Client Testimonials
Here's what they say about us...

Susan & Lindsay

Our experience buying a cave house with Rusticom was very positive. The whole process was straight forward and happened very quickly, as they have good knowledge and found us the right holiday home for our needs. It's been a pleasure getting to know this wonderful area of Spain.

Clive & Allan

Nick at Rusticom was so helpful in terms of us buying the cave house of our dreams, but more so in all the work he did to help us get settled in ready for our new lives in such a beautiful and friendly part of Spain. We would certainly recommend Rusticom to anyone thinking of buying property as they are so helpful and knowledgeable with lots of local contacts for all the things you need to get set up.

Terry & Hillary

We bought our house with Rusticom nine years ago, the house needed extending and complete renovation. Rusticom's advice and recommended builders gave us a great base for moving forward into life in Spain. That house has now been sold through Rusticom and again they have proved reliable, communicative and helpful in every way. We have every confidence in recommending them to any would be purchaser.


Nick was my agent and I found him to be helpful and informative. He picked me up from my hotel and I felt at ease straight away. He took me around as many properties as I wanted. He is bilingual, so could even translate with vendors and builders as I viewed properties. After talking to me about my choices and what I had seen previously, he was able to suggest other properties he thought I would like (one of which I actually bought). I bought a cave, so I had plenty to learn! He was able to answer my questions about cave houses and what to look out for when choosing one. He has lived locally for many years, so his knowledge of the local area was excellent. He was knowledgeable about some of the legal processes in terms of buying as a non-resident in Spain. He put me in contact with a fantastic bilingual lawyer and later a great builder. He was mindful of my time scales which were very tight. I was very happy with the service Rusticom provide both before and during my purchase.


Very informative and friendly agent. Our first contact in the Granada region, Nick dedicated a whole day helping us explore, as we had never visited before. A absolute mine of information and nothing was too much trouble. We were hooked and have now bought our first cave house. Thank you so much for your continued support.


Rusticom, making a big move go with ultimate ease. From our first telephone conversation with Nick and the team to collecting the keys we could not have asked for more from an agent that was not only professional but personal. We were shown only properties that we and Nick himself thought to be of interest and that fitted our criteria so no time was wasted. Telephone calls and emails were answered promptly to assist in any stress on decision making and was conducted without hesitation, contacts for legal requirements were contacted or handed down on our behalf even as far as places to stay during our visit. So as for an agent we can only praise, we would not hesitate to go or deal with anyone else, Many thanks Nick and Rusticom.

Mellissa & Ian

From the beginning of our process of buying our house in Granada to the end (approximately 6 weeks) Rusticom have been reliable, helpful, friendly and supportive. Our whole process has been stress free. I couldn't recommend them enough. Any advice however big or small is not too much trouble and their knowledge and expertise of buying in Spain Is invaluable.

Alex and Glenys

Since the inception of our thoughts of living in Spain, Rusticom have been there with old fashioned help and advice. They supplied a varied selection of houses together with huge amounts of backup information on our shortlist. Once we were in Spain they provided enormous amounts of background information concerning not only the houses we selected but also the rabbit warren of documentation the Spanish Authorities require for the purchase of a house. Showing us properties for the first, or subsequent time was not a problem. Further the hand held us throughout the purchasing and moving period. They have also been a mine of information in the post moving in period with valuable advice on a selection of topics from furniture removals to septic tanks. They are highly recommended.


Rusticom was recommended to me by someone who had recently bought a property with Rusticom in the local area. From the moment that I made my needs known I was helped through every step of the way right through to obtaining the necessary local paperwork prior to completion. This took away most of the stress associated with buying a house in another country. I never felt rushed or pushed in making my decision, all of my many questions and queries were answered in an efficient, speedy and courteous way. Great service from a great team.

Mark & Deborah

We were unsure what we were looking for and Nick spent the time to show us property we may not have otherwise considered, without feeling as though we were being given a 'hard sell'. The whole transaction went through smoothly and Nick always responded quickly to any of our questions. We Would recommend Rusticom to anybody looking to buy in this area because of their knowledge of the different villages, property type, local contacts and advice about the Spanish property buying process.


Nick and Paul at Rusticom have gone above and beyond any expectations I had of finding an agent in Spain to help me buy my property. Even from the first meeting Paul didn't just show me the property's for sale, he showed myself and my family around the area and had so much knowledge and was incredibly helpful in answering all my questions. Nick then assisted me in everything, from solicitors, to opening a bank account and even now with helping long after the sale process has finished with communicating with builders for me. I could not recommend Rusticom enough, every part of the process in buying abroad went smoothly and I can only put that down to them.

Tristan & Kentaké

It was a real pleasure to have Rusticom help us find our ideal property. They really understood what we were looking for in our dream house. The time and patience dedicated to helping us explore the local area whilst looking for our new home was amazing. I'd whole heartedly recommend Rusticom as a really personal and insightful service.

Guy and Fabrice

We are happy to announce you we are so pleased with the acquisition of our cave house. We could stay on holidays for only one week and it felt like home immediately. The region of Zujar with the impressive Mount Jabalcon and its magnificent 360° views, the fantastic Lake Negratin, the wellness center, the quiet and very healing hot springs swimming pool, the colourful local markets... we loved the Altiplano de Granada right from the first days. We had just arrived and our friendly Spanish and English neighbours came over to make acquaintance and proposed to help with any problem or questions. They invited us also for paella and a drink... we had a great time with them, moments we will always remember. About the purchase experience we also were very excited with the services delivered by Rusticom and especially by Nick Wachter. Right from the first contact we had a good feeling and trusted him immediately. Rusticom assisted us during the whole process, to begin with the first contact on the website, delivering all requested information and giving advice and suggestions, making appointments to visit selected properties, negotiations on the offers, the accomplishment of the purchase deed, assistance on all paperwork at the local bank, at the Notary, at the transfer of the keys of the property... It was all arranged very professional and beyond expectation! Thanks for everything. We would sure recommend Rusticom as agency for the purchase of a property in the Altiplano de Granada. You won't regret it!

