1. Hi Bettina please tell us about yourself
I was born in Germany in the city of Berlin – it was multicultural and I loved living there.
In the year 1990 my life changed - I came to Spain with a university scholarship and fell in love with this region, its inhabitants and the way of life. I’ve been here ever since!
2. Why you have chosen the Real Estate world?
Originally my background was working with German clientele; organizing events and striving to maintain high standards. Primarily the events were based in emblematic places of Spain, dinners and congresses in the different Hotels of the Costa del Sol.
My husband had his own Real Estate Agency since the 80s in Benalmádena and so we united forces and this became a 360 degree service. My husband convinced me and in 1999 I joined the family business. I like to be able to help people who don’t know Spain very well, either to live all year round or only during vacation times.
I started taking care of sales and clients with an international market. I soon noticed that buyers needed a more complete service which was organized and offered a personalized customer service.
Buying a property in Spain can be the dream of your life but you can also make mistakes if you are not in the right hands! It is a complex process and I quickly started gaining loyalty and building long term relationships with our clients. After 30 years we still have returning clients.
3. Can you tell us about your service? Why clients are so loyal to Euromarket
@Euromarket We are offering a service for the buyer and the seller according to the needs of each client. From the outset we accompany the client at all times.
When the client has found a property that he or she wants to buy we prepare all the necessary certificates, nota simple of the property to verify that there are no debts, preparation of the notary, and work with different languages. And after the sale we help to change all the suppliers to the new owners. If the client would like, we also offer a key holding service, prepare the annual declarations of the non-residents and everything that is necessary.
And for sellers, we begin the process by providing a property valuation service, then take professional photos to put the properties on various portals to reach a broad audience, both national and international
Knowing the Costa del Sol very well and especially the Benalmadena area I can help in finding the perfect properties according to the needs of the clients.
I have clients that I have known for more than 20 years and continue to buy and sell their properties with me because they feel safe and well cared for.
I can search for any property in the Benalmadena area and the client saves time from talking to many different real estate agents because I organize all the visits; someone from our office always accompanies clients on their visit.
Why is it people of all ages – especially families – love coming to the holiday resort Benalmádena to spend their summer?
Benalmádena is well known for its beautiful beaches, the great entertainment on sea and on land, and of course the lively nightlife should you want it! Amusement and water parks and other places attract many holidaymakers to the Spanish Costa del Sol every year. But we also meet fans of history in the ‘pueblo’ (old village district) on the big hill of the area.
If you want to have fun, eat well and relax in the sun, spiced with Andalusian history, then you should look into Benalmádena!
Benalmádena is located in Andalusia on Spain's Mediterranean coast and is one of the largest and best situated tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol. It borders Torremolinos to the north-east and Fuengirola to the south-west, both also well-known holiday destinations. The international airport of Malaga is only 20 kilometres away; Benalmádena is easily accessible by hire car, train and bus from the airport.
The long sandy beaches, the reliably good weather (at least 300 days of sunshine a year!) and the construction of a tourist-friendly infrastructure with a variety of gastronomic and leisure offerings are the main reasons for the popularity of Benalmádena. This is especially the case in the heights of summer with the British, but it is also popular during the rest of the year amongst holidaymakers from many other countries across Europe and the world.
The resort consists of three areas.
In the district of Benalmádena Pueblo is the picturesque old town which is located high above the sea with stunning views along the coast.
Benalmádena-Costa is the area densely developed with hotels and holiday apartments at the coast and where most of the beaches are to be found.
The third district of Arroyo de la Miel is the epicentre of the town with its residential and commercial buildings, but also with hotels and tourist attractions.
The historic centre on the hill with its white-washed houses adorned with flowers is a perfect place to take a stroll. In the neighbourhood is also the ‘Castillo de Colomares’, the Spanish version of a fairytale castle. For anyone interested in Asian culture, the Buddhist Stupa will be a highlight, a monument which is the largest of its kind in the western world. Down near the beach is the Castillo Bil-Bil - with its red facade - a stunning example of the Moorish architectural style. The watchtowers of Torrebermeja, Torrequebrada and Torremuelle are reminders of the time when the inhabitants of the coastline were under constant threat from pirates.
