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Blue Ocean Estates and our sister company Spanish Luxury Property, were formed in August 2009 by myself, Robert and my wife Laurian. We started the business by accident really. Laurian’s mother was trying to sell her lovely villa in Beniarbeig a small town near to the costal resort of Denia. Laurian's father had passed away a few years earlier and her mother was lonely and wanted to return to the UK. With the market in decline she was finding it difficult to sell and fell into the hands of an unscrupulous, freelance, so-called agent. Having bought and sold properties several times in Spain and the UK, we recognised the signs immediately and stepped in to protect her. Unfortunately, at first she was reluctant to discontinue using this agent and remained hopeful of an imminent and promised sale. We formed the SL (Limited) Company, Strong-arm Investments S.L. in January 2010. I (Robert) am a retired procurement consultant, more used to working around the world in the Oil Industry, set about designing a simple website to promote the sale of the house in Beniarbeig, which is situated in the Orba Valley. An ideal location within easy reach of the coast and seaside resorts of Els Poblets, Denia and Javea. This website caught the eye of both potential buyers and other people trying to sell their properties in the Orba and Jalon valleys. So pretty soon we had quite a portfolio of properties and the business grew from there. As time went on we convinced Laurian's mother that the promised sale was bogus and to dismiss the equally bogus agent, which she did. This freed us up to market the property and we found a buyer within two months, completing the sale in just two weeks. This was in May 2010 and by this time we were already so busy that Laurian had become involved full time as the company finance and administration director which suits her as she had been finance director for companies in the UK and overseas. We continue to expand our business based on sound ethic

Blue Ocean Estates and our sister company Spanish Luxury Property, were formed in August 2009 by myself, Robert and my wife Laurian. We started the business by accident really. Laurian’s mother was trying to sell her lovely villa in Beniarbeig a small town near to the costal resort of Denia. Laurian's father had passed away a few years earlier and her mother was lonely and wanted to return to the UK. With the market in decline she was finding it difficult to sell and fell into the hands of an unscrupulous, freelance, so-called agent. Having bought and sold properties several times in Spain and the UK, we recognised the signs immediately and stepped in to protect her. Unfortunately, at first she was reluctant to discontinue using this agent and remained hopeful of an imminent and promised sale. We formed the SL (Limited) Company, Strong-arm Investments S.L. in January 2010. I (Robert) am a retired procurement consultant, more used to working around the world in the Oil Industry, set about designing a simple website to promote the sale of the house in Beniarbeig, which is situated in the Orba Valley. An ideal location within easy reach of the coast and seaside resorts of Els Poblets, Denia and Javea. This website caught the eye of both potential buyers and other people trying to sell their properties in the Orba and Jalon valleys. So pretty soon we had quite a portfolio of properties and the business grew from there. As time went on we convinced Laurian's mother that the promised sale was bogus and to dismiss the equally bogus agent, which she did. This freed us up to market the property and we found a buyer within two months, completing the sale in just two weeks. This was in May 2010 and by this time we were already so busy that Laurian had become involved full time as the company finance and administration director which suits her as she had been finance director for companies in the UK and overseas. We continue to expand our business based on sound ethic

Properties Number of properties Avg. asking price Avg. listing age
Overseas residential properties 1105 £576,364 30 weeks
Overseas commercial properties 3 £1,557,371 53 weeks