andalucian property sales based in Martos in the Jaen province.
From the first contact with her I realised she was a professional lady with integrity and put her clients wishes/wants and needs first, she listened to us to understand what it was we wanted then gently guided us to our ideal property. We were shown a good sample of properties all possible to suit our needs and she also helped us to make the final decision on what property suited us best.
There was no hard sell or pushing us as we had found with other agents just a gentle hand holding and constant support throughout the whole process,she even introduced us to a full English speaking lawyer Jorge who too was above and beyond professional throughout the whole process.
We took possession of our lovely new holiday home last week and were unable to attend in person the completion however we had 100% trust in Diane and Jorge to attend on our behalf and everything went smoothly.I can not thank Diane enough for coming to meet us quite late on Sunday evening to give us our keys, again just an example of where she goes the extra mile all these little things add up and that is why she is so successful and we wish her and her team continued success I have yet to meet such a genuine and hard working lady!
All the very best.
I recently sold my house in Alcaudete, Jaen and was very impressed by Diane's friendly professionalism. She was proactive throughout the period the house was on the market. Once I accepted an offer the sales process was quickly and efficiently completed. Diane was easily contactable and kept in touch throughout and promptly answered any query. I would highly recommend Diane Heston and her team at Andalucian Property Sales!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Diane Heston. From our initial enquiry to Andalucian Property Sales right through to completion of our Spanish property purchase Diane has been professional, straightforward, proactive, quick to respond, committed and a pleasure to work with. Prior to finding Diane and Andalucian Property Sales we had a number of disheartening experiences. However, from the outset it was clear that in Diane we had found a dedicated knowledgeable professional who listened to our requirements, worked hard to help find us our ideal property and communicated effectively all the way through. We would recommend Diane Heston to anyone looking to buy a home in Spain. Thank you Diane and Andalucian Property Sales!
Melanie & Tim
Having just moved to beautiful, friendly Ermita Nueva, entirely due to Diane Heston's help in discovering it, I have to add to her many testimonials. Diane responded more thoroughly and positively than almost any other individual or agent to my online searches over the whole of Southern Spain. She listened, offering friendly advice and information but was always professional and impartial. She drive us tirelessly around once our perfect shortlist was compiled. One of the 7 we viewed was the house we now live in.
She suggested a tried and tested Abogado who was incredibly thorough, and amongst lots further ongoing varied help and support, (too much to mention individually) even helped me source a cattery.
If you have compiled a list of horror stories on line or from unlucky expats about buying in Spain which might be putting you off, throw them out and contact Andalucian Property Sales. We met Claire in Diane's team, who was also friendly and helpful with some great ideas for future projects on our house. Thank you Diane.
From beginning to end we found Diane to be extremely Professional, Punctual, Dedicated & an all round genuinely nice person. She answered ALL our questions promptly & made our whole experience in selling our home a very smooth transaction.
I would/will whole heartedly recommend ANDALUCIAN PROPERTY SALES to everyone, whether it be buying or selling a property as Diane is an extremely knowledgeable lady with a warm, approachable personality.
Thank you once again Diane & on behalf of myself & Mark, may we wish you all the very best for the future! Xxx
Mark and Sharon Anne, Castillo de Locubin
We would like to thank Diane Heston and Andalucian Property Sales for all help finding our house. Diane have put up with all our stupid questions, she has been excellent and patient with us and help us in the best way. She informed us of the provinces were we looked at the houses, and also talked about what is happening in the area and what might be worth visiting.
As English is not our native language, Diane has been so patient and explained everything to us in the best way. She has also been so easy to get in touch with, when questions have come up. Even now after our purchase, she has helped us to get in order. We highly recommend her and am sure others will feel as special as Diane made us feel. Thanks so much for the help to find our paradise.
Maria and Peder Norrwie, Sweden.
As a streetwise boy living in the east end of London from the mid 40' to the 90's , I can only say that Diane would have given me a run for the money.
She was extremely helpful and couldn't have done more for me, she even arranged for the water supply to my property to be connected in about 4 hours. Probably never been done before in Spain (I understand from other Brits).
As I couldn't understand a word of Spanish she was invaluable to me and I have no hesitation in recommending her Company.
Dennis Clark - Shropshire
A quick note to say a BIG thank you to Diane Heston and her team at Andalucian Property sales for helping me find my little place in the sun.
Thank you for putting up with my constant stressing and silly emails you have been a true professional through it all never once tiring of me and offering me constant reassurance.
The legal team you recommended and the currency company again exceptionally professional and straight forward I really had nothing to worry about at all through the whole process. My only worries now are what colour to paint the walls!
Thank you again and I would not hesitate to recommend you and your services in the future.
Lucy and Roger Bartley - Croydon
Thank you Diane Heston and Andalucian Property sales for helping me find exactly what I wanted in Spain finally! I had had two previous trips with other agents who simply did not listen to my needs and requirements however you did hence a sale!
