This is one of the most professional real estate agents around Lake Como, you will ever find. An absolute top agency that works with full dedication, professionalism and knowledge of the market. The team is proactive and result oriented and never let go what can be achieved. If you are in a buying or selling position in this area, I can only recommend this team at Lakeside to partner with.

Pieter Gabriels | Seller

Fantastic service - professional, responsive and trust worthy. They go above and beyond to deliver. Its an absolute pleasure to work with Sara and her team. Happy to recommend them unhesitatingly.

Caesar Sengupta | from Singapore to... Bellagio!

I have no hesitation in recommending Sara and her team.
We have just completed the purchase of a villa in Tremezzo from Shanghai. Due to the pandemic travel restrictions we have been unable to visit and therefore the whole process has been done remotely. From the initial video tour of the property Sara and her team have done an amazing job of keeping us involved and informed with video calls. We have felt very secure during the entire process due to Sara's expertise and can do attitude. Making such a major purchase in a foreign country on the internet could have been a very daunting project but Sara and her team at Lakeside made sure that everything ran smoothly. Even after the sale completed they continue to assist us with getting utilities connected, finding tradesmen, security etc. I have really enjoyed working with them.

Kirsty Hamilton | from Shangai to... Tremezzo!

Lakeside is THE most PERFECT real estate agency I have ever done business with. On a whim, we decided to house hunt in the Lake Como area. LAKESIDE promptly responded to our online enquiry. We were asked a few questions to assess our needs/requirements.
Laura provided options within our desired neighborhoods and budget, and she showed us the perfect place for us.
EVERY single question or concern was immediately answered and addressed. They took care of finding resources and providing referrals before I even thought to ask.
Laura, Sara and Elisa are real estate rock stars and should teach courses on how to run real estate agencies.
The purchasing process was so FAST and EASY, I kept wondering how this was possible. The feedback online was that it took years for people to find a house and it was a headache during the buying process.
We had communicated with another realtor. We were shown literal shacks that looked like they were in danger of falling apart, on the top of a mountain, in neighborhoods that weren't even close to what we wanted. And were promptly ghosted after the first meeting when we gave feedback that those wouldn't work for our needs. Lol.
We are beyond ecstatic with the services provided by LAKESIDE.

Adrienne Caton | from USA to... Menaggio!

Nel corso degli anni ho avuto l'opportunità di lavorare con varie agenzie immobiliari, e nessuna ha suscitato un particolare interesse circa la disponibilità e attenzione a ciò che ritenevo opportuno. Era inevitabile cercassi un'agenzia adeguata alle mie richieste e necessità, e ci son riuscito, con Lakeside Real Estate di Menaggio. Agenzia impeccabile; in particolare vorrei sottolineare la cortesia, la gentilezza e soprattutto la capacità gestionale della Elisa, che in breve tempo ha individuato il tipo di inquilino come da mia richiesta (non era facile, sono esigente, ma lei è riuscita nell'intento). Ho altri immobili e, con assoluta certezza, li affidero' alla stessa Lakeside. Un ringraziamento particolare a Elisa.

Walter Rava | Landlord

My wife and I were looking to purchase a home in Como, Italy; we reached out to Lakeside real estate. Primarily because of their experience and knowledge of the area. I, a real estate broker/ owner of 15 years, had an idea of how real estate transactions progress in America. But my knowledge of the Italian process is significantly different. I had no idea what I was doing. They allowed me to ask questions, addressed my concerns, and responded promptly. I’m very impressed with the quality of service and their ability to accommodate Americans who do not understand the language or the process. They make something that seems almost gargantuan feel relatively easy. I would highly recommend this brokerage to anyone looking to purchase in the lake Como area.?

Zac Bales-Henry | from Iowa

Absolutely wonderful experience with this Agency. They represented every aspect of my search and the purchase process for our first home on Lake Como. It was seamless and they were especially attentive to detail and my needs. I am completely pleased and recommend fully! Grazie Mille!

Derek Naten

Sara and Team are beyond exceptional. Their patience and perseverance brought us to the perfect home. The Lakeside Team goes above and beyond in support and help even after the house sale has closed. The genuine professionalism and kindness from everyone at Lakeside made our dream a realty. Thank you! Deb and Brent

Deb Manders | from the USA

Recently me and my husband were lucky to be the clients of this wonderful agency. It was a pleasure to deal with them, as everything was perfectly organised during the whole purchase. Special thanks go to Elisa, who makes a very good job! Grazie mille!

Katharina Kechler | from Germany to Argegno!

My experience with Lakeside has been absolutely great. All of the staff is professional and kind, and communication was swift and easy. As an expat, their fluent English and excellent work ethics were indispensable. I feel very lucky to have found them, as it made my property purchase experience so much less stressful. You can count on them to give you the best service and advice.

Highly, highly recommended!

Roy Silberberg | from Israel to... Como!

Professionalità e competenza hanno da subito distinto l'approccio dell'agenzia immobiliare Lakeside. Sara e i suoi collaboratori si sono dimostrati sempre gentili e disponibili, cosa purtroppo non sempre scontata; un plauso a Elisa per essersi sempre spesa per ogni richiesta. Posso consigliare senza indugi Lakeside Real Estate.

Fabiola Testoni - Seller

Abbiamo trovato gentilezza e competenza!

Flavia Dal Pastro | from Italy

First off, I am usually not one to leave reviews on Google, but I feel this one really deserves it! We bought our first property in Italy with Sara and her team from Lakeside Real Estate. They have not only been unbelievably forthcoming in helping us as expats with getting this deal over the line, they have also helped us and guided us in the right direction with EVERYTHING else related to the house. We are really grateful for everything they have done and we HIGHLY recommend this very professional, committed and personable attitude you get with Lakeside. Good luck to everyone in your house hunt!

Sven Girmendonk | From Switzerland to... Plesio!

