"In early 2011 I embarked on a search for a holiday home in Javea. Being a very fussy customer, after many months and a few disappointments along the way I found exactly the right place and am now the very proud owner of a wonderful apartment exactly where I want to be! Throughout this time, Javeacasas and in particular Dawn Nott has been literally by my side, researching, sorting out appointments, driving me all over Javea and generally providing fantastic advice and support, whether in Javea itself, or by email. Always available its seems and always willing to offer a view. No pressure whatsoever, just good honest and completely trustworthy advice and fantastic knowledge of the local area. I always felt she was acting in my best interests and she really got a good feel for exactly the sort of place I was looking for. She saved me huge amounts of time and really lived through this whole process with me, providing me with great contacts along the way, right from the beginning all the way through to the final signing of the contract. And of course, not to mention Steve in the background, who I know was also actively looking on my behalf for the right place. Even now, they are my first port of call if I need any help or advice. If you're looking for really good, knowledgeable advice and help, coupled with a friendly smile, then you need look no further than Dawn and Steve in Javeacasas. I can (and have done already done so to friends and collegues at work!) thoroughly recommend their service. You won't be disappointed.
Jeff Mason, Brussels, November 2011
I had never purchased a property overseas before and was a little apprehensive going into the process. I had also never been to Javea so wasn’t very knowledgeable about the local area and the types of properties that may be available. After searching for property agencies on the internet I stumbled across the Javea Casas website and once I made contact with Steve and Dawn the whole process was much easier and they were able to put my mind at rest about the complexities of purchasing there. I gave Steve the features of the type of property I was looking for and he had a list made up before I arrived which filled 2 days of searching. Throughout the whole process I felt no pressure to choose any one property and Steve always emphasised I should be patient until I find the right one. He was very much on my side, acting on my behalf through the viewings, the negotiations and the purchase after the offer was accepted. As a result I felt relaxed about taking my time and became the owner of a beautiful villa which is exactly what I was looking for. He has also lived in the area for over 20 years and has immense local knowledge he is always willing to share. However, that was only the beginning of Steve’s assistance in this process. He introduced me to a lawyer with whom I am extremely happy – the lawyer was efficient, friendly and vastly experienced in dealing with such purchases. I had also been told by another agent the process of obtaining a NIE number in Denia would take 2 to 3 weeks and would require a further visit – Steve sorted that out in a couple of hours and personally went to collect the paperwork on my behalf. Furthermore, since the purchase he has been extremely helpful in putting me into contact with trustworthy people to help me take care of the property, install security etc. I can say without reservation that the help I received and continue to receive from Steve and Dawn has been invaluable and without them I doubt whether I would have even completed a purchase, let alone have a property that perfectly fits my criteria going into the search. I’m extremely grateful for their help over the past 12 months and have no hesitation in recommending their services and local knowledge to anyone thinking of buying property in the Javea area.
Nigel Collier, August 2011
Now that we are settled in our new home, we would like to express our appreciation to Javea Casas. The professional service and personal attention we received from Dawn and Steve was exceptional. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts helped us in our search for the right house. After patiently going through listings and explaining the buying process with us, they made sure we got the best value purchase for our new home. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Javea Casas to help you in what is a life changing move. We could not have asked for a better service to guide us through the process.
Valerie & Ken Knight, August 2011
We were looking for a holiday home in Spain and, having visited friends in their villa in Jávea, we decided to look around for a property in the area ourselves. As a family with teenagers we felt that Jávea, with its beautiful Old Town, attractive Port and lively Arenal, had something for all of us. Our first step was to look on the Internet and our search came up with a baffling number of properties and areas. Amongst the sites though we found Jávea Casas and got in touch with Steve Nott. He responded to our enquiry quickly and seemed quite promising. Having bought abroad before we were a little cautious. However Steve sounded as though he knew the market well and appreciated what we were looking for in terms of price, accommodation and area. Over the next few weeks he sent us details of houses and villas that he thought might interest us, until we had put together a shortlist of about 25. At that point we flew to Jávea and spent two and a half days with Steve. He had arranged viewings and gave us a tour of the area as well as a great deal of valuable information, tips and recommendations about life in and around Jávea. Of the many villas we saw with Steve, we liked two in particular and decided to put in an offer on one of them. Negotiations foundered so we moved onto our other choice which was successful. In less than 2 months we have become the owners of a beautiful villa in Jávea. We have had no unwelcome surprises and the whole process has gone remarkably smoothly. Steve helped us with setting up a bank account and obtaining the necessary NIF numbers and was able to put us in touch with a very good Spanish solicitor. At the outset we were worried not only about complications and legalities of buying in Spain but also about being subjected to hard-sell tactics. Steve’s approach however was helpful and informative but also laid-back and without pressure. He gave advice but not opinions so the decision was very much ours. Whatever he promised he delivered and we found him to be reliable and true to his word. We would have no hesitation in recommending Steve. His knowledge and experience were invaluable to us.
