Customer testimonials

At Chavetejo we endeavour to make your property sale and/or purchase as stress free as possible and provide all the information, support and assistance needed. Whether you are looking for your ideal retirement home, a holiday hideaway in the sun or an investment property we know we can help deliver, but don’t just believe us, see what some of our previous customers have to say about our services

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Heather and Ekkehard


It’s been one year since we arrived in Portugal. This time last year, we were cruising through the surrounding villages of Tomar searching for “the house.” We had three weeks, a location, and a very long list (68 houses to be exact!). After eight busy days and 43 house visits behind us, Emily and Edgar, from Chavetejo Estate Agents, suggested we visit a house that was not on our … Read the rest


Move to Tomar

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Dear Alice,

Just to say a BIG  thank you from Sam and myself for all your help and to Emily for her

help as well it was lovely to hear how she and her family have made Tomar home. Together you all make a fantastic team.

We are delighted with our house and we can’t wait to give it some TLC.the minute we both saw it we loved it.

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Steve & Julie Whyman


Emily was like a breath of fresh air – nothing was too much trouble.  She was professional, prompt and incredibly knowledgeable.

We would not hesitate to recommend Chavetejo if you are looking to purchase a house in the Tomar area.

Steve & Julie Whyman

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Tess Boyes

Best costumer service in Portugal

My journey towards being a home owner in Portugal started off a year ago with a tentative enquiry to Emily. The house I finally bought was one of the first that Emily suggested to me. Professional at all times, she would not let me look at things which were too isolated, needing excessive amounts of work doing or inappropriate to my circumstances…which she realised very quickly, and tailored the search. … Read the rest


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Thank you to Edgar, Claudia and the team at  Chavetejo, who have helped us to not only find our lovely home, they were with us every step of the way guiding us through the whole purchase, helping us with facilities, banks and even now several months later still pointing us in the right direction if we get stuck. We cannot praise them enough and would highly recommend them to … Read the rest



Dream home in Portugal

Hi Emily,

We cannot thank you Emily as well as Alice, Anna and the other girls enough. You have been so kind and friendly to us whilst going about your duties with excellent professionalism. Nothing was too much trouble for any of you, you all work so well as team and have gone out of your way to help us. Thank you for helping us to purchase our very first … Read the rest


Hello Cláudia and Edgar


Hello Claudia & Edgar

A big thank-you to both of you, and to Emily for all your help and support, both with the original purchase 6 years ago, and with the recent sale which all went so smoothly. It was good to meet the new owners,   and to achieve all the transfers of electricity, water and Insurance etc.,  all in one day with the help of Chavetejo.   You really do

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John & Lynn Chipperfield

We were very glad we found Chavetejo when looking for our new home in Portugal. Edgar and his staff couldn’t do enough to help us, from our first contact by e-mail to moving into our new home. They were always ready to answer all our queries,large or small. The service didn’t  stop with the house purchase. They helped with setting up a bank account, dealing with utilities and more. Made
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John and Mandy Lightfoot

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    Thank you Chavetejo Estate Agents, the only Estate Agents in Central Portugal for buying a home and selling a home. A friendly,professional and efficient service.
    John and Mandy
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Wendy and William Bailey


  • We chose our house near Tomar with the help of Chavetejo and completed the transaction, again with their help, within six weeks. Having turned it into the home of our dreams, after almost five years we reluctantly decided it was time to downsize. Chavetejo came to our help again by selling for us and offering us and the buyers all possible assistance. We don’t expect to move again
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Maggy and Charles Daniell


We have had a fabulous time in Portugal and have very much enjoyed staying in our little house the last two nights.  Thank you so much for all you and your super team at Chavetejo have done for us, from the first helpful emails with Ramona and yourself to the house visits with Edgar and the setting up of utilities with Marcia.  From the first you have all been a Read the rest


karin and Nic



After spending many years looking for our dream property in the sunshine we came across a little town in Portugal called Tomar we decided to make this area our permanent home.

After exploring the internet we found Chavetejo estate agents website where we found almost immediately our dream home. The website was very accurate and descriptions perfect, Claudia & Edgar spent lots of time with us and nothing was … Read the rest


Lesley Gray

DSCF2891 My name is Lesley Gray and I currently live in South West Lancashire.

