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Hello Mercedes and Julie,

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Julie and Mercedes.  
Julie and Mercedes are an amazing team. They are extremely knowledgeable and proved to be a valuable resource every step of the way. We were also highly impressed with how responsive they were throughout numerous emails and phone calls. Julie and Mercedes worked diligently throughout the process of finding and purchasing a plot of land and the entire process of purchase was seamless.
 
They really care about their clients and about the quality of work they perform. If you are looking for an agent that cares more about you and your needs and less about commission, stop looking you have found them!

 

Name: Gill and Tom Finnegan

Comments: Hi Julie and Mercedes,

Tom and I just wanted to send you a big thank you for all your help with our replacement NIE's, I don't know what we would have done without you guys!
After all these years you didn't hesitate to work on our behalf and chatting to us like it was only yesterday you sold us our land instead of 8 years ago! 
Your service then was outstanding and your friendship now seems to know no bounds.
 
Thanks again,
 
P.S. Booked our appointment for our residency cards in January, have your phone switched on eh...lol............xxx

 

Name: Alex and Julie Hammond

Comments: We had a good fortune to find Finca Casa Aragon's website when searching for a property in Spain. Not only do all the properties seemed to be fairly priced (no foreigner premium!) but all the notes and advice on the site were spot on.  Julie and Mercedes made the whole buying process so easy - their local knowledge and contacts ensured that we had access to appropriate professionals as and when required. What a fantastic team! 

But that's not all. When they say "We will provide ongoing support" they really DO mean it. Do you need a burning license, a will, an architect? Julie and Mercedes will point you in a right direction (and will even assist with language problems) well after the purchase was completed. Try this with any other estate agent (realtor)!

We would wholeheartedly recommend Julie and Mercedes to anyone seeking to buy property in this lovely region of Spain. Alex and Julie Hammond


We had a good fortune to find Finca Casa Aragon's website when searching for a property in Spain. Not only do all the properties seemed to be fairly priced (no foreigner premium!) but all the notes and advice on the site were spot on.  Julie and Mercedes made the whole buying process so easy - their local knowledge and contacts ensured that we had access to appropriate professionals as and when required. What a fantastic team! 

But that's not all. When they say "We will provide ongoing support" they really DO mean it. Do you need a burning license, a will, an architect? Julie and Mercedes will point you in a right direction (and will even assist with language problems) well after the purchase was completed. Try this with any other estate agent (realtor)!

We would wholeheartedly recommend Julie and Mercedes to anyone seeking to buy property in this lovely region of Spain.  

 

Name: Roy Grimshaw & Rosemary Neal

Comments: Through our business as renovators and restorers of historic and character houses throughout Europe we have searched for and purchased many houses and  without doubt the best service we have ever experienced has been provided by Julie and Mercedes at Finca-Casa-Aragon.

From the initial contact to the final purchase,  Julie was on hand at all times to answer our queries and to source all the information we required.

Mercedes stops at nothing to solve the  problems that obviously crop up with any purchase , particularly one in the “Real  Spain”  where the local systems are not set up for the large numbers of expats that buy property on the Costa’s.

From our experience each country has its own peculiarities with “Red Tape”  and some months after our purchase, both Mercedes and Julie are continuing to provide help with the  odd niggle such as changing electricity and water meters.

We consider them as our friends as I know most of their clients do and we whole heartedly recommend their services to anyone looking to buy in the “Real Spain”.

Roy & Rosemary

Name: Rob & Sue Howard
Comments: After 5 visits and a year of searching we met Julie on the web...Job done! We flew over and met Julie. She had a short list of properties which actually met with our requirements (unlike many other agents who don't seem to listen but just show you anything!) and the first property we saw was the dream farmhouse that we'd been looking for. We were then introduced to the owners the next day, met up with a great solicitor in Tarragona and then owned it about 6 weeks later - Brilliant. We knew that we were onto a good thing with the property and Julie when she said "Yes, use a solicitor if you want - No problem"...If any other agents try to convince you that solicitors are a waste of money and shouldn't be used then maybe this is a warning sign! Julie and Merci are honest and hard working and you can trust them. If you do go with them you'll be as happy as we are. Thanks for everything ladies
 

Name: Gerrie and Anne
Comments: Hello everybody, Just a few words to thank Julie and Mercedes for their help and patience with all our questions concerning the finca we bought! We met Julie in the summer and she really listened verry well to our wishes and we spent a whole day looking at different finca's. Back home in Holland, Julie supplied us with loads of information on the finca we preferred and this january we bought it! I really hope we'll stay in contact with Julie and Mercedes, because they are really nice and I suppose they can help us in the time coming ! For people living in the area (we bought in Maella) it would be nice to come in contact with you and share experiences on spanish life! Gerrie and Anne
 

