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We are very proud of the testimonials and complimentary comments we have received from our many clients over the years. Please click for testimonials in the following areas:

 

Property Search & Purchase

Property Sale

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Property Search & Purchase

 

From: Tim
Sent: 21 October 2016
Subject: Log Pod
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com

Hello Dan,

Many thanks for the help regarding the gardening.

Many thanks for the congratulations and I shall definitely keep you in the loop as I'll will be looking at finishes and furnishings come the time. Also having you at guys at "think Slovenia" manage the property would be fantastic as I feel a great connection with you.

Many thanks again for all your help and assistance along the way,

Best wishes,
Tim

 

From: Kristina
Sent: October 2016
Subject: Apartment in Ljubljana
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Morning, Anamarija,
Thank you for your email, my stay was nice and much due to the kind and professional assistance of your team! I would like to thank all of you for such a cool solution that you found for me)
Regards,
Kristina

 

From: Tim
Sent: 19 September 2016
Subject: Testimonial
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Think Slovenia have been simply superb.
They have helped at every single step of the sale and have made it a wonderfully straight forward process for me as a foreign buyer.
Their communication has been second to none and they are always very eager to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
I would of been lost without them, thank you again to the whole team!

 

From: Florian
Sent: 26 Maj 2016
Subject: Review
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Dear ThinkSlovenia Team,
We received our keys yesterday - thanks for arranging the hand over! We really love the place and are super happy with it in every way.
Thank you so much again for your help and support on the journey - this was much easier than expected and also a lot of fun! Living 6 time zones away, and not speaking a word of Slovenian, I was worried initially how this might all work out - but you really made it a smooth and efficient process. I really greatly valued your flexibility and how you helped navigate a lot of other things too - from finding the right contractor for renovations to gardening tips :)
I trust we will be in touch again soon - next trip is already planned and then we should go for a drink and celebrate!
Best
Florian

 

From: Colm
Sent: 9 May 2016
Subject: Jelovice
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com

Hi Dan,
That's great news.
Hopefully no more bumps in the road but  it's definitely a nice start to the week.
Many thanks for all your work to date.
You've been extremely helpful and informative and a pleasure to deal with.
Best regards,

Colm

 

From: Terry
Sent: 5 May 2016
Subject: Payments
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Hi Pia
Attached are receipts from bank for Think Slovenia fees and house tax. Plus we do not want to go home. Thank you all for the wonderful help with both of our house purchases in this wonderful country and maybe 2018 we will add another through Think Slovenia of course.!
Kindest regards,
Terry

 

From: Tim
Sent: 14 April 2016
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Hello Anamarija,

Wow thank you so much!!!

I will check over the contract tomorrow and post it over the weekend.

I will let you know the second it is sent plus forward you the tracking numbers from DHL.

I simply cannot wait, you and the whole team have been so so helpful and I cannot express my gratitude enough for making my dream a reality!  THANKYOU!! 

Best wishes,

Tim

 

From: Bjorn
Sent: 6 April 2016
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Hi team of Think Slovenia!

We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you all did! From the initial two days on the road with Anamarija -boy did we have fun- on a quest for an ideal project that would fit our needs, over the correspondence with Dan who got to answer our many questions and somehow kept his calm, till the finishing process that Pia took for her account and made it look that simple like it was buying an icecream! You all have impressed us very much! I’m convinced that none of your competetors are able to keep up with this excellence in service.

Although the project turned out to be a real challenge to purchase, with many hickups, you always kept your calm and guided us smoothly trough the proces. In fact, the only thing we needed to do was to sign paperwork; you literaly took all the work out of our hands. And you still do. The purchase is made, the refurbishing and construction works will start soon. Luckaly we have Think Slovenia to count on and help us trough the next chapter... We look forward to continue our collaboration!

We can highly recommend your team for the following reasons:

  • smooth and prompt correspondence
  • competitive prices
  • a personal, yet professional approach
  • experienced team
  • excellent teamwork

Keep up the good work!
Bart and Bjorn

 

From: Erika
Sent: 1 Februar 2016
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Hi Anamarija,
Just to let you know that we have now paid the invoice you recently sent.  Please could you let us know when you receive it?
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help in ensuring that our property purchase went as smoothly as possible and we will have no hesitation in contacting you should we require your services in the future.

Thanks again and best wishes
Erika and Zelc

 

From: Tom I
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com

Many thanks Dan and the team for all your help throughout the Slovenian property purchase process. It has been hugely reassuring to know that ThinkSlovenia was there to look out for us and to guide us whenever we had questions or concerns.
If you want to use the above text as an anonymous reference for your website then please feel free.
We will try to arrange to meet you either in Ljubljana or at the flat in the near future to discuss managing the property as a holiday let, although we probably won't look to start letting until at least next Summer.

Thanks again and best regards,
Tom

 

From: Frances
Sent: 16 oktober 2015 11:15
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: funds transfer

Hi Anamarija
Apologies for delay but been working away.
Would like to say ‘Thank you’ for all help and support throughout the process of buying the house in Colnica.
We are all very excited about it and hopefully it will be a nice place once renovated.
Your support has been excellent and will highly recommend you and Think Slovenia Company to others in the future.

Thank you again,
Frances

 

From: Zeljko
Sent: 29 september 2015 10:48
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: potrdilo

Spostovani,
V priponki posiljam skenirano potrdilo o placilu preostanka kupnine za hisko na Planini pod golico.
Placilo provizije bo izvedeno tudi Danes, potrdilo predlozim, ce je prav, jutri ob primopredaji.

