Special thanks to all our clients for their trust and affection that they have constantly transmitted us in all these years.
These have been marvelous years, a time during which we’ve met wonderful people and together we have overcome difficulties, lived hopes and achieved the successful realization of many dreams.
Thank you all so much for giving a reason for our efforts.
Professionalità al top! Competenti, attenti, sempre presenti e disponibili alle esigenze del cliente che si sentirà trattato da amico.
Giudizio di assoluta eccellenza! Alexandra e Paolo sono sempre pronti a supportare i clienti con grande pazienza e tanta disponibilità; ti fanno sentire davvero tranquilli nell’affrontare tutte le fasi della compra-vendita: gestione perfetta!!! Esempio di correttezza, affidabilità, professionalità e cordialità… non sempre facile da trovare nel campo immobiliare di questi tempi, purtroppo.
Mi chiamo Simone Viscardi e sono un Architetto.
Insieme a mia moglie Mariangela, abbiamo deciso di modificare il nostro stile di vita e dedicare la maggior parte del tempo a noi stessi anziche’ alle nostre attivita’ professionali.
In relazione a cio’, ci siamo messi alla ricerca di quello che normalmente viene definito “ buen retiro “.
Molti sono i luoghi a noi cari, ed uno in particolar modo e’ la Val D’Orcia.
Da qui l’affannosa e faticosa ricerca e’ iniziata circa un anno fa esplorando, in modo maniacale, tutte le proposte immobiliari presenti in rete.
Ce ne sono infinite…per tutti i gusti e, soprattutto, per tutte le tasche.
La maggior parte sono all’interno di portali piu’ o meno strutturati che fanno capo ad agenzie immobiliari.
Devo confessare che, nella maggior parte dei casi, non e’ semplice avere a che fare con loro. In diversi casi il loro livello di professionalita’ e’ decisamente basso (per non dire inesistente) e non e’ possibile avere un confronto corretto con loro.
Se hai gia’ le idee chiare su cosa cercare meglio…altrimenti preparatevi a confezionare centinaia di visite inutili ed improponibili.
Come dire….ciascuno cerca di piazzare il proprio prodotto in ogni caso, soprattutto quello piu’ remunerativo anche se cozza pienamente con le tue necessita’/desideri.
Devo ammettere che dopo averne frequentate molte, lo sconforto comincia a farsi sentire pesantemente. Non c’e’ alcun parametro preciso a cui fare riferimento. Il prezzo a metro quadro e’ impossibile da definire. Tutto e’ in vendita ed a qualsiasi prezzo “…dipende…” vi dira’ il vostro interlocutore di turno, “…fate comunque un’offerta, non vi preoccupate…”.
Poi quando cominciavamo a pardere le speranze di riuscire a coronare il nostro sogno, abbiamo conosciusto Alexandra.
Probabilmente il fatto che non sia italiana ha fatto la differenza. Il suo approccio e la sua disponibilita’ ad “ ascoltare e comprendere “ le nostre necessita’ e’ stato fondamentale.
Ci ha subito inquadrato e ci ha mostrato solamente immobili nei parametri che le abbiamo fornito senza farci perdere tempo. Immaginate le difficolta’ a muoversi con le restrizioni del Covid partendo da Milano.
Alexandra alla terza visita ha centrato l’obiettivo ed e’ riuscita a farci concludere una trattativa per nulla semplice.
Il ns ringraziamento va anche al suo partner Paolo che, insieme a lei, si e’ sbracciato per fornirci tutte le informazioni (e le risposte) a noi necessarie.
Fortunatamente chi la dura la vince. E’ trascorso quasi un anno dalla nostra prima visita in Val D’Orcia all’acquisto definitivo e pensavamo di non farcela.
Grazie ancora Alexandra per tutto il tuo aiuto.
Semplicemente sei la migliore.
I wish to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did helping us in the sale of the house in San Vincenti.
We would not have made it without your help.
We really appreciated your professionality and pro-activeness during each step of the procedure. We always felt we were in very good hands and that our interests were taken care of.
You kept us informed regularly, updated us constantly. This was particularly precious for us in these difficult Covid times when we could not come to Italy.
I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone needing help for a purchase or sale in Tuscany.
Fernanda Van Reeth and the whole Van Reeth family
Ladies and Gentlemen
Loretta Lucaroni we met in the early stage of our search for real estate in Tuscany.