We originally came over to Spain to complete on a house purchase through a different company, which unfortunately fell through at the last minute leaving us very stuck! However, we found Rusticom and they did everything that they could to ensure that they found us the perfect house and they did. We could not be happier with our purchase and we could not have been more delighted with the help and support that we received through Rusticom. From the initial viewing to the actual purchase being made, they were on hand to help with anything that we needed, including help with translation and a Solicitor. We have already recommended Rusticom to several people who are looking for properties within the area and will continue to do so.


We would highly recommend Rusticom. For UK buyers like us, their speaking both English and Spanish was invaluable, the help did not just stop at property purchase but we were given help with solicitors, bank, builder, finding the perfect property with additional suggestions, tailored to our needs, (in fact we ended up buying one of these). Patient, professional, answering our endless questions. Firmly established in this beautiful areas community they are extensively knowledgeable about both the properties and the surrounding areas, especially the specialised and unique cave houses. We cannot thank them enough, their service is second to none.


I wanted to buy a home in the Andalusian region of Spain, I contacted Rusticom through their website and with their guidance, patience and friendly manner I was helped from the first meeting in Spain to find the right property for me. So thank you Rusticom for being very professional and for your great customer service.


My wife and I were looking for an inexpensive project somewhere beautiful to escape the rat race. Having visited the altiplano region on holiday, we knew it offered the lifestyle, weather and landscape we were looking for, and was scattered with ruins and houses in need of restoration. Nick from Rusticom was friendly and helpful from the first, and put in a lot of time for us despite our modest budget. The last place he showed us was over budget, but also way closer to finished than other houses we'd seen, practically ready to move in to, with plenty of scope for further work. It was perfect and we made the decision to buy it almost immediately. Nick stuck with us and liaised with the builder to get us the finish we wanted, even personally taking & sending photos of tiles etc to help us get the perfect finish. He also walked us through all the legal and financial aspects to complete on time. We've been living here full time for over a year now and are absolutely delighted. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to any prospective house hunter in this area of Spain.


We searched 3 yrs to find our home in Spain, and out of many many 'agents' Nick was the most honest and have to say the best agent we ever came across! Wish more were like him. If you want that area, use Rusticom!

Antje & Bill

We've been living in the Vall de Laguar region (Communidad Valenciana) on a smallholding for 14 years and thought to change to a CASA CUEVA in the Granada region for quite some time. A friend recommended Rusticom and Nick Wachter to us. From selecting the property, viewing it and then going through all the legal steps, Nick had competently organized everything. Every question, every email and every phone call, he answered immediately and in great detail. We could not have wished for a better estate agent! We are now the happy owners of a casa cueva in Galera, have settled in nicely and can confirm that Nick's promise in the advertising of the property was true: "Move in and enjoy!" We can highly recommend the people involved in the transaction: Nick Wachter of Rusticom, Victorio Heras García, solicitor of Property Law Spain and Laura Felices Quesada, Notario in Cúllar and we would like to thank all of them as they made our property purchase a legally sound, easy, fast and pleasant experience.

Mark & Shirley

Nick was fantastic and we cannot recommend him highly enough. His knowledge of cave houses and the surrounding area is exceptional. In addition, he also helped us through the legal process and found us a reputable contractor to start our reform. On my birthday, 2nd June, the legal side was completed. This was a very special birthday present.

5 star service from Nick, Paul and the team at Rusticom. Responded to all of our many questions and provided the answers we needed to proceed with our purchase in Galera. Completed quickly with no complications, arranging additional building work which we probably wouldn't have been able to attempt on our own. Would highly recommend.

The Reid Family

I would like to submit a testimonial with regards to my experience of buying a second home in Benamural, Granada region Spain. I contacted Nick via email from Scotland. He was very responsive and helpful. Detailing property that matched my needs and wants and my budget. After a series of useful emails, I decided to come to Baza and see a number of properties and meet Nick and his team. Nick agreed to collect me from my hotel and show me several properties that I had expressed an Interest in. There was absolutely no hard sell, and an enjoyable day viewing property and seeing Andalucia was had. Nick recommended a few local sights to go and see before heading back to Scotland. In summer, my family and I came back to Baza with the funds secured to buy one of three beautiful properties. Again Nick met us and took us to various properties that we had specified. The family and I was convinced and we set about reserving the property. Nick and his team helped us set up a Spanish bank account, aided us with the notary and in gaining our NIE number (all of which you will need if you intend to buy in Spain) at no cost other than the fees that you would incur anyway. Paul and Nick acted as our translators on a number of occasions and really helped us out....massively! The purchase was concluded in a matter of days and as I type I am in Benamaurel enjoying some Easter sun. We have visited for many weeks since our purchase and love our cave dearly. The locals are really friendly and I regularly use the local gyms, bars and hairdressers. I cannot emphasise how great a place this is, and how great Nick and the team are. A year on and we simply cannot wait to venture back out to our second home. Thanks!

Stuart and Gail

My wife and I began our search for property in Spain some months before we actually purchased our Cave House in Salazar. While in the UK we were kept up to date with properties from Rusticom as and when they became available. We also found their website easy to access and informative. We visited Spain a number of times to view properties and Nick and Paul were always on hand to answer our questions, take us to viewings and support us throughout. They made the whole experience, which can be daunting at times, feel very doable and as such it was extremely positive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others thinking of taking the plunge and making the move. You do hear of some people's negative experiences but this was definitely NOT the case for us. A big thank you to Rusticom and Nick and Paul in particular.

Alistair & Oksana

We write to say a very BIG thank you for your invaluable guidance and support during the purchase of our property in Baza. To say we were a little apprehensive regarding how to go about purchasing a property in Spain would be an understatement. However, our fears were dispelled through your professional and unbiased guidance in steering us through the conveyance process. Your e-mails were always by return if we had a question and your written instructions on what to do and when, we're clear, concise and accurate. To compare Rusticom to a UK estate agent would not be reflective of the service facets you provide which add up to quite the best house purchase experience we have had. Rusticom is of course an estate agent.... But also a tourist information centre, a legal knowledge font and a contact for trade suppliers and the best retail outlets! We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Rusticom as the go-to company for anyone considering purchasing rural property in the Granada region.

