Our decision to buy our own "family finca" in Spain was made on Christmas Day 1997, followed by several months of countless enquiries to various reputable and less reputable estate agents in Spain and visits to Andalusia. Then, in May 1999, we finally found our dream house in Andalusia - it was "love at first sight".
In order not to have to leave the house empty, we had already decided immediately after the purchase to leave our small Finca in the free times to good friends or acquaintances. Since the reactions were very positive, we started to rent our house through an agency located in Cómpeta. After a short time we talked only jokingly about a possible cooperation, but fun quickly became serious and we suddenly worked part-time for this agency as a mediator.
As is so often the case in life, partnerships diverge; this was the case almost 5 years later. The first time after this involuntary separation was difficult, but we got our way and today we are one of the biggest brokers for holiday homes in the region around Cómpeta, Torrox and Sayalonga. A part of our family lives with the children since the beginning of 2000 permanently in Andalusia so that we can guarantee all year round a care of the guests locally.
Since 2015 we have been offering selected holiday properties for sale in cooperation with a local real estate agent. Here we have specialized in holiday homes that are good to rent out and therefore offer the buyer an income from the investment at very short notice on request. A number of our (former) guests are now owners of holiday homes, which we broker on competa-online.de.
Since 2007 we have also been a member of the Association of German Holiday Home Agencies. (www.vdfa.de) and since May 2014 we are also a member of the board of the VDFA.