WelcomeService is absolutely amazing! Thanks to all the the wonderful help that they provide, we feel entirely comfortable owning a vacation property in Italy. Over nearly a decade, WelcomeService has helped us find rental properties to stay in, purchase and renovate a property
(with skilled, licensed local contractors), and take care of things while we were out of the country. We would recommend them to any expat without hesitation. Their impeccable honesty and ethics, their diligent work ethic and can-do attitude make us confident that they will capably handle
the details big and small that accompany remote property ownership. Even when we’re back in the US, we know that our home is in good hands with WelcomeService always looking out for our best interests. In short, they are the true embodiment of “Welcome Service”…
one that carries on long after our first arrival in Todi!
Matthew Tupper (Stati Uniti D'America)
Ringraziamenti a WelcomeService
Con un mercato sempre più difficile e complesso a causa di una normativa continuamente mutevole, si possono incontrare difficoltà non prevedibili come accaduto a me durante questi ultimi venti anni. Vorrei pertanto ringraziare Paola Berlenghini dell’
agenzia immobiliare WelcomeService per la serietà del suo lavoro e la profonda conoscenza anche delle “invisibili” problematiche che si possono presentare durante le varie fasi delle trattative. Ho particolarmente apprezzato l’equilibrio tra le due parti
e la competenza di professionisti seri come l’agente immobiliare Maddalena Tacchio, il geometra Remo Giorgetti e vari altri.
Bravissimi e grazie a tutti
Vibeke Roepstorff Castelli (Danimarca)
Paola è stata tutto ciò che volevamo in un agente dall'inizio alla fine. Accogliente, cordiale, attento e onesto. Dal momento in cui l'abbiamo contattata al momento in cui abbiamo lasciato la proprietà, è stata a disposizione per rispondere a tutte le
domande ridicole che ho avuto. (E ce ne sono state diverse) E lo ha fatto con un sorriso e con assoluta trasparenza. La nostra ricerca di proprietà continua lontano da Todi, ma se il nostro prossimo agente è utile la metà di Paola sarò molto felice.
Lloyd Mulligan (Irlanda)
I recapiti di Paola mi sono stati dati da amici che l'hanno consigliata vivamente. Sono già convinto che la fiducia fosse ben meritata. Ho affittato per tre mesi un appartamento a Todi e l'aiuto di Paola è stato indispensabile. Se riuscirò a tornare
l'anno prossimo, è chiaro che mi rivolgerò a lei. Consiglio vivamente i suoi servizi. Sicuramente cinque stelle!
Jutka Sallai (Ungheria)
Presso questa agenzia ho riscontrato professionalità, cortesia e piena disponibilità a risolvere qualsiasi problema inerente all'attività immobiliare
Carlo Larcan, Roma
Era da tempo che cercavo a Todi un appartamento giusto per me, comodo e al centro. Ebbene grazie al prezioso supporto di Paola Berlenghini, alla sua minuziosa conoscenza di Todi nonché della relativa offerta
immobiliare ho trovato proprio la casa giusta per me. Consiglio a tutti Welcomeservice
Gabriella Conti, Roma
Welcome Service should be called Exceptional Service based on our experience working with Paola. We thought we had looked everywhere and at almost everything, when we finally found Paola, and what is now our home.
We studied a copious amount of "move to Italy" books, and visited so many web sites that all seemed to contradict each other, or simply skirted the main issue of leasing a property in Italy.
Paola explained, what no other real estate agent ever mentioned, laying it out for us in simple, but direct terms of what we, and the landlord must provide to ensure we fulfilled the Extended Residence Visa requirements.
Now, thanks to Paola, we are living an an extraordinary home, in an extraordinary location. But her services did not stop there, she provided guidance on many other key items before and after our arrival.
She is the consummate professional.
Bill Campbell and Sandra Meyers (U.S.A)
Ci siamo affidati all'agenzia Welcomeservice, per tutto il percorso di vendita siamo stati seguiti attentamente da Paola, grazie alla sua disponibilità e competenza siamo riusciti in breve tempo a vendere la nostra proprietà.
Ringraziamo l'agenzia Welcomeservice in attesa di una nuova collaborazione.
Famiglia Mossa, Città di Castello (PG)
Welcomeservice. Paola aptly chose this name for her company. The latter part reflects her professionality, her knowledge and go-getting approach to real estate and to life in general.
