Finally you can write your own Testimonials for our services.
LEILA ANDREEVA & TIMOFEY ANDREEV
We wanted to buy real estate in Corfu for several years, but we could not find a trustworthy agent that would made us feel safe.
Then we met Natalia. She is an expert in her field, she knows the market and the details of doing business. Natalia very quickly joined the work and found the right options, accompanied us all the way from the precontract to the final contract.
Throughout the process we felt comfortable and safe, because at any time we could contact her and we were immediately given an answer or a solution to any problem.
We want to thank her sincerely for the great work she has done for us. We advise everyone to cooperate with Natalia and Roula Rouva Real Estate Agency.
Thank you Natalia!
Leila & Timofey
Dearest Roula Tziliou
Thank you for helping me with so many barriers to overcome to finally fulfil my dream, of having a home on your beautiful island. You are a wonderful example of what I love about Corfu and the lovely people that represent Corfu.
I hope to meet up again soon and definitely when the house is completed.
Thank you again for all your wonderful support, efficiency and expertise in everything. Also for your team and the organised professionalism you all demonstrate.
Wishing you all the best
Tim & Melanie Heath
We contacted Andy in December 2016 advising that we had booked 4 days in February 2017 to fly over to Corfu out of season to look at properties.
Andy had already booked his holiday in January 2017, but was able, with just a week back at his desk, to pull together an itinerary of 14 viewings over the Saturday and Monday of our long weekend stay.
This gave us a great insight into the types of properties available in North Corfu where we had wanted to concentrate our search, his knowledge of the area was great and he is obviously well known to the local Corfiot and ex pat population as we were continuously ‘beeped’ and waved to by passing cars and people as we travelled around.
Andy did all of the driving which was really helpful as once off the main beach road it would be easy to become lost and the local code of driving is a little different to the UK!
Our visit was really informative and Andy was able to explain details around expected costs for agents and solicitors fees and local taxes when purchasing a property.
Within 3 days of returning we decided that there were two properties that we were very keen on and Andy facilitated the contact and negotiations, 5 weeks later we were the proud owners of a beautiful 3 bedroom house in Agios Martinos.
Andy introduced us to a really great and helpful lawyer Georgia Koutsouri who is based in Corfu town and was very professional.
We have an advantage over some Brits who are looking to buy a house abroad in that we had lived and worked on mainland Greece for 8 years during the 90’s and so have a reasonable understanding of the language, culture and how ‘things work’ in Greece and I can only say that the support we had through the process was very professional and helpful – not easy buying a property when you are 2,000 miles away in the UK and you need the right people you can trust representing you.
Andy has also been very helpful since, in that we wanted to build a pool and he introduced us to Panagitis Bolovinos, a Civil Engineer and Spiros Koursaris a local builder, both of whom have been really helpful in obtaining the correct legal paperwork and permissions and worked started on the pool construction this May and should be completed by July.
Tim & Melanie Heath, March 2018
Joo Yeon Lee
During our second visit to Corfu, we decided to buy a family vacation home in Corfu. Corfu is a rather large island and we had been only two locations at north east, and we desperately needed a good advice from competent real estate agents. It was our luck to come across Roula Tziliou and Vasso Zarra. They knew which properties would suit our wishes and budget better than ourselves. We first did nott even consider their suggestions very seriously, but we felt in love with our vacation home at once. The entire purchase process was very quick (as necessary since we had to go back home the next day) and also water tight with a very reliable jurist, with whom an appointment could be made in the evening at the same day.
Roula and Vasso, thank you very much for your help with our second home in Corfu. We are really looking forward to going back this summer and having amazing summer in our home in Corfu!
Thank you, Roula ;-)!
Taken by Corfu passion we planned to live half of the year in this wonderful place.
The purchase of a house that seemed impossible was possible thanks to Roula Rouva Real Estate Agency which without a doubt is the company adapted for foreigners in search of a small corner of happiness.
The representative of the North, Mr. Andy Marshall, was for us a guide from the beginning of the procedure to the end, the official contract.
His presence at our side was very precious, not only during the visits but also in the administrative procedures, and the search for companies to do the necessary work.
His availability allowed us to follow the work at a distance and finally to discover a house in accordance with our wishes.
Andy Marshall has become a friend and his presence after the end of his mission is always precious.
