what people who trusted us and our tailor-made service sayThese are the kind of comments they shared with us, for which we are grateful.
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" Via Dei Colli Immobiliare has been fantastic, in every regard. Aside from being extremely professional and reliable, they’re terrifically warm, friendly folks. Again, I don’t think we could have committed to such an investment and leap without having full confidence in them. At every stage Stefano and Gregorio explained the details of the process, and were in immediate and ready communication despite the time zone difference, so really nothing was a surprise. We continue to lean on them for help and counsel, and look forward to our continuing friendship."
Mr. and Mrs Lee - U.S.A.
" Over the last four years we were able to view a select number of homes in Italy with a few very capable and local knowledgeable real estate firms. In late 2018, we were able to close on a wonderful home, “Villa La Luna” that meets our family’s needs and more, in Orvieto Umbria. We were represented by Stefano Calafa General Manager of Via dei Colli, partner of Great Estate. Thank you for your past support in our search of our Tuscany – Umbria home. Best regards, "
Dave Nardone - U.S.A.
" I will always remember my first call with Stefano. For a few years we had been searching for the right place to live our Italian dream until we incidentally got to know Stefano as we were inquiring about a house he was selling. While it rapidly became clear that it was not the house we were looking for, it proved to be a decisive step in our Italian quest. We immediately felt Stefano would be the perfect companion to guide us through what he called an adventure. Thanks to his great listening skills, patience, reactivity, diplomacy and experience we smoothly and swiftly managed to take part in a somewhat complex auction process and to buy a wonderful property within our budget. Without Stefano’s precious assistance we could not have managed to make our dream a reality. And beyond the sale, Stefano also introduced us to new companions, including an architect, building contractor and property manager, who are all, like Stefano, highly trustworthy and very nice people who help us to make our Italian adventure a wonderful journey. We could not recommend enough to contact Stefano if you would also like to make your Italian dream a reality. Many thanks for your great friendly and professional assistance, Stefano, it has been a pleasure and privilege to work with you and we really hope we will keep in touch in the future. "
Jean-Baptiste Frateur (Posted on behalf of my father Vincent Frateur) - Belgium
" It may not be common to read such glowing reviews, especially of estate agents, but I can only echo and confirm what other clients have here said. Our own house search in Italy was further complicated by our uncertainty as to exactly where we wanted to buy and as to whether we would be able to find anywhere exactly what we wanted. With Stefano’s help, we managed to narrow our search to 3 towns in 2 provinces. He guided us through this lengthy process with grace and good humor. His optimism, patience, and unflappably sweet temper turned what might have been an exhausting and frustrating failure into something else entirely, a wonderfully fun and interesting experience, which ended in happy success. Stefano is not only a very personable young man, but also organized and efficient (even by American standards!). He arrived always on time, completely prepared and focused on the day’s task. That said, he never lost sight of our long-term goals.
He was careful to keep us (me!) on-track. It is a fact that I am too much inclined to think with my eyes instead of my head, and I came to trust and rely upon Stefano’s experience and common sense. This experience was invaluable in navigating the ins and outs of the Byzantine Italian legal system. As a lawyer, my husband was astonished by the complexity of the requirements for conveying real property in Italy. Stefano not only knows these rules, but can navigate them with an assurance that makes us confident there will be no surprises in the future.
I cannot finish without saying how much we always enjoyed spending time with Stefano. He is a delightful, easy companion – intelligent, well-educated, and dryly funny. He is an astute observer and an excellent listener. His English is near perfect. He is unfailingly courteous and a man of unquestionable integrity. His help went far beyond what any reasonable client, no matter how demanding, might have expected. I cannot imagine a better person to help find and purchase property in Italy. "
Ann Robinson – USA
Lalia and Paolo
“I thought was difficult to buy a house in Italy when you are based in USA and even more difficult to trust someone met”virtually” via Internet. I was proved wrong as soon Stefano started working with me to find a wonderful place in Umbria. To start with, Stefano asked many questions to understand my needs, my ‘gusto”, my preferences.
