Who we are
In StartGroup we have been selling holiday homes in Calahonda and throughout the entire Costa del Sol for many years. We have been working non-stop through the ups and downs in the market since the company was founded in 2003. When I started the company, I had already been working since 2001 for what was then Spain’s largest independent real estate agency, Interealty. It was in a dynamic market with high demand and housing prices were going up and up. It was interesting to be part of a growing organisation and when I started, there were 23 offices and two years later there were over 50 offices. But in such a large organisation the customers ended up not getting the service that I felt they deserved, they were passed from one department to the next.
Because of that, we founded StartGroup and our motto has always been to provide our customers with exceptional services and above all, to stay with them even after the purchase, should they need help with anything from renovations to tips on furniture etc. It sounds as clear as anything that any other agency on the coast might be saying, but after more than a decade, we can look back to great results with hundreds of satisfied customers. On this website, we keep updating testimonials from our previous customers, so that potential customers can read about their experiences. A potential client can even contact a previous customer to inquire about their experience with Start Group. Buying a property in Spain is a question of trust, so if you have the right help throughout the process and afterwards, this can make property purchase easier, and a lot more enjoyable. In 2003 we opened our first office in San Pedro and in 2006 we moved to Calahonda, where we are today. Calahonda is strategically located midway between Fuengirola and Marbella, which is the stretch of the coast where we mainly work.
On the Costa del Sol real estate agents often work in networks, so a client can basically buy any property from most real estate agents. There are several advantages to this system. If you for example have good contact, trust and feel comfortable with one specific real estate agent, you can then use them regardless of whether the property is for sale with their firm or not. There are also obvious drawbacks, as this system attracts some rogue operators who are not fulfilling their obligation of quality control. Here at StartGroup, we take quality control of the property we sell very seriously and follow the Andalusian Agents Act to the fullest. We have been established for a long time and now have one of the largest portfolios of homes for sale. All of our direct listings go through our quality control before they are presented to potential buyers. This gives confidence and security to buyers and vendors alike. So, whether you are looking for a two bed apartment for sale in Calahonda or a penthouse apartment for sale Mijas Costa, we check in advance that all documents and licenses are in order. It gives the potential buyer security and saves a lot of time.
Why Start Group?
There are hundreds of real estate agents on the Costa del Sol and in this rising market we are now experiencing, more and more are opening. There are, as always, good agents and not so good agents. Our recommendation is to always turn to an established agent with offices in that part of the coast that you are interested in. An established agency will always know the area and properties better and should also have a liability insurance. StartGroup ticks all those boxes!
StartGroup is a well established company with genuine experience and we have worked our way through the financial crisis without problems and are one of the few survivors, a strong player to be relied on.
Quality and service is our motto. Welcome!
Christofer Fogelberg, Partner Agent
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