Congratulations to Roula Rouva Real Estate Agency for everything and to have among its collaborators quality agents like Andy Marshall.
Having set my sights on buying real estate in the lovely island of Corfu some years ago, and after a couple of hit-and-miss opportunities, I got acquainted with Roula Rouva, and was able to close a deal within weeks after our first point of contact.
The team has proven to be professional, solution-oriented and courteous throughout, making the purchase process a walk in the park, which was most welcome considering I live and work in a different part of the world.
It has been a pleasure working with Roula Rouva and I can warmly recommend the team to any aspiring Greek property investors.
It is highly likely that for those who is looking for a second home on Corfu RR Real Estate Agency provides the best selection of properties. Being local business they are well connected and support your purchase in the best way. Most important for us who researched the market and were dealing with most of the Retail agencies was friendly support of our search of our second home.
The process was long and they did their best for it resulted in the deal which made us happy. I would like to express our appreciation to them as proffessionals and good people who became our first and good friends. Wish them all the succsess in what they are doing.
Thank you Roula Tziliou
Although we had special requirements with our search for a house for 2 persons with 2 apartments on the right, Andy could present us directly a suitable object.
The support throughout the entire purchase process was outstanding.
Andy had all the people we needed ready for us. The lawyer also looked after us very well through the purchase process and we felt safe.
Even the after-sales service leaves nothing to be desired. The lawyer takes care of all necessary things like electricity, a tax consultant was arranged for us. Andy is always available when we need anything, like a craftsman or a gardener.
We would buy a house in Corfu with Roula Rouva and Andy at any time.
Andrew & Janet Davies
We started our search for a property on Corfu in the summer of 2016. We rang Andy whilst holidaying, he arranged some viewings the very next day and again for several days and evenings taking us all over north of the island. Listening to our requirements and opinions. We kept in contact, then in the spring of 2017 a property came up that meet all our needs.
Andy negotiated the sale, saw it through by liaising with our Greek lawyer and even checking on the property after purchase, until we were able to return to Corfu. His colleague Thanos is also very helpful promptly responding to our e-mails and questions. Together Andy and Thanos make a great team, one we would highly recommend for your property search on Corfu.
Andrew & Janet Davies
Kamil, Marzenka & Emilka Ozga
W marcu ubiegłego roku oglądaliśmy dom na Corfu a cztery miesiące później podpisywaliśmy akt notarialny.
Szczególne podziękowania dla Roula Tziliou za intensywną i fachową pracę pod presją czasu oraz tworzenie bardzo dobrej atmosfery od negocjacji do protokolarnego przekazania nieruchomości. Gratulujemy rzetelności i profesjonalizmu. Życzymy samych sukcesów.
Podziękowania składamy również dla całej Ekipy z Roula Rouva Real Estate za zaangażowanie i doprowadzenie sprawy do końca. Co można jeszcze powiedzieć hmm?? NIC WIĘCEJ JAK TYLKO GORĄCO POLECIĆ WSZYSTKIM Roula Rouva Real Estate i jeszcze raz wielkie DZIĘKI !!!
Kamil & Marzenka & Emilka from Poland
Piet & Mariétte Ebersöhn
It is slightly more than 10 years that we have interacted with Roula Rouva on property matters. Throughout we have received professional service combined with enthusiasm, a solution orientated approach and definitely some extremely innovative methods of assistance.
Three properties later, I can entertain you on several anecdotes relating to the purchase of each one.
We are from South Africa, therefore needed special screening and permission from the Minister of Defence in Greece before we were allowed to buy property in this country. This exercise was carried through by Roula Rouva over three years - the full gamut: files going missing, the lawyer giving up, even going to Athens and tracing the file in the Ministry! She also came up with many other solutions for the bond we wanted, all included in the Agency's service.
Still some quick adjustments were required with legal changes just days before actual transfer and notary recording. Roula assisted again and personal tax registration was effected. After four years of hurdles we bought our selected property. Which, efficient as always, she managed to rent out on a long term contract.
Since a beautiful plot with a great view became ours, off course through the rrcorfurealestate agency, where we dream of building a small retreat to recharge human batteries. This remains a bridge to 'dubbelcross' , one needs to have a challenge to work on!