Auguro a questa agenzia, composta da uno staff giovane, dinamico e molto professionale le migliori cose. Si sono occupate della vendita dell'appartamento che avevo in Argegno con estrema professionalità occupandosi totalmente di tutte le noiose pratiche: dall'atto notarile, al subentro delle utenze del nuovo proprietario. Pienamente soddisfatto. Un particolare ringraziamento a Elisa e Sara che sono state, nelle trattive, i miei riferimenti. Consiglio la Lakeside di Argegno per i motivi che ho esposto.

Franco Monti | Seller

Ci siamo rivolti a Sara per la vendita della casa di famiglia, una casa che nostro padre non aveva acquistato, ma voluto, progettato e costruito con estrema cura per ogni particolare.
Quando si decide di vendere una casa impegnativa sia dal punto di vista emotivo-sentimentale che economico, è fondamentale avere alle spalle una professionista che sappia valorizzare ogni aspetto positivo, ma anche individuare le criticità ed intervenire con sicurezza e competenza.
Sara ha sempre lavorato con ottimismo, energia, con il sorriso ed ha saputo trovare degli acquirenti che, secondo lo stile della sua agenzia, sono entrati da subito in profonda empatia con la nostra casa.
Cosa si potrebbe chiedere di più ad un'agenzia immobiliare?

Livia Venini | Seller

We researched top agents in Menaggio, Lake Como, Region and identified Sara and her colleague with Lakeside Real Estate to represent us in acquiring a Villa. Sara was absolutely amazing, as were her associates! Very attentive to our specifications and located precisely the prospects to fit our desire. Within 1 week, really, we had completely evaluated the options, completed due diligence, engaged a very successful negotiation and are under contract for a spectacular waterfront Villa in Acquaseria. We are so very pleased and could not more highly recommend Sara and Lakeside Real Estate. Brilliant service and outcome!!!!

Dr. Robert Glass | from Texas to ... San Siro!

We found our absolute dream house at Lakeside Real Estate! Especially worth mentioning is the super after-sale service! We had not expected that. The team is still available for any question - months after the purchase - and is always helpful, friendly and courteous. It is very pleasant for us that, in addition to English, contact in German is also possible without restrictions. I can only warmly recommend the agency to anyone who is interested in a property on Lake Como!

Ruth Gerlach | from Germany to... Menaggio!

We always enjoy their Friday newsletter, as we are looking forward to spending more time on Lake Como in the near future!

Jeff Bradley | from USA

We have just researched and completed on a waterfront penthouse apartment at Griante, (close to Menaggio).
If your New Years resolution is to complete a purchase on the Lake then Lakeside Real Estate comes "highly recommended" and the only place to complete this process, smoothly.
Sara, Laura & Elisa are a small team but don’t let that concern you, their knowledge of their beloved lake is unquestionable. From the moment you meet them you realise just how knowledgeable, professional and on point they all are, about every issue. They are warm, welcoming, reassuring and have this work ethic and can do mentally that is beyond reproach.

Recently voted best single estate agent office in the whole of Italy and based on our extensive experiences (with many offices), we were not at all surprised to hear that wonderful news and expect that they one that prestigious award by a country mile.
Completing the purchase process should be daunting and complicated owing to the obvious language barriers and lack of knowledge of Italian law. However, upon conclusion and reflection it all appeared really simple. My wife and I are in no doubt that Lakeside Real Estate are totally responsible for this !

They are the most personable, efficient and effective team that you will have the pleasure to encounter with an outstanding aftercare service, just quite exceptional!
We bid you good luck although to be frank in Sara and her team's hands, if you are committed they will make it happen, stress free, no question!
Excellent, Quality, Simply the Best!

Andy and Caroline Wallace | from the UK to... Griante!

I was about to buy a house, a dream and a future. But all this in a language I just wish I understood, in a culture I can appreciate, with procedures unknown to me. How can one combine this unknown territory and success?
My recommendation is to have a good and trustworthy partner, someone that I found in LAKESIDE REAL ESTATE.
They helped us every step of the way. From initial screening, background information, endless steam of questions from my side, a mortgage, a purchase and registration. A perfect partner throughout the complete process.

And when it was done and the commission was paid, they did not disappear. They stayed in touch, helped with further paperwork, gave us further advice about the area and supported us throughout the renovation process.

I almost (almost!) wish to start the process all over again just to enjoy their support.

If you ever look to buy property on the west side of lake como, make yourself happy and use LAKESIDE REAL ESTATE.

Kai Schröder | from Switzerland to...Colonno!

Fabulous customer service and expertise. Knowing that you are dealing with a trustworthy team that is committed to excellence makes all the difference when searching for a home. Thank you for our weekly Como newsletter...nothing more uplifting than opening an email, and looking through a window onto the still, beautiful waters of Como. The delightful little details matter...

Elena de Marchi | from US

We would like to thank our wonderful team at Lakeside Real Estate Argegno for their trusting, goal-oriented support. They supported us proactively, in a time-saving and humane manner.

After years of looking, we actually bought our dreamy little town house in our favorite region on Lake Como.

When we sold our studio near Hamburg, we had have already had very good experience with Sotheby's International Realty. Every process step has been simplified.

Elisa also helped first class, e.g. when setting up the future IMU tax payment.

Conclusion: A big thank you to Sara's uniquely good team, we have built a lot of trust in you!

Martin Deitert | from Germany to... Griante!

When we decided to buy a house in Lake Como last year we were lucky enough to contact Lakeside real estate.
We flew over to Italy and met Sara Zanotta, the founder of Lakeside.
Sara spent time to find what we wanted and gave excellent advice on purchasing an Italian property.
Sara found our dream property and worked incredibly hard to make the purchase as easy as possible.
We had no understanding of the purchase process in Italy, which was concerning at the time as we didn't speak Italian.
Yet we didn't need to be concerned as Sara and her friendly team are fluent in English, guiding us through the entire process, they communicated every step which made the purchase easy.
Lakeside real estate are professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
The team work extremely hard to ensure that purchasing a home and settling into Italian life is enjoyable.
Sara Zanotta and the team at Lakeside Real Estate are highly recommended.

