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 had a house in Penne for 11 years, and during all of that time Tracey looked after the house for us. Checking for mail, paying bills, taking delivery of furniture, finding tradesmen and acting as an interpreter for us, arranging for the boiler to be serviced etc
We let the house for a short time, and Tracey met our guests and organized the cleaning in between bookings. It really would have been impossible for us to have managed without her, and we trusted her completely.
Tracey also found a buyer for our house, and helped us through the selling process. Tracey has been a huge help to us, and we can highly recommend her services.
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 first fell in love with Abruzzo when visiting friends in the summer of 2017. On return from our visit we began searching for a property. We spent many hours trawling through properties and estate agents on the internet! Abruzzo Reality came highly recommended by some close personal friends.
In April 2018 we were back in Abruzzo looking at properties with Tracey and Vincenzo. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable.
Having looked at a number of properties in Loreto Aprutino, Collecorvino and Penne, we found a perfect little house in Penne. Vincenzo and Tracey offered impartial advice which was pivotal in helping us chose our property in Penne. This included their assessment of the property value and the potential for holiday letting. Tracey and Vincenzo organised all aspects of the legal process including Codice Fiscale and the official transaction with the notary, which was very quick!
Throughout the whole process from beginning to end Tracey was able to offer advice and guidance. She dealt with all our queries no matter how trivial.
We are continuing to rely on Tracey when we require property management services.
Buying a house can be a stressful experience, even more so in a foreign country, but we can say without reservation that the whole process from beginning to end has been stress free.
Tracey, Vincenzo and Manolo are all very approachable and helpful we are very grateful for their assistance in making our dream of owning a house in Abruzzo a reality.
When we fell in love with our little house in the Abruzzen, Italy, we were extremely lucky to have the help and support of Tracey. She always responds quickly to all our emails and is tireless when it comes to answering all our questions. We certainly couldn’t have done it without her.
After searching for 3.5 years and meetings with many brokers, we can safely say to have some experience. The meeting with Tracey and Vincenzo felt right from the first moment. The combination of Italian (Vincenzo) and English / Italian (Tracey) works very well. They have an extensive network, convenient from the first moment to the after sales care. The casual and friendly way of doing business is nice. The contacts are fast. Questions by email are quickly picked up and answered. They have the necessary knowledge and can inform you about all the things needed for the purchase and / or establishment in Abruzzo. If you are looking for a broker that works reliably and fast, you've come to the right place.
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.
From the moment we began working with Tracey, we knew we had found someone extraordinary that would make our house-buying experience as smooth as it possibly could be, considering we were interested in buying a house on a different continent, in a country where we didn’t speak the language. Her warm personality and amazing work ethic, when combined with her knowledge of the Abruzzo region, make her simply the perfect realtor to work with when buying a home there. We had countless questions for her throughout the process, for which she provided answers via e-mail or telephone almost immediately, regardless of time zone differences. There were also many challenges with the bank that provided our home loan that Tracey resolved through perseverance and 100% dedication to our best interests. When we met her in person, our initial impression was solidly reinforced; we instantly felt at ease with her, as if she was part of our new family abroad. We honestly don’t know if we could have succeeded in buying our dream home in Italy without her, and continue to depend on her and trust her fully with other business opportunities to this day. We couldn’t be more pleased with her work. We also cannot say GRAZIE MILLE enough to our dear friend Tracey Nicholas for making all of it possible, and for making it a fantastic experience!!
Tracey has made the selling of our Abruzzese property painless. She has coped with all the bureaucracy for us, and made a potentially very stressful time, into a positive experience. If only all house buying was that simple; much more certain and secure than in the UK. Many thanks.
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.
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…
Our experience with Tracey Nicholas was professional and personable from the beginning of our purchase to closing. She guided us through the unfamiliar process of buying a home in Italy. She made what could of been an impossibility difficult process, understandable and comfortable. She and her staff were attentive to everything we required. It allowed my husband and I to focus on the joy and excitement of becoming owners in the fantastic Abruzzo area. I would recommend if you are purchasing in Abruzzo to use Tracey.
