“BUYING A PROPERTY is like a love affair,” says Margareta Stjernström, owner of Mas Property Marbella. “It has to click from the first sight. You can’t rush it, and you know straight away when you’ve found the right one.”
The Costa del Sol – the coast of Andalusia in southern Spain – has long been a welcome retreat for Britons and Northern Europeans wanting to escape to the warmth of the Mediterranean. Margareta and her international team are no exception. After working for an international art auctioneer with a prestige property arm in Andalusia, Margareta brought her experience in dealing with high-end clients to opening her own agency.
Margareta and her team share an enjoyment of architecture and an intimate knowledge of the coast – from the fashionable resort of Sotogrande to bustling Malaga. In helping their clients find their true love, Margareta and her colleagues provide a level of service that adds to the pleasure of the search. The personal attention they offer their premium clients includes collecting them from the airport or their hotel in a luxury limousine, in which they are then driven to viewings.
They also take clients through the entire buying process, and their taste and expertise help them pinpoint the ideal properties for new purchasers as well as more experienced, time-pressed clients. “We lay on an amazing service, but at the end of the day, that’s only valuable if we have properties to interest people,” says Margareta. “So we develop a thorough understanding of what our clients are looking for, then ensure they make the best possible investment.”
Mas Property has no exclusive contracts with builders, which means it is free to give completely independent advices. “We appreciate the importance of discretion, and never publish any testimonials or client information,” says Margareta. “We like to think that coming to us is as enjoyable as checking into an exclusive five-star hotel.”