Client Testimonials

Over the past few years our valued customers have taken time to provide us with some kind words based on their experiences. Below are just a few of them.


Dear Mr and Mrs Cole

Just a quick email re your son Sam who we had the pleasure of meeting whilst we were on holiday in Mojacar. Sam took us to view a couple of properties, one of which I am very keen on, and I can honestly say he was one of the nicest young men we have met. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and such a pleasure to spend time with. He answered lots of questions we had about the properties, the area, the road traffic, town etc and was also very friendly as we chatted about family, pets etc during the journey.

Sam is a credit to you, you must be very proud.

Best wishes Kay and Rob x

June 2022


We completed on the sale of our house outside Velez Rubio earlier this month and we would like thank Simon, Samuel, Robert and team for all of their efforts. From the outset Simon really impressed us, he appeared to be a very decent, honest and professional man and turned out to be just that. Samuel took amazing drone shots of our property, combined with fabulous internal pics without doubt aided our sale.

This is a top Company and we would highly recommend them, sincere thanks to all .

Kindest Regards Ian & Heather

March 2022


Thank you selling my villa and the speed you did it, after it being with other agents for 2 years, I would without any doubt recommend you to anybody who was interested in buying or selling……once again thank you

Iris Osborne

March 2022


Thank you so much for all your help with the sale, I can't believe how smoothly and quickly it went. I've bought and sold a number of properties but this was by a country mile the easiest. I'm convinced it was, in no small part, due to the quality of the photos and videos you produced. The prospective buyers must have thought they'd been to the house already.

Once again thank you and we would definitely recommend you.

March 2022


I would like to say that Coles of Andalucia have been absolutely brilliant and totally professional using my property search during September/October 2020. Robert Harris showed me around the properties and was a pleasure to deal with. I completed on my property in November 2020 and the found because of Covid protocols could not visit again until October 2021. Throughout that time I was in contact with Coles and I can only say they went above and beyond their remit to keep me informed that all was well with my Property.

When I was able to finally visit Rob , Simon and Keeley were extremely helpful with regard to local services. I can only say that anybody looking to buy property in Almeria would have to go a long way to find a better agent.

January 2022


I would like thank you for the smooth passage for buying a property through your company. All the best Malcolm & Margaret Hayhurst

November 2021


Hi We just want to tell you a little about our experience buying from Coles this year during Covid, yes you did read that right!

We bought a property through Coles and these are the reason we will be recommending them to our friends. Like most we were nervous at the start but we really didn’t need to be at all. They helped us every step of the way and kept in constant contact. Nothing was too much trouble and we could ask them anything, even if it was not directly to do with the property. For example where we could obtain certain things etc. There was always a fast response, they really do go beyond what estate agents normally do! So if you see something you like go for it!!! We did and are over the moon with our property

August 2021


Simon Coles accompanied us in our purchase of a house in Cabrera during the pandemic. We live in Germany and were unable to get to Spain to do all the nitty-gritty. Simon stepped up to the task and did an excellent job during the pre and post purchase phases. He was always there for us when we needed him. His service is friendly, uncomplicated and very customer friendly. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend Simon Coles’ real estate services.

June 2021


Simon Cole is an excellent communicator and is passionate at what he does. He is knowledgeable about the market, trustworthy and frankly one of the nicest people you could meet. I recommend him and his team wholeheartedly for a house sale or purchase.

It’s been a pleasure to deal with Simon and we thank him for finding our dream home. 5 stars Indeed!

May 2021


Ordinarily we wouldn't write this sort of thing as when you pay for something you expect to receive a good service. However, sometimes the level of service received stands out and is worthy of praise.

We chose Coles as the sole agent for our house sale due to the professional approach demonstrated when we enquired about their services at their office in Turre. The location of their offices was excellent for footfall and the commission rate was very competitive.

During the whole period of the sale of our house there was always a steady stream of viewings, which was impressive given the difficult price bracket of our property. Feedback, positive and negative, was always provided and the whole team were always on hand to provide assurance and make the whole experience a positive one. Nothing was too much trouble and responses always prompt.

Following the sale of our house we then put the purchase of our new property in Coles hands. Simon and Rob listened to our initial requirements for the property and immediately put forward a number of properties for viewing. We then found that what we wanted changed and certain features became essential. Again, other properties were offered as alternatives for viewing and any new properties coming onto Coles listings were flagged with us where they were considered a possibility. As it happened it was the prompt notification of a new listing that turned out to be our new home.

We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Coles to anybody looking for a professional and dedicated team to either sell or find their new home. From start to finish they were faultless.

March 2021


“Wow, I was so impressed with the video and ad that Simon Coles and his son put together to sell my property. Attention to detail was impressive and the video clearly showed the location and style of the house and the background music just added to the pleasure of watching the video. Simon always turned up when he said he would and has always replied to messages and calls.”

