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Renovating Italy - Property

"Thanks Sam, we couldn’t have done it without you."

Rhona - United Kingdom


LeftQuotationMark 1The bottom line is that Sam does not just treat you as his “customer”, he treats you as his “friend”…. And I truly believe that he has the same level of involvement and personal-investment as if he were helping one of his close family members.

One of Sam’s greatest strengths is that he is able to “think well on his feet”.   If he arrives to a location and things are not exactly as he expected, he is able to adjust and think of work-around solutions. 

He is always willing to talk to anyone, and gets a lot of “insider” information via his openness to communicate with any and every local he encounters.

It is clear that Sam does not do what he does because of the money, he does it because he loves interfacing with new people and helping them. Sam is willing to help in whatever capacity is needed… he goes above and beyond to assure that everything is taken care of.

Charlie Rizzo | New York USA


Renovating Italy - Property

LeftQuotationMark 1We know that our dream home in Italy would never have been possible without help from Sam.

The sale had come to a standstill and if it wasn’t for Sam our dream would never have happened.

I cannot speak Italian so trying to find out more about the issues was even harder.

So I decided to search the internet and came across a website “Renovating Italy” run by an Australian couple. I thought that’s what I need an Aussie in Italy who can speak Italian. I emailed him my story and asked if he could help in anyway.

I immediately got a reply from Sam who said he would help in anyway he could.

After a few emails and Skype calls we worked out a PLAN to make the purchase happen.

In the end the transfer went through without a hitch.

Darren Balmforth | Australia


Renovating Italy - Property

LeftQuotationMark 1Sam was such a fantastic resource to have when we purchased our property in the Piedmont area.

He sourced the property and then helped us through every step of the negotiations and purchase from start to finish – including signing of the documents for settlement.

It’s extremely helpful to have someone who is so well liked in the area and very familiar with the whole process who speaks English AND Italian fluently.

We would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase their dream property in Italy.

Rob Pether | Australia


Renovating Italy - Property

LeftQuotationMark 1The process was a little daunting but it all went through without a hitch and my Italian Dream is now a reality.

Sam helped me with the communications to buy the property, using an Italian notary and power of attorney on my behalf as I don’t speak Italian.

His ability to come up with solutions to get my project moving has been truly first class.

I would recommend Sam to anyone and he has the cutting edge of understanding the culture, knowing where to get formal advice if needed and has made my dream house in Liguria possible.

Sireshan Khander | Australia


LeftQuotationMark 1We are so lucky to have found Sam (Salvatore) Chiodo and to have had his invaluable help with buying our Italian home.

I love Piedmont and have spent more than thirty years dreaming of having a house there. I had some knowledge of house-buying processes in Italy, and I speak a little Italian, but I work full-time in the UK at the minute.

It was a huge relief to have Sam’s vast knowledge and his “personal touch” there on the ground once we found what was to become our Italian home.

Sam was totally flexible with what we needed him to do. He liaised with the estate agents, organised the Geometra and the Notaio, checked and sent documentation, did all the running around for us, and remained cheerful and calm through the various panic stages of buying.

The purchase process was quick by UK standards, but there were several difficulties relating to the documentation and the legal and local requirements.

Sam made a wonderful “go between” throughout the three months: he knew key people and quickly gained the respect of everyone involved.

He wasn’t afraid to challenge or to find out answers; he responded to our questions, coped with umpteen emails and phone calls from us, found ways around every single stumbling block..… and after the house was finally ours, introduced us to his fabulous family and treated us as friends.

We feel very blessed now: not only do we have the beautiful Piedmont home of our dreams, we have lovely new friends nearby.

We would warmly recommend ‘Renovating Italian Property’ – caring, personal service, endless patience, good humor, knowledge, fantastic value. Thanks Sam, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Rhona & Angie | United Kingdom