Buying apartment in Aldea del Mar, Torreveija, Alicante July 2018

Dear Bill and John G of GR Sunshine Properties,

I just wanted to drop you both a quick note to say thank you for your hard work and effort in finding my wife and I our perfect Spanish home. I would say I’m the easiest of customers to deal with some might say a bit demanding!!! However you and your respective teams dealt with us in a professional manner and made purchasing our new home effortless from start to finish.    

I would have no problem recommending you both in person or over the phone to any perspective clients in the future.

Thank you both again.

Kind regards

Philip and Tina Chatfield

July 2018


Buying apartment in Aldea del Mar, Torreveija, Alicante July 2018

Excellent service from start to finish buying our dream Villa in Spain July 2018

We began to look for property in Spain during 2015. We attended several exhibitions for example “ place in the sun “ to extended our knowledge of legal implications but also to meet reputable estate agencies. We  placed are details with many  such agencies and continued researching and visiting areas in Spain, at this point this was our main objective , to find the perfect location for us .

It was during this time we registered details with GR Sunshine properties and the Managing Director/Owner John Gio Rizzo.   They regular kept us informed of new builds as well as resale properties in our particular chosen area. It was one such e-mail that began our journey with GR Sunshine properties.  On registering an interest in a particular property  on their web site we were contacted by GR Sunshine and arranged to meet with their representative in Spain for a viewing .

Our representative from GR Sunshine Properties was Dave Barrett. Dave contacted us before we left England to introduce himself and confirmed details of the visit, Dave was very obliging and worked his schedule around the times that were convenient for us.

From the first meeting With  Dave  he  has taken care of us  throughout the whole process of purchasing a property  in Spain a lot which we would have struggled with by ourselves, he made us feel at ease and answered any questions we needed answering

Dave met us at our hotel he  arranged for the developer to meet with us and discuss the property we were interested in . Again he was on hand if we needed anything explained , or questions answered, there was no pressurised sales pitched to us,  just a relaxed  friendly  informal viewing . This was different to some other viewings  we had been on with other companies. So we felt very at ease and in confident hands with Dave Barrett.

On placing the deposit on the property Dave from GR Sunshine Properties has been fantastic he spent the day with us taking us to set up everything we would need to purchase the property ie Opening bank accounts , solicitors, notoriety, money exchange etc.

Since then we have kept in regular contact with GR Sunshine Properties , as the property is being built,   Dave from GR Sunshine Properties sends updated photos on the progress and answers anything we might need to know .

All the relevant people they have put us in contact with have been excellent they all respond to any  queries usually within an hour of us contacting them.

We highly recommend GR Sunshine Properties and especially Dave Barrett who has been amazing with helping us to fulfil our dream of living in Spain.

Lisa Pearce & Martin Lyons July 2018

Buying new build villa in Costa Calida July 2018

New Build Villa Los Alcazares purchased by Debbie Haynes May 2018

Delighted and surprised that GR Sunshine Properties have managed to make my dream come true. Very professional and friendly service. Starting from the initial online contact through to meeting Dave in Spain.  Great guy, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and easy to spend time with whilst sharing his knowledge of the areas and showing me various properties.

I thought it was going to be really difficult to find anything I remotely liked as the benchmark had already been set from a previous viewing trip.

However, having viewed a few potential properties I was delighted and surprised when Dave took me to a plot of land and asked me how I felt about it.  The plot was positioned in town and 5 mins walk to the beach, exactly the location I was after. We then went to see the builder who showed us his work.  Wow, it was better than I could have imagined, I was so excited, Dave had gone above and beyond all my expectations.

In this day and age I am a little cynical and when Dave asked if I wanted to meet a lawyer and currency adviser for an informal chat I did wonder if they were the best value etc. There was no pressure to make decisions or commitments and on returning home I did my own research. The advice and introductions I had been given were professional, maybe not the cheapest lawyer but I am very satisfied with the services of everyone I have been involved with.

On a regular basis I am informed on how everything is progressing, whether the currency is about to dive or go higher, legal updates from the lawyer and Dave stays in touch with pictures of the building progression and updates when I have any questions. I feel sure Dave will be available if I need further help with the logistics of living in Spain.

All in all a great service making buying abroad an easy, fun and exciting experience.  Thank you so much Dave at GR Sunshine Properties.

Debbie Haynes

May 2018

New Build Villa Los Alcazares purchased by Debbie Haynes May 2018

Hi John

Just want to send you a huge thanks for your tireless work, patience and professionalism with the sale of my recently widowed Mother’s apartment in Almoradi. After using several other companies for the sale, with no results whatsoever, you came highly recommended. Within weeks you had prospective buyers resulting in the sale.

You were with us every step of the way, offering help and encouragement with paperwork etc, and I don’t know of any other local estate agents that work Sunday’s as well.

Thank you again and you will certainly be at the top of my list should any of my friends or aquaintances require a real estate agent.

