From initial introduction to the purchase of our dream home in Spain, Steve was excellent taking time and never rushing us to make a decision, allowing us to rule out so many properties until the perfect villa was on the market, on and off for over 2 years he showed patience and professionalism that often is lacking by others. Thanks again Chris and Shell
Review by Bimbsi Sladak5 months ago
Steve was recommended to us by friends who had bought a property in La Cala , from the moment we met he was friendly, professional , knowledgeable and very patient given our frequent change of mind ! Steve was very relaxed and the whole process of viewing properties was efficient and hassle free. Once we found the property of our dreams Steve helped with the negotiations and with his network of reliable contacts we quickly had the contract sorted. He arranged the notary and helped set up,our Spanish bank account - all hassle free.
Steve also put us in contact with Colin who has project managed all of the renovation work - without doubt he is a true professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending him and his company. He is simply a great bloke who offers exemplary customer service - we will always be grateful for his advice, suggestions and humour
Review by Polic11 months ago
We looked at many individual properties over the years near Marbella. However, when we really entered the buying market we made the typical UK newbie mistake by booking individual agents to look at individual properties. Big Mistake!
If you don’t know, the way it works in Spain is the estate agents all have access to all the same listings. So, if you do like we did, you pretty much end up with them all wanting to show you a list of properties which will inevitably mean one agent gets the keys to a property you have booked to see with another agent.
So what do you want as a property buyer?
You want someone that is trustworthy, listens to what you are looking for, understands your red lines and then actually spends some time using their knowledge of the area to help you build a good list. Many agents say this, but then send you a list they spent 5 minutes on with properties that completely ignore your criteria.
You may also think you have a perfect list. But what you don’t know is that Property X is outside your price range and not on your list but Steve happens to know the seller will settle in your price range.
This is where a good agent really adds value and that is why we highly recommend Steve as that is what he found for us. In fact, on our 2nd meeting with Steve we were lucky enough to have 2 properties that we were happy with. One we then went on to purchase.
In addition to all this, what make Steve unique to us and sets him apart from all the others is that even months after we bought the property and he got his commission he still helps us by recommending good window companies, building suppliers, where the closest skip is, people who come and take away items you don’t want for free etc.
If you are looking to buy a property, we can’t recommend Steve enough – book him for a couple of viewings and see for yourself.
Review by Skimming Kuraitis1 year ago
This is our story we would like to share.
After many months of our enduring property search we were fortunate to make contact with Steve Dixon at IFIND MARBELLA.COM.
We talked endlessly with Steve who listened to our requirements concerning the property and its location (a difficult task I might add).
However, Steve was able to find properties which ticked all the boxes and we immediately visited Spain.
Steve arranged appointments and escorted us to property viewings without the usual sales pressure and gimmicks. He was there with informative information assisting us with the good and bad points relative to each property. He had extensive knowledge to answer our questions and queries accurately and professionally.
Once we were in the position to make an offer (a house we had chosen on Manilva Beach Complex) he recommended a Solicitor, contacted the Notary and introduced us to our Bank Manager. Steve also talked us through using HiFx to arrange the transaction of funds.
He took the stress out of buying a property and gave us the chance to enjoy the process,
Steve accompanied the Solicitor to the Notary on our behalf as we were back in the UK and took hold of the keys until we were able to visit Spain again.
Our story does not end here.
Our house required building work and Steve was there again to assist he recommended reputable builders which were project managed by Colin and I am now happy to say the building work has commenced.
Steve has been there for us at each step of the property buying process and made it an enjoyable and easy experience.
We owe you a MASSIVE THANKYOU Steve we couldn't have achieved this without you and it doesn't end there we have received a wonderful house warming gift from you too.
Look no further when searching for your property contact Steve Dixon at IFIND MARBELLA.COM he will not disappoint.
Review by NikiM1 year ago
We first met Steve Dixon back in 2015, when we came out to Marbella to look for a family holiday home. We had actually been on two previous visits and where shown around by different agents. We found Steve by chance on the internet as we found his website IfindMarbella the best, most up to date and as infrequent internet users the most user friendly website. We arranged a trip to view a number properties with IfindMarbella.
