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"We recently purchased a wonderful home and renovation project in a peaceful and little know area in the hills not far from Cortona.

We were very specific about what we were looking for and after looking at many suggestions online we actually only went to view one property and we knew instantly it was the one for us.

Nicola and Alison made the purchase process smoother and easier than we could believe was possible.

Their attention to all aspects of the process including their continued after sales support in setting up banking and utilities is impressive.

They are a highly organised and efficient, happy to help no matter what the issue is and more importantly a real pleasure to work with.’

Andy & Ann UK Buyers July 2017

"In July of 2015 my wife and I spend two weeks around Cortona looking for a suitable property.

Our specific requirements to the property apart from great location, not too far from Cortona, suitable for two families and – of course – not too expensive made the search quite difficult. 

Nicola and Alison tirelessly showed us property after property and – I am sure – got more and more frustrated with these difficult people who found something or others wrong with each property they showed us. But to their credit, they always remained professional, always very helpful and always with a smile.

After two hot weeks we left Italy to maybe continue the search at some other time as we did not find what we had been looking for.
A few months later friends of ours send us a website and suggested we had a look. The property was again marketed through Cortona Real Estate Agency. We asked our friends to have another close look at the property as we had actually seen it during our trip and thought it was not really ideal for what we wanted. The friends report came back that positive that my son flew in from Hong Kong and I from Bali to look at the property once more.

As it was, the property was not suitable for us as it was but it had great potential and we decided to buy it. What I greatly appreciate is that Nicola and Alison was very fair to both seller and buyer through the negotiations and subsequent very professional during the process of purchasing and having all the necessary documentation worked out.

But what has most impressed me is the “after sales service” they have provided. They have been extremely helpful in getting all the administrative issues settled, getting the utilities registered and payment procedures established etc. to the extent that where we started with an estate agency we ended up with some very close friends.

We are now in the middle of some major renovations and reconstruction works on the property which has all been a wonderful experience thanks in many ways to our dear friends, Nicola and Alison.

Mogens H – Denmark – 2016 Buyer"

"When I tell friends in the UK that we have bought a house in Italy, they always say: “How did you cope with the Italian Bureaucracy? It must have been really difficult!” They are then even more surprised when I answer, “It was actually really easy. We had a brilliant agent who guided us through the whole process”.

I still cannot believe our good fortune. Firstly that we actually own a beautiful house in Tuscany and secondly that we clearly found the best estate agents in the area, “Agenzia Immobiliare-Cortonese”.

Buying a home near Cortona has been our dream for many years. I had followed the property market in Cortona for many years but it actually took a holiday week with no sun in the summer of 2015 for me to contact an agency. The same day I was booked with Nicola & Alison to view a few local properties and our search began.

I am a naturally cautious person and I needed to fully understand the Cortona property market before I bought. At no stage were we rushed. All possible properties were emailed to me & our whole family in the UK were involved in the discussions. I returned to Cortona in January, February & April ’16 and I was about to give up when the right property was found and the buying of a home in Italy actually began.

Initially it was Alison who tirelessly answered my queries and explained the Italian House Buying Process. Then once we got to the notary and the final buying stage, it was Nicola who took over. He made sure that every step of the way was carefully explained. I really cannot imagine that any other agency could have provided such a caring, professional service.

We finally bought our new home in late July 2016.

We were not going to let Brexit stop our dream! Since then Nicola has continued to offer his full support. He has helped me to sort the payment of services, to find a company to install the internet & Italian TV, he accompanied me to the house insurance agents as they did not speak English and on top of this, he regularly informs me of local events that we must not miss!

Both Alison & Nicola worked tirelessly to assist us through the process but they went way beyond the role of an estate agent. This is demonstrated by my most recent appeal for help. In November I arrived at the house to find two dead birds in the lounge, a terrified baby owl flying round plus even more fightening, there was no water or electricity! After freeing the owl, I was in a real panic and it was Nicola that I turned to for help. Within 1 hour Nova Aqua & a Plumber / electrician turned up. Would any other agent have been this approachable and caring? I can 100% recommend Agenzia Immobiliare-Cortonese.