Martin Bevis | from the UK to... San Siro!

Here is a very special and different estate agency!
You are really in good hands with the wonderful team Sara, Laura and Elisa.
The girls have assisted us from start to end, with kindness, competence, availability and a great professionalism on all levels.
Thank you very much and see you in Menaggio!

Vera Van Damme-Schroos | from Belgio to... Menaggio!

We were super happy with the agency, the whole process went absolutely swimmingly and we've found the perfect place for us through Sara!

Annina Stohler | from Switzerland to... Argegno!

The team provided a very comprehensive and professional service throughout the buying process and transition of the property. We felt very well supported at every step and would partner with Sara and her team again anytime. They provide a very personal and responsive experience which is highly recommended.

Dominic Petermann | From USA to... Menaggio!

I came to Sara and her colleagues Elisa and Laura through a recommendation, and I found myself in probably the best real estate agency.
With a lot of sympathy and above-average service, they are always available after the sale and advise me in all matters. Sara and her team are absolutely trustworthy and I am very grateful for all their support. I recommend Lakeside Immobiliare with full conviction.

Lisa König | from Switzerland to... Tremezzina!

The most smoothest house purchase ever!

We've been wanting to move to Italy for years and in particular our hearts are firmly on Lake Como. We had heard horror stories about the buying process so went prepared in September last year to just start looking but after looking at many houses found "the one" through Lakeside.
Understand this, we don't hand out compliments easily, but Sara was brilliant from the start and with her expertise together with her team saw us right through to the successful purchase and ...... well, they haven't finished helping us yet!
We are still pinching ourselves that the whole process went so well and alongside that they introduced us to our new bank manager - Enrico at BCC Lenno who was very friendly and we really feel everyone was on board to make our aspiration come true.

Grazie Mille!

Ashley Platen Mills | from the UK to... Tremezzina!

This has to be the best Estate Agency on Lake Como. I have had a small house in Griante for the past 22 years, and reluctantly the time had come to sell.

I have to praise the level of professional attention and concern by Sara and her team in Menaggio, who kept me informed of everything, arranged for surveys and obtained the documents that were required to enable the sale.

They then found a buyer who is enthusiastic about my unorthodox reconstruction of the house from a derelict ruin.

Everything has been done with good humour and nothing has been too much trouble.

I have no hesitation in recommending Lakeside to anyone who wishes to sell or buy on this most spectacular lake.

Ernie Scoffham | Seller

We have found Lakeside Real Estate while looking for our vacation home in Italy, the response was immediate and very professional from the beginning the team was responsive and did everything to advance our search, they also initiated a zoom meeting to get to know us up front and not just send us listings. After finding us the perfect home they are helping us with all other bureaucracy. Thank you very much it is a pleasure doing business with you

Adva Dror | from Israel to... Argegno!

When first starting out property hunting in Italy, it can be nerve-racking to see all the different real estate agencies available and when I came across Lakeside I almost couldn't believe all the amazing reviews. I'm so delighted to say that after now purchasing our first property with Lakeside, I am able to provide yet another well deserved 5-star rating!!

The team honestly has thought of everything and know the process for international buyers like the back of their hands. You cannot choose a better company to help guide you through the Italian property market. Lakeside are hands down the loveliest group of people to work with!

From the beginning the team were always available to answer any questions either by phone or email. The team supported us to understand what Italian government documents were required and what we needed to provide which was a huge relief when purchasing property internationally. Even after we finalised the purchase of our apartment, the team supported us getting all the utilities, rubbish, council tax, and internet set up which was a huge help!

I honestly cannot recommend Lakeside enough. Thanks Sara and Elisa!

McKenna Smith | from France to... San Siro!

Desidero esprimere come cliente dell’agenzia Lakeside la sincera soddisfazione per la vendita della mia proprietà. Ho apprezzato la notevole professionalità di Sara e di tutte le sue collaboratrici in particolare Elisa, che mi ha seguita con pazienza, gentilezza e massima disponibilità in tutte le fasi della vendita.
Pienamente soddisfatta dell’assistenza fornitami e della cordialità dimostrata consiglio a chiunque abbia necessità di vendere, comprare o affittare di affidarsi a loro che sono veramente dei professionisti! Ringrazio ancora per tutto!

Cristina Crosetti | Seller

Lakeside real estate team provided us with an excellent service, this was above our expectations! So happy we have picked them. They have helped us to find our dream home! Big thank you for your great support and super friendly attitude!

Marija Truncaite | From Switzerland to... Colonno!

It has been a pleasure working with the staff at Lakeside thru the purchase of our apartment in Argegno. We highly recommend their service when looking for properties in the Lake Como area.

Gregory Canonica | from US to... Argegno!

My husband and me were very skeptical because we had never bought a property in Italy before. But the Lakeside team explained everything to us carefully and they guided us through the whole buying process. And now, even after the purchase, we are renovating our apartment with the support of Sara, Elisa and their team. I never expected such a professional and trustworthy service! Thank you Lakeside Team for doing a great job!

Yuyan Koo | From Germany to... Menaggio!

Sara and her team made an exciting job in helping us with all the Italian administrative tasks from the very beginning till the end of the acquisition. The Italian administrationis really complicated. We’ve been lost without their great assistance!
Sara speaks perfectly English. The friendly and "Lario“ way of communication was all the time a pleasurefor us to work with. Now being so happy that we’re in our acquired property, we still stay in contact with the Lakeside Mennaggio team very certainly.

Thomas Speckbrock | from Germany to... Casasco d'Intelvi!

