I have known Marion for a couple of years. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and she started to assist me and my wife regarding matters related our house in Spain, given that we were back in the UK.
During the covid pandemic we were unable to travel and as a result Marion was invaluable when we had to deal with a break-in at our house. Marion assisted me in the insurance claims process in terms of meeting with the Insurance inspector and detailing both losses and damage which we did on a video call. She also made the necessary statements to the police on my behalf. Without Marion’s involvement I don’t believe the claims process would have been so effective.
More recently Marion identified some clients to rent our house. Marion understood our reluctance to rent out the property as it used to be our home, but she found a nice family, ensured they were suitable, negotiated a fair price and arranged for a video call to ensure we were all happy with the arrangements. She also identified a local painter who decorated the house so it was ready for the new occupants
During my dealings with Marion, I have always found her extremely knowledgeable of the local area, Spanish processes and how to get things done. She is extremely professional, effective, and efficient as well as being friendly and approachable. An essential person to have locally especially as I am currently 1500 km away.
I would have no hesitation to make use of Marion’s services in the future and can thoroughly recommend her.
Marion at Happy Expat was the perfect choice of agent. Unlike most agents she has the welfare of both parties at interest. She cares that the right people are in the right house. She has great communication skills and markets houses professionally. Highly recommended!
Marion of Happy Expats is wonderful. We have just bought our house through her and everything went so smoothly. When Marion said things would be done , they were - without any chasing or hassle on our part. It’s not just the selling of houses but Marion will sort out all the extras like getting it cleaned and redecorated before moving in. Marion also arranged for the electric and water bills transferred to our bank account, spare keys , alarm sorted ... and the list goes on. There are no delays in replying , it’s almost as if Marion was in the same room. Marion is an absolute fountain of local knowledge that we have found indispensable over the last three months and no doubt will do so in the future. The best thing of all with Marion is that everything she does is done with warmth and a big smile.
Wir wollten aus Barcelona City raus in eine ruhige Umgebung ziehen. Ein kleines Häuschen mit einem großen Garten war unser Wunsch. Mehrere Wochen haben wir vergeblich gesucht. Also haben wir beschlossen einen Makler/in einzuschalten und uns wurde Marion von Happy Expat vorgeschlagen. Die Kommunikation war sofort zwanglos und freundschaftlich. Sie hat sich wirklich bemüht unsere Vorstellungen umzusetzen. Zu unserem Erstaunen hat sie das perfekte Haus für uns gefunden. Und auch mit den Eigentümern haben wir Glück gehabt.
Alles hat so wunderbar funktioniert, dass wir sogar die Hunde übernommen haben. Ein Glücksgriff in jeglicher Hinsicht. Deshalb auf diesem Wege nochmals „vielen Dank Marion“.
Mani und Jani
(Translated by Google)
We wanted to move out of Barcelona City into a quiet environment. A small house with a large garden was our wish. We searched in vain for several weeks. So we decided to turn on a broker and Marion was suggested to us by Happy Expat. Communication was immediately casual and amicable. She really tried to implement our ideas. To our astonishment, she found the perfect house for us. We were also lucky with the owners.
Everything worked so well that we even took over the dogs. A stroke of luck in every respect. Therefore, once again, "Thank you, Marion".
Mani and Jani
(Translated by Google) In one word: Fantastic! We can recommend Marion from Happy Expat without a doubt! Marion is very nice, very professional, responds very quickly and very expertly to questions via WhatsApp, Videocall or e-mail. She is very well informed about the housing market (purchase and rent) and switches very quickly and decisively. We had been looking for a rental house in the Sitges / Olivella region for several months, but our experience showed that we had difficult contact with (the locally oriented) Spanish real estate agents. Marion, on the other hand, speaks perfect English, Dutch, German and Spanish / Catalan, which is truly a relief. Within 4 days (!!!) after our first contact, Marion managed to get the ideal rental property, exactly in the desired area, for us. In addition to finding your ideal home, Marion also gives advice or is happy to help you arrange related matters such as a fixed internet connection, pool maintenance, importing your car, insurance, etc. So are you looking for a property in the Sitges region? / Olivella, please contact Marion from Happy Expat !!
In één woord: Fantastisch! We kunnen Marion van Happy Expat zonder enige twijfel aanbevelen! Marion is ontzettend aardig, zeer professioneel, reageert bijzonder snel en zeer deskundig op vragen per WhatsApp, Videocall of e-mail. Ze is zeer goed op de hoogte van de woningmarkt (koop en huur) en schakelt bijzonder snel en doortastend. We waren al enkele maanden op zoek naar een huurhuis in de regio Sitges/Olivella, maar onze ervaring leerde dat we moeizaam contact kregen met (de lokaal georiënteerde) Spaanse makelaars. Marion spreekt daarentegen perfect Engels, Nederlands, Duits en Spaans/Catalaans hetgeen werkelijk een verademing is. Marion heeft binnen 4 dagen (!!!) na ons eerste contact de ideale huurwoning, precies in het gewenste gebied, voor ons weten te bemachtigen. Naast het vinden van je ideale woning geeft Marion ook advies of helpt je graag bij het regelen van aanverwante zaken zoals een vaste internetaansluiting, zwembad onderhoud, importeren van je auto, verzekering, etc. Dus bent u op zoek naar een woning in de regio Sitges/Olivella, neem dan zeker contact op met Marion van Happy Expat!!
Marion was very helpful and very professional in finding a place for me in Vinyet (Sitges) and when she first took me on, she said "We will find something for you, within a month" and that is what happened. You are really in good hands, when you sign on with Happy Expat(s) and Marion will work very hard and dedicated finding you the perfect home. I would do it again. What can I say, I am a Happy Expat customer;) All the best, Henrik
I'm so happy to have met Marion and her Happy Expat Services! She is professional, efficient, friendly ... and has huge knowledge about the local area. Would highly recommend her. Thanks for all your help Marion!
Buscaba algo hermoso, y no solo superó nuestra expectativa, sino que encontramos calidad profesional y calidez humana... una gran combinación en su persona! Gracias Marion!!!!
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He was looking for something beautiful, and not only exceeded our expectation, but we found professional quality and human warmth ... a great combination on his person! Thanks Marion !!!!