Contrary to most real estate agents, he did not “forced me” to buy something immediately but rather he invested quality time to present options, explain pro and cos, and help me to understand the rather complex laws and requirements. Once we have found the property we were looking for, he made himself available, he negotiated with balanced views and credibility and was able to close the deal in a very short time.
Let me also add that Stefano has acted with integrity and with a personal courtesy and highest standard of integrity and genuine customer care. It has been a pleasure working with him and I can only strongly recommend him as a credible, honest and qualified professional. Grazie Stefano!“
Paolo and Lalia Gallo - Washington DC
Santa and Nico
“We met Stefano when he answered his phone late on a Friday night. The next day he sold us exactly the property we were looking for, and ever since when we had a problem he was the perfect gentleman only too willing to help. Stood in a queue with us at official offices, helped us to open bank accounts, introduced us to architects, surveyors and builders, translated at a pharmacy when we needed medicine urgently, helped with finding an accountant to handle our property taxes.
We could not have hoped for a more helpful introduction to Italy and would recommend him anytime to anybody looking for an estate agent in Italy.“
Nico and Santa Van der Meulen – Johannesbourg
Vera and Mark
“Via dei Colli have been of great assistance in not only finding the right property but have been invaluable from organising all the necessary meetings with the client, notaries, surveyor’s etc to even helping with utility bills, money transfers and mortgage arrangements. Via dei Colli have made, what can be a difficult process of purchasing a property, straight forward and enjoyable.
They offer an excellent and very professional service and have always helped where possible, even if our request falls outside the usual services they offer. My wife and I are looking forward to our new home in Italy and we would recommend Via dei Colli to anyone wishing to purchase their dream home abroad.“
Mark and Vera Hynes - Middlesborough
Eleanor and Charles
“This was our first experience of buying a property overseas so didn’t know what to expect. Stefano and his colleagues could not have been more helpful, guiding us through every step of the process in a calm, professional manner.
The level of service we received was way above our expectations and we are delighted with the outcome. We would not hesitate in recommending Via dei Colli to others.“
Charles and Eleanor Dady - London
Carolyn and Peter
“Dear Stefano, I would like to write to thank both yourself and Francesca for all your help in acquiring our new property in Italy. As we discovered the buying process in Italy is certainly more complicated than it is in the UK and without your help and professionalism we would have struggled to complete the purchase of our wonderful apartment. Especially of value was the full service that you offer both pre and post purchase:
- Acquiring a tax code (Codice Fiscale)
- Opening a Bank Account
- Dealing with the Legal Process (transacting through the Notary)
- Setting up payments with the Council (ICI etc.)
And most importantly in our case establishing residency in Cortona. As we both discovered rules are constantly changing in Italy so your professional service and attention to detail was a great help. I would recommend Via dei Colli Immobiliare to any prospective property buyers in Italy. Yours sincerely“ Via dei Colli Immobiliare a tutti i potenziali acquirenti di immobili in Italia. Cordiali saluti”
Peter and Carolyn Carrol - Carlisle
"I got to know Via dei Colli Immobiliare, in the person of Mr. Stefano Calafà, during the purchase of the 'Ginestre 2' property in a complex near Todi. A very cordial relationship was immediately established thanks to Mr Calafà's professionalism and courtesy. I must also highlight the maximum helpfulness during the various visits to the property complex, which undoubtedly contributed to the investment decision. The assistance provided up to the signing of the notarial deed was also valuable, including the request for energy supplies."
Giovanni Stoppini – Rome
Maurizio and Flavia
"An entirely positive experience, because in addition to the professionalism demonstrated from start to finish, we found in Stefano Calafà and Gregorio Badessi such friendliness and helpfulness in dealing with the steps and procedures that led us to the purchase of our beautiful home. The service was up to the mark and we would be happy, should the opportunity arise, to recommend it to those in need."
Maurizio Ferrazza and Flavia Morselli - Città della Pieve