Choosing Lakeside to manage our purchase was the best decision.
We really believe we couldn't ask for better partners for this process.
From the first email the team took us seriously, showed real interest, asked about our needs, goals and plans, and offered only the right properties for us. The team was highly available during the whole process, patiently helping, answering questions, and providing us the information whenever we needed.
We also want to send our appreciation to Sara, the director, for supervising the process and contributing her experience and knowledge at the crucial points.
Everything is done transparently, explained, in English, so even though we are not well familiar with the process, we always had full trust and we felt we are in good hands.

Ravid Arush | from Israel to... Gravedona ed Uniti!

Absolutely brilliant. We were selling a difficult property but Lakeside persevered, never let us down and finally achieved the desired result.

Nicole Andrew | Seller

Considering selling your Italian Lake Como property? Sara Zanotta of Lakeside Real Estate guided me through the complex and bewildering world of Italian real estate bureaucracy and laws - making sure every i was dotted and every t crossed. Sara's professionalism, expertise and positive personality made this stressful period in my life easier to deal with.

Nete Brogaard | Seller

I am very impressed with Lakeside Real Estate. The young ladies, Sara, Laura and Elisa know Lake Como and the property market in that area very well. One can trust their advice. They helped me to buy a property in Menaggio without viewing it personally. With their help and continued support I was informed consistently about the property and the transfer process. It is really a blessing to find professional, educated and kind people in the business world.

Adele Muller | From South Africa... to Menaggio!

Più che un agenzia immobiliare è l'espressione di autentico amore per il territorio. La bellezza rende il mondo migliore.


We were so fortunate to have found Lakeside Real Estate when we were planning our move from London to Como. Trying to buy an overseas property is hard enough but also add to this buying during a pandemic, travel restrictions and lockdowns is even harder.

Lakeside helped us every step of the way. They were always by our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Lakeside is the friendly and knowledgeable staff. When one is busy they always have someone ready to answer our questions or give us good advice. The nice thing about the team is their local knowledge. They are not just real estate agents they are part of the community and proud of where they live and want to welcome you to enjoy Como life.

Even after we purchased the property they made sure they helped us with anything we required after the sale and help connecting utilities and even offered to assist whilst we were still in transition in the UK.

We would recommend Lakeside Real Estate to anyone looking to purchase property in Como.

Esteban Lentini | From the UK to... Argegno!

Our home was not easy to sell but thanks to Lakeside's vast portfolio of potential purchasers at home and abroad, as well as their professional contacts who were able to help us resolve various problems, we were able to complete our sale. Thanks to Lakeside for seeing us through when we had all but given up hope!!! Friendly and knowledgeable. We recommend this agency.

Sara, Laura ed Elisa, 3ragazze giovani ,molto preparate e attente all'esigenza dei clienti ,ci hanno permesso di vendere tempestivamente un piccolo appartamento sul lago di Como, nonostante il periodo difficile per la pandemia. Competenti e professionali ci hanno guidato nel predisporre la documentazione necessaria alla vendita.
Consigliamo vivamente questa agenzia a chiunque voglia vendere o comprare immobili sul lago di Como.

Bianca Cattaneo | Seller

We were looking for a nice apartment at Lake Como and were told by a mutual friend we had to contact Lakeside. We immediatly found what we were looking for. The communication and assistance was excellent. We recommend Lakeside and are not surprised they are chosen as number 1 office for immobiliario. If we decide to buy a bigger place once we are retired, we know who to contact. 

Annick Gabriella J Herwyn | from Belgio to... Cremia!

Un'agenzia che merita 10 e lode per il team giovane e competente, con tante risorse che mettono a disposizione ad ogni cliente. Complimenti Sara ed Elisa per il lavoro, gentilezza e disponibilità. Noi ci siamo trovati benissimo: nell'arco di un mese dopo lock-down (durissimo) abbiamo trovato un appartamento stupendo. Sono state costantemente presenti. Consigliamo vivamente l'agenzia a tutti i futuri clienti.

Lubica Kochanova | from Milano to... Argegno!

Sara e Laura: molto cordiali e gentili, particolarmente professionali. Sempre attente ai particolari. Per me uno stimolo ed un esempio da seguire per migliorare anche nel mio lavoro.

Carlo Alde | Seller

Ottimo servizio, professionale, tempestivo, efficace. Grazie, continuerei in questo rapporto cliente-agenzia anche per i prossimi anni.

Giuseppe Salto | Seller

We were supervised by Sara and her staff in a highly competent and friendly manner. Anyone buying abroad has an increased need for advice. We are extremely pleased that we got to know this real estate agency. 

Sara Zanotta also has an artisan network, which is extremely helpful. You can't compare Lakeside's service with what we had to get to know in Germany like a five-minute tour and checkout.

Johannes Huber | from Germany to... Tremezzina!

Professionalità, esperienza e serietà... unito ad una grande gentilezza. Consiglio certamente!

Elena Dazzi | Seller

We have just bought our dream home on Lake Como with Lakeside real estate.
Sara and her team worked extremely hard to ensure that the purchase went smoothly for us.
The Lakeside team are professional, hard working and friendly. They are dedicated to every client.
We would highly recommend Sara and her team.

Hayley Clement | from the UK to... San Siro!

La miglior professionalità alla quale affidarsi sul Lago di Como.

Alessandra Bugna | Seller

Abbiamo acquistato un immobile in Tremezzina ad agosto e Sara è veramente eccezionale, ci ha seguiti in tutti i passaggi con grande professionalità e disponibilità. Consiglio vivamente

Maria Savina Ponti | from Milano, to... Tremezzina!

The best real estate agency we have ever worked with. All the way through the buying process, Sara and her team have been a great partner guiding us through and managing the whole process from buying the property to getting everything operational. It has been a huge help and we can give our strongest recommendations.

Kirsten Ernst | from Denmark to... Argegno!

I entrusted Lakeside, rather Sara and her competent team of young, dynamic professionals, with a complicated, « Dream Home » search in Lake Como. I was well inspired to do so after having had disapointing experiences with other real estate agencies active in the area.