Look forward to receiving the link to the video so I can keep it to remind me of my time in Spain. Many thanks Simon.

Regards, Pauline Stock

December 2020


We would highly recommend using their services, we have bought and sold with Coles of Andalucía, always professional and friendly service.

November 2020


Can we take this opportunity to say thank you very much for your excellent presentation of our villa. With Brexit and Covid doing their best to screw things up you always had a positive attitude and encouraged us to believe. Bev and I have recommended you to our friends who are considering selling.

Once again thank you. Stay safe , keep well

Best wishes

October 2020


You are an exceptional Estate Agent and your attention to detail is incredible. When you initially came to meet us with the view of selling our villa, you were very attentive as to what our needs and requirements were, and took this all onboard. You gave, good and professional suggestions as to ways in which we could make our villa attractive and appealing to many, and we appreciated the necessary time you spent, in your emails, calls and viewings. The listing of our villa on your website, was done with expertise and it really did look wonderful.

So at this time we would both like THANK YOU and we wish you much success and really hope that this situation with the virus does not sustain your business for too long, so that you can flourish again and continue to serve many people who are looking to buy/sell...

Many Many Thanks
Elaine & Phil

May 2020


I recently travelled to "Spain to buy a property". I had found several on A Place in the Sun website that were being marketed by Cole’s of Andalusia. I contacted Cole’s in order to view the properties during my viewing trip. An appointment was made to view four properties and I was met by Simon Cole.

We were met at a pre-arranged time and place and he introduced himself and told us a bit about how he ended up being an Estate Agent in Spain. He came across as genuine and honest and dispelled all those thoughts we all have about "dodgy agents" especially in Spain.

He chauffeured us to the properties and told us a little about each one on the way there. It was refreshing to be given such an honest appraisal of each property. There was no hard sell with all of his efforts towards selling at all costs. Actually quite to the contrary. It was most apparent that he was being completely open and fair and I had no doubt that he was acting in my best interest as well as those of the vendor.

He gave an honest opinion and informed us of any negatives regarding the properties prior to arrival.

He helped me find my dream home and after several viewing visits, I made an offer. After a bit of negotiating a deal was struck, I paid the reservation deposit and the process of buying duly began.

Simon has kept in touch with me, has helped guide me through the buying process and couldn’t have been any greater help than he already has been.

I have written this review because I cannot commend the service I received highly enough and would encourage anyone looking to buy in that area of Spain to make Cole’s their first point of contact. Regards Mick Lawrence

February 2020


Thank you Tim for going to the trouble it's much appreciated.

You have been so helpful throughout our house buying and would recommend Coles and you in a heartbeat.

Cheers Margaret and Kevin

September 2019


Hi Tim.

Just to say thank you so much for all your support with the sale of the house. Your professional service has been second to none and we will highly recommend you.

Thank you for all your hard work and Professional service. Absolutely flawless

September 2019


Hi. Sadly it's time to leave this beautiful region and head home.

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you all for making things so easy for us. Jo, you've always responded speedily and patiently to my endless emails. Robert, you were so warm and friendly on our extra visits. Above all, massive, massive thanks to Simon. You made a full day of house viewings not only enjoyable, but also incredibly interesting! (even our 16 year-old son agreed - no mean feat!) Your professionalism and knowledge of both the Spanish housing market and region were impressive - and invaluable. It was as though we had our own personal tour guide for the day, and all your recommendations were spot-on! We really appreciated your honesty and integrity throughout.

Thank you also for replying to my many, many follow-up messages after the viewings.

I really hope we're successful in buying our dream home in the sun through Coles. We certainly wouldn't use any other agency and would highly recommend you to anyone else looking to buy in Andalucia.

Speak soon! Regards, Joanne

July 2019


Good afternoon Jo &Tim.

Firstly, I want to personally thank you both for your cooperation and support, in assisting me to make my first Spanish property purchase. I have purchased a few properties in my time and have dealt with quite a few agents (even in Spain) and I must say, I have found the experience of working with Coles (both of you) a breath of fresh air and extremely supportive, caring and most important to me, professional.

As I near the completion, I wanted to personally thank you for that and I will be sure to recommend anyone wishing to purchase in Spain, to at least contact Coles first, to see if they have any properties suitable.

Once again, thank you both for your support throughout and I am sure a bottle of the good stuff can be shared on our next meeting?

Kind regards Danny

July 2019


Dear Simon,

Months ago we started looking for properties in Spain on the internet. We ended up on your beautiful website and were always helped very quickly by Jo. We’ve had the pleasure to visit a couple of properties accompanied by the enthusiastic and professional Robert. We were absolutely impressed by the impeccable condition of the villa in Velez owned by the Castleman family and are in addition very happy to have been able to make an agreement with them. We obviously wish them a wonderful future, just like we do for our daughter and son-in-law who will build their future in this magnificent villa.