Anita H. - July 2016 - Buyer - UK

"I recently completed the purchase of my amazing apartment home in the center of Cortona.

Until I met Alison and Nicola, the thought of purchasing real estate abroad seemed daunting and bound to be stressful and fraught with frustration and endless red tape. 

Not so!
 
Alison and Nicola made the process simple and virtually stress free.
They were impeccably organized and responsive, explaining every detail and ensuring that there were no surprises along the way.
They guided me step by step and I was able to complete the process from my home in Virginia in a matter of weeks!
 
In the end, such experiences all come down to trust. Alison and Nicola quickly and fully won my trust with their highly personal, professional and sensitive approach.  I couldn’t be more pleased with Cortona Real Estate.”
 
Dave Lucado - January 2017 - Virginia/Usa - Buyer

"We recently completed the sale of our house in the hills near Cortona through Cortona Real Estate.

We had owned the house for the previous 16 years and it seems that the whole process of a real estate transaction and the various regulations surrounding it had changed dramatically since our original purchase. Without Alison and Nicola's comprehensive knowledge and hands-on assistance it would have been impossible for us even to understand everything that was needed let alone sorting out how to make it all happen. They handled the arrangements for everything from the new house drainage system to regularising the house's records at the Commune.

In addition they facilitated a method with the Public Notary by which the house sale price was agreed and paid in sterling.

By the time we were assembled with the buyer for the final contract meeting in the Notary's office everything necessary for a trouble-free sale was ready from the Geometra, gasman/plumber, electrician and Commune and as a result the sale completed smoothly.

We would highly recommend Cortona Real Estate's services whether you need to find a buyer or even if you have a buyer already and want the sale process to proceed successfully"

Silvya D - October 2016 - UK/Cortona - Seller

"We had just completed a renovation project outside Cortona and, as a result, wanted to sell our apartment in Castiglion Fiorentino. We have known Alison for some years and used her excellent services before, so she and Nicola were the obvious choice to assist with the sale.  It certainly turned out to be the right decision in all respects. They were both brilliant throughout the process; finding a buyer, explaining each step, dealing efficiently with the complex paperwork and even taking me to Florence for the completion meeting. It was a pleasure to work with them and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cortona Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the area

Catherine M. and Felicity P. - June 2016 - Uk/Cortona - Sellers"

 "We cannot resist telling you at Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese how very good you really are! In fact the very best!!

Well you know we had our property on sale with the renomated original estate agencies in Cortona for a few years before you
were recommended to us by our Geometra. Well that was the best advice we had in a long while!                                
After our first meetings we realised how efficient a young team can be and your advice and performance was outstanding compared
to what we experienced with other local longtime agents!
And then you sold our property and handled all the administrative details within one year whilst we were travelling Europe in the 
sun and you were working!
We want to thank all three of you.... Alison, Nicola and Michele for your advice and the hard work you have done dealing with so
many details.
Ciao from Lucas and Angelo and of course Oliviero, sellers, March 2016"
Dear Nicola,
Now that the last details of our sale (utility bills etc.) have more or less been sorted out, Ludger and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team again for the wonderful way in which you arranged the sale of our house.

We could not have wished for more experienced, polite, well-organized and efficient help in this process, which appears to have become even more difficult due to new bureaucratic hurdles and requirements.

I particularly valued your step-by-step guidance from offer to completion, so that one never felt out of one´s depth during the process; your attention to detail and your patience and calm whenever small problems arose.
It also often proved a bonus that you are able to switch from Italian to English and vice versa whenever necessary.

We wish your company the success it rightly deserves!

