Client testimonial

Client testimonial Letter

Here are letters from just a few of our happy customers

Amicia and Richard Oldfield Kent, England

We bought a flat in Santa Margherita through Orsini Real Estate in 2017.  At every starge, Giovanna and Alfio have been efficient, nice to deal with and extremely helpful.  I can’t recommend the company more highly.

Having purchased the property we then needed help with the decorating, buying items, organising a cleaner and a gardener.  Again Orsini have been very professional sorting all this out for us. It would have proved extraordinarily difficult to organise such things from England.

Robert & Loretta Cirlado 

There is no other way to explain how Orsini Immobiliare helped us than to say “Giovanna and Alfio made our dreams come true!”  As Americans with a busy work and family life back in Miami we set out nearly twenty years ago with only a dream: to find our idyllic second home in Liguria. This was no  easy task. Giovanna and Alfio had great patience and showed us a wide array of home options and locations until we found a home that checked all the boxes of what we would want in our Italian home.  But their involvement and dedication to us and our family did not stop there. We purchased an apartment in a newly renovated villa where we were the only Americans out of seven units. To our Italian neighbors surprise, we ended up being able to move into our place before any of our Milanese neighbors because Orsini Immobiliare helped us by overseeing installation of a complete kitchen, helping us source our furniture and draperies and doing all this in such a seamless way and always with the utmost of professionalism.

If the time has come in your life to make the dream of an Italian villa come to reality, look no further than Orsini Immobiliare!!!!

Harry & Carla Hart 

Almost anyone can sell you real estate as we have experienced over the years.  When the sale is complete, the realtor is off to the next deal.  However, once you’ve made your purchase, you’re confronted with establishing utilities or other services, or you want to move on to the tasks that will make it your home, from changing a few paint colors to a full remodel.

This is where Alfio and Giovanna Orsini stand out from the rest of the crowd.  Not only do they have all of the answers in dealing with local services, but also have the experience of dealing with remodels, and they know and work with quality contractors.  For those of us who live elsewhere, you may very well forget that work is being done on your behalf without your involvement (though you may be as involved as you wish to be).  We are now in our third home that we’ve purchased through them and if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be in Santa Margherita Ligure at all.

Ali & Donal Greig Cape Town, South Africa

It has been a pleasure working with Orsini Real Estate for the past 7 years .

We bought our first Italian home through them , and when we were ready to sell , it was sold  quickly and easily with their professional help .

With guidance and advice they found our second home and we have had help with rates , taxes , notaries , translations , suppliers and renovations . All of which happened without complication and with much joy .

We can can highly recommend Orsini Real Estate as a company with high standards , and going the extra mile to accommodate their clients .

The added bonus being that we have become good friends .

Robert Tsenin Sydney, Australia

I am pleased to unreservedly recommend the property-related services of Giovanna and Alfio Orsini (Orsinis)

My wife’s and my relationship with the Orsinis started when we bought a villa in Rapallo about 5 years ago.

Prior to buying our villa my wife and I had some concerns about the logistics of buying and then managing a property in Italy as we live in Australia

Orsinis were the selling agent but were very helpful in assisting the purchase process in particular liasing with the notary, the owner and after the sale was complete, in managing in a seamless manner, the transfer of all the utilities to our name, establishing bank accounts etc.

We then undertook extensive renovations of our property. I am pleased to say that the renovations came in on budget and were completed ahead of time. There was not a single hitch in the process. A large part of that was due to the liason role played by the Orsinis with the architect, interior designer etc

The Orsini’s have continued to manage the day to day issues relating to our property- paying all the bills, attending to the various statutory meetings as our representatives (our villa is in a compound with a mix of our privately owned land and some communally owned land (eg pool, olive groves etc)), overseeing any necessary repairs and maintanence matters.

They have always been responsive and helpful throughout.

I believe the fact that they are English speaking is very important as many of the “locals” (tradesmen etc) speak little if any English.

My wife and I feel very comforted by knowing that our property is managed by the Orsinis

Tony & Maree Willis Australia

I am writing this letter to express our profound gratitude to both Giovanna and Alfio Orsini in making our life dream of owning property in Portofino come true.

Portofino has been in my DNA for such a long time, and it is only through contacting Orsini Real Estate, that we were able to find and purchase our first property in Portofino.

We were on a small budget as we had never purchased abroad previously and was not sure of the process and if we would actually like spending extended time abroad. Giovanna assisted us in our endeavor, and both Giovanna and Alfio due to their network of professionals in Italy ensured the transaction went smoothly.

Since our purchase in 2014 the Orsini have managed the financial requirements due to having an Italian property as in rates and amenities and taken the responsibility away from ourselves due to our distance and logistics. Nothing is too difficult for the Orsini’s in assisting us with any requirements we have asked.

Not only do they assist in the financial monitoring of the property, but also assist in furniture purchases and personal requirements, that we are unable handle from abroad.

Now some four years later we have purchased another appartamento, and the again it could not have happened without their knowledge, networking and their standing in the Ligurian area. Also their personal support through the emotional process.

Not only are the Orsini’s our property managers, but have become our Italian famiglia!

We would have no doubt in recommending the Orsini’s to any one wishing to purchase in the Ligurian area and they can be assured that their continuing efforts would be evident well after the initial sale.

Marilena and Israel Frand Tel-Aviv, Israel

In 2017 we have been looking for a first class property in the beautiful Italian Riviera, were captured by the charm of a sea view apartment offered by Orsini agency and bought it.

It was not only the property itself, it was no less the service and approach by Orsini in the art of bringing us and their client –seller towards mutual understanding and consent in each and every aspect of the deal.

This family run agency based in the picturesque Santa Margherita, by Alfio and American-Italian wife Giovanna, provides the ideal combination and balance between warm, personal, decent and friendly service on one hand and expertise and professionalism on the other.

We came in as clients and remained both clients and good friends. As we have learned, buying a property is only the beginning: Taxes, communal fees and all other contacts with the local authorities and banks, could be no burden at all if, like us and many others, you let Orsini manage, for a fair fee, the property they have just helped you to buy. Believe us, It pays.

Because of the couple’s multi- nationality, no cultural, lingual or mentality gaps or differences exist. It is a sophisticated Italian- American super service, with the best of each.

And finally: Whenever we were in need for help in what has been at first an unfamiliar neighborhood and country, from doctors to vets to insurance and other things, Alfio and Giovanna were always there for us with a smile.