After sometime of searching for properties in Spain on the internet, I came across an estate agent I-Levante. I liked the look of some of the properties and arranged to fly out to have a look. I met Clive Gibbons in 2008 with the view to buying a villa in Spain. Clive picked me up from the airport and took me to the hotel and arranged to pick me up the following morning to look at some villas. After numerous visits to Spain and many properties later, in 2014 I was checking Clive’s site for any new properties when I came across a villa in Muro. I immediately rang Clive and arranged to fly out two days later to see it. As always, Clive was most helpful and as soon as I saw the villa, I knew that one was the one. Before flying back, Clive arranged for me to open my Spanish bank account and sorted the requirements for me to purchase a property in Spain.Clive worked really hard to get everything in place until the time came for me to fly to Spain to complete the purchase. This had been and unusually difficult sale for Clive, bust as usual, Clive worked tirelessly to get all the correct documentation in place and the paperwork in order for the sale. Needless to say, I am now the proud owner of my dream villa!Clive’s services have been second to none, I would not hesitate to recommend his company to any prospective buyer, his approach is both friendly and professional, and has a vast knowledge of the industry, since moving here, his after sales help has been invaluable, he is always willing to give advise and is always at the end of the phone when needed.
Thanks for all you help Clive, Regards, Peter.
Cmo Fontanars 14. Muro de Alcoy
Ray and I would like to say a massive thank you to Clive Gibbons for finding our little piece of heaven here in Muro de Alcoy. Not only a great estate agent but his knowledge of everything in the surrounding area and his willingness to help is fantastic, so thanks Clive and if anyone is looking to make the move to The Costa Blanca look no further than I-levante.
Ray and Phyll Fay
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Date of Posting: 14 December 2015
Posted By: Phyll Fay
Fantastic service from Clive when when had to sell our house in Spain due to family circumstances. We were told Clive would be able to get a quick sale from friends. Clive delt with selling the house very promt and done all the leg work as we were in Scotland. We felt we had been given special treatment due to circumstances however that's just the way Clive runs his business. All above board fantastic service.
Ian and Norma Cruickshank
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Date of Posting: 10 December 2014
Posted By: Ian Cruickshank
Last year (2013) in June we asked Clive Gibbons of I-Levante to sell our house in Planes de la Baronia. Barely three months later he found a buyer for our house who wanted to buy the house via a buy-to-rent construction of one year. Clive set up the contract ensuring the proper legal frame work, he managed the rental period for us (as sellers) as well as for the buyers in perfect order and worked as intermediate for questions from both parties all rental period long. Likewise the sale at the notary was flawless and Clive ensured that all (legal) paperwork was in order and worked as a translator and legal advisor during this process. For us as sellers (living in Holland at 2000km away) Clive's communication ethics ensured us that we were kept up to date all the year long and in case we had a question his response was always within a day.
His reliability and legal insight is key in a complicated and difficult market as we are currently in, hence we recommend anyone to contact Clive for his advice on your real estate matters.