Our dream of owning a home in Italy led us to Paola. Finding a home in Italy can be daunting. We often found it hard to articulate exactly what it was we were searching for.
Our comments could often be contradictory. Our mantra was, “We’ll know it when we see and feel it!” Unfazed, Paola patiently guided us along these emotional ups and downs until one day, we found our dream home.
She then calmly laid out, in perfect English, every step of the purchasing process for us, constantly clarifying and explaining to us the ins and outs of Italian real estate. We never once felt lost.
Paola had our backs right up to the moment when the keys to our new home were handed over. That is service! Not only were we handed the keys to an exciting new home, but Paola also handed us the keys to a new home
town, and to Umbria. Her passion for her town and surrounding areas shines through. People wave to her on the streets. She knows every concert, every art show, every fair that will be happening.
She is a living breathing part of the community. Paola was such a perfect guide for two “stranieri.” She has made us feel so welcome!
Alar and Ene Kivilo (Estonia)
We had owned our house in Todi for nearly 15 years and had it lovingly restored in 2008. So it was a huge wrench to accept that I had to sell it! I had met Paola over the years at various cultural events in Todi but we had
spoken very little. So it was quite by accident that I came across Paola in her role as an estate agent - when I started to sell my house. How lucky I was! I can't believe that there is any estate agent who is so well connnected
with people in the area or who know so much about how to overcome the challenges that arise along the journey of selling a house. Her communication is par excellence!
Always keeping me up-to-date with the latest development and guiding me through some of the more tricky stages. Moreover, I always felt that she had the sensitivity to understand what I wanted to achieve and did a brilliant
job in presenting my house, through a variety of media, in the most positive way. In the last few days, we finally did the deal! I am also delighted by the enthusiasm of the couple who have bought my house.
I have no hesitation in recommending Paola Berlenghini to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell in and around Todi in Umbria. Paola thank you!
Tim Lyth (U.K)
Recentemente ho comprato un appartamento a Todi avvalendomi dei servizi di Welcomeservice. Ho trovato personale preparato, premuroso e attento ai bisogni del cliente.
Vivo all’estero e Paola Berlenghini mi ha assistito perfettamente da remoto e ha organizzato gli appuntamenti in loco tenendo conto delle mie esigenze. Anche terminato la compravendita la Welcomeservice si è dimostrata
attenta, affiancandomi nelle pratiche per le volture e nella ricerca di personale per il trasloco e per la cura dell’appartamento. Si è informata anche a distanza sul mio stato di soddisfazione.
Lodevole è stato anche l’impegno sul versante sociale, informandomi sulle diverse iniziative culturali presenti a Todi e organizzando addirittura un incontro che mi permettesse di conoscere il vicinato e di scambiare
Marco Serrani (Germania)
Ho conosciuto la sig.a Paola titolare dell' agenzia Welcomeservice grazie al suggerimento di una persona amica. Grazie alla professionalità e i suggerimenti di Paola sono riuscito ad arrivare all'obiettivo dediderato senza avere
problemi di nessun tipo. Agenzia consigliatissima.
Stefano Taddei (Firenze)
Ci siamo affidati alla professionalità della sig.ra Paola e siamo riusciti ad acquistare un immobile, che cercavamo da mesi. Oltre la professionalità e competenza c'è serietà e gradevolezza. Assolutamente il top.
Grazie Alessandro e Caterina
Alessandro Buccolini (Bologna)
Serietà e professionalità senza eguali. Abbiamo comprato casa a Todi, grazie a Welcomeservice e in particolar modo al supporto organizzativo, tecnico e logistico (viviamo a Bologna) di Paola Berlenghini.
Siamo stati assistiti per tutto il percorso di ricerca e acquisto: dall'appuntamento in sede di primo sopralluogo fino alla consegna delle chiavi in sede di rogito notarile. Serietà, professionalità e competenza sono gli unici
sinonimi possibili a welcomservice...Grazie Paola!
Caterina Caracausi (Bologna)
L'agenzia Welcome service si è dimostrata efficiente e professionale e soprattutto la dottoressa Paola Berlenghini con la sua scrupolosità e precisione ci ha dato prova della massima affidabilità.