Gerburg and Ludger Eling (Berlin/Germany) - sellers - March 2016"
"I had the good fortune to be referred to Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese/Cortona Real Estate by friends who sold their property near ours in Pergo, Cortona, Italy. We purchased our property in 2000 when local regulations were much more relaxed and solicitors and geometras much more inclined to look the other way. Sixteen years later, when I decided to sell, I contacted three agencies to value and advise me on the sale process. To my surprise and in true Italian fashion, I discovered a few very complex “issues” with the property that required rectifying before I was able to secure the required permissions any buyer would seek upon purchase. Nicola Burazzi and Alison Koetser (Helpworksitalia) have been instrumental in not only advising but also procuring the best teams to rectify the problems. Alison, in particular, has worked tirelessly throughout the past year to liaise with geometras, builders, fabbros and other local officials to advise me on the best course of action and then has held my hand throughout the whole process. Her expertise and knowledge has been indispensable. This type of personal service is paramount when you are living in one country while trying to sell a property in another. There is only ONE agency in the Cortona area that I am happy to recommend without reservation – Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese/Cortona Real Estate.

R. Ferguson – UK-Seller-January 2016

"I purchased a second home in Cortona with Nicola and Alison at Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese/Cortona Real Estate in Dec, 2015.

I recommend them highly as they helped me through every step of the buying process and because of them it was easy and stress free. I have made lifelong friends in Alison and Nicola.

Nancy Palmer

Laguna Beach,CA - buyer - December 2015

"During a particularly brutal New England winter, just for fun, my husband and I began looking at overseas properties on the internet.  He came upon one which seemed to suit our needs perfectly!  I contacted Alison at Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese regarding this particular property, bombarding her with question after question, as the prospect of buying a property in another country seemed especially daunting.  Alison could not have been more helpful and accommodating; and that is a huge understatement.  For weeks, she provided to us the information we requested, until we could take a trip to see the property for ourselves.  While there, we had the pleasure of meeting both Alison and Nicola.  Ultimately, we decided to take the plunge and buy the property.  Both Alison and Nicola were "with" us every step of the way even though we closed on the property while we were back in the States.  Every single aspect was perfectly coordinated and explained and we were made to feel comfortable with the process although it was something we had never dreamed of undertaking.

On a subsequent trip to Italy, we again met with Alison and Nicola and also Michele.  Not a finer group of people could you deal with at Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese.  We can never thank them enough for everything they did in making a dream come true for us!  We absolutely highly recommend Alison, Nicola, Michele and Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese and we look forward to seeing them on our visits to Italy!  Thank you ALL for everything you did for us!

 
C. and B. Kennedy, USA - buyers - December 2016

"We owned a house in Cortona, Tuscany, where we have lived with great pleasure.
After fifteen years we sold it through Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese in Camucia, by Nicola Burazzi.
With his knowledge, accurency, patience and his sympathy he found the right buyers, to whom we liked to sell our dear place.
The notary, the municipality, the architect, Nicola took care of all the necessary formalities in a perfect way. From his office he brieved us weekly.
Because of his "excellent"service we recommend him and his office

Herman and Marja Harmeijer
The Netherlands


dutch version

Ruim 15 jaar woonden wij met heel veel plezier in ons huis in Cortona, Toscane.
In 2014 hebben wij ons huis te koop gezet via Agenzia Immo. Cortonese in Camucia in de persoon van Nicola Burazzi.
In het bijzonder door zijn sympathie, kunde, zorgvuldigheid en geduld vond hij de juiste mensen aan wie wij ons huis graag wilden verkopen.
De notaris , de gemeente , bouwvergunningen en architect werden allemaal op voortreffelijke wijze door Nicola behartigd. Vanuit zijn kantoor hield hij ons in Nederland wekelijks op de hoogte.
We zijn hem zeer dankbaar en bevelen zijn kantoor van harte aan.

Fam Harmeijer
Olst/Nederland

Sellers - November 2015

"We used Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese to purchase a second home in Italy at the end of 2014. The daunting prospect of dealing with unfamiliar rules, regulation, and customs when buying property abroad motivated us to carefully select an agency that would be able to take care of all of the necessary details.