Steve & Annie

We would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Nick & his colleagues at Rusticom. Having been looking for a permanent property in Spain for just over a year, we decided to bite the bullet and arrange various viewings in February 2017, not only with Nick's company but, other agents as well. Overall, they were all extremely helpful but, a particular house we had desperately wanted to view was listed with Rusticom and, appointment made, set off in Nicks extremely capable hands to see it. We felt as if we had known Nick forever as we all got on famously ( he'll probably disagree and tell you we were the most awkward clients he's ever known ! ), were bought lunch and escorted around in a light & jovial manner which we really enjoyed. As it happened, the house we really wanted to view ended up being the one we wanted to purchase so, with interest shown, we flew back to the UK and made an offer the day after our return - which was accepted. Then, over the course of nearly 3 months, we bombarded Nick & his team with loads of emails, texts and phone calls - all of which were dealt with in a friendly and professional manner - nothing was too much trouble and made the whole process an absolute breeze compared with selling our house and the sale process general in the UK. We moved into our dream house this week and its everything we thought it would be ! We would not hesitate to recommend Rusticom to other potential Spanish house hunters - you will NOT get a better service !!! Thanks again to Nick & The Team !


A genuine honest agent who deliver the goods. They have been a pleasure to do business with and never hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy a property in this part of the country. From a two time Rusticom buyer and seller.


I am extremely pleased with the service and care that I've received from Rusticom, Colours of Andalucia. I've had the experience of selling two properties with the company and everything has gone smoothly from start to finish. There are always odd things that crop up when buying or selling property but Nick dealt with these calmly and efficiently. I would thoroughly recommend Rusticom, Colours of Andalucia to anyone wishing to buy or sell a property in and around this area of Granada.

Mandy and Charles

Our property purchase experience has been extremely positive with Nick at Rusticom. The whole process was efficient and hassle free. We had complete confidence in Nicks knowledge and professionalism. We highly recommend Rusticom to anyone thinking of buying in the area.


Thanks to Nick and the team at Rusticom in helping me identify and also then purchase a beautiful home in Spain. Despite the geographical distance and my lack of Spanish, this will have been one of the easiest and trouble free house purchases I have ever made. The information provided by Rusticom that prompted me originally to fly out from the U.K to see the property was both detailed and accurate and the support provided by in ensuring the purchase process ran smoothly especially as all interaction with me was via email, was really appreciated. Nothing was left to the last minute and your knowledge of the local property market ensured that my first trip to Spain(4 days duration) covered all of the below recognising that I also do not speak Spanish :-Viewing the property, - Having the offer accepted by the Seller, - Opening a local euro bank account and applying for and getting confirmation of a euro mortgage, - Applying for the NIE number, - Engaging a local solicitor with Power Of Attorney to handle all elements of the purchase from documentation to managing the payments. The real benefit of this has been that my second trip to Spain will now be to collect the keys and take ownership of the property.


My Spanish Dream!!! I really cannot thank Rusticom enough for your exceptional help an support over the past year! You found me The most perfect house, and so began my journey. It has been a challenging experience but thank goodness I had you to take me every step of the way!! I can honestly say I have never met an Agent quite like you who has been willing to do as much as you have, always on the end of an email or phone no matter what time day or night!! My completion proved to be most stressful, and without you I really wouldn't have coped...your professionalism, calmness, and ability to resolve every obstacle was the only thing that kept me going! I have my Spanish Dream because you made it happen for thank you so very much...and still you help...a truly outstanding service!!!


I want to thank Paul and Nick at Rusticom, for being so kind in helping in the speedy sale of my cave house. You made the whole process less stressful. Your kind and friendly service reassured me throughout. You replied to my emails quickly and you even sent one on a Sunday. You never stop working. You also completed with my friends' sale and they had no problems. I will not hesitate in recommending you as a estate agency. Thank you once again keep up the good work.

Sharon & Bob

I would recommend Rusticom very highly to anyone considering purchasing a house in the region. Nick helped us both to hone down just what it was we wanted over a number of trips. Nick was very amenable, professional and approachable and gave an unbiased opinion when we needed it. I preferred his style of letting you look at different properties without once trying to pressure you into committing to a sale or choosing a certain style, unlike some agents we met. Nick made the whole experience very enjoyable. We went everywhere in the company van and didn't want it to end. When we began looking we were slightly afraid in case we made the wrong choice or didn't understand something but Nick has helped us throughout the process and we are now the proud owners of a house in Galera! Both Nick and Paul are very nice people and try their utmost to go the extra mile, in order for you to realise your dreams. We have realised our dreams and it's all down to Nick, Paul and Rusticom. Thank you so much!!

Kim and Gary

We sold our beautiful cave house in Galera with Nick's help, we would recommend Rusticom and found Nick to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. The whole process has been very easy from start to finish. Thanks Nick.

Karen and Paul

We would both like to send out thanks for all the help you have provided with this purchase which has made it all go through very quickly and without issues.


I initially contacted Nick at Rusticom early in 2009. I really liked the look of the website, with lots of big clear photos and detailed descriptions. After many emails and lots of very good and practical advice, I ended up moving from Asturias on the North Coast of Spain and buying a cave in La Alqueria, just outside Galera, later that year. The cave was later sold and with Nicks help driving me around several areas, I purchased another cave on the outskirts of Castillejar, Granada. It was quite a complicated purchase, but Nick kept me up to speed with the whole process. He even organised the reconnection of the electric supply, which happened the day before completion. Thank you Nick!

Ken and Natasha

We have just finished the process of purchasing our home here in Spain through Rusticom and have been incredibly pleased with the service provided by Nick and Paul. Both of them are absolute professionals and know the area extremely well, they listen to your requirements and recommend properties based on your needs and wants and have made the whole process so much easier. They answer all questions quickly and fully, responding to any e-mails within 24 hours. They are trustworthy individuals who are honest, easy to talk to and go that extra mile to get you the perfect property. Couldn't recommend them more. Thank you for everything you have done.

Mr. & Mrs. Cordova

Nick from Rusticom is not only the best agent but, a person that will understand your needs, on what you looking for on a property. He goes beyond a salesman & he treats us like family. We thank him but it's not enough.

