I went to Portugal this month with a very small window of time to make a lifetime dream come true...find a retirement home in Lagos!
I was very fortunate to find Patrick.
He has helped me every step of the way... truly an amazing agent .
Not living there made it much more challenging, but his knowledge, experience and willingness to go over and above the call of duty has made this process much less stressful. From day one he has worked very closely with me
guiding me thru each step....a true professional!
I signed off on the agreement yesterday and well on my way to make my dream come true!
Drª. Glória Maria Marreiros da Cunha
Srª D. Miquelina em primeiro lugar quero agradecer-lhe toda a sua simpatia e eficiência para q. a venda tenha decorrido o melhor possível . Já agora quero dizer-lhe q. tenho mtª pena de não ter privado mais de perto c/ a v/ excelente colaboradora Anja, Neste curto contacto de ontem fiquei com as melhores impressões da Srª, não só como eficiente profissional, como no aspecto de características humanas . Parabéns ao Srº Marcela pelas duas optimas colaboradoras q. mantém.
Um beijinho e obrigada mais uma vez
Glória Maria Marreiros da Cunha
Andrew & Beverly Dennis
You requested some feedback on the services your office provided for us and we are happy to do this as our experience was excellent.
It was the Marina office we used and It was Jorge that progressed the purchase for us and we found him to be reliable, trustworthy and always with a very pleasant manor.
The rest of the team, Isabella and Paula, have also been so helpful and kind.
The whole team have given us helpful information and encouragement as we have taken the step to move here and make Lagos our permanent home.
Altogether, they are a delightful team to have worked with, and equally delightful and helpful as neighbours.
We have, in fact, introduced a couple of friends, and will continue to do so because of our excellent experience.
We hope this helps.
With our kind regards.
Andrew & Beverly Dennis
First of all happy new year! I wish you all the best in the coming 2016.
It was pleasure working with you, your kind support during the villa selection and acquisition process was very important for us. We were positively impressed with your responsiveness, prompt replies, ability to find the best solutions and act as our trusted advisor. You may use this for the testimonials if you want. Please let me know if you want more details to be added.
Looking forward seeing you in 2016 when we come to Algarve
We have recently completed a purchase of an apartment in Lagos after considering for many years without being brave enough to take the plunge. Anja has a wealth of knowledge and is not your average agent due to vast experience, knowledge, efficiency and always willing to answer any question. The process was smooth and Anja even offered us a list of English speaking solicitors and arranged a joint meeting so that the process and costs could be explained. Anja gave us the confidence to be brave enough to take the plunge and we are delighted we did. Thank you Anja
Tony e Val Newman
Just a quick note to thank you all at Marcela Properties for the professional treatment that we have received in our dealings with you this year.
We decided to put our house with Marcela because we originally purchased it through you fourteen years ago, and were very impressed with you then.
Our sale was not totally straightforward, but was certainly made much easier with the help and guidance provided by Marcela.
We have also purchased our new house through you and again have been so happy with our dealings with you.
So, a big thank you Anja (yes, it was you that found our place fourteen years ago) and also a massive thank you to you, Antonio (the boss!)
If only all companies could be like you, buying and selling would certainly be less stressful.
Tony & Val Newman
Nous avons la chance de vous rencontrer lorsque nous prospections en algarve
Votre ecoute et votre professionnalisme a permis de bien cibler le type de bien que nous recherchions et ainsi de trouver de facon extremement rapide.
Votre accompagnement lors de l’achat et durant les demarches administratives a ete un atout indeniable.
Par ailleurs vos conseils et les rencontres que vous avez permis faciliteront notre arrivee sur place
Björn and Annica Havel
Buying a house in Portugal may feel complicated and bureaucratic but we felt safe and calm when we came in contact with Isabel Marques at Marcela Properties.
She was very professional and courteous and made everything very smoothe and neat.
We also engaged the laywer that Isabel recommended and we are very pleased with all the help and services he have done for us before, during and after the purchase of the property.
It was easy to have contact and communicate with Isabel and the lawyer at all times, despite us beeing in Sweden.
That felt very secure and good.
We can warmly recommend Isabel Marques and Marcela Properties and we thank you for everything you did for us and that we still have contact !
Our warmest recommendations
Björn and Annica Havel
Porto do Mos September 2015
Köpa hus i Portugal kan kännas komplicerat och byråkratiskt men vi kände oss trygga och lugna när vi kom i kontakt med Isabel Marques på Marcela Properties, hon var proffsig, tillmötesgående och gjorde det hela enkelt och smidigt. Vi anlitade även en advokat som Isabel rekommenderade och vi är mycket nöjda med all hjälp och tjänster som han utfört i samband med köpet och även efteråt.
