An Exclusive Service
Buyer’s Agent France was created as a top end service: not to sell you a product from a property portfolio, but to listen to your wishes and then match suitable homes to your specific needs.
Our role is to help take away any stress and pressure that might be felt from buying in a foreign country. We understand you might live far away, you may not speak the language, possibly don’t know the buying process, and probably don’t have the time nor inclination to be constantly chasing after agents to get answers, pics, plans, locations, etc…..
That’s why we offer you one point of contact.
You will have direct, straight forward communication with someone you can trust. Honesty, authenticity, professionalism and an exceptional buying experience are guaranteed. You can consider us your “friends away from home”.
Defining Purchase Specifications:
You can use our expertise to validate the feasibility of your project and gain clarity on exactly what you’re looking for. You may already have your purchase specifications in mind, but it’s always useful to go through the many different factors to take into consideration when buying a luxury property in France, including location, climate, access, return on investment, budget, etc….. This part of the process is key to the successful acquisition of your dream home in France.
Finding luxury properties can be a fun job, but it can also be frustrating and difficult to negotiate when searching from abroad. France doesn’t have a website of centralised property listings, and some homes are listed with more than one selling agent and sometimes even at different prices. At Buyer’s Agent France we use a combination of means to find you the right place, including our network of real estate agents, the entire listings of luxury French properties for sale on various portals, and in specific cases we source directly with the vendors.
All of the information, photos, plans, locations and follow up, is handled by us so you don’t have to chase anyone, saving you considerable time and eventual hassle.
In order to save you time and expense traveling to France to see properties, we arrange for a pre-viewing, where we organise WhatsApp virtual viewings, 360° immersive tours, videos, high resolution HDR images, before you need to leave your own home, or office to come and view in person. With the wealth of information we provide, including full addresses, plans, plot numbers and information about the direct surroundings and neighbours, some of our clients even decide to purchase their luxury French property at a distance.
We organise your viewing trip (generally 2-3 days) down to the finest details.
We will also help you arrange a rental car, chauffeur and accommodation if you wish.
You will be driven to the viewings, leaving you to fully concentrate on taking in the surroundings without any distractions. Needless to say lunch and dinners will be part of the whole experience, meaning you can thoroughly enjoy The fine French lifestyle.
A viewing trip of properties shortlisted from the previous virtual viewings, means that you will simply choose from one of handful of carefully selected homes.
We negotiate with the vendors exclusively on your behalf, in order to get you the best possible price, when purchasing your luxury French home. There’s no percentage based commission, only fixed rate fees per price bracket, meaning no conflict of interest.
Whenever possible we aim to be able to negotiate the amount charged for our fees, or at least part of it.
You can be guaranteed we will protect your best interests at all times.
Once a price has been agreed on we’ll draw up an official written offer, thus legally securing your purchase.
Professional Network and Contacts:
In order to facilitate your purchase we’ll put you in touch with the relevant professionals within my nationwide and international network, including, but not limited to : notary, mortgage brokers, currency traders, fiscal lawyers, architects, insurance brokers, etc…..
We have no affiliation with any particular organisation or company, therefore my role is to help you to find the right person for your particular needs and the specific job in hand.
We’ll forward your details for the notary of your choice, who’ll draw up the preliminary sales agreement (compromis de vente).
We’ll be your point of contract throughout for questions, advice, follow ups and anything else you might need.
Completion is generally 2-3 months from an accepted written offer (yes even if you’re a cash buyer) and takes place at the notary’s office, or more and more frequently by zoom or electronic signature.
We’ll do a pre-signature check of the property and will take metre readings for the changeover of utilities and other services.
If you decide not to physically come for the completion and handover of the keys, we can arrange for a power of attorney for the notary’s clerk to act on your behalf. Congratulations!!! This is where you officially become owners of your dream home in France, but my work for you hasn’t finished yet…
You’ve taken possession of your French Home, however you’ll probably need some help finalising important details such as changeover of services and utilities, delivery of furniture, decoration, home improvements, etc….. We’ll put you in contact with suitable professionals for concierge services, property management, interior decoration, architecture, caretaking, and much more.
Needless to say you’ll be looked after all the way!
The Areas We Cover
We work throughout France with our main areas of expertise being in The Greater South of France, notably:
The French Alps
Our head office is based in Haute Savoie in Saint Gervais, between Chamonix and Megeve and just 1 hour from Geneva.
If you like the great outdoors and you’re looking to buy a house in The French Alps we can help you across the entire region, including The 3 Valleys (Courchevel, Meribel & Val Thorens), Annecy Lake, Morzine & Les Gets, The Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley, Megeve and surroundings, Tignes, Val d’Isere and elsewhere.
Many of our international clients choose to buy a home in Provence for its undeniable charm and great food & weather.
This where we started our business over 14 years ago, so we know it like the back of our hand.
We can help you find your perfect property in The Luberon (Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, etc), The Alpilles (Saint Remy de Provence, Eygalieres, etc), Inland Var, Aix en Provence, The Gard Provencal (Uzes region) and Drome Provencale (Buis les Baronnies, Nyons….).
Cote d’Azur – The French Riviera
The Cote d’Azur is one of the most prized areas to buy luxury property in France, due its glitzy reputation and all year round sunshine.
We have an office in The Var between Saint Tropez and Cannes and can help you with your purchase along the whole coast. Ideally located to find you a home in Nice, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes, Menton, etc……
If you’re looking to buy a house on The French Riviera we’d be delighted to help.
Biarritz and The Basque Country
The Basque Country in the far Southwest of France, near the Spanish border, has long been a favourite place for our clients to buy property in France. The rugged coastline, reminiscent of California, the hilly lush green back country, its great surfing, traditional architecture and lively nightlife make for a great place to live. On the coast the towns of Biarritz, and Saint Jean de Luz are big favourites, along with the charming villages of Bidart and Guethary, amongst others.
Bordeaux, Arcachon & Cap Ferret
Bordeaux is arguably the most beautiful city in The South West of France, with stunning architecture, and proximity to vineyards and beaches.
The highly chic Arcachon Bassin and Cap Ferret have long been a favourite with buyers from Bordeaux (45 mins) and Paris and is now becoming ever more popular with international clients wishing to purchase luxury properties on The West coast of France. Its mix of a mild climate, pine forests, great shops, boating, surfing cycle paths and seafood makes for excellent living either as a holiday home, or all year round.
We also provide property search services in France for chateaux in The Loire Valley and city apartments in Paris & Lyon.
For projects elsewhere in France please contact us to see if we can help.
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