Most ingenious of all, we bought a fixer-upper via the Roula route. Knowing and trusting her, we did not view the property but took her assessment, recommendation and home video as base to do the purchase. She did everything after our 'Yes' - arranged with the lawyer, selected a contractor to do the work, etc., etc. This property is now registered to us and we are waiting to occupy as soon as the water connection is established and our furniture arrives from South Africa. It is conveniently located to meet our needs and fit our circumstances.
We feel well taken care of, knowing that we can count on the agency's support and assistance should any unforeseen development occur.
There is no doubt in our minds that the recent award won, European Property Awards, is truly deserved and trust that similar recognition on a macro level will be forthcoming. The sky is the limit!
Piet & Mariétte Ebersöhn
Richard & Karen Cornthwaite
My wife Karen and I met Andy last June having selected a number of properties to view from Roula Rouva website.
He recommended that we view an additional property which he thought would meet our requirements . He was absolutely right ! Andy assisted us in the process of negotiating the price. We entered into an agreement that month to buy and completed the purchase in September.
It is always stressful buying a house. As neither Karen or I speak Greek it would have been a daunting experience without the considerable help Andy provide during this period.
He advised us exactly what documents etc we would need and introduced us to our fantastic lawyer Georgia.
Andy has always been available 24/7 to assist with each and every query we have had and Georgia and he made the purchase process very easy and stress free.
That support didn’t stop when we completed the purchase. He has continued to help us in so many different ways , such as dealing with utilities , sorting out a new phone line , introducing a local builder to install a new patio and supervise that work, arrange for the installation of security lights , assist us transporting household effects from the uk, and keep an eye on the house over the winter. Karen and I don’t think we could have managed without his assistance and it is a great comfort to know that he is always on the end of a telephone line and happy to assist us with any matter relating to the house , however big or small.
Richard & Karen Cornthwaite
Jon & Kathie Wray
We would like this opportunity in thanking your company for the service you have given us in purchasing a property in St George south.
VASSO ZARRA the agent we were dealing with is an exceptional member of your staff. We have never known someone who has gone out of their way to the extent she has in finding the perfect property for us. She has always been polite, very cheerful and a joy to meet no .matter what. She has gone beyond in her duties more than we had ever expected with late nights and more but always with a smile. All the details from looking to the finalising of our purchase she has been there every step of the way, keeping us informed of all details while purchasing and the sellers thoughts without having to chase for information at any point.
Compared to the UK's real estate companies and their staff your company is far beyond in professionalism and quality of service. As agent's go Vasso Zarra puts them all to shame as nobody in the UK could match her skill and hard work in the profession with such grace and kindness and hard
I can only recommend to anyone thinking of buying a property in Corfu your company and especially VASSO ZARRA to deal with in obtaining a trouble free house purchase as I know she would keep up the hard work and reputation she provides for your agency.
Most of all though is that through your company we have met and gained a most adored friend
which we could never thank you enough for... and our dream of living on this beautiful Island now we call home...
Thank you for everything!
Jon & Kathie
David & Griselda Daoud
My name is David and my wife Griselda we're from San Diego, California. We visited the Island Corfu, Kerkira in 2015 we fell in love with the Island, the Greek culture and life style so we decided to come back in 2016 to relocate and look for our dream home!
We visited Roula Rouva Real Estate and Anna and they asked us are we looking for a home, gave us a listing and we found a house that suit or needs.
Anna and her team made everything easy! They are very helpful, kind, always happy and guided us the procedure from hiring our lawyer Georgia Koutsouri.
We are very happy of chosen Anna and her team to make everything happen to move to our new home in January 2017.
We highly recommend this agency.
David & Griselda
Chris and Sue Bramwell
At short notice we were met at the property by Andrew (Andy) after seeing internet particulars and driving past. We were particularly pleased at his rapid response as it was our last day in Corfu. He gave us an honest view of the property market history and the state of the property enabling us to return to England with a good understanding of what the property would be worth and work needed.
On our next visit we met Andy and he gave us a good run through of the challenges and steps in order to buy a property in the current market identifying which professionals would be needed and he gave us a number of different names of Lawyers and Accountants, surveyors that we would need in order to purchase. Staff at Roula Rouva provided further advice and Andy always was able to rapidly get answers to enable due diligence to be undertaken, which was particularly appreciated as we were in England.
The legal complications of buying the property were many and throughout the period in which negotiations were taking place, Andy kept us up to speed with the Vendors issues and gave his wholehearted attention to getting an equitable agreement to proceed. There were many hurdles to get though and at all times Andy gave consideration to our frustrations and issues arising by interfacing with the Vendors legal team to get to contractual completion.
