Buying the right property for you isn't easy if you try to do it yourself, or even with the help of traditional real estate agents. That’s why we founded Girasol Homes: to overcome all the usual hurdles people can experience on this tricky journey, and make the whole process easy and free from stress or hassle. As experts in both Spanish and Portuguese real estate, we do this by functioning as specialist independent property finders, with access to all the most respected real estate agents, including brand-new properties from developers in the areas we cover. The result of this? Your choice of real estate in Spain and Portugal!
What’s more, as well as offering real estate in some of the most sought-after destinations, we are also New Homes and Designer Homes Specialists helping you find the very best properties across Spain and Portugal. As you’ll soon discover, at Girasol Homes we will go out of our way to find exactly what you want… the right property, the right location, in fact, everything you expect from your new dream home in the sun. All you have to do is tell us what you’d like: we do the rest. You’ll also be pleased to know that our expert local staff will help you with all of the negotiations and other admin you need (including mortgages, finances, foreign exchange, legal requirements and much more), to make sure your Girasol Homes property buying experience is stress-free and exciting.
My ladies and gentlemen, Through the mediation of Volker Runge, an employee of your company in the Algarve, we recently brought a detached house with pool and sea view in Tavira. Through advertising on the internet (when we were on holiday in Portugal) I sent an email to him if the house was still available. Within a day (Sunday) I got a response from him that the house was for sale. On Monday we made a viewing appointment with him and the house for the first time was viewed. He had to answer aall our questions from us because the real estate market in Portugal is new to us. On Friday morning, after there has been another inspection visit, we decided on the spot to buy the house. Volker carried out the commercial negotiations on behalf of us, and even agreed a discount, closed the deal and then put in motion the necessary processes: Friday an appointment arranged with the lawyer, Ricardo, where we have been authorized by the notary as the lawyer for our behalf to accompany the sale process and complete. On Sunday we all went home. During the two weeks we have been fully informed by Volker progress and reassured. The sale was completed by them in two (!) weeks and shortly after we flew back to Portugal to receive our keys. Volker has been a few times on call to help us with any tips, contacts and obligations associated with our new homeownership in Portugal. Volker has been an important part of its success: he is easily accessible, very obliging, knowledgeable and very sociable. He has won our full confidence in such an exciting process. Volker, I would very happily recommend to anyone who would like professional assistance in the supervision of the buying process in the Algarve. We are pleased to have met him. Keep up the good work! Alex and Daisy
Dear Lisa and Terry, I am writing to thank you, albeit a little late, for your most wonderful service with selling my villa in Granada, Cullar Vega. Your very friendly help cannot be matched, being all alone you were extremely helpful and comforting to me in many ways, especially with the problem I had with the measurements of my plot and house. When I was first made aware of this my immediate reaction was that this will mess things up and I would lose my buyer but you made light work of it all and took all the necessary steps for it to be resolved as quickly as possible, including all the running around with the paperwork, all I had to do was to sign the new declaration and you saw to it that it was presented to the Land Registry and liaised with my solicitor. Even on the day of completion you came and picked me up and we had a nice talk in the bar before and after the notarios procedures took place. I would most certainly recommend you to anyone I know who wants to sell their property in Spain, in fact I already have to one of my neighbours. I attach a letter which I am sending to Girasol Homes head office so that they are aware of your good service and I wish you both well in the future. Best Regards, Pauline Grande Lopez
I am writing this to say a very big thank you to Mario, a lovely man who made my transition over to Spain very smooth and who helped me find my forever home in Sucina, I could not be happier. He went above and beyond to make sure that he found the right property that suited my criteria.I will be forever grateful to him for all that he has done for me. I am now settled and I am making friends and it is all due to him introducing me to people here that got me started.Once again a very big THANK YOU MARIO.Your grateful friendsEimear Walsh
Testimonial for Terry and Lisa: We recently completed on a house in Alhama de Granada. Terry and Lisa were phenomenal especially in liaising with lawyers and banks for us and always being quick to reply to queries. Nothing seems too much for these two and the after sales service is a god send. They’ve helped us so much with contacts for anything and everything and just helped iron out worries and put our minds at rest. Having people in Spain who know who to call to help with everything from builders to getting a skip delivered or just pointing out where the medical centre is has been such a weight off our minds. They don’t just go the extra mile they go 50. You need these two on your side. .. we had a relatively painless house buying process and they continue to guide us with renovations and all other eventualities. Never known service like it. Thanks so much. Jeanna and Ben
"In late 2017 my husband and I had an idea of purchasing a property in Spain. In early 2018 I was put in contact with Sharon Hulbert of Girasol Homes. In early 2019 we collected keys for our magnificent villa in Javea. All thanks to the hard work and effort Sharon put into us fulfilling our dream. Purchasing a property in a town you don’t know, in a country you’ve spent minimum time in, but on a continent that you love, can be somewhat overwhelming. Sharon patiently walked us through every step, navigating and teaching us about property laws, educating us on taxation and its many forms in Spain and when needed, introduced us to people who would ultimately make up our ‘power team’ of woman who just got the job done. Sharon is kind-hearted and a pleasure to deal with. She has bent over backwards for us and we can not thank her enough. What has an incredibly difficult journey for others, has been a memorable and pleasurable one for us. I can not recommend Sharon and Girosol Homes enough. Tarynn & Gavin - Hong Kong"