On meeting Steve we immediately felt comfortable and it was obvious that we were receiving profession, well considered advice. Steve had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the wider Marbella/Estepona area and showed us a number of very good properties. Having viewed properties for 3 days, we finally concluded that we had not found anything that was perfect. You could say we were very fussy. Steve was extremely understanding and did not pressure us in any way. This made us both feel very comfortable and we concluded that if ever we bought a Spanish property we would only use Steve and IfindMarbella.
On returning to the UK we then invested in a UK property and put the Spanish holiday home on hold.
Jump forward to 2018 and we reinvigorated our Spanish property search. We contacted Steve and arranged to come out and view a specific property that was on his website. Steve met us and it was if we were renewing acquaintances with an old friend. On viewing the property we both fell in love with it and immediately arranged to visit the solicitor and put down a deposit.
Throughout the legal process Steve kept us fully informed and advised us on each step of the way. We finally acquired the property a few days ago and Steve met us at the property and explained in detail the various household systems as well as relevant contact numbers, gardener, etc.
Throughout our 3 year search we found Steve Dixon to be extremely helpful and professional and we would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Spain.
Paul and Debbie Houghton
Review by Appar1 year ago
If you are looking for a property in this area then Steve will find it for you. His attention to detail and patience is second to none and he will go the 'extra mile' to make sure you get the place you really want. After over 12 months of looking and visiting the area (and viewing many places) we finally found the perfect property in Torrenueva (La Cala). Steve was involved in all aspects of the negotiations from start to finish and was even there to meet us to hand over the keys! . Now that we are settled in he is always available for any advice and support we need. During our last visit he called in to see how we were doing. If you are considering buying a place in the Costa Del Sol area, i would recommend that your first call should be to Steve at 'I Find Marbella'.
Review by Meinhard1 year ago
I found Steve whilst looking for a home in Spain.
After having met a few other property companies Steve was a breath of fresh air.
I immediately felt he was a decent individual and somebody I could trust.
Steve gave me all the facts and pitfalls of buying abroad and had a team of expert lawyers in place who dealt with all affairs quickly and efficiently.
Steve negotiated the best price for my property and made sure that all legal requirements were met and all essential processes were in place.
I would have no reservation in recommending Steve as a thoroughly decent hardworking and helpful estate agent.
He guided and was on hand at every step of the way on what could have been a very stressful procedure.
He made it completely smooth sailing and I am over the moon with my purchase.
Review by Puppi1 year ago
Having just returned to the UK from 5 year's in Hong Kong -we were a little almost depressed - as repat is 100% harder than expat for sure- so we decided to just start the process of looking for a second family home in Marbella over the Easter weekend in 2018. To be honest we thought it would take month's if not year's and in terms of the price point we set a 12 month search would give us the time to get the rest of the cash together without selling our principle home. We spent a lot of the weekend in/out of various Villa's/Apartment's and quickly focussed on what we didn't like which gave a much tighter area search and a much more focussed Monday on the internet ! We had decided that we wanted a penthouse apartment , beachside as close to Elveria that we could find and a call to Steve helped move that search on in double quick time. From the moment we walked into the apartment as the phrase goes, "we knew immediately this was the one" and in less than 2 hour's we had made an offer - with Steve's guidance- adjusted it and had our second offer accepted. Thanks Steve. That was the easy part and it was from that point that Steve showed what true customer service really is, he helped in the legal process (even though we had our own lawyer) he chased through on the inventory, inspected the property the day before we were due to sign for it, attended the completion meeting and then met us on the day we arrived so he could swap the barrels of the locks on the apartment - outstanding Steve. Even since we took possession Steve has been on hand to help with tiles falling off the wall , connection of TV and sorting out many other little irritable things. Indeed only last Thursday I called Steve to say my son was at the apartment and couldn't get the TV working, no problem to Steve all sorted within the hour.
Couldn't recommend Steve highly enough
Review by Arlenys1 year ago
We have now had our apartment in Estepona for 7 months and are enjoying lots of visits, we would not be there if we hadn't found Steve at ifindmarbella.......
