Testimonials From Some of Our Buyers From UK North
Tristan and Rebecca, Harrogate, N.Yorks
Thank you to you and Steve. You have done an amazing job and we are very grateful and very pleased with our second home. Steve did a wonderful job of finding just what we were looking for, and then when we had chosen the property that we wanted helped us through working up an offer through to closing on our very own villa in the sunshine state. Even though we had to return to the UK before we closed on the house, Steve continued to help us with all the arrangements right through to closing. Steve helped to make the process as smooth as possible and we are very grateful to him and Dolby Properties for the service provided. A number of times, Steve went above and beyond on a number of occasions and exceeded our expectations. We would happily recommend Dolby Properties to anyone thinking of buying a home in the Disney area.
Once again, thank you for your help, and for being so approachable with queries.
Peter, Margaret and Ryan Clark
Hello Lesley, Really sorry have not got back to Dolby properties before now to thank yourself and especially Sam for your amazing efforts in making our lifelong dream come true .We have been so busy in the last few weeks but now everything is sorted and we have even made our own first booking for August 2012 (wow).We think we have an amazing condo on a great complex and look forward to travelling out in Feb next year for a week to meet everyone there.
We have been looking seriously now for the last two years because before that it was just a dream and as we have been travelling to Florida since 1992 for our holidays we decided this was a place we would like to own a property in. Now we do and its all thanks to Sam and Dolby Properties that we do .We spent a day with Sam in April when we were out in Florida and had great fun looking for a property with her .I consider her not only to be my realtor but also a friend and we both trust her expertise and judgement.I would not hesitate in asking Sam to find me another property if( as I hope ) I will purchase again as the buying process (even though we were across the pond was very straightforward ).I would recommend Sam and Dolby Properties to any one without hesitation. THANKS AGAIN. Love to all at Dolby
Tracy and Bill Bell, Maltby, ROTHERHAM, Sth Yorkshire
Dear Lesley and Steve, Just a few lines to say thankyou for helping to make our dream a reality. As you will appreciate we were very nervous when we set out on this journey of discovery. We had contacted several realtors but found your website to be honest and straight forward. So we took a deep breath and contacted you. It was the best move we made. We never believed we would be lucky enough to find a company who cared about us and our needs but you came up trumps. All along the buying process you supported and advised us and 5 weeks after viewing a property we were the proud owners of our beautiful villa, sitting around the pool not believing our luck! (wow you move fast).
Lesley and Steve you are a great team professionally but also great people and we cannot thank you enough for making the experience enjoyable and successful. It is nice in this day and age to be treated not just as a client but as friends, to be made feel at ease with no pressure and full support. This you both do effortlessly and your commitment to getting the job in hand done with minimal fuss is remarkable. We will of course be recommending you to all our friends and colleagues in the future and will advise them wholeheartedly that they cannot do any better than Lesley and Steve at Dolby Properties. Once again thankyou so much for all your hard work and support. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Lesley & Mark Town, Halifax, W.Yorks
Lesley & Steve were introduced to us by referral. Even so, you still feel very unsure of whom you can trust. Buying a house is a big step, even bigger when you are investing into the "unknown". We have bought and sold houses for years in England, but this was a whole new venture. We spoke with other "so called" Real Estate Agents to the extent that we decided not to go ahead with buying a dream home at all. All they were concerned about was a sale and the money.Then Lesley & Steve came along and saved the day. They gained our confidence with their honesty and their knowledge, that was just the start............
When it comes to Real Estate, Lesley is only a couple of rungs from the top of the ladder, and it is a long and hard ladder to climb. Lesley & Steve helped us from the very start, from where we chose to buy our home, to how much we could comfortably afford, so we could enjoy our dream. All the pressures were taken from us, we knew what was going on all the time, because they constantly kept us informed. They put a lot of time and effort into helping you achieve your dream. We could go on for ever telling you what help we received and what help you too would receive. But what it boils down to is you get 110% and more from both Lesley & Steve, from the start to the finish. The professionalism is beyond all comprehension. If you want to find that dream home, use the PROFESSIONALS, Lesley & Steve at DOLBY PROPERTIES. Happy Hunting!