I admit I wanted pretty much everything: view, location, space, land and minimal work ... for a reasonable budget.
Sara knows her market, and listens to her customers, finding our home on only the second visit. The Lakeside team negociated on our behalf with multiple actors, allowing us to not only respect our budget but navigate the legal complexities of pool construction and home renovation in an area where having a Local on your side is a huge plus (Sara knows everyone).

I strongly recommend using this company!

Jean-Arnaud Desaulles | from France to... Tremezzina!

Ho trovato delle persone molto collaborative e professionali. Mi sono trovata benissimo e ho concluso la mia vendita in maniera ottimale. Consiglio Lakeside Real Estate a chiunque volesse vendere o comprare o affittare casa.

Bruna Ongaro | Seller

Transparency, professionalism and friendly atmosphere. The Lakeside team will do its best to arrange the process to be as smooth as possible, whether you look for a renovation project or a waterfront villa. I am very grateful for their help.

Christoph Lesniewski | from Poland to... San Siro!

Ho da poco concluso la vendita di una casa sul lago di Como , grazie a questa stupenda agenzia e al suo meraviglioso staff! Sara, Laura e Elisa, tre professioniste davvero molto preparate e sempre pronte a gestire e aiutarmi a risolvere ogni dubbio, sempre con tanta gentilezza e professionalità! Grazie ragazze e buon lavoro! Uno staff giovane , dinamico e gentile ha fatto propio un ottimo lavoro!

Samantha Frigerio | Seller

Lakeside Real Estate are very responsive and accommodating. They have made our property purchase extremely smooth and the post sale service has been outstanding. Many thanks.

David Sutherland | from New Zealand to... Menaggio!

Sara and the team at Lakeside Real Estate are literally amazing - their service quality, timeliness, attention to detail and great customer service are among the best we have ever experienced. I recommend them to you unreservedly!

Dr Stephen Moss | Seller

Our Warmest Congratulations to LAKESIDE! This is a truly deserved Award for the excellence of service you extend to your clients. Being new to Italy we are grateful for the unstinting help we receive, the admirably  high level of your professionalism and  your most enjoyable blog, eagerly awaited every Friday.

Sophie Galounis | from Greece to ... San Siro!

La nostra esperienza in questa agenzia è stata positiva dall'inizio alla fine...personale super qualificato insomma un 3 +1 fantastico... quindi super consigliata!

Denise Gitti | Seller

The moment you walk into the office you are met by some of the most warm, friendly, caring and attentive team you can imagine. They listen, they take note of what you’re looking for and offer their expertise. From beginning to end they are just fabulous, I couldn’t be more thankful to these lovely ladies!

Sebastian Gooding | from Switzerland to ... San Siro!

Sara und Laura sind äusserst sympathisch und kompetent. Man fühlt sich gleich in guten Händen. Sie stellen die richtigen Fragen und überzeugen mit viel Empathie. Sie haben uns Objekte gezeigt die genau passten. Unkompliziert und zielgerichtet. Kompliment!

Patrick Gloor

Ich habe eine Ferienwohnung am Comer See gesucht. Hierbei habe ich eine ausserordentlich freundliche Unterstützung von Elisa Maglia erhalten und auf diesem Weg eine wunderschöne Wohnung mit Seesicht in Tremezzina anmieten können.

Markus Dongio | from Germany to ... Tremezzina!

Brave e, soprattutto attuali con mezzi ed approccio verso cliente. Serietà, parola e tempi impeccabili. Raccomando a venditori e clienti!

Irene Mauri | Seller

Non sono mai stato così ben curato per l'acquisto di un immobile. Sara si è davvero occupata di tutto. Le stelle qui sopra non sono sufficienti per una valutazione. In Germania, i broker di solito svaniscono dopo la conclusione del contratto. Non è così per Sara! Lei sa anche fornire al cliente i contatti locali giusti per ogni lavoro in casa. Si può dire che fa il suo lavoro con il cuore. Consigliatissimo! 

Uwe Oldenburg | from Germany to... Menaggio!

Working with Lakeside Real Estate, especially Sara (owner), Elisa and Laura has been such a great pleasure.

At first the idea of buying property in Italy was a bit daunting, but with the help of Lakeside Real Estate (100% fluent in English), our dream of owning an apartment in Lake Como, Italy became a reality. They had a detailed and hands-on approach from the start and a willingness to assist with all our queries and concerns. They helped us open a bank account and assist with all the necessary paperwork, which assured a very smooth transaction.

They have also continued to assist us afterwards with their local expertise, including service providers recommendations and ensuring the upkeep and management of our new property while we are based in South Africa.

We will definitely recommend Lakeside Real Estate for any property deal in Italy and if we ever need an estate agent again, we will use Lakeside Real Estate!

Chris & Amanda from South Africa

Chris & Amanda Lombard | from South Africa to... Argegno!

This is the best real estate agency I have ever worked with. They are so professional, prompt and reliable but what really puts them in a league of their own is how personalized and thorough the service is. No detail is overlooked. There is such a tremendous amount of trust involved in this process and Laura and her team earned it and kept it. They are simply the best!

Rachel Kilian | from Arizona to... San Siro!

Personale competente, gentile e molto paziente. Consiglio questa agenzia sia per vendere e comprare. Acquistata da poco casa con loro, bravissimi!

Monica Garbarini | Seller

I had the pleasure to get to know Sara and her smart team at Lakeside Real Estate when I started my research for a holiday house to buy at Lake Como, last year.
At their office we selected two properties that matched my requirements; one was waterfront.
Sara proposed as meeting point for the viewing a jetty in Menagio downtown: what a pleasant surprise, she led me to the property on a boat! Definitely the best way to experience the Lake Como lifestyle. No other agency I dealt with on the lake ever proposed us such a friendly yet professional service!
Useless to say that we felt in love with the property, that today we can call home.
Highly recommended!

Andrew Grant | from UK to... Tremezzina!

