Planning that great Maremman holiday? Wondering what worth's seeing? Or just looking for some advice and insider tips about great restaurants/beaches or must-see attractions?
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Hi Tony, If you're already a real estate agent and have EU citizenship, then you can simply pick a place and start working. I'd stick to the cities simply because they have higher demand for English/Italian agents. Reach out to the real estate federation over here (http://www.fiaip.it/) and get registered. Then you can look for jobs on sites like:
Thanks Kam! So glad to hear you're spending 2 weeks in the Maremma. Cooking classes are a great idea! I found two places for you to reach out to in the area. Podere Santo Stefano and Tenuta La Badiola and Donati. Since we don't have any dedicated cooking schools, it's a good idea to ask at your accommodation too. They might be able to recommend someone local. Not sure if the guidebook would arrive in Canada in time, but let me know when you're in Italy and I'll send one to you! All the best, Elisa
Hi Curtis and Denna. The best advice I can give you is to speak to the local realtor. Don't fall into the trap of buying a house from the websites and realtors that advertise to expats. Unless you have millions to spend! The Italian market is a great for home buyers at the moment, you can pick up some amazing deals as locals scramble to sell their second homes and avoid taxes, but you have to be on the ground to find them. So when you find a place you love, visit the realtors who work there, tell them what you need and see what they say. Most speak English. Italian would obviously help, but you can probably get around it. You'll get a much better deal. Then do your homework. Make sure you speak to independent contractors and get independent advice before you buy.