ABRUZZO REALITY works as part of a qualified real estate agency, providing complete property services for our overseas clients. We offer extensive property search and purchase services, as well as full after-sales assistance and property management services. We provide all the supplementary support you need when buying a property abroad, including helping to arrange accommodation for your trips to Italy, travel advice and easing you through Italian bureaucracy.
ABRUZZO REALITY can offer you a comprehensive package, taking all the hassle out of buying a house abroad. We understand, from personal experience, how daunting it can be, which is why we will be beside you every step of the way, from the initial search for your dream home, through to helping you with renovation, maintenance and even rental of your Italian property. Alternatively, you can pick and choose from the services that we offer.
PROPERTY SEARCH AND PURCHASE SERVICES
We can start the search for your dream Italian home, before you have even arrived in Italy, helping you save a lot of time and energy and giving you more time to enjoy your holiday and the delights of Abruzzo. We will listen to your property requirements, taking time to prepare a viewing itinerary especially suited to you.
We can organize your accommodation for your trips to Italy and help you with the booking. Once you arrive, we will accompany you on all viewings to the properties, and do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable and stress-free.
Our ambition is to offer you a personal and yet professional service, supervising every stage of the buying process, providing advice, administration and translation. We can arrange a complete legal service, plus mortgage advisor and surveyor. We can even save you money by introducing you to our recommended foreign exchange expert. We will keep in regular contact with you, once you have returned home, updating you on all developments on the purchase of your property.
You can benefit from our pre-sales assistance at no extra cost to you. You will only pay the standard estate agency fee when you buy your property, with no hidden extras for our services.
AFTER-SALES & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/RENTAL SERVICES
Once you have the keys to your new Italian house in your hand, we won't desert you. We know that this is the time you may need the most help, in making your new property your HOME.
We can assist you with everything from paperwork to advice on where to buy furniture. We understand that you may not be able to spend much time at your Italian house and we can oversee works, carry out regular checks and keep your property maintained.
If you are planning on renting out your house, we can provide a complete service - everything from cleaning and gardening, to advising you on advertising your holiday home. We can even manage your bookings for you.
If you already own a property in Abruzzo, why not take advantage of our comprehensive property management services? Whether you're planning a renovation, renting out your property, or simply wanting to make the most of your precious holiday time, let us ease the worries that can accompany ownership abroad.
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience when dealing with Tracey Nicholas of Abruzzo Reality. She made the whole selling process so simple and straightforward, and this was dealing with two customers who didn’t speak a word of Italian! She answered every email promptly, was honest and fair and we had total faith in her from the beginning, and our trust was rewarded. The viewing of our property, to the completion with the notary, all took place in under a month, thanks to her organisation. We were kept fully informed at every stage, from receiving initial deposits to advising when to book our flights. What we expected to be a complicated and nerve wracking experience actually turned out to be very enjoyable, thanks to her. We recommended her to friends of ours, and they had exactly the same experience as us, and even said she did more than was expected to help them after their sale was completed, assisting them with the bank and transfers. We would be happy to act as referees for anyone thinking of buying or selling with Tracey, we are totally confident you would be as pleased as we were if you used her as your agent.
We had a very large and unusual property and Tracey and colleagues did a great job selling it, they managed to find a buyer who loves our house and village. They were helpful and accommodating from the beginning, through to the final act.
"Tracey and Peter have been an immense help to us, providing high quality, professional services to let us make the most out of our holiday home. All their work has been carried out to a very high standard, and their ability to organise just about every aspect, from paying bills to organising the local "artisans", means we can just turn up and enjoy our house. Meraviglioso!"
We entered into the Italian property market on a bit of a whim and with little knowledge. Tracey immediately impressed us by the responsive way she answered our initial queries and provided us with really helpful advice on geographical areas to consider. We booked a couple of long weekends in Abruzzo and Tracey could not do enough for us in organising viewings and ferrying us from house to house. Tracey was accompanied by Vincenzo who originates from Abruzzo and together they make an impressive and knowledgeable Anglo-Italian partnership. They were always realistic about the merits and weaknesses of each property and we never felt under any pressure from either of them at any time. They clearly just wanted to find the right property for us and approached this with great integrity and dedication. We learned a lot about Abruzzo from them and did eventually find a wonderful property, completing the sale in May 2016. Tracey held our hand throughout the process, arranging the survey and the notary and responding immediately to any issues whenever they arose. This high quality attentive service did not stop once we had taken possession of the property and Tracey continued to help out with organising energy supplies and fuel bills.
We would now regard Vincenzo and Tracey as our first Abruzzo friends. We often had meals together during our house hunting and we now take every opportunity to catch up with them when we return to the holiday home they found for us. We feel very lucky we stumbled on Abruzzo Reality!