“Thank you, Tracey for all your help with our house buying experience. You gave us support right through the process, from making our first visit to some potential properties to being with us at the final signing, and this was much appreciated. We feel that we have made the right choice of property to suit our needs and we really couldn’t have asked for a more pain-free process, which was mainly down to the way you kept in touch with us and sorted things out to help us. We feel that, for you and our estate agent, nothing was too much trouble and you went the extra mile on our behalf. We’d strongly recommend you to anyone else who is thinking of buying their dream home in Abruzzo. “
"Tracey, you have been so very helpful with looking for a holiday place for us to buy. Without your help and translating there is no way we could have done it. We are very grateful, very many thanks."
We found a perfect house, to retreat to, on the Abruzzo Reality website. Work commitments at the time meant that we couldn’t travel to see the house for several months. During this time, Tracey was in regular contact, gave us lots of useful information and was willing to arrange a viewing for us.
When we arrived in Abruzzo, everything was new to us and we didn’t know our way around. Tracey and Vincenzo agreed to pick us up from our holiday accommodation, they drove us to the house we wanted to view and they showed us a few others for comparison. During our time spent together, they gave us reassuring information about life in Abruzzo and about the house buying process in Italy. They helped us with submitting our offer and negotiating the price of the house.
In the months that followed, communication was frequent. We opted to have a survey conducted and Abruzzo Realty appointed a surveyor (geometra) for us. The results of this survey were very detailed and these were sent to us in both Italian and English. Throughout the whole house buying process Tracey liaised between us and the vendors.
On moving Tracey and Vincenzo met us at the property and they had organised for the handover of keys and also for us to reside at the house until the signing day. Tracey also made sure the codice fiscale (tax number) was completed in good time. They also accompanied us to the signing which was reassuring when there are so many people present and the documents are read out in both languages which takes a long time!
After completion of sale, Tracey helped with the transfer of utilities into our names. On several occasions Tracey has gone over and above what one would expect of an estate agent. She was friendly, helpful and professional through the whole process. The service we received through the whole buying process was really outstanding and gave us confidence to go ahead and buy in Abruzzo. It is without reservation that we would recommend the services of Tracey at Abruzzo Realty to prospective home buyers.
"Tracey and Pete are our key holders, and have been invaluable. Not only preparing for and meeting guests, but also arranging for tradesmen to carry out maintenance and repairs. They have been a great help in paying bills for us, which requires an understanding of the language that we do not have. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to other property owners in the area."
“Tracey, who works with a reliable Abruzzo estate agent through whom we purchased our property, was so incredibly helpful in guiding us through the bureacracy of Italian property purchase: in her safe hands, we didn't encounter any problems, and it all seemed straightforward. And now she is providing an excellent property management service: totally flexible, reliable, and not expensive: it just takes away all those little worries that you inevitably have when you're not actually there. It is so useful when someone knows a trustworthy builder, plumber or carpenter. We consider ourselves so fortunate.
We find few people in the UK have even heard of Abruzzo, let alone know where it is in Italy! It is simply glorious, it is "real" Italy, still (thank goodness) undeveloped, un-touristy and cheap. If you have children, like us, they are loved and spoiled. Go to Abruzzo, and see for yourselves! Tracey will give you the warmest welcome.”
We bought our house via Abruzzo Reality a couple of years ago. We contacted them via internet and went to Abruzzo to have a look at several houses that were available at that moment. Tracey organised the trip to the different houses and yes...We fell in love with one particular house. From that moment on, Tracey took care of everything for us to be able to buy the house. Even now, when bills have to be paid, when meetings have to be organised and other problems have to be solved, she takes care of it. She took care of finding a gardener, someone to take care of the pool, etc...
In other words, she's taking care of everything when we aren't there and we know we can rely on her. Keep up the good work, Tracey! Thanks for helping us!
We are 2 Danish families who recently has bought a house in Abruzzo. We have been very satisfied with Tracey and Abruzzoreality from the first day. All our emails were answered in a quick and positive way and all our questions has been replied professionally and accommodating. All our arrangements has been observed and we consider Tracey and her company very reliable. No task is too big and none too small. Tracey is at the moment helping us buying furniture in Ikea and has bought 4 padlocks and made sure, that our house was securely locked.
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.
"Tracey plays an influential and catalytic role by managing our home effectively, overseeing extenuating works and building improvements, payment of services and caretaking when unoccupied. We have never once regretted our association nor been proven wrong in our judge of character. She has worked and continues to work very hard for us."