In June of this year I took a trip to Portugal with my partner Keith. We arranged to view several houses through the Estate Agent Chavetejo .

We met Claudia and the Team at their office in Tomar and were delighted by their professionalism. We were escorted in their transport to all of the viewings. Their knowledge … Read the rest


Christine and Brendan Costa Rica USA

DSCN2747Dear Claudia and Edgar

We just wanted to formally thank you for all your help with finding our new home.
We have lived and bought houses on 3 continents during our life time and with this experience can truly say that your service has been exceptional – a very special blend of true professionalism combined with a personal attention which made us feel like long lost friends rather than clients. … Read the rest


Nick and Suzanne Freer

P1040670Me and my wife purchased a property through Chavetejo this year.
We viewed a number of properties in the area with Claudia, Edgar and the team in March, and what struck us was that they were very honest with us about some of the work that needed doing on the properties, and some of the other things we should consider around the locations we were looking.

This was very important … Read the rest


Mick and Julia Lancashir

53811061We bought a property in Portugal and being in a different country you want to be sure of getting everything right, but there are many hurdles in your way.

After trying many estate agents we came across Chavetejo and instantly recognised the caring for the client, the properties shown matching your criteria, the warmth of all in the office and what I can only describe as the pure professionalism both … Read the rest


Aly and Nigel Akerman – Swindon, England


In February 2013 we decided to fly to Portugal to view several houses which we had shortlisted from After viewings in the North of Portugal we came to Chavetejo in the City of Tomar. What a difference in Estate Agents. Claudia, Edgar and Ramona were absolutely superb. Not like any other Estate Agents we have ever seen before. Honest, professional, friendly, perfect English and very patient. Not at all … Read the rest


Mary & Clive Gladman


We cannot praise the service we have received from all of the staff at Chavetejo, from the very start they were professional, courteous and very attentive to all our needs. We have never purchased a property overseas before and were very nervous after having read all of the horror stories and watched the TV shows of how people have fallen foul of bad advice and failing to do their homework. … Read the rest


John and Susan Hickie


In February 2013 I completed the purchase of a house in the Tomar area which was marketed by Claudia’s Chavetejo Imobiliaria .Throughout the whole process Claudia and her team were fantastic in their support .

In the beginning when searching for suitable properties , Claudia always offered clear , honest and unambiguous information, on available properties, and always understood clearly my specific requirements. There was never any pressure . Her … Read the rest


Liesbeth Gritter and Rob van der Werdt, Holland

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We have experienced Chavetejo as professional, friendly, patient, not pushy, skilled, careful, reliable and helpful. Before, during and after the sale

In December we bought a house through Chavetejo

They were the first real estate agency we visited in early 2012. Already before (back home in the Netherlands) we’ve looked a lot at their comprehensive website in English.

After one year searching (in which … Read the rest


William and Wendy Bailey, Ariege France


We have just bought a wonderful house near Tomar and cannot speak too highly of the assistance provided by the team at Chavetejo Estate Agents.

Nothing was ever too much trouble and they helped us with every aspect of the purchase from negotiating with the vendor to arranging for an excellent lawyer to handle all the legal aspects and with setting up a bank account. They also provided and … Read the rest


Jon and Sue Griffiths, England


We had been house hunting for several months near Tabua before we extended our search towards Tomar. By now we were feeling pretty jaded as we had already experienced some disappointments. However, as we had already read and heard only good things about Chavetejo we perused the website and visited Tomar for viewings.

The team consists of Nicky and Derek who are English, and Claudia,

who is Portugese, and speaks … Read the rest


Rik and Sharon Morris Wiltshire, England

testimonial003 Rik and Sharon Morris, customers of Chavetejo Imobilaria

So now was the time to buy our dream house in Central Portugal, where to start, well Google seemed the obvious and soon we were directed towards

Every question I typed into Google about living or buying a house in Portugal seemed to bring us to the same conclusion, either Chavetejo or Gekkoportugal.

After a final decision making visit to the … Read the rest


Jo and Paul

514209085Having scrolled and searched through many websites advertising property for sale in Portugal, we read about ‘Chavetejo’ in Portugal magazine, and gave it a go.

We were impressed by the layout and wealth of information. Any questions we had regarding property information were answered promptly, with detailed information supplied by Nicky.