Thanks, Karel and Lia Bastiaansen (The Netherlands, November 10 2014) Contact details: email@example.com
Date of Posting: 11 November 2014
Posted By: Karel & Lia Bastaansen
We started our journey from the point of view that we needed to find an area of Spain that we could get to all year round and unfortunately coming from Scotland we have limited or no flight availability through Winter to many areas of Spain. However Alicante which we have used on numerous occasions is open to us and we elected to centre our search from there. All of this was a shot in the dark but the best thing that we did was to make that initial contact with Clive. We knew nothing about him prior to our first visit in April this year but I was impressed initially with his "can do" approach to getting us access to the properties we wanted to see. We found that there was no hard sell apart from gentle helpful guidance and we left that first visit with a sense that we had met someone we could trust and as much as anything would work for us, something that initially was a bit strange because as you will know it doesn't work like that in the UK. The upshot was that we bought one of the properties he was marketing in Muro which is next to Gaianes but unfortunately the seller after we had exchanged initial contracts withdrew all cooperation in the sale. Clive in this instance was totally on our side and acted in a very professional way and we have every confidence in him. We returned to the area in June hoping to complete on this house if the seller saw sense. It didn't happen and we used the time to view other properties. One of those properties we have now bought in Cocentaina and Clive was very proactive in getting this for us at a lower price than that advertised, when would you have ever known had to happed in the UK. We are currently renovating our new home with Project Management being done by Clive ( this guy really does do everything for you). He engaged a very competent builder who we met in September when we went out for a flying visit and we are very happy with the arrangements. I could go on but I will stop there. All I would say is that when I decided to buy in Cocentaina I said to him that I would buy if I was guaranteed the Clive Gibbons "after care package" and the bottom line is that he is delivering on everything he said he would and my wife and I have complete faith in him. I hope that everything turns out well for both of you but I am sure with Clive working for you that everything will work out and you can enjoy a worry free retirement. I am sure that even when everything is done, he will still be there for you as it is an adventure with language and getting to know how things are done.
Bill and Liz Mcmullen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Posting: 28 October 2014
Posted By: Bill & Liz Mcmullen
A 5 of 5 stars experience!
We can highly recommend Clive at I-Levante.
We recieved perfect help and guardience through the purchase of our finca in Muro. Also after the purchase we have had and still have a lot of friendly help and advice - Clive´s after care is really impressive and invaluable.
Thanks for all the help.
Bente & Ole Osmundsen
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Date of Posting: 05 March 2013
Posted By: Ole Osmundsen
We recently purchased a property in Cocentaina, Spain through the agents i-levante and are so pleased with the service and help provided throughout the whole process that we felt it appropriate to let future clients know of our journey.
The help and guidance afforded to us from Clive, both during the purchase period and also after the sale was complete, was absolutely impecable and Clive has helped us tremendously with all retrospective administration.
We are so pleased with his help during all the negotiations of the sale and for his advice and assistance that we would highly recommend his company to any future clients.
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Keith & Gary
Date of Posting: 12 December 2012
Posted By: Pat 6 John Pomfret
Just a few lines to thank you for your help and guidance when we bought our lovely property in Muro de Alcoy.
The whole experience was made easy from start to finish by your knowledge of the housing trade and we heartily can recommend you and your company to any prospective buyer or seller. We are also impressed with your after sales help which has been invaluable to us.
Thank you once again. Very satisfied customers,
Kath & Saeed Shirazi.
Date of Posting: 17 September 2012
Posted By: Saaed & Kath Shirazi
Just wanted to thank you again for all your work on the purchase, you made buying a pleasurable experience down to your professional approach, something I have never encountered in previous purchases.
Date of Posting: 06 September 2012
Posted By: Terry Kidd
High service and after care is very uncommon nowadays. For Clive it's very common. He is someone who truly loves his profession and does his very best for you. You can tell by the way he does things and how he thinks along with you. In our case, he knew our preferences very fast. His insight let us meet the "champ", the house we chose. The kind of property where you've just seen the door and say: "I'm finished! This is it!"
To make a long story short, it was hell to become eventually the legal owner of the beautiful property. It took over a half year and despite all the trouble, he just kept fighting. He kept us updated with all the good and bad news. He always kept his promises and is always very clear and honest. To say it in a few words: Competent, patience, high service and after care!
Goede service en nazorg is tegenwoordig vaker een luxe dan iets wat zelfsprekend is. Voor Clive is service en nazorg erg normaal. Het is iemand die erg van zijn vak houdt en zijn uiterste best doet voor je doet. Dat merk je ook aan zijn manier van doen en het met je meedenken. Hij kreeg in ons geval al snel een beeld van onze smaak en heeft op dit inzicht ons kennis laten maken met de winnaar. Het type huis waar je net de voordeur van gezien hebt en zegt: "Ik ben klaar. Dit is het!"