We were not disappointed: the agency provided an excellent service to us. Nicola and Alison went to great effort to understand our specific requirements and to prepare a number of properties for us to view, and later to also deal with aspects of the transaction and transfer, thus ensuring that our visits to Italy were both pleasant and productive. We receive personalised advice regarding each particular property’s situation. They went further than we expected by showing us around the area, describing the local community to us, and recommending local shops and restaurants. Not being able to speak Italian or understand local regulations was never an issue for us as the agency dealt with all of these issues for us.

Regards
Glenn & Werner, buyers, November 2014, Amsterdam"

"La mia esperienza con l'agenzia immobiliare è iniziata da subito in maniera diversa ed informale. Quando chiamai per avere maggiori informazioni su di un annuncio a rispondermi fu il papà di Michele e Nicola che gentilmente si scusò della momentanea assenza di entrambi i figli. Volle comunque sapere chi fossi e cosa cercavo. Io gli spiegai che dopo otto anni eravamo in procinto di rientrare in Italia ed avevamo deciso per la Val di Chiana sebbene siamo di origine di Roma. Si entusiasmò da buon toscano della nostra scelta e cercò di tranquillizzarmi che qualsiasi cosa io stessi cercando i suoi figli mi avrebbero aiutato a trovarla. Il mio primo viaggio di avanscoperta sarebbe durato solo un paio di giorni ed avevo organizzato diversi appuntamenti con diverse agenzie. In tutti i casi l'approccio fu lo stesso, ossia "buon giorno, venga, questa è la casa, ha queste caratteristiche etc etc". Insomma tutto business e relazione umana nulla. Con Nicola fu tutto al rovescio. "buongiorno, sono Simona, avevamo un appuntamento!" ero già pronta a risalire in macchina per andare a vedere la casa, con mia grossa sorpresa la risposta fu: "prego si sieda e conosciamoci un po' così la posso aiutare meglio. " Gli ho raccontato chi siamo, cosa cerchiamo e anche alcuni dei dubbi che avevo in quanto sebbene italiana mi sentivo un po' in terra straniera. Dopo aver preso nota di tutto ed avviandoci alla macchina ci disse prima vorrei farvi vedere un po' la mia terra. Mi indicò le frazioni di Cortona, le strade, dove poter chiedere informazioni per le scuole, da straniera forse all'inizio sembra tutto confuso, ma io mi sono comunque sentita presa per mano. La casa che aveva individuato per noi, per casualità, venne affittata in concomitanza con la nostra trattativa e sebbene a distanza riuscì a trovarmi una casa che rispondeva alle mie esigenze. Sono tornata a Cortona solo per verificare il tutto e firmare i contratti. Ho apprezzato anche qui il suo lato professionale in quanto ha preferito che conoscessi i proprietari di casa e che loro conoscessimo me. Altra volta in cui il lato personale ed umano si è perfettamente incastrato con il lato professionale. Girondolando nel frattempo sul loro sito mi ha colpito la frase in cui si presentano dicendo che iniziano i rapporti con le persone come clienti, ma inevitabilmente finiscono in amicizia; nel mio caso mi sento così. Grazie ancora Simona"

Simonetta P - Valencia - Agosto 2014

"Nel corrente mese di Giugno ho provveduto ad acquistare un appartamento in Camucia tramite l'intermediazione dell'Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese. L'esperienza è stata del tutto soddisfacente sia per quanto ha riguardato il rapporto di consulenza offerta dell'Agenzia sia per quanto ha riguardato la definitiva scelta dell'immobile. Fin dal primo momento in cui ho messo piede in agenzia per chiedere informazioni, ho potuto rendermi conto della grande attenzione, fatta soprattutto di gentilezza, cortesia, professionalità e competenza che i titolari stavano riservando alle mie richieste. Mi è stata offerta una ampia possibilità di scelta e solo dopo attente valutazioni successive si è arrivati a definire la scelta più rispondente alle nosttre necessità.

