How Rural Homes Spain came about….
Interestingly, I started my career as an NNEB (Nursery Nurse) assisting young teens and adults with severe disabilities in residential establishments, a career I absolutely loved. But due to ill health, I had to leave that part of my life behind. It was a scary time, a time of real change – but one which I was fully prepared to throw myself into – headfirst and smiling.
I began working with an English estate agency in Bedfordshire, England- a role in which I thrived and in which I achieved great success. I loved looking after clients, helping them through one of the biggest purchases of their lives. As my skills and experience grew, I eventually moved on, ran my own business and trained in marketing and management. Although a far cry from my original nursing career, it still enabled me to spend my time around people, helping them and bringing smiles to faces – ensuring that they could live their dreams.
The move to Spain
The call to sunnier climes was strong, and with programmes such as ‘A Place in the Sun, a temptation that was simply too much to resist.’ These plucky people who had relocated abroad captured my heart and my dreams and so off I went… to the beautiful province of Almeria in southeast Spain, with a car full of personal belongings and plans for building my new home. Unfortunately, that dream was quickly transformed into a nightmare after we received a denuncia for our ‘illegal build’.
Although the problems we experienced were terrifying and stressful – it taught me some valuable lessons. Not one to sit by and sulk, I threw myself headfirst into learning more about Spanish bureaucracy and paperwork, and gave me hands-on experience in order to solve my problems and those of others. My lovely villa in the sun is now ‘regularised’ so I no longer live under the fear of demolition and was the first step in gaining the necessary knowledge in order to work closer with all parties involved to insure this never happens to anyone else.
After working for 17 years in Almería with several construction companies and estate agents, I have gained that valuable experience in the laws, regulations and every aspect of estate agency here in Spain… a skill-set that was then to push me into taking the next step on my career as an estate agent.
Some family health issues meant that I needed to be working closer to home and, with encouragement from my wonderfully supportive family and friends, I ventured out on my own. I have now set up a small yet thorough and friendly business helping others find their dream homes in the beautiful countryside around Oria.
I of all people know the stresses and pitfalls of buying here in rural Spain and this has enabled me to guide my clients successfully, through the often difficult process of buying a house. Don’t take my word for it, go to the Testimonials tab and read for yourself.
If your dream is to live in the countryside of Spain with its unique climate, local traditions, fiestas (there are never enough of those, in my opinion) and friendly people, then Oria and its surrounding villages and ramblas are for you.
Now in 2019, I am 56 years of age, have lived for 17 incredible years in the rambla with my two charming dogs and quite frankly, very naughty cat. I still wake up smiling at the beautiful skies in the morning and look forward to the day ahead.
It brings me immense pleasure when I am able to share the wonders of the area with others, opening their eyes to a quality of life that many may only dream of. With my guidance and support, that dream can become a reality.
I sit on my terrace at night with a glass of wine and soak up the sensational star spangled skies. I still smile and still can’t belief how lucky I am.
Do you want to live in the “real Spain”? Do you want those stunning skies? Do you want to fully embrace the Spanish culture and traditions? Do you want to be looked after by someone who is experienced in the entire buying experience and who does it always with a smile and a completely personalised approach? Then we must chat! I can help you with gaining realising your dreams and more. Contact me today and take the next step on your journey to a wonderful lifestyle.
I can’t wait to meet you.