There are real estate agents that I know very well that love real estate they love helping people but their true passions are their hobbies. But real estate is a vehicle to help them do their hobbies. They're able to take a little bit of time off here and there to focus more on their hobbies. It's able to provide them with the financial resources that they require in order to do their hobbies. So it's not always just about being very passionate about everything that you do throughout your day. It's about building your passion as you start to move through life and also understanding that that's probably going to change as time goes on and that is totally fine.
Costs and expenses
Of course, I know that the real estate profession has to struggle with a very bad reputation - both in Germany and in Italy. A good broker has high costs. We still charge the same commission as our colleagues in Bavaria who drive 2km to visit.
In the case of a certificate or brokerage by Italica e.K. or their contractual partner comes into effect, the broker's commission for the Buyer is 3% of the effective purchase price (prezzo real), plus the Italian statutory VAT of 22%. Since the property is located in Italy, foreign brokers also charge Italian VAT and pay it to the Italian tax authorities. So we have to employ 2 different tax advisors for one invoice. (You will be happy to receive a copy of proof of this, or you will receive it automatically because our invoice is part of the notary contract).
Buying a property in Italy is a very personal thing. Someone just wants to invest, another soak up the sun, or buy a home in Italy for their retirement. There are just as many reasons and attitudes as there are people. Some have very clear, fixed ideas, others sniff, need stimulation, have to first explore the area. Search and find the right location.
We can help. Our office in Tuscany gives us the opportunity to be present on site. We take turns - mother and son business. Do not hesitate to address us with things that may seem unimportant to you - you can help us as a customer and implement your ideas. I am of the opinion that a good broker needs a good dose of psychology.