Tourists arriving to Benalmádena usually come for a beach holiday, but they get so much more than that. Here the popular, award-winning harbour of Puerto Marina has over 1,000 mooring berths for private yachts and motor-boats, a sight to get the pulses of yachting fans racing. As well as this there are an array of boutiques, restaurants, bars, discos and nightclubs to be found here.
In addition to this, there is an almost limitless range of water-sports activities, many leisure options for the whole family and an enormous selection of bars, snack bars and restaurants offering local and international food and drink. A large proportion of these attractions are located on or near Paseo Maritimo, the road which stretches along the coast. For most of its nine kilometres it runs along the beaches of the town, with its pedestrian area forming the beach promenade.
If you like heights, then take the (Teleferico Benalmádena) cable car up Mount Calamorro to enjoy amazing views as far as Gibraltar. From here there are several hiking trails that offer more stunning views and lead through the beautiful nature of the area. The elaborately landscaped Paloma park is also worth a visit. Alternatively, several amusement parks are in the area, such as Tívoli World, SeaLife and the Selwo Marina Dolphinarium. Those who prefer to visit our dolphin friends in their natural habitat can book excursions out to the open sea at the harbour.
The large beaches of Benalmádena offer a lot of space for sun-seekers, bathers, water sports enthusiasts, rentable sun-loungers and numerous ‘chiringuitos’ (beach restaurants). On almost all the beaches of Benalmádena there are public amenities: showers, toilets and lifeguards. Wheelchair accessibility is also provided on some beaches.
In high season the town gets inevitably busy and louder, but that is part of the experience! But even in the heights of summer Benalmádena caters for all types of holiday: peace and relaxation is there to be found as well as lively entertainment!
Whenever you are purchasing an off-plan property for an investment or relocating your family, there are lots of benefits:
It gives you opportunity to buy the property with a small deposit and defined payments. Various off-plan contracts have the additional advantage of flexible staged payments. This can help ease the cost of the purchase and allows investors to procure property who are without a large deposit.
#time to plan and save
As you are buying property that may take long to complete, it offers you adequate time to plan. This is treasured time if you intend to inhabit your upcoming home, gives you ample opportunity to establish the sale of your current property, or completion of tenancy. It also permits you to carry on building up your financial reserves, with numerous off-plan acquisitions requiring no advance payments, only the balance of the agreed value on purchase completion. This offers both homebuyers and financiers the liberty to hold on to their funds, while knowing they have safely protected the sale price.
#Brand new & fresh
When you walk into a display home, often you are sold a polished routine and many purchasers are impressed by the modern strategies and ingenious methods which are in line with today’s modern lifestyles, such as open plan living or attractive space-saving arrangements.
Buyers can also request colour arrangements and are often given a choice of the quality of the finish in their budget.
The procurement process is very straightforward. The developer can provide a lawyer, and all the usual legal demands have previously been carried out; as soon as you view the property, you can talk to experts.
Of course it is very important you have the right agent guiding you through the entire end to end process, and that’s why we are here to help.
Please take a look at the new developments in the Costa del Sol!
Before you begin your search for your Spanish property, one of the most important things to consider is to understand exactly which lifestyle suits you best.
In any case this will vary depending on whether you are buying a holiday home or thinking to relocate.
Do you fancy a traditional Spanish experience or a home from home?
Benalmadena covers all the types of lifestyle. The Andalucían pueblo and surroundings can offer a peaceful and traditional life. The Higueron is a popular high-end area that provides a more expat social scene with a fantastic sports club, 5 star hotel and spa, Michelin restaurants all on your doorstep.
The coast then will provide a home from home social scene and often locals who speak your language, making the process of relocating easier but also with a lively environment and all types of amenities.
Close to the beach or amazing views?
Do you prefer to live near a beach, or do you seek fresh air with breathtaking views up on the hills?
Prices and opportunities to rent your home will also vary depending on these criteria.
Some clients have the idea of investment very clear and look for a “Vacational” rental opportunity. Remember you need to have a license for this!
@Euromarket we cover all the steps and make sure you know the legalities to protect your investment. Our job continues when other real estate businesses may leave you behind . We like to be there and take full responsibility. That’s why Bettina Huttig has been in business for more than 30 years with many loyal, happy owners.
We have a lot of good news and tips to share with you about the market and the “new normal “buying process.
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