We came across Steve by chance when we saw a property on a website that linked to ifindmarbella, well what a chance find it turned out to be!
From the moment we communicated with Steve, giving him our criteria and our list of properties that we were interested in, he gave us his full undivided attention and helped to filter properties for our first visit.
Our first visit was just after the 2017 new year celebrations and Steve kicked off the year in style for us! We told Steve we were quite fussy and it would probalably take 50 viewings for us to find something, I think we pretty much hit this figure.
When we met Steve the first time, he had arranged about 15 viewings over a few days, he had arranged all the timings through the respective agents, and came with us to all the appointments. During this first visit we got to appreciate Steves knowledge and professionalism. Any questions we had were answered thoroughly, we had never purchased a property outside of England so the whole process was quite daunting for us. He reassured us , gave us invaluable information, which ultimately helped us make up our minds and and with recommended lawyers assistance and banking arrangements, all was easily put in place.
We met Steve another 6 times to view more properties, Steve was patient with us as we discarded one after another, had second viewings and even third viewings,we eventually decided on something that wasn't the original remit! Through all this time Steve helped us along the way, with phone calls and emails always quickly responded too.
We cannot thank Steve and his team enough, he made our dream a reality and now we are enjoying that dream. We would recommend Steve wholeheartedly to anyone looking to purchase in Spain.
Review by Naythene Karijosemito1 year ago
Cue music :Mission Impossible : trying to find a villa in the south of Spain when you live on the South Island of New Zealand....it’s a long way !
I found Steve’s company ( ifindmarbella ) on line so decided to make contact. I’ve been dreaming of having a home in the south of Spain for 10 years and Steve has made that dream a reality. From the 1st exchange of emails I recognised a real professional with integrity . I didn’t make the search easy as I had a long list of very specific requirements but Steve listened, talked about priorities and then came forward with a range of different properties to consider.
He explained how it all works in Spain without making it seem daunting, talked about areas, investment potential, resale opportunities and add on costs so from the get go I had a complete picture. We viewed various villas and he took the time talk me through the pros and cons of each one without once coming across as pushy or flippant, he was always enthusiastic and 100% with you.
I started the search on my own ( was joined half way through by my British based best friend) so Steve was my sounding board . Delighted to say I made a decision and purchased a villa in Mijas Pueblo . Steve helped with the lawyer, who I gave power of attorney to so he could act on my behalf when I returned to NZ , he introduced me to the bank manager who set up my Spanish account , advised on how to get the best currency deal and generally sorted everything out.
I’m now back in NZ , contracts on the villa all signed off and all done within a month ! It hasn’t stopped there, Steve is organising pool man, gardener, security and providing help and advise on a range of questions. If your worrying about how much all of this costs, don’t, after the normal estate agents fees for finding the property everything he does is because he loves what he does, is an honest and trustworthy guy who wants to do what he can to help his clients. It’s an outstanding service and I feel I have been looked after every step of the way.....and I’m on the other side of the world !
Review by Muzaki Worktop1 year ago
Best Agent in Costa Del Sol!
We decided to purchase a property in Marbella and approached a few different agents in the Marbella area with our requirements. Unfortunately, they did not listen or try to understand what we were looking for - instead they bombarded us with numerous properties that failed to meet our criteria. In a nutshell many of the other agents appeared to be looking for was a quick sale and the commission!!
Steve was recommended to us by a good friend who had lived in Marbella for over 15 years. He informed us out of the 100’s of agents in and around the area, Steve at I FIND MARBELLA was the only agent he could vouch on.
We contacted Steve the next day and he invited us round for a chat to discuss our requirements and see how he could help. The first thing that struck me was Steve’s open and honest approach, he listened to what we were looking for and then explained how the whole process would work.
We then discussed different areas and Steve identified to us a few areas that we had not even thought of which he said would have some fantastic opportunities for renovation and growth. Unlike other agents, Steve was genuinely interested in helping us find something that ticked all the boxes – he wasn’t just seeing it as an opportunity to earn some commission.
