Property Consultation and Relocation Services
Many people don't have the time nor the resources to look for their own little piece of France, especially if they're located in the States or other foreign country. Our office offers the resources that will help you find the perfect property and save you valuable time, as well as provide very important guidance to insure you make the right purchase.
We're equipped to assist you with every aspect of investing and relocating...from determining your goals and needs, to helping you locate the property, to setting up your contract-signing, getting a mortgage, helping you set up utilities or do a renovation and then rent the property on a short or long term basis.
Our team in France can perform a comprehensive search that saves you time, effort and money. With nearly 4,000 rental agencies in Paris alone, finding a property can be a difficult task without a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which doesn’t exist in France. To find a property on your own would require visits to dozens of agencies and mining through hundreds of listings in one neighborhood alone. Our team will do all this for you and call upon the valuable relationships we’ve built over the years to ferret out the finest properties.
Initial Consultation: It all begins with a one-on-one consultation, by phone or in person, in which we work with you to determine your objectives and parameters for an investment in France.
Property Search: Our team in France is your resource to help you find the property that meets your needs and desires. After the initial consultation, we turn to our team in France to search, source and screen the properties based on the parameters we’ve defined together. We schedule and accompany you on site visits in Paris and Nice. Clients seeking properties outside Paris can request that we accompany them at the expense of the client for accommodations, travel and meals. As part of the service, we provide a detailed analysis of the properties, including price, price relative to market valuations, real estate and property taxes, monthly charges, property descriptions and photos. We can also arrange meetings with professionals who may be called in to assist in the purchase decision.
Property Purchase: It doesn’t end here...once we’ve found the property of your dreams, we act as a "liaison" and manage the entire process through to closing. We schedule the meetings with the Notaire who prepares and ensures the validity of all documents. A member of the team may accompany you. We schedule the signing of the preliminary purchase agreement (Compromis de Vente or Promesse de Vente). Note that at this time you must provide a deposit of 10% held in escrow by the Notaire. French law gives you a period of seven days to reconsider your decision. Should you decide to withdraw from the purchase, your deposit is refunded.) There is a two-to-three month period till closing. On the day of closing, the Notaire will retain the deed of sale on the property and then it is registered with the Bureau des Hypothèques. At this time, no other person has any rights to this property. Notaire fees of approximately 7% are paid at this time.
Please contact our office at [email protected] for our fee schedule.