Jane & Martin

Sandra and Alberto go the extra mile!

We were probably an estate agents worst nightmare in that at first we had a clear idea of what we wanted but later changing our minds completely.

Sandra has the patience of a saint by sticking with us for several years until we finally purchased. On our early visits she showed us a broad selection of properties that fitted the bill exactly. However by the time we sold our house in the UK, the exchange rate had fallen and Brexit was decided. This meant a re-think of our plans and so we decided to rent in Le Marche until we could find a permanent home. Sandra organized a rental property for us and made sure all was in order and safeguarded the owner and us by drawing up a short-term contract.

We had a list of ready to move into houses and started the viewings immediately. Although not shown on Italian Luxury Assets website we also wanted to see partially finished properties and plots of land for a new build so she searched and contacted a number of close colleagues who brought a list of possibilities.

Our criteria were tight and each property was checked to see if it would be suitable before having a wasted trip. Alberto’s architectural knowledge is also invaluable, as we looked at each property in detail rather than letting the heart rule the head. We soon discovered the difference between a holiday home and a permanent home and picked up a lot of building techniques used over time and the relevance to anti-seismic construction.

Having met a number of other agents we now know the good ones and who to trust and vice versa. Sandra is not only a lovely welcoming and honest person she is a true professional and attends to all the detail; she is organized and keeps the brief in mind and will check the pros and cons of each property and have answers found for any questions raised. She and Alberto drove endless journeys all over Le Marche to find us the right place and gave us information about the different areas and local towns which all added to making the correct choice.

Once our decision to buy was made Sandra, introduced us to and attended meeting with a solicitor and geometra and the help didn’t stop even after the purchase. She has been the most supportive anyone could be in organizing all the transfer of services, replenishing gas tanks, opening a bank account, getting quotes from insurance companies, pool companies, meeting the farmer and the many departments within the local Commune. The list goes on and she has so kindly translated everything, as our Italian is rubbish (at the moment).

Sandra has given us assistance for a long time and as it happens we finally bought the house we saw with her on our very first visit to Le Marche. She always has a smile on her face and energy to show another solution to contrast or compare and gave us the time and space to make the right decision.

In short she is totally recommended by us!

Jane & Martin

Jan and Nick – UK

Macerata Feltria Marche

Country House With Pool in Northern Marche

We viewed two properties with Sandra after several trips to Italy in search of a second home. The first house didn’t quite meet our requirements (although lovely); the second was to become our new Italian home.

The house felt right from the moment we walked in and it seemed to choose us as much as we chose it. Alessandro, the owner, made us feel very welcome and even let us stay in the house on our next visit (he even had food in the fridge and the fire lit for us on arrival – so thoughtful).

Sandra and Alberto have been amazing throughout the purchase of the house and beyond. Because we don’t speak Italian (yet!), Sandra has dealt with everything on our behalf from sorting a bank account to insurance for the house, arranging the delivery of gas, meetings with the architects, etc, etc – even a vet’s appointment for our dog! The list goes on… Even whilst heavily pregnant and shortly after Naima’s birth, she continued to keep in touch via email and carried on organising everything on our behalf. We cannot fault the way she has dealt with things for us and Alberto has been brilliant too, giving us advice from an architect’s point of view and generally being a nice guy! We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Italian Luxury Asset to anyone wishing to realise their dream of owning a house in Italy.

Our thanks also go to Alessandro and Silvia for all their help over the past few months. The house is in safe hands and I’m sure we will love it as much as you did.

Jan and Nick

Joy and Ennio – UK

Staffolo, Marche

Restored Farmhouse with Pool

Sandra and Alberto have been great with the entire process for buying the property right through to completion and beyond. The communication and providing information has been very good, in view of the distance and limited time we had when visiting Italy. They have the knowledge of the local legal requirements and for the transfer of services and can help to provide support for restoration works. They provided timely responses to our queries giving us confidence in our purchases. We have been very pleased with the support which continued beyond the completion of the sale and they are a delightful couple.

Joy and Ennio

Alika Maffezzoli – Bella Italia Realty

Sandra is an extremely professional intermediary.
By now, we have been working on a few transactions together, and I have always found prompt and accurate response. Great care of Clients, and a trustworthy partner to cooperate with.

Alika Maffezzoli

Silvia e Alessandro

Alcune agenzie immobiliari ti fanno credere che vendere un bell’immobile sia semplice e veloce, che per così dire “si venderà da solo”.

La verità è che per quanto la tua casa sia bella e curata, c’è bisogno di professionalità, competenza e grandissimo impegno per farlo.

Tutto questo, unito ad una inconsueta umanità e gentilezza è quello che abbiamo trovato in Italian Luxury Asset.

Siamo estremamente grati a Sandra ed Alberto per averci aiutato e guidato in questo percorso, doloroso in parte perché ci allontanava da una casa e un progetto voluto ed amato profondamente, ma che ci ha portato ad una splendida famiglia che se ne è subito innamorata e che siamo sicuri ne avrà grande cura.

Silvia e Alessandro

The Khera’s – Hong Kong

Lucignano, Tuscany

Farmhouse requiring partial restoration

Sandra has been great with the entire process from understanding our requirements and motivation for buying the property right through to completion and beyond. Given the distance, her communication and clarity in providing information has been second to none. She was able to quickly understand what we were looking for and show appropriate properties showing consideration of the distance and limited time we had when visiting Italy. She has the right connections in the industry to help provide support across various levels including restoration works, gardening, property management etc yet remains neutral and balanced in her view. She has provided timely and well researched responses to our queries instilling confidence and trust in us as first time remote buyers. Even beyond this, she has helped with transport and booking accommodation to ensure our time is maximised and our stay is pleasant and comfortable. We have been so so pleased with the support which continues beyond the completion of the sale and the entire process in general. We really have found a dream purchase in the heart of Tuscany and can’t wait to enjoy it!

The Khera’s