She helped us through all stages from identifying suitable objects, negotiating with the owners and executing the due diligence.
She is very knowledgable in the local real estate business as well as in administrative and taxation issues related with it.
Her honesty, endurance and true passion for her clients are really an asset, when looking for your new place!
The documentation she and Ercolani provide, make it comparatively easy to asses which object you got in front of you and take the right decision.
After all, she is highly recommendable to work with during your search for your Tuscan-dream!
For details, personal experiences and references, you may contact us via her.
Friedrich & Christine
Me and my wife searched house with land in Toscana for one year. We have been in contact with many real estate agencies and visited a lot of houses.
In one moment seems , that It was no possible to find exactly what we want and what we CAN buy.
When we contacted Toscanahouses agency, we got a lot of interesting options.
Sales manager Loretta Lucaroni organised visit for us approximately 10 houses during three days and finally we found what we want!
By next step agency prepared for us all documents and papers very quickly. In appointed day we signed contract and get the key.
Deals was done during one month after our first visit. Agency and Loretta take care about all coordination with vendor and notary.
Also Toscanahouses agency provided everything with after sales questions .
Igor from Russia
To whom it may concern…
If you are looking for property in Italy, you are in the right place! We recently bought an apartment in Montepulciano and we couldn’t be happier. The city is a great choice for so many reasons. The location is easily accessible by public transportation. The local people are great (especially if you become a property owner). And of course the city itself is beautiful.
Patrizia, Paolo, and all of the people at Ercolani Agenzia made the process of buying far easier that we had expected. Patrizia helped us every step of the way from opening a bank account, setting up utilities, introducing us to an accountant and on and on! I could never imagine an agent or agency taht would be so helpful even after the closing was done.
Call or e-mail us should you have questions!
Jay & Lynette Rogers – US
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My husband spotted the Ercolani store front in Montepulciano while on a bike ride through the town. The day before we had met with a real estate agent that my husband had found on the internet before we came for our vacation in Italy. He picked this gentleman because he was from England and we thought it would be easier to work with someone in our native language. Michael had spent a considerable amount of time emailing him with information about what type of home we were interested in buying. After showing us several properties it became obvious that we would not have a very good working relationship with him. After returning to the United States, Michael started emailing Patrizia and two months later we returned to Montepulicano and visited the Ercolani offices. The staff reviewed our property wish list, showed us a few property photos and set up an appointment for the next day. We walked through the gate of the first home we visited, I turned to my husband and said ‘We’re buying this place!” and we did. Ercolani handled the entire process in an efficient and business like manner and truly made our dreams come true. We are living ‘La Bella Vita’!
Vittoria and Michael – US
Ho conosciuto Paolo Ercolani quando ho deciso di comprare una casa in val d’Orcia e coronare un vecchio sogno. Mi ha fatto subito una buona impressione e mi sono trovata a mio agio in tutti i passaggi necessari in questa avventura quando ero ancora un’estranea nel territorio. Abbiamo individuato una proprietà di cui mi sono innamorata a prima vista e di lì in poi, passo dopo passo, abbiamo completato tutti gli adempimenti necessari per l’acquisto. Paolo mi ha sempre fatto sentire sicura e tranquilla, sensibile e buon interlocutore per tutti gli aspetti che per me erano importanti. Poiché ancora non abitavo in valdorcia ha anche svolto per me con gentilezza e puntualità tanti piccoli compiti che non erano affatto scontati e normalmente esulano dai compiti di un agenzia. Quando tutto si é concluso felicemente ho avuto anche l’impressione di aver trovato un nuovo amico con cui resto volentieri in contatto.
Contessa Andreana Emo Capodilista – IT
Ercolani was a fabulous company to work with when we decided to buy a home in Tuscany. They not only provided us with incredible assistance throughout the entire process of locating and buying our property, they also provided us with wonderful recommendations for architectural renovation assistance. We had a very positive experience from beginning to end. Patrizia was truly an angel and, looking back, I don’t know how we would have ever managed without her. We give Ercolani the highest of recommendations and will always feel grateful that we found them.
Vicki and Stephen – US
Our experience with the staff of Ercolani and the process of buying a home could not have been better. Communications were always prompt and their attention to the fine details while selecting a property, making an offer and closing the deal were perfect. We worked with other agencies that wanted to help us but the staff of Ercolani were much more helpful.
