Adam & Julia Gunn & family
Linda and the ‘Moving to Valencia’ team provided us with invaluable support with our relocation from Panama to Spain. Perhaps most importantly she gave us a clear understanding of the processes to follow and their timing well before we left home, ensuring we had all the necessary documentation to hand on arrival, and also setting some realistic expectations for us. Linda made on-line appoints with authorities in advance, accompanied us on the day – sometimes for several hours – and even went so far as to pre-pay small tariffs on our behalf. In addition to this she introduced us to Banks and Insurance Companies, as well as her own personal network. We sincerely appreciated all her efforts and we highly recommended her and the Moving to Valencia team for anyone thinking of relocating to this beautiful part of Spain.
Linda helped me already twice to find the right apartment for my family. She knows Valencia very well and is very helpful. If I need some assistance in Valencia again, then I will contact Linda again.
Molly M. Roberts
San Francisco, USA
A couple of days before our scheduled orientation tour with Linda, we met some local expats at an event who spontaneously started raving about Linda as the best relocation consultant in Valencia. This unexpected review was great timing, and we now add our own rave review to Linda’s long list of happy clients. Even before meeting Linda, I could tell that she was good. She was very responsive to my emails, asked probing questions about our needs and relocation wishes before meeting with her, and then tailored our tour to address those needs. Linda was punctual, friendly, extremely knowledgeable about Valencia and expat issues, has excellent English language skills, and is very giving with her information and suggestions. She has put the time into developing a handy network of local movers, insurance specialists, etc, all with the intention of making your move as smooth as possible. During our orientation tour, we felt like we got a great overview of this beautiful city and helpful guidelines for making our move to Spain. Linda’s friendly demeanor made it a particularly pleasant day as well. Linda clearly has the skills and reliability to be your relocation expert and I highly suggest that you hire her if you are planning to move to Valencia. You will be happy that you did!
Valencia is a wonderful place to live, but administration can be daunting-and extremely time consuming. And of course, everything else that comes with moving to a new country can add up to your already busy schedule. That's where a personal assistant, fluent in Spanish and with a knowledge of the local administration, can be invaluable. She can not only provide advice, guide you and accompany you, but also do stuff for you. This can make a potentially frustrating experience into a relatively painless one. Linda is a trustworthy, resourceful and respectful professional I would recommend to anyone trying to find their way in Valencia.
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Voor mijn detachering in Valencia heb ik de hulp ingeroepen van Linda Svilane. In eerste instantie dacht ik dat mijn kennis van de Spaanse taal voldoende was om de zaken zelf te regelen, maar dat viel behoorlijk tegen. Linda hielp me op een zeer professionele en snelle manier op weg. En niet geheel onbelangrijk voor een hele schappelijke prijs. Ik kan de service van Linda iedereen aanbevelen die opzoek is naar een betrouwbare persoon die alle zaken rondom een immigratie of detachering voor je regelt.
Linda, thank you so much for helping us to make our dream happen! With your professional help, moreover, a friendly and considerate approach, our settling was so smooth and fast - in a matter of days: apartment, school for my daughter, etc. What makes me especially happy is the fact that I can always turn to you for advice or help when needed. Keep up your great mission of helping people start their new lives in lovely Valencia 🙂.
London, Great Britain
My wife Erika and I met briefly with Linda during our initial short exploratory visit to Valencia. Once we had decided that Valencia was the city we wished to move to, it was clear that the entire process would be easier with Linda's help. During our preparation phase from the UK, Linda promptly answered all questions we had and provided advice and web links to sites that provided further information.Whilst preparing for our move to Valencia from the UK, we had the need to ship a number of boxes to Spain. As we still had no address in Valencia, Linda kindly agreed to take delivery and store the boxes until our arrival.Once we arrived, Linda provided invaluable assistance with lease reviews, obtaining our NIE, arranging bank accounts, etc. However, her help is not just limited to those administrative areas. Linda will help in all things wherever she can. On our drive to Valencia from the UK, our car failed 200Km out of Valencia. Due to the location where this occurred (no car rental agency nearby) we were left with a significant problem. One phone call to Linda and in a few minutes a way forward was found - 2 hours later Janis appeared. All our belongings were transferred to Janis's car and he drove us back to Valencia and, once there, helped us unload everything in to our apartment.We have made many new friends since moving to Valencia, many of them through introductions made by Linda.Throughout my entire working career I have always adopted an approach whereby I do what I do and I leave what I don't know to those that do. Had I tried to manage our move to Valencia on my own, I have no doubt that in time, and with mistakes, I would have managed it. But it would have taken time and caused stress; I value my time and had no desire to waste it; MovingToValencia provided the perfect solution.I can not recommend Linda, Janis and the entire MovingToValencia team highly enough. They are all professional and friendly and will do their utmost to make your life easier. If you choose to use their services, you will not be disappointed.
Linda helped me with everything I needed, made sure I got the best deals and didn't get ripped off! I can totally recommend her services to anyone that is moving to Valencia. You won't be disappointed with her services and you might even make a few new friends because she is a lovely person and so are all her friends!
Linda was very helpful when I first moved to Valencia. At the time I didn’t speak much Spanish, and was having trouble finding an apartment. With Linda’s help and local knowledge I quickly found the perfect place. She also helped me to negotiate with the landlord and was very easy to deal with throughout.
Jana L. Johnsen
Ms. Svilane's work in helping with relocation to Valencia is SUPERB! My love affair with Valencia began 4 years ago. 2016 was when I made the move. With Linda's great assistance, I had the confidence to take the plunge even though I had few other connections in Spain. Friendliness, competence, patience, encouragement and expertise all characterize Linda's approach and never-ending work ethic. You can count on her to follow through and investigate any lead for housing, documents, health insurance and questions of any kind. I think her motto was : "We will make this work!" It happened! I have the nicest flat I have ever lived in and I LOVE it here in Valencia. It is a beautiful city that does not disappoint. Ms. Svilane's Spanish and English flow easily, as does her extroverted personality. Respect, she is the BEST bridge builder ever! Most Grateful Client, Jana L. Johnsen
Christine and Kim
We cannot recommend Linda highly enough. She provides an excellent service that is professional, efficient and effective. Her knowledge, contacts and overall ability to facilitate your needs are delivered with commitment, enthusiasm and personal and professional integrity. Her enviable language skills are a great advantage.Our requirements had to be met in a tight time frame and Linda's eternally positive attitude and determination to succeed were evident from day one. Above all, she is an extremely nice person with a great sense of humour and an outgoing, friendly personality that makes her a delight to work with. Thanks to her, we are now very happily living in the lovely city of Valencia!