Aldo, Bianca, Valentina Vetere (Napoli)
Assoluta puntualità e precisione. Impeccabili e disponibili. Professionisti affidabilissimi.
Saverio Raimondo (Roma)
What can you say about someone who helps you realize a dream? I had been browsing Italian real estate for years, and on a whim I discovered wonderful Todi and Paola's Wecomeservice.
Fast forward months (not years) and I am the proud owner of my dream-house-to-be! Not only did Paola help navigate through the entire Italian process helping me avoid errors and some disreputable agencies, she was always
pragmatic, professional and focused. And this was all done remotely, without the slightest problem. Suffice it to say that I had been in big-city real estate for nearly 20 years, I oversaw hundreds of transactions and closings
and this process, guided by Paola was the easiest I've ever experienced. Not only this, but she was a constant resource for everything from geometras to furniture to food. Paola is not just a broker, but a friend.
I cannot recommend her more highly.
Michael Mirabile (U.S.A)
Ottima agenzia. Conoscevo già Paola e mi sono affidata a lei senza dubbi. Il suo operato in tempi brevi mi ha consentito di trovare una sistemazione adatta alle mie esigenze. Il cliente viene trattato con gentilezza e
Laura Folcolini (Perugia)
Ci siamo rivolti a welcome service sia per una vendita che per un affitto di due diversi immobili. In entrambi i casi abbiamo riscontrato serietà e grande professionalità della sig.ra Paola, anche in considerazione delle difficoltà
logistiche date dal fatto che viviamo lontano dagli immobili. Grazie!
Erika Epifani e Alessandro Giovannelli (Genova)
Ci siamo affidati alla professionalità di Paola Berlenghini per la vendita della nostra casa di famiglia, ed è stato un vero piacere farci seguire passo passo da una persona competente, affidabile e di grandissima onestà.
Teodora e Fabrizio Grazie
Teodora Landi (Monte Castello di Vibio)
We live in Ireland, and bought a property in Umbria some years ago. Since then there has been a need to maintain various services, we bought some additional land and there have been other issues.
Without Paola at Welcomeservice I can't imagine how we would have done that - 100% reliable! 2 September 2021 - It is with mixed feelings that the sale of our property near Todi (Doglio) was completed today.
Mixed because it is a wonderful area and property, but delighted because we believe the buyer will be very good for this amazing piece of land. Above all, this is time to thank Paola Berlenghini of Welcomeservice.
We bought this property through Paola, and had an excellent experience from the start. Over the years, as non-resident owners, we have relied extensively on Paola and her team to guide us through all the service needs and to
advise on a range of topics. For various reasons we decided to sell, and once again Paola has handled the matter perfectly for us. Welcomeservice has given us peace of mind and an excellent experience throughout.
For anyone interested in property in the Todi area, you MUST contact Paola. There is no one who does it better...thanks Paola!
John Michael Mulcahy (Ireland)
The best real estate agency in Todi
Gergely Péterfy (Ungheria)
Without Paola, we would've been absolutely lost! She has held our hand throughout making an experience which could have been both
costly and stressful a relative breeze, even in the final stages of Brexit! We cannot fault her dedication in supporting us throughout the
process, especially when dealing with the Italian legal system. We can't wait to get back over to Umbria as soon as travel restrictions are
lifted and join Paola for a bottle of wine! Best wishes,
The Harrisons (U.K)
Wir sind im Zusammenhang mit der Suche nach einer Immobilie in der Gegend von Todi auf Frau Berlenghini gestoßen, die uns ein Grundstück entsprechend unseren Vorstellungen vermittelt hat. Im Dezember 2020 ist es dann zum Kaufabschluss gekommen. Bevor wir Frau Berlenghini kennengelernt haben, hatten wir uns schon seit längerer Zeit mit der Suche nach einem Objekt befasst, so dass wir recht konkrete Vorstellungen hatten. Frau Berlenghini hat genau verstanden, wonach wir suchen und uns bei der Auswahl sehr kompetent beraten. Nachdem wir uns entschieden hatten, hat sie all unsere Fragen in Form von e-mails immer sehr schnell und umfassend beantwortet. Dabei hat sie uns alle für uns notwendigen Informationen zur Verfügung gestellt und uns einen zeitlichen Ablauf aufgezeigt, den sie bestens eingehalten hat. Frau Berlenghini verfügt über ein umfangreiches Wissen im Hinblick auf alle Details, die beim Erwerb einer Immobilie in Italien notwendig sind. Gleichzeitig spürt man ihre große Erfahrung mit dem Kauf und Verkauf von Immobilien, was sich durch zahlreiche wichtige Kontakte und ein großes Netzwerk bemerkbar macht. Dabei ist auch gerne bereit, wichtige Kontakte weiterzugeben.
