"It is with great pleasure to write a few words about Mr. Robert Braine and his company Metta Estates. My wife and I were searching for the perfect house in the centre of Marbella and worked with several realtors throughout, however, none of them seemed to be satisfying or convincing. Finally, our last decision was to meet with Mr. Robert Braine. After working with him I can say that he has been greatly cooperative and supportive throughout the process. His hard work implied dedication, gracefulness, and sensitivity to details. Working with several realtors in other countries, it can be said that Mr. Robert Braine has highly satisfied our needs and successfully managed to sustain a loyal customer. He was kind enough to ensure all our requirements were met, not only perfectly, but on time.
Therefore, it was a distinct pleasure to have worked with Mr. Robert Braine and Metta Estates, and we look forward to dealing with them again in the near future."
Chairman - Bader Group of Companies/Board of Directors Member at International Investment Bank
"Our search for a Marbella home became so much easier after we engaged with Metta Estates. Being well established in the Andalusian property business, Metta Estates helped us clear our way through the minefield of the Spanish property market and helped us avoid some costly mistakes. We were thrilled when Robert zoomed in to our exacting needs and then efficiently showed us a wide spectrum of options, some of which we probably would have overlooked if we’d tried to do it without him. It exceeded our expectations in terms of the quality of the properties, the excellent purchase price that was finally negotiated as well as the speed with which we accomplished our goal.
Being delighted with the results, we’ve since purchased a further investment property through Metta Estates who are now also assisting us with several other property services through their established contact network of trusted businesses and service companies
What we appreciated most about working with Robert and his team was the non-pushy, transparent, professionalism as well as the open sharing of market knowledge and, most noticeably, the unrelenting drive to deliver us the perfect results - and then some!"
Andrew Kershaw & Lynne Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer - Tatweer Petroleum
"Are you tired of dealing with inefficient real estate brokers that never deliver on time? Well, you only need to meet Robert Braine & his team from Metta Estates to be fully satisfied with their prompt service & delivery. I have personally been searching for a property in Spain for over two years without any luck. After meeting Robert, I concluded my purchase in a matter of weeks !!
Their meticulous customer service extends to after sale, and helps overcome difficulties usually facing absentee landlords. Finally, I would definitely recommend Metta Estate & specifically Robert's team for any investor seeking Real Estate opportunities in the Costa del Sol."
Mr Waleed Mandani
Group General Manager, Private Banking
Kuwait Finance House
"If you are looking to purchase a property in Spain, make sure you use Robert Braine & Metta Estates. Owning my own chain of Estate Agents in the UK, and having sold nearly 4000 properties over the past ten years. I know the importance of a good real estate agent. Robert & Cassy worked tirelessly to make sure we only viewed properties that matched our requirements, and after only being in the country for 48 hours, they had found the perfect place for us.
Robert then introduced us to a good lawyer, oversaw the progression of the sale, and even arranged to have our property re painted before we came to stay for the first time last week. I cannot recommend Metta Estates highly enough, and will definitely be sending my friends and clients to his door in the future."
Director & Owner
"My wife and I had been looking for a property to buy in Spain for over a year and had met with numerous agents and visited numerous properties without any success. What we found was that most agents did not take the time to understand our requirement and therefore we wasted lots of time and money viewing properties that basically did not fit our criteria. That was until we met Robert Braine at Metta Estates. Robert was a breath of fresh air, he listened to what we had to say, he knew the area we were looking at better than anyone we had met, his advice was second to none in terms of property selection and he did not waste our time with the properties he showed us.
The end result was that on our first day of viewings we found the property we ended up buying. Once we decided on the property of choice the service from Robert did not stop there, he introduced us to a local law firm who handled the transaction on our behalf and Robert maintained regular contact with us throughout the process.
I run a global multi million pound organisation whereby service is at the core of my business, I believe Metta Estates operate in the same way. I would wholeheartedly recommend this company."