Name: John Barrass
Comments: We were floundering around Catalonia until we met Julie, who introduced us to the Matarraña. She has the know-how and the personal energy to make things work down here, and was incredibly generous with her time and advice. She's been through the hoops before and lets you know what to anticipate, without getting the problems out of proportion. It's mainly down to Julie that we've decided to buy in the area, and it's good to know that we'll have such a positive, can-do neighbour. Thanks, Julie - looking forward to a drink with you in Corbera or Calaceite.
12/03/2007 (GMT Time)

Name: pete,shirl,sarah,colin,dan,etc
Comments: a massive thankyou to both julie and mercedes!if you cant find what you are looking for with these two i doubt it exists.their passion for the region,coupled with knowledge takes some of the stresses out,we hope that this is only the start of our dealings with you and cant recommend you enough.THANKS
 

Name: Su & Malcolm
Comments: Julie & Mercedes are fantastic people. They devote their time to helping their clients with every detail. They don't hide anything about the rules from you. Truly good people and they work so hard. They found us just what we wanted and it is so beautiful. Thank you both for such a good service. Try not to work so hard girls, save more time to enjoy what is a beautiful region.
 

Name: Lyndsey
Comments: Julie & Mercedes offer a very professional and helpful service. We stayed in Spain for 2 weeks, to find our finca. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they assisted us with applying for NIE numbers so that we could buy our property. They introduced us to the local Mayor, and found us an English speaking Architect to design the house, and also found us a registered Spanish construction company. We would recommend their service to anyone. They are very knowledgable about the local area, and if there is something they dont know, they quickly found the answers for us. The properties advertised with them, are generally cheaper than local estate agents, and we are completely satisfied with everything they have done for us. See you soon girls, when we come back to start the building of the house, and again thank you so much for all that you have done for us, we have every confidence in you.
 

Name: Mark
Comments: Hi There, We met Julie in may we think she is an exeption in the estate business. Honest and objective information without the rubbish we heard from a lot of other agents. Keep up the good work with your small and beautifull service Julie! (And yes, it is a shame we bought from another agent ;-) Mark
 

Name: Marie & Gary
Comments: The service that Julie & Mercedes offer is second to none. We bought a finca through them 1 year ago. The support and advice that they have given us, before, during and after the sale has been invaluable. The service is above and beyond anything you would expect – big or small nothing is too much trouble for them. They obviously share a passion for the area which comes across in the quality of the service they offer. We had never met ‘estate agents’ who were genuine before (and we had met some really dodgy ones in our quest!). It is a refreshing and friendly service. Hats off to you ladies you’ve done yourselves proud. Many, Many thanks for all that you have done (and continue to do big grin) for us.
 

Name: Annie & Roger
Comments: Julie & Mercedes are two gems - they found us our dream finca after just 4 days of driving around the area. Their patience never lapsed and we are delighted with our little piece of Spain. They helped us with local contacts including dealing with the notary. A real bonus as we do not yet speak Spanish! They don't just say bye bye when its over but have helped us with numerous things, even finding a hotel for us to stay in on our second visit. When we got lost trying to find it, after a night at Stansted with no sleep, we phoned Julie in desperation. She phoned the hotel and got the proprietor to drive out and lead us in! We can wholeheartedly recommend them as people to trust when buying in the area. Julie & Merce - a big thank you XX
 

Name: Andrew Davies
Comments: This is the first time I have ever been in a position to recommend people whom I have never met. Trying to buy property in Spain when one is literally the other side of the world in the Philippines and unable to make a visit to view is some undertaking! No stranger to Spain , and after various fruitless visits and downright dodgy agents, it has been a total delight to have found Julie. She has been totally supportive and helpful in every way - especially in patience when most agents simply considered I was not a serious buyer and couldn't be bothered to reply. She and Mercedes continue to be on hand during the current purchase process, and there has never been any question of 'talking up' a property to get a sale.. in fact the reverse is more true , that they were so concerned I might misunderstand what I was buying and were very factual about a property's shortcomings. Whilst this remains an ongoing process for the time being, I can say I wrote to her some time ago that I would be most happy if it were to be 'her' sale… and I am delighted it was. I have total confidence in recommending them to anyone in the certain knowledge that whatever problem might be encountered, they would be entirely supposrtive and helpful regarding a solution. Many thanks ladies, and it will bemuch as my pleasure to meet in person as it will to achieve the Completion.
 

Name: Vlad & Annie
Comments: When we were thinking of buying a property in Spain, we didn’t know really where to start and were concerned over rogue estate agents and getting stung. After lots of internet searching we came across Libercasa and a few fincas that caught our eye. We emailed and got an immediate response from Julie. The content of her emails were always informative, friendly and encouraging. She was very good in helping us to narrow down our list of 50 to about 10! Her judgement is objective and the list of properties she provided for us and spot on. 4 weeks later we went to meet Julie and Merci and after a 3 day stay, were back of the plane having found our finca. Over the next 6 weeks Julie and Merci worked very hard on our behalf, making sure we were doing our bit and all the paperwork was in order. There was always an answer to our many, many questions and if they didn’t know the answer, they made every effort to find one.
 

