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Meet The Pure Portugal Concierges

The Pure Portugal concierge service is a service through Pure Portugal in which we connect you, the buyer with someone who has made the move and knows all of the hurdles you might have to jump through next . Their aim is to work with you as a helping hand and guide, initially they can try and match your with your dream property and then when you have put an offer in on the property they can help you with the next steps you wish to take, whether this is how to get your fiscal code, open a bank account, source translators and lawyers and much more. FREE to anyone who buys a property through Pure Portugal!! We aim to place concierges all over Portugal so they can be with you in person regardless of your chosen location.  Here you can find out about the concierges we currently have listed, if you would like to use this service but do not see a concierge in the area you plan to search for a property, please email us and we can try and find someone for you!

Carl Munson

Carl is hoping to help you create a sense of ‘Portug-ease’, when it comes to conversing, exploring and enjoying life in this wonderful country. He first visited Portugal in 2008 and returned in 2017 to set about making the ‘friendliest country in the world’ his home along with his wife Louisa three young children. Carls adventures here began in the far North (Geres), which led him to a base in Tomar, enjoying time on The Silver Coast and exploring the Central region, followed by six exciting months in Lisbon. He is keen to be a respectful and helpful presence in Portugal and he is keen to help you in YOUR Portuguese adventure, discovery and enchantment. He and his family are now house sitting, home-schooling and running businesses from home in the beautiful Portuguese Interior. When not working with Pure Portugal (both in a concierge role and as the creator of our wonderful Podcast) Carl is also a host for the ‘Good Morning Portugal!’ project!



Bruce Joffe 

Bruce is a communications professor, church pastor, and nonprofit executive who has amassed an extensive array of media, management, and human resource experience. Along with counselling and “people” skills he is fluent in Spanish thanks to owning a holiday property in Spain for many years and made his permanent move from America to Portugal in May 2018 (read more about his moving story here). As a former realtor in America Bruce has great skills in understanding what people need when looking for a property, with the added advantage of having recently gone through the visa and residency process from America, while also shipping his personal belongings and beloved dogs overseas too!




Joao Luis Vaz De Oliveira

Joao grew up living a simple life in the mountains of Portugal, raised by a traditional Catholic family helping him develop an inclination to live with nature and appreciate what the land gives to society, he can speak  Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Italian and Arabic and between 2007 and 2019 travelled extensively, visiting 11 countries: Spain, Morocco, France, Holland, Italy, G\ermany, England, Belgium, India, Australia, New Zealand and the USA, living and working for a number of years in England for the world famous 5 star hotel Claridges and the Royal Society of Medicine in London. In spare time he enjoys practicing Ashtanga yoga and has for many years also provided and created walking tours and taxi tours to visitors top Portugal.

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