Zahvaljujem se vam za korekten in profesionalen pristop in vas lepo pozdravljam,
Zeljko Kovac

 

From: Sergey
Sent: 30 june 2015 12:35
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: modrej

Hello Pia,

thanks for your congratulations and for your co-operation and assistance on this purchase. I am very happy with the house, please also forward my thanks to all other people involved - Dan, Anamarija and others whom I might not know.I will be glad to discuss with you my ideas for house renovation, I think for a start it would be a good plan to meet in your office in Ljubljana. 
In the meanwhile you may examine the surveyor's report on the house (also in attachment), you will find there some of my general ideas for house's renovation.

Thank you!
Kind regards, Sergey

 

From: Derek
Sent: 6 May 2015 9:39
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Information

Hi Dan

Hope you and the family are well.
Just thought we would drop you a quick e-mail to let you know how we are. Well it's been 3 months now since we came over and both Frances and I couldn't be happier. The area is fantastic in so many ways. The weather has been great, the scenery is wonderful and we are getting on great with the neighbours.
We can't thank you enough for the help and guidance you have given us in the last 18 months or so. It has made our move over here easier than moving house in the UK. We feel that of all the areas we have looked at, we have landed in the best area with a house that is full of potential - thanks to your guidance.
We will be contacting you in the near future regarding the language courses we can do. We are picking up a lot of words from talking to people, shopping and from watching television with Slovenian subtitles. Frances has a better grasp of it than me, I picked up the building materials quicker from websites :). It is amazing how you can have a conversation with someone when we don't have a lot of Slovenian and the other person doesn't have a lot of English. One of the neighbours also throws in a bit of German, which I did 30 years ago at school.
But we are thoroughly enjoying our new life. We feel healthier, happier and feel quite settled here. It is the best move we have made. Thank you.
See you soon and all the best

Derek & Frances

 

From: Rory
Sent: 22 October 2014 8:58
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Testimonial

Hi Anamarija

From the moment you meet Dan and Pia, you know you're in good hands. For a first time home buyer such as myself, I was mildly nervous about it all. Simply put, it was a walk in the park. They have all the right know how, resources, people and management. It was an utter delight doing business with Dan, Pia and their team at ThinkSlovenia.com.

Rory

 

From: Terry
Sent: 17 October 2014 11:43
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Please send

Hi Dan 

Thanks yes we are enjoying it a lot we have managed to get quite a lot done to the house this week . Please proceed with sorting the electric change over out for us . Also I really need to pay the translator could you text his address over please so I can drop the money in to him I have no wifi at moment so text would be better .Thanks to think slovenia for all the help over the last few months fabulous service and fantastic people it would be nice to catch up for lunch or dinner maybe on our next visit to say thank you in person.

Thanks again. Terry&Bryanna

 

From: Derek
Sent: 14 October 2014 18:06
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Testimonial

Without the help of Think Slovenia our relocation to Slovenia would have been impossible. Their help and advice has been invaluable, from arranging viewings to negotiating an excellent purchase price. Legal services with excellent rates, for the purchase were also arranged. We are also using Think Slovenia for learning the language and for other areas we will require, for example putting us in touch with insurance brokers.
We would recommend Dan, Pia and the rest of the Think Slovenia team without any hesitation - they have been fantastic.

Many thanks. Derek & Frances

 

From: Yvonne
Sent: 13 October 2014 20:34
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Testimonial

Hi Anamarija

We can highly recommend 'Think Slovenia'.  They have made buying a property abroad an easier, and more enjoyable process, than in the UK!  From first contact it was clear that 'Think Slovenia' were a professional and friendly company to work with.  They asked us sensible questions prior to our visit and then put together an excellent selection of properties for us to view.   We went for the 'tailored' service; you get a lot for your money here, even if you don't purchase (and if you do it's taken off the fee).  Nothing ever seemed like too much trouble (we asked a lot of questions) and they 'held our hands' through every step of the way; from visiting properties, to making our offer, to organising our notary, to communicating with the sellers for our handover (and being there)... they helped at every point. 'Think Slovenia' is great value for money; worth every penny we have paid them. It's been a pleasure working with the whole team and we look forward to continuing our relationship long into the future.

Yvonne & Robert

 

From: Lucie C
Sent: 11 December 2011 18:42
To: Pia Think Slovenia; dan bendall;
Subject: Hello

Hello Pia & Dan! 

We have safely arrived back to our rainy, grey country :) what a pleasant stay in Slovenia, thank you so much for everything - the organisation of the sale was spot on.
Many Thanks for all, we really do appreciate everything you are doing for us.

All the best

 

From: Mark B
Sent: 11 December 2011 19:27
To: Pia Think Slovenia; dan bendall;
Subject: Hi

Hi Dan and Pia,

It was a real pleasure to (finally!) meet you both. We all feel very lucky to have Think Slovenia looking after our property and I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help that culminated in a very smooth sale at the weekend - it was much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you both next time one or all of us are out in Slovenia when with a bit of luck we'll have a 3 bed flat!

Many thanks again, Mark

 

From: SB
Sent: 02 November 2010 12:40
To: dan bendall
Subject: Hi

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your mail. Yes we are all over the moon with the house. We took a walk along the St Nicholas trail which runs through the village across the Radovna river and then up the hill the other side to Spodnje Laze. It was brilliant, vibrant Autumn colours and sunshine. I am sure we will be very happy there.
I am hoping to spend some time out there in the next few weeks taking time to get some peace and solitude to do some work. We will all be out for New Year February Half Term and Easter and the whole of the Summer holidays. So I hope we can meet up again and I will buy you that drink I promised.

Many thanks for all you have done

 

From: Wander
Sent: 10 August 2009 08:53
To: info@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Property Enquiries

Hi Dan,
I am back home in 1 piece. I want to thank you for the great programme you have put together yesterday. You are my first choice of estate agents because of your profesional aproach. I  am going to take a week to let things sink in. I will get back to you sometime next week.
Kind regards

 

 

From: Sally D
Sent: 13 January 2009 20:51
To: Dan Bendall
Subject: Kred offer

 

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your mail.  Thanks again for all your help.  The viewing trip was excellently organised. You have been extremely helpful over the past few months, both in offering advice and putting us in touch with expert help in order to facilitate our decision making.  Had the current economic situation not arisen I am in no

doubt that we would have completed our purchase and gone on to use "Think Slovenia" to project manage the renovation work.