Steve also informed us he could put us in direct contact with reliable trustworthy Lawyers, Accountants, Architects, Banks, Tradesmen etc so he could provide us with the full package we were looking for. It’s so daunting when you live in another Country, there are so many untrustworthy people and companies around that it can be a minefield finding the ones you can trust, rely on and provide the service that you require.
We felt at ease with Steve and had the confidence after our lengthy discussion that he would find us our dream villa…………..
And that he did!!!!!!!!!!
After viewing around 10 different properties (some we went back twice to for additional visits) we eventually settled on not 1 but 2 ! Steve collected us each time and took us for the viewings, at no point in time did he pressurise us or try to sway our decisions. He was patient and an extremely good sounding board. I would speak to Steve a few times each day to discuss viewings and iron out all the pro’s and con’s. He was extremely valuable to us and made our purchasing decisions so much easier, we were thankful to have been introduced to him.
Whilst the 1st villa would be our family villa the 2nd would be an investment. Both requiring renovation work to meet our criteria and hopefully over the next few years both giving us some healthy growth in our invested capital.
Steve negotiated the prices for us and started the whole legal purchase. He introduced us to Juan – Steve’s recommended lawyer who did a fantastic job for us. He was so thorough and didn’t leave any stone unturned. Juan then recommended us a Tax Accountant and even came to the meetings with us to see that the process was kept as smooth as possible.
We cannot express how grateful we are for Steve’s open, honest approach. He has made the whole process so simple and pain free.
Steve also introduced us to a Bank Manager who set new Spanish accounts up and gave us quotes for all our insurance requirements. They too were extremely helpful and everything was carried out with 100% ease and efficiency.
As our villa required some renovation works to upgrade and make it into exactly what we wanted, Steve introduced us to a whole team of tradesman who are all project managed by Colin. All I can say is what a fantastic bunch of guys. So helpful, genuine and thoughtful. As we are against deadlines to have the works complete the guys have worked over the Xmas holiday period to ensure that everything is on target. Colin is such a thorough meticulous Project Manager we are delighted with the services and quality of work that he and the team are doing for us.
I am so happy to have met Steve and he will definitely be finding our next property for us! What we find with Steve is that he is so passionate and dedicated with what he does, he goes that extra mile and is at the top of the league with customer service and client satisfaction.
Steve is in it for the long term not just a quick fix like many of the other agents we have come across clearly are!
I too, like my friend who recommended us to Steve, would personally vouch for Steve and I FIND MARBELLA and I have to say in my 25 years of running my own company I cannot say that about many people.
Review by Muzodude1 year ago
Steve went above and beyond to help me find my dream place. Very patient and flexible throughout the process. I would highly recommend.
Review by Arunesh Medcraff1 year ago
I entrusted Steve at I Find Marbella to help me find a property on the Costa del Sol, he was super professional throughout and gave me the low down on the local property market, some property hot spots and up & coming areas to look out for. Steve found us a stunning apartment up in the La Quinta area which was close to my son's new school Aloha and now we are all set for September. Could not be happier! :)
Review by Darcel1 year ago
Very pleased with your services.
Review by Antzela2 years ago
Buying your dream house abroad is at the same exciting but also daunting when you don’t know the local laws and regulations and your only knowledge of the area is a few holidays time .
After many online searches we contacted a few months ago a number of agencies and none of them impressed us : either too pushy to « flog us « the first house , without having understood our needs correctly , then bombarding us with phone calls and emails or left with junior employees who showed us houses with no care or interest .
Then we came across I find Marbella and Steve and the whole experience changed .
Steve took the time to properly meet us and understand our needs . Then he explained to us the process in Spain and informed us of how he had selected partners to work with : solicitor , notary , bank , should we need these . A feeling of trust did devopp straightaway . He organised a selection of properties for us to view over two different trips over a couple of months .
He was never pushy , but always informative and always very patient .We thought it would take us a long time to find our house as we had looked on the internet for many months , but on the second trip our dream house turned up . It was not always straightforward with the vendor and took longer than expected , but up to the signature at the solicitors offices in our absence ( we gave power of attorney to a notary , which was a smooth exercise ) Steve was present and acting in our interests .