Om een erg lang verhaal kort te maken het was een heel gedoe om uiteindelijk eigenaar te worden van het prachtige onroerend goed. Het heeft ruim een halfjaar geduurd en hij heeft - ondanks alle moeilijkheden en tegenslagen - steeds vol gehouden en gevochten ervoor. Regelmatig nam hij contact met ons op om ons in te lichten en is elke belofte nagekomen. Hij was ook altijd erg duidelijk en eerlijk. In een paar woorden gezegd, Clive als makelaar: Vakkundig, geduldig, veel service en nazorg!
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Date of Posting: 01 September 2011
Posted By: Jeffrey Kensenhuis
To Clive and Melissa, may we take this oppertunity to thank you for all your help in the past. We would also like to add that without your care and attention both professionaly and on a personal level, we would have been totally lost.
I refer to your attention to all our legal requirements such as NIE/notary/assistance in setting up international bank accounts, organising builders/plumbers/electricians. making sure we were not cheated, giving us good unbiased advice, and always, always being on the end of the phone to assist us in many many small ways.
We Rosa and Brian Baldwin now living in Lorcha would without any hesitation reccomend you and your company to any prospective clients, knowing full well that they would be in very safe hands. If you so wish, I would be happy to personally vouch for you and your company to any persons wishing to buy or sell properties within this area.
Yours sincerely, B.T.& R. Baldwin.
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Date of Posting: 29 November 2010
Posted By: Brian & Rosa Baldwin
We were unfamiliar with Spain, both in language and culture, we needed someone to hold our hand every step of the way. Clive and Melissa have been there every step of the way. Starting off with a relationship as an estate agent, they became so much more. They introduced us to the builders, showed us the properties, managed the build, took us shopping to pick the materials, kept us appraised of progress and resolved all of the issues that we had a long the way.
It is encouraging, particularly when we are out of the country, to know that someone is on hand to keep an eye on our property and look after our interests.
We have thrown all sorts of problems at them and they have never flinched in resolving them for us, whether it be learning how a new salt water pool works, to snagging on the property after the builders have finsihed. A flooded basement was all part of the service!
We would welcome any opportunity to wave their flag and are happy to give personal references on request.
A great team that fill you with confidence and reassurance at every step, we really can not begin to praise them enough. It has been the most cost effective way of us entering the Spanish property market and we would have had far more grey hair without their help and support!
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Date of Posting: 20 July 2010
Posted By: Val & Mal Williams
We would just like you to know how pleased we have been with the service you offered us in our house purchase late 2008 in Muro de Alcoy and would like to offer our thanks by way of a testimonial to go on your web site.
Buying a property in a foreign land is a daunting process if as us, one does not speak Spanish. Multilingual Clive has helped us through the whole process making it as pain free as possible. Clive showed a good selection of properties matching the criteria we laid down and we were pleasantly surprised when we found exactly what we wanted on the first day.
Clive then introduced us to a local bank where organising a mortgage proved very simple and straightforward. The whole process took just under six weeks to the day we moved in, wish it was that simple in the UK. Clive then continued to help us transfer the utilities into our name and much more! In the UK, estate agents drop you the minute you have signed a contract, but not Clive. He has acted more like a friend, introducing us to the local amenities, supermarkets, town hall administration, handling the transfer of a car we purchased and much much more, too much to list here! Eighteen months on and Clive is as helpful as ever, should we ever get a problem and we are not sure where to turn.
We can say without hesitation, that we would recommend your company to any prospective purchasers looking to move in or to this area of Spain. A word of advice to those looking, many of the “agents” we contacted on the internet were not true estate agents with high street offices, but were simply working from home. Whilst this might suit some, we found the advantages of using a traditional, well established estate agent like yours with good contacts, had many benefits and no disadvantages.
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Date of Posting: 16 June 2010
Posted By: Peter & Clifford Squires