I’m Herman van Katwijk and the manager of “Calvos Casas ”. I’m living in Portugal since April 2000 and since then dealing with the purchase and selling of real-estate, restoration and construction of houses and providing advice in any other real-estate matters.
Some background information
After the first acquaintance with Portugal within the framework of my job, I visited Portugal several times and crossed the country for a further acquaintance.
In the Spring of 1998 was bought a more than 300 years old quinta (wine farm) in Calvos, Vieira do Minho, and this property has been restored completely in 2004.
I worked for more than 25 years as manager in the Mental Health Care and for the last years as an interim-manager.
I speak the Portuguese language and I’m well informed of all the ins and outs to purchase, to sell, to restore and to transfer real-estate in Portugal.
In January 2006 the company has moved to the village Calvos and since than I use the name of Calvos Casas. I joined the branch-association for real-estate agents (IMOPPI) from 2007 till 2011 to offer better security and guarantees to our customers.
For you this means that you can count upon a trustfull couple speaking the Portuguese- and several other foreign languages and also living permanently in Portugal and therefore able to offer you the best of services.
Authorized real-estate agent
In 2006 I passed the obligatory examination of professional skill with the Association of real-estate IMOPPI.
Because of the enormous burocracy I’ve decided not to prolongate the licence and to change the enterprise from a limited in a normal firm. That means in fact that I offer the same skills, the same advice and a very good service but that I’m not allowed to promote myself in Portugal as an authorized real-estate agent.