On a forum like this you will only hear the bad as the happy ones really are not that interested.
Suggest you look at a balance of forums and get you freinds to ask around and talk to others in the area.
You advice to them appears sound and would suggest that 3 days is not long enough to financially commit.
Would they do the same in an area in the U.K when an estate agents takes you to only a few hand picked areas.?
Sorry Flynn Just noticed and realise that you already live in Spain so you would have given this advice anyway.