"From the moment we met Cristina we realized she was going to be far more than an 'estate agent'. Her enthusiasm for central Portugal knows no bounds. Her knowledge of the area, the conditions, the bureaucracy, the problems, pitfalls, and positives is invaluable. The support she has offered us to date has given us the confidence to push through with our decision to move to Portugal. She is always most understanding of our needs and dreams and keen to provides appropriate solutions. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending GoRustico without reservation. Thank-you."
by Susana Varela
Shirley & Cristina amazing people very very helpful! Couldn't recommend more!
by Joseph Skinner
"Meeting Cristina while buying our cottage here in Central Portugal was the right thing, as Cristina made every wish come true without any stress. She's the one who lives in the present time. An excellent professional, organized, timekeeper, friendly, helpful, with the best guidance any time of the day. Always there for you."
by Kika Murphy
"Thank you, Cristina and Shirley. You have helped make our move to Portugal a wonderful experience and thank you for your patience with our Portuguese!" "Our usual experience of estate agents has not been a positive one. However, Cristina and her colleagues have helped us to see estate agents in a very different light, certainly in Portugal. Cristina was courteous, interested, listened very attentively and as a result provided us with a number of properties to see, all of which were what we were looking for. We have subsequently bought one of the properties. Where Cristina has been very different from all the other estate agents I have met was the added services she provided. Cristina is fluent in English and of course Portuguese as well as French and Spanish. Buying a house means you have to have a high level of understanding of the language and holiday Portuguese is certainly not sufficient, a translator is essential. Throughout the process, whether it was meetings with the local authority, lawyers or government legal representatives, Cristina took the time to translate for us. Cristina made this a seamless process by not only finding us a perfect house but acting as a translator, arranging a lawyer, helping us open a bank account, getting our fiscal number and countless other things. Doing all of these things ourselves would have taken weeks but with Cristina guiding and helping us, all were completed in a few days."
by Norwyn & Alexandra Cole
"Dear Shirley, Thank you for all of your help and local knowledge in helping us with the purchase of our house in Pedrógão Pequeno, you made it all very easy and especially in translating to English so that we could understand the legal side of the transaction, you made us feel very welcome and at ease throughout the purchase from beginning to end. Regards, Mr. Mrs. Curry (England)"
by Mr.&Mrs. Curry
"We simply could not have done it without Cristina! Not only is Cristina so incredibly helpful and caring, her local knowledge is priceless which means she could give real honest information about the region. The advice and translation services throughout the buying process were excellent. Cristina has continued to assist us with setting up utility bills and bank accounts. She has since supported with us finding local tradesman and helped throughout the project in our absence. I can recommend highly enough!"
by Simon Hollingsworth
Cristina and Mário are simply amazing.
The most professional, friendly, understanding, and dedicated team.
From start to finish they were tireless in helping us accomplish our dream.
They truly care about you and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
So much more than Agents!'
by Ali & Vitor, Vila do Bispo
A great pleasure to work with a Friend here in Portugal. .we ALLWAYS buy from her when we need another place to live....6 Stars ...but they have only 5 Stars to give...
by Thomas Von Zürich
"Every confidence in this business as Cristina works so tirelessly to make results happen."
by Adele Downer
"Cristina´s services throughout were invaluable; she paid time ant attention to detail; she listened and understood our requirements and concerns; she investigated a defect on the title and assisted in resolving that both with the seller and the Portuguese Lawyer. We were then able to obtain, as a result of her mediation, a sound investment and a good and marketable title to our property. her communication skills are excellent and she was able to take on board our concerns, having regard to comparison for English Law. I would have no hesitation n recommending her as a first-class mediator..."
by Mrs. J. Brett
, Hamilton Davies LLP Solicitors
"Trust me, if you're thinking of relocating to Portugal, you need Cristina - I think I'd have found the process impossible without her and she saved me loads of money by helping me source the best contractors (it's a minefield). She goes well beyond the call of duty, (even going as far as dousing my empty house with water during a recent forest fire!) and is always on the end of the phone when she's needed."
by Tim Whitehouse