Trust Us to Find Your Perfect Home

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Real estate agents in France work for the seller; we work for you, the buyer—with your needs and desires in mind. We have access to properties you can’t find on your own—and we’re equipped to handle all aspects of your search, saving you valuable time and resources. Let us find your perfect home in France.

View of a tree lined street in ParisYour advocates in France—We take the stress out of the process

Navigating the French real estate market without an expert on the ground is difficult, to say the least. And you might not have the time or resources to look on your own, especially if you’re located outside France. We help you find the perfect property and save you valuable time, providing guidance to ensure you make the right purchase.

Our team in France can perform a comprehensive search that saves you time, effort, and money, calling upon the valuable relationships we’ve built over years that allow us ferret out the finest properties for you. There is no Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in France, and with nearly 4,000 real estate agencies in Paris alone, finding a property can be next to impossible. To do so on your own would require visits to dozens of agencies, mining through hundreds of listings in one neighborhood alone. Working with us takes the stress out of the process.

We’re equipped to assist you in every aspect of investing and relocating in France:

  • Determining your goals and needs
  • Locating your perfect property
  • Helping you buy sight unseen
  • Arranging the contract-signing (acting as your proxy at signings, if needed)
  • Getting a mortgage/opening a bank account
  • Renovating/decorating
  • Setting up utilities and insurance 
  • Assisting you in renting property

Here's how it works

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, or Nice and environs, 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 our 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 10 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.

The experience of buying an apartment with the Adrian Leeds Group was a pleasure from start to finish.



Apartment living and kitchen in Paris

If you have found a property on your own, we’ll be happy to vet it for you and make sure it’s worth the investment. Plus, we can help with everything from securing a notaire and mortgage to reviewing the paperwork and diagnostics.

Request A Consultation With Us Today

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Your consultation can be arranged in person, by phone or video conference, or via email. Contact us here or email us at: [email protected] for fees.