Peter & Pauline Sullivan, July 2011
My husband and I had been thinking about purchasing a home in Spain for a few years and we spent a week in Javea a few years back and thought it was a wonderful place so we concentrated our search to Javea. I spent hours on the computer looking at homes, but I wasn't sure how to go about seeing many houses in a short space of time. I came across Steve's website, www.javeacasas.com and contacted him, as well as other companies, and Steve was actually the only one who got back to me. We booked our flight to Spain and wasn't sure what to expect from Steve, but it was such a pleasant surprise. He had organised appointments to view approximately 20 homes over 4 days. It was all very pleasant and he also took us around on a mini sightseeing tour. He was always very patient and never forced his opinion upon us but at the same time he was very happy to answer all our questions. We found a lovely home in Javea and we are really enjoying it here in the sunshine. He introduced us to several people who i.e. helped us to buy the property in a very safe way and later after moving in he gave me numbers to electrcians, plumbers etc. and they have all been great. A very big Thank you to both Steve and Dawn for wonderful service.
Annika and Derrick, May 2011
I want to thank you Steve and Dawn for all your help in finding us a home in Spain. We could never have done this on our own when its not like what we are used to in our homecountry Sweden and we cant speak Spanish, so you informed us and helped us through the bureaucracy, and all things that you have to have knowledge about, like the NIE number and so on. The most important for us was that you recommended us to have a solicitor checking everything up, and for us, it was very important because if we hadnt had that help from the solicitor investigating the property, it could have cost us a lot in the future. You are calm, helpful and reliable and we know that we always can contact you if we have any questions in this, for us, new country, so we strongly recommend you to anyone who want to buy a property in Spain. I will also say to anyone who read this: if we didnt understand some words in english, both Steve and Dawns english is very easy to understand, and they always explain and are very tolerant. So do not hesitate to contact Steve and Dawn if you want to look at properties. They take you on an adventure in property finding. And we could never dream of finding a property like ours. We love the property and Javea.
Warm regards from Ewa & Johan, December 2010
Dear Steve and Dawn.
I am writing to thank you for providing a brilliant property buying service. I would highly recommend anyone looking to purchase a property to contact you. Javea casas makes the whole process easy and stress free. I liked the way they are honest and down to earth and don't try and pressure you like some estate agents would. Steve organised everything for us , the viewing schedule , the solicitor and NIE numbers. He really was able to get in tune with what we wanted and found us a beautiful villa which we are now the proud owners of. Also he has continued to help us, he found us a builder and a plumber. We are really greatfull for all the help and support they have shown us.
Alison and Gary (UK)
Javea Casas were recommended to us, and we have no hesitation in doing the same for other property searchers. We were highly impressed with their level of service, both during and after purchase, which is second to none. Steve's patience was at a premium with us, on our numerous viewing days. No high pressure to buy. Steve believes that you will know 'your property' when you see it. It has to be perfect for you. Steve and Dawn have a joint wealth of knowledge of properties, areas and the buying process and this is willingly shared, to aid your search for your next home. The house buying process has proved to be a double success for us. A new home and new friends too. Thanks guys.
Trevor & Linda Wilson
Dear Steve and Dawn,
Pauline and I just want to thank you for everything you have done for us during the purchase of our new home. You have absorbed all the pressures normally experienced when moving house and made the move trouble free for us. Your commitment, helpfulness and local knowledge has been impeccable. There are lots of companies in Spain who pressure potential buyers feeding off their emotions and naivety, we are delighted retrospectively that we decided to go with Javea Casas. We got the feeling right from the start that you were very concerned that we made the right choice of property and our happiness was more important than just making a sale. Furthermore, we feel that we have not only found the ideal home, we have found two new valuable friends.
Jim Brearley, Tolo Toys Europe Limited, www.tolotoys.com
My partner and I had never purchased an overseas property before, so Steve was a huge help. He showed us lots of different properties and introduced us to a local lawyer and tradesman. More than that we felt we could trust him, a plain speaking Englishman that we felt we could do business with.
Regards, Dave H, Telf. 07768 368638