Company Founder at Verdandi S.A.S.
I am a Dutch realtor living in the Todi area in Umbria since 2011. My background features a melting pot of places and activities. I finished law school in Holland, then spent 14 years in the Caribbean. I’ve been scuba instructor, had a dive shop, an import company for Italian dive gear, and (after an extensive hands-on renovation) a 14 room boutique hotel. In short I’m more of an entrepreneur than anything else. I like potential and to realise all of it. Whether with people, animals or objects, getting the best out of something is what makes me tic.
After moving to Italy I renovated my first house, an ancient watermill, which became a gorgeous gadget. In 2019 I moved again and I’m now living in a 1600’s home in the countryside with 4 dogs and a cat. The old stone house needs renovation works as well which is great as that’s my second business. I am part of a group that handles renovations for foreigners in Umbria (and part of Tuscany) from A to Z. We either find and buy them a ruin and then renovate or rebuild or in case they already have one we only take care of the construction part. I am the client coordinator and I assist the client and group in every possible way throughout the work. And as I love both design and interiors I just just added a master in interior design to my competences, turning another passion into a profession.
Overall it is in my character to explore, understand, manage and arrange. To take care and to share and I’m pretty business minded so this job brings me a lot of satisfaction. I have high standards and have surrounded myself with a network of trustworthy professionals in order to cover all angles. I work until the job is done right, love to communicate, know what empathy means and am praised for my honesty, sincerity, trouble solving and negotiating skills.
Are you considering buying property in Umbria? Would you like some information on the buying process or other pieces of the puzzle? Or would you like assistance while house hunting? Do you need help with your renovation? Simply call, mail or whatsapp me and I will handle your requests as if they were my own. I’m looking forward to meet you!
Language: English, Dutch, Italian