Thank you again for being so understanding of our situation.  If the economic climate improves and we look again at buying property in Slovenia you will definitely be our first port of call and we would not hesitate to recommend "Think Slovenia" to others interested in buying property in the country.

Best regards, Sally & Martin D

 

 

From: Petri
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 11:46 AM
To: Think Slovenia, Pia; anna
Subject: Piran, Slovenia

 

Dear Pia  & Dan,

We have now paid you the second part of your commission + additional costs. It should be in your bank account within few days (should it not be there by the end of this week, please let us know, so we can contact our bank). We also like to use this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding support with purchasing our Piran apartment – without your help it would not have been possible. We also would like to wish you Happy New Year and all the best in the future!

 

 

From: Penny

Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 3:48 PM

To: Think Slovenia, Pia

Subject: Oil!

 

We bought our house in Slovenia at the end of last year and are over the moon with it. Slovenia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unspoilt countries in the world, and the Slovenes are really friendly and welcoming. Dan and Pia at Think Slovenia were endlessly patient and helpful during our search - they provided great support and we would never have found our home without them. They have also provided further help and advice with renovations on the house - again, it would have been impossible without them! All in all they provide a fantastic service and we'd definitely recommend them, and Slovenia, to anyone.

 

 

From: Blaine
Sent: 02 July 2008 17:48
To: dan bendall
Subject: Loose ends

 

Thanks Dan,

Just spoke with Marko and our lawyer, and we will handle the registry application immediately.

Marko has also sent you the original document as discussed. Once again, I am very pleased with the property, and I really very much appreciate your and Pia's help to find it for me. I found at all times dealing with you both very professional, friendly and helpful.

Once again, thanks for your assistance, LP, Blaine.

 

 

From: Petri
Sent: 02 July 2008 16:34
To: dan bendall
Subject: Piran Preliminary Contract

 

Dear Dan,

Thank you for the preliminary contract. We read it through very carefully and everything  seemed to be as agreed. We signed four English copies and four Slovenian ones and sent the package already to Mr. Christiansen by Express mail. After both parties have signed the contact and you have accepted the documents we will make the legal deposit of 13.000 euros. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards, Petri

P.S.  We are very satisfied with the process and your support so far. Everything has gone smoothly and in a professional manner!

 

 

From: V. Johan
Sent: 21 May 2008 19:01
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Viewings

 

Thanks for your help today
It was most useful, since the properties were located very remotely.
We will now need some day's back home to consider our plans based on all the information we gathered in the past day's. I hope to give you some feedback before the end of next week.
We are really pleased with the service you provided so far.

Thanks again, Johan and Ann

 

 

From a Slovenia related forum

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 1:32 pm  

Subject: Help with finding a property

 

Hi. We recently bought a property (after a lot of searching) with the help of Think Slovenia. Dan and Pia are very friendly and very helpful. Pia also teaches Slovenian to English speakers. Have a look at www.thinkslovenia.com or email Dan at dan@thinkslovenia.com
Graham at Aston

 

 

From: Peter M
Sent: 30 November 2007 15:21
To: dan bendall
Subject: a few words of recommendation

 

Having just recently purchased our holiday home in slovenia,we feel that we can thoroughly recommend the services of Dan and Pia at Think Slovenia, they have been most helpful and effecient at every stage of the buying process. We found that Dan and Pia,s inside knowledge of Slovenia, the language and their contacts to be absolutely invaluable.

We would like to wish them all the best for the future.

Peter and Pat 

 


From: John K
Sent: 08 November 2007 17:01
To: dan bendall
Subject: Our visit

 

Dear Dan,

Many thanks - it printed out brilliantly and looks VERY comprehensive. If this is typical of your work, then I look forward to doing business with you! Will phone you from Croatia. Looks like we may have an interesting

journey on Saturday & Sunday.

Best wishes, John

 

 

From: Steve E
Sent: 29 August 2007 19:34
To: dan bendall; Think Slovenia
Subject: Smartno

 

Hi guys

We just wanted to say thank you!!!

 

We picked up the keys to the house in Smartno on Friday and spent a fantastic first weekend in the house and had a great session with Luka to run through the things we'd like to consider doing to the place.  The house is fantastic and we've already made friends with a few of the neighbours in a combination of English, Italian, German and a little bit of Slovenian (more Slovenian learning required!)

So thank you so much for all your help.  I know we asked loads of questions and were probably a right pain along the way so thank you for your patience and all your support.

Hopefully we'll be in touch soon about other projects (possibly the vineyard plan and also maybe the man with the van) and hopefully to arrange a date to meet up with you somewhere in Slovenia sometime in the future to thank you in person!

 

thanks again, Anna and Steve

 

 

From: Christine & Brendan F
Sent: 06 August 2007 08:45
To: dan bendall
Subject: thanks

 

Hi Dan

We just wanted to say a big thank-you for all the effort you put into finding us a property in Slovenia. We love the country - as clearly does a goodly part of Europe! Anyway, we did want to sincerely thank you (whatever transpires tomorrow and thereafter) and sorry we couldn't do so in person.

Have a good time in the UK.

All best wishes, Christine and Brendan.

 

From: a Slovenia related forum

Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:27 pm    

Subject: Recommendation

 

Hi Roger, I can recommend Dan Bendall and Pia at thinkslovenia.com , they have organised two viewing itinaries for us in the last six months and we have today signed the contract to buy a house near Kamnik. They have been very helpful in liasing with estate agents, lawyers and an Architect on our behalf and I think it would have far more stressful if we had to contact and try to communicate with everyone ourselves (though we are trying to learn a little Slovene)

Good luck, Trish.