You guys are a top team!

Congratulations and thank you again.

April 2019


Good morning Simon.

No doubt you are aware that we accepted an offer on our villa yesterday and fingers crossed we can now move on. I/we wanted to take this opportunity to say we are very happy that it was your company that found the client, you have been very proactive during the marketing period and also very professional with both your presentation on the web-page and when accompanying clients around our home.

Also please thank Robert on our behalf for all his input too, he too comes across as a very capable professional young man.

March 2019


Good Afternoon Simon.

We cannot express our thanks enough, for all of the time and effort that you put into selling the house. Estate agents get a bad rap but that is not the case when it comes to you and your team. It's been a great pleasure in dealing with you all and special thanks to Robert.

If you could CC this message to him would be obliged.

Beers on me next time we see you out.

March 2019


Hi Robert,

Thank you the update on our sale being completed next Wednesday the 21st. Your company, all of you, have acted with efficiency and courtesy, and we very much appreciate what you have done. We realise just how fortuate we have been in the whole transaction. It has been seamless and straight forward.

We are very happy with the Coles excellent service and it has been a pleasure to have been associated with you.

Regards to Simon and Tim

November 2018


Coles of Andalucia comes highly recommended by my husband and I.

Simon was the only agent who offered to pick us up from our hotel which was half an hour drive away from his base in Turre!

He told us many helpful facts about the area we were interested in and was very knowledgeable about the whole of Almeria. We saw numerous properties with him and he swiftly arranged 2nd viewings on a couple of properties of interest to us, nothing was to much trouble.

When we'd settled on the villa for us and had our offer accepted, Simon picked us up again and drove us to the abogado of our choice, stayed with us and also accompanied us to the Notary's office. This was a big confidence boost for us and we could not have received a better service.

Many Thanks Simon and well done.

November 2018


Dear Simon,

We are back in the UK but wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your time, enthusiasm and patience with the property viewings during our recent trip to Almeria. It is obvious that clients old and new have enormous respect for you which is completely justified. Your knowledge, expertise and care was very much appreciated and valued.

Thank you. Susan and Colin Skipper

October 2018


Thank you for all your help in making my dream of owning a villa in the South of Spain come true. If I know of someone looking to buy a property in Almeria Province in the future you can be sure that I will recommend you. Don.

April 2018


Thanks Robert it’s been nice dealing with you. We would like to thank you also for a successfully completion of our sale. We have been very impressed with your response to our questions and the fact that you have a finger on the pulse at all times.

April 2018


'We approached Coles in October 2017 to explore the Mojacar region in the hope of finding our dream holiday home. We started dealing with Rob and explained that we had no money and wasn't sure where or what we wanted to buy !!

Rob put lots of properties together in different areas for us to look over. He collected us from our hotel and spent a whole day showing us over properties. He had great local knowledge and helped us decide on what we wanted. We went back to the UK to sort out money and plan our next trip.

Whilst we were looking at properties on the internet there ones that we wanted to view that were with other agencies. No problem for Rob, he arranged everything for us and when we came out again in February 2018 he spent another 2 days showing us over the list of properties.

Thanks to Rob and everyone at Cole's we are now the proud owners of our dream holiday home in Cabrera.

You can trust in Coles.

April 2018


A thoroughly professional, efficient and helpful service from the moment we first enquired about a property to completing the purchase today!

Coles really focuses on the customer journey, providing video walk throughs of all properties that really helped us to choose which to view during our visit, allowing us to make the most of our available time. The videos were accurate, showing good and not so good points of every property so when we arrived we felt we already knew what to look for.

Rob, Simon and their team were able to answer all our questions and secure us the agreement that suited our circumstances, then accompanied us through the whole process with nothing too much trouble. They were also able to put us in touch with an excellent solicitor and currency exchange service that made the most of our Sterling. Thank you so much.

March 2018


Hi Rob,

Just wanted to say how pleased we were with Coles and especially yourself in selling our duplex. Friendly, efficient and helpful. Would not hesitate in recommending Coles to other potential vendors.

Once again, many thanks. Ray & Zelda Jones

February 2018


Hi Robert,

We are settling into the rhythm of life in Turre very nicely. The apartment is already feeling much more homely and we have an expanding network of social and cultural activities. Your help in his process has been enormous and is very much appreciated. This is because not only did you provide open, honest, accurate and comprehensive advice during the search and buying of the property you also provided supportive information and advice during the post purchase period. This help has been invaluable and is very appreciated.

Many Thanks Wishing you, your family and colleagues a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

December 2017


Dear Simon May I take this opportunity to thank you so much for your efforts in selling my house. In my opinion without question you are the very best estate agent in the area, exhibiting complete professionalism and showing such care and understanding. Eventually you became a friend in who I could completely place my trust. May I wish you all the very best for the future. kind regards

November 2017


Good afternoon

We would like to thank Rob and Coles of Andalucia for all the help you have given us in finding and purchasing our new property in Turre, Spain.