Det var lätt att hålla kontakten och kommunicera med både Isabel och advokaten i samband med att köpet skulle genomföras, trots att vi befann oss i Sverige. Det kändes tryggt.
Vi vill varmt rekommendera Isabel Marques och Marcela Properties och tackar för allt ni gjorde och att ni fortsätter att hålla kontakten med oss!
Våra varmaste rekommendationer
Björn och Annika Havel
William e Jackie
We would like to thank you and Francisco Moreira Braga our solicitor for the very efficient way you helped manage the purchase of our apartment in Lagos.
The whole buying process went seamlessly and in particular Francisco was brilliant in overcoming any obstacles. Even right down to arranging our apartment gas inspection whilst we were out the country and arranging for us to set up a bank account ensuring that copies of our fiscal number and utility details where at the bank ahead of our appointment.
It must be difficult to manage different nationalities and cultures when the two partied buying and selling are from different countries and you have both been excellent in doing this.
We had a very good experience with the purchase of our apartment through your real estate agency, thanks to the professional work of Sra. Isabel Marques.
She guided us through the process of buying a house in Portugal and she thought of all matters important for the acquisition. This gave us, as new buyers in the Portuguese market, a good feeling and we confidently proceeded buying the apartment.
We can highly recommend Isabel if you are looking for a property in the Lagos area .She is very nice person, friendly and responds very quickly to all the possible questions that you may have. You feel she is there for you.
Isabel is very experienced and it is very pleasant to be able to speak in your own language.
She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Dutch which is, in contact with the seller , an extra advantage.
Isabel, thanks for all the support and guidance. It was a great experience!
Wij hebben een zeer goede ervaring met de aankoop van ons appartement via uw makelaardij, mede door het professionele werk van onze makelaar Sra. Isabel Marques.
Zij heeft goed uitgelegd hoe de koop in zijn werk zou gaan en denk aan alle zaken die belangrijk zijn voor de aankoop, wat ons als nieuwe kopers op de Portugese markt een goed gevoel heeft gegeven. Daardoor zijn wij met vertrouwen tot de aankoop overgegaan.
Wij kunnen Isabel dan ook ten zeerste aanraden als u op zoek bent naar een woning in de omgeving van Lagos. Zij is een prettige mens , vriendelijke en reageert heel snel op alle mogelijke vragen die er voorbij kwamen. Je voelt je echt gehoord en geen nummer.
Ze is zeer ter zake kundig en het is ook heel fijn om in je eigen taal te kunnen spreken. Zij spreekt ook vloeiend Portugees en Engels wat in contact met de verkoper een groot voordeel is.
Isabel, bedankt voor alle steun en begeleiding in deze bijzondere ervaring!
We've had a lovely time thanks Jorge - couldn't have been better, except maybe a few degrees warmer - a bit cold for Australians to want to swim! We'd definitely recommend sagres and the house to others and will visit again if we get the opportunity
Steve and Denise Phelps
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 : Hi Anja & Isabel,
Thank you for your email and the assistance given by both yourself and Isabel; the sale was very quick and relatively painless
(these things are never easy)- that must be one of the fastest sales that you have had I would think!
Steve and Denise Phelps
Cara Senhora Isabel Marques
Venho, por estes meios, manifestar muito sentidamente o meu profundo apreço e reconhecimento pela forma extremamente profissional com a qual a empresa imobiliária Marcela Properties geriu todo o processo que culminou com a venda do meu imóvel, localizado em Lagos.
Mesmo tendo em conta aspectos menos conseguidos de todo o processo, com avanços e recuos, dos quais a Marcela Properties não teve nenhuma responsabilidade,
ainda assim, souberam gerir com muito profissionalismo, humanismo, seriedade, dimensão e eficácia, todas as situações entretanto criadas.
Um aspecto particularmente relevante e que importa salientar devidamente, são os seus recursos humanos.
Com efeito, António Marcela, Isabel Marques, Patrick Bennett e Miquelina Marreiros, constituíram uma equipa muito bem articulada, tratando dos assuntos com muita simpatia, humanidade, eficácia e profissionalismo.
A Marcela Properties é uma empresa imobiliária que recomendo vivamente.
A todos vós, os meus sinceros agradecimentos e gratidão pelo excelente trabalho efectuado
Bem-hajam e até sempre.