Frank & Sharon Roberts, Pennsylvania, USA
We bought our house through Ecorlani in January 2005 having seen several properties in the previous autumn. Not only had Ercolani understood what we wanted and shown us a great selection, but they also made sure that they kept in touch as the protracted negotiations stumbled along – at one point we had written off the idea of buying the property completely! They patiently helped us through the final process of purchase (including getting a friends 4 wheel drive so we could get through the snow to the lawyer) and afterwards made sure we had sorted out all the odd bits and pieces of administration such as the codice fiscale. Driving with us to buy lights after we had moved in and discovered the previous occupants had walked off with all the fittings was especially memorable. We’d recommend them to anyone.”
David and Rosalind Cleevely – UK
I have bought my appartment in Umbria two years ago through Toscana Houses.They have shown me a little number of very selected houses, which was a great thing for me: If you live in France, and plan one single week in Italy, to visit more than 30 houses, then being concise and accurate is an advantage for an estate agency. With regards to assistance in language (my italian was very poor), as well as in italian administrative matters my contacts at Toscana Houses were always immediately responsive and efficient. I enjoy every day more my new italian home.
Patrick – UK
I purchased a house through Ercolani Estates in 2010. I have experience of other Italian agencies and found Ercolani to be the most knowledgable and helpful. I was guided through the buying process, the tax, conveyanicng and legal complexities, efficiently and with the minimum of stress. Patrizia, speaks fluent English, which was of great assistance, and constantly kept me up to date on progress. None of those long quiet periods, emails always responded to quickly. I am very happy to recommend their professional services.
Robert Macdonald – London
Buying a house in Tuscany…..our story…..
A few years back my husband and I traveled to, and fell instantly in love with, Tuscany. Its rolling hills, its wine, the memorable food and, of course, its welcoming people.
We dreamed about owning a place in the area, something to look forward to and enjoy one day when we would retire. With that thought in mind we launched a serious search for property online and came across an ad from ERCOLANI and its agent Gabrielle Dragoni. I would describe this as the turning point in our six month fruitless and many times daunting search. Not only did Gabrielle agree to meet us in the tight schedule of two days and in the middle of a winter blizzard but he came prepared to show us several options based on the original budget and list of must haves expressed in previous email exchanges. He was a young, energetic agent with a willingness to not only drive you around and see places but with the passion to FIND YOU A TRUE HOME. And, this is exactly what he did for us. I will not lie, the process of owning property in Italy as with many foreign countries, is not an easy one. It was a long winding project that at times could become very frustrating but that thanks to, in great part, our incredible agent Gabrielle, would become bearable. Gabrielle became our greatest tool in closing and carried us thru the finish line with his vast knowledge of the property market, cultural roadblocks, connections and certainly, his perseverance. We would highly recommend our agent, Gabrielle Dragoni to anyone looking to fulfill their dream in Tuscany. In Gabrielle they will find a local representative whose high standards of quality and love for his job, translate into excellent customer service.
Sincerely, Thierry & Erika Pellegrino – AUSTIN, TX
I want to thank you for making the recent (Jan 2011) purchase of my apartment in Tuscany a pleasant experience.
You took the time to explain, as well as asking relevant questions to meet my specific needs and wish list. And you go the extra miles which makes all the difference to me as an international client.
Thanks so much and my best regards.
MM – Weschester – NY – USA
My experience from start to finish with Ercolani was great. They guided me through a not so easy sale…being very informative and supportive along the way…essential for a non-Italian speaker such as myself.
I would definitely recommend their services
Carmelle Taylor – London – UK
We first came in contact with Patrizia and Paolo with Ercolani Agenzia during our initial house search in December of 2010. Six months, and a disastrous experience with a different agency later, we returned to Ercolani Agenzia, to see if they could help with our purchase.
From the onset, we were impressed with the high level of professionalism and knowledge exhibited by both Patrizia, Paolo, and other agents. They were incredibly helpful along every step of the process. From coordinating meetings with banks to help us find a mortgage, negotiations of the sale, to helping us set up our utilities after the sale was completed! I must also offer my special thanks to Patrizia for her endless patience, kindness, and willingness to entertain my multiple family members in viewing our prospective home. We will always be grateful and recommend them very highly.
Thérèse and Raphael Jaggy – Singapore