Today, we caught up with one of our Valuation Managers, Gara Miquel, who joined the HomeEspaña team in May 2019. Gara is originally from Gran Canaria but has been living in Murcia for the last seven years.
Let’s see how she’s getting on…
Where in Spain are you from?
I’m from Gran Canaria, all my mother’s family is from Gran Canaria and my father’s family is from Alicante, I moved to Alicante a few years after I finished my law degree to work as paralegal at Alicantes Courts.
How long have you lived in Lo Pagan, Murcia?
I’ve been living in Murcia for 7 years, the last 2 years in Lo Pagan. I needed to be close to the beach that is why I moved to the coast.
What languages do you speak?
I speak English and Spanish.
Where did you learn English?
I went to an American School in Las Palmas from nursery to high school.
What did you do before you worked for HomeEspaña?
I worked as a paralegal for 6 years in Alicante. Then, when I moved to Murcia, I worked for several Law firms with Spanish clients and the last job I had was as legal Assistant with international clients helping them with conveyancing on the purchase or sale of their property.
Which HomeEspaña office do you work in?
I work in Pilar de la Horadada office.
What is your favourite part of being a Valuation Manager?
I have two favourite parts, One is actively looking for properties, talking to vendors, explaining how we work and how the selling process with HomeEspaña works. Second is taking photos of the properties, I always try to do my best because most of our buyers are not in Spain, they see the properties through our website and online so the photos often decide whether they want to buy it or not.
Do you have any messages for anyone thinking about moving to the Murcia or Alicante region?
Living by the Coast is always very satisfying because you can have long walks through the beaches promenades. I’m a person that needs to be close to the sea. I was born in Gran Canaria so you can imagine, for me, just sitting down and seeing the sunrise or sunset is like getting fresh air.
In winter, this area is so calm, I don’t like to live in a noisy city, this is like living in a village but with all amenities close by. And in Summer, the area gets busy, with more activities as it is a holiday area and most people have their second residency here. All restaurants, bars, water sports are open in summer and the the funfair for children. You have everything you need depending on the time of year.
Clever use of technology helped HomeEspaña match David and Norma Price with a holiday home in the Costa Blanca, without the couple needing to leave the UK.