Finally you can write your own Testimonials for our services.
Diane & Mike O'Toole
We came across Roula Rouva purely by chance. We were interested in a property in Pentati, which overlooked our favourite holiday resort of Agios Gordios.
As we only had one day left of our holiday, we couldn't arrange a visit so decided to come back later after making further enquiries back in England.
This worked out in our favour as we found that there were two Agents selling the property, and rather than go with the first one we contacted (who weren't particularly helpful), we decided to work with Roula Rouva.
We were introduced to Vasso Zarra, a lovely lady who helped us through the whole process of buying property in Greece, which can be full of pitfalls if you don't have the right contacts, especially if you're not there all the time. Vasso introduced us to a solicitor, and a builder who had already priced for some work to the property. There was no pressure to use these, in fact we were encouraged to shop around.
Vasso was extremely helpful, sending us videos and photographs, finding alternative properties until we found the one we wanted, and even finding us a place to stay whilst the building work was underway.
With Roula Rouva, the service does not end with the sale.
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!
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...
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.
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
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
Mike and Nahla Archer
I would very much like to thank you for your assistance in our land purchase recently. From our initial enquiry we received a large selection of available and good quality properties to look at on our arrival in Corfu. We were shown the properties by very professional agents who gave us honest appraisals and pointed out any potential problems as well as the positives. The business end of the deal was very smooth with you organising a very competent lawyer and notary to complete the purchase. I have recommended your company to many of my friends who have shown interest in Corfu properties and I wish you a prosperous business year.
Best regards Mike and Nahla Archer
My house purchase in Gimari, Corfu with RoulaRouva estate agents
What can I say?! The whole process of buying our little slice of Corfu was made an absolute pleasure with Roula; from arranging an appointment to view the house right through to picking up ‘the keys’ (undoing the piece of string on the door).
Roula was fantastic at making you feel comfortable throughout the whole buying process, open to all questions, no matter how small and whenever issues arose with the legalities the entire office seemed to work together to overcome any problems. Roula recommended a Lawyer (KaterinaVontetsianou) based in Corfu town who was (and still is) absolutely invaluable.
In short, if you see your dream property, then go for it, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Roula and her colleagues made everything go really smoothly, from dealing with water and electric companies to clarifying boundary issues. I could not have asked for more genuine and friendly people to have as agents.
I will no doubt still have many questions that I am sure Roula will help me with whilst I renovate the property and I look forward to the day I can invite her around to finally put the curtains up!
At all steps, I enjoyed dealing with Roula. Coming from Switzerland, the greek procedures arrrcorfurealestater to me.
Roula's excellent expertise was very helpfull. She does business with efficiency, more than that with warmth and a contagious enthusiasm.
I like how she quickly clarifies the problems that can occur.
I highly recommend her services.
Thank you Roula!
Jane Calderwood and Darren Hipperson
Roula Rouva Real Estates
We would like to say a big thank you for all you have done in helping us find our ideal Corfu home. Your expertise and knowledge of the area made our search extremely stress-free and straightforward. You managed to find us a real gem of a property in the heart of a beautiful greek village. Dealing with the vendors and everyone at your company was a pleasant experience and nothing was too much trouble for you. Andy kept in contact with us throughout the whole process and made everything go smoothly. We are very grateful to you all for making our dream of living in Corfu a reality. We have been living in Corfu for three months now and only wish that we had started our adventures here sooner. Thank you again for everything.
Jane Calderwood and Darren Hipperson
Jane Calderwood and Darren Hipperson.
In the next couple of months my dream of building a house will come true.
The first steps of building it have already started.
I want to thank you again for helping me to find my dream plot as well for helping
me with all the official steps which needed to be taken.