Karen Wild & Iain Dempster, Blackpool, Lancashire
Dear Lesley & Co.!Having closed on our Florida property purchase last week, I feel I absolutely MUST write to thank you at Dolby Properties for your utter professionalism , total honesty and unwavering attention and assistance, every step of the way!.....First and foremost our heartfelt thanks must go to the amazing Sam Brightman aka "wonder-woman", who was totally "there for us" from the very beginning - As newcomers to the US property market, one cannot place too high a premium on honest, sound advice.....from the start, the impression we got from your website was that Dolby properties were a no-nonsense straightforward and honest company, on whom we could rely 100% for attention and assistance..... How wrong we were!!.....Sam Brightman delivered 150% from day one!!!!
As soon as we met her at the airport, we took a complete and instant liking to this formidable but friendly whirlwind.......she had done more than her homework to secure us viewings on properties that matched our expressed criteria.......and gave us complete confidence that our short trip would prove fruitful. Sams organisational skills are truly second to none - she had everything arranged like a well-planned military manouevre - from arranging our bank account and tax reference application to arranging meetings with a management company to let the property for us. She was never less than completely honest in her opinions and advice - and won our complete trust. But equally importantly , Sam's enthusiasm, "fire" for her work and incredible humour, made our search so enjoyable, that it 's more than fair to say that after a few short days, we truly felt that we were leaving behind a special friend not just a realtor!!!...Hope you're not embarrased Sam, but thats how we felt!!!
I cannot recommend Sam and her colleagues at Dolby Properties highly enough to anyone thinking of investing in the Orlando region. By lunchtime on day one, we had found our dream villa. There was no "pressure- selling" whatsoever from Sam - just sound advice to consider all the options - she was honest enough to talk us out of considering a property that wouldn't have been right for our needs Bless you Sam!.....If we had estate agents like you in the UK, the profession wouldn't be in such disrepute!!!.....My personal advice to other would-be -UK purchasers is simple! - Don't bother wasting time with other realtors - you will be given all the wise, impartial and practical advice you will ever need at Dolby Properties - especially if you are fortunate enough to have Sam helping you!!!!!!
Mary & Ian Parker, Sheffield
We decided we would like to invest in a holiday home. We did a considerable amount of research and decided that Orlando was the place for us. We continued to do our research via the internet and subsequently corresponded with and met a couple who bought their highly sucessful rental property in Orlando through Dolby Properties. We were extremely impressed with the information they gave us and via the Dolby Property website contacted other buyers.
The response from all the buyers we contacted was that the service provided by Dolby was second to none. We decided to make contact with Lesley Dolby, she removed all pressure from our shoulders and helped us phenomenally. She kept constant contact with us, sending MLS homes for use to peruse and determine our likes and dislikes. She discussed price and location and helped us enormously prior to our visit. She also arranged finance and helped us to obtain a mortgage before we arrived in Orlando. When we met Lesley and Steve they had a list of properties in our price bracket to view. They transported us in luxury with no pressure sales to the selected properties. During our visit they pointed out what we needed to know re: location and condition of properties. Steve is excellent, whilst we were excited at the prospect of owning our own home, he methodically checked every single thing in every single house, so that we were always aware of the condition and any expenses which may be incurred. They found us our dream home, helped us negotiate the price (downwards), accompanied us regarding the finance and gave us an aftersales service which we have never known. Before we returned to the U.K. Steve had visited our new home seven times, he negotiated with the seller regarding minor problems.
He is still working with us, sharing his time and knowledge. Lesley keeps in touch on a regular basis, always answers emails quickly, answers all queries effectively, treats every issue professionally and never trivialises any of our questions (and some of them have been rather silly). With Dolby Properties you get a TEN STAR service, the home you are looking for, assistance with every problem, and an AFTERSALES SERVICE we have never encountered before. If you are considering using Dolby Properties you will not go wrong and my husband and I will give them our highest recommendation.
