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Interview with a client who had purchased a condo in  Old Town

Questions and answers-----

Q: After you purchased your condo what were your initial thoughts regarding decorating?

A: My initial thought after buying the condo was "help",  where do I go to furnish the condo with the limited time I had.  No knowledge of the area whatsoever caused me to realize very quickly I needed assistance. 

Q: Did you interview various designers?

A: I did meet with a few other decorators but did not feel comfortable with what they had to offer in terms of ideas for decorating my condo.  Went on the internet and found Umberto which turned out to be a stroke of luck. 

Q: What were you looking for in a designer?

A:  I was looking for a designer with experience, one who would share his ideas but willing to listen to my ideas as well, one who would make me feel at ease and one who would be willing to give me the time needed to accomplish the task. A designer who would be willing to work with all levels of decorating with reasonable prices.

Q: What were the key factors in deciding on a decorator or designer?

A:  No time to do it myself, no knowledge of vendors in PV, desire to have a professional decorating experience

Q: How did you find your experience in decorating your new home in PV?

A:  My experience was perfect in every way.  We worked very well together and I enjoyed every aspect of decorating the condo.

Q: In a few words, how would you describe the service that Umberto provided? 

A: Umberto is a very special decorator, very reasonable, very honest, not pushy, always wants his clients to be satisfied, works on an hourly basis, involves the client in such a way that you almost feel you decorated the condo yourself.  Umberto acted as my concierge, which was as important as the decorating itself, assistance with electrical service, phone, cable, repairs and many other useful suggestions.  

Q: What would you say to a new buyer in Puerto Vallarta that you feel would be important advice as far as purchasing and then decorating that is different from your experience in other countries?

A: Don't hesitate to use Umberto to help you decorate your home especially if you are new to PV.  He will make your decorating a great experience and will eliminate the stress often associated with preparing a new abode in a new unfamiliar place  My decision to use Umberto was the best decision I could have possibly made knowing now what I didn't know in the beginning.  He has an office, a great advantage to sit down in a quiet place to discuss any project.

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