Wir können Frau Berlenghini uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen!
Dr. Stephanie Scholz und Christoph Wich aus Leipzig, Deutschland
Paola has been an absolute godsend over the last six years. We initially bought a derelict farmhouse on a large plot of land through her in 2014, with the intention of a large scale renovation over the next few years.
Sadly as time went by we realised that our pace of life on London was such that it wouldn’t be feasible to manage the project from such a distance, so we changed tack and listed the property for sale in 2020.
Even given the difficulties of COVID Paola remained positive, and we sold the house on Christmas eve 2020. Paola is a consummate professional and utterly trustworthy in every way. She has become a good friend,
and we now regularly holiday in Umbria, often in houses recommended by her. She has introduced us to many people and although we are sad to no longer be building a house here, we do not regret out Italian adventure.
We would recommend Welcomeservice to anyone, and would happily speak to anyone privately should they want a reference.
Jonathan Charles and Polly Jane Dyson, London
Meine Eltern und ich haben uns sehr gefreut mit Paola zusammen zu arbeiten zu dürfen. Sie arbeitet sehr professionell, kümmert sich um alles und jeden. Wir freuen uns, auch in Zukunft weiter mit Paola
zusammen zu arbeiten.
Desidero esprimere la mia stima profonda nei confronti della agenzia Welcomeservice e della sua titolare,signora Paola Berlenghini,per l'operato messo in atto in occasione della vendita di un mio immobile.
Ho trovato professionalità,gentilezza ed infinita disponibilità nel risolvere i tanti piccoli e grandi imprevisti tipo :Covid) che hanno caratterizzato questo processo di compravendita.Muoversi nei meandri della burocrazia,
delle "carte",degli imprevisti ed anche ascoltare le prevedibili richieste di chiarimento di me,venditrice lontana da Todi,credo,non sia stato facile,ma la signora Berlenghini,o meglio Paola,(come ora preferisco chiamarla)
ha sempre dimostrato una grande competenza e disponibilità. Grata Marcella Grondona
Conoscevo Paola Berlenghini prima ancora di conoscere Welcomeservice.
Sono amico suo, assieme a mia moglie, da anni.
Quindi la mia valutazione può trascendere l’aspetto professionale, per investire quello umano.
Paola è una persona intelligente, di temperamento cordiale, di umore solare e di grandissima onestà. Fidarsi di lei è stata cosa immediata, conoscerla come amica, una fortuna.
Assieme a mia moglie, con la quale lavoro, abbiamo affidato a Paola la vendita di tutti i nostri immobili, compresa la casa di famiglia e il nostro studio professionale, per trasferirci e avere così uno studio più ampio che possa accogliere anche uno dei nostri figli che vuole inserirsi nella attività di famiglia.
Sempre Paola ci aiuterà a trovare la casa e lo studio nuovi. Quindi, abbiamo a lei affidato con fiducia tutto ciò che nel presente abbiamo, e che dal passato abbiamo ricevuto, perché ci aiuti a costruirci il futuro. Io e mia moglie non potevamo scegliere persona migliore: è stata con noi sempre rassicurante, ottimista e disponibile. Con pazienza ha fugato tutti i nostri dubbi e sempre ha trovato soluzioni sin dalla nostra prima vendita immobiliare
A tutt’oggi siamo ancora agli inizi del nostro progetto, ma ci sentiamo fiduciosi. È bello alla nostra età, siamo prossimi alla sessantina, poter coltivare un progetto di coppia come il nostro. Ma ancora più bello è avere una persona professionalmente capace che ti aiuti a raggiungere quell’obbiettivo con una passione e una dedizione tali che pare veramente che sia un obbiettivo anche suo.
Non posso che ringraziare Paola Berlenghini, e la sua figlia che so che collabora con lei, per il grande affetto e la capacità con cui ci sta aiutando.