 

From: Alan and Sara
Sent: 17 July 2007 08:57
To: dan bendall
Subject: Kambresko

 

Dan,

I think in my haste yesterday I forgot to say thank you! We have a wonderful new holiday house in Slovenia...the second visit and the time I spent both at the house and in Slovenia just underlined what a great find it is. The view is just "wow". Like all houses the longer you spend in them the more you notice what needs doing, but it has fantastic potential to be a really great holiday home. We couldn't have got so far without you!

Alan

 

 

From: Dyron
Sent: 04 July 2007 18:42
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Viewing programme for today

 

Dan,

Do not worry about me, no need to meet with me.  The work you have done for me is great, and much appreciated.  I will be in touch for sure though. 

Have a good evening, Dyron

 

 

From: Colour
Sent: 25 June 2007 22:05
To: Think Slovenia Pia; dan bendall
Subject: Insurance

 

Hi Dan/Pia

Sorry we didn't get to meet up whilst in Slovenia, things were pretty hectic getting the Chalet ready, I didn't quite comprehend how much time would be spent shopping!

We took the contract to Ales who is in the process of sorting out the land registry. Thanks for the offer of arranging insurance but this is already in place.

Having spent a little time in the chalet we are really happy with our purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone buying in Slovenia.

Keep in touch, Mark 

 

 

From: David
Sent: 23 April 2007 20:08
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: ref signing contract

 

Hello Dan, We have eventually got sorted re transfer of funds however the soonest global are able to get the funds into the sellers account is by this Friday. thanks for all your assistance so far it has made the proccess a lot easier for us and we will gladly reccomend your services to anyone planning to purchase a property in slovenia Best wishes for now David&Susan, ps its raining in England!

 

 

From: Carl
Sent: 10 April 2007 06:51
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Cezsoca handover

 

Hi Dan & Pia

We have just returned from our visit to Slovenia to receive the keys for our property and wanted to thank you both for your hard work that has made this possible.  The trip went without a hitch, Urska had all the paperwork organised and answered all our questions exactly.

Obviously none of this would have been possible to us without your help & assistance so once again from us both a big thank you.

Kind regards, Carl & Anna .

 

 
From:
Mark
Sent: 06 February 2007 21:08
To: dan bendall
Subject: Mojstrana

 

Hello Dan

Thanks for all your help with the flat in Mojstrana.

We were very impressed with your side of things and were wondering if you had any other properties in Slovenia. We'd be looking at a 2 bed flat either on the coast or in Ljubljana for rental, not as a holiday home for us.

Thanks, Mark

 

 

From: Chris
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:25 PM
To: Think Slovenia Pia
Subject: Mojsrana

 

Hi Pia,

Very many thanks for all your help and advice last week.  It made matters so easy and we acheived everything we wanted (except the garbage bin!!). We even started our bank account in KG with the arrangement for paying the bills - great - thanks.

You will see from your copy of my email to Luka that things are moving along nicely with him too.

Again many thanks for all your expert help - it was so easy with you and would have been impossible without.  If ever you need a recommend from a previous client don't hesitate to refer to us.

Regards, Chris and Janice

 

 

From: Chris
Sent: 29 December 2006 18:50
To: dan bendall
Subject: Mojstrana

 

Hi Dan,

What a star you are!! I am not getting any response from the agent so your hand in the completion is again invaluable.  I have sent the bank transfer of the final payment today as per contract. It should be there by Monday all being well.  We have booked flights on 8th January Easyjet arriving 1625.  Will call your mobile if any problem.

Regards, Chris

 

 

From: Colour
Sent: 04 November 2006 16:47
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Viewings

 

Hi Dan/Pia

Just returned safely home, had a good meeting with Luka at the  house in Bitne and we're now waiting for his report.  It looks like we should be able to complete all works within budget so as soon as we receive the report we'll give you a call to discuss making an offer.

 Thanks for all your efforts so far, the trip was a great success as far as we were concerned and couldn't have gone smoother.

Speak to you soon, Mark & Trish

 

 

 

From: PRC
Sent: 27 October 2006 20:16
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Viewing program

 

Dear Dan,

Many thanks for the viewing programme. I'm impressed.  

I will give you a ring on Sunady morning.

Best wishes, Phil

 

 

From: Sarah M
Sent: 22 October 2006 11:27
To: dan bendall
Subject: Thanks

 

Hi Dan and Pia,
It was great to meet you both too, and thank you again for all your help so far. We really love it and it was very hard to leave it and lock the door on Friday morning. We did go to the furniture shop on the Thursday which was brilliant – even if I did end up spending a small fortune! We are very excited about hearing back from Luka on the papers for the house – he seems keen on the project and such a nice guy too – all so important for working well together.
Many thanks, Sarah

 

 

From: P B
Sent: 09 October 2006 13:27
To: dan bendall
Subject: Sale

 

Hi Dan

Well, we were sad to leave Bovec behind, but we are back in the UK now. Thank you so much for your help in our house search, arranging viewings, and more! You've been great to work with, and I don't think we would have felt as confident about buying a place without your assistance.

 

 

From: Ross
Sent: 07 September 2006 09:22
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Thanks

 

Thanks for all your help on getting the house brought, It will be really nice when finished. I have given your details to my brother in law who will be looking to a buy a place in the near future there so will probally be contacting you soon to do some searches etc... to see what is available. Many Thanks again for your time. When we are next in the area at the same time we will have to meet up.

All the best, Ross

 

 

From: Cseve
Sent: 14 August 2006 22:24
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: post viewing trip

 

Hi Dan & Pia

Hope you are both well, thankyou for taking the time to meet us at Bovec last week, we know how busy you are but it was lovely to meet you both.  Following our trip we just wanted to say thanks for arranging accommodation & viewings, everything went smoothly and hotel was comfortable & staff friendly. 