From the organised viewing trip, letting us see every property that we had listed and even one that was not on our list, (which was the one we did buy!!)

Through to organising a solicitor and helping us get the wheels in the motion. Without all the help of Rob it would of been a lot harder.

We Would recommend Rob and Coles to anyone wishing to purchase a property in the Andalucia area of Spain.

We would be grateful if you could use this as a testimonial.

Many thanks

October 2017


We bought our home in San Juan de Los Terreros via Simon ( and a Belgian lawyer which was for us very convenient ) and it was absolutely a pleasant and smooth transaction. We visited the property a few times, got to see the current owners and the deal was made in a few days. Simon made sure all the paperwork was OK so that we were 100% sure that we bought a home without any hidden "surprises" / costs. Thanks again for your help , Simon !

June 2017


We cannot express how professional and helpful Simon and his team at Coles are. Rarely do we experience a company that truly go above and beyond expectations and it has been a pleasure to purchase our property through Coles. Even after the property was purchased, Simon and Coles are still happy to provide service and advice and it is a real joy to interact with them. If you want to buy or sell in Andalucia, go to Coles, it's as simple as that.

April 2017


Dear Tim and Simon,

We wanted to thank you so much for helping us to sell our villa in just 1 day! Having a solid client base and comprehensive knowledge of the relevant area and properties on which to draw surely helped and demonstrates that Coles of Andalucia are the premier agents in this region.

We really appreciated the friendly and informal but extremely professional approach to our sale for which we are most appreciative. Not only with the actual sale but also with the necessary paperwork for both us and our purchasers.

We have already recommended you to several others and will continue to do so without hesitation.

Regards, Don and Nancy Harbron.

March 2017


Back in November I posted a request on the forum asking people to recommend an estate agent to sell our apartment at Valle del Este

Delighted to say that, on people's recommendations, we instructed Tim Vollans of Coles of Andalucia in Turre. A true super agent, he found a buyer the first day the flat was on the market and the sale completed last week.

A job well done. Thoroughly recommend Tim - a nice guy and a great Agent. Thank you!

February 2017


Hello Tim.

Just to say how pleased we are with the way you handled our house sale. Your knowledge of the intricacies of the Spanish procedures was most welcome. We also appreciated your calming influence when we were maybe becoming a little stressed!!

We wish you every success in the future.

February 2017


What a result; two weeks after putting my property up for sale as part of a three year plan (based on the time it normally takes to sell properties in this area) and we had a buyer. We have just completed and everyone, buyers included are delighted. This was a high end property asking a price which was totally out of character with other properties in the Arboleas area; but Simon and his team just thrived on this challenge. Coles of Andalucia are specialists in selling this type of quality villa and with their Premium Property section on their website are well placed to market them. From the initial visit, including a realistic valuation to the making of a fantastic video for the website, Simon and his team were nothing but totally professional and would always go that extra mile to ensure you were comfortable with what can be a very emotional experience.

I would recommend this company to anyone considering selling or buying a property in Andalucia and have nothing but praise for the professional and courteous way in which our sale was handled. There are many so called bona fide property salesmen out there but with Coles of Andalucia you are guaranteed a top class service, in particular if you are selling a high end property into what is still a difficult market.

Simon, Tim and the Team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

February 2017



Thank you so much for your involvement in securing the sale of our property.

We were very impressed with the determination, tenacity, efficient and honest methods you exercise with your clients and we wish you continued success in your business.

Kind regards, Liz and Derrick

Can we wish you the very best for 2017!

January 2017


We have just bought our dream villa in Arboleas Spain and we, like a lot of other people were very scared of parting with our hard earned money. Coles made our buying experience stress and hassle free. The whole team were very helpful and we are so glad we bought through them. Even now after the sale we can phone them for help and advice no matter what the problem. We can never thank Coles enough and we highly recommend them.

Thank you Simon and your team we could not have done it without you.

January 2017


My husband died last year and the house was too big for me on my own so I made the very difficult decision to sell. From the moment I contacted Simon at Coles of Andalucia I felt as if everything was now in control. Always the professional Simon took details of the house, and advised me on the price he felt that the house would sell for. He then spent a couple of hours taking a video that showed the house to its full potential, it looked so good I wanted to buy it myself!!!! His excellent marketing network reaped benefits! Within a few days a couple had booked their flights and were over from the UK viewed the property a couple of times then made an offer, which was accepted, and for the amount Simon advised. Simon ‘held my hand’ all the way through and everything was so smooth and stress free. This happened all within 4 weeks of the house going on the market. I would have no qualms about recommending Coles or Andalucia.

March 2015


Hi Tim

Just wanted to say sincere thanks to you and Coles for helping me to find and start buying a house that I adore, I cannot wait to start spending time there.

