Founder and Director, Beverley Rosen, moved to Lake Como in 1996 and soon saw a huge gap in the market – ‘the local tourist information office produced a small leaflet of Italian owners who rented out their properties. They listed their names and phone numbers, so if you were interested you just had to call them….. sounds simple…. But not so… none of them spoke a word of English!’
So Lake Como Properties was born, to bridge the gap between the Italian owners and English-speaking potential renters.
Over the years Lake Como Properties has handled hundreds of rentals all over Lake Como, but more recently specialises in up-market properties, like the award winning Villa Lilla, in Argegno, which has swept the board with 4 different awards from Trip Advisor.
Property rentals naturally then led Beverley into Property Sales and she has been acting as a Property Finder on Lake Como for the last 5 years, helping English-speaking clients find their dream home or holiday home on Lake Como. ‘I am not an estate agent’ says Beverley… ‘ but a Property Finder, which means that I don’t have a list of properties to sell to clients, but rather that I find the property to suit the client – I am client focussed and have access to any property that is for sale on Lake Como and to many that are never even listed with agents’.
A host of happy clients can vouch for Beverley’s services, which don’t just stop at finding the perfect property, she also introduces her clients to English-speaking lawyers, mortgage advisors and currency exchangers, opens their bank accounts, applies for their tax code and then even takes them shopping to furnish their house from trusted suppliers.
buying a property in Italy, thanks to Beverley, was even easier than buying a property in our home town – she held our hand every step of the way and handled all the technicalities – after our initial visit, we literally showed up to sign the contract!
The pre-selection process that we did with Beverley prior to our visit to Lake Como, ensured that our weekend of property hunting was time well-spent. We only viewed carefully pre-selected properties – all 8 of which met our requirements, enabling us to short-list 3 of them very quickly and finally deciding on the property that is now our dream holiday home in the lovely village of Argegno. Without her calm, patient, knowledgeable approach and her host of useful contacts, I don’t think we would ever have dared to take the plunge. We are so glad that we did!
We had been searching for a property on Lake Como for over 5 years when a friend recommended Lake Como Properties to us. We initially chatted to Beverley on the phone, and very quickly agreed a short-list of properties from the extensive selection that she provided us with. We flew over for a week, determined to find somewhere. We spent the first 2 days viewing and the rest of the week sorting out the contract – we had finally done it. If only we had met her 5 years earlier.