 


From: B, Richard
Sent: 12 August 2006 19:03
To: dan bendall
Subject: Thanks

 

I would like to thank both of you for your time monday/tuesday/wednesday. Monday and tuesday were very long days. there is little doubt in my mind that a lot of this if not all would quite simply be impossible without the help that the two of you have given us. I look forward to developing our working relationship together. I look forward to hearing from you and I will revert to you when I have some further news.

Regards, Richard

 

 

From: Cathryn
Sent: 25 July 2006 08:14
To: dan bendall
Subject: zaga


Dear Dan,
as you may know we have had our offer accepted on the house in zaga which we are very pleased about and thak you for your help. We were wondering what is the process from now on i.e what is the next few steps and how long do you envisage the process taking to completion? we would be very grateful if you could help us as we also envisage a longer working realtionship with Pia and yourself regarding this property.
Many thanks, Cathryn

 

 

From: Corinne F

Sent: 10 June 2006 22:09
To: dan bendall
Subject: Viewing and accommodation programme

 

HI Dan

Firstly thankyou for sorting out the accomodation it was great! and I have to say the organisaton of  the viewings were spot on and very well organised. so thankyou for the service.We would like to progress with the purchase of the appartment we saw but have a few things the agents are finding out for us first but will probably need your help in purchasing this property if our offer gets accepted.

Regards, Corinne

 

 

From: John H
Sent: 08 May 2006 14:09
To: 'dan bendall'
Subject: Properties of interest

 

Dan

Just in case your telephone has died I confirm our intention to proceed with "the rubble in the garden" property. We appreciate your efforts for us and confirm we would like you to help us with the property development. Our first step would be to arrange a basic survey with some architect plans drawn up to  help us play around with lay-out.

We see this as the first part of our developments in Slovenia. Thank you for all your help to date. Please let me know the reaction to offer and any suggestions you have.

 

 


From: Fiona S
Sent: 02 April 2006 11:35
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Slovenia

 

Hi Dan

Thank you so much for organising the trip for us - it all went very smoothly, apart from the plane breaking down on the way out - so we arrived late and then got lost in the dark. The accomodation was lovely - we were both delighted. The properties were all very interesting and gave me a good idea what I would be interested in buying. I will be going out again, with my husband, in May.

Kind regards, Fiona

 

 

From: William
Sent: 28 February 2006 21:26
To: Dan Bendall
Subject: Think Slovenia Property Search

 

Hi Guys
excuse the delay please, super busy!

yes, I can say that i think your service has been first class. not an easy brief, I'm sure, and some great leads for us to follow. Tthe Ratece plot looks promising, but Bohinj looks to be north facing, steep and very narrow. I'll let you know any progress. payment going thro' tonight, from my girlfriend's account,

thanks again, Will

 

 Property Sale

 

From Simo
Subject: Imenska Gorca
Sent: 13 Maj 2016 11:25
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Spoštovana
Lep dan vam želim in še enkrat hvala za vse, kar ste do sedaj naredili.
Zelo me vesli, da obstajajo agencije kot je Vaša in ste opravičili vse napisano o njej na Vaši spletni strani.

Šimo

 

From Nada
Subject: Mnenje
Sent: 5 Maj 2016 7:01
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Draga Anamarija & Co,

Najlepša hvala za odlično sodelovanje pri prodaji nepremičnine. Vrhunski ste – v vseh korakih: od pridobitve stranke do realizacije. Ažurni, v pomoč pri premagovanju birokratskih zahtev in prijateljski. Bravo! Upam, da bomo z vašo pomočjo prodali še kakšno nepremičnino.

Uspešno delo še naprej in veliko zadovoljnih strank vam želim, saj si to zaslužite. Absolutno zaslužite najtoplejše priporočilo!

Lep dan, Nada

 

From Darjo
Subject: Mnenje
Sent: 14 April 2016 19:57
To: anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Prodajo svojih nepremičnin sem zaupal podjetju Think Slovenia in lahko rečem samo na kratko: Profesionalna ekipa s profesionalnim odnosom, pri kateri razočaranja praktično ne more biti. Gospa Pia in gospa Anamarija bdita nad popolnoma vsakim korakom pri prodaji in drugega, kot uspeh, ob taki visoki poslovnosti tudi biti ne more. Zelo zadovoljen in priporočam močno!

Darjo

 

From Agata
Subject: Hvala
Sent:24 September 2015 11:30
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com, anamarija@thinkslovenia.com

Spoštovani!

V svojem in v imenu moje sestre Monike se Vama najlepše zahvaljujem za odlično sodelovanje in pomoč pri prodaji hiše na Planini pod Golico. 

Prosim, da v najinem imenu lepo pozdravite gospoda Terrya.

Še enkrat hvala, prejmita lepe pozdrave,

Agata in Monika

 

From Alan and Sara
Subject: Goodbye for now
Sent: 27 May 2015 13:11
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com

We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Think Slovenia. The whole team distinguish themselves by their professionalism, both through their knowledge of the real estate and property rental market, and their attitude to customer service.
Alan and Sara, UK

 

From Matjaz
Subject: Hiša Studor - preostanek kupnine
Sent: 14 January 2015 18:25
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Pia zdravo! 

Denar je prisel na moj in na Barbarin račun, tako da je vse poravnano.

Jutri kontaktiram banko, naj cim prej uredijo izbris hipoteke. Ce moram kaj sporociti notarki me prosim obvestite. Pri sebi imam tudi kljuc, povejte kam ga dostavim, posljem,..

Hvala se enkrat za vse!

Lp, Matjaz

 

From: Barbara
Sent: 20 March 2014 18:42
To: Pia Think Slovenia; dan bendall;
Subject: primopredaja

Pozdravljeni!

