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The Girl On The Ground will take care of you from the time you decide to move to Portugal, to your arrival in Portugal, settling you in your new home and assisting you with everything you need to live like a local.
Call us the Expats Concierge for Portugal.
Short, mid and long term rental homes.
Shop for furnishings, delivery and set up in your new home.
Stock your refrigerator,
Prepare for your fur kids arrival too.
Arrange your transportation
Introduce you to your city.
Referrals to local goods and service providers.
Everything you need for your new life in Portugal.
Move to Portugal with us, your Portugal relocation specialist.
A huge thank you to Athina for assistance in finding my apartment and setting up airport pick-up for me to get to my new apartment when I landed yesterday. It was so nice to have my own place and not have to worry about having to move a bunch of suitcases multiple times in my first few days. Now time to explore
I would like to thank Athina for making this, my new life transition, relaxing and easy. Having her help took any anxious edge off this move.
She took care of arranging my transport from the airport with Luis’s Taxi and shopping for groceries. One thing I didn’t want to deal with on my first day. She arranged with my Airbnb host to deliver the goodies. Thank goodness, as it turned out I wasn’t able to board my first flight and was delayed 6 days. Instead, arriving on Christmas morning. Such a comfort that I had food on hand and no need to find a store. She also left me a lovely welcome bottle of wine and postcard.
I contracted with Athina for a number of the services provided by GOTG. Her budget class was my first step, and in addition to being very detailed and informative, it gave me the assurance/confidence that I could afford to move and live in Portugal in my retirement. I then consulted with and contracted with her to help find my apartment in Lisbon. She and I exchanged many, many emails and apartment listings over a period of a few weeks. Athina was focused on understanding my preferences and helped me to quickly narrow down the search area to neighborhoods that would appeal to me. We did remote walk-thrus on 3 or 4 properties, she facilitated the offer I made on my apartment, and recommended an attorney to help negotiate and review my lease. Finally, she was available for delivery of furniture to my apartment when I was back in the states, and provided support around my electric utilities contract (for some reason, the power was turned off right as I was switching the services to my name; and though I told them there was no gas at the apartment, they insisted there was & sent a technician out to turn it on!). Athina met the technician, then made multiple trips to EDP to get everything straightened out, as I was back in the US by then. Athina provided quick, consistent communication with me every step of the way, and her services were reasonably priced. I am a very capable, independent person by nature and like to do things for myself. But I also believe it is important to recognize when help is needed. Perhaps I could have found an apartment on my own, and worked through the issues with the utility company from afar, but the peace of mind and stress relief I had knowing Athina was “on the job” was invaluable!.
Athina has the knowledge you need to help navigate a move to Portugal. She is kind, helpful, informed and funny! We found ourselves in a bit of time crunch when looking for an apartment. She found us an apartment and negotiated the lease and all the details for us in plenty of time to fulfill our Visa requirements. She also offers classes with relevant information related to an international move. We have been here for many months and I still send Athina emails to ask questions, ask for referrals, etc., and she is always happy to assist. She is a great resource! It is not surprising that many of Athina's clients become and remain her friends long after they arrive in Portugal. I highly recommend her.
NA & SA
We are so grateful to have had Athina as our ‘Girl on the Ground’. Not only did she visit and review apartments for us, but she assisted us in ordering essentials for our arrival. She has been responsive when we were in need, and retiring when we were able to manage things on our own. We highly recommend Athina for your move, without reservation. And don’t forget to bring your laughter amid the chaos!
SF & SF
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