We had three visits to Portugal, to view property via Chavetejo. Derek and Claudia responded to our ‘brief’, showing … Read the rest


Bob and Jane Dennis (and Diezel the Dog), formerly of UK


Since deciding to retire early and move to central Portugal eighteen months ago my wife Jane and I had been in constant contact with Nicky and Derek at Chavetejo who have always replied to our emails promptly and answered all our numerous questions with honesty and integrity.

Before arrival we drew up a shortlist of properties to view around the Tomar area and as soon as we arrived in Tomar … Read the rest


Bruce and Sue Watts

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When we first decided to move to Portugal we were really worried about the logistics of buying a house, especially as we haven’t learnt any Portuguese yet.

However, I corresponded with Nicky at Chavetejo before we visited and she was so helpful it allayed most of our fears.

Then we arrived in Tomar and we found our house on the first viewing day. Within two weeks with lots of help … Read the rest


Ian and Jenny Neville, formerly of Ireland

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We came to Portugal to purchase a house after a few months of research and expected the process to be difficult enough, especially with our inability to speak Portuguese.

However, we were fortunate enough to find ourselves at Chavetejo in Tomar and all of our fears melted away. Prior to even showing us any properties they cam with us to the tax office to get our fiscal numbers (one hour … Read the rest


Martin and Gillian Digan, United Kingdom

On our first visit to Central Portugal we fell in love with the place and decided to look at rentals, consequently we met Nicky and Derek of Chavetejo. They advised us very strongly to think hard before renting a property isolated in the countryside as there would be no easy access to large towns or the city of Tomar .Also there would be fewer Expats to become friends with or … Read the rest


Tracey, Kevin and Jack Lawson, Spain

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Whilst visiting friends and with no previous intention to buy, we found ourselves enchanted with the area of Tomar and it’s wealth of culture and beautiful surroundings.

After a chance introduction to Derek and Nicky at Chavetejo, we were soon on our way to view a property, out of curiosity more than anything. Needless to say the spell was cast and we were hooked!

Our return home to Spain, the … Read the rest


John and Debbie Speakman, UK and Kuwait


Having split personalities – working in Kuwait and home and family in the United Kingdom we of course had to make things even more complicated by buying a house in Portugal.

Chavetejo did a great job in making the purchase a smooth process and calming our nerves as we flitted from one country to another trying to view, make appointments with lawyers, builders and the like.

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Elaine and Antony Vowles, Somerset, England

atni002Before we moved to Portugal from Somerset in July 2009 we had already researched a large amount of agents on the internet and quickly found that Chavetejo’s website was user friendly, full of information and extensive. We felt confident that as a registered INCI member Chavetejo was the one to use.

Our decision to contact Chavetejo and view some properties was a positive move. We found all the staff friendly … Read the rest


Shaun Eke, formerly Northumberland, England Good website great service!

tet001Like most people I researched properties in Portugal on the internet, I found many sites but over the months leading up to my retirement I ended up just checking the Chavetejo site. Apart from lots of useful information and a good layout with good quality photographs they were the only ones who took the time to reply to my email enquiries.

When my retirement day finally arrived I grabbed my … Read the rest


Melvin Beale, England

melvin beng001Satisfied Customer. Just a short message to say, that on arriving in Tomar which I instantly took a great liking to, looking for a house in Portugal, I spotted Chavetejo while driving around. They showed me several properties in and around the area.

The help I had from Nicky and the guys at Chavetejo was really good, they were really great in their efforts to help me find a property, … Read the rest


John and Delia Sutton, formerly of Almogadel, Central Portugal “Chavetejo number 1 real estate agents in Portugal!”

FIL18298In our opinion Chavetejo is Portugal’s Number one estate agents. Having just sold our property through Chavetejo we have to say we cannot fault their service. They gave us a complete and honest account of our property to potential buyers and good feed back to us.