Paul and Sue

Selling a house is a stressful time at home and potentially more so in another country. Nick at Rusticom made the process very easy and handled the whole matter very professionally. He responded quickly to queries, provided excellent advice on selling strategy and was instrumental in ensuring the sale went through smoothly once a sale was agreed. He has expert knowledge of the area and of the buying and selling process in Spain. His recommendation of a local lawyer to handle the legal side was second to none. We have no hesitation in recommending Rusticom for the purchase or sale of property in this region. Thank you from both of us.

Sue and John

Nick has taken us to view numerous properties within the Baza area. He has been totally professional, patient and a fountain of local knowledge. Nothing was to much trouble. One of the last caves we went to, we fell in love with, and with Nicks help we signed contracts exactly one week after our offer was accepted. Thank you Nick for your time and unwavering patience.


After spending a year viewing over 80 properties through estate agents with varying levels of professionalism, Nick and his associates pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat with the wonderful house I now own. He made the whole process very simple, quick and stress free. I cannot recommend him and the rest of the Rusticom team enough. Many thanks for providing me with my dream home.

Martin & Debbie

We would have no hesitation in recommending Rusticom to anyone who is considering purchasing a property. Right from the outset Nick was a wealth of local information which proved invaluable to us. As we were first time buyers in Spain Nick led us through the whole process from start to finish and ensured everything went through smoothly without a hitch. Excellent service, thank you to Nick and Rusticom.

Michelle and Mark

We discovered Rusticom while searching for rural property in Southern Spain and they are definitely knowledgeable of the Baza/Granada area. An inspection tour was arranged with Nick and we saw a variety of options, in many locations, before settling on our new home. The advice we were given regarding the process of purchasing in Spain was invaluable, as were the people we were referred to. There were several sticking points that caused longish delays and many legal requirements as we purchased from outside the EU and under a company name. Nick assisted us where he could and was always patient and thoughtful. Through perseverance we are now happy owners and looking forward to spending a great deal of time there. Thank you Nick.

John and Janet

We have been very pleased with the service provided by Rusticom, for the sale of our property, and would recommend them as trustworthy and efficient estate agents. Nick, the proprietor, is a very likeable and honest man. The website is excellent and, in our opinion, this is the best estate agency in the province of Granada. We were registered with 3 other agencies and only Rusticom were getting regular enquiries and viewings. Highly recommended".

Patrick & Elvia

As a very recent client of Rusticom, Colours of Andauluca, we would like to say, Thank you to Nick Wachter and his team at Rusticom for their professionalism, courtesy, attention to detail and absolute peace of mind that we experienced going through a potentially very stressful event of buying a property in a foreign country. From the moment we made contact with Rusticom we knew we were in very good hands and it always felt like a partnership and not a struggle. Rusticom made themselves available at every moment, always with a very friendly, courteous and professional approach. The transaction itself was dealt with sensitivity and understanding for both parties. Rusticom organised everything from property viewing to legal requirements, notary access, translation and bank account opening. All of this was done in a totally non intrusive respectful manner. We would recommend Rusticom to any future buyer. If you wish to contact us for a reference, give Nick Wachter a call and he will give you contact details. We would be delighted to talk to you.


After the expensive and lacklustre service I experienced from my UK Estate Agent, I viewed the glowing reviews on the Rusticom website a little sceptically. How wrong I was! In a little over a month, I now have the house of my dreams, all thanks to Nick and the team at Rusticom. They put me in touch with everybody I needed to know and I did everything on the web, whilst back home in the UK. You couldn't ask for a better, patient or more reliable company to deal with. And I only ever bought Nick one drink! I would also recommend staying at the Casa En La Ladera (check the accommodations page) with Steve and Sandra for the ultimate cave experience. I only know these three friendly people in Spain, don't speak the language, but have managed to achieve everything I want in such a short time. I can't believe my luck.

Lisa and Ian

A big thank you to Nick at Rusticom, it was the first property we have purchased abroad and he made the sale run smoothly. He helped sort out our Solicitor, Spanish Bank Account and Money Transfer Company, without he's help and patience the process would have been a lot harder and now we are so happy we have our dream home in the sun.

Bernie and Nigel

We found Rusticom purely by accident via the Rightmove website. We had found two properties that seemed to suit our needs and as such contacted Rusticom, within hours a return email had been sent with other properties that may have suited our needs also. We planned our trip and explained to Nick at Rusticom that our timescale for viewing properties was very limited and the weekend was potentially the only time. Nick was more than happy to oblige and arranged for our first viewing at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon. On that afternoon we were running late due to a flight delay and yet Nick had no problem with this and collected us from our rental accommodation. Nicks knowledge of the Baza and surrounding areas is outstanding. Nick shared his knowledge of both the properties we viewed and the local areas but at no time did he become the pushy sales man, allowing us to make an informed decision. This continued on the Sunday, where we viewed a further properties. Nick listened to what our feedback was on each property and advised against viewing a couple we had listed as he believed from our feedback would not be suitable - proving he listened to us as clients. the following day we made an offer on our favourite property, and as always Nicks response was almost immediate. We can not stress enough how the lines of communication were (and still are) always fantastic. After some negotiation an agreement was reached within hours, Nick then arranged for us to attend his office the following morning where we met Paul and filled in relevant paperwork. Nick personally took us to the notary to arrange power of attorney, he also arranged for us to open a local bank account with the bank and then took us to the police station to arrange NIE numbers, translating for us as we went making the process very easy and efficient as we do not speak Spanish at the moment. We returned home to the UK where Nick continued to be in constant contact with updates and answering any questions we had, as was the local solicitor Victorio who was recommended by Nick. Within weeks the house sale was complete and the keys were ours, even this was made stress free as with our suggestion Nick left the keys to our property in an specified location as our travel to Spain meant our arrival was in the early hours of the morning. We have completed many house purchases in the UK but I have to say this transaction was the most efficient and professional I have ever encountered and that is down to Nick and his team as we have no knowledge of the language or property process in Spain. We are now sat in our dream property with a bright future ahead of us, and that is only thanks to Nick and the team at Rusticom. Thank you.