I would highly recommend you and Coles to anyone.

Regards JR

March 2015


From the time we contacted Coles of Andalucia to discuss our dream purchase in Spain Simon looked after us listening to what we had to say and not putting pressure on us to look at properties that were not of interest to us. Nothing was too much trouble. He behaved professionally throughout the purchase of the house responding quickly to all questions and concerns we had and acting as a conduit with the conveyancing lawyer on our behalf when necessary. We would recommend him without hesitation to anyone who is thinking of buying a home in the Almeria region.

March 2015


I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Simon at Coles of Andalucia for helping me to sell my property recently.

You went over and above what anybody could ever expect of an estate agent - you stuck by me, gave me support, believed in the property and no matter what did not give up. THANK YOU THANK YOU. Even though paperwork needed addressing, you did so much running around helping to get it sorted out (which you managed to do even though I had been trying to do just that for years). If only I had bought from you in the beginning. Anyway, you did it and I am so grateful. No matter how many times I say it, it can never be enough - THANK YOU. Anyone thinking of buying in Spain or selling could not choose a better estate agent. Lorraine Squires.

March 2015


I don't normally write testimonials, however I wanted to share my experience with anyone who is thinking about buying a property in Andalucia.

I got in touch with Simon before Xmas as I was interested in finding an estate agent that we could personally use in our search for our dream property. At this point we had arranged a weekend in Spain on 17th Jan. We met Simon on the Saturday when we viewed a number of properties which fell within our brief. Not only did Simon show us round the properties he took us on a sight seeing tour on the day. Simon was very knowledgeable about the area and also about the process of buying in Spain. Needless to say we found a property and made an offer for it on the Sunday. After some negotiation, we agreed a sale At no point did I ever feel that we were under pressure to buy and Simon was a great help throughout.

On the Monday before we returned to the UK we managed to see a solicitor- arranged for power of attorney and with the solicitor and Simon met with a notary to have the papers signed off.

Simon is a great guy and I would trust him implicitly. I cannot speak highly enough of Simon and would recommend him to anyone who is slightly nervous of estate agents and the process of buying abroad.

Our purchase is progressing nicely and expect to complete in the next week or so. Its been a painless experience-thanks in the main to Simon.

If anyone wants any further details on our search and our experience using Coles- if you drop me an email to: Graeme I will let you know.

March 2015


"We will be retiring very soon and so started looking to Spain for our holiday home. I was a little worried that while still working we would not really have the time to arrange all the things that go with buying abroad, N.I.E. numbers, solicitors etc. With Simon on board I couldn't have been more wrong. He went above and beyond his normal estate agent duties to make buying our dream home 100% hassle free. I wish buying a home in the U.K. was as simple. Simon with the help of Maria Maroto, our solicitor, did a fantastic job of answering all our questions, saving us £££££££'s by recommending brokers etc. Simon is a genuine guy and a endless source of local knowledge, of which he is keen to share. If anybody out there is looking to buy in the Andalucia region I can heartily recommend Coles. Once again thanks Simon, we will see you soon.

March 2015


Mavis and i had been searching for our dream location "in the sun" for about four years, decided on Spain and the area most suited to our wild side and budget. We chose Almeria with its beautiful beaches, mountains, villages, Mojacar and friendly people. Most of our research was done on the internet, it was during one of our many property searches we came across "Coles of Andalucia". A very welcoming web site.

March 2015


Mavis and i had been searching for our dream location "in the sun" for about four years, decided on Spain and the area most suited to our wild side and budget. We chose Almeria with its beautiful beaches, mountains, villages, Mojacar and friendly people. Most of our research was done on the internet, it was during one of our many property searches we came across "Coles of Andalucia". A very welcoming web site.

We e mailed Simon with our requirements and some examples of villas we liked from his file and various other agents. He sent us his "Essential Guide to Almeria". This was the start of an enjoyable experience. We agreed to visit last November and "do some viewings". Simon helped us with great accommodation at two locations during our ten day stay.

We arrived in Vera. Next morning we were met by Simon who during the tour of various properties verified our requirements and budget. Day two, more viewings and stops for coffee and relaxed discussion. "Our" villa was saved to last, it ticked the boxes on location, specification, build quality and potentially price. Such a good fit that we cancelled future viewings and instead returned to "our" villa for a closer look including the surrounding area. We met up later with Simon and discussed making an offer.

Simon handled the negotiation with the vendor for us. Over an evening drink we heard that our offer had been accepted. Happily Simon was able to help us with contacts for finance transfer, banks and lawyers making and taking us to appointments. Mavis and i selected our team and the dream became a reality on 30 Jan 2012.

We recorded our experience for the future benefit of others thinking of purchasing a property in Andalucia. We found Simon the key to the whole process from understanding our requirements and helping us get our nie's to knowledge of the area geography, properties, legalities, builders and their build quality. We would recommend Coles without hesitation.

