Happy Clients are our Greatest Reward!
We wouldn’t be doing this work if we didn’t get a genuine kick from seeing satisfied customers start their new lives in Sicily. It’s our home too, and we’ve been enthusiastically spreading the word about its beauty and potential long before it became our profession!
Because of that philosophy, we don’t believe that the job stops when the ink dries on the contract or when the keys are in your hand, but when you’ve got your new home or investment property looking just the way you want it, running smoothly, and ready to welcome some guests of your own. There’s nothing more rewarding than to see our clients become a part of their new communities.
We like to say that a transaction only ends with satisfaction for new friends!
This could mean something as simple as helping you get connected to utilities and wi-fi or as important as helping you put together the perfect team to renovate your purchase, or maybe even build something from scratch. Perhaps you even want a team to manage a rental property in your absence?
In the Press
We’re regularly mentioned in newspapers, on the radio and in all kinds of other media.
Here are just a few examples of what people are saying about us.
STERN MAGAZINE (de) extensive and independent article about some clients who bought in Sicily with our agency.
INDEPENDENT UK (eng) extensive article about the 1-euro scheme.
TRAVELMAG (eng) interesting article about purchasing a house in Sicily and how important it is to get a valuable agency assisting in the process.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (eng) How to buy and renovate your dream Italian home
However big or small your needs, we’re here to help – but don’t just take our word for it! We’re immensely proud to be able to introduce you to some of our previous – and current – clients. All have volunteered their time and testimonials freely and there are no actors here, as we’re sure you’ll be able to tell!
Testimonial One: Herbert
Herbert, from Munich in Germany, had travelled around the Mediterranean looking for his perfect property before he discovered Sicily four years ago. His quest was to find a peaceful spot to live in harmony with the surrounding nature, and with complete energy independence.
We helped him find his perfect plot of land (with a glorious sea view), assembled a team of specialists from geologists to green energy expert, and are now managing the construction site for him. The foundations have been laid and we have even drilled a well to guarantee Herbert a limitless supply of mineral-filled mountain water.
Less than six months after purchasing the land, Herbert will be living in the house of his dreams, and as you’ll see from his testimonial, he couldn’t be happier!
Testimonial Two: André and Bernd
Not many people have been lucky enough to see as much of the world as Andre and Bernd, from Frankfurt in Germany. Working in aviation, their careers have taken them to all four corners of the Earth, but when they were looking for a new home away from home they couldn’t find anything to compare with the romance of renovating an old fisherman’s cottage in Aspra, Sicily.
It’s been our pleasure to introduce the guys to a community in the area of around a dozen recent arrivals from overseas – several of whom were also clients of ours – and they’ve found it an invaluable source of advice and place to swap stories.
Not that they’ve lost any time integrating with the local life either! They tell us they can’t mention theatre tickets or a new museum exhibit in nearby Palermo to their new friends without receiving a raft of recommendations for where to eat while they’re there. Well, you can’t feed the soul without feeding the body too!
Testimonial Three: Katrin and Jens
A married couple hailing from the north of Germany, Kathrin and Jens found themselves in Sicily rather by accident. After being invited to a friend’s birthday party down here, Kathrin caught the Sicilian bug, and on her return passed it to her husband…
Property in Sicily first helped them to buy a renovated property in the little fishing village of Porticello, and later to take advantage of the favourable market to add an apartment in the centre of Palermo, but they just couldn’t resist completing the hat-trick with this beautiful Tuscan-style villa in the green hills inland. Although it was only intended to be a holiday retreat, it has become their home and now they can’t imagine themselves anywhere else. Sicilian life is certainly full of these happy accidents!
Testimonial Four: Kirsten
Sometimes you don’t choose your new Sicilian home – it chooses you! Kirsten, an IT professional from Bavaria in Germany, travelled the length and breadth of the island as a tourist, but one particular spot kept drawing her back. Cefalù, with its breathtaking views and welcoming community, became a regular holiday haunt, and the rest is history.
“I had never considered buying a property abroad” says the latest addition to that community, “But it was actually really easy!” She tells us that when she first caught a glimpse of her new apartment, almost directly on the beach in the old town, it was love at first sight. Having shown her around the beautifully renovated property, we have to say we’re not surprised!
In this video Kirsten not only gives us a tour of her new home but offers some top advice for prospective purchasers. We’re so happy to have her around the corner from us in Cefalù – welcome to the neighbourhood, Kirsten!
Testimonial Five: Mike and Tom
Mike and Tom come from the USA, and this year moved to a house on the outskirts of Termini Imerese in search of the peace and quiet that only the Sicilian countryside can offer. The great attraction of their newfound home was the large olive grove standing within its confines. This has allowed the intrepid pair not only to call Sicily home, but to take a leap into the world of organic agriculture!
There was certainly some renovation work to do on the country house, but with the assistance of Property In Sicily they are now the island’s latest and proudest residents. We were even able to help by signing their purchase deed, while they were still in the US. Now they’re fully settled-in, and making the most of every day’s new adventures. We can confirm that Mike is already cooking lasagna like a native!
Testimonial Six: Luisa & Brent
This lovely Californian couple fell in love with the Madonie mountains at first sight. Drawn to the area by its scenery and variety, it was the warm welcome of the friendly locals that made it feel like home. From their first visit to their new property, this traditional town opened their hearts to the new arrivals, even staging a dinner in their honour!
We were delighted to help Luisa and Brent every step of the way, from the initial survey and negotiations to the logistics of their arrival in Sicily. We don’t think there’s a greater gesture of trust than to buy an apartment without even visiting it, and we’re absolutely delighted and very proud our new friends are as pleased with the outcome as we promised them they would be.
Testimonial Seven: Johan
Johan and his wife had long been thinking about a second home to escape the Scandinavian winters, hunting for a place all over in the Mediterranean for years. However, as foodies with a fondness for wine and good restaurants, Sicily was a case of love at first bite!
Their three storey apartment in Porticello, just outside Palermo, gives them the perfect base from which to explore – and taste – everything the island has to offer. In time they’ll have two floors for themselves and one more for guests, but the restoration work is going to take a while. We’re thrilled to be helping the lovely couple turn the characterful building into a true dream home. But please can we have a go in that rooftop jacuzzi when it’s installed?