Our Promises and Expectations

  • An enjoyable and informative orientation of the Marina Alta, showcasing not only the beautiful beaches and countryside, the tour will be tailored to meet your lifestyle requirements. 
  • A comprehensive and organised property search and viewing itinerary, based upon the results of the orientation and the fact finding we have established as part of our ‘getting to know you’ process. 
  • Assistance with final property selection, ensuring that you are aware of your full responsibilities when entering into a property purchase or rental, help with negotiations, surveys and paperwork necessary along with support to choose the best solicitor who is local to your chosen property in order to carry out the in-depth conveyancing. 
  • Complete Transparency – you will be aware of who will be paying our fees for each property we visit. In most cases the agency, vendor or developer will pay a finders commission, however in a few cases this may not be so, and the property finding fee is added to the purchase price of the property. This will always be advised to you before viewing. 
  • Full settling in service – ensuring all utility contracts and bills and bureaucratic responsibilities are in your name. Correct registrations are achieved and all the paperwork you should have is in your possession. 
  • Ongoing Support – from our central Marina Alta office, we will continue to be on hand for any support you will need going forward. From key holding, to translations and concierge services we have you covered every step of the way.
  • HONESTY – From budget to health to your favourite food, we need to know everything about you. This helps us to suggest locations, guide you on your lifestyle options and allows us to prepare properly for your property finding journey. 
  • CLARITY – In order to assist you to the best of our abilities, we need to work together to establish clear, achievable goals. Be clear in your vision, and wants. We can then guide you towards the best areas and locations that will work for you. 
  • BE PREPARED – Property hunting is enjoyable and rewarding, as long as you are in the right stage of your journey for your circumstances. There is no point viewing properties if you are not in a financial position to do so. Nor, is there any point viewing properties if you are not sure of the area. The perfect property at the perfect budget will not stay perfect if it’s in the wrong location. 
  • TRUST US – Never forget that we work for you. We are not working for other agents, private sellers or developers. Our independence is what you are paying for. We will always be on your side, and have your best interests at the forefront of our commitment to you. 
  • ENJOY – The whole process is tailored by us to make you as comfortable as possible with your decisions and choices. We are also – quite selfishly – in this job because we are passionate about where we live and making friends. We are passionate about you enjoying the whole time we work together, and insist on coffee’s and cava’s along the way.

We save you money. We save you time. We work ONLY for you! We work smart. We make it personal.

If you are looking to buy overseas, then viewing trips and orientation breaks, can prove very costly and time consuming – especially if you are being shown around properties, and areas, that are simply not suitable so by employing somebody to work with your best interests at the forefront, you are adopting a cost effective  and positive approach to your search, which will result in you finding your absolute ideal property.

With over 1500 estate & sales agents in the Marina Alta – it can be a minefield trying to find your ideal property, many houses are for sale with multiple agents, often at different prices, and nearly always with different pictures, so until you turn up to the same house twice, with different agents, you are totally unaware you have been looking at the paper or online details of the same property.  You will also find many agents listing properties in their windows and on their web sites, which have already been sold or have been removed from the market.  As independent property finders we can save you time by avoiding these pitfalls.

As agents are paid by the seller, they actively push houses that are in their best interests to show, which is great for the seller, but not so great for you – the buyer, as this means you are only seeing what they want you to see.

For an estate agent – it is a numbers game. They need to look busy and have lots of homes to show "for sale" in their windows or on property search websites, but in order to keep those homes on their books, they have to take buyers to view the property on a regular basis, even if the house doesn’t really match the buyers requirements – a little bit of sales speak, and some gentle glossing over of the facts can make the house seem perfect for you, until you actually get there!

We will speak to all the banks to search out repossessed properties that are just ‘sat’ on their books and which are not yet advertised  for sale, and we will advertise your specific requirements in your chosen location (via the local press, pamphlets, door to door leaflets, local bars & cafes, school gates etc) where word of mouth within the local community is, quite often, the most effective way of locating the properties. By doing this, you can be sure that you will get to see every single property that fits your requirements, with no time wasted on unsuitable  viewings.

In addition to the property search and selection process, we will also guide you through the buying process, from organisation and application of the relevant paperwork (such as your official documentation needed), choosing a lawyer, surveyor, bank account and utility providers, helping you with the negotiation of prices and rates for their services. Contracting Aldertons ensures you have a dedicated search partner, guiding you through the entire process from initial search to negotiation of price, the legal process and finally the ‘settling in process’, which is often overlooked.

The Aldertons Relocation Team

Gillian Simmons

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Sales and Listing Agent


Kate Evans

Kate is an invaluable member of the A Team. Having grown up in Spain and attended …

Sales and Rentals


Stephanie Casper

Stephanie, born in Germany is the youngest member of our Team. She went to Spain for first time in 2005 where she met her husband and decided after finish her study of Economics with Tourism  to leave Germany for a new experience on the Canarian Islands together with him. …

Bureaucracy Department


Emma Peta Jones

Emma is probably the most important person within the Alderton’s team. She singlehandedly manages our head office operations, whilst juggling the bureaucratic applications for driving license changes, NIE, Residencia etc, whilst at the same time keeping the rest of the team organised with their property finding tasks!  …

Office and Operations Manager


Andrew Alderton

Andrew is one of the newest members to the Aldertons Team, albeit he’s been around since the very start as he is married to Joanne.  When the family first moved to Spain, he continued to work in the UK for one of the most well-respected children´s shoe …



Joanne Alderton

Before establishing Aldertons, Joanne was quite the dedicated globe trotter, working all over the world for large tour operators, with spells in Sri Lanka and Cuba and placements that allowed her to explore the whole of Spain. When Joanne and her husband finally decided to settle down and buy …

Managing Partner


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