Some of our clients have been with us since the very start of our company in 2002. This is because we are not simply a real estate company conducting property transactions, but in many cases continue our client relationships to involve advising on every aspect of your property from simply recommending a good architect through comprehensive design and build, to letting and management if needs be. Below are a few kind acknowledgements of our efforts in helping turn dreams into reality.
When we decided to purchase land in such a paradise island as Sri Lanka, we had the opportunity to work with Lanka Real Estate. At all stages, we were provided with support and competency and it was easy to interact despite the language barrier. As a result, we became the happy owners of our own beautiful piece of paradise.
Thank you very much.
Rasul & Alexandra (Russia)
Когда мы решили приобрести землю на таком райском острове, как Шри-Ланка, у нас была возможность работать с этой компанией. На всех этапах нам была оказана поддержка и грамотная поддержка. Взаимодействовать было легко, несмотря на языковой барьер. В результате мы стали счастливыми обладателями прекрасного кусочка собственного рая. Большое спасибо.
расул и александра (Россия)
Lanka Real Estate have been terrific partners in making our vision a reality and are continuing to contribute to the environmental and economic sustainability of Ginigala House. We look forward to working with Ivan and the team for another decade!
[Full details of this restoration can be seen on the LRE blog]
Jonathan & Cherie (Australia)
We have been clients of LRE since 2016 when Ivan and his team first assisted us in finding the location for our new eco lodge. Since that time we have engaged with each area of their business from project and estate management to staff recruitment and villa management. Through this time they have always provided a first class service and, perhaps most significantly, a sense that they care as much about the project and property as we do.
Richard & Charlie (UK)
My wife and I purchased our dream villa in Galle recently and were super impressed with the complete service provided to us by Lanka Real Estate from the start (sourcing of properties) to the finish (settlement) of this transaction. We knew we had chosen the right partner in LRE, for their knowledge of the local property market and the ultimate professionalism they demonstrated in dealing with and assisting us through the entire process including negotiating and the final settlement of the property.
Dinesh Wickremanayake (Sri Lanka)
From the very first introductory phone call through to our current position 4 years later, we have been immensely pleased with our interactions and relationship with LRE and its staff . We have purchased numerous properties with various issues and quirks and LRE have always handled them and the subsequent interactions with us with care, professionalism and, most importantly, with good humour! Sri Lanka is not always an easy place to do business but having the capable hands of LRE helping us from property search, price negotiations, ownership structures, lawyer management, planning applications, and property management we have had a fruitful and enjoyable journey
Patrick Dalton & Rob Ioannou (Singapore)
LRE has helped us navigate through what can be a complex and frustrating process when purchasing and renovating a property in Sri Lanka. They have stepped in to provide invaluable advice whenever we have faced set backs and have been extremely generous in sharing their contacts to ensure we have a great team on the ground. Always professional and efficient, with their support throughout the process we have been able to save time, money and many sleepless nights. So much more than a conventional agent, they have been a true partner in helping us to realise our dream of a holiday home on the beach.
Penny Burgess (Shanghai)
LRE went the extra mile and took on responsibilities over dealing with the transaction making the process far easier than expected. That, and their knowledge of additional local suppliers such as surveyors, interior designers and architects, together with their property management services make the ability to purchase and then own and develop a property in Sri Lanka so much easier. I regard them as a first rate and professional choice.
Chris Devonshire-Ellis – Dezan Shira & Associates Hong Kong
Buying property in a development country it’s very exciting and potentially it could be a great investment. But it could also be tricky and unfortunately sometimes very unpleasant surprises had happened (false deeds-tittles, wrong verification, boundaries disputes…) Our invested companies have already bought three properties in Sri Lanka using LRE as our agents and we are very happy to recommend them based on the excellent service they have always provided us with.
Federico Caruncho – Vedanta Equity (Turkey)
LRE found our land, handled the purchase and now manages the house for our guests. Lanka Real Estate is efficient and business like – a refreshing change in a country that is not always straightforward. LRE has taken the worry out of owning a house thousands of miles away and has enabled us to make the most of our holiday home.
Jennifer Collins (Spain)
When I first came to Sri Lanka to invest in real estate, I met with a number of local property agents. It quickly became clear that Ivan’s team at Lanka Real Estate was by far the best choice. They are knowledgeable, smart, tactical, quick-to-respond, and an all-around nice group of people. They understand the special needs of foreigners buying in a not-so-transparent and shifting market. So I no longer waste time with other agents; Lanka Real Estate handles all of my buying and selling transactions.
Jim Bowen (Canada)
I found my house in Sri Lanka through Lanka Real Estate. They not only made the complexities of the transaction seem effortless despite their huge amount of footwork but proceeded to manage the extensive building works I engaged in in the interim. I would recommend LRE to anyone requiring friendly, hands on interaction around what can sometimes be a stressful and frustrating venture. Also know that your property will be well taken care of no matter what transpires and what stage of the process you are engaged in.
Gillian Anderson (UK)