Thanks again Simon

March 2015


Having looked unsuccessfully for a property in Spain for over the last 5 years with many false starts, broken promises & downright untruths we again decided in 2011 to look for a property. This time we found & used a company that delivered on all fronts namely Coles of Andalucía.

No issue was too small for this company, Simon & his team covered all bases, offered advice, showed us properties we would not have considered & the attention to detail was first class. Having found our property near Huercal Overa, Simon was again fully involved in ensuring all aspects of the actual purchase moved forward smoothly & on the day of completion was again available to complete what was a hassle free purchase.

We were both impressed with Coles of Andalucía, achieving in a couple of months what others has spectacularly failed to do in 5 years. Simon has restored our faith in estate agents in Spain & we absolutely have no hesitancy in recommending his company & staff. Thanks again.

Stewart & Rebecca Lamb Satisfied Customers

March 2015



Again many thanks for all your help.

I never thought I'd say this but purchasing a property in Spain was a hassle free experience thanks to yourself & Maria. We will unreservedly recommend your services to our friends & colleagues. Also thanks for your help with Steve who was a great help taking us to Alicante recently.

Kind Regards,


March 2015


Hi Simon,

We just wanted to drop you a quick email just to say a very big thank you for your help in finding a Villa, fingers crossed that it will all proceed smoothly from here on. You have made the whole experience extremely enjoyable and helped us the whole time, above and beyond the call of duty. The lawyers were extremely helpful and friendly as well as the bank manager .

We would not hesitate in recommending your company to anybody wishing to find themselves a property in the Andalucian region.

Many thanks

Malc and Jackie.

March 2015


Dear Simon,

Natalie and I had a great time during our trip to Spain this December. The new apartment was certainly a good investment and has come up to all expectations. We would both like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the assistance we received in purchasing the property. Property Sales and Relocation Specialists is a very apt description of Coles of Andalucia. Having purchased 12 properties in four countries over the past 40 years we can honestly say this was the most stress free, smoothest and least pressurised acquisition we have made.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Coles of Andalucia to friends and indeed anyone whishing to buy a property in your area. Your local knowledge of the area, language and key people in the banking and legal fields proved invaluable as did your help in getting Natalie's NIE number.

Once again thank you for your very professional, open and friendly approach to property sales, most refreshing and much appreciated. May we wish you and your team continued success in 2011.

All the Best Keith and Natalie Jackson.

P.S Just to say that Marie at Mundi-Abogados Solicitors has been a real star, apart from the NIE documentation,conveyancing and transfers of payments to the Bank, all of which went off without a hitch, she also arranged for the payments of all deposits and connection fees as well as the necessary stop orders for lights and water, community services etc. They have also proved most helpful in translating documents, taking Natalie to a commissioner of oaths and in attending to a local Will.

March 2015


We would just like to say a huge THANK YOU SIMON COLE for after a whole 2 years finding our beautiful villa in Bedar Almeria, and for being extremely patient and putting up with us. We had been on an inspection trip many years ago in Alicante and hated the pressure that we were put through. We restarted our search back in June 07 by looking through Living Spain and found an article about the Cole family and Almeria. We were thankfully drawn by their adventurous tale , From the off start Simon was very informative, courteous and helpful to the end, with not one once of pressure, except to visit many bars ha ha (bet you don’t put that in). After two fast years any of you looking for your dream in this stunning area, take our advise and visit you will not regret it.

Thanks Mate Steve and Sandra massey

March 2015


Hi Simon. Wanted to write a little thank you to you and your staff and compliment your company on a first class service on my recent visit to spain. We have looked at a number of properties in spain and spoken to a few companies regarding buying abroad. What impressed me the most was the no pressure attitude and the willingness to help at the drop of a hat or a phone call to you and your staff. After showing me a number of properties and on all scales gave me a better knowledge of what I wanted to buy and your company had a great vision of what you thought I may like also. We must owe you a small fortune in petrol as not only did you show us the properties, you also shown us the surrounding areas of which was great to get our bearings for getting about and what sort of people and the community we were going to join ! The only downside was Simon supports wolves and we couldn’t have a chat about football on our journey hahaha ! Since returning home to think about it, as you said as you dropped me off at the airport you checked to see if I arrived home safely and again have not put pressure on us in any way to buy from yourselves. We have since recommended you to family and friends who are looking to purchase abroad. I suggest you give you and your staff a massive pay hike and an even bigger pat on the back for a first class service as I run my own business and know what it takes. Kind regards Mark Molyneaux ( Salford England ) To close to old Trafford and not far enough from molineux.