Giustino G - Camucia - Giugno 2014"

"Ho avuto modo di conoscere a fondo Michele e Nicola avendo, con il loro impagabile supporto, acquistato e venduto due immobili in quel di Cortona ; devo dire che ho conosciuto due ragazzi impagabili sia professionalmente che umanamente (non saprei quale delle due qualità nominare per prima). Per uno che deve condurre in porto "affari" , a volte "l’affare" della vita, credo sia importante affidarsi a Professionisti SERI e CAPACI, sono queste le qualità che andavo cercando all’inizio delle mie "avventure" immobiliari, i due fratelloni le possiedono entrambe.

Con enorme piacere ho trovato persone altrettanto "SERIE e CAPACI" dal lato umano , sempre disponibili e gentili anche nei passaggi più stressanti per chi si addentra nella vendita o nell’acquisto di una casa, soprattutto in una congiuntura come l’attuale.

Che dire, consiglio vivamente a coloro che intraprendono un "percorso" immobiliare di affidarsi con la massima serenità ai servigi dell’Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese , non ve ne pentirete!

Giovanni Presenti - Roma, 10 Giugno 2014"

"Avevo l'idea di affittare un appartamento a Camucia. I miei amici italiani mi hanno raccomandato Nicola. Abbiamo fatto un appuntamento velocissimo e Nicola ha subito capito che cosa cercavo. Già il secondo appartamento era perfettamente adatto. Tutta la ricerca ha durato solo circa un giorno! Nicola era molto gentile e molto servizievole e mi ha aiutato con tutte le formalità.
Sono molto entusiastica e vorrei raccomandarlo anche agli amici miei. Mille grazie!

Susanne di Amburgo, Germania, Maggio 2014”

"Professionalità, competenza, esperienza e disponibilità caratterizzano Michele e Nicola Burazzi (in rigoroso ordine alfabetico), titolari dell'Agenzia immobiliare Cortonese. Tutte queste qualità, unite alla loro capacità di affrontare e risolvere qualsiasi tipo di problema si presenti, ne fanno un'Agenzia Immobiliare unica e seria sotto tutti gli aspetti; ci sentiamo di consigliarla vivamente a chiunque voglia affidarsi a loro per l'acquisto di un immobile.

Dora ed Alessio, acquirenti, Cortona, Maggio 2014"

"Abbiamo affittato il nostro appartamento tramite questa agenzia e ci siamo trovati molto bene infatti  i proprietari sono disponibili e pronti ad ascoltare qualsiasi esigenza. Grazie per la cortesia e per l'efficienza.

Famiglia Felici - Locatori, Cortona, Maggio 2014"

"Nell’anno 2013 io e mio fratello abbiamo messo in vendita un nostro immobile affidando l’operazione solamente all’Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese.

Il primo contatto, con i Sig.Michele e Nicola, mi ha subito dimostrato di avere a che fare con due persone serie e disponibili.

Nel corso delle varie relazioni commerciali, intercorse durante il periodo di pubblicità del nostro immobile, nelle trattative con i clienti interessati, questa mia impressione è stata in pieno confermata, si è aggiunta anche una dimostrazione di importante professionalità, anche nei dettagli.

Nell’anno 2014 l’immobile è stato venduto

Io e mio fratello siamo nel commercio da molti anni, posso dire con convinzione, che non è facile incontrare persone che svolgono la loro attività con totale professionalità e rispetto del cliente.

Voglio davvero di cuore ringraziare MICHELE E NICOLA, con soddisfazione per la nostra amicizia.

Angela e Massimo C - venditori - Cortona, Aprile 2014"

"Ad inizio 2014, grazie all'Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese ho prima venduto e poi comprato due abitazioni in Camucia di Cortona; le mie esigenze familiari mi hanno portato a cercare un'abitazione più piccola di quella nella quale ho vissuto per molti anni - mi sono guardato intorno e, consigliato da un amico, mi sono rivolto a Michele e Nicola Burazzi, Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese.

Ho conferito loro l'incarico di esclusiva per la vendita ed, in meno di 6 mesi, abbiamo trovato una famiglia molto perbene di Camucia con la quale ho concluso la vendita.

Nello stesso tempo abbiamo valutato diverse opportunità in riacquisto e così, in meno di tre mesi dalla prima visita, abbiamo fatto due preliminari e due atti dal notaio, minimizzando il disagio dei traslochi e vivendo adesso un'abitazione più consona alle nostre esigenze attuali.