Name: Vlad & Annie
Comments: quite surprised how stress free the whole process was and I’m sure that was down to the fantastic, personal service Julie and Merci provide. From documentation to recommending accommodation, they will do all they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. At times, we were still sceptical but I think this was because the whole process was so smooth and we were still looking for the catch. If anyone out there is looking for a property then contact Julie first. Julie and Merci are honest, reliable and provide a professional service that’s second to none! Keep up the good work; I hope your service flourishes – you deserve it!
 

Name: Monique&Hans &Estrella
Comments: Hello Julie and Mercedes, whe are verry happy whit you becaus you helpt find our finca.You helpt us whit almost everything and translate for us.And now whe are working at the finca and bulding our wooden hous you are stil helping whit things.Whe became friends to you. Ill see that the site is working people are writhing in your guestbook i also put your site on my site so people can see it. Ceep up the good work.wink http://www.freewebs.com/estrellalayka/ Monique
 

Name: Nick Simmonds
Comments: Hello property hunters - I wanted to share the experience of my trip to aragon and the very high standard of service offered by Julie and Mercedes. Julie answered my initial email enquiry within a matter of hours providing me with open and honest answers to my questions and offering loads of other relevant information besides. Within a fortnight I was off to aragon where I stayed in accodmodation arranged by Julie - completely stress free. The following day I met up with Julie and we drove around viewing about 6 fincas in total. What impressed me was Julie's knowledge of the area, her very helpful advice about what you need to do in order to be in a position to buy (insurance numbers, bank accounts etc), of what is and isn't possible if you buy to reform in aragon - and of course her honest and open approach. Julie also introduced me to some of her local Spanish friends as well as to some people that have bought and that are now developing their fincas.
 

Name: paddy wagon
Comments: i'll be brief,cos this is all you need to know. these two women, julie and mercedes, have a seemingly boundless energy to get you where you want to be. their knowledge of all the impending pitfalls is a resource you'll not put your hands on so easily any where else. by far the best thing about them, and you'll witness this personally at first sight, is their unswerving honesty. from the minute you start talking to them you can count in the thousands of euros how much money you're not throwing away to the sharks by simply listening to their long learned advice. it's all true and i have nothing but admiration for the pair of them. can you think of a single estate agent anywhere in the world who would get that sort of feedback? good luck, paddy.
 

Name: Dorothy Simmens
Comments: Although i haven't yet bought a property, Julie & Mercedes have been an absolute Godsend for me. They are so helpful and professional in their approach to everything they do. They are like walking encyclopaedias on the area of Matarrana.
 

Name: Tony & Jane (Fabara)
Comments: Jane & I took a good five years plus of searching to find for our perfect quiet Finca with enough land in Northern Spain, throughout all that time Julie was as helpful as anyone could be, never tiring of answering all our questions. When it came to the purchase procedure etc, I met Mercedes who helped with everything; I think back fondly to my times leading expeditions in the Himalaya, and over ten years, only one expedition went according to plan, on every other occasion you need an expedition leader on hand to fix the problems and keep things moving seemingly on-wards - In Spain throughout the entire buying process Mercedes was a similarly wonderful 'fixer'. Based on our experiences, I would have no hesitation in recommending both Julie and Mercedes to you, they are lovely ladies, extremely professional, helpful and kind, we couldn't have managed without them. Many thanks Tony & Jane (Fabara)
 

Name: mike and mags adkins
Comments: Just bought a beautiful finca in the Matarrana region, the whole process was easy from start to finish, much simpler than buying in the UK! Julie and Mercedes were a pleasure to work with. We will be holidaying on the finca for a year or two then, hopefully, moving over permanently.
 

Name: Heleen de Bakker
Comments: ments: We bought a house in Maella, Aragon through Finca Casa Aragón, and that went smootly. We could not have asked for a better agent then Julie. She was ( and still is) a great help with everything we needed to know, from actually buying the place, to help with all the arragnements for taxes, electricity, bank accounts etc. Also her Spanish business partner Mercedes was fantastic. I am still greatefull for all the help, we couldnt have done it without them. Thanks al lot ladies!! 27/03/2014 me)
 

Name: Heleen de Bakker
Comments: We bought a house in Maella, Aragon through Finca Casa Aragón, and that went smootly. We could not have asked for a better agent then Julie. She was ( and still is) a great help with everything we needed to know, from actually buying the place, to help with all the arragnements for taxes, electricity, bank accounts etc. Also her Spanish business partner Mercedes was fantastic. I am still greatefull for all the help, we couldnt have done it without them. Thanks al lot ladies!!