From the initial contact to the day of signing your were professional and extremely helpful and I know on more than one occasion you went above and beyond and I truly appreciate that.
Miranda Cole - Bristol
I found Diane and her team at Andalucian Property sales most helpful sending me regular details of property in my price range. The pictures were clear and showed most of the features.
On meeting Diane, I found her friendly, helpful and informative and although I did not purchase on my first visit, Diane kept up contact and property details.
On finding another place to view, details, phone conversations all reassured me and I decided to buy off the internet.
On visiting the house it was better than expected and the help to find lawyer and financial advice brilliant. I am now looking forward to life in Spain.
Christine Molson - Bobadilla
I would just like to send this Witness Testimonial to You and Andalucian Property Sales to say thank you for a fine job on the Sale of my House.
The Sale from Start to finish was handled in a very Professional Manner By Diane and her Team.
Although we had went through the Spanish Property Purchase Years before, it was so nice to hand our Property over to a very Professional Team , who took care of everything from start to finish .
After one short Phone Call to Diane telling her that i wanted to sell my property, she came to meet me at my House and after taking some great Photos and having a chat about the details, and the Work that was done to the property !!! it was on the Web Site for Sale within Days.
Diane made the process very simple for me with reference to all the Paper work as She and her Solicitor took care of everything as this can be a very daunting experience.
Once Diane secure a Client for the Property and after another short Phone Call the Sale was completed within 10 Days and all Money Transferred , what a fantastic Job .
I would Highly Recommend Diane and I would just like to say thank you for a wonderful Sale and making it so easy for me.
Jeff and I would like to say how very helpful Diane Heston was when buying our house in Castillo de Locubin. She was always on the end of the phone and nothing was too much trouble for her. Even after the sale she offered that we could phone her at any time with any questions. Would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Diane.
Val and Jeff Bedwell, Castillo de Locubin
After having been recommended to Diane Heston and her company Andalucian Property Sales by a good friend living in Andalucia for several years. When starting the process of trying to find and then buy a dream property for ourselves, we knew right from the beginning that we had been placed in the right hands.
Diane’s approach to everything was always very professional, but was also sympathetic, sincere and rather importantly, always honest. With not being afraid to be frank about certain aspects of a property or its location if required, offering clear and candid advise when felt required. Working hard to come up with suggestions and ideas.
She always listened to what we had to say, especially about what we thought we wanted as well as what we asked of her to do and then acted upon this. Culminating in her being able to determine and then find the idealest property for us, and one that ticked every box for us, which we have now bought.
And even the buying process, which we never imagined would the case, was made easy and simple and stress feee for us, with her recommendation of a fantastic legal partner. And we know from here on in, that with her after sale service, which is somewhat unique, we will if necessary be in good hands.
Thank you for all and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Diane and her company on to anyone… First class service, second to none…
Chris and Johannes, Sauerland, Germany
For anyone out there who is considering purchasing property in Andalucia, STOP...Don't do anything until you have spoken to Diane Heston.
My wife and I had spent months scouring the internet looking at properties and had also been out twice and met with various agents. I can honestly say that stumbling across her website was the best thing that could have happened as far as our dream of moving to Spain was concerned. From the outset Diane Heston, was helpful, polite, punctual and more importantly than all, honest. She was never afraid to give her frank and candid opinion on all matters housing, and once she had met us and got a feel for what we were after, managed to send through and source properties that continually met the mark.
Once we had found our paradise, Diane was permanently on hand to answer any question no matter how trivial. Using her vast network of contacts we had legal representation and insurance at good rates and all with helpful, professional staff. Thanks to her, our house purchase passed off without a hitch and was done with no stress whatsoever - impressive considering we were in a different country!
Not only was Diane the consummate professional during the purchase process, she was also able to offer a myriad of help from English/Spanish translation to having the locks changed on the property.
Diane, from Sarah and I a massive thanks for all of your hard work. I would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone...they were top notch. We definitely owe you a drink or three!!
Ben and Sarah, Priego de Cordoba
Just a few words to say what an absolute star Diane Heston is at Andalucian property sales I recently moved over to Spain and as yet do not speak the language. I bought my house off another local agent who seems not to understand the concept of after sales service. I contacted Diane and she has been fantastic helping me with all things legal, personal and sociable I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t have found her!!
Many thanks again Diane I will certainly be recommending you to all I meet and I am sure I will need your help again real soon!!
Eric Brackmore – Eastbourne now Martos!!
Diane Heston helped me with looking at several houses in Alcaudete and Martos. She even worked on a Bank holiday to show me. She showed me around the town of Martos and told me about the facilities in the town and that is where I decided to buy my house in Spain.
Diane has helped me in opening a bank account and recommending a very good lawyer and has served me in all the way you can ask for and even more!.
