Channel 4, Sun, Sea And Selling Houses - Has made the Garners of Spanish Property Choice a household name. Garner-ing TV Heaven!
Business is booming for this top Almerian real estate agency following regular appearances on the very successful UK Channel 4 property show. Spanish Property Choice run by the Garner family from Birmingham for the past 14 years, is one of only two family run businesses featured in the popular Channel 4 series, Sun, Sea and Selling Houses. Series 1 consisted of 20, hour-long episodes that followed the day-to-day business of this agency selling dream Spanish properties to British investors. It also chronicled their family adventures along the way. And it seems Mum Sharon, Dad Steve, daughter Emma, son Shaun and son-in-law Matt have made quite an impression on the viewers following their trials and tribulations.
But the firmly established agency has also seen a big demand from those seeking properties in the sun. So much so, their Facebook page has been swamped with messages, followers and enquiries causing a few late nights in the Garner family household. Sharon takes up the story: “It was a great pleasure to be asked to take part in the series, and we're all absolutely amazed by the response. We've actually had a few sleepless nights just trying to keep up with the enquiries. We now have clients all over the world watching the show and contacting us to help them find their dream home in Spain. Business has always been good, but this extra exposure has really fired things up. We hoped it would go well but this has all been well above our expectations. We agreed to do the show because we wanted people to know there are good estate agents out there, who do care about their clients and that we are not all sharks just after a commission, I believe by the response that we have had since going to air, we have achieved that”.
So what's been the secret of this family’s success? Steve told us: “I think viewers and prospective buyers have seen just how honest we all are. We've just got on with things and been ourselves throughout the filming. Our family and staff are all passionate about delivering a first class service and helping people to fulfill their dreams along the way. When we recommend a property, it's almost as if we are thinking of buying it ourselves. We always offer advice and guidance relating to the real day-to-day world in Spain, and people appreciate that.
Shaun added: “I think viewers have identified strongly with the family feel of the series. They can see it´s lighthearted and we are all genuine people who have just the same ambitions and dreams as them. Potential buyers need to know they can fully trust those advising them, and we look upon each client as a new friend we're trying to help.
The show was such an amazing success with the public and people looking for a new life or investment in sunny Spain, that Channel 4 offered them a second series, which they completed filming in December 2017, a further 25 x 1 hour episodes of Sun Sea and Selling Houses due to air around March 2018.
When Stephen and Sharon moved to this beautiful province of Costa Almeria, their original intention was to semi retire and never once imagined that one day they would be a household name. Their son Shaun attended a Spanish public school, and Emma found employment initially for a Spanish recreational company. However after a very short period of time, Stephen and Sharon were head hunted by a Spanish Property Developer in Olula del Río, who saw potential in the historical experience they both had to offer. Consequently they opened their first office predominantly selling old farmhouses; cave houses and traditional Spanish village houses. The rest as they say, is history.
So Spanish Property Choice has without doubt been building their empire in Spain and has successfully developed into the areas leading Real Estate Agency. They will tell you though and you will see by watching the show, they don´t take themselves too seriously but they do take their business very seriously. They will admit they are not perfect, as they say no business is, however they can say with hand on heart that no other agent will work harder to find their clients the perfect property and also secure a quick sale for their owners.
Spanish Property Choice now lead the market for Inland and Coastal re-sale properties and long term rentals with 2 offices located on the beautiful coastline of Mojacar Playa, Costa Almeria and they also have a prime inland office in Albox, Costa Almeria, securing you their clients a fully independent portfolio of both inland and coastal properties.
Rob Butterfield, Executive Producer for Ricochet says: “We can all relate to wanting to give up Blighty to go live in sunny Spain. This series is following the Brits chasing that dream, and the people helping them make it a reality, living the dream themselves. Our two families are very much at the heart of their communities and this will enable us to see what life in the sun is really like. The Garners are making waves on the Spanish property scene in Mojacar. Mum Sharon and Dad Steve may be the bosses, but the agency is a real family affair.”
Sun, Sea and Selling Houses was commissioned my David Sayer for Channel 4, Executive Produced by Rob Butterfield and Series Produced by Emma Walsh for Ricochet.
So how can they help you?
Property for sale in Almeria
• What can we do for you?....... Spanish Property Choice offers fully legal Decree 218 compliant inland and coastal properties for sale or rent here in the province of Costa Almeria.
• How can we help you?........ We offer a wide range of independent property services, which include legal, financial and relocation services for you the consumer.
• What are you looking for?......... If you are looking to buy or rent a house here in Spain, we can offer you a fully independent property portfolio, that range from country farmhouses/cortijos/fincas, village/town houses, apartments, villas, duplexes, cave houses, park homes and commercial premises.
• Who are we and what makes us different to other real estate agents in Andalucía? ........ We are a long-standing family run business with a proven history and reputation built on traditional family values and customer care. We offer you our clients and vendors a transparent and professional service at all times. Our doors are always open to you.
Over the years our portfolio of properties have expanded and now include properties to suit all budgets. From luxury, executive dwellings to detached villas with private swimming pools and park homes for as little as 20,000€.
Also over the many years we have been selling and renting properties in Mojacar and surrounding areas, we have had the pleasure of getting to know our property vendors and purchasers alike, personally and professionally. There is no feeling quite like finding that dream home for our clients and seeing our vendors move onto a new chapter in their lives, of which many have re-purchased through our company time and time again. “Our clients arrive a stranger but leave a friend”
So if you are looking to purchase, sell or rent a property in Mojácar, Vera, Turre or Bedar, Arboleas, Albox, Taberno, Huercal Overa or the Almanzora Valley, then why not visit us in our Mojácar or Albox office for a fresh approach to property sales and rentals. With our honest approach to selling or renting a dwelling in this wonderful part of Spain, you can be assured of a quality of service second to none. All members of staff are experienced within the industry and each member of staff are all trained within their sector of the business and are here to help you! They can guide you through the some times difficult process of buying your new home in Spain. We speak, English, Spanish, French, Dutch and German. Should you be looking for an investment property or maybe you would like to start a new business venture here in Andalusia Spain and require commercial premises then please contact Stephen on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to assist you in finding your ideal business or advise you on any potential gap in the market here in the Almeria.
We look forward to meeting you, Best wishes from the Garner family and all the staff at Spanish Property Choice.
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Av. Del Mediterraneo 363, 04638 Mojacar, Almeria, Spain