Gentilezza e preparazione fanno di Sara e Laura un manifesto: in un mondo dove ormai vince l'arroganza e il pressapochismo, direi che con loro si inverte la tendenza e ci si trova in buone mani; almeno questa è stata la mia esperienza. Complimenti

Filippo Gatti | Seller

Due sorelle giovani, talentuose e coraggiose. Una piccola impresa famigliare tutta al femminile che cresce nel mondo del Real Estate e negli scenari bellissimi del Lago di Como. Laura ha gusto e idee, Sara è un vulcano di intraprendenza. Oneste ed esperte. Sapranno accompagnarvi nella vostra casa del cuore.

Claudia Schiattone | Seller

Ho conosciuto Sara e Laura per l'acquisto di una casa sul lago di Como.Sin dall'inizio ho capito di aver conosciuto persone competenti e molto disponibili.Mi hanno reso il processo di acquisto molto semplice e privo di stress aiutandomi e rispondendo puntualmente ad ogni mio dubbio.Consiglierei questa agenzia a chiunque fosse interessato all'acquisto di una casa sul lago di Como.

Rossella Paparelli | from Milano to... Menaggio!

The moment you walk into the office you are met by some of the most warm, friendly, caring and attentive team you can imagine. They listen, they take note of what you’re looking for and offer their expertise. From beginning to end they are just fabulous, I couldn’t be more thankful to these lovely ladies!

Louise Gooding | from Switzerland to... San Siro!

Un'agenzia stupenda con persone competenti e simpatiche (anche quello conta). Sanno gestire qualsiasi problema rendendo le cose più semplici e nel mio caso, pazientissime! Brave Laura,Sara ed Elisa.

Gloria Amico | Seller

Sarah and Laura were so knowledgeable about the Lake area and made our house hunting a pleasure! Sarah is a wealth of information on properties their value, their location, their rent-ability, and the nearby amenities. Plus, she's a joy to spend the day with! Thank you, Lakeside, for making our first foray into the Como market so informative and pleasurable.

Jennifer Prestwich | From Denver

Such a wonderful company, we truly enjoyed spending a couple of days looking at properties! From the initial e-mail correspondence, to the countless follow up e-mails and the wealth of information that they shared with us we can not say enough great things about Lakeside Real Estate. The entire team is fantastic and thoroughly professional, they arrived on time and had a complete package ready for us with all the details of the homes we wanted to see, and made sure to lend us their local expertise - including the best coffee places and restaurants to try!

John Prestwich | From Denver

A minha experiência com a Lakeside está sendo muito positiva! Desde o primeiro dia que contatei a empresa para fazer negócio elas se mostraram muito prestativa
s e capacitadas para relizar o serviço. Sempre buscam soluçoes rápidas e sao muito atenciosas. Eu recomendo a empresa!

Maria Laura Romagna Gonçalves | from Brasil to... Menaggio!

Looking for the perfect estate agent can almost be as difficult as finding the right house - thankfully Lakeside Real Estate make it easy. Don't bother searching the others they are by far the best by a Como mile. I have bought and rented my property through them and Ihighly. recommend them. They made buying and renting a pleasure.

Jackie Ferris | from USA to ... Plesio!

Ho trovato all'agenzia Lakeside di Menaggio servizio, competenza e professionalità. Un Team preparato e cordiale che sa mettere al centro del progetto il cliente e i suoi obiettivi. Mi ha favorevolmente colpito la gentilezza e la disponibilità in tutte le fasi dell' intermediazione in un mercato certamente non facile come quello immobiliare. A fronte di questa positiva esperienza posso solo consigliare il servizio offerto da questa Agenza di Menaggio.

Giovanni Citterio | da Maiorca a... Menaggio!

Finalmente !!! Dopo tante esperienze negative abbiamo avuto la fortuna di incontrare Sara ed Elisa che con tanta professionalità e gentilezza si prodigano per fare conciliare domande ed offerte immobiliari. Brave! Siamo rimasti MOLTO contenti del vostro lavoro, di come gestite in modo efficiente la corrispondenza , l'informazione e la corretta documentazione per qualsiasi necessità. Consiglio vivamente di appoggiarsi a loro per acquisti, vendite, affitti immobiliari.

Loredana Gatti | Landlord

In today's marketplace there can be little that separates one business from another or the ethical business practices from one to another, fortunately, this is not the case with Lakeside Real Estate, Menaggio. I have purchased properties in several countries foreign to me and it is imperative that the buyer find a trusted agent to safely guide them along the way. Real Estate transactions are complicated, even hazardous at times, with the agents at Lakeside Menaggio the risk of making an uninformed decision are greatly reduced!

Roman P. | From U.S.A. to ... Menaggio!

Grande professionalità e disponibilità. Assolutamente consigliato, ci siamo trovati benissimo!

Nicole Bottini | Seller

I myself rented an apartment with the help of Lakeside real estate and a friend of mine bought an apartment with their help. Extremely friendly and helpful in all aspects of the process and even more importantly, also so after the deals are done. They do not abandon you as soon as the contracts are finalized. Especially important for us who do not speak Italian and need help now and then with paperwork and other aspects of living in Italy.

Peter Eriksson | Dalla Svezia a... San Siro!

Den bästa service jag någonsin har fått från en fastighetsmäklare. Professionell,vänlig och lätt att nås och umgås. Den efterservice (aftersale) jag har fått hos Lakeside Real Estate är verkligen enastående vilket gör att jag betraktar Sara och Elisa som mina vänner idag. Jag känner mig väldigt trygg med dem.

Jorma Tuominen | dalla Finlandia ad ... Argegno!

My experience with Lakeside Real Estate has been totally positive. Sara and Laura have detailed knowledge of all the towns and cities along Lake Como, and their understand of the complex rules of buying real estate in Italy helped put me at ease. They are very professional...and great people, too.

