Realpoint Italy

23 Mar 2011

Tips For Viewing Italian Property

Elegant and spacious well maintained villa has extensive unspoilt views of the Apennines and farmland. As an ideal 4/5 bed B&B or luxurious and charming family holiday home, it has all you could wish for in the rural peace and tranquillity of one of Italy's foremost national parks. The villa is on the edge of a small, picturesque, peaceful, Medieval hamlet.

Clients often ask our advice when preparing for their property viewing trips to Italy. So we would like to offer some tips that will enable you to get the most out of your visit. 
  • Only use an agent who responds in a timely, informative manner and actually answers the questions you have asked!
  • Make sure your agent is representing your interests only. Italian agents represent both buyer and seller
  • In Italy, both buyer and vendor pay commission on sales plus VAT. Being a UK based agent Realpoint does not charge VAT on commission.
  • Use an agent with a wide selection of properties. One point of contact who can organise everything, makes your viewing trip much easier.
  • Chose an agent who can speak the language of your choice.
  • Work only with registered agents.
  • Insist on an itinerary for your visit, avoid spending valuable viewing time looking at unsuitable properties.
  • If you are interested in a renovation project ask that a Geometra or Architect be present so you can discuss your renovation plans.
  • Do not sign anything until you have had a period of reflection - preferably when back at home  It is a buyer's market in Italy so the house of your dreams will probably still be available.
And finally... be prepared for the unique experience called.... Italy.

Realpoint is a founder member of the AIPP , representing only the interests of you, the buying client. We help clients every step of the way from an initial enquiry right through to purchase and after sales. 

Realpoint covers all regions of Italy so if you want to know more about Italian real estate  and the services Realpoint can offer you, contact us to secure your Italian home.

If you would like help to find your own place in Italy why not start with a search on our website - we have Italian property of all types in all regions of Italy, to suit all budgets.

 Contact Realpoint Property to let us help you find your dream home in Italy.

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