Joanne and Tony, Rotherham, S.Yorks
Lesley & Steve, we cannot express deeply enough how thankful we are to you both following our recent purchase. Your realistic and honest approach before our purchase enabled us to follow our dream in confidence. Your tireless hard work throughout did not go unnoticed even in a couple of 'strenuous' times your dedication saw us through to the end. You both far extend the realms of a 'realtor' and even now your continued support and guidance has never ceased.
Thanks for 'keeping it real' and for making our dreams become reality, I dont think we could have seen it through without your commendable professional service which has now become a friendship.
Gary & Irene Holmes, Bradford West Yorkshire
Just a few lines to say thankyou for helping us make our dream a reality.We were very nervous about buying our dream home in Florida, then a work colleague gave us the website for Dolby Properties, so we took the plunge and contacted them (we were so glad we did) because once we spoke with Lesley, things felt clearer and she really put us at ease. They really are Professionals.We were in constant contact with Lesley and when we were due to fly out to Florida Lesley passed us on to one of her associates Paul Irwin (British Relator) who proved to be worth his weight in gold. Paul did everything for us from start to finish.
Things move so fast when buying a home in Florida (and I mean fast) but Paul was there for us keeping us informed every step of the way. Paul showed us a lot of beautiful homes and we thought we would never be able to make up our minds but you just know when you've found the right one. Paul would go out of his way for you, nothing was ever to much trouble and we were suprised at how quickly everything moved, but again that was down to Paul Irwin. Since purchasing our home he has not forgotten us and we still keep in touch, we could go on and on telling you what a great guy Paul is but if you are thinking about buying your dream home then you will see for yourself.
There are many Realtors in Florida, but Dolby Properties are by far the best in my book - they are just professionals at what they do. We will of course be recommending Dolby Properties to all our friends and colleagues in the future. Thankyou once again for all your hard work and commitment.
Ian & Bev Gowen, Chris Globe, Horwich
Dear Lesley, following our recent purchase of a Floridian villa we would like to express our delight in the services your Company provided. We are sure that if it wasn't for the professionalism of your representative Mrs Sam Brightman & yourself the purchase would never have run so smoothly. From arranging to set up a US bank account, financial advice through to getting us copies a local maps.
Having given Dolby our requirements and expectation of the kind of property we had set our heart on, Sam quickly set to work; at times this must have been disheartening for Sam as the properties available somehow didn't meet our goals. With the property market moving so fast we quickly realised that Sam had our best interests at heart and advised us to rethink our purchasing strategy. On reflection, this was some of the best advice she gave us. A couple of days from our change in direction we received a telephone call from Sam extremely excited about a potential property she had seen that met over 90% of our dreams. We viewed several digital pictures which were received via the internet / email and made an instant decision to buy the villa relying on Sam's views, expertise and feedback received on the property. Once the agreement was set up to purchasing the villa we were given constant informative updates on the progress during the buying period, this at times proved to be a very testing time due to the Hurricane's in the area and felt that Dolby were excellent in finding alternative ways to continue their route of communications.
We have a friend who is considering making a similar purchase and have had no hesitation in recommending Dolby Properties services and hope they will also have a very smooth transaction as we did. Your services are commendable.
Linda & Tony Tinkler, Pontefract, W. Yorks.
Now that we are finally the proud owners of a Florida property, we wanted to pass on our thanks for the excellent service offered by you & your team. I can't remember now what made us pick your company over any other but I'm glad we did.