Dott. Ugo Mancini, Perugia
Thank you to Welcomeservice. The service Paola provided was good, and having an agent with a strong understanding of English, which was super helpful in explaining each stage of the contracting process. It is also important you get a Notario that speaks English. Italian land law is super complicated and if you are buying a property with land and you are planning to build, then you should engage a “geometro” to advise you. Welcomeservice was also able to link us up with the right professionals that guided us through this process.
Buck, Burton, Australia
La mia cooperazione con Welcomeservice di Paola Berlenghini durante gli ultimi 20 anni è sempre stata molto professionale, utile e di grande serietà. Colgo l'occasione per ringraziare la signora per questa preziosa collaborazione.
Palatodi srl, Roma
It is with great pleasure that we recommend Welcomeservice and Paola Berlengini. As we searched for an apartment in Todi to buy, we knew from the start we were dealing with a professional and personable agency. Paola is organized, knowledgeable and goes out of her way to ensure not only that you have a good experience purchasing in Italy but that you feel welcomed as part of the community. Paola was with us during every step of the process and answered all of our many questions. Her integrity, professionalism and genuine care made us feel comfortable and confident in our purchase. Welcomeservice lives up to it's name and we are grateful that Paola was recommended to us
Maureen and Tom Kazmer, Colorado, USA
Working with Paola of Welcomeservice was an amazing experience. Not only did she work tirelessly to find as many apartments as possible to view during our 3 day search in Venice, but she handled every aspect of the offer, negotiations and purchase with so much attention and professionalism. Overall, it was a really great experience. I would recommend Welcomeservice to anyone looking to purchase a home in Italy!
Molly Watanabe, New York
Paola is absolutely amazing! Thanks to all the the wonderful help that she provides, we feel entirely comfortable owning a vacation property in Italy. Paola’s impeccable honesty and ethics, her diligent work ethic, and her can-do attitude make us confident that she will capably handle the details big and small that accompany remote property ownership. Even when we’re back in the US, we know that our home is in good hands with Paola always looking out for our best interests. What’s great about Paola is that she manages to bridge the geographic, cultural and linguistic challenges that a foreign property owner in Italy would normally experience. Her deeply rooted local knowledge allows her to navigate everything from arranging a short-term apartment rental in Todi to facilitating our property purchase to setting up utility accounts to recommending a local vet. There’s seemingly nothing that she can’t accomplish. Paola has also helped us integrate into the Todi community. Her connections with both locals and expats have enabled us to meet lots of fascinating people from all over the globe and develop a local network that makes Todi truly feel like home. In short, Paola is the true embodiment of “Welcome Service”…one that carries on long after our first arrival in Todi!
Matt and Germaine Tupper, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
To anyone that is thinking about purchasing in Italy, the realtors at Welcomeservice are the realtors to use. We were very pleased with their service. They provided multiple trips for reviewing potential houses and apartments, and held our hands during the purchasing process. We actually settled on our place when we were back in the States. Scary from afar, but all went very smoothly due to the expertise of the Welcome Service staff, principally Paola, the managing owner. We have referred her services many times over and have never heard of anyone not being pleased. The nice thing about her services, is that it is not restricted to just purchases. She also manages a number of apartment and house rentals for foreign and domestic owners. In short, Paola and her staff are the ones to use when acquiring a home or rental in Italy.
Philip and Kathy Feaster, Montecastello di Vibio
A seguito della mia esperienza, non vastissima ma neanche minima, quale acquirente/venditore di immobili a Todi posso affermare che L’Agenzia Immobiliare Welcomeservice,di Paola Berlenghini, è di estrema professionalità ed affidabilità non soltanto, come ovvio, nel campo immobiliare ma anche in campo urbanistico ed in campo tributario perché si avvale di propri Consulenti con notevole esperienza specifica. Posso quindi affermare che, acquistando o vendendo immobili a Todi con l’assistenza della suddetta Agenzia, il compratore/venditore potrà stare sicuramente tranquillo e, ferma restando comunque una minima aleatorietà, non correrà senz’altro il rischio di prendere una “fregatura”,cosa che, purtroppo,capita abbastanza spesso. Per tutti questi motivi ringrazio Paola della sua professionalità, di essermi stata accanto in un momento per me particolarmente difficile economicamente e di avermi onorato della sua affettuosa amicizia.
