Rinus... a familiar feeling
After an intensive preparation we went to see houses on the Costa Blanca, roughly the area between Denia and Alicante, in September 2013, armed with quite a few appointments with real estate agents. In our selection there were also a number of homes from the site Houses in Spain. This brought us into contact with Rinus.
Compared to the other real estate agents, Rinus almost immediately had a familiar feeling. He is competent, honest, independent, takes his time, pays attention to people and above all: has a listening ear. He doesn't push you in a certain direction.
Choice of advisor
Eventually there were 2 houses left in Moraira. Although these houses were not in the portfolio of Houses in Spain, we decided to hire Rinus in the buying process.
And we did not regret that.
The house in Moraira that it finally became was sold out of an inheritance. This gave extra complications. Because we have kept our finger on the pulse at every step, it was very pleasant to work with someone (in this case Rinus) who didn't think a question was too crazy and who communicated openly all the time. This enabled us to make the right decisions at a number of crucial moments. The case is also described on the site of Houses In Spain (Buyers tips, Buying from an inheritance).
Very pleasant was also the support in obtaining the NIE numbers, overwriting the water supply and the electricity connection, among other things.
The purchase of a house is not nothing and especially not in a country like Spain where something like this goes quite differently than in the familiar Netherlands. It is precisely in this situation that a trusted advisor is important and we have appreciated this very much in Rinus.