From the very first contact everyone has been so helpful & nothing is too much trouble. Both Sam & Dom are fantastic people & we enjoyed every moment of our house hunting expeditions. They were both so helpful & full of advice & ideas - not just on buying a property but everything else relating to it. Sam stepped in for Dom when she was called away suddenly & found us a fantastic house - the 2nd one we viewed & we were so happy at Sea World the next day totally unaware that things were going wrong. Sam was busy working away for us but unfortunately we lost this house. When we finally met Dom to say we were a bit down would be an understatement but she kept us going, which can't have been easy and found us an even better house. Dom has been there all the way through & along with Amy has been making sure everything went as smoothly as possible - things didn't always go to plan but that was due to third parties & not Dolby Properties.
Once again thank you for all your help, we couldn't have done it without you & we will recommend your company time & again.
Anne & Dave Rutland, Sheffield
Hello Lesley, Just thought we would drop you a short line to praise the work and assistance provided by your staff. During our recent property purchase in Davenport, Paul & Cindy Irwin, and Amy Honc were invaluable with their help and support.
Although the purchase did not pass without any hiccups, and the process of purchasing from thousands of miles away is not an easy one, your team, particularly Paul, made it as easy as they possibly could. It appeared to us that no job was too small, and no request too trivial to be followed up and sorted out as quickly as possible. Paul went out of his way to ensure that we were kept well up to date with developments, and sorted out all our requests as soon as was possible. (Must be something he learned during his time in America, as it is way above the level of service we are used to over here in the UK!) We even received valuable assistance with mortgages, insurance, banking etc and although we cannot say the process was stress free, we must say that it was made as easy as was humanly possible by your team.
We first became interested in your company, because of the honest and straightforward way you represent yourselves on your website. Then once we met Paul at "A Place In The Sun Live" in London this year, the decision was made, and follow up e-mails were sent. Two months later, and we find ourselves the proud owners of a beautiful 4 bedroom villa in the sun, and one more of our dreams becomes a reality. We will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your company to all our friends and family, if any of them show an interest in purchasing a holiday home. Once again thank you, and please pass on our thanks to rest of your team.
Brian Mann, Bolton
If I was in any doubt, who to use to help me buy my dream home in America they were soon dispelled. Dolby are certainly the best. They certainly know their stuff. Nothing was too much trouble. They put so much time and effort into it I can not recommend them enough. Unlike certain businesses in England, it doesn't stop there. The after sales is unique, they walk you through every step to ensure things run smoothly. Even now, as I await for my home to be completed they are almost in daily contact. I have not only got a fantastic home but I have made a good friend in David Baker, who should be voted Realtor of the Year, boy did he have patience!
Well done Dolby, nobody can touch you or even come close to you. You're in a league of your own!
Janet Williams & Chris Dawson, Manchester
I arrived along with my brother Chris at Orlando International Airport in July 2004. After checking into our hotel we first met up with Dominique Campbell-Combe from Dolby properties. Our first impressions of 'Dom' immediately showed her to be very friendly and down to earth. Previous to our visit we had exchanged several e-mails, giving Dom all the necessary information regarding the type of property we liked and budget we had available to spend. As she was now prepared with detailed requirements from us, we were taken to properties which she knew we would be interested in. This obviously cuts down the time wasted looking at homes Dom now knew we would not be interested in.
We found a lovely property the next day. Unfortunately some time after our visit the sellers withdrew from the sale. We had to start all over again ! This however did not deter Dom from going to great lengths to find us another property. I would just like to say a big 'THANK YOU' to Dom for all the time, effort and energy she has spent in looking out for our dream investment/holiday home, all the e-mails, all the financial information and contacts she provided, all the legal information, immediately responding to any requests we had and most of all for the friendship we made with each other. Chris and I are very grateful for all you have done for us and our families. We would not hesitate in recommending this lovely lady to anyone interested in buying property in Orlando !
As of December 2004 we became the proud owners of a wonderful villa on Lake Davenport Estates. We have a successful rental income and a fabulous place to stay on our vacations. You are a star Dom !!!!!!!!!!!