Dr. Stefano Giacobini, Roma
La mia esperienza con Welcomeservice di Paola Berlenghini è assolutamente ottima. Estremamente organizzata e preparata a fornire un servizio di qualità, ha curato ogni aspetto di vendita e acquisto dei miei immobili.
Avv. Eleonora Magnanini, Todi
We arrived in Umbria with the intention of examining the purchase of a second home. We met Paola on the recommendation of a friend and at the end of the process we could say that we could not get better service.Paola is professional in the field, very honest and reliable, and she is immersed in all aspects of the process and knows how to adapt the house to the customer's desire. She introduced us a large variety of properties. Paola accompanied the whole process from choosing the asset, checking the property, opening a bank account and connecting to the notary and drafting the contract. Paola
is fluent in several languages â€‹â€‹and has translated the contract for us. The whole process took less than a month. The treatment was so reliable and thorough that we did not need an attorney on our part.
We feel lucky to meet her. Without it, it is not certain that we would end the process so smoothly.
Hanan Vax, Yavne, Israel
I had been looking for property in Umbria for about 5 years and it had been a very frustrating exercise. I discovered Welcomeservice by chance and I was completely bowled over by Paola Berlenghini?s efficiency; she arranged meetings, brought files and introduced the right people at exactly the perfect moment. She has a sixth sense with regard to detail. Having been warned that buying a property in Italy was bound by bureaucratic red tape, it was a joy to have Paola at my side, the purchase went through very smoothly and she has guided me on everything from architects to olive pickers. I cannot recommend her and her team highly enough
Shelley-Anne Claircourt, press agent, London, UK
Like many people, we fell in love with Italy on our first visit. Years later we decided to pursue our dream of actually buying a house in Italy. We researched and read all the right books, then started the process of searching for a house. Many emails and phone calls about houses went unreturned. We soon realized that our problem was that we needed a liaison in Italy, someone who knew the system and could smooth it out for us. But where were we to begin, especially when neither of us is fluent in Italian? Then we found Paola. Without question, Welcomeservice is the most professional, efficient, accommodating and user-friendly agency we have found in all of Europe. Paola and her staff make the maze of legal and real estate issues easy to navigate. Paola herself is one of the downright nicest people we have met in all of Italy and her sense of service and fairness is impeccable. We have thoroughly enjoyed every step in our relationship with Welcomeservice and we recommend them without reservation to anyone seriously searching for a house in Italy
Rev. Dr. Robert and Mrs Suzanne Le Favi, Savannah, Georgia, USA
If you are thinking of buying property, land, actually anything in Umbria your first stop must be Welcomeservice and Dr.ssa Paola Berlenghini " We consider ourselves very lucky to have come across Welcomeservice on the internet when we were searching for a property in Umbria, and from the first house Paolo showed us until the final signing for that first house (Yes we bought that first house !) we received nothing but the highest standard of professional & freindly service. Paola made our experience of buying a property in a foreign country painless, she helped us with all the jobs we had been told were a nightmare ie. banks, comune, insurance, etc, etc. We would not hesitate to recommend Paola and her team of professionals because we know she does what she says
Conor McGlone & Siobhan Hegarty, photographers, Donegal, Ireland
Welcomeservice is a unique service designed for those foreigners who wish to live in Umbria permanently or to spend their holidays in gorgeous places. I could spend my holidays in Umbria some time ago and I decided to travel along back roads with Paola: I could enjoy the view of fascinating landscapes and splendid Medieval villages unknown to most tourists and taste delicious food. I felt as if I were with an old Italian friend. Thanks Paola!
Paulina Rizzuti, estate agent, San Francisco, USA
Never met an Italian more organized, knowledgeable, fast and efficient. The money was well spent, saving us hours of getting through the maze of Italian bureaucracy. Paola knows her business whether it is phones, electric, documents ..And she is beautiful too!
Bruce Weissman, banker, San Francisco, USA
Paola, You have been a life saver to me in my move to Italy! You have shown me how things are done in Italy, making it so much easier to cut thru the red tape. You have followed thru dilligently in arranging all my utilities, and household needs. You even found time to help me while you were on vacation. In short, you have helped me enormously. Thank you so very much!
