Real Estate HD-Crafts
to Real Estate HD-Crafts
Real Estate HD-Crafts is an independent family run business with UK and Spanish
offices. The company has been operating a property sales office based
in the family home in Los Urrutias for the past year, offering advice
to clients on all aspects of purchasing property and relocating to the
Mar Menor region.
In addition the company, concentrating primarily in and around La Manga
Golf Resort and the neighbouring villages, aim to provide clients with
exemplary customer services for management and maintenance of their homes,
with transparent fee structures whilst ensuring all legal obligations
The aim is to forge relationships with holiday firms thus providing a
regular client base for holiday letting whilst ensuring that the properties
are maintained to a high standard, with all maintenance issues dealt with
'in-house' promptly and cost effectively. Regular inspections will take
place and all necessary equipment provided. Each customer will receive
regular property reports and accounts.
The Company has links with Spanish
banks for clients wishing to raise finances in Spain and English speaking
Spanish Lawyers of good repute to advise on all legal issues.
The Company have now acquired three commercial units in a prominent position
fronting the main street in Los Urrutias. One unit will provide a self
contained fully equipped professional workshop. The other two units combined
will be equipped to deal with property sales, management and lettings.
The offices are situated between
La Manga Golf and Murcia airport. The area is not yet developed although
there are plans for new houses and two new golf courses.
Real Estate HD-Craft in Spain was
formed primarily as a result of poor personal experiences whilst trying
to purchase and negotiate management of our own properties in the Mar
With part of the family based in the area for more than five years, coupled
with other members of the family based in London with 10 years experience
in property sales, management and lettings, means that together we possess
vast amounts of experience in the field, unrivalled knowledge and good
Christine Larbey: A
wealth of business experience from owning and managing a hotel/restaurant/bars
and international entertainments agency, with a background in the legal
profession. Resident in Spain and living in Torrevieja for two years and
the Mar Menor region for five years, has set up and been running Real Estate HD-Crafts in Spain, focussing on second hand sales in the local
villages and developing local contacts.
Gemma Larbey: The youngest of the
family at 22 years, Gemma has been resident in Spain for three years,
and is fluent in Spanish. Working on the business set up for the past
year, dealing with English and Spanish clients, both in the sales and
lettings departments, she is knowledgeable in all aspects of the business.
Damien Larbey: Resident
in Spain for two years doing general property maintenance and repairs
on and around La Manga Golf Club, Damien has good all round building skills,
knowledge of local materials and suppliers and a reputation for quality
Melanie Larbey: Owns
and manages property inventory (letting) and professional cleaning company
in London. Previously seven years office manager and Personal Assistant
for large corporate organisation.
Paul Larbey: With
more than 12 years experience in property repairs, workshop/store management,
renovations and specializing in kitchen, and bedroom fitting to the highest
standard, Paul has the skills and experience to manage our workshop to
provide our clients with the best quality workmanship.
Dominic Bruneau (partner of Melanie): 10
years working for large corporate Estate Agent in London culminating in
position of Divisional Sales Director with responsibility for 44 offices
and 290 staff. Overseeing the sales and lettings of properties, successfully
setting up new offices.
Sara-Jayne Winn (partner of Paul): 10
years accounts experience for International companies in London. Dealing
with all aspects of company accounts and currently freelance accountancy
for small businesses, keeping all records and accounting and finalising
accounts for production to the UK tax officials.