Nei tanti incontri che ho avuto con Michele Nicola ho sempre riscontrato attenzione e cortesia nei miei confronti, oltre a tanta professionalità.

Rinnovo a Michele e Nicola i miei ringraziamenti che tante volte ho avuto modo di fare di persona.

Francesco R - venditore ed acquirente - Camucia di Cortona - Marzo 2014"

"I arrived in Cortona a couple of years ago and did not speak one word of Italian. I visited a few Real Estate Agencies in the area and then I saw a billboard advertising “Agenzia Immobiliare Cortenese.” I decided to go there, and it was the best thing I could have done. Nicola was fluent in English, patient, and friendly. He helped me find the perfect house, helped me with all of the paperwork, and everything else related to the house (e.g., heating, water, etc.). He was absolutely wonderful.

Grazie Mille Nicola! I could never have managed on my own. Both Nicola and Michele are two fantastic people, and I can recommend them without hesitation.

Sincerely,

Mientje from Belgium - February 2014

Il y a trois ans, je suis arrivée à Cortona, sans aucune connaissance de la langue italienne.

J’ ai visité quelques agences immobilières dans la region et à un certain moment j’ ai vu un panneau publicitaire de l’ “Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese".

J’ ai décidé de visiter cette agence et c’ a été la meilleure chose à faire.

Nicola était très gentil et patient. Il m’ a aidé à trouver une maison idéale et il m’ a aidé avec tous les documents officiels ainsi qu’ avec toutes les demandes nécessaires ( électricité, eau, gaz, téléphone etc..) Il tait vraiment superbe.

Grazie Mille Nicola ! Je sais que je n’ aurais jamais été capable de régler tout ça moi-mème.

Nicola et Michele, tous les deux sont des personnes formidables, et je peux les recommander sans hésitation.

Sincèrement

Mientje , Belgique

Enkel jaartjes geleden arriveerde ik in Cortona zonder een woord Italiaans te spreken.

Na enkele immobiliën kantoren bezocht te hebben zag ik plots een bord met publiciteit van de “ Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese “ . Ik besloot er een bezoekje te brengen en dit bleek de allerbeste beslissing te zijn die ik ook maar had kunnen nemen.

Nicola sprak vloeiend Engels en was zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Hij heeft me geholpen een mooi en ideaal huis te vinden, ook hielp hij me met alle officiële documenten en aanvragen ( elektriciteit, water, gas enz..). Hij was echt geweldig.

Grazie Mille Nicola ! Ik zou dit alles nooit in mijn eentje hebben kunnen regelen.

Beide, Nicola en Michele zijn twee fantastische personen die ik, zeker zonder ook maar een ogenblik te aarzelen, kan aanraden.

Mientje, België"

"Agenzia efficacissima, seri, veloci, sempre disponibili ed altamente competenti, soprattutto ascoltano puntigliosamente le esigenze del cliente per soddisfarlo al cento per cento. Per noi è stata la miglior agenzia con cui abbiamo lavorato.

P.V. - Conduttore - Cortona Febbraio 2014"

"Ho trovato in Nicola e Michele nei loro ruoli, due persone attente alla ‘cura’ del cliente in ogni fase del lavoro. Il  percorso di compravendita è così risultato agevole nell’accompagnamento  puntuale, competente e disponibile, unite a capacità dialoganti e di ascolto delle necessità relative alla  loro clientela

C.F. Cortona – gennaio 2014"

- "Ringrazio questa Agenzia, per la professionalità con cui hanno condotto e portato a termine la mia pratica di acquisto di un immobile, unitamente alla cordialità sempre manifestata. Non mancherò di consigliarla nella cerchia delle mie amicizie