Seija Sisko Weissman, Kihnio, Finland
I can certainly recommend the friendly and efficient Welcomeservice provided by Paola - she takes care of all those difficult, tedious but necessary tasks associated with house buying in Italy - an invaluable help both when we are in Italy and when we are back at home.
Patrick & Sallie Scodeller, Singapore
Paola Berlenghini - oder die gute Zauberfee Als wir im Januar 2001 den Vorvertrag zum Mietvertrag für unser Haus in Torri unterschrieben, hatten wir bedingungsloses Vertrauen in das Wort des Vermieters bezüglich der Fertigstellung des Hauses und der ausgehandelten Vertragsbedingungen. Immer wieder wurde vom Vermieter ein Termin der Fertigstellung genannt - immer wieder wurden die Zusagen nicht eingehalten. Die Handwerker erschienen nicht auf der Baustelle, das Haus wurde und wurde nicht fertig. Wir waren der Verzweiflung manchmal nahe und wir hätten Italien bestimmt verlassen, um uns in einem anderen Gastland niederzulassen. Als dann fünf Monate später noch immer nicht an den Einzug zu denken war und immer neue Vertröstungen kamen, da erschien Paola - einer guten Fee gleich! Seit wir Paola mit der Regelung unserer Angelegenheiten, sei es die Fertigstellung des Hauses, die Überprüfung der vom Vermieter neuerlich vorgelegten Vertragsbedingungen, die Organisation der notwendigen Anschlüsse für das Haus etc., beauftragt hatten, ging plötzlich alles viel schneller. Seit Paola sich um die Angelegenheit kümmert, kamen die Handwerker zu verabredeten Zeiten, erledigten ihre Arbeiten zügig. Und Paola war die erste, die uns die Besonderheiten des italienischen Mietrechtes so erklären konnte, dass wir nicht mit platten Bemerkungen wie "wir sind hier in Italien" abgespeist wurden, sondern mit grundlegendem Wissen neue Vertragsverhandlungen führen konnten, die unter Vermittlung eines hervorragenden Anwaltes zum erfolgreichen Abschluß geführt werden konnten. Paola hat uns eine neue, ganz andere Seite der italienischen Mentalität gezeigt und wir sind froh heute hier leben zu können.
Bernd Rademacher - Beratender Betriebswirt
Christian Albrecht - AirServices Business Consultant
Paola is wonderful! As we say in Texas, "she takes the bull by the horns" - which means she anticipates needs and handles the situation.
Rochelle (Shelly) White, attorney, Houston, Texas, USA
We would like to thank Paola very much for helping us buy our holiday home in Todi. Nothing was too much bother for her and she helped us through every stage, from first viewing the property until the final closure. She is always available if an emergency happens and she has smoothed out any problems which we have encountered, although these have been few thanks to her efficiency. She is very helpful and totally professional, always glad to help in any way she can. She has also introduced us to many people in Todi, and it is thanks to her that we now have quite a few friends - Paola of course is one of them. Paola, we cannot thank you enough.
Ann and Michael McConway, Renfrew, Scotland
As an American deciding to retire and move permanently to Italy and not speaking any Italian, I was so fortunate in my website search to find Welcomeservice,
an Umbrian real estate agency, established by Dr. ssa Paola Berlenghini. I communicated per email with Paola for many months prior to leaving for my new home in Umbria,
Italy. Paola is a highly professional, knowledgeable, honest, and service-oriented individual. Not only did she immediately find me exactly the apartment I dreamed of,
she assisted me in completing so many things that would have been extremely difficult to accomplish as a non-Italian. She introduced me to other Italians in my chosen town
of Todi, assisted me in obtaining my codice fiscale, certificate of residence, and exercised due diligence in explaining to me the amazingly long rental lease written in
Italian (page by page and line by line), and she connected me with vendors/persons who could provide services needed to set up my new home. No question was too small or deemed insignificant by Paola. What would I have done without her!? I enthusiastically recommend Paola to those seeking an ultimate professional who so willingly and graciously lives up to the name of her company, Welcomeservice. If you are simply planning a vacation to Umbria or moving to Umbria, you may be assured that you are in safe, knowledgeable and professional hands with Paola.
Grazie, Paola! Your appreciative client,
Dr. Polly G. Moore, La Jolla, CA, USA expat