Optimum IT PLC, UK
"Metta Estates found our house in Marbella, not only are they great professionals and experts in the area but they managed it as if it was their own property they were looking for!"
Marks and Spencer
"I would highly recommend Robert Braine and Metta Estates to anyone considering purchasing a property in Marbella.
Robert and his team were fast, professional and efficient right from the first moment we made contact and Robert was always contactable even on evenings and weekends. We are really happy that Metta found us a beautiful property in Puerto Banus at an excellent price and assisted us with everything from banking to furniture.
As an experienced property buyer in the UK I can honestly say that the service I have received has been of the very highest order."
Owner & Managing Director
The experience of buying our two properties in Estepona Spain was made all the less stressful thanks to your friendly approach, professionalism, knowledge of the area and excellent communication throughout the whole process.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to all our friends or to anyone involved in a real estate transaction.
We thank you and your team at Metta Estates for such great service. You really have exceeded our expectation."
Luc & Gisele Cheung
888 Property Ltd & www.mauritius.com
"I had been keeping my eye on the Costa del Sol property market for several years when I was alerted to an excellent opportunity by Metta Estates. Once viewing the development I had to move fast as the properties were selling so quickly but due to Metta’s unique contacts with the bank and developer I managed to get in ahead of the crowd and secure a stunning penthouse at a great price.
Robert Braine assisted me in every stage of the purchase and was on hand whenever I needed him, answering any questions I had along the way. He introduced me to an excellent lawyer who performed all the due diligence and helped me whilst I was back in the UK. I was also introduced to the bank manager and furniture suppliers meaning that on my next visit over everything was ready for me to enjoy!
I am happy to highly recommend Robert and the Metta Estates team who offer the highest levels of customer service to anyone thinking of buying on the Costa del Sol. Thank you Metta Estates!!"
"We are based in the UK and were looking for a holiday apartment in the South of Spain, around Marbella and Estepona. We had absolutely no idea how to go about finding it and the process of buying it. We approached Metta Estates and Mr Robert Braine who listened to our needs and gave us very clear and relevant advice. They are also well connected to the attractive developments in the area.
We eventually purchased an apartment in Spain through Metta Estates and they were patient, enthusiastic and friendly, holding our hands through every step of the process. They had great contacts and leverage with banks, lawyers, furniture providers etc. We ended up with exactly what we were looking for and could not recommend Robert and his team at Metta Estates more highly."
"Robert and his colleagues were thoroughly professional and made the extra effort to find us a 3 bedroom apartment in the development that we had chosen. The whole process was very smooth and my wife Nicole and I would like to pass on our thanks to the team at Metta Estates."
Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group
"Thanks for all your help Robert - great doing business with you and your team - very professional and I most certainly will be recommending Metta estates to my friends and colleagues."
Dr Karl O'Connell
President & CEO of Nexala
"After looking to purchase a Villa in Marbella I contacted several local agencies to organise viewings. Metta Estates were by far the best I dealt with in terms of property selection and service. They always got back to me extremely quickly and when it came to viewings they did not waste my time with properties that were not suitable for my requirements, they really listened and understood my needs and as such I found a property that I liked very quickly, in fact, after looking in the area of choice with other agents for Two years, the second Property I was shown by Metta Estates I bought it within 3 days!! We negotiated a deal that all parties were happy with and now I have a lovely villa that I couldn’t be happier with. I can highly recommend Robert Braine and his team and the outsanding service they provide at Metta Estates."
Property Invest GB Ltd
"Dear Robert and Cassy,
It has been 8 months since I bought my property on the beachfront in Estepona and I would like to say I am still drawn to this amazing property and have visited it on 6 occasions, it still has the wow factor every time.
I would like to thank Robert for his up front honesty and understanding of my needs and helping me find my dream home in a day. Thankyou also for making the whole process of purchasing so simple and also your support after moving into the property.
Robert and Metta Estates staff have exceeded my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone.They are the top real estate company in Marbella."