The Bell Family, Durham
My family and I would like to thank you for your help in the purchase of our beautiful villa. Not only did you start your search for us months before we arrived to view properties but you started all over again when you recognised our thoughts on what type of property we were looking at changed. In a matter of days you had scheduled us new appointments and organised information on the rental management companies. Your efforts have touched us and your hospitality is endless. Even working around our children visiting theme parks. Thanks once again and look forward to meeting you and your family again when we are having our vacation in the property you helped us find.
Julie, Alan, Keith & Lynne, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
Alan, Keith, Lynne and myself would like to pass on our thanks for the all the work your company has done for us. Michelle has 'bent over backwards' to make our dream come true in purchasing our perfect villa.We were unable to visit Florida and have left buying the property 100% to Michelle, we first contacted your company a few months ago and since then have had very close contact with Michelle. In the first couple of months she contacted us regularly with hundreds of properties which were in our price bracket. We short listed the properties and sent NUMEROUS emails to Michelle wanting her to find out more information on dozens of villas. She replied to every email we sent extremely quickly and professionally and went out of her way to find as much extra detail possible.
We found our perfect property only a few weeks ago, put in an offer and the villa is now ours!!! We had no idea on the process of buying a property in U.S. and Michelle took us through each process from start to finish. She sent us contact lists of everyone involved i.e. property management company, home insurance etc. etc. etc. I don't think we have been the easiest of customers and Michelle has ALWAYS been extremely helpful and friendly and we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to her for making our dreams come true. Your help has been very much appreciated.
Val and Dave Edwards, Manchester
We are very pleased to recommend Dolby Properties to anyone wishing to purchase rental property in Florida. We recently bought a villa and the whole process went very smoothly, thanks to the efficiency and professionalism of Steve and Lesley. They helped us through all the steps, giving much needed advice and support, and when necessary stepping in on our behalf to keep things rolling. They were a great support and help during the purchase process, and have continued to look after our interests since. We can't recommend them highly enough.
Colin and Janice Lucas, Lower Darwen, Lancs
We were shown many villas at different prices and at no time did we feel under pressure to buy. They spent a great deal of time with us and answered all our questions and their help and guidance continued even when we arrived back in England. They made the whole process of purchasing a villa straightforward and enjoyable and we are pleased to say that we remain in touch with them as friends.
Steve and Sonia Phillips, Frodsham, Cheshire
Hi Steve and Lesley, We would just like to write to thank-you for all the work you did on our behalf, when buying our villa in Orlando.
We where very suprised how much there was to do. I know we did not even see our house before we bought it, but from the first time we met you both we new you where very genuine people and we could trust your advice. We now not only own a fantastic villa, but we have gained two exceptional friends. Thank-you both once again.
Tony and Janice Forrest, Redcar
We had been searching for properties in Orlando for two years before we came across Dolby Properties. We were passed on to one of their agents, Dave (who actually has relatives in our town) and from that day, we were so impressed and decided that this was the Realtor for us. Since we were buying this property without actually going over to Florida, we often sent several e-mails daily and made lots of phone calls. Dave's prompt and efficient way of handling everything gave us the confidence we needed to do proceed with fulfilling our ambition of 10 years.
We can't believe how easy it has been to purchase a home thousands of miles away, but we both realise that this is due to the advice and expertise Dave shared with us.
Tim and Sarah Sharp, Bedale, N. Yorks.
We recommend Dominique highly as a realtor. Having emailed and discussed our requirements and budget, she put us in touch with a company for flights and arranged the accommodation for our trip. Her selection of 15 properties and choice of areas was excellent and she tirelessly drove us round to look at them. Narrowing them down was easy with her advice and we found the right one on our second day. Her expertise and knowledge of the local area was vital in our decision and since then we have sought her advice on mortgages, property management, taxation etc.
We feel we have found a new friend and know we can contact her as and when necessary.
