Calabria Property Consultants - Registered Italian Estate Agents
Calabria Property Consultants (also operating under Scalea Property Services) was set up in 2003 by David Thorpe and Tony Hackett after purchasing apartments in Calabria. They found the whole process very difficult and wanted to make things easier for other people to discover this beautiful area of southern Italy. Our biggest challenge is that most non-Italians do not know where Calabria is and would never think of visiting, however the area has something for everyone and the prices are the lowest in Italy.
Calabria Property Consultants have a network of agents in the area and can easily find the ideal property to fit any budget. Please check our website for the latest viewing trip offers and take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere during our 2-3 day trip.
We ensure the buying process is smooth and trouble free with support for our clients from start to finish throughout the purchase and we don't forget about you once you've bought a property. We have an extensive range of services, meetings and nights out to cater for those who have found their dream home in the sun.
Tony Hackett; Scalea Property Services cult TV star (appearances on Real Estate TV in the UK and House Hunters International in the USA. Check out the HHI video on our homepage or check out this Wolfe News article) hails from Cheshire with Italian roots. His mother was from Brescia in Lombardia, northern Italy and Tony spent some time there in his youth.
An avid football fan, Tony claims to be Italian or English depending on how results may be going. I think you will all be able to guess which side of the fence he was on in July '06! His real passion, though, is Manchester United. Unfortunately living in Italy means that, although a season ticket holder at Old Trafford, Tony doesn’t get to go to many games these days. The sacrifices we have to make to earn a crust!
In between all the football Tony actually manages to get some viewing in with clients. With an extensive knowledge of the area, Tony will help you select the area that suits your requirements and find your dream home in the sun.
We have now expanded our coverage with offices in Torremezzo, encompassing the west coast of Calabria from the northern tip to Lamezia Terme.
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Why choose Calabria Property Consultants?
Variation of property: There are many other companies offering viewing trips to Calabria. However, if you look a little closer you will see that they are all selling the same new build properties on the same developments. We, on the other hand, have REAL PROPERTIES that you can walk into and see. We have the widest range of property available:
- New builds (already finished or nearly finished)
- Off-plan projects
- Resale properties
- Historic properties
- Renovation projects
- Land (buildable or agricultural)
Standard honest pricing: To be involved in all these different types of property requires a much higher skill level and a greater knowledge of Italian property law. We are experienced in dealing with all types of property and always give good advice. We charge a minimum of €1000 or the 3% standard Italian agency fee and believe in honest up front charges, which means that you pay no more than a local would pay and the prices are kept low. We do not take a property on our books if the price is not a fair price. Each seller has to demonstrate to us why their property is worth a certain amount. We always work on your behalf to keep the prices low.
We're here: We have offices in Scalea & Torremezzo, we live and work in Calabria and fully understand the properties, Italian law, different areas and Italian culture. We speak fluent Italian and we are all a part of the Calabrian community.
No pressure: Our service is an advice based service and we never pressure clients. We would rather not sell a property, but guarantee that you have a good time in Calabria and return home happy with the service that you have received. We never view in groups, we do not spend all day and night with you; your free time is just that! Our reputation is everything and we would never jeopardise that for anything. We enjoy what we do and our clients really benefit from our honest up front advice and assistance.
Community: We like to share our success with you and the local community, so meeting up with clients for a meal and an evening’s entertainment has proven very useful. Clients come to discuss their experiences, swap information and generally help each other out. The local bars, restaurants and shops offer a great service and quality and appreciate your trade.
Buying process: If you decide to buy a 3% or a minumum of €1000 agency fee is payable on closing, also 10% government tax and notary fees. Therefore please always allow 15% on top of the purchase price for closing fees. This is the same anywhere in Italy (click HERE for our detailed buying process). Our after sales service includes the following:
- Opening local bank account
- Obtaining Codice Fiscale (Italian tax code)
- Translation at the Italian notary
- Full buying assistance from start to finish
- Everything you need to buy a property in Italy, from deciding to buy to having the keys!