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Searching for ruin in Le Marche - need better agents!
Ciao Tutti!We're searching for a ruined farmhouse to restore in Le Marche and are getting a bit frustrated with UK agents who seem to talk a good talk at first, but then complain that they are unable to find anything matching our criteria or that it's not worth their while to send photos and details and we should just see what they can show us when we are there. Now I'm absolutely not going to do another viewing trip where we don't know EXACTLY what we are going to see in advance - the last one was a fiasco and we spent a day being shown the most overpriced heaps of bricks you can imagine ... All we want to do is spend 3-4 days viewing perhaps 1 or 2 dozen ruined farmhouses in the Ascoli Piceno province. We keep being told there are thousands of them, but when it comes to the crunch, none of the UK agents seem to be very forthcoming with actual properties. Yet, when we search on some Italian sites, rather than English language ones, it takes me 10 minutes to find over a dozen places I would certainly want to view within our budget (asking price below 80K Euro).So what's up? Don't agents want to sell the cheaper properties to foreign buyers or are some of the agents just a bit lazy. I'd have thought that in the current climate they would all be bending over backwards to try to be as helpful as possible but it seems quite the opposite - or maybe we've just been unlucky with our choice of agents so far?We're planning on being over in a couple of weeks and at present don't have enough offered to us from the uk agents to make the trip worthwhile and might have to cancel it ... this is very frustrating since we have cash available for a purhcase now :-(Anyone know what the issue is? Does anyone have any advice??GrazieBrancusi