PugliaDream Immobiliare is a real estate agency based in Ostuni in Puglia specialised in the sale of holiday properties such as: villas, trulli, masserie and seaside properties; run by Francesco Distante who has many years of experience assisting people from all over the world buying and selling their property in Puglia.
"Dear Francesco, I would like to say thank you for helping me purchase my first home in Italy. Thanks, in your case, is certainly not enough!
I own 5 homes in the United States and have purchased and sold many more. None of the encounters came anywhere near the satisfaction and pleasantry of my dealings with you and Puglia Dream.
By any measure you are "hands down" the best real estate broker I have ever met- and there have been many!! You have demonstrated professionalism, integrity, and honesty that are truly "above and beyond", rendering you truly superior in your field. Buying a home in another country can be an extremely daunting ordeal, but you "de-fused" my anxiety and provided an entirely positive and very smooth transaction. Your natural gift and ability to listen and zero in on your clients priorities and preferences is intuitive and effective. Your congenital and calm personality made every decision easy. You were quick to return calls and never out of reach. Your patience is remarkable and you followed through on EVERY single detail, including the smallest.
Surely, you must realize the extent of your efforts. I didn't want you to think it passed me by unnoticed. I trusted you to navigate the maze of real estate laws and city restrictions and also to negotiate on my behalf... I have no regrets, NONE. From my experience I highly recommend Puglia Dream to anyone buying or selling a home.
For all of this and so much more, I am truly grateful."
Rhonda Kapur, Chattanooga (USA)
"Having recently sold our property through Francesco at Puglia Dream, he managed to achieve in just a few months, what other agents had failed to do in years.
Our property had it's own unique issues and we became convinced we would never sell, it was only through Francesco's relentless determination, commitment and professionalism that we found the perfect buyer for our property.
The personal service, clear, concise advice, his expert understanding of Italian property laws and ability to explain them clearly into English, made the whole transaction so much smoother, a process which to the uninitiated it can be quite a daunting process. We really could not have asked anymore from Francesco.
We did not hesitate to recommend the agency to a friend, who also successfully sold his property, we would willingly recommend Puglia Dream to anyone looking to buy or sell."
Denis & Lesley, Noci (Italia)
"We were recommended Puglia Dream by a friend of ours who were selling their villa but had had little success with their previous estate agents. Through Puglia Dream their viewings increased enormously and resulted in the sale of their property.
We had an apartment that we wished to sell and found Francesco to be very proactive in his efforts to secure a buyer. Our sale had a number of complications but his tenacity, attention to detail, thorough investigations and willingness to explore every possibility to find a buyer paid off and in the end we were able sell very quickly.
We were very impressed by Francesco's communication with us either via email or telephone, particularly by how quickly he advised us on issues and viewings and also how fast he responded to every question posed.
His advice, help and support pre and post-sale have been second to none and I wholeheartedly recommend Puglia Dream as the agent of choice to anyone wishing to buy or sell in Puglia. We can't thank him enough."
Rick Lacchin, Gillingham (UK)
"Francesco and his team offer a comprehensive service when buying a property in sunny Puglia. Francesco Is always prompt to reply to any questions via email or phone, and speaks superb English offering sound, sensible advice. Francesco even played in the veranda with our daughter at one property while we viewed it, which gave us time to concentrate on making sure it was right for us. From having an offer accepted on our gorgeous villa near Francavilla Fontana to getting the keys Francesco and his team arranged everything, notaries, survey and even an interpreter to help with the language barrier, Francesco knows how bad my Italian is! Francesco goes the extra mile to help you achieve a house in Italy, he accompanied us to gain a fiscal code and a bank account, and even met after the sale completed to make sure we were happy. Buying a house with Puglia Dream was easy, stress free and enjoyable. Both me, my wife and daughter consider him a good friend now and wish him every success with his superb business going forward."
Luke e Kim, York UK
"We never imagined that would have sold our villa in just a few days thanks to Francesco Distante of Puglia Dream, a very active, expert, precise and competent estate agent. Thanks again for your excellent service."
Nino & Maria, Bari Italy
"When purchasing land or property in Italy most information online tends to be negative sighting long delays with bureaucracy, land registration and long winded approvals from family members of the vendor. For some reason that was not the case for me, I found my dream property on PugliaDream and within 4 weeks I had the keys. When using Francesco he will take care of all paperwork, set up all meetings with relevant notaries and explain everything along the way but be aware the process of purchasing property and land in Italy are totally different to the UK so the more knowledge of the process (all available online) you have prior to the purchase the smoother the sale but rest assured Francesco's grasp of the process and the English language means all information is at hand. My favourite part was having access to an interpreter who later helped me change all my electricity, gas and Wi-Fi over which was extremely handy as all these tasks seem ominous, but in retrospect it's amusing how easy it all was. The people of this region in Italy are so helpful and only want to help a far cry from the bustle of most cities around the world."
Anthony Carenza, UK
"My wife and I used the services of Francesco to sell our property, which was located just outside of Ostuni. From the start to finish Francesco was there providing help, guidance and support all the way. Since buying our property in 2005 the laws regarding buy and selling property in Italy had changed considerably. With Francesco's expert knowledge, he guided us through the whole process step by step, obtaining the necessary permissions and legal documents from the Comune when our lack of Italian proved problematic. The service that Francesco provided was second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that intends to buy or sell a property in Italy."
John Gray, Ipswich UK
"We had a great experience buying a house with Francesco. The service was great and he helped us in many ways making our dream of a beautiful house in Puglia true. He was always very reliable and kind so that we can recommend his estate agency without any limitations."
Dana Knoth, Germany
"Being of an Italian heritage I spent many vacations touring interesting towns in Italia. I then knew I wanted more of an attachment to this wonderful and almost magical land. I happened to be surfing the internet for a property when I came upon the realtor Francesco Distante. This was the beginning of not only a business deal but a great friendship with Francesco and his wife Isabel. He has not only been a friend but a very knowledgeable realtor leading me through legal and business matters making the purchase of my little villa a very comfortable matter for me. I made my purchase in Oria, Italy. Oria is nestled in a region called Puglia. Oria is a charming town just outside of Francavilla Fontana and very near Brindisi where by the way you can get a Ferry and in a short time arrive in Corfu, Greece. You also are onehalf hour away from the Ionic Sea with its beautiful beaches. I highly recommend you allow Francesco to bring you through your purchase. Besides his command of the English language and necessary knowledge of the area along with various legal aspects he will help you purchase LA DOLCE VITA!"
Donna Hirschfeld, Miami USA