East Gate Develoments Limited
"I work in the property market in the UK however like most people I entered the Spanish Property search with trepidation after reading all the potential setbacks in the UK press. I contacted Metta and arranged to visit and view properties. I expected a smooth talking salesman with hard sell tactics but to my pleasant surprise I got a lovely, honest, patient, guy (Robert Braine) who talked me through the pro's and con's of all of the homes and areas we visited.
After a year of looking and several visits for the right property we managed to secure a beautiful apartment and complete on our purchase. Robert recommended the Lawyer and Mortgage broker who were both equally as helpful and patient.
I cannot recommend them highly enough."
"I would like to share my experience of the services received by Metta Estates and in particular Robert Braine. People may not believe it but I made a decision to buy the Apartment in Casares WITHOUT even visiting Spain.
Robert went out of his way to send me videos and pictures of the property and built the trust between us so that I was confident enough to go ahead with the purchase..now the same property has doubled in value and I also have had a very good rental income. I would recommend Metta Estates any time if you are looking for a professional, courteous and transparent service."
Entrepreneur & Investor
"We are now settled into our beautiful Spanish home. This was only a dream in January of this year. We had been searching for a property abroad for several years, meeting several property agents in the process. Then we made contact with Robert Braine and his wonderful team at Metta Estates, Marbella. Robert was professional, interesting but also interested from the start. He was sensitive to our needs, realistic and honest about what we could achieve but always warm, genuine and friendly, creating a great rapport with us. We realised very quickly that we could trust this man. Robert endeavoured to ensure that we saw a range of properties that met our somewhat vague criteria.
In January, 2014 he spent time with our family, listened and built up a picture of what kind of property would be right for us. We did not find what we were looking for on that trip but my husband Donald returned in March without me, I could not make it due to work commitments. On this trip Donald found our new home with Roberts help. Buying it without me, a brave move some might say! I was completely relaxed as Robert knew exactly what we were looking for at this stage. Robert ensured that we had a great team of professionals to support us through the property purchase process. He has always just been an e mail or a telephone call away.
Needless to say, I adore our property, especially the garden and the majestic panoramic views. Now as we sit on the terrace of our lovely home, our dream fulfilled. I would like to thank Robert very much. We view him not just as the guy who found our home for us but as a great friend too."
Sara & Donald Mackenzie
"I am very happy with Metta Estates with the leadership of Robert Braine, who supported me 100% throughout the purchase of my new property in the Costa Del Sol. I was first made aware of a property that ticked all the boxes late November 2013. I contacted Metta Estates regarding the property. The Metta Estates Team were very helpful and with their advice, I reserved the property. I could not come to Spain to view the property till early January 2014.
Once in Spain, Robert came to collect me from my Hotel and took me to view the property for the first time. It was exactly as described if not better! Not only did I view the property, Robert took me to visit some places close by which included restaurants, bars, shops and much more. Fantastic! After that Robert took me to meet the Lawyer who was also excellent, then took me back to my Hotel. As I was in Spain for 4 days, Robert said he will take me back to view the property again 2 days later which I thought was great. After visiting the property again we went for lunch with Dael from Metta Estates. Fantastic service.
Metta Estates promised me that the service continues after the sale and if I needed anything that they will gladly help. They kept their word. I managed to fully furnish my property and have internet and telephone connected all while I was at work in Angola thanks to Metta Estates! I can highly recommend Robert Braine and Metta Estates for their excellent, friendly, professional service!"
"Cassy and Robert of Metta Estates were excellent throughout. Their service was first class and nothing was any trouble to them. We were always kept updated up to, and beyond the sale in an informative and helpful manner. It can be a stressful experience buying abroad however Cassy and Robert mitigate the stress and make it a simple process. There is no doubt in our mind that Metta will grow to become the biggest sales agency in the Marbella region."
Robert and Helena Wills
"Last autumn my husband and I started thinking of buying some property in Costa del Sol. We liked the area after spending holidays there a few times.