Najprej naj rečem, da je primopredaja potekala super, vse je bilo kot dogovorjeno. Mislim, da je bil tudi g. Marshall zelo zadovoljen. Po Vašem odhodu sva z mamo ostali še kakšno uro in mu pokazali kje so točne meje okrog hiše in kje meji parcela s sadovnjakom, vrtom...
Še enkrat se Vam najlepše zahvaljujem za vso pomoč. Res ste bili vsi zelo prijazni in ste super ekipa.

Lep pozdrav, Barbara

 

 

 

Property Renovation & Furnishing

 

From: Lisa
Sent: 15 October 2010 17:36
To: dan bendall
Subject: Baca meeting

Hi Dan and Pia

Having spoken with Iain, I just wanted to let you know the site meeting went well and Iain is very pleased with works undertaken. 
We would like to thank you both, again, for your invaluable assistance.  If you would like a Testimonial from us, for your website, you would be most welcome.  I feel you may be assisting us with future works at Hudajuzna too.  We look forward to it and hope you keep well in the meantime.

Kind regards, Lisa.

 

From: Maria
Sent: 28 September 2010 11:39
To: 'dan bendall'
Subject: Thanks

Dan, thank you very much for all your help, you definitely made this process much less painful for me.  :)
Perhaps, there will be other things you can assist me in the future or I'll be able to recommend your service to somebody else.


 

From: Gilly R
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 2:44 PM
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: House

 

We bought a beautiful old house in the Bela krajina region of Slovenia.  We then spent three years trying to obtain plans and organise permission for the conversion and renovation of this property into a family home and achieved nothing but frustration and disappointment.  Pia and Dan came on board six months ago and already we have architects we are happy to work with,  border problems have been solved and the plans and permissions are now awaiting confirmation.  We can honestly say that before Think Slovenia were involved we were considering giving up on our family dream of a new life.  Pia's diplomacy combined with Dan's commonsense and clear approach mean that our dream feels achievable in the very near future. 
 Noel and Gilly

 

 

 

From: Mark B
Sent: 16 October 2009 14:52
To: dan bendall
Subject: Tepe Update

 

Thanks Dan, I'll sort payment out next week. And yes, very happy with your work!

Mark

 

 

From: Geoff C
Sent: 16 July 2009 20:31
To: Dan Bendall
Subject: Tepe

 

Hi Dan

Many thanks for your email.

You can not begin to know how much we appreciate all of the help that you and Pia have provided us with the house to date. I dare say we would have not gone through with the project had you not been there. Its stressful enough as it is moving to a new country, though i know that we will settle-in in no time.

 

 

From: Sarah
Sent: 14 January 2009 19:27
To: dan bendall; Pia Think Slovenia
Subject: Reference

 

Think Slovenia have looked after us every step of the way through our property purchase. They assisted us with all legal and monetary aspects together with helping us to source architects and builders to begin the renovation. They then liaised with our local builder to make sure we were all able to communicate properly throughout the project. Two years after buying our property, we have had it renovated and it is being rented out for winter and summer holidays. Think Slovenia are now our acting agent in Slovenia and we could not trust anyone further to look after the running of our Chalet.

Without all their help, we simply would not be the proud owners of Chalet Planina. We highly recommend their services to anyone thinking or purchasing a property in Slovenia.

Adam and Sarah D, London, UK

 

 

From: Anna E
Sent: 04 December 2008 14:54
To: dan bendall
Subject: Reference

 

Think Slovenia have project managed the renovation of an old cottage for us.  The works have ranged from knocking down walls (involving a structural engineer) through to painting and decorating.  Dan and Pia have been a fantastic help, reassurance and source of knowledge throughout.  They have interviewed builders with us to help with the language and given guidance on characters, translated and negotiated quotes, organised keys and trips to buy required items as well as giving us regular and informative updates on what is going on.  We never would have been able to do the works without them and certainly would have paid a lot more, and wasted significant amounts of time, had we tried.  Above all though, they have given us invaluable piece of mind throughout to the point that we only felt the need to visit the works twice during the building process and could easily have not got out at all.  The renovations have far exceeded our expectations and we are totally delighted.  Dan & Pia have worked incredibly hard, given us great value for money and made a scary and inaccessible process both easy and fun.  Of course, as with any building project there were difficult conversations to have and decisions to make, but all the hard work was done for us by having Dan and Pia on board and helping us through it.  I am not even sure how we would have gone about these had we been negotiating on our own.  I would recommend them to anyone considering tackling a renovation without local knowledge of the language, the laws or the people.

 

 

 

From: Penny

Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 3:48 PM

To: Think Slovenia, Pia

Subject: Oil!

 

We bought our house in Slovenia at the end of last year and are over the moon with it. Slovenia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unspoilt countries in the world, and the Slovenes are really friendly and welcoming. Dan and Pia at Think Slovenia were endlessly patient and helpful during our search - they provided great support and we would never have found our home without them. They have also provided further help and advice with renovations on the house - again, it would have been impossible without them! All in all they provide a fantastic service and we'd definitely recommend them, and Slovenia, to anyone.

 

 

 

From: Richard
Sent: 19 February 2007 17:35
To: 'dan@thinkslovenia.com'
Subject: Our trip

 

Dan and Pia,

Sue and I would like to thank you for all of the hard work that the two of you have put in to the preparation of the apartments. In a sense we have "road tested" the holiday and it has passed with flying colours.

Many thanks, Richard, Sue and family.

 


From: Nina Schwarz
Sent: 27 April 2006 13:12
To: dan bendall
Subject: Property renovation, letting & management

 

Hi Dan,

thanks for aranging the meetings on Friday!

It went really well and we will geta quote from the first builder from Idrija!