He kept us informed all the way , was always easy to reach . The best compliment we can give him is if our best friend had acted on our behalf he would not have done anything more .
We have been very pleased with the solicitor , the notary and the bank manager he did introduced us .All very professional and easy to deal with.
We have now started to enjoy our beautiful house , and once again we have turned up to Steve for recommendations for decorator , electrician ....and best supermarkets -:) We look forward to keep Steve as a friend.
Even in the UK we never had this exceptional experience with any estate agency ..
Review by Ufifitotot2 years ago
We were looking to purchase a property in the Estepona region and found Steve's site on the internet following which we arranged a visit. Steve has access to an extensive list of properties and during our time in Spain arranged site visits to a number that matched our criteria. Whilst on our first trip we didn't find exactly what we were looking for Steve was able to identify a development which matched our requirements and committed to keep a watching brief. In the months following an ideal beach-side apartment became available on the complex. Steve negotiated the purchase for us and the legal formalities were completed very smoothly.
To make it our perfect holiday home we decided it required a serious makeover, which included having walls removed, underfloor heating fitted, new tiling, electrics and redecoration throughout. I put the work out to tender before awarding the contract to a team of English guys that Steve recommended who have been living and working in Spain for several years. Colin deserves a special mention for project managing the works. He kept in regular contact and everything was completed on time and to budget. We couldn't be happier with the finished article.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to anyone who is serious about finding a home on the Costa. He has a wealth of knowledge an easy manner and if our experience is anything to go by I can guarantee he won't disappoint.
Review by Aliver2 years ago
I can't recommend ifindmarbella and steve Dixon enough
Totally professional throughout the whole buying process, patient and informative of the steps and stages of buying a property in Spain
He quickly understood our needs based on discussions and viewing visits. Thus he recommended properties appropriate to our needs whilst also allowing us the flexibility to suggest properties we had found through our own searching
Right from the beginning steve helped us solve particular issues and problems with the subtleties of property purchase to such a point they became irrelevant in the whole process
He recommended various contacts ...... lawyer, bank manager, painter decorator with everyone of them as professional and sincere as steve
It's been a pleasure doing business and can honestly say I treat steve as a friend now as well as business contact
Review by Aravena2 years ago
Steve was such a massive help. Can't recommend him highly enough. His expertise, patience and ability to suss out what was really important to us as buyers was invaluable. We found a wonderful townhouse in La Cala which we already love. Thanks for all your help!
Review by Goknur Heptinstall2 years ago
Huge thanks specifically to Tony for his incredible high level of support and co-operation with our recent property purchase in Spain. We have been hugely impressed with the excellent service, professionalism and prompt co-operation throughout the whole process. Steve made it all quite effortless and was on hand to help at all times, often late at night when normally you would never get a response! Having the confidence to know that we had contact 'on the ground' locally whilst we were out of the country made the whole transaction very straightforward and seemless. We simply couldn't have done it otherwise and remain hugely grateful to Steve and I FIND MARBELLA. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Steve and the team, you are truly our superstars.
Review by Tool2 years ago
Steve Dixon has earned our highest praise as owner of ‘IfindMarbella’ and we most highly recommend Steve and his team. Steve advised us with his unique depth of experience and long time knowledge of Marbella. With respect for his complete professionalism, we especially appreciate his trusted advice, congenial manner, and his very helpful spirit ---always going the extra mile.
A delight to work with, Steve guided us with patience and expertise throughout our property search to a successful transaction and beyond. He continued to be a team player, and advised with construction renovation and property management.
Our confidence in Steve’s judgement, sound advice and willingness to do 'whatever it takes' will continue for years to come, as we pose new challenges to him for our next ventures. Undaunted, and with the ease of a consummate professional, he will find the next great opportunity. It will undoubtedly be fun—--and successful.
Review by Austin2 years ago
I'll keep it short and sweet - if you want to buy a property in the south of Spain speak to Steve as I'm sure he can help. Cracking guy, honest, approachable and always happy to help. The process was smooth from start to finish. Thanks Steve
Review by Kingsbury Derrow2 years ago
It is easy to provide good service when the job in hand is simple and straight forward. The real test of quality of service is when the underlying job is difficult. We made Steve's job difficult by choosing to buy a problem property with a complicated history! The good news is that the story has a happy ending thanks to Steve.