G. P, Cortona, Gennaio 2014"

- "Three years ago, we reluctantly decided that, for reasons of advancing age, and despite the very difficult economic situation in Italy, we would need to sell the lovely house and garden we had had for over twenty years, in an isolated property outside Cortona. Initially we put it in the hands of three local estate agents in Cortona but for the first two years we received no signs of any activity. By good fortune, we heard from friends that Nicola had sold two properties in our area, one, very much like ours, to a British couple.While in Italy for our final holiday in the area, we met Nicola and asked him to undertake the sale of our own property. We were immensely impressed both with the care with which he went about assessing it, noting its main attractions and and difficulties, and advising us how to remedy the latter, and with his friendliness and helpfulness towards us in the five weeks we were still there. Since our return to Edinburgh, he not only found buyers from Australia but has kept us in full command of what we needed to do to in the course of an extremely complex negotiation, requiring him to mediate between two very different financial systems. For the last year he has been in nearly daily contact with us and we are delighted to say that the sale was completed three weeks ago to a family who, we are sure, will live in and enjoy what we have put into it. It would be impossible to over -estimate our admiration and gratitude for what Nicola has done for us and we would unquestionably recommend him to anyone wishing to have dealings in houses or land in areas which he covers

Carol and Leonardo P. - Edimburgh, Scotland - December 2013"

- "After seeing an advertisement online for a vacation home in Tuscany, we contacted Nicola Burazzi by email and received a response and appointment the very same day. After viewing the home, we moved quickly with a negotiated offer and within 3 weeks the entire transaction was complete. Since this was our first Italian real estate purchase, we needed much help with the bank, utility organization, notaio, town business transactions, communications and most importantly language translationNicola was there every single step of the way, and has been an incredible assistance even AFTER the sale. His knowledge of the business and his passion for his work is evident. Imagine our joy at finding fresh vegetables, wine and fruit in our home when we returned after a few months away, with a lovely note welcoming us back.

We have not only  found the very best estate agent, but a friend who is patient, respectful, smart and kind. We have already recommended him to others in town, and know that he will do everything he can to provide these same services to everyone

Abel and Barbara Z. - Usa - November 2013"

"Dear Nicola,

I wanted to thank you for helping me with the purchase of my condo 7 years ago.  With your help, I was able to purchase my condo with ease. Your command of the English language made a difficult task easy. I also appreciated the help you gave me with opening an Italian bank account and securing an Italian bank loan. For an American, these are insurmountable tasks.  In addition, I appreciate your easy going personality, which is definitely an asset when dealing with persons from different cultures (i.e., Americans trying to purchase property in Italy).

I also will not forget all the help you gave me in getting the electricity, water, and gas turned on (not to mention the trash bill, taxes, etc.). Again, I would not have been able to do this without your assistance. You have always been available whenever I needed anything.  Soon I will ask you to help me sell my place. I have no doubt that it will go smoothly too.

Sincerely, - Sue N. - Usa - November 2013"

"Ciao Nicola,

Lawrence and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you for helping us in the search for the right property in the Cortona area then all the work you did for us assisting us purchase the property from Australia. It was a complicated and complex process but made much easier and less difficult to understand with your patient, professional understanding and knowledge of the Italian process. Your continued sense of humour and warm, friendly emails made us feel very much a part of the Italian community we hope to join. We are really looking forward to living in Centoia and spending a few hours with you under the pergola sharing the odd vino together. Thank you again and we'll see you in July.

With Kind Regards, - Bronwyn and Lawrence Lombardo, Sydney, Australia - November 2013"

"Dear Nicola,

We wanted to thank you for your efforts to sell our house. We were pleased that you found us a buyer only a few months after you had our house to sell.
We found you professional and helpful at all times and we especially appreciated your regular communication and immediate response throughout the process. You are an ideal agent for international clients as you help with many other things than just the house sale, such as obtaining Codice Fiscale, opening bank electricity and gas accounts, dealing with the Comune on local tax issues. You speak good English which is obviously a huge benefit to English speaking clients  who do not speak Italian.
We would happily recommend you to any other prospective house buyers or sellers, as indeed we have already done with some friends of ours in Cortona looking to sell their house.
Hope to see you soon
Kind regards

Jan and David N. - UK - August 2013"