Regards, Nina

 

 

Property lettings & Management

 

From: Barry Schneider
Subject: self-catering accommodation
Sent: 4 October 2016
To: Think Slovenia Facebook


The people at ThinkSlovenia do an exceptional job in providing self-catering accommodations in the country. When we looked for a place in the Bohinj-Bled area, they offered several different possibilities, each with extensive information and photos. Pricing seemed to be quite reasonable compared to alternatives.
Once we chose a place, the booking process was easy. They then sent very detailed information about how to reach the home we chose (as finding your way through small villages on a hillside can be quite difficult otherwise), how to settle in, where to find needs like groceries nearby and how to have fun while there. Instructions on how to use appliances were in the house. When we had questions or any difficulties, they were very responsive both by phone and email. This is how a booking company should work.
We strongly recommend ThinkSlovenia and, in the future, would use no one else to stay in Slovenia.

 

From: Kathleen Burick
Subject: video
Sent: 4 May 2016
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com 


Hello Pia,
Just looked at the video: it is so beautiful!, it looks fantastic :-)

I am curious to see what Geert will say tonight when he sees it :-).
Thank you,
Kathleen

 

From: Phil Chamberlain
Subject: TS invoice
Sent: 12 Apr 2016
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com 


Hi Pia,
Spring is getting going here too, thank goodness. Thanks for your continued help & support with our taxes. I'll settle your invoice in the next couple of days.
Best wishes,
Phil

 

From: Adam D
Subject: Chalet Planina
Sent: 11 Mar 2016
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com 


Thank you team TS for all your help and friendship over the years.
I wish you all the very best in all your endeavour and personal lives.
See you around
Adam

 

From: Sarah M
Subject: Chalet Planina
Sent: 10 Mar 2016
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Hi Pia, 
Thank you for everything, it has been a pleasure to work with you all and we have loved being part of Slovenian culture and enjoyed all our time with the local friends we had made.
Yes, our things arrived safely, thank you.
I will organise final payments this week.
I will always wave the flag for visiting Slovenia, its a magical place. Amazing still how many people don't know much about it!

Good luck with everything at Think Slovenia in the future
With best wishes
Sarah

 

From: Eric Peters
Subject: Invoice
Sent: 1 October 2015
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Hello Pia,
Thanks for the excellent work that you have done for us so far.
Yours, Eric Peters

 

From: Caroline
Subject: Our invoice
Sent: 1 October 2015
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Dear Pia,
We're very happy with the increase in bookings this year, especially that so many in this third quarter came through your own website. I've already been in touch with Dan and Ana about this, but our thanks again to the whole team for your efforts in getting us bookings and your smooth running of a complex operation. All the best Caroline

 

From: Katarina
Subject: Zahvala
Sent: 18 September 2015
To: pia@thinkslovenia.com

Pozdravljena gospa Pia,
hvala za ves vaš trud, res smo zadovoljni z letošnjo sezono in upajmo še za naprej vse najboljše.
Vsem lep pozdrav in hvala vam, Katarina


From: David
Subject: huge Thank you
Sent: 15 September 2015
To: guests@thinkslovenia.com

Hello Pia & Dan,

I write to say a huge Thank you for your very fast response to the small problems that my wife, Annia had at the apartment, everything now ok .. Please pass on our Thanks also to your housekeeper Urska, together The customer service you have provided is by far better than the Ritz Hotel New York !!!!  Thank you again,

Very best regards, David

 

 

From: Rob
Subject: Best wishes for 2015 - and a big thank you
Sent: 12 January 2014 11:22
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com

Dan, Pia and all the team at Think Slovenia
Having spent a long weekend with two friends as our first guests it hit home how lucky we are to have such a lovely hideaway in the mountains.
So I’m sending this note to say thank you, to you, and your excellent team. Finding the property, guiding us through the process of rental and dealing with all the builders, plumbers, telephone and the Big Bang orders :) has enabled me and Yvonne to realise a long standing dream.
We are very much looking forward to 2015 and we wish you all a prosperous and happy year too.
Rob
P.S. The building works in the basement look really good.

 

From: Dejan
Subject: Dobra sezona
Sent: Friday, October 3, 2014 9:36 AM
To: Ana

Zdravo Ana,

se opravičujem za pozen odgovor - skratka, nimam časa ... S poletno sezono sem bil vsekakor zadovoljen, lahko pa povem, da je preko vaše agencije prišlo največ gostov, kar me zelo veseli. Zadovoljen sem predvsem z odnosom, ki ga imamo - dogovori vedno držijo, plačila so vsa poravnana(razen jaz zamujam z izdajanjem računov). Glede popustov pa tako, nekateri predlogi se mi zdijo primerni in jih bom, ko bom prišel do nekaj malega časa tudi bolj detajlno pregledal in sporočil moje mnenje... Če uspešno poletno sezono prenesemo v zimsko obdobje, tukaj mislim predvsem na hrvaške goste, ki kakor vem, radi obiskujejo Vogel. Za tako korektno sodelovanje se vam zahvaljujem in pričakujem, da čim bolje sodelujemo tudi v prihodnje.

LP Dejan

 

From: Karin
Subject: Thanks
Sent: April 3, 2014 12:25:33 PM GMT+02:00
To: Dan Bendall

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your mail. We are already so happy to have changed to your organisation. Things are running smooth and fast, Thanks a lot!

Karin

 

From: Angela
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 12:37 PM
To: Pia
Subject: Registrations

I still find it hard to believe that we were not registered by your predecessors. I am just glad that we met with you. I am happy to take your advice regarding registering as a room renter, and as you said we can always change this if needed.

 

From: Gordon T
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:05 PM
To: Pia Tuma
Subject: Tim

Thank you so much for you detailed and most useful response. I really appreciate your helpfulness and obvious care for your clients!
Perhaps we shall have an opportunity to briefly meet ... when we eventually arrive in Ljubljana for 2 days, just prior to our departure from Slovenia.

