What’s So Special About Italy?


For starters, the most common question we get asked is “Are you guys married?” And the answer is yes! A lot of clients get confused because we don’t share the same last name (at least not yet professionally). We got married on October 9, 2014 in Tuscany, the City of Lucca to be exact. It was a dream come true for us to get married in such a beautiful place with 45 of our closest family and friends. We both have Italian background so why not get married in a place that we already love and take it back to our roots- so we decided to get married there and use our honeymoonSophie Aretta & Scott Piper in Lucca, Italy as the beginning of a discovery process. And that it was!! 25 days of discovery, bliss and history! That’s for another blog post though…

The second most common question is “What made you choose to specialize your international practice in Tuscany?”  That answer is a bit longer… and requires a little more explanation. The fact is we traveled to Italy together in 2012, felt an instant connection and fell in love with the culture, the language, the history and their passion (oh… and can’t forget the food, the wine…. and the food!). Because of our love for travel, Sophie already had a desire to expand our business into the global markets so that we could travel the world and still work while doing so. During that trip it became crystal clear where we wanted to plant our business roots, for the International portion of our business. So, while our local real estate practice remains relatively the same (just with a heck of a lot more marketing perks and exposure of your home when we list it for sale), we are actively building and strengthening professional relationships in Italy and southern Europe so we can be a reliable conduit and offer concierge type service when our clients are interested in purchasing property abroad.  Sophie is learning the Italian language and building professional alliances with companies and partners with a plan to bring Tuscany to the Tri-Valley for interested buyers!

Most recently, our business was featured in an article written by the editor of Home Folio magazine. The article speaks about our international passion, our local real estate practice and our newly formed family. Click here to read the full article and learn more about us.

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