Buying property, whether it is in the UK, Italy, or any other country, is always a very big decision, and of course, a serious commitment. A decision of that magnitude requires the best team of experts and advisors who know and understand the local property marketplace and can help you to make your all-important overseas property purchase.

The ‘Golden Three’ – the team of experts you need when buying property in Italy

The Italy Buying Guide recommends three key experts to help you to safely view and buy your property in Italy: a trusted property agent, a currency specialist, and an independent solicitor. This team of experts is so important, we call them ‘The Golden Three’! It is critical to a successful overseas buying process that these three professional services are working for you at the earliest stage possible, to ensure that you have the right support and information available to you from the start. By using recommended professionals throughout the property buying process, you can avoid many of the common issues and pitfalls and that people often face when buying property overseas.

Trusted property agent

There are a lot property agents – especially in Italy! It can be somewhat overwhelming, and it is often difficult to know which one to choose. Online research into an agent in your area of choice can be useful and can give you a better idea of the different agents in the area where you are looking for a property. But nothing beats a personal recommendation, or being able to identify a tried and tested professional with a successful track record. A property agent who knows and specialises in the areas of Italy where you want to buy can match your requirements more effectively and will make your property search and the buying process in Italy far easier. Having a trusted contact in the region, who can answer any questions or address any concerns you may have, means you can make the most of your time on your viewing trips in Italy and rest assured you are in safe hands.

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Currency specialists

It may be the last thing on your mind when caught up in the excitement of a move abroad, but transferring money through your high street bank can be a slow, expensive, process – not what you need when you are trying to move quickly to secure your dream property in Italy with a deposit! The last thing you want is to wait around for your bank to transfer funds for your deposit from sterling or any other currency into euros.

There is a safe, secure way to get this done – by using currency specialists, such as our preferred partners, Smart Currency Exchange. Signing up early with a currency specialist like the team at Smart Currency (who are property experts as well as currency experts) before you travel to Italy for a viewing trip gives you access to their knowledge through a dedicated currency trader, who will understand your buying needs and timescales and work with you to save money throughout the property buying process.

Independent solicitor

Once your Italian property purchase is in motion, you do not want to be held back by delays, communication issues, or any confusion over the property completion. An independent, impartial, English-speaking solicitor with expert knowledge of Italy and the specific area in which you are buying your property is key to a smooth property purchase.


The team at the Italy Buying Guide has spent time getting to know trusted professionals in Italy who can help you save time, money, and provide you with peace of mind. We can recommend these ‘Golden Three’ experts to guide you through every stage of your Italy buying journey.

If you would like to be put in touch with a recommended professional to help you on your way, simply fill in your details on the short form.

Having searched the Internet, I found a Buying Guide website with the detailed, helpful guide and subscribed to the free newsletters offered. It was amazingly easy using the tips and suggestions to define my requirements and to establish my strategy for what I really wanted from my emigration. Once I had made use of the network of friendly and helpful associates I was introduced to, everything fell into place. It meant that I had a plan to keep me on track, so I was not tempted by any seemingly attractive but potentially risky alternatives.

Brian Dorey

Reader who successfully bought overseas

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