Andrew and Sue

After contacting Nick via email initially we arranged to view 5 properties. After a great couple of days in Andalusia with Nick we chose a cave house and basically bought it. It was Nicks calm and relaxed attitude that inspired our confidence in buying our new home. We had lots of questions all of which he answered. The fact he can speak fluently in Spanish is fabulous, so questions to vendors just isn't a problem in the slightest. Nick even put us in touch with an electrical engineer to install our solar system. There is no hard sell with Rusticom and if you want excellent knowledge of the area and someone to help you in living your dream you are in very good hands.


I never even thought about buying a cave house in Spain before finding the Rusticom website by what I can only call fortune now. After falling in love with a place making contact, viewing the house, and the actual purchase all felt very transparent and smooth with constant support by Nick. Thank you for patiently answering the hundreds of questions and emails!


Considering we weren't sure whether to put our Cortijo up for sale on or not, to end up completing a sale within 6 months was brilliant. Obviously your job is to put sellers and buyers together and you did a great job of finding us some buyers that loved our cortijo as much as we did. I would recommend your service to everybody.

James and Jayne

We have just bought a farm house. We had not picked it out of the great selection of properties, but having spoken with us you seemed to know that this would be the place for us, and it was. We would like to thank you for your services, which included: 1 Property searching and driving us to view the properties 2 Helpful information on locations and adapting the viewings and recommendations as we proceeded throughout the week. 3 Advising on Property Purchase and associated taxes 4 Sorting out an English Speaking Lawyer 5 Taking us to the Notary office to organise a Power of Attorney for the lawyer to act on our behalf and translating for us 6 Taking us to a bank to sort out a Spanish Bank Account 7 Sorting out an NIE Number (Necessary to Purchase a Property in Spain) 8 Keeping us up to date with the progress of our purchase with regular e-mails. Your friendly and very competent service is far beyond what we have previously experienced. We would certainly recommend anyone wanting to purchase a property in the area to contact you. We really cannot thank you enough and look forward to meeting up with you in Spain soon to pick up our keys.

David and Barbara

We bought our house through Rusticom in 2013 and were very pleased with the service we received, before, during and after the purchase. So when it came to selling we had no hesitation in returning to Rusticom to sell the property. We tried several other agents who came up well short in comparison, so Rusticom was the obvious choice ! There were major problems in getting through the sale which unusually, for Spain took six months due to the buyers having to secure funds etc, however Nick Wachter worked tirelessly to secure the deal, which he did. Were it not for his calm head and steady hand we would have walked away, thankfully we didn't with his reassurance. A BIG thanks to Rusticom who we have no hesitation in recommending in guiding you through the potential minefield of buying property abroad! David & Barbara Picking (Ireland)

Miranda and kids

Nick and Paul at rusticom have been amazing. Its been a long journey for us, buying a cave house in Spain from Australia, but they have been patient and hardworking the whole way. I first contacted Rusticom in 2014 after seeing something on Facebook I adored, I spent a over year back and forth asking questions until I organised to fly over with my kids from Australia and take a look. Our first sale fell through. We were devistated, but Nick and Paul were fantastic through the whole thing. They found us a few more places to have a look at, and in the end I bought one of those, cheaper and with a lot more land. I was very wary and hesitant, so many nay sayers around me in Australia, about buying a cave is Spain! And instead of taking all Nick and Paul's advice i got seperate lawyers and advice from further a field. My cautious steps truly were unnecessary, and made it more complicated I think. They have been doing this a very long time, and are really great blokes who love their job and land. I'm already planning another purchase. Thank you Nick and Paul at Rusticom. I love my cave house in Spain. Its been such an exciting experience.


Having spoken to several estate agents regards marketing for sale my cave house located in Los Carriones it was put into the hands of Rusticom. From the initial survey and photo shot by the very pleasant and amiable Paul, aided by his trusted and equally amiable Spanish assistant, the process proceded promptly and was completed very smoothly with Nick Wachter keeping in touch with me on a regular basis regards viewings and potential buyer queries and arranging for the necessary EPC survey and certificate to be provided. Nick was also instrumental in assisting my buyer and myself in setting up the necessary currency transfer accounts that in my case was sterling to euros for the buyer and euros to sterling for myself.. Any questions I had were answered comprehensively and immediately with excellent liaison between Rusticom and the Solicitor. The whole process was pleasant and pain free in what can undoubtedly be a somewhat fraught experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rusticom as a professional and caring estate agency to anyone who was considering either selling or buying a property in Spain.

Tracy and Warren

We viewed with a variety of estate agents during several visits to Spain, kept on coming back to Rusticom. Felt listened too, never rushed during visits and all questions answered. Which at times must have been a struggle as we had left the brief quite open and my husband and I had different ideas on our ideal property. E mails promptly answered and never made to feel that any questions we asked were stupid. Nick was brilliant, showed us the surrounding areas and some properties which had just come on the market. We felt he went over and above his role and appreciate the assistance in locating a solicitor and helping us to get the necessary paperwork in place. After purchase I know that Nick is there should we require any further assistance with our property. We would highly recommend Nick and Rusticom if you are thinking of purchasing in Spain as they help to make the purchase of a property less stressful than it could have been.


I honestly have to say that process of buying my cave through Rusticom was completely straightforward and painless, a pleasure indeed to do business with you. It's a rare thing these days to encounter such an obliging person such as Nick at Rusticom. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble and much appreciated. The various contacts Rusticom put me in touch with were also faultless.


We both found Rusticom down to earth and easy to do business with. They will take you through the requirements for purchasing a property and assist you in each stage of the purchase through to the final stages of completion at the notary office. They will also advise names of conveyancers, surveyors and banks to assist you in making a decision. All in all our experience with purchasing through Rusticom was positive.

Sue and Phill

We have used Rusticom for the second time recently to buy a property. We came back a second time because of the excellent customer service the first time. Nick and Paul are always very helpful and keep you well informed of the sale process. The purchase of a house can be daunting but with Rusticom, we felt we could trust them and work on our behalf quickly and efficiently and nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend without hesitation.