March 2015


Last year my husband and I flew to Alicante airport on our first ever property search in Spain. As arranged, Simon met us at the airport and drove us down to our lovely accomodation where we were to spend four nights. We had a lot to pack in to our short stay but with Simon's careful planning and organisation we managed to see a great variety of properties and have plenty time for sightseeing trips in the area .We were on a tight budget and were unsure if we would find anything at all that we really liked in such a short visit. As it happened the very first property we saw we absolutely loved and it was within our price range! Keeping that first one in mind we viewed the other properties Simon had arranged for us. All were within our budget and very nice properties and there were three very strong contenders which we would have been happy with.We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Simon and absolutely never got even an inkling of the hard sell. We bought that first property we saw and were helped all through the process by Simon. The whole experience was stress free due to the guidance and support which was there for us whenever we wanted it. We have just returned from our first trip to our new home and we are delighted with it. While we were over we met up with Simon and were even able to borrow some tools from him! The service we have received from Cole's of Andalucia has been exemplary.We would not hesitate to recommend Simon's company to anyone wishing to buy in Spain.

March 2015


We contacted Simon before leaving the U.K. with a brief outline of our requirements and although we were only just out of the Costa Blanca he drove up from Almeria on each of the four days that we had prearranged to collect us. He knows the area like the back of his hand and had an excellent range of properties to show us, he was a mine of information on all aspects of moving to and living in Spain. At no time was there any hint of pressure selling. Simon put us completely at our ease. We were not able to close the deal on this trip due to illness. But would not consider using any other agent in future.

March 2015


Having already visited Spain and not found what we were looking for, we decided to look again in Almeria. Simon met us at the airport and spent a day driving us around the area. He then spent two days showing us a wide variety of properties in our preferred location. He also introduced us to builders, solicitors and property maintenance and rental companies. We were waiting for the hard-sell from Simon but none came. Simon found us exactly what we were looking for and we now own our own piece of Spain. We would recommend his services to you!

March 2015


Earlier this year (March) my wife and I travelled to Spain with a market leader in property sales, to find a property for our use in the near future, then retirement living.We arrived at Murcia airport on a Sunday afternoon, not really knowing anything, but we fortunately were meet by an excellent tour guide in the form of Simon Cole, who after a short introduction drove us the 2 hour journey to our hotel, the journey was a very pleasent one with Simon explaining all the events for the next few days. We also felt under no pressure to buy any property, while being treated in a happy and relaxed manner which made the whole event so much more enjoyable, it was like having a holiday with good friends.In all we think anybody who has the good fortune to use Simon's vast knowledge of the property market and local area will be in very honest and reliable hands.

March 2015


Hi my name is Al Smith from Dublin, my wife and i went over to Spain to get our dream Villa, with no experience and a bit dubious about the stories you hear about illegal land and cowboy builders. We went over to Spain and met Simon Cole, he made us feel at ease and brought us to see our dream villa,which we purchased. He was there for us 100%, as a builder wanted to show us land that wasnt his yet!! and Simon gave him a piece of his mind. He got every question answered, as in is our 50% deposit protected? is the builder a top rated one? and is the land his? He got all theses questions anwered for ease of mind for us. One other thing he did for us, was that we liked the Villa from one builder and the land from another, so he got us the plans and organised that our Dream Villa (designed by another builder) be built on the plot of land that we liked. I would highly recommened Simon, he is warm, genuine, knows the area and is there for you 100%.

March 2015


We found your local knowledge and general all round services excellent it was a real pleasure to be in your company, What we saw and acheived in four days would have taken us months to sort out by our selves, if at all, We will be coming back next year to see you.

March 2015


Dear Simon

My Wife and I were very impressed with the way you collected and returned us to the airport at Almeria. Like many people looking for a home in the Sun, I expect they all feel as if there is going to be an enormous amount of pressure put on them to purchase a property that may not quite be the ideal one they are looking for. Not so with Simon, from the time we left the airport he was requesting information from us as to what we were looking for, which in our case was a new build or failing that, a modern second hand property. All this time we felt he was building up a picture of where we came from and what our standards were, this was of course what he was doing. We were nearly at the Hotel by then so I asked him why so many questions, his reply was, I can now put together hopefully, the areas and properties that I think you would care to view. I said to my wife over our evening meal that I hoped that he was not going to turn out to be a high pressured salesman because that was never going to worked for us. Next morning Simon was in reception to take us on our tour, to our surprise, not to look at any properties but to spend the day showing us the whole area from Coastal to Inland to Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Shopping and Small Town Centres his comments were very pleasant because as he said it is no good coming out here if you are not quite happy with the area, even if you buy a very nice property. The resale properties were in areas, which on the whole, were in the type of location that we liked; we travelled many miles that day and viewed many properties. We also looked at a number of new build sites which Simon said he felt we may not care for some of them but he felt we would benefit from the quality of the builders involved. We did appreciate one particular builder’s quality and layout of their sites, on stating this builder was the quality we were looking for he said he would take us to two of their new build sites which were sectioned into plots ready for sale and build. He stated that the first one would not impress us, he was correct; though the quality of build was good the area was not. We then travelled to the second site. Simon said he felt we would like this area and once again he was right, it was what we were looking for i.e. five minutes from a small town with all their facilities and yet in the countryside. We decided that this was for us and moved to the next sequence of paying a small deposit to secure our plot so that we could progress to the design of our villa. We do thank Simon very much for his patience and his lack of pressure to buy a property that he liked. He was pleasant, able and honest and showed us what he felt we wished to view at all times.