Bob Cullinan | California

We are delighted with the service provided by this team. Incredibly helpful and genuinely caring people. They have helped us so much with all utility services related topics and renovation. They certainly go the extra mille.

Carla & Reinout Croon | Dai Paesi Bassi ad... Argegno!

Punctual, professional & a great depth of knowledge of Lake Como Market - Lake Side Real Estate met all my expectations. Throughout my dealings with Sara, I found her to be very professional. and friendly. Sara was a wealth of information and I felt she had my best interests at heart. She is brilliant in what she does. It was a truly pleasure to deal with Lake Side! Thank you Sara and all the team..Highly recommend!

Aurora Fallini | Da Argegno a... Tremezzina!

Competenti gentili e professionali. Sara ed elisa hanno seguito la mia vendita con attenzione e scrupolosita 'riuscendo a soddisfare le mie esigenze. Molto raccomandato e da ricontattare per un'altra occasione.

Laura Naintrè | Parte Venditrice

Super efficienti, estremamente disponibili e professionali, Sara e il suo preparatissimo team ci hanno guidato nell'individuazione, nell'acquisto e nella gestione iniziale della nostra casa.
Mai scelta fu più azzeccata! Consigliatissimo!

Sara Mattaboni | da Santa Maria Rezzonico ad ... Acquaseria!

Having lived in Italy for 2 years I finally was resided to the fact that I wished to live near Lake Como and Sara and her team quickly made that a reality.Her knowledge of the local market was readily proven as well her ability to overcome hurdles in the purchase process.Lakeside has been at my side from day one and is still readily available to answer and help with any issues regarding my move to Lake Como. 

Ralph Scheeff | dal Canada in...Tremezzina!

Seguiti passo passo con professionalità e pazienza. Grazie a tutti il team per la transazione!!

Aurora Fiorani | Parte Venditrice

Un team molto efficiente negli uffici di Lakeside Real Estate. Ho acquistato una casa sul lago di Como e sono stato affiancato e guidato da persone davvero molto professionali dalla ricerca dell'abitazione, sino all'atto notarile. Ringrazio ancora per la disponibilità accordatami.

Alessio Cefis | Da San Siro a... Pianello del Lario!

It was such a pleasure to deal with Sara and Elisa of Lakeside Real Estate. They are both very efficient, friendly and professional. Thank you for all your help. I can highly recommend you.

Adele Muller | from South Africa to... Argegno!

The extremely professional Lakeside team guided us when we first came to Lake Como to look at properties. Their help has been outstanding. They are very service-minded and have helped us through every detail, including other real estate related services such as project management and remodeling. Reliable and attentive throughout the process which is of great importance and value. I highly recommend them.

Isabelle Sjövall | from Sweden to... San Siro!

Sara is an amazing lady. She was born and raised at Lake Como and has a wonderful report with the locals and understands the market like no one else. She found us a wonderful house and is now assisting us in the remodel. Sara is a great professional with excellent English language skills. She made our dream of owning a home on Lake Como a reality!

Marcel & Aurelia Bruetsch | from California to... Carate Urio!

I have had the greatest experience working with Sara and her team! I walked into Sara’s office on a whim to find my dream home on Lake Como never expecting it would be possible to find it in the short time I was in the area! I felt an instant connection with Sara when I first met her, and unbelievably she was able to find me the perfect property within 48 hours! Sara continues to exceed my expectations with the wonderful care she has given me in overseeing the purchasing process, and afterwards in helping me set everything up and get my renovation underway. This assistance has been invaluable help for someone who lives in the States! Sara and her team are extremely professional and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them when it comes to helping their clients. I have purchased many houses over the years with many agents. My experience with Sara and her team has surpassed them all!

Beverley Harper, from California to ... Argegno!

Based in the centre of Argegno, Sara and her team at Lakeside Immobiliare are very helpful, honest and knowledgeable about the market. Throughout the purchasing process and beyond they have gone above and beyond to help, not only with information regarding the property and is surrounding areas, but with regard to local architects, geometras and tradesmen, all of whom have been very helpful and professional.

Clive Topliss, from UK to... Casasco!

It is with much pleasure that I am writing a review of Lakeside Real Estate. Sara Zanotta and her staff are a fantastic asset to the Real Estate community here on Lago Di Como. My personal experience in dealing with Sara and her staff over the last few years has been nothing but positive. She and her crew (especially Elisa) have been courteous and professional, always, but more importantly, they have gone out of their way to help me in many different situations. Initially finding me a 1st class apartment to rent, and over the years aiding mean a variety of situations in understanding and dealing with the authorities, vendors, and government offices whenever necessary. I HIGHLY recommend Lakeside for all of your real estate needs around Lago Di Como. THEY are the my opinion. And yes, I am a little prejudice. Wonderful folks.

Jeff Packard, from Utah to...San Siro!

I first came into contact with Sara many years ago when we were buying our first property in Lake Como. The buying process differs a lot from our country (Sweden) and language barriers made us feel very omitted. But if Sarah had not been there for us, with her professionalism and calm, we would never have dared to buy what would prove to be our best investment. 

In both quality of life and money.

Over the years, we have turned to Sara for help and questions. And always been treated with great kindness and helpfulness. It is priceless.

Today, I see Sara as my friend.

Helene Liedberg, from Sweden to... Tremezzina!

My wife and I worked with Sara Zanotta at Lakeside Realty. She did an amazing job. She is a pleasure to work with. Tireless and full of energy.

Darin Brown | from Canada to... Menaggio!

Working with Lakeside Real Estate for 2+ years. First they helped me to buy a small house and than to communicate with the local authorities and to connect electricity an water. Living in Germany I was afraid that buying property in Italy may result in adventure but thanks to LAKESIDE everything went smooth. Very professional, friendly staff. Would recommend evryone new to the area.

Andrej Teshler | from Russia to... San Siro!