We contacted several real estate agencies , some of them started e-mailing us their offers but nothing seemed really attractive. On the 14th of December we received an interesting offer from Metta-Estates and requested additional information. The next day we had a telephone call from Mr Robert Braine. He gave us a lot of information about the property on offer, he described it so vividly and in all detail so that we had an excellent idea about it before we saw it. Robert even organized his colleague to go there to check which of the apartments had a better sea view and send us a photo of it. Robert spoke with sincerity and emotion so we had no doubt in the advantages of the apartment. So we made a decision to buy the property immediately and made the initial payment the same day. All this without having visited the property or development or having met Robert - Unbelievable! As it turned out the apartment looked even better in real life than we thought. Everything Robert told us corresponded the reality. So you can trust all his words! When we started the process of purchase Robert guided us through it perfectly! He recommended to us an excellent lawyer from a reliable company Martinez Echevarria, Mr Juan de la Cruz, whose professionalism and punctuality impressed us. When we came to visit our new apartment Robert spent a lot of time with us, he was like an Emergency service! We could approach him any time day and night and he would help with everything - opening a bank account, shopping and eating out, advice and many other things. Special thanks to Robert are for recommending us a fantastic interior designer - Jonty from Richard Lewis Interiors. He is the best designer I ever met in my life. We spend a couple of hours, then exchanged a few e-mails and Jonty created an interior for me I couldn't even dream about! He understood my taste from the beginning, we were like on one line, never argued or changed things. When we came a second time - everything was ready, beds made, beautiful flowers on the table, champagne in the fridge!
Speaking about the financial side- we never faced any hidden extras, all the charges and fees were discussed in advance and were more than acceptable.
Robert is a unique person, he treats his clients extremely personally, as his friends or family, always having time to make a call to ask about health , business, children.... We consider Robert to be our good friend and would always be happy to be in touch and meet him during our visits ! Thanks to Robert we are now happy owners of a lovely apartment in Spanish paradise.
We wish Robert and his team success and prosperity and we are confident that with his professionalism, honesty, energy and personal approach will make a great career."
Ergo Education Director
We would like to thank you and your excellent staff for your help in selling our first property in Marbella. Then for helping us to find our new dream home on the beach in Marbella for us and our family to enjoy for many years to come.
You were always there on the phone to answer any queries that we had and you arranged lawyers and all of our legal requirements. We can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us. We love our new home and have spent many weeks enjoying our time in sunny Spain with our family.
Mandy & Chris Ottley
Lily and I are writing to express our thanks for all your efforts in helping us to find our property in Marbella. Yourself and the Metta Estates team were exceptionally helpful and understood exactly what we were looking for. With your help we are extremely pleased with our new Spanish property and indeed feel that it is now home from home in the sun!
We also very much appreciated all the help you gave us with the after care service as it made the transaction much easier. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending you and your team to anyone looking to purchase property in Spain.
Thank you again and we look forward to meeting with you in the near future.
Yours sincerely, "
"From the first contact with the office we felt very reassured and in complete safe hands when thinking of purchasing in Spain. From our first meeting with Robert he held our hand through viewing, to purchasing and help with finance. We've owned the property for two years and Robert is always at the end of the phone to give us advice. The whole process was made very simple with the help of Robert Braine and Metta Estates. We are now the happy owners of a fantastic beachfront holiday home."
Roger and Sharon Harding
"I am very satisfied with the apartment I bought thanks to the efforts of Mr. Robert Braine of Metta Estates, both in relation to the price, and to the quality of construction and the furniture of the apartment. I have to mention the friendliness and professionalism of Mr. Robert Braine and, above all, his human qualities. He still contacts me even though the purchase was made almost a year ago. And I hope that we will meet to talk next time I travel to Marbella. If it is necessary to give a rating, I would give 10 out of 10."