Jan and John Pye, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
A big thank you to Michelle at Dolby Properties for her excellent, honest advice, help and support in finding and purchasing our dream holiday home in Florida. Once we made the decision that a home in Florida was for us we made contact with Dolby Properties and Michelle was with us from then, right the way through the process and even now she is still there to help us. We would highly recommend Michelle and Dolby Properties to anyone interested in buying a property in Florida.
We were impressed right from the start with Michelle's efficiency and helpfulness. It started with answering our many questions around all kinds of things from opening a US bank account to understanding property and state taxes! She sent us lots of property searches based on our criteria, which Michelle seemed to understand better than we did ourselves! We selected several properties to view and Michelle arranged all the viewings based on the very little time we would have when we were there. Once in Orlando, Michelle met us and escorted us on the viewings and very quickly came to understand exactly what we liked and was able to arrange more viewings at really short notice for us. We knew the one we finally went for was for us the minute we walked through the door. Michelle's professionalism and efficiency again was fantastic in taking us through the buying process, working hours to suit us rather than "9 till 5". Michelle also put us in touch with people in other companies for other services we needed like opening a bank account and a property management company. By the time we left Orlando after just one week there, we had put in an offer on our property. Once back in the UK, the buying process went smoothly thanks to Michelle and nothing came as a surprise to us as Michelle had been clear about what to expect. We now view Michelle as a friend and look forward to seeing her again when we come and stay in our Florida home.
David & Mary Stainton, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
We cannot praise Michelle enough for all the work she had completed on our behalf, since we were buying the property without actually coming over to Florida at that time. Michelle kept us informed of homes that were on the market, offered advice, even going out specially to take extra photographs of any property we were interested in. Michelle always answered any emails we sent quickly and nothing was too much bother for her, her promptness and efficiency gave us the confidence to proceed with a purchase. Even after the purchase Michelle kept in touch to make sure all was OK with the purchase, how we were settling in, and is more a friend now, and we remain in touch as friends.
The whole process was made very easy, straightforward, and enjoyable, this we are sure was only due to the advice, expertise and hand-holding provided by Michelle at Dolby Properties. The staff at Dolby Properties are always on hand, even after the purchase to provide help and advice as needed.
I have just purchased my 2nd home with Sam & Dolby Properties. The personal service, attention to detail and knowledge of the area and properties allowed me to purchase exactly what I wanted and below the budget I set, I could not be more happier!
Jean & Barry, Cheadle, Cheshire
Once again thank you for all your assistance and guidance - we couldn't have done it without you!! Sam has been an excellent guide through the maze of buying our home, from the moment we met she worked tirelessly to make sure that we chose the right home at the right price. She was always very professional in her commitment to making sure we completed the whole package of buying in the most efficient way.
Andy Hartley, Rochdale
Thank you to Dolby Properties and especially Sam Brightman for your help in the finding and purchase of our home in Florida. Having decided to buy a place in Florida we started the daunting task of finding someone to help with our purchase. Then we came across Dolby Properties and decided to take the plunge.
From the initial contact there was a feeling of dealing with people who were professional and honest. Sam worked extremely hard on our behalf during the 5 days we were there, finding numerous properties for our viewing, and maintained her sense of humour throughout! Nothing seemed too much trouble for her, even working late into the evening to arrange viewings for the following day. On finding a property Sam arranged all the appointments for setting up the bank account and mortgage. On returning home we were kept up to date at all times with both e-mail and phone calls. It was a great comfort to know that Sam was acting on our behalf, and for a property purchase the whole process was relatively stress free!
I cannot recommend Dolby Properties and Sam Brightman highly enough. If you want to purchase a place in the sun then contact the professionals - Dolby Properties and Sam Brightman. I feel we have made a real friend in Sam and cannot wait to get back to our Florida home to see you again. Thanks once again.