We would recommend them to both sellers and buyers as they provide an excellent friendly service and are an estate agent you can trust.… Read the rest


Sarah Wellband, formerly of Ireland specifically liked the wide choice of properties Chavetejo has for sale

sarah wellbandBefore I moved to Portugal from Ireland in March 2007 I did a lot of internet research on properties and the house buying process and one website quickly became a favourite for it’s clarity, wide choice of property and quality of information –

Therefore when I decided to settle in the Tomar area and look for a home it made sense to contact Chavetejo and I am very glad … Read the rest


Bill and Judy Chapman, formerly of Somerset, England specifically liked Chavetejo´s patience in looking for their ideal property!

bill and judy chapmanThe staff at Chavetejo are not only helpful, but patient. They spend a great deal of time with us when we first arrived in Portugal to ensure we found the correct property at the right price.

Even after we purchased our property they have helped us settle into the community and are still on hand offering advice and assistance learning the language and the local customs.

We certainly recommend you … Read the rest


Jim and Agnes Fritscher, formerly of Cyprus found their new property with help from Chavetejo

jim and agnes fritcsherWe were very pleased with the service we received from Chavetejo. Even before we arrived from Cyprus the staff were helpful and informative and were able to assist us in finding somewhere to rent almost immediately.

Once we decided to purchase our own property we of course went straight to their offices.

The service before, during and after the sale was second to none and the staff went out of … Read the rest


John and Mandy Winkworth, Southsea, England

517408019We would just like to say; the service you provided for us in our search for a suitable property was excellent from the moment of first contact, you were quickly able to establish just what we thought we wanted to buy!

Thanks for your upfront honest opinions and plain talking, your willingness and effort to accommodate us, it must be very trying for

you guys sometimes. In short we are … Read the rest


Jerry, Sofie and Natasha Celtner, formerly East Anglia, England

quintadofalcaoghdh111ext4Fantastic, Brilliant, Superb are just some of the superlatives to describe Chavetejo.

When we first arrived in Portugal we were unable to speak a word of Portuguese and Chavetejo helped us to obtain a fiscal number, a solicitor and set up direct debits for water, electricity, telephone and internet access.

Chavetejo chauffeured us around to view properties and even organised our daughters induction into the local Portuguese school. We bought … Read the rest


Ed Waldron, formerly of Seattle, America

testimonials001Before moving to Portugal in September 2007 I had been in touch with Chavetejo regarding purchasing a small house in central Portugal as a permanent residence for my retirement.

Upon arrival they found me a very convenient apartment while I completed the necessary documents for residency.

When I was ready to purchase they showed me several places, and one of them was exactly the type of place I was dreaming … Read the rest


Michele and James Stewart, Milton Keynes, England

83807a011Not only did Chavetejo make the daunting task of buying a property abroad simpler and straightforward, but they have continued their offer of help and support which we found truly invaluable.

We will always be grateful to Chavetejo for listening to our requirements and finding us the ideal property with the use of their experience and extensive local knowledge.

Along with a professional approach, everyone at Chavetejo remained friendly and … Read the rest


Paul and Bridgette Tonks, Chaos, Portugal

paul and bridgette003We’ve lived in Portugal for over seven years and when we decided to sell our property in Avelar, we contacted Chavetejo as we had heard good things about them as an estate agency.

Although the Portuguese property market moves slower than that of the United Kingdom, the team at Chavetejo effected a quick and seamless sale within a short space of time. The team helped us prepare all our property’s … Read the rest


John and Sue Trueman, formerly Spain

john sue trueman001From our first meeting with staff at Chavetejo, we have found them exceptionally professional in their role as estate agents, but more than this; they have been friendly and helpful in all aspects of moving to Portugal and have considerably eased our integration into life in the Ribatejo region.

All members of staff are supportive with a wide range of skills, helping to alleviate all complex bureaucratic issues with buying … Read the rest


Caimin and Anita, County Clare, Ireland

513208028 My experience with Chavetejo has been better than I could ever have hoped for.

For us the decision to buy a holiday home abroad was the easy bit, actually getting out there and doing it was quite daunting and scary. Had we known there was people out there like the staff of Chavetejo we would probably have tried to do it a long time ago.

When we decided on the … Read the rest


Fred and Liz Worth, formerly Scotland.

fred and liz002It’s ten months since we moved into our beautiful house and thought we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your staff for their kindness, happy demeanour, and inspiration.

They worked tirelessly to make sure that we were able to view every property within our budget, and very kindly helped a lot with translation with banks etc.

It was quite a journey, finding a property that … Read the rest


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