We live in a Do-It-Yourself age. Thanks to the Internet, easy mobility, a whole array of apps, social media, and extensive networking opportunities, we think we can do a lot for ourselves, without the help of experts.
This certainly refers to finding a holiday property. Thanks to all the above, it’s never been easier to find a property in Italy yourself – without using the services of a specialised property hunter or agency like Italian House Hunters.
But will it be the right one? In the right location? At the right price?
Here are five reasons why you should ask Italian House Hunters to help you find your dream property, rather than going the DIY route.
1. We will help you define your dream
You may already have decided on a standard villa, but have you considered every other possibility? There are all sorts of houses available in Italy! Have you considered something a bit different? What about a casale (farmhouse) or a casa canonical (a house attached to a church)? It can be possible to get a small castello (castle) or palazzo (mansion) for the price of a villa. We will open your eyes to the amazing choice available in Italy.
2. We will help you choose the ideal location
So you enjoyed your vacation in Tuscany, Umbria or Marche and have set your minds on buying a property there. But is it the best for your needs and your budget? All three regions are beautiful – but expensive. Have you considered other options? What about Molise or the Aosta Valley? The Friuli-Venezia Giulia area or Basilicata? We can explain the benefits and the delights of areas “off the beaten track” which might also meet your requirements.
3. We will save you time
Yes, you can do it all yourself. But it will take time. The main reason is that there is a learning curve. You will be starting at the bottom. We are towards the top of the curve. Why not take advantage of our experience and save a lot of energy and time by benefiting from the things we have learned over the years? Here’s just one example: Did you know that not all properties are openly advertised for sale? It’s strange but true: and we can find them for you!
4. We will guide you through the entire sales and legal process
Buying a house in Italy is probably similar to buying one in your own country. But it’s not the same. And if you are unaware of the differences, you could end up in financial or legal difficulties. In addition, there’s the language. You might think you are fairly fluent in basic Italian, but purchasing a property in Italy demands knowledge of lots of phrases and terms that can be confusing. We’re here to smooth over any linguistic challenges.
5. We will save you money
This is probably the biggest benefit. We are experienced negotiators. We know the buying and selling process in Italy, and know the real market value of properties rather than the asking price. And we know how to negotiate on your behalf so that you pay the correct price for your dream property.
So, let us do all the hard work and research so you don’t have to. We’ll save you time, energy, stress and money. Contact us at Italian House Hunters and we can immediately start working for you.