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Client Testimonials
"My wife and I started looking for a holiday home in the middle of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. An in-depth search brought us to Magic Marche. Richard presented us some possible properties in the Le Marche region and our preferred area, which we visited in November 2020. Richard and Jane were a tremendous help, sorting the Italian bureaucracy, opening an Italian bank account and providing all the necessary translations. By the time of signing the 'Atto' with the Notary travel throughout Europe was prohibited, so all the necessary legal documents etc. were handled by Jane. As of May 2021, we’re now the proud owners of a beautiful house in 'Le Marche'. Richard is now our main contact for all the restorations we are doing. He's guiding us through the maze of architects, geologists, engineers, building companies and swimming pool constructors, making sure all the work will be done on time and within budget. We would like to thank Jane and Richard for all their help in acquiring our 'Italian dream'. We definitely recommend using the team of Magic Marche if you’re also looking to find your own 'Italian Dream'."
Peggy & Herwig, Belgium

"20 years ago my wife and I bought our dream home in Montegiorgio, Le Marche. Many treasured happy memories are of the times spent there with family and friends. However due to health reasons we, reluctantly, decided to sell and we chose Richard and Jane Smith from Magic Marche. Even during the pandemic and many restrictions Richard managed to find buyers for our house. From then on it was mainly Jane who handled the sale. Italian bureaucracy can be very confusing, frustrating and time consuming, however Jane calmly handled each problem and liaised with the Comune, Architects, Lawyers, Utility companies etc to ensure all the required documentation etc was in order. Due to travel restrictions, we were unable to go over to make sure the house was cleaned etc and to complete the sale, however Richard and Jane did all this for us and even sent back to us in the UK some items of personnel belongings and mementos we wanted to keep. Nothing was too much trouble from both of them and I cannot thank them enough."
Alan W. Berkshire, UK.

"We had such a positive experience with Richard & Jane buying our holiday home in Marche. From start to finish they were on hand to navigate us through the entire process. Superb knowledge about the area and very attentive to finding a property that matched our wants and needs. Jane helped us open bank accounts and their team assisted with setting up utilities and insurances etc. Richard is also helping us project manage the construction of a swimming pool. Incredibly supportive and they consistently go above and beyond. I would highly recommend Magic Marche to anyone looking to buy a home in the Marche region. They were superb from start to finish".
Chris E, Kuwait

"Jane and Richard Smith sold my house in Santa Vittoria in Matenano and I thank them for the work they did to facilitate the sale. It was not an easy house to sell being very large and isolated. However despite there being many hurdles regarding legal formalities, deeds of sale, building permissions of which I was unaware at the beginning of the process they found a solution for every one and managed to complete the task for me. They took prospective clients round the property, attended all the necessary document signing meetings by my side and used their skills to negotiate a satisfactory price for the property. I am grateful to them both for all their assistance."
Janet Mc

" We purchased a holiday home in Le Marche in April 2016 through Magic Marche. Richard and Jane were fantastic throughout, their knowledge of the area, the buying process, hints and tips were invaluable. They also provided support on setting up bank accounts, utilities, introduced us to local people who could take care of the house & garden (now friends!) and generally went above and beyond to help us buy our (dream!) home from home. "
Duncan A

" We had been looking for property in Italy for some time, viewing many properties with many agents. Originally looking for a business opportunity, we then decided to find a smaller property as a base. Jane and Richard had a little town house on the market that fitted the bill. From the time we agreed to purchase, they have helped us at every stage. They helped with opening Bank accounts and arranging Italian tax codes, made contact with all the service providers including Gas, Water, Electric and the Commune. It could not have been an easier process. In addition Richard is on site helping with the works that are needed to be made to the property while we are back in the UK. We would recommend them to anyone. "
Martin W

" Our current house is the second we have bought in the wonderful Le Marche region and Richard and Jane handled the transaction with the calm efficiency of seasoned and experienced professionals. Magic Marche is very much a team operation with Richard organising the negotiations and Jane masterfully handling the details and mechanics of the sale and purchase. This latter can be quite fraught in the Italian system but liaison with lawyers, utility companies and purchasers was handled beautifully. I highly recommend property ownership in le Marche, and indeed using Magic Marche. "
Sandy N

" When I bought my house in 2014 I was apprehensive about the Italian house purchase system. With Jane and Richard from Magic Marche guiding me through the process it was reduced to easy steps towards a successful outcome. They had specialists on hand for every turn and we exchanged contracts with the sellers without any hitches; in fact the system in the U.K. looked labyrinthine by comparison. However the involvement of Magic Marche does not stop once they have made a successful sale. They have subsequently guided me through the planning application process with the comune using their architect and engineer, found tradesmen for maintenance tasks and even put me in touch with a Financial Planner in Rome. If you buy a house with Magic Marche you are not getting just a real estate agent but an on-going commitment to ensuring you make the most of the property and a most delightful team who will turn into friends. "
David S

" We were interested in buying a holiday home in Italy and contacted Magic Marche prior to a holiday we had planned in Le Marche, to assist and arrange some viewings while we were there. Jane and Richard were a great help from the moment we contacted them. They helped us shortlist a selection of properties and also provided very useful information about the Le Marche region in advance of our visit. During our trip, they arranged a series of viewings and accompanied us while we visited all the properties. Their help during and after the trip was invaluable, assisting us in negotiating the sale and with all the arrangements and paperwork for the purchase. They provided us with a whole range of practical advice related to buying and owning our house in Le Marche. We now have a beautiful holiday home in a great location in Le Marche. It is a wonderful region, with fabulous scenery and a relaxed way of life. We would wholeheartedly recommend Magic Marche to anyone interested in buying property in the region. "
Mr & Mrs B. Kazakhstan

" We decided on Le Marche for our permanent home about three years ago, and started house hunting at that stage. We quickly came to realize that Magic Marche offered us the best chance of achieving our goals. From the start, we had the impression that they wanted us to find our dream home, and were infinitely patient. Jane is charming and very efficient. She helped to arranged five trips for us to Le Marche. On each occasion, we were met and escorted to view properties that might have been of interest by a knowledgeable member of the Magic Marche team. We were always made to feel that there were no time pressures, and all our queries were answered honestly and with local understanding. On the fifth visit, Giorgio took us to our perfect project. A large country house for restoration, with an extraordinarily beautiful parco, all fallen into disrepair. The purchase process was very complex. However Jane found us a superb advocate, who conducted negotiations skillfully and introduced us to an excellent geometra to help with the restoration project. Giorgio continued to give us great support and has become a firm friend. Although only at the start of the restoration, we unreservedly recommend Magic Marche for their thoughtful help in finding and purchasing property in Le Marche, and for helping us to make contacts during the purchase and restoration phases. "
C & E Monkhouse
Press Articles Le Marche
Below are some articles about the Le Marche region. It is regularly featured as one of the most favoured regions in Italy in which to buy a home or to live permanently. Click on an article to read it.

Press members: We are often asked for Press Comment and are very happy to oblige. We can also supply hi-res photographs of properties and the region free of charge (in return for a credit mention). In the first instance please contact Jane Smith using jane@magicmarche.com
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws - 3rd April 2021

Italia Magazine - February 2020

Italia Magazine - April 2019

Italia - July 6th 2017

Discover Marche - March 3rd 2016

The Guardian - March 29th 2013

Walks of Italy - September 2rd 2012

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Jamie Magazine - October 2010
The Man form Le Marche
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Daily Telegraph - October 2010
Top 10 places to retire overseas
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Italia Magazine - April 2010
Living Italia