Featured Agent · Issue #6 · Apr 2017

Craig and Rachel Bellamy, owners of Smartsell Estate Agents, began their careers in the UK, and qualified early on as NAEA consultants (National Association of Estate Agents), accumulating more than 7 years’ experience in the industry before deciding to relocate to Spain.

On arrival in the Costa Blanca they joined the ReMax organisation – the world's largest Real Estate franchise – where they learned the importance of 'collaboration' – the nurturing and development of a network of professional and personal contacts, both in, and outside the industry - many of whom, from a wide range of different European countries, have become firm friends even after leaving ReMax to set up their own business in Playa Flamenca.

Through this network of friends and fellow professionals, and the belief that, when you start a new business, you need to get to know your 'territory' well, Rachel and Craig have applied this principle assiduously, and now rarely work outside a radius of 5 kilometres from their office

They have experienced the highs and lows of both Buyers' and Sellers' markets over the years and have come through smiling (well, most of the time!). As mentioned, their business is focused on the relatively small area in Playa Flamenca, around La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre, where they live, and feel 'at home'. Their local knowledge, in turn, has helped benefit many people they have assisted re-settle there

Craig and Rachel's philosophy is simple: "We try to help people on a personal basis, to provide a professional service with the intention of making the whole buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. We will ensure you are provided with the service and support that will assist you in finding exactly what you are looking for: the right property in the right location, while showing you some of the fantastic sights this area has to offer.

We will give you advice on Spanish property for investment, for rental or for your own use; whatever the reason, we at SmartSell are here to help you find the property or investment opportunity you are looking for

We are a completely independent Real Estate Company, not tied to any single property owner, constructor, or, in the case of Spanish investment properties, any single developer."

Rachel and Craig have noticed a steady increase in the value of properties in their catchment area – due indisputably to the huge success of the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, and they are confident this is set to continue for some considerable time.

Why don't you recommend a friend to SmartSell - When they buy, or sell, through us YOU will receive €500 as a thank you…!

This article appeared in issue #6 of the Costa Blanca Property Guide, published on 20 April 2017. This issue can be accessed online here. You can view all of our agent features here.