First off, Steve is a really nice guy and easy to deal with. He answers all of your questions quickly and efficiently. He knows the area inside out, and as a novice to buying in Spain, he got me up to speed very quickly on the areas, the system and the culture. This inside knowledge is invaluable, and if you are new to buying in Spain then you really need a Steve to guide you. No amount of google searches will give you the quality of advice that Steve can give.
Our transaction took about 10 months to complete, in-spite of us deciding to buy pretty much the first house that Steve showed us on the first day we met him. The difficulties related to the title to the house and a bank not releasing security. As I say, not simple, and that is where you really need the help of someone like Steve. We tried various ways of solving the problem, and we also started looking again, and in the end we got pretty much what we started out looking for on the same community, so it was a happy ending. Ten months from making an offer to closing is a long time, even in Spain, and in that time Steve maintained good contact, chased down the vendor and turned up on the closing to bring it over the line. Along the way Steve can help you with things like bank accounts and lawyers, and will even help you with lots of the nitty gritty practical issues involved in setting up a new home.
If you are thinking of buying in and around Marbella, why would you not want Steve to help you!
Review by Pranvera2 years ago
We have only good to say about Steve and iFind in Marbella. Steve was our agent in the area. He showed us several apartments. He always responded very quickly to our questions and he did a lot of work to find the best possible apartment for us. He really knows the area gave us important information.
We did find an apartment, which filled all our demands. Also the process on making the contract etc went smoothly.
Steve is also a very nice person! We can highly recommend Steve and iFinf in Marbella.
Review by Jadis Jumalieva2 years ago
After working with Steve from iFind Marbella this August and purchasing a property through him, we are happy to recommend him as an estate agent.
Steve's very personalized approach sets him apart from other agents in the area. When working with him you quickly notice the benefits of a smaller agency that devotes its attention to each individual client. After discovering iFind Marbella and a few other agencies online via the AIPP website, we contacted each one directly to see which agents would be most responsive. Steve's personal phone call the very next day made him stand out as the only agent who responded with such attention. Without pressurizing at all, he clearly outlined the entire purchasing process so we would know exactly what to expect.
Steve listened to our list of priorities and prepared an appropriate itinerary based on them. All of the properties he showed us matched our criteria. At no point did he pressurize us about any property. We truly saw him as being "on our side."
Once we did decide on a property, Steve made sure that the process was moving along. He remained in contact with frequent updates and was always available and responded very quickly.
If you are looking for an estate agent who will truly listen and work for you, Steve at iFind Marbella is a great choice.
Review by Laureen3 years ago
For several years we have speculated about owning our dream holiday home in Spain but didn’t know where to start. We had looked at many properties on various websites and made tentative enquiries, from which companies then made contact. Much of these contacts promised a lot but failed to deliver or just ignored our search criteria. That said, one day we were contacted by Diane at iFind Marbella who spent a lot of time on the phone understanding our requirements and getting to know us. Steve (Managing Director) then followed up on the discussions and we struck up regular dialogue.
Steve was always at the end of the phone (or whatsapp …..day or night !) to answer all of our questions and concerns. We met Steve early on in our break to Spain, patiently and enthusiastically he took us to view properties that met our criteria. I believe we set some sort of record with iFind Marbella……18 viewings in under 2 days !! Not something I’m sure he wants to repeat !!
Before we started the journey Steve predicted how the entire process would map out and it pains me to say it but he was entirely right about everything. The last house we viewed we bought, and Steve led the negotiations on our behalf.
Through the entire process we experienced all of the emotions that Steve had explained……..excitement, anxiety, disappointment, confusion but ultimately jubilation when we found the one. A complete rollercoaster !
We set off on this journey to find a property in the sun and in the end we found our dream holiday home and a new friend. We cannot thank Steve and the team from iFind Marbella enough and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is considering buying a property on the Costa del Sol.
Looking forward to sharing a G&T with Steve when we are next back out