Who we are
HelpWorksItalia (HWI) is a small Property Services Agency in the Cortona area of Tuscany. It advertises properties for sale on behalf of estate agencies and owners selling direct, promotes owners' direct rentals, provides practical and inexpensive property management solutions, help with restorations, general assistance and a listing of reputable local firms, all recommended, who can be contacted by you directly.
It is based in Camucia di Cortona and its areas of competence include Cortona, Castiglion Fiorentino, Castiglion del Lago, Mercatale and Umbertide.
Alison Koetser who set up HWI in 2006 has a long and varied experience in property and restorations. Her intention is for HWI to help, not hinder which is why she offers efficient, straightforward services at realistic, manageable prices.
Our Directory of Local Advertisers
HelpWorksItalia's aim is to help where it can. If you can speak Italian and prefer the idea of 'going it alone' HWI's Local Directory allows you to contact reliable local artisans, suppliers and small businesses directly. All listings are free and advertisers are either recommended by HWI or by personal client feedback which is displayed on their insertion. Other listings include restaurants, hotels, car hire companies, taxi services, language schools etc...
Feedback is a very useful tool, but in order for it to work, it does require participation! HWI's form is very simple to fill in and will only take you a few minutes, but it could make all the difference to someone's business.
Property for Sale
HWI's Sales Directory is a listing of properties either advertised by estate agencies (for which agency fees would be due) or on behalf of owners selling directly (for which no agency fees are due). Both categories are clearly identified on the HWI web site.
If you're considering a direct purchase, HWI offers an optional service at a fixed fee which provides you with translations of all correspondence and meetings, a survey, all contracts and HWI's presence at completion. On request and at no extra cost to you, this service is available when buying through an agency on HWI's website. If you'd like to know more about the purchasing process, why not download our Guide to Purchasing a Property.
If you have a property to sell, details can be found on our How to Advertise page.
Property to Rent
HWI's Rental Directory is a listing of privately owned properties for rent whose owners can be contacted directly by you. As with our other directories, various safeguards are in place to provide you with safe choices, but why not download our Tips for Holiday Renters just to ensure you have a relaxing, trouble free holiday.
If you have a property you would like to rent out, details can be found on our How to Advertise page.
HWI'S Property Services
- Annual Home Care
Five practical property management solutions.
- Property Log Book
Making your property ready for sale.
- Renovations and Building Projects
Ongoing support throughout the project.
- Assistance with Buying a Property
Ensuring you make a safe purchase.
- Help with Living and Working in Italy
From residency to setting up in business.
How to Advertise
If you have a property you would like to sell or rent out, or have a business or activity you would like to promote in HWI's online Local Directory, our How to Advertise page explains how to go about it and exactly what services we provide on your behalf. At your request the relevant forms can be emailed to you directly.