Your work was efficient and professional.
with kind regards,
Liebes Roula Rouva Team, liebe Anna Moraiti, durch euch haben wir das perfekte Apartment gefunden in der perfekten Lage, einem tollen Ausblick und sehr netten Nachbarn! Dafür möchten wir uns speziell bei Anna Moraiti sehr herzlich bedanken! Sie hat sich um alles gekümmert, mich immer und überall hin begleitet und auch den Dolmetscher übernommen. Sie hat wirklich sehr viel Zeit investiert! Wir fühlen uns in dem neuen Apartment und der neuen Umgebung sehr wohl. Wir können die Agentur Roula Rouva jederzeit uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen! Best wishes! Thomas Friedrich Moers, Deutschland Alepou, Corfu
Andrew and Tina Othen
We came to Corfu to look at a house we had heard of through family, it was unfortunately not for us and we were devastated. We were then advised by friends to phone Mr Andrew Marshal to see if he could help, at a days notice he collected us and arranged viewings of eight or so houses within our budget and whisked us round and was extremely polite, knowledgeable and so so helpful that within two days we had chose our new house arranged a solicitor sorted a tax number and bank account , the service we received I must say was some of the very best you could ever wish for Roula Rouva also helped with all advice and legalities and is a very pleasant and helpful lady to do business with, nothing was too much trouble to make the purchase of our property as easy and straightforward as possible. After buying the property Andrew Marshall still stayed in touch and went above and beyond the call of duty helping us in any way he could to advise and help us settle in. We would like to say a massive thank you to this firm and the people who work in it and are so glad we found you and your 5 star service!
Tony & Chris Cosgrove
Dear, Roula & Jean
We would like to show our appreciation, for your help in our search to find our long term rental home, here in Corfu.
Jean Bell speedily assisted us in our choice of home and area, she has a wealth of knowledge and gave us so many extra tips and advice where would be without her, also the after sales my wife and I received is second to none.
We are very lucky to have found Roula's office in Agios Georgios.
Excellent friendly service and superb rental property. Pristine condition, exactly as described. Would definately like to return.
Piet & Mariétte Ebersöhn South Africa
You find yourself half an earth away from Corfu, the lawyer you signed with to represent you in your property deal is acting like so much of thin air, no approach had been done to banks for financing, it turns out that your application to the Ministry of Defence which will allow you to purchase property in Greece has disappeared – the list merely carries on and on …….
Then you find a suitable property with RRCorfuRealEstate .. What now?
Roula and her team takes over. They sort out all the requirements, find appropriate advisors, lawyers and financing for the purchase. They assist you by continuous communication, keeping you on top of developments every step of the way. They trace the lost permission to purchase application documents and ensure that it is submitted to the relevant authorities with all the attachments and comment, even assist in liaising with the lawyer who seemed to have evaporated. Appointments are made, contact is set up in your resident country with representatives of the bank that agreed to do the financing, all tax registration and legal and auditing representation in Greece is organised and then changed at the last minute when the personal approval from the Minister of Defence is obtained in the nick of time. The transaction has now changed from an off-shore investment to a personal purchase and all has been handled extremely professionally, helpfully and inclusively by Roula Rouva and her team.
Yes, some three years passed in the meantime, but the deal has gone through successfully. RRCorfuRealEstate has let the property, assisting not only ourselves as owners, but also the lessees on numerous smaller and larger issues concerning relocating and residing in a foreign country, property management issues and friendly, humane advice.
Apart from the tenacity to see this prolonged transaction through, everything was dealt with in the most encouraging and substantially supporting manner. Not only did they assist in travelling and accommodation arrangements, they were the epitome of courtesy and hospitality – always meeting you on arrival, spending time to familiarise you with the island, its cuisine, customs and people and definitely selling the lifestyle you have now invested in!
To Roula and her team, including her family and those people she associates with who also contributed and assisted in the process, our heartfelt appreciation! We would like to commend you and would certainly be very pleased to do further business with you in future.
Geoff & Jayne Setchell
We would like to thank Andy and Anita for your time and all your effort, you managed to find us our perfect rental property. We would be happy to recommend you to friends, family and anyone looking for a property in Corfu, whether to rent or buy. You made us feel very welcome and were not fazed by our questions. We are now looking forward to our move in September.
Geoff & Jayne Setchell