Real Estate Professionals for the German market
One of the key sectors for us is that of German-speaking customers. Nadia, a real estate agent for Great Estate, was born in Germany, lives in Italy and has experience of many years in the real estate sector. Martina, on the other hand, is our translator who takes care of all the German texts on Great Estate website.
Nadia: "According to my professional experience that has now gone beyond ten years and from the information also taken from the German institutional websites, the will and the desire to buy a house in Italy is a story that starts from the early '70s. The Bel Paese, as Dante defined Italy, is now a classic expression used by the Germans to indicate Italy, which deserves this name thanks to its mild climate, its natural landscapes, and its culture and history. This, in my opinion, perfectly explains why Germany and its people have a strong desire to be, or rather, to belong to the Bel Paese. My generation was born with the idea that the best holidays were those spent in Italy. At school, we have always studied the Renaissance period and even the long history of the Roman Empire before. Many of our countries, roads, monuments originate from the Romans; it is as if our peoples have been linked by a common history for many years and then, the hospitality of the Italians, their empathy, their cuisine, their cities, their palaces, are a part of our 'natural' culture. How could we live without saying ‘ciao’ in Germany when we say goodbye to a friend, how could we not become romantic in seeing Piazza San Marco in Venice, how could we party at home without a pizza? For us, all of this is Italy, not only a physical place but a place of the soul, of our background. This is what pushed me and pushes many Germans to come to Italy and obviously to buy property, especially in central Italy. The relative proximity and good connections have allowed for the development of exchanges between Germany and central Italy. The farmhouse, but also the house in the villages, in the cities of Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche, is one of the best purchases that a German could wish for. Furthermore, the morphological variety of the places allows to satisfy all desires, even the most difficult ones: from the sea to the countryside of southern Tuscany, to the green hills and villages of Umbria, to the mountains for skiing and the coast of the Marche region, there that's all! And the food follows the territory - from fish to game to ... Florentine steaks!
Having a family history - from my father - based on real estate, it was natural for me to approach real estate in Italy. My partner, as well as a real estate agent, is also Project Manager for real estate projects for international clients… so I couldn't escape my - pleasant - destiny! Starting from this premise, in 2014 my partner Riccardo introduced me to Stefano Petri and his Great Estate and it was spontaneous to join forces. A perfect synergy, where my knowledge of the German law market and not least my real estate company, Italia Immobilien, based in Winningen, near Koblenz, joined the beautiful properties that Great Estate has for sale. In this way, together, we were able to provide a tailored, precise and professional service to German customers and beyond; Austrians, Swiss, and Luxembourgers are the clients I deal with. For this reason, I immediately started to manage customers who come from Great Estate together with my personal ones. In addition, the properties that Great Estate offers for sale as well as being very beautiful, always have serious due diligence, so I feel very calm in being able to offer them with maximum security to German customers. In addition, the various partner agencies connected to Great Estate and the various colleagues are always very kind and helpful... what more could I ask for?"