Andy has a wide network of contacts which proved extremely useful in allowing us to compare professional building suppliers and also enable us to rapidly find the right person for the job.
In summary we feel Andy Marshall is a tremendous asset to Roula Rouva and any potential buyer will be well served by his friendly professional approach and we have no hesitation in recommending his services and hard work in helping buyers get through the challenging issues that arise in purchasing property in Corfu.
Chris and Sue Bramwell
Dear Andy, thank you for a very comprehensive and user friendly service from start to finish. What I particularly appreciated was the aftercare that came when I had completed the purchase. This made it particularly easy to negotiate the hurdles of having bought a property in Corfu.
I would not hesitate to recommend Roula Rouva Real Estate for a completely professional, streamlined and user friendly service,
Lou & Helene Bams
We want to thank Roula Tziliou for the incredible good help she has given us in buying our house in Corfu, since we were unfamiliar with buying a property abroad Roula Tziliou was always ready for us, no matter how silly our questions sometimes were!
At the oddest times we could call or email, and we always got quick answers, even on days off.
Often Roula Tziliou helped us with the problem of a language barrier, even now when the sale has been finalized.
We can recommend Roula Tziliou to anyone, thanks to her perfect work, we can start to make our dream come true
Rarely we see a person who executes her profession with so much dedication!
Lou & Helene Bams
Gary and Aysha Nicholls
From the first call to Andy Marshall to view properties, to meeting Georgia Koutsouri our lawyer who handled the sale, to the Roula Rouva team, everything went so smoothly and was handled with professionalism.
When we came to Corfu in May 2016 to view properties, Andy showed us around the houses, sometimes going back to some 2 or 3 times. Andy could not have been more helpful and went out of his way countless times.
Even now 4 months living here on Corfu , Andy still stays in touch making sure we are ok or if we need anything.
Brilliant service all the way through the process. I would easily highly recommend Roula Rouva.
Best wishes Gary and Aysha.
Silke und Christian Pape
Sehr geehrte Frau Rouva,
Wir haben über Ihre Agentur durch Frau Zarra ein Haus in Perivoli / Korfu erworben.
Da wir schon fast zwei Jahre auf der Suche nach einem passenden Haus gewesen sind,
und auch so einige Rückschläge hinnehmen mussten,
sind wir regelrecht begeistert über die sehr schnelle und ordentliche Arbeit Ihrer Agentur,
und insbesondere von Frau Zarra!
Sie war immer erreichbar, und hat in kürzester Zeit alle Fragen beantwortet.
Selbst die Schlüsselübergabe abends am Flughafen war sehr lieb von ihr.
Auch die Empfehlung des Anwalts Kolionasios war perfekt !
Er arbeitet sehr schnell und zuverlässig.
Da haben wir schon ganz andere Erfahrungen machen müssen.
Wir möchten uns auf diesem Wege für die sehr sehr gute Arbeit ganz herzlich bei Ihnen und Frau Zarra bedanken!
Es ist einfach alles Perfekt gelaufen !
Wir können , und werden Sie auf jeden Fall weiter Empfehlen !
Denn mit uns haben Sie ein glückliches Hausbesitzerpaar mehr.
Ihnen und den Mitarbeitern wünschen wir ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute für 2017.
Ganz liebe Grüße nach Korfu
Silke und Christian Pape
Marily & Gerry Boden
A THANK YOU TO VASSO
We recently bought a property in Corfu and used the services of Roula Rouva Real Estate. A lady named Vasso was assigned to assist us with the purchase.
She was excellent and worked with us at every stage to make sure we met our expectations and more. It can be very difficult to purchase a property in a foreign country but with Vasso’s help we turned a very daunting situation into an enjoyable and very successful event.
Vasso treated the purchase as though it was her own. She spent lots of her own time with us guiding us in the right direction. She is a very kind and understanding lady and could not do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble and she was always available. No matter what the issue was Vasso helped us sort it out. This lady believes in going the extra mile.
We become good friends and enjoyed the odd glass of wine together. Even after the property was purchased she helped us with all sorts of things explaining how things were done in Corfu.
She is a kind, friendly, professional lady to whom we owe a lot.
Thank you Vasso
Marilyn & Gerry