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Welcome to Vision Investment Property Almeria - Licensed Property Service Providers & Auctioneers
Who We Are
V.I.P Almeria has been established in Mojacar Playa since 2005. We offer more than just selling property. The company was formed as a combined venture between Stephen Howlett (Sales and Administration) and Victoria Venturini (Sales and Marketing). We have three children together (Two born here) and have experienced many different aspects from local integration to schooling since our permanent move from Dublin, Ireland to Mojacar in 2003.
We found that our life experience was just as important as our professional. Community and lifestyle is important, so as parents, we ensure to be involved in the events and sponsor / promote many sports and youth events encouraging personal development.
Known as a very pro-active and progressive agency who works for the client's benefit, V.I.P Almeria can offer you all types of properties ranging from new build to resales and distress sale opportunities. We hold collaborations with developers and banks to offer key ready products at vastly reduced prices.
2023 is projected to be a good time to consider Spain as a second home destination. We are here to present sound, straight talking advice. International buyers make up 23.4% of the property market and the population of Mojácar as an example has grown by 2,000 (41%) since 2000.
We are AIPP regulated and inscribed in the "Registro Mercantile de Almeria". CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist, we are also a member of the National Association of REALTORS® with NRDS ID: 061237049. Licensed Property Service Providers & Auctioneers.
VIP Almeria have been awarded the title in the past 3 years as ‘Leading Real Estate Adviser, Almeria, Spain’, No matter how big, successful or renowned a business may be, it goes without saying that, away from its own pool of talent and expertise, there will always be a network of trusted advisers behind the scenes helping to inform, guide and shape the way in which it operates. This is in addition to the award, December 2016 when we were given the title, Real Estate Firm of the Year 2016, this award was set up to recognise the firms which are among the best and brightest when it comes to real estate, able to flourish in this dynamic sector.
Nominated and Winner of Best Broker, Costa Almeria , Steven Howlett was named as the Almeria Area expert in 2012 by A Place in the Sun. He has also been involved in over a dozen successful TV shows which continue to this day. VIP Almeria have our own profile Section on "A Place in The Sun" which showcases our property listings adding this to all major property portals including Rightmove Overseas to name a few options on where to see our listings.
Many different aspects of the industry are available from our beach office such as Sales, Valuations, Survey, Architect plans, title deed Insurance, Planning and Property Registry solutions including Land Taxes.
We are a key company to this area for introduction due to our multiple property and area exhibitions throughout Europe. Our client portfolio varies between Northern European, International and Spanish. We want people to enjoy this fantastic unspoiled natural area and have assisted so many integrating to the region which has a strong cultural identity.
At the VIP Almeria office communication is easy for us. We work with major national and international platforms to ensure marketing reach for our clients. Getting here is easy and we keep our website up to date with advice on how to get here from various airports.
We enjoy promoting our activity on social media such as our VIP Almeria Facebook page.
Our Buyers and Sellers are informed clients. Choosing a legal is equally as important therefore we ask that when researching property options that you apply the same attention to an independent legal abogado.
Our Buyers, have their lifestyle and criteria matched. Remember it is not just the house but the location. We protect their freehold purchase with a 20-year title deed insurance as a gift. We offer real support and aftercare for our valued clients. See our testimonials.
Our Sellers receive a breakdown of visits, feedback and fees payable should they consider an offer to reserve so they understand the net amounts plus comparisons of sale agreed in their neighbourhood. We also aid with all certification to be degree218 compliant.
As everyone is different in their needs and criteria; If the property you want is not already on our books, VIP Almeria are specialists in sourcing property investments to suit every need via our excellent and diligent collaborators. We use only like-minded agents with the same work ethic and who are regulated. We have supporting experts so we can offer you what you want, not just what we have. This service costs you nothing extra. If you wish to consider us as a lead agent (Buyer's agent) we will be delighted to present all the options the area has, including area tours as location is so important.
Of all the services, we provide to home-buyers, one of the most essential is helping them seek out the best options available to them. Many people feel comfortable knowing that we put ourselves in their shoes and will offer insight of advantages or disadvantages in a particular area. It is important to have an entry and exit plan unless it is your forever home. We have developed some solid contacts in this area over the years, so before you commit yourself, please feel free to contact us and experience it for yourselves.
When you decide it’s the right time for you to make a move or step forward, we would love to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to look up our details.
As an expatriate living in Spain and recently having to sell a property and return to the U.k. I would like to make the following sincere comments regarding VIP. Never in my long experience with estate agents have I ever had such excellent and cheerful service when selling a property with some of the problems which can and indeed did occur over this sale. Dealing with all the various authorities was expertly handled in Spanish by Mr Howlett and his assistant leaving me free of worry and confident of the good outcome which occurred in a remarkably short time. William Cameron
Muy profesional, atento, y dedicado ...Very professional, courteous, and committed.
Extremely professional. I know Steve works 100 per cent to try and help his clients. I would highly recommend VIP
VIP came recommended to us by Olive Properties / Bedar. Having posted our apartment on the web in mid March, we were astonished to find that Steve had secured us a deal, dealt with all the buraucracy and lodged our funds to our bank in less than 12 weeks. He was simply amazing - like a whirlwind in how he just took the reins and jumped every hurdle on our behalf. He just took any element of stress out of our hands and managed the entire process with gusto. Well done Steve and we wish you every success at VIP.
This was my first purchase in Spain. I studied the market and booked many different appointments with Agents. We visited all along the Almeria coast as far as Costa de la Luz, we came back to Mojacar for second visits to my favourite Villas. Steven Howlett is very organized and has a meticulous attention to detail. He did the job done the way i wanted it done.
Dear Steve, I would just like to thank you for all the help and support that you gave to me during the purchase of my apartment in Mojacar. You read all these horror stories of purchases going wrong and I was very nervious, but you made everything simple for me. There was no pressure and you talked me through everything. Nothing was too much trouble for you, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone. I can't believe that 1st viewing the property in October and then getting the keys in November all done and dusted, incredible. So again thank you very much Kind regards Best wishes Judith