Kind regards, Gordon

 

 

From: Alan H
Sent: 25 November 2009 14:29
To: dan@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Jiran

 

Jiran is a Slovenian Company owned by a group of English people that has developed a portfolio of luxury apartments for the discerning traveller in Slovenia. These developments could not have happened without the incredible help received from Dan, Pia and team at Think Slovenia.
From organising the initial land/building purchase, to assisting through the development of the appts, to furnishing them to a high standard and managing the rentals, Think Slovenia have done an amazingly good job. When small maintenance work on a property is needed, when a guest has a problem, when we need to obtain all the right permits Think Slovenia are there to sort out all the issues.
We could never have achieved what we have done without Think Slovenia.

 

From: David P
Sent: 20 February 2009 14:32
To: Dan Bendall;
Subject: invoices

 

Hi Dan,
 
Thanks for confirming money has been received safely. Thanks also for sending through invoices and breaking down all costs incurred to date.
I have to say that we have been very pleased with the service received, particularly your quick response and handling of the burst radiators.
Thanks again, and have a nice weekend.

David

 

 

From: Sarah
Sent: 14 January 2009 19:27
To: dan bendall; Pia Think Slovenia
Subject: Reference

 

Think Slovenia have looked after us every step of the way through our property purchase. They assisted us with all legal and monetary aspects together with helping us to source architects and builders to begin the renovation. They then liaised with our local builder to make sure we were all able to communicate properly throughout the project. Two years after buying our property, we have had it renovated and it is being rented out for winter and summer holidays. Think Slovenia are now our acting agent in Slovenia and we could not trust anyone further to look after the running of our Chalet.We highly recommend their services to anyone thinking or purchasing a property in Slovenia.

Adam and Sarah D, London, UK

 

 

From: Matthew Ongley
Sent: 11 May 2007 13:45
To: dan bendall
Subject: House in Bavsica

 

Think Slovenia have been invaluable in helping us buy a house and plan our relocation to Slovenia.  From translation of documents to mediation services, there is nothing Dan and Pia can't help out with. We recommend them both as business partners and as genuinely nice people!

 

 

 

From: Blythe Jan
Sent: 15 February 2007 08:57
To: dan bendall
Subject: Thanks

 

Everything looks great.You have done a marvellous job of finishing it all off .It looks just how I wanted.

Many thanks for all your help Jan

 

 

From: Slovenia related forum

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:39 am  

Subject: Hi

Hi there. have a word with dan bendell at www.thinkslovenia.com ,
they live nere Ljubljana, they run a property management company, his wife is slovenian here name is Pia she runs the slovenian language school in london very good and very freindly give them aring on 07747843515.
hope this helps daron.

 

 

Language Services

 

From: Urszula B
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:41 AM
To: Think Slovenia, Pia
Subject: Regent translation into Slovenian

 

Dear Pia

Thank you very much for the translation and your kindness.

Kind regards

Urszula

 

 

 

From: a Slovenia related forum

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:01 pm  

Subject: Hi

I have just starting learning Slovenian as I plan to move there in March and it's challenging to say the least so I'd say it takes dedication and determination but it's not impossible. I have had some 1-2-1 lessons with Pia from Think Slovenia plus I am doing distance learning at home but making myself be very disciplined and doing it every day (work permitting).
I'm not sure if you are already in Slovenia or in the UK? I haven't had any luck tracking down lessons in the UK but if you are in SLO I'd certainly recommend Pia.
Hope this is of some help

Adele

 

 

Other

 

From: Silvia
Sent: 30/12/2015
To: info@thinkslovenia.com
Subject: Booking

Perfect!!! Thanks so much!!!

Have a nice day.

You and your colleagues are very efficient, I appreciate this very much.

Regards, Silvia

 

From: Steve N
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:17 PM
To: 'Pia Tuma'
Subject: Final wedding arrangements

It was fantastic, we wouldn’t have changed anything, everything was perfect. The ceremony was lovely, we have asked Jolanda to send us a copy of the vows. They gave us champagne, a photograph album and copies of the wedding certificate in English and Slovene in a leather folder. The reception was more than we could have wished for, Monica and Nina had thought of everything, the wedding cake looked and tasted amazing, really wished you could have tried that. The girls gave us a special bottle of Batic wine as a gift, Monica seemed more than happy with the financial arrangements (all our family like a drink or two).Only arrived back home yesterday, so still unpacking and getting things ready for work tomorrow. We will email you some pictures as soon as we get them, Chris (our photographer) is still sorting them out for us.

Once again, thank you for everything, it was a perfect day in every way.

Kind regards, Steve & Helen (Mr & Mrs Nixon)

 

From: Steve N
Sent: 19 November 2010 00:33
To: 'dan bendall'
Subject: Wedding

That’s absolutely fantastic.

Price is fine, we would like breakfast for all guests.
It would be really helpful if you could confirm room layouts i.e. number of beds, so that we can fit the correct number of guests to each room.
No problem sending a deposit or providing credit card details as security (we usually do this if reserving one room) I’ll leave it entirely in your hands, I’m sure they will be fine with the arrangements. I will confirm numbers as soon as I can. I will speak to family now that we have accommodation sorted.

Thanks for everything so far, we couldn’t ask for more.

Kind Regards, Steve & Helen

 

From: ALICIA VELLA Producer/Director
Sent: 25th June 2010
To: Think Slovenia, Pia
Subject: House Hunters Slovenia

I recently directed an HGTV property show for Leopard Films USA entitled: House Hunters International in which we filmed a family buying a home in Slovenia. Pia was my fixer for the duration of the filming and I can vouch for her efficiency, ease to work with and helpfulness. She was always upbeat and friendly and – in addition – proved invaluable with her local connections.

I would highly recommend Pia any day as your local fixer or indeed, producer.


 

 

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