My name is Stuart McGregor Lovell and I established our company after settling in the Murcia region with my wife in 2006. After a long career working in the retail trade in the UK, we decided to create a new chapter in our lives. The allure of creating a new life in the sun was a great driver for making the move. After taking a year out, whilst we built our new home, I started to create Smartmove Properties Spain. Using the experience of avoiding potential pitfalls in buying our own home, the need for helping those new to Spain to buy safely became very evident. Today, this is the backbone of the company.
Strange as it sounds, we do not sell properties. What we do is help buyers find their perfect new home in Spain by listening and using our expertise to guide you.
Initially operating solely in the Murcia, we have expanded our property portfolio and now cover Alicante and Valencia regions covering over 300Kms of inland Spain. We have colleagues that live and work in each of these areas who take great pride in sharing the ins and outs of what it is like to live in your chosen part of Spain.
We are members of The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), the industry body for the international property market. For companies to qualify for membership, they must have a trading history in the international property market (of at least 3 years). Companies must provide third party references, and sign a declaration confirming that they follow all applicable laws relevant in the country where they operate. The badge of AIPP membership is a reminder to you, the consumer, that a company must follow professional standards and act with honesty, integrity and transparency. As a member of the AIPP, it means that we have been vetted and approved, and that we have voluntarily agreed to follow and be bound by the industry Code of Conduct.