I can warmly recommend her if you are thinking of buying house in Martos or Alcaudete
Görel Axiö - Sweeden
Hello to all you people out there who want to sell your casa or cortijo in Spain. Get yourself along to Diane at Andalucian Property Sales for a first class service. When we put our casa on the market Diane kept us informed about all the viewings that were taking place and with her vast number of connections we soon had a buyer. Before and after the sale Diane was always available to answer any questions and made the whole process stress free. After the completion at the Notary, Diane’s last words were, “contact me any time if you need anything”. What more could you ask for.
Christine and Graham Carter Ventas de Carrizal
Diane, just a few words to let you know how pleased Carol and I are on the completion of the purchase of our new house. We want you to know that we were more than happy with the service, and the patience you gave us, it made us feel at ease and under no pressure at all, you were with us all the way through and you put yourself out for us, once again, many many thanks and may you continue as you are as we are sure that you will have many more happy and satisfied clientes.
John and Carol Fisher
The decision to move from Florida to Spain was not an easy one. But having lived here for 5 months now, we can honestly say it was the right one. The Spanish property market is fraught with pitfalls and unscrupulous estate agents.
Having met many agents on our numerous trips we were giving up hope of ever finding an agent who had OUR best interest at heart.
Then we met Diane Heston of Andalucian Property Sales. She listened to us and got to know us, our likes, dislikes etc
It is a testament to Diane’s dedication, professionalism, and knowledge that we are now in our new sunny home. She found us the perfect property and we have no reservation in recommending Diane and her team to anyone.
And in fact would urge you to use her as your Real Estate professional.
John & Julie Kennedy
We found Diane straight forward, no nonsense, direct answers to all questions . Very friendly with a good sense of humour which put us at ease. We would recommend Diane above all the other local agents. Diane goes the extra mile and helps and advises on all aspects relating to relocating to Spain.
Fred and Jean
I recently sold my house very quickly through Andalucian Property Sales. I have known the owner, Diane Heston, for years and have always been confident in her professional and personable manner. With regard to my sale, I was quite pleased with the way she identified the needs of the buyers who found just what they were looking for when they viewed my home. The people who purchased my house wanted a quick transaction, and Diane bent over backwards to ensure that the whole process was completed in just two weeks without any snags. Whether you´re looking to buy or sell, I recommend Andalucian Property Sales without hesitation.
Robert Waltz – Alcala La Real
At last we have finally made our purchase and its all thanks to Diane Heston at Andalucian Property sales! We have spent the past few months trawling website and dealing with agents some good some bad. Diane was professional from the beginning from our first contact via the internet and email, then chatting with us but most importantly listening. Our viewing day was great fun and we saw everything we asked to see along with some similar properties Diane had carefully selected for us. The professional way in which we were dealt with along with her warmth and friendly personality made the whole process very straight forward and nothing was ever too much trouble. We just can’t wait now to settle in and start enjoying our new home!
Elena and Charlie – Martos/Slough
Just a few words to express our sincere gratitude to you Diane and your team at Andalucian Property sales. We started looking last year for a property in Andalucia however was bombarded with emails and phone calls from agents all trying to sell sell sell.
From start to finish you were professional, friendly, humourous and human and always seemed to have our best interest at heart and that is why we warmed to you and trusted you so quickly above some other agents we came across.
With your help, support and your legal team we have found our little piece of Spain and are so excited about moving over permanently at the end of year.
I cannot thank you enough for everything Diane and I look forward to seeing you on a social basis in the near future!!!!
Pam and Alan Hunt, Exeter
I would just like to say a BIG thank you to you Diane Heston for all the hard work you put into marketing and selling our Property. After having it on the market for some time we were getting very frustrated with other agents in their lack of interest in promoting it on our behalf!
I have to say you were like a breath of fresh air..you came when you said, you always kept appointments and gave us honest and open feedback not feedback that your thought we wanted to hear but the truth!
We are sad to be leaving Spain but circumstances have taken the decision away from us, however your professionalism, genuine interest in your clients and comitment have helped us move on.
Best of luck for the future however I don’t think you will need it many thanks again.
Jean and Allan Hall - Martos/ Birmingham
My dreams have finally come true and it's all thanks to Campo Construction/Andalucian Properties. They helped meto find the house of my dreams so quickly and the process of paperwork, banking and legal communication was made so easy for me thanks to their professional services.
Campo Construction are helping me with the necessary renovations so that the house will be waiting for me to move into very soon.
Thank you Campo Construction/Andalucian Properties for helping me achieve my life-long dreams of buying my dream house in Andalucia!