Michelle and Paul

We fell in love with Andalucia, Baza area during a family holiday, so we decided to return to look for a cave house. We could not have been supported any more than what we were by Nick from Rusticom, he went above and beyond, advising us on areas and property types. Also, the support and recommendations for legal representation and in completing the Forms for our NIE, nothing was ever too much trouble including many many emails sent to him from England. It is a scary thing buying a property abroad and Nick put us at ease instantly. We completed the purchase of our dream holiday home on the 14th December and we look forward to many happy years spending quality time with our family. Huge Thanks Nick we could not have doe this without you. We will recommend your company to anyone wishing to purchase in Spain.

Patrick and Tracy

My wife and i are highly delighted with the quality of service from Nick and Paul. Paul was very prompt and welcoming on our first meeting, and shared his knowledge of the house, village and surrounding area. Throughout the viewing he was happy to answer any of our questions placing no pressure on us to hurry or to buy, making us feel very at ease. Nick and Paul held our hand through out the process of purchasing our beautiful house, and would answer any questions via email or phone call at any time as silly as some of the questions may have been. My wife and i cannot recommend this company highly enough. ie Would we purchase with this company again?? 100% yes. Would we recommend to family and friends?? 100% yes and have done.

Eric & Mel Wilson

"We bought our cave house in Baza through Rusticom and we're very happy we did. Nick at Rusticom was a great help to us and guided us through the whole buying process. Nothing was too much trouble – always friendly and helpful. We would recommend to anyone thinking of buying a property in Andalucia to use Rusticom to help find one. We're very glad we did!" Eric and Mel.

Maralyn and Bob

I can highly recommend Rusticom for both purchasing and selling your property. They are extremely patient and helpful both during and after. We bought through them in 2007 and they helped us many times with problems after the purchase. We had so much confidence in their ability that we used them to sell our property and again they did not let us down and we sold in December last year. They have a mine of information on the surrounding area and are happy to help with any questions you may have, no matter how straightforward they seem.

Mike and Trish

Our experience of working with Rusticom was excellent throughout. From an initial immediate response to our enquiry through to completion they provided a quick, reliable and above all reassuring service. They were not only professional in terms of our purchase, but friendly, informative and helpful beyond the call of duty - even to the extent that Nick took us to buy a plug adapter when we forgot to bring them! All in all a great experience - very many thanks to Nick and Paul in particular - and we have no hesitation in recommending them without reservation.


Hemos realizado nuestro sueño de comprar una casa en Almeria para poder reformar y acabar nuestros dias viviendo allí, y lo hemos conseguido satisfactoriamente gracias al trabajo profesional, atento y amigable en todo momento de NICK... y eso que ha sido todo a distancia !!!. Estamos muy agradecidos a NICK y a todo el equipo de RUSTICOM por el trato recibido y el trabajo realizado por su parte. Ha sido un placer..... ------------------------------------------------ Translated: We have realized our dream of buying a house in Almeria to be able to reform and finish our days living there, and we have achieved it satisfactorily thanks to the professional, attentive and friendly work of NICK at all times ... and the purchase has been all at a distance!!! We are very grateful to NICK and the entire RUSTICOM team for the treatment received and the work carried out by them. It has been a pleasure..... INMA and JUAN CARLOS, from Barcelona

Sean and Maxine

We would like to thank you for all your support, advice and guidance, from the initial tentative first steps to the final purchase you have provided a service that is professional and friendly making the whole process pretty stress free! We felt no pressure at any point and felt at ease to ask questions not just about the property but also the local area and how things work in Spain regarding tax, etc. One of the biggest worries we had was buying a property and the paperwork was not legal. Nick was able to put us in touch with a good lawyer who was reputable and spoke excellent English. As we have not quite mastered the Spanish language getting quotes from builders was a bit scary but Nick reassured us that he could help with quotes and was able to direct us to reputable local builders. He even drove us to the local builders yard! I would highly recommend Rusticom if you are thinking of buying a property in Spain, it was much easier than buying in Britain.

Ian and Sonia

We have nothing but praise for Rusticom. From our initial enquiry to the end of the process, it was always abundantly clear that our requirements were at the very top of the agenda. Nicks intimate knowledge of the region and his specialist expertise of cave houses were invaluable. This a company you can trust completely.


I was very anxious at the beginning, recently widowed and 70 plus, but Nick and his team could not have done more to make the process of selling my house easier. Guiding me and helping me out at every turn. Very professional and calming, I recommend Rusticom to everyone. Thank you guys, adios, Sylvia

Tom and Alison

I had been looking on Rusticom's website to buy a property for about five years, I emailed Rusticom about a property two years ago Nick replied and he was very helpful and gave me all the information I asked for and more, but I never took it further. I finally convinced my wife it was a good idea to buy a Spanish property so we visited Baza toured around and both fell in love with the area. We took a second trip and arranged to meet Nick of Rusticom to show us around a couple of properties we had seen on the website, one fell through because of a tenant issue, but the other one we bought. Nick has been so helpful, keeping us informed throughout the whole process, putting us in touch with everybody and everything we needed, helping with a little bank issue, and giving us some really useful information, we couldn't of asked for more. We have and definitely would recommended Nick and Rusticom to anybody thinking of buying a property in that area. Thanks Nick and Rusticom.

Aurelie and Benjamin

Nick was very helpful for the search and buying of our house. He patiently showed us several house during a long day and was very helpful and answering all our questions during the whole process of the buying. They offered a very good and personalised service and could put us in contact with a local lawyer that helped us during the whole process. It is a small business, offering carefully chosen homes for sale that are typical of the region and the whole process is thus very smooth and personalised, we have been very happy of their service and recommend them to any buyer.

Phillip & Margareta

My partner and I have been seeking our dream home and renewed lifestyle. Paul & Nick surprised us by making this happen. From the onset, they gauged our needs and expectations, delivered a roller-coaster journey, whereby we spent many hours deliberating over the excellent choices they had personally made for our viewings. Sellers and Buyers I believe will not be disappointed with Rusticoms deliverance of customer service. We wish them every success.

Ian and Carol

Just as when we purchased our cave back in 2009, the recent sale through Rusticom went without a hitch. Everything was dealt with in a professional manner and communication with us was great. Everything went smoothly on the day thanks to Nick and Paul. Definitely recommended if you are in the market to buy or sell a cave house.