HOW WOULD WE MANAGE WITHOUT THEM??
Tracey and Pete came highly recommended by many when we posted on a local chat room for some reliable help in our area.
What valuable advice those people gave us - Tracey and Pete have been a God-send and we don't know how we would organize our holiday home rentals without them.
They are honest, reliable, efficient and trustworthy and willing to consider any request to help... which makes them irreplaceable in our book :) No task is too small - or too large!! and all is carried out with a cheerful word and a happy smile.
We would have no hesitation reommending Tracey and Pete to any needing reliable service in the area, and would happily chat with anyone who needed further information if necessary.
We are now the happy owners of a beautiful house in Abruzzo.
We came to Abruzzo for the first time, knowing that we love Italy and having talked to Tracey once, we soon realized that she understood our brief better than we perhaps did ourselves.
We not only enjoyed her professional service, both during the search and all the following admin work, but also the friendly manner in which it was delivered.
We would have no reservations in recommending Abruzzo Reality to anyone that would like to buy a property in Abruzzo.
Tracey made buying a property in Abruzzo a quicker and easier process than buying property in the UK. We viewed in July and moved in November. She arranged appropriate viewings and was prepared to drive us to several properties with return visits when required. We stopped occasionally for coffee and pizza and a chat about the steps necessary, to make sure everything was done legally and ensure our peace of mind. Tracey is an invaluable link between non- Italian speakers and the authorities involved in buying here. She arranged Codice Fiscale's, bank accounts, money transfers, notaio's, geometra's etc and also arranged work we wanted done at the house before we moved in. She even personally cleaned the house before we moved in and bought us the essentials of at least wine to see us through the first night after a long drive from North Wales. Most communications were via email, always prompt, truthful and courteous. After we had moved in and during that very unsure period she was available by phone or email to help and support us when dealing with utility companies, Sky TV and practically anything we asked of her. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend using the friendly and professional services of Abruzzo Reality.
We can't say enough good things about Tracey and Vincenzo. The welcoming guidance they provided during our first day-long house search in several towns was as helpful and generous as their time and "insider insights." We've had good experiences with real estate professionals in our moves, but have never seen this level of customer service and expertise.
"We cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given us in becoming Italian real estate owners! That lovely house is something one only dreams of!"
We have had a small country property near Penne in Abruzzo for eight years now, but decided to try letting the house for holiday rentals, for the weeks we were not using it ourselves. We were given contact details for Tracey’s property management services, as someone who could arrange everything for us in our absence. We did just that and have never looked back!
Tracey takes care of everything from advertising the property, dealing with all enquiries and looking after guests once they arrive. She organizes the cleaning, laundry and provides a first point of contact for guests during their stay, should they have any problem or enquiries. She provides an excellent service and with great inter personal skills, is easy to deal with.
Our project has been a great success with a good number of bookings and some very happy guests! We cannot recommend Tracey’s property management services too highly!
After deciding for ourselves that the region Abruzzo was for us the place in Italy to look for a vacation home, we came in contact with Tracey. Right from the start the contact was good and comfortable. We never felt there was a main focus on the business side, or that we were being pushed in a direction we did not want to go. Instead we always felt that it was up to us what kind of properties we wanted to view. That Tracey had understood what our wishes were regarding the property and the location, became very clear when we were asked if we wanted to view a "mystery" property and fell for it right away. It forfilled all the wishes we had for a property in Italy!
During the entire process, from start to end, we have always felt that Tracey was there to support us. It was a very good feeling to know that a person with good knowledge of the Italian way of doing business was there to support us by doing the necessary paperwork or translation work. Based on our own experience , we highly recommend working with Tracey Nicholas.
Finding a house in Italy was no easy task as we had no idea of an area to choose, let alone a town or city! After searching for a few months and following a couple of visits, we came across Tracey and Vincenzo through another agency we were viewing with, and after a very short space of time, we switched agencies. Lo and behold, they found us the perfect place to live! Tracey listened to our criteria completely and some of the things we were asking for weren’t easy to come by in the city we chose - Penne - but after searching on our behalf, we have now taken possession of our beautiful new Italian apartment! Tracey and Vincenzo organised all the legal work for us too, so all we needed to do was to arrive at the Notary office and sign a few documents. It was so easy and totally stress free! We kept in contact with Abruzzo Reality the whole time - asking questions, raising silly points about Italian life and legalise, and each time Tracey was able to assure us that there would be no problems - and she was right! We are back in the UK at the moment but heading out in September when her after sales Manager, Manolo, will be taking control of helping set up bank accounts in Italy together with going through all the documentation that is needed to set up payments for the apartment utilities. We thoroughly recommend Abruzzo Reality - the service has been second to none - and we are hoping that the journey we travelled together to find our new home has made us firm friends for the future when we are living there.
