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About Us & Advice on buying property in Spain

With the property market in Spain well and truly recovering from the global financial crisis, now is the perfect time to make the move and purchase your dream home in Spain. UK based, estate agent Ian Crane can help you make the transition with minimal stress.

Ian Crane has been an estate agent for over 30 years, and has an impressive background in both the UK and the overseas property market. We have developed a unique network of professional agents and long established developers in mainland Spain, the Balearics and the Canaries and offer a one stop approach to buying you dream overseas home.

Ian Crane has spent years carefully selecting a team of property experts at home and overseas, and as members of both The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), you can trust that your future investment is in safe and trustworthy hands


The decision to move your life to a new country is a major one, and it's important that you feel you are being well looked after and that your money is secure. We have worked in the overseas markets of Spain since 2002.

In 2015 we were appointed by BBVA, one of the largest banks in Spain, to act on their behalf. "They have a separate real estate business called Anida, and we have been appointed us as their UK agents for dealing with their property portfolio".

In addition, with our numerous partners throughout Spain (many of whom are long established developers and household names), we have access to all price ranges starting from as low as £70,000 right up to our "prestige" luxury properties costing in the millions, there is truly something to suit all price ranges.


Ian said: "Spain has always been a popular destination, whether that's from a tourism point of view or from a buying point of view. I personally own property out there, and have witnessed the upturn in the Spanish property market following the financial crisis."

"Value for money is a major attraction - the price point on properties overseas can be attractive at the moment," said Ian.


There has been a surge in people buying homes for personal use and Ian and his team are careful that every client gets a professional and personal service from within the UK as well as Spain.

"We sit with people on a one-to-one basis to find out what it is they want, where they're looking to buy, and we then search our portfolio to source properties for them. All this is done in the UK.

We then either arrange for you to go out to Spain with ourselves to view properties, or our partners in Spain can meet you and show you around."

We offer the complete "one stop approach" to buying your Spanish property we can put you in touch with independent lawyers either in Spain or the UK. Our Foreign exchange brokers are Currency Matters and deal with the financial side of proceedings to obtain the most beneficial exchange rates on your behalf.

The Spanish National Insurance numbers (NIE) required for property purchases in Spain can be organised by Enrique Sanchez, who is also the Honorary Consul of Spain and operates in Liverpool and Marbella. This means that all the legalities and paperwork can be dealt with within the UK, making the process run as smoothly as possible.

"What we're offering is a credible, safe way to source Spanish properties, where you're dealing with professionals both in the UK and Spain."


Dependant on the needs of the individual client we can either accompany you on your inspection trip or arrange for you to meet our partners in Spain. Each trip is carefully organised and planned according to your needs. We are able to offer some competitively priced inspection trips with discounted hotel accommodation. (subject to availability).

For a free NO OBLIGATION meeting or discussion call us on the number below or e mail: overseas@iancrane.com.

Free guides available

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Spanish property buyers guide buying property in spain free pensions guide

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