March 2015


We have been dreaming of moving to Spain for many years and that time is finally here.We found Simons website and decided to contact him for a viewing trip. Simon contacted us very quickly to find out our wish list for a property in Spain. We were very apprehensive but there was no need to be. As soon as we were met at the airport Simon proved to be very professional, attentive, kind, patient, good sense of humour, went out of his way to accommodate our needs and showed he was a decent and honest person. At no point did were we put under pressure to make any commitments. Simon was a wealth of knowledge about a whole range of subjects including money transfers, taxes, buying cars etc. Simon helped us obtain our NIE and made the whole process painless buy ensuring we had the correct paperwork, took us to Almería city and held our hands through the process. Simon contacted other estate agencies to ensure that we saw houses that met our requirements. He also arranged a visit to a solicitor and the process of buying in Spain was explained. On our trip we have seen a couple of properties that we are interested in and are now in the process of selling in the UK and we will then be back out to Almería to buy. We will use the services of Simon again and I would recommend to anyone considering a move to Almería to contact Simon".

March 2015


Circumstances last year, (2014) forced us to bring forward our decision to sell up and move to Spain for our retirement. We contacted the programme “A Place in the Sun”, and through them we were so fortunate to find a fantastic Estate Agent in Turre, Almeria Spain. “Coles of Andalucia” was our choice from the information supplied by the programme, so we contacted Simon Cole and Tim Vollans there, and from then on we are delighted to say that they could not do enough for us. They listened to our requirements and interpreted our needs perfectly, lining up many and varied properties to view. We are now happily settled in our new Spanish home and enjoying life immensely due to “Coles of Andalucia” wonderful efforts, caring and patient approach, and professionalism. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble for them, from finding one of the best and trustworthy Solicitors to advising on so many other things such as which Bank, buying a car, obtaining services such as Wi-Fi and television reception. We can honestly say that their knowledge and patience really was a massive aid to us.

We cannot thank everyone there enough for all that they have done to make our transition as painless and easy as possible.

How can we sum them up to bolster our recommendation to use “Coles” above all others, well, here we go”… Caring, Professional, Expert in what they do, trustworthy, honest, very friendly, balanced, extremely knowledgeable, and above all willing to go more than the extra mile to help.

One further thing that makes all at “Coles” a superior choice over others is the fact they do not just drop the ball when everything has completed. They are always there for you afterwards to offer help and assistance.

Thank you so very much all at “Coles” you have no idea how happy you have made us and we will recommend you to anyone we know who may be moving to this area in Spain. “FANTASTIC!”.

February 2015


We have just returned to the UK from the completion of our house purchase in Spain. From our initial contact with Simon Cole our house search has been an extremely enjoyable experience and hassle free. Simon and his team have proved to be professional, honest and knowledgeable. The whole process from viewing and deciding on the right property right through to the choice of solicitor, Maria Maroto, and the foreign exchange, GCEN, was painless. We had each step of the way explained thoroughly and we were able to complete the whole process with only a few emails. Even the smallest details were dealt with promptly and efficiently by Simon. We can not thank everyone involved enough and we are now looking forward to enjoying our time in our new home.

February 2015


Just to add to the many great testimonials that I saw on your website:

When we met Simon and Tim 2 years ago, our somewhat jaded faith was finally restored in that hitherto elusive creature - the honest, trustworthy estate agent! Simon was a joy to travel around with. He was a mine of information and his enthusiasm was infectious. We laughed, yet learned a great deal from him as together we scoured Andalusia for, and eventually found, our dream place in the sun. He was helpful right up until the contracts were exchanged and the keys handed over, and we very much got the sense that he genuinely cared about his clients, be they vendor or purchaser. It was also clear that he was determined that his side of the job would be carried out efficiently and "correctly" - a word he used with passion throughout our travels with him.

Even though we are no longer looking for a property in Spain, I still look on the Coles website because I find it keeps refreshingly updated, and there is often a snippet of interest to anyone who is keen to learn about the way things work in Spain, be it on a large or small scale!

Please send our kind regards on.

With best wishes, Nicola

February 2015


Many thanks for all the help received and with the final purchase. The advice from your team and from your brochure proved invaluable throughout. Every one that is recommended in your brochure has not only proved to be professional but also extremely helpful and friendly with other matters that we have needed help with.

All in all an excellent experience for Karen and myself, for what has been a life changing decision.

February 2015

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