Mike Smith | Chairman

Born and raised in North east of England, Mike moved to Spain back in 2002, having built and developed a highly successful franchise business in the UK. Looking for a new challenge and direction, he finally found it in the Costa del Sol, or Marbella to be more precise, where he saw an opportunity and started First Choice Spain offering professional services to property buyers, renters and sellers alike.

Since its inception, Mike has seen the business through a rollercoaster of change and challenges in the Costa del Sol property market, and is proud of the fact that First Choice Spain remains not just better prepared than ever, but also able to meet the new and exciting challenges ahead in the Spanish property sector

It has been mentioned by numerous persons in Marbella and fellow agents alike that Mike’s knowledge of property on the Costa del Sol is verging on encyclopaedic, and that’s without the use of any SMART technology aids (which he’s getting better at all the time).

When Mike is not occupied with running one of the largest property companies here in Marbella, being an avid golfer he likes to  do play and business at the same time, and when not sitting down (not very often) he loves to read books about the might of Rome.

Paula Smith | Director

Paula’s role has evolved hugely since our business began, and her knowledge of what properties are available, and also which represent the best value, is arguably second only to Mike’s. But Paula edges Mike in the rentals properties department with unequalled knowledge of the best urbanisations, the best landlords, and the best rental bargains when she sees them.

Paula also happens to be our ‘goto’ person when it comes to creative direction and artistic flair for client properties, often helping clients to re-style their properties, or even source beautiful furniture for making an ideal home or rental investment property purchase.

María González | Office Manager

Born in Madrid, Maria grew up in picturesque Antequera with her family (including identical twin sister).

After obtaining a degree in Office Administration, Maria made her way back to Madrid, before heading north to Barcelona to work for an international company.

The winds of change started to blow again and after 4 years Maria moved to Edinburgh to improve her English, completing a course at Edinburgh University and continuing her career in admin in the UK.

Eventually Maria returned to Marbella where she landed a position with The Olive Press newspaper, being responsible for the accounts department and after 1 year she took over the role of Office Manager.

After nearly 2 years with the Olive Press, Maria recently joined the First Choice team as the new Office Manager. Real estate business is fairly new territory for her but years of watching property shows on UK TV certainly has her well prepared!

Steve Godfrey | Sales

Steve Godfrey has lived and worked in Marbella within the Real Estate sector since 2001.

Previously from Bristol, UK. Steve is Married and has three children.

Steve joined the Company at the start of 2017 and has added his extensive knowledge to the team.

He is a keen golfer playing off a handicap of +1 and enjoys life to the full.

During his years in Spain, Steve has run a successful Management Company and in doing so has knowledge of all aspects of Buying, selling and building property here in Spain.

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