Anthony & Fiona Waite, Sowerby, W. Yorks
Dear Lesley, firstly can I just say what a pleasure it has been to work with your company and especially Sam Brightman. Buying a property in Florida was a daunting task at first and a massive investment for us, so finding someone who we could trust was going to be the biggest hurdle.Arrive Dolby Properties and Sam Brightman, from our first e-mail and talk on the phone myself and Fiona quickly realised we had found the one to help us and someone we felt ultimately we COULD TRUST !! Nothing is to much trouble she is truly amazing. Having arranged for us to look at numerous properties (over the new year as well) it turns out we looked at our dream property on day one ! So we decide to go for it and take the plunge Sam held our hand all the way, again nothing to much trouble ! She has sorted everything from us taking us to the bank, the mortgage broker, management co . the lot !
When we got home Sam has been in regular contact and kept us posted all the way although I do owe her an apology for sending her a fax at 4 in the morning and waking the whole family - so sorry Sam !! We have just got confirmation of closing and cannot believe how easy it has been we now own our dream place in the sun and all thanks to Dolby Properties and again not forgetting Sam B.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dolby Properties to anybody thinking of buying a property in Florida, so professional, friendly and honest everything you could possibly need to make that dream a reality. And to finish all thanks go to our new friend Sam Brightman, we look forward to meeting up for that celebration drink ! Many many thanks.
Gary and Tracey Rhodes, Leeds, West Yorkshire
We would never have imagined that our first trip to Florida in the New Year of 2007 would result in us owning our very own villa there just 3 months after! Our holiday to Florida was to be a once in a lifetime trip for us and the kids, but now we have been twice already this year! Our intention was to buy a property that we could benefit from ourselves, but could also rent out so that we could break even on costs etc. We bought our 3 bed 2 bath villa on Crescent Lakes in March 2007 and Michelle from Dolby was with us every step of the way. We trusted her from day one and she did everything that she said she would. All our many questions were answered and she made the buying process for us run smoothly and efficiently - within 5 weeks we had our very own villa!
As far as rentals are concerned, we have employed a Management Company to look after our villa and to take bookings. It appears to be working well at the moment (although it¿s early days). We are running the rentals as a type of business, and check our in-box morning and night for enquires and bookings. We have had a good response to our website, and have actually had several bookings from them. So far we have got 12 weeks of bookings this year (we have placed 7 weeks ourselves). We know that we won¿t cover all our costs in the first year, but hope that we will at least break even in future ones. We know that we will still have the villa which will appreciate in value as the years go by and that when we retire we can use it even more! Advertising is our biggest concern at the moment, and although we have our own website and have sent out business cards, advertised on villa rental sites and have sent out flyers etc., we are looking at other ways to get our villa on the map. There is a long journey ahead of us and we are confident that the positives will outweigh the negatives. For now, we know that we have made the right decision and cannot wait to go again with the kids!
For anyone thinking about buying a property in this beautiful area of the world, then we would strongly recommend that you contact the team at Dolby. They can not only assist you with purchasing your dream home, but also offer all sorts of other useful advice such as management companies, furniture shops, local contractors etc. We spoke to Michelle even after the sale went through, and we know that she will still be there for us to answer any other questions, or offer advice anytime we need it.
Patrick and Julie Askham, Sheffield
A friend recommended Dolby Properties to us when we looked at buying a property in Florida. Without a doubt this proved to be one of the best recommendations that we have ever had. The team @ Dolby Properties helped and advised us every step of the way. From start to finish we were guided through setting up bank accounts, tax system, international financing options etc. There constant dedication made what at first seemed a daunting task become an absolute pleasure. Clearly Dolby Properties have an excellent understanding of the market and excel in good customer service. Whether buying or selling in the future they will always be our first choice.
John Skidmore, Normanton, W. Yorks
Customer focused, professional, reliable, timely, good sound practical advice, positively challenging and supportive is my excellent experience of Dolby Properties. A no nonsense buyers agent who always represents your best interests. My first experience of buying a property in Florida was very successful with the sound straight forward advice from an easy to approach buyers agent in Dolby Properties. Look no further for confidence and the professional advice you need in supporting you with your property purchase.