Michelle and Darren

We recently purchased our dream property in the Castril region from Rusticom and I just wanted to say that from making first contact with Paul, right through to completion, Paul and Nick were quick to respond to all our enquiries, were professional, friendly and honest, providing us with all the information we required or requested enabling us to make an informed decision about our purchase, and we couldnt be happier. At no time were we pressurised and they are as attentive with their after care as they are through the buying process in Spain. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending them to anyone or to be contacted by any potential clients about their services. Thank you again Paul and Nick,

Michelle and Darren

We recently purchased our dream property in the Castril region from Rusticom and I just wanted to say that from making first contact with Paul, right through to completion, Paul and Nick were quick to respond to all our enquiries, were professional, friendly and honest, providing us with all the information we required or requested enabling us to make an informed decision about our purchase, and we couldn't be happier. At no time were we pressurised and they are as attentive with their after care as they are through the buying process in Spain. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending them to anyone or to be contacted by any potential clients about their services. Thank you again Paul and Nick.


We have bought property in several countries and have dealt with many real estate agents. Very few of them were as good as Nick. Effortlessly, skilfully and professionally he guided us through the whole pre-buying process. No question was too many nor too silly. Nick made everything so very easy and so very smooth running. We did not end up buying 'our' cave (nothing to do with Rusticom), but we definitely will remember this real estate agency for any future cave vibes and will highly recommend them to anyone wanting to buy great unusual property in one of the most beautiful and fascinating corners of Spain

Janet, Nigel, Barry

Many thanks for all your help in the sale of our property. It was always going to be a difficult sale without a direct and personal contact with you or any direct contact with us with the property. However your emails and phone calls have always guided us through the process and helped us make the right decisions in order to make the property "fit for sale." Your local contacts have been invaluable to ensuring a successful sale. Many thanks to you and your team.

Simon Whitcroft

Having never bought a house before in the UK, let alone in Spain, I was a little apprehensive, but I had no need to worry, Nick and Paul at Rusticom were fantastic, I mainly dealt with Paul, and he was great, helped organise a survey, an English speaking solicitor and virtually held my hand all through the process, making it easy from start to finish. I am now the happy owner of a lovely little property, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and lake Negratin. Rusticom are highly recommended.

Graeme and Fiona

The purchase of our new home in Spain was made all the more easier by the support we received from Nick at Rusticom. Nick helped us to understand the processes involved in buying in Spain and guided us every step of the way. He coordinated effectively with our Spanish solicitor, the seller. We would highly recommend using Rusticom and will be forever grateful for all their guidance and support. Many thanks for everything.


I bought a cave house through Rusticom many years ago. Nick was very helpful and professional. Communication with Rusticom was fast and easy as they quickly answered all my emails. He showed me many properties in a requested price range, as having a lot of customers signing up with them, the selection was great. Years after I decided to sell my cave so I contacted Nick again. He provided a great service by organizing viewings and keeping me updated with the sale process progress. As a returning customer I can recommend Rusticom for both sellers and buyers.

Vi and Steve

We have recently sold our house through Rusticom, dealing mainly with Nick, an estate agent of long experience in selling properties in Spain. Not only is Nick very professional, but we also found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and helpful at all times and easily contactable at his office, by email or by phone to answer any queries and set our minds at ease. Highly recommendable. Thank you, Nick.

Violeta and Leslie

You were very helpful in your selection of properties for us and you went out of the way to help. I would not hesitate in recommending you and your company to anybody buying.


As I live overseas, I was not able to meet Nick in person during the sale of a cave property belonging to my brother. It has been a difficult time in many ways, not least during the global pandemic, certainly not conducive to selling properties. However, the sale has gone through very smoothly, thanks to Nick who has kept in close contact throughout the process. His local knowledge and extensive professional experience has proved invaluable. He has had to deal with all aspects of a fairly complicated sale, dealing with all parties involved as I was unable to do anything myself. Nick has been most helpful and I would highly recommend his services. Jill

Mark and Tina

Thank you so much for all your help. We are so excited that you and Victorio have made one of our dreams come true. It has been an efficient service from finding our dream home in Spain and would not hesitate in recommending you.


Having seen the property in Spain online & managed to fly from the UK to see it, in between lockdowns, Nick helped us from the moment I contacted him. Dealing with lawyers, builders & even pointing our way to Spanish lessons and interpreter. Having now been in our new home for 3 weeks, Nick is still ready and willing to help our transition settling into a new life in Spain. I cannot praise him or his agency highly enough. I would give 10 stars out of 5 if I could. Many thanks.


Throughout the whole process of buying my house in Spain, Nick has been extremely helpful, considering that I bought the house during lock-down, Nick has managed to work hard to accommodate viewing and also meeting a friend of mine who viewed the property on my behalf, he introduced me to a great solicitor in Spain who dealt with everything smoothly, also after the purchase he has put me in touch with local builders to help with electricity connections etc, would definitely recommend.

Stephen and Susan

When we were searching for a rural property online we were drawn to your website. Your advertising of available properties are clear informative & the photographs & online video sold us on our new property. The whole process has only taken a couple of weeks to complete & it was totally stress free. It has been a breeze. We are so happy. - Everything went to plan by all parties and you were brilliant from day one, good communication, did what it said on the tin. We will recommend you to anyone we talk to. So grateful, Thank you.


Just like to say thank you very much for everything you have done in regards to the purchase of my cave house. Everything went so smoothly and quickly. I have no hesitation in recommending Rusticom to all my friends, some of whom are already considering moving out this way seeing how simple it was for me!

Sue and Keith

We have recently completed a cave house purchase from Nick at Rusticom. Having bought and sold property in Spain for 20 years, we have to say that he is the most efficient, professional and personable agent that we have worked with, his feedback and communication skills are excellent. We would highly recommend Nick and Rusticom to any buyer.