Best regards
Bev Moore and Ann Howlett

Sale of our property in Almoradi December 2017

Hello John,
GR Sunshine Properties did a very good job selling me this apartment in Almoradi, Spain.
Very professional and personally I would recommend this real estate agency to my friends and family.
It was like buying from a friend , John gave us plenty off time to visit (more than once)
Great job ,well done
Thanks John
Best Regards
Francois & Marleen Pauwels from Belgium
Happy owners

Purchase of property in Almoradi December 2017

Hi John Gio,
           We would like to thank you for all your help & guidance throughout the buying of our property in Spain.Judy and I were really happy with the personal touch that you gave us and even though the sale is now complete you are still prepared to give us your help if any problems arise. I would gladly recommend GRsunshineproperties to anyone wanting to buy a property in Spain.
                                         Thanks once again John Gio, Kind regards  Tony & Judy Downey

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Dear John Gio,

Thank you so much for your great help, from start to finish, in the finding and purchase of our villa in Montgo, Javea.

Whilst we first met in the South, when you understood our requirements you suggested we look in Costa Blanca North….great advice as we loved the whole area.

You showed us many properties and advised in the negotiation of our final choice….again vital as, although a relatively new property, it needed a complete re-modelling and had to be at the right price.

Lastly, thank you for putting in contact with such good people. Obviously a good solicitor but also, crucially for us, Steve and Rob for all the design and building work. It has been a huge comfort to us to have built up such a great team in Spain.

John Gio, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Many thanks and kind regards

Robert and Marjorie Jubb
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Great company and personal service beyond expectations

Hi John Gio, GR Sunshine Properties,
This year, my husband and I decided to purchase a property in Murcia.
We were looking for a holiday home. Something that was traditional, homely and good value for money.
As we were new to the area, we were very lucky to have found David Barrett!!! who works for GR Sunshine Properties.
He took us under his wing and helped us from the very moment we stepped of the plane on our very first visit.
He listened to all we had to say and answered all our questions. He knew exactly what we wanted and within no time at all he found our perfect dream home in the sun!
He is such a warmhearted, friendly man! He took us shopping for groceries and all kinds of items for the house on many occasions. Drove us from and to the airport many times. He is always on the end of the phone if we need anything or have any questions.
He has recommended trustworthy workmen but most importantly of all, Dave had now become a true and dear friend! And this friendship will truly grow each time we make a visit.
He must be a valuable asset to you John Gio!
Kind Regards
Emma and Clive Goble
November 2017

Property in Murcia

Good afternoon John,

Thank you.  I can honestly say that the process was carried out with the utmost professionalism and turned out to be a most entertaining experience!  From start to finish my anxieties were put to rest and any queries I had, of which there were quite a few, were answered in an informed, calm and professional manner.  I was put at ease every step of the way by Dave and his associates.  I had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun along the way.  My criteria for buying were listened to and as a result the properties shown were really down to personal taste.  Once the price on the property was agreed, appointments were made very quickly to get the ball rolling on the legal side and to save time.  The process was much easier than I expected, but this had to be as a result of the organisation going on behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly.

May I take this opportunity to thank you and Dave for all you have done.  I would not hesitate to recommend GR Sunshine Properties.

Kind regards

Carole Macpherson UK
November 2017

Great Experience

During May 2015 my wife and I were looking to buy a villa in the Alicante region of Spain. Our brief was a new build, away from the coast with views of the country side, with land and close to a town. We saw advertised a beautiful white villa in Pinoso on the GR SUNSHINE PROPERTIES website and contacted them direct.


John Rizzo contacted us in return immediately, and answered all the initial questions that we had. We arranged to fly over and meet with him and Henry, John’s Building partner in Pinoso at the company offices. We were shown numerous villa designs but we stayed with the villa we fell in love with and opted for a 180m, 4 bedroom build with 10 x 5 M salt water pool.


Throughout our short stay we were shown several building plots, but our criteria were demanding. Eventually we were shown a plot in Ubeda of 12000m with 360 degree mountain views, and we knew this was the one for us. We were told the process would be fully legal, and a build time of 8 months was quoted.


We returned excited to the UK and appointed a local lawyer, in Pinoso to act on our behalf. The legal process was entirely different to the UK were the buyer is the developer, and the land had to be purchased by the developer i.e. us, This process at first seemed very strange, and we were initially a little sceptical, but our lawyer reassured us that this was normal, and stage payments would be required at various stages during the build. The contact was drawn up and was duly signed.


Work started on the plot in September 2015 when the foundations were laid. During the period leading up to this several meetings were held with John and Henry and a very good relationship was formed.


Throughout the build every week religiously, Henry sent on average 30-50 photographs of the build progress and this was something we looked forward to on cold winter Friday nights in the UK. Nothing was too much trouble in getting the build just as we wanted with modifications, and we decided to add a separate 30M barbeque building and double garage which were accommodated with so much ease.



In late April 2016 precisely on time, we took delivery of our beautiful villa and moved in. The quality of the build is first class, outstanding in fact and we are both delighted with the result. Small items that needed attention, which is usual, were corrected almost instantly.


We have no hesitation at all in recommending the services and Henry and John, and indeed our layer Pilar Penalver. Please feel free to call at anytime if you wish to speak to us direct about our project, and if we are at the villa, feel free to call and pop along and look for your self.


Trust in people is important when you enter into such an under taking, and financial commitment as ours, and these people you can trust entirely, and we also hope we have made new friends in the process as we start our new life in Spain.



Phil & Vickie Golder


GR Sunshine Properties - Proprietor Mr John Rizzo

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