"I found Metta Estates to be one of the best Real Estate Agencies I´ve ever come across. They helped me identify a fantastic opportunity in the exact area I was looking to invest in. I´ve been investing in property for some time now and know quite a bit about the different markets, but was very happy with the education and direction that I was given by Justin Barber and Metta Estates. Professionalism and attention to detail go a long way and I couldn´t of asked for any better treatment from them. I will be recommending Metta Estates to anyone who is looking at the Costa del Sol market as they are truly experts. I want to thank Justin and his team for helping me take advantage of an incredible deal."
Kerry Adco Logistics
"We have recently completed the purchase of a beautiful duplex apartment in Marbella. The journey started in October 2012. We have spent holidays on the Costa Del Sol, for the past 5 years, during this period we continually considered buying an apartment in the area.
We had a week's holiday in the area in October 2012 and determined that we could either continue to talk about the purchase or take steps towards making it happen. We took the first step and called Robert Braine at Metta Estates. He quickly and clearly understood our aspiration and supported by Cassy Cupples, had a short list of potential purchases, available to view, within a day.
Robert spent a long day with us, showing us properties of high standard, which closely matched our ideal home. One was exceptional, which, remarkably "ticked all the boxes" for both me and my wife (a rare occurrence). It was, of course, beyond our budget. However, again with the clear benefit of Robert's market knowledge, experience and patience, we made a offer, which was accepted. Robert had performed well beyond our expectations.
The journey for Robert certainly did not end at this point. He introduced us to a Spanish Solicitor and to a Mortgage Broker, both of whom performed exceptionally, resulting in a successful purchase, concluding in December. Robert was available throughout the entire process, could always be contacted (even weekends) and there was never the slightest hint of "hard selling" It is unlikely that we could have achieved the purchase of such a wonderful home, without the professional, knowledgeable and tireless support afforded to us by Metta Estates.
We are truly grateful to Robert and all at Metta Estates for their professional approach and their focus on customer satisfaction."
Neil and Oneda Maddrell
"Purchasing a property in another country can be a daunting prospect but Robert Braine and the Metta Estates team made sure the whole process was a stress free and extremely successful experience.
We viewed with several agencies but it was Robert and Metta who identified an excellent opportunity that was priced well below market value.
From the whole process of initially contacting Metta right through to completion at no point did we feel under any pressure to buy or that we were being pushed into anything.
I am now the proud owner of a beautiful property and was delighted with the service I received from Robert Braine and the Metta team. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to buy in Spain."
"From my first telephone call to completion of my new property in Spain, the service I have received from Metta Estates can only be described as exceptional.
I can highly recommend Robert Braine and the Metta team for their professional care and attention to detail. I wouldn't use anyone else!"
"The service was excellent when we were in Marbella and the person we worked with, Justin Barber, was great and excellent at what he does. No request is out of the question and usually can be accommodated within the budget and in a reasonable timeframe. Very responsive team. We are glad we chose Metta Estates.
And thank you Justin…"
A Satisfied client
I just wanted to thank you and your firm Metta Estates for the remarkable assistance and service you have provided to us for purchasing a property in Marbella.You personally have made yourself available to us on a timely basis and made it possible for us to decide to purchase the property in less than a week. It would have been impossible without your excellent services.
I will definitely use your services again and recommend you to my friends."
This is to inform you that I was very satisfied with the service you provided when buying a property in Spain.
You have helped and assisted me all the way through and the Lawyer you advised was perfect. You certainly saved me a lot of time and trouble. Also introducing the banker to speed up the deal. I will be buying some other property for me and friends and will certainly use you as my agent."
"I have received excellent service from Robert Braine & Metta Estates team from the first time I have met Robert to the completion of my new property in Spain. I can therefore recommend Robert & Metta Estate team for their exceptional professional care & attention to detail."
Dr Mohammed Saleh
"I was provided with real estate services for two years by Robert Braine and Metta before I found a property that I felt was right for me. The advice provided was always professional and realistic, and when I purchased the property, Robert helped ensure that I was comfortable and satisfied with the outcome."