We have both bought and sold a property through Sara (Lakeside Real Estate) and both experiences were great, especially bearing in mind we don’t live in Italy. Sara and her team are very proactive and get things done! You don’t need to ask twice.
We have full trust in LakeSide (financial/legal matters and others).
The entire team speaks well English which makes both email coorespondance, as well calls, very easy and clear.
We had worked in the past with other local real estate agencies and communication was a problem.

Highly recommended!

Noam Raffaelli | from Colonno to... Philadelphia!

The Lakeside agency is very helpful with all practical stuff that needs to be arranged to buy an apartment in Italy. If you want to buy without worries this is the place to be !

Bernard & Gina Malfliet | from Belgium to... Colonno!

Der Kauf meiner Wohnung in Argegno wurde von Sara und ihrem Team vermittelt und sehr professionell und geradezu freundschaftlich organisiert. Da es das erste Mal war, dass ich eine Immobilie im Ausland kaufte, war mir Vertrauen sehr wichtig, welches ich Sara vorbehaltlos entgegenbringen konnte. Es hat mich positiv überrascht, wie reibungslos und effizient der Kauf vonstatten ging. Weiterhin hat mich gefreut, dass ihr Service nicht mit der Vertragsunterschrift endete, sondern Sara und Elisa mich auch weiterhin in allen administrativen Belangen (Bankkontoeröffnung, Steuerangelegenheiten etc) nach dem Kauf unterstützten. Ich würde mich jederzeit wieder an Sara wenden.

Niels Radeisen | from Germany to... Argegno!

Sara and Elisa from Lakeside provided excellent service and support for the sale of our Como home, and the purchase of another home in the same village. Their communications were timely and accurate. The support included all contacts with the notaries, the Commune, the Province, and all of the Utilities companies. The support is ongoing as we tend to have additional questions, etc. And now we are in the process of completing renovations and they continue to provide support.

Brian & Linda Maynard | from Canada to... Tremezzina!

Over the past 10 yrs we've progressed through several properties at Lake Como,dealing with various Immobiliare (estate agents) - some good some not so good ! The past few years our experience with Sara at Lakeside has been refreshingly calm and relatively hassle free.
In addition to her linguistic skills and specific local knowledge we always felt comfortable that Sara was "working for us", plus Lakesides fee's have been fair.
Elisa and the other office staff provide a great support service during and especially after the deals done.One added bonus we found was Luciano, an engineer based at Lakeside, project manages refurbs,etc ..
All in, we'd highly recommend Sara and Lakeside in delivering a 1st class
service for ur buying/selling needs in idyllic Lake Como !

Joe Mullan | from Ireland to... San Siro!

Cinq étoiles ce n'est pas assez!
Nous cherchions depuis 3 ans à devenir propriétaires au bord du lac de Côme.
Entre le 1er e-mail échangé avec Sara et la signature de la promesse de vente, il s'est écoulé...33 jours!
A l'écoute, professionnelle, efficace, polyvalente, Sara a été pour nous bien plus qu'un agent immobilier, un véritable coach de la "Bella Vita" à l'italienne, à la fois intermédiaire avec les professionnels, interprète, guide touristique, et j'en oublie...
L'agence s'est agrandie, 3 années sont passées, mais Lakeside veille toujours sur nous, gérant courrier, factures et fiscalité.
Une expérience tellement rassurante pour les acheteurs étrangers que nous sommes.
100% recommandable

Mylene Mabille Maréchal | from France to... San Siro!

Cercavamo un terreno o una casa nella zona di Menaggio e l'incontro con Sara della Lakeside Real Estate é stato più che positivo. Sara é efficiente, disponibile, simpatica e molto precisa. Grazie a Lei abbiamo trovato e comperato una casa da ristrutturare in un posto bellissimo e siamo molto contenti.

Olivia Orsatti | from Belgio to... Plesio!

Abbiamo venduto la nostra casa con Lakeside Real Estate ed è stata un'esperienza molto positiva. Sara ed i suoi collaboratori hanno saputo comprendere le nostre necessità e quelle dell' acquirente in maniera molto professionale. L' aspetto tecnico e documentale é stato trattato minuziosamente. Un trattamento davvero squisito dal principio, sino al momento dell' atto notarile. Con Sarà ci siamo sentiti accompagnati e sicuri sin dal primo istante ed il risultato è stato ottimo.

Letizia Martinoia | from Pianello del Lario to ... Spain!

In all our dealings with Lake Como agents over the past five years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been, Sara! Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced local real estate agent who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you! До скорой встречи!

Dmitri Katunin | from Russia to... Menaggio!

I was a cautious British first time buyer in Italy, having looked for a place for several years, worried that i'd get lost in Italian bureaucracy. Lakeside had the perfect place for us and guided us through the process very efficiently.
I can't speak highly enough of Sara & Elisa at Lakeside, they have continued to be incredibly helpful since we bought, getting our house up and running sorting out bill payments, advising on local tax etc
I wouldn't hesitate to use Lakeside again in the future.

David Hepworth | from United Kingdom to... Tremezzina!

What a Team! My wife and I travelled from Australia to find and purchase a property on Lake Como. Nothing was too much trouble for these ladies. Their support for us was way beyond expectation and their professionalism outstanding. If you are looking for a property on Lake Como. Do yourself a favour and get in touch with lakeside real estate. We couldn't be happier. Sara, Elisa. Many thanks for making our dream a reality.

Drew & Ann Bennett | from Australia to... Argegno!

I have bought two properties on Lake Como so have some experience in the matter. Sara and her team have a vast amount of experience , work hard to find the right property and are very professional. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy in the area.

David Weight | from UK to... Menaggio!

Molto professionali, ben preparati, molto disponibili. Mi sono trovato benissimo.

Giancarlo Ronchi | from San Siro back to ... Milano!

Sara and all at Lakeside are excellent. Helpful ,polite and professional. They always make you feel they have the experience to deal with everything you need in choosing a property 10/10

Gina Weight | from UK to... Menaggio!