Jan and Heike

Nick and his team were extremely helpful and most professional. I doubt that we would have been able to find a suitable property without their help. Particularly the remote house viewing sessions helped us a lot. They always went the extra mile to understand our needs and overcome any communication barriers. If you are looking for a trustworthy agency to buy a new home in Andalucia you won’t find a better one. Jan and Heike T. - Germany

Eric and Irene

We were introduced to Rusticom Colours of Andalucía, by a friend living in Spain, who was acting as our caretaker for our house in Baza Spain. We could not travel to Spain, because of Covid 19 restrictions. We live in the United Kingdom, but wanted to sell our house in Baza Spain. After contacting Rusticom estate agents mid 2021 who are based in Baza, we were able to communicate with Nick Wachter by email, during the whole process. He was extremely professional, gave us advice, and help us organize getting the house ready for viewing for sale. Grounds needed work, and house needed complete clean through. Nick was able through his contacts, to get this work done promptly for us. His legal contacts, solicitors were able to sort out getting Power of attorney, so we did not have to go to Spain, with all that added expense it would have incurred. Nick advertising was quickly successful for us, and shortly before Christmas the house sale was completed. We were very impressed how easy Nick made this happen for us, using email only. We would recommend him and his team of people to anyone, thinking of buying or selling property in Spain, just excellent. Eric and Irene Wirral England.


The guys at Rusticom are very knowledgeable on the different villages, properties and the buying process in Granada. In our case, contact with Nick started before we arrived in Spain which was helpful as we were prepared and were able to plan viewings to maximize our time in Spain. Also, Paul spent an entire day plus some additional time to show us around properties. He gave us so much helpful information during this time, was very responsive to our queries and helped to facilitate the negotiation process. All in all the process was very straightforward and we would recommend Rusticom for anyone looking to buy a property in the area.

Heather & Nigel

We recently purchased the most amazing property through Rusticom. Nick is an absolute star and full of knowledge & advise within the whole process of property buying. We had mentioned being interested in extra land for a larger garden and Nick found us the ideal plot. Contacting Nick is so easy, and we never had to wait long for a response either email or phone call. Hopefully in the future my husband & I can meet with him in person to thank him personally


A big thank you to Nick and Rusticom. With just one viewing I found my perfect house. As a native English speaker with many years of experience of living in Spain, Nick was able to advise and help in all sorts of ways. In particular I found his response time to emails was very quick and was always able to answer questions. In addition he was able to give me the details of equally useful legal advisors who could help with all of the nasty paper work for moving to Spain. In all, smooth and painless. Many thanks!


Rusticom were brilliant from start to finish. They made it so easy and the whole process was stress free. Everything was completed within 2 months! They even gave us a solicitor who they work with to make the process even smoother. I cannot recommend them highly enough, Nick and Paul are honestly really lovely people.

Rolf and Heidi

Estuvimos más que contentos con la mediación de la casa cueva. Nick es muy competente y amable. Se tomaba mucho tiempo para enseñarnos todo. La comunicado fue muy fluida y la compraventa rápida y fácil. Le recomendamos a todos aquellos que quieren comprar una casa del campo. Rolf y Heidi --------------------------- We were very happy with the cave house mediation. Nick is very competent and kind. He took a lot of time to show us everything. The communication was very fluid and the sale was quick and easy. We recommend him to all those who want to buy a country house. Rolf and Heidi

NP Vivian

Today I am the proud owner of a fabulous cave house in Granada. The process of viewing to completion was super quick and efficient. Buying a Spanish property from England could have been a difficult and costly process but for Nick of Rusticom Colours of Andalusia who at all times was responsive and knowledgeable. I can also add that through Rusticom we found our perfect Spanish holiday home. I can without reservation recommend this agency. NP Vivian

Tim and Annette

We would recommend Nick at Rusticom to help you find your property, he listens to what you want and shows you houses that fit your needs, he was with us every step of the way even at signing, answered many questions even if it was not to do with the house purchase. The whole process was easy with his expertise and communication. Thanks to Nick we have the house and garage we wanted. Tim and Annette


As a Dutch person alone searching for a house is a big adventure. Of course, everything is different in another country and it’s difficult to find a point to begin. Luckily, I have contacted Nick from Rusticom, he was very clear about where to begin and helped to find somebody for the legal part of buying a house. He was there all the way even to the notary for the completion of the purchase. Even after everything was done, he makes me feel like I can always ask for help if I need to. That’s why I feel lucky to have found my dream house and a great agency.

Kate and Darren

We wanted to say a massive thank you to Nick and his team at Rusticom in Baza, Spain, who dealt with our house sale. Friendly and incredibly responsive service throughout, and we were guided through the process beautifully. We were able to turn the sale around very quickly and all parties were extremely satisfied. We can’t thank you enough! We would absolutely recommend Rusticom to anyone buying or selling property in the Granada region in Spain. Kate and Darren

Sue and Stuart

We just wanted to thank you so much for making our recent purchase of our beautiful cave house so smooth and easy! From the moment we saw the fabulously detailed pictures and video of the property we fell in love with it and, when we first visited the house, we were so pleased to find how accurately these pictures portrayed it! We just knew immediately that we wanted to make it our home! We expected the process of purchasing the house to be far more complicated and stressful than it actually was - but thanks largely to your guidance and advice, we can say it was honestly the most straightforward and stress-free house purchase we have ever made! And now that we have completed, we could not be happier! It has been so nice to find an estate agent that has been so genuine, helpful and reliable and we will not fail to recommend you to anyone looking to purchase a property in this area! Thank you so much again!


Rusticom provided outstanding service whilst I went through the process of buying my cave house. Nick came back to me on every single one of my queries - and there were a few! I expected to feel nervous making a house purchase from abroad but thanks to Rusticom I felt confident throughout. I would say they are genuinely concerned about delivering customer satisfaction.

Paul and Debbie

My wife and I have recently completed on a property offered for sale, through Rusticom. The video footage of the property was invaluable and was absolutely true to life. The property information and video clips gave us the opportunity to hone our search before arriving in Spain. Even with short notice, Nick was able to promptly arrange a viewing at a convenient time. Once we had chosen our dream property, Nick was able to recommend at excellent local solicitor to complete the sale. Following an unexpected complication and delay on our part, once the situation was resolved, the sale and completion was seamless, with excellent communication between all parties throughout the process. Nick has an excellent knowledge of the area and, we are sure, that he will be able to secure your dream property. Many thanks Nick and Rusticom, for your help in making our dream come true. Paul and Debbie