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Sales and purchases / Re: Selling your house in Italy
« Last post by Orbito on September 08, 2017, 06:14:15 PM »
OK thanks VV!
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Sales and purchases / Re: Selling your house in Italy
« Last post by Vignaverde on September 08, 2017, 05:46:12 PM »
Orbito you will need to have an energy certificate (Ape) when you sell  :)
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Sales and purchases / Re: Selling your house in Italy
« Last post by Orbito on September 08, 2017, 05:21:30 PM »
That looks really interesting Geordie, thanks for posting. I checked with the lawyer and the papers I need are already in the cadastral. Re the energy certificate thing, he said that only applies to new-ish houses, so my 1950 build doesn't need one.

I've actually calmed down a little (a lot) about the whole selling thing at the moment. I've worked so hard to get the house up to scratch, so might even keep it on as a holiday home for now (depending on what the utility bills are like without occupancy!).
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Sales and purchases / Re: Selling your house in Italy
« Last post by Relaxed on September 08, 2017, 02:04:35 PM »
That looks like a pretty accurate and comprehensive list of the documents you'll need to trawl up.

It is a very good idea to get them all together (and ideally run past a notaio) as soon as you think about selling - some very respectable estate agents insist that everything is provided (and checked by them) before they will even take the house onto their books.
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Sales and purchases / Selling your house in Italy
« Last post by GeordieBorn on September 08, 2017, 12:07:18 PM »
 I guess this came about with Orbitoís announcement of selling up and going back to the UK. It is sadly only one of a number of instances I know of where this has occurred. Whilst looking on at another site about buying here in Italy, there are masses of them I know, this one had yet another link to something Iíd never come across Ė selling in Italy. I thought it might be something of use or just of interest to those living here. Iíve no idea how accurate it is and it does seem to have an American slant, perhaps other here can comment on it. Possibly for obvious reasons those that have been through the process and left Italy are not likely to report back.
 
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Sales and purchases / Re: How to sell my house this century please?
« Last post by Lois Lane on July 19, 2017, 11:25:38 PM »
I really wish you luck in selling but have negative and positive comments: -

I bought a place just like yours with a view to total restoration. I paid 30,000 euros.
 The renovation costs were considerable.  Just because the house is small does not mean that it will be cheap to renovate. I got 3 builders to quote and the cheapest  was 120,000 euros. I knew that the the house would never be worth that to re-sell.  At best it would be worth around 80,000 euros.

For me it was a no brainer but you might be lucky and find someone who would be prepared to spend the money simply because they like the location, views etc.. It is certainly worth including architects plans and/or artists impression of what it could look like and  promoting it using social media.

On the positive side, I sold my property and land at a loss to a friend of a neighbour who really wanted the land although this was a private deal.  I  really sympathise  with your situation because, like you, I felt that it was worth more but sadly the reality is, that it is only worth what someone will pay.
Good luck!
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Sales and purchases / Re: How to sell my house this century please?
« Last post by Cassius on July 19, 2017, 01:58:19 PM »
I've seen and heard about a lot of interest from Swedes in the area - again worth a try.
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Sales and purchases / Re: How to sell my house this century please?
« Last post by levissima on July 19, 2017, 12:03:38 PM »
I know some people who have had success, after a long time, by marketing to the Dutch, German and Belgian market. Many people left Abruzzo for work in other countries but still retain a love for the place and they don't have Brexit to worry about.
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Sales and purchases / Re: How to sell my house this century please?
« Last post by Vignaverde on July 19, 2017, 11:19:14 AM »
You say 'The photos do not do it justice', this could be a big part of your problem, if it is a position to die for then you need to maybe spend some time or money getting a set of great photos done because at the moment ( I am not blaming anyone here and certainly not the agent) it looks a little sorry for itself. Photos of the outbuildings would be good as these could potentially make further accommodation, are they on the documents? These are all good selling points. As agents we go to visit properties and take photos on the day we are there, as owners it may be good to send new photos in different seasons to help promote it.

No one can guarantee this will make any difference but it can only be positive to try and create some interest. I rarely have the time to do it but a change of photos often creates interest, it may just catch the eye of someone who is looking for something just like your place. Distances to bar and restaurants are all positive, if you decide to create a facebook page, maybe photos of the local restaurant would be a good idea, you need people to imagine they are there, even photos of the food etc are all good to share.
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Sales and purchases / Re: How to sell my house this century please?
« Last post by Lostintranslation on July 19, 2017, 10:07:35 AM »
I think it definitely falls into the category of a do it upper. As VV said good photos on a sunny day to make the most of the house and scenery would help. Also I imagine you had some plans for the house when you bought it, some vision? Maybe it would help if you conveyed that vision in your description of the sales particulars as would any permissions you had sought or could seek, pool, roof terrace, extension etc.
When I did my search for a property one of the key criteria was it had to be habitable at even the most basic interpretation which for me was having power, water and drainage connected to the property or easy to reconnect. Having doors and windows to secure it of course reassures any prospective buyer. Maybe a further investment of some time and money would make it stand out and why not as others have suggested advertise on ebay, gumtree, facebook or whatever.
Best of luck
V

Thanks I will check the listing stresses access to services as this can cost a fortune if they are not near. Last I checked it had mains water and had power at some point in the past but it is all in the hamlet so should be quite straightforward
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