In the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”, an American writer travels to Italy after a heartbreaking divorce. While there, she falls in love with the country, and decides to buy a home and move. In the end she finds love and happiness in the beautiful country she adopted as her own. It’s a charming story, and better still, hits close to home to many who have adopted a country as their own.
Of course, if you are looking for a home in Italy, there are better ways to do it than the heroine in this movie does! If you haven’t seen it, she is able to buy the home she loves because a bird poops on her, which the owner takes as a good sign. A better option when looking for houses for sale in Rome is to find the right realtor, just as you would in any country.
What does the “right” realtor look like? If you’re buying in Italy, a good place to start is by looking for an Italian based realty company. As with buying in any country, a local realtor is the best option, because they are part of the community and can offer the most specialized services. A foreign based realty company can tell you what an Italian property features, but it can’t offer you the inside stories of the home and the area that a local realtor can.
Another detail to pay attention to is what types of listings a realty company offers. For example, if you are looking for modestly priced houses for sale in Rome, you wouldn’t want to contact a company that specializes in luxury homes. You would want to find a realty company that specializes in smaller, single family homes. And on the flip side, if you were looking for a luxury home, you wouldn’t want to contact a small company that lists mainly single family homes.
From there, finding houses for sale Rome is basically common sense. After finding a local realty company that offers the types of listings you are interested in, look for things like a good reputation, professionals who you feel comfortable and are honest, etc.