Sun Sea and Selling Houses is a television series following two British families who have set up their own Spanish estate agents in the South of Spain. It first aired on screens in the UK in March 2017 on Channel 4. Since then it has inspired thousands to take the leap and purchase their dream home in Spain.
At Movehappy we have found it to be a programme which still gets mentioned and talked about regularly during conversations with our own clients. As Spanish estate agents working in the South of Spain ourselves, it is no wonder. Not only does Sun, Sea and Selling Houses showcase the fantastic selection of properties available in Southern Spain and how much more you can get for your money but it shows off the beautiful area and everything it has to offer.
Who are the estate agents in Sun Sea and Selling Houses?
The first company followed by Sun Sea and Selling Houses is Spanish Property Choice run by The Garner family on the Costa Almeria. They are located in the coastal resort of Mojacar just a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean sea and the blue flag beaches this beautiful coast has to offer. Spanish Property Choice was established in 2007 and now have over 1000 properties on their books for sale.
The second company is Casas Manuel and is run by the Rodriguez family on the Costa Blanca. Casas Manuel was established in 2005 in Benijofar before opening their second office in La Zenia in 2014. They now also have a dedicated aftersales team located in Benijofar.
The programme is narrated by actor and comedian, Jon Culshaw who rose to fame after beginning working in radio in 1988. Following his radio career, he went on to work in film, television and specifically comedy.
Each episode of Sun Sea and Selling Houses follows an individual, couple or family looking to purchase a property in Southern Spain. Throughout each series, you can expect to see people wanting to purchase a property for a variety of reasons including a permanent move, a holiday home, a retirement property or an investment. You can also expect to see different property types including villas, townhouses and apartments and all at different budgets making it an even more interesting watch. There are four seasons of Sun Sea and Selling Houses all following the same two companies mentioned above. This equates to 89 episodes and therefore hundreds of properties you as the viewer gets to look around.
At Movehappy we have found the show has attracted and encouraged our clients to begin their own property search for two main reasons. First of all people realise what they can actually get for their money in the South of Spain compared to the UK. For example, you are able to buy a brand new contemporary villa with 3 bedrooms and a private pool for as little as €159,000 (see image below) or a brand new apartment with a communal pool for as little as €100,000. Of course, seeing this reality makes us compare what we have for the same in the UK and begin dreaming of a life in the sun.
The second reason is that the show really gives a great insight into the area and what it has to offer. As well as a fabulous variety of properties you will also get to see the different locations they visit. From busy tourist coastal destinations, traditional Spanish towns and secluded mountain locations you get to see it all. The blue skies, white sandy beaches, palm trees and world class views are sure to get you thinking. It is no wonder Sun Sea and Selling Houses in 2022 has inspired so many to start their search for a property in the sun.
The programme sees those searching for a property on the Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa Almeria and Costa del Sol. This length of coast runs along the Mediterranean sea offering a lovely Mediterranean climate all year round. With long hot summers and winters with temperatures rarely getting lower than 15 degrees it is easy to see why the area is popular with Brits in particular looking to escape the cold weather back at home. As well as the weather the Costas have much more to offer. The coast is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, an abundance of traditional Spanish culture, hundreds of golf courses, stunning mountainous backdrops and so much more.
At Movehappy we have hundreds of new build properties available in all four Costas along the beautiful south coast of Spain. Whether you are looking for an apartment with sea views, a villa with a private pool or a golf location property we have something available for everyone with prices ranging all the way from €100,000 up to over €3,000,000. Even better, every property we sell comes with our unique Movehappy package saving you up to €18,000. That’s one thing you don’t see on Sun Sea and Selling Houses!
Buying Property in Spain
When discussing the show Sun Sea and Selling Houses with our clients at Movehappy, we often get asked the same question – do we operate in a similar way to the companies in the television show? The answer is yes! At Movehappy we aim to make your property buying journey an enjoyable and stress free experience. Having watched and loved every episode of the popular show ourselves we strive to do even better!
Before you travel to Spain we will discuss your property requirements at length in order to narrow down your search and organise a schedule for your viewing trip. When you arrive in Spain we are always happy to collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. When it comes to the property viewings we are again happy to pick you up so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. We will show you as many properties that is necessary to find your new dream property in the sun. Not only will we show you the properties selected but we will show you the local area and everything it has to offer.
Once you have found your dream property we will introduce you to our English speaking Lawyers. Everything will be taken care of for you. Of course you will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of the world too. We want your experience to be stress free from the beginning right up to when you are holding the keys in your hand just like it is on the Sun Sea and Selling Houses show we all know and love.
If you have any questions about buying property in Spain, or places to buy in Spain, or you would like to discuss beginning your exciting property buying journey or anything else at all then please feel free to contact us here at Movehappy. We are always here to help!
All 89 episodes of Sun Sea and Selling Houses are available to watch now on the Channel 4 website by clicking the link. Enjoy!