After trawling the internet for months and having wasted time with other estate agents we came across Diane Heston of Andalucian property sales. What a refreshing change!!A hard working legal honest and trustworthy lady who knew her stuff! It was a pleasure viewing properties and she actually listened to our needs and only showed us properties that fitted what we wanted. At no time did we feel pressured or bullied as we had with other agents, everything was relaxed and at our own pace.We found our own little place in the sun in just one day with Diane’s support and guidance and now can’t wait to move over and start our new life in Spain. Since buying the property Diane has also been there as support for us helping us with important and legal things and minor things..she really is a one stop shop and we are delighted we found two little gems, one being our new home and the other being Diane! We consider Diane and the team at Andalucian property services as friends now not business associates and will be looking forward to sharing a few local vinos with them!
Thanks again all
Dennis and Joyce Parkinson, Martos Jaen
After 8 months or so of trying to get our electricity reconnected and the leak in our roof fixed we decided we should finally look for an alternative contact for our property in Spain, patient is a virtue apparently but after 8 months, our virtue packed its ruck sack and went to look for a cliff. Whilst on a frantic search of tinterweb we chanced upon Campo construction and dropped them an email. Bloody hell fire! Within days Andy had emailed us, rang us, been up on our roof, sent us a quote, been to get a license and was up on the roof repairing the afore mentioned leak, Diane had been on the phone to the Electricity company had the bill on her desk and booked an appointment with us, the electricity company and the bank to sort out payment and direct debits for when we arrived.
Not only where they professional, competent and legal, they were also jolly nice too!
Not so much a breath of fresh air, more like a very welcome tornado!
Thanks for all your help
John & Lucy
We would like to thank both you Diane and Andy Heston for all your help and support in looking after our property in Spain. It is a god send to have you on hand to help with anything that arises in Spain whilst we are living in England. Thank you for sorting out the electric and water bills and helping us with our wealth tax.
Steve and Martin, Alcaudete
My family and I recently found ourselves in an impossible situation and close to being homeless. I cannot stress enough how without the help and support of Diane and Andy Heston we would not have got through it.
They went above and beyond the call of duty to help us from translations, legal paperwork, taking care of our possessions and even found us a property to rent!
Thanks again for all the support and making a hideous situation a little more bearable.
When we contacted your Company ,we were almost giving up hope! But you did it - Your service was great , from our first contact to sale completion . We now have a cute little farmhouse . A very big THANK YOU Diane, Recommend you ? 101% Looking forward to working alongside Andy & his team.
Margaret , Denis, George.Bath ,Somerset , Marlborough ,Wiltshire
NIE / Residencia / Empadronmiento
We offer accompanied trips to Jaen or Granada to ensure a stress free completion of legal paperwork and documentation.
We work closely and can offer you access to professional English speaking lawyers who can arrange wills, taxes, house sales and purchases along with assistance and support in setting up a business.
We can offer a full range of insurance services from house to car and pet to travel all with English speaking agents locally based.
Importing an English car into Spain can often be a mine field. However, we can offer you a complete import service covering all the necessary paperwork and taxes. We work closely with local garages in Alcala La Real, Martos, Castillo de locubin and Alcaudete .
Bank Accounts and Currency
We can assist you with the opening and the maintenance of a Spanish bank account along with working closely with two of the biggest exchange companies in Spain to ensure you always get the best possible exchange rate available.
Visiting a doctor, dentist or vet along with a language barrier can be both worrying and stressful! We can make appointments and accompany you and translate on your behalf.
We offer a complete and comprehensive cleaning service individually tailored to our client needs. Services range from a general clean on an ad hoc basis, a deep full clean or a rental change over clean. In addition to this service we also offer a washing and ironing service where we can arrange your laundry to be collected and returned direct to you. We provide all of our own cleaning products and our cleaners are all vetted and subject to regular inspection checks.
Caring for and manually watering your plants and flowers in your absence, weeding and pruning and general tidying up of the garden area.
Resident's holiday packages
As a resident in Spain you may wish to take a holiday but worry that your property may lie empty. However we can make regular checks on your home in your absence.
Key holder services
We can hold your key securely and make it available only to people that you give prior permission to.
There are times after severe weather that it may well be necessary to check your property for any damage or problems. We can offer a service to do this as either part of the key holder service or through a full property management scheme.
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Located on the West side of the Sierra Sur region of the province of Jaen Alcaudete has a population of twelve thousand inhabitants and many historically important buildings.
The landscape from the Town is of rolling olive trees and a wealth of nature reserves. The via Verde, a new way of making use of the old abandoned railway passes through here and is ideal for walkers or cyclist.
The Moors built the first fortress during the 8th and 9th Century as protection, the castle seen there today was rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries by order of the Calatrava and boasts a commanding hilltop position. The church in front, the Santa Maria was build over the site of a Muslim mosque between the 15th and 17th Centuries and its two huge imposing doorways are decorated with huge columns.
This bustling little market Town has everything to offer that you could need with shops, banks, bars and restaurants with a weekly Saturday market rich in heritage.