This month I met with Dierk Pfeiffer of Axarquia Properties. Axarquia Properties was formally owned by Sally Harrison who I had the pleasure of working with many times over the 20 years she was in the property industry. However, last year, Sally decided to retire and thus approached Dierk to see if he would be interested in taking over her business.
Dierk is not new to Estate Agency having known Sally for at least the last 5 years and owned Andalucia Real Estate. Originally from Germany he has lived in the Canary Islands, the Dominican Republic and travelled round Europe. He believes it is this experience of buying in different countries, with different cultures and settling into a new lifestyle that gives him the understanding to ensure his clients buy the right type of property, in the right place, with all the support needed to be comfortable and happy in their new environment. It is extremely important to Dierk that he is viewed as more than just an Estate Agency. It isn't just about selling houses it's about providing a service from before a sale and not ending with the sale. The following testimonials from a clients proves just that.
We looked all over Andalucia for a house over the period of a year, and finally met up with Dierk. He put a huge amount of effort into understanding what we wanted and identifying just the right place for us. He saw us through all the purchase process, took us personally to sort out our utilities and made up for what was at the time our very rudimentary Spanish.Since then he's given us an enormous amount of help with arranging and negotiating with builders, and all the other hassles of life in a new country and home.He has been invaluable and a pleasure to know – he's an exceptionally intuitive and understanding agent. We would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
Susannah and Jamie Finch, London and Benajarafe
In February this year Dierk opened up the current office in Benajarafe merged the two businesses Axarquia Properties and Andalucian Real Estate and kept one of Sally's' Staff Lorraine Doherty. He then employed another two members of staff, Annette v. Gotzen and Lorena Mastemaker. Between them all, English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Hungarian and some French is spoken. They all have previous experience in the property industry and follow Dierks philosophy of more than just an Estate Agency. They help with all the paperwork for example the electricity, water and internet contracts and also can help with reforms or any construction needed on a property.
I recently purchased a house in Algarrobo. I contacted many Real Estates before my purchase and received a prompt reply from Dierk . The agent very kindly collected me from my hotel and drove me to see many properties in my chosen location and price range. Nothing was too much trouble for him, also returning to my preferred property many times. He is very professional, personable and patient, providing all the information I needed for my purchase from start to finish. He recommended bank accounts, notary, builders etc. He acquired building estimates for me and did all the translations where necessary. I did not hesitate to give him power of attorney throughout my purchase for banking and legal matters. He kept me informed throughout and on completion changed water and electricity consumption into my name.He was always only a phone call away for any queries I had. I am more than satisfied with the Agent. I have and will highly recommend him and thank him for enabling everything in the purchase to run so smoothly.
Annette Graham UK and Algarrobo
Dierk explained business is good at the moment and future plans may include more offices perhaps one inland and another along the west coast. Currently due to relationships with other agents and the use of a central network of properties they have access to around 16579 properties. This also works both ways. Should you have a property to market this will be listed on the network for other agents to view across the Costa del Sol thus widening the reach to find that potential buyer. Dierk provides a one stop shop for buyers.
Axarquia Properties is truly professional and in touch with its customer's just take a look on their website. http://axarquiaproperties.com
See their advert on page 37