I and my husband were thinking about buying a house or an apartment in Italy. Last October we visited a fair for Homes Abroad in Helsinki, Finland and afterwards we waited that one of the agency’s would contact us about the apartments. Then, while we were on vacation at Christmas, we found in internet one apartment which was very interested. So, we contacted AbruzzoReality and Tracey. She answered very quickly and was very helpful. In the beginning of January we were visiting this apartment in Italy. The apartment was just that we were looking for. Because of Tracey, everything happened very quickly, in the 1st of February we could say: We own a part of Italy! Happy, happy, happy…
P.S. Finally the Finnish agency offered the same apartment for us but for much more expensive price…
We've been using Tracey's property management service for almost 10 years now and don't know how we would have managed without her. Living in the U.S. and visiting only once or twice a year, we've needed to rely on Tracey to manage repairs, take care of bills and coordinate all aspects of renting our little house. It's a relief to not need to worry about things and just be able to relax and enjoy ourselves when we visit. Most importantly, everything is handled in a pleasant and congenial manner. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
We would like to say a huge thank you for all of your help and support in helping us buy our dream home here in Italy; you walked us through every step of the way.
The service you and Abruzzo Reality provide is first class as well as your ongoing after sales service. It is hard to believe we’ve been living here for over four years now and not being fluent in Italian, it’s still great to know you are always there whenever we need your help and support. We know we can rely on you and you always have a friendly, professional approach, so we’ve always felt secure in dealing with someone who speaks the same language. That is a really important factor, especially when buying a property abroad. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Once again a very special thank you, Tracey, we both know we couldn’t have done it without you!
We have known Tracey and Pete for several years as our right hand people in the Abruzzo. It would have proved extremely difficult if not impossible to manage renovations and ongoing work to our holiday home without them. Tracey has been consistently diligent, efficient and organized in her work, whether it be getting plumbers and builders in and overseeing work done, paying bills or managing holiday guest requests, changeovers, trips to and from the airport, with Pete doing gardening, maintenance and painting. They are always willing, always quick to respond via email or phone, with plenty of initiative and suggestions.
We cannot recommend them highly enough. You will not regret your decision should you choose them …we certainly never have and count them now as friends as well.
Buying property in a foreign country can be intimidating without a trusted guide. Tracey is that person. We have worked with her since 2010. She helped us buy our first home in Abruzzo, and when it became to small, sold it for us and helped us buy a larger one. She also cares for our property and manages the necessary paperwork in our absence for very reasonable fees. She is high energy and clearly enjoys what she does, but what most impresses us is how she continually goes above and beyond what a normal estate agent would do to help with the many small things -- even those not directly property related. If you are looking to buy in Abruzzo, you can rely on Tracey to provide you honest service, good advice, and service long after the sale.
"We cannot sing the praises of Tracey sufficiently highly. She has taken all of the worry out of the house purchasing process in Italy. She has been trustworthy, thorough and reliable throughout. Tracey is a gentle, intuitive translator, active project manager and industrious agent. We have made significant savings by entrusting the whole process to Tracey. Without having the confidence to make this leap of faith we could never have operated so effectively, or economically from so great a distance.
The inevitable unfamiliarity with the Italian property house buying market proved potentially daunting. Informed advice is crucial and is provided in abundance."
"Having decided emphatically that Abruzzo would be our holiday home location, we visited at Easter to look for our dream home. We met many agents but not one of them inspired us with trust in the manner in which Tracey did. We were led patiently through the house hunting process; initially via the “net” in England and then on the ground in Abruzzo.
Every detail of this potentially difficult process was taken seriously and sensitively. We were kept up to speed by being fed every morsel of information electronically as the deal unfolded whilst we were back home in England. The establishment of our ‘codice fiscale’ and Italian bank account were all facilitated for us. We came back to Italy to complete the purchase, just six weeks from first sight to completion."
We were extremely happy with the professional service provided by Tracey when selling our house in Abruzzo. Tracey was very efficient, responsive and provided a high quality and reliable service, as well as being a sincere person.
Tracey always kept us well informed through every step of the selling process. It is worth noting that Tracey was also prepared to put in the extra work, even driving 2 hours each way, because through her experience she knew that our property would match her client's requirements. We are very pleased Tracey put in the time and effort to sell our property as she was then able to match it to the buyer's requirement the outcome being it was sold to the first family who viewed it. I would definitely recommend Tracey who is a professional breath of fresh air, compared to the indifference showed by some other agencies (especially when selling).