French Property Sales

News and info relating to the property selling process in France

Buying a property abroad can be a daunting experience if you are not familiar with local procedures and terminology.

Bust the jargon with our articles about the French property buying and selling process. You'll find out how French estate agents work and how it differs from the UK. You can find info on what fees to expect and if you're selling how you can market your property on the internet.

We aim to demystify the whole subject so that you can buy or sell your property with peace of mind. If you've got a question - just let us know. We might even write an article to help you out!

Featured Article: "SEXTANT FRANCE" - FRENCH PROPERTY EXPERTISE IN THE HEART OF LONDON

Sextant France began life as a modest, two person agency based in Kentish Town in London in 2005. Unsure whether to go into French or Spanish property at first, the decision was finally made on the basis that French food is the superior! And, it was clearly the right decision. The business has moved from strength to strength, now occupying offices in King's Cross, the beating business heart of our capital city. Together with expert partner agents in France, Sextant France provides the complete property package.

Featured Article: "JM LE MEUR IMMOBILIERE" - OFFERING A COMPLETE BI-LINGUAL PROPERTY SERVICE IN BRITTANY

JM Le Meur Immobiliere has been operating in Brittany since 2005. Originally set up by a Frenchman, Jean-Marie Le Meur, the agency quickly attracted Englishman Doug Sealy, who joined a month later. Pooling their talents and experience, Jean-Marie and Doug are able to offer a complete and bi-lingual service to clients looking to buy or sell property in central Brittany.

Featured Article: "ALPINE PROPERTY SARL"- TAKES CARE OF ALL YOUR NEEDS IN THE HAUTE-SAVOIE

Twelve years of experience in the Alps provides the ideal background for Alpine Property to offer a very professional service. And, with a company ethos of absolute honesty, clients can rest assured they can trust the agency to take care of all their needs.

Featured Article: "COEUR DE LA FRANCE" - A FAMILY BUSINESS WHICH PUTS THE CLIENT FIRST

Coeur de la France is a family business covering the departments of Allier, in Auvergne and Saone et Loire, in Burgundy. With experience of selling property in France since 1989, Coeur de la France has the expertise and dedication to help you find your dream home.

Featured Article: "HOLT IMMOBILIER" - MAKES BUYING FRENCH PROPERTY IN LA FRANCE PROFONDE FUN

Zoe and Paul Holt established Holt Immobilier in 2003. Between them, they take away all the stress and hard work that so often goes hand in hand with buying property, ensuring that everything goes as smoothly as possible. So you can get on with the important business of having fun, finding and moving into your perfect place.

Featured Article: "2 VALLEY PROPERTIES" HAS ONE AIM - TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT HOME IN THE ALPS

2 Valley Properties comprises four agencies and operates in the beautiful Haute-Savoie department in the French Alps. British estate agent Sharon Scott has fifteen years' experience of living and working in the area and is uniquely placed to help you find your dream home in the mountains.

Featured Article: "AUDEVIE" - HELPING YOU FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN SUNNY LANGUEDOC

Audevie is an estate agency based mainly in the Aude department of the sun-drenched Languedoc in the south of France. Providing a small and friendly, truly personalised service, Ingrid and her husband Philippe are perfectly placed to help you to find your new home, and to stand by your side through the buying process.

Featured Article: "RHÔNE-ALPES PROPERTY SERVICES" - A HIGHLY SPECIALISED OPERATION IN SOUTH-EAST FRANCE

Elise Pidolot-Raybaud set up Rhône-Alpes Property Services in 2008, after an extensive three year research period. During this time, Elise discovered exactly what her clients would need, identified the gaps in the existing market and determined how to make her business the best around.

Featured Article: "AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE LE BONHEUR" - A TRULY INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE PYRÉNÉES

Agence Immobilière Le Bonheur has been in existence since 1995. The agency set out to bring opportunities to purchase property in the beautiful and historic south-west of France to clients from all over the world, via its website. And, eighteen years later, it is still as passionate about this aim as ever.

Featured Article: "RMP IMMOBILIER" - HELPING YOU MAKE INFORMED PROPERTY CHOICES IN THE FRENCH ALPS

RMP Immobilier has been operating for more than 40 years, and uses its wealth of experience to provide you with all the information you need to find your perfect property. The agency covers the stunning Bozel Valley and Chamagny en Vanoise areas in the Savoie department in the French Alps.

Featured Article: "AGENCE ARGUENON" - A FAMILY ESTATE AGENT BASED IN DINAN, BRITTANY

Agence Arguenon is an estate agent based in the beautiful town of Dinan, in the Côtes-d'Armor in northern Brittany. It aims to help clients turn their dreams of owning property into reality. A friendly team with plenty of experience means you couldn't be in better hands.

Featured Article: "PROPERTY SALES IN FRANCE" - A BUSINESS BORN FROM A LOVE OF HOUSES

Loving what you do means you do it well. That's certainly the case for Cathe Bower of Property Sales in France. Cathe offers properties for sale in Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Charente and Indre and further afield.

Featured Article: FRENCH PROPERTY FOR SALE BY THE OWNER IN 2018

Buying property direct from the owner can be a wise move. More common in France than the UK, this option cuts out the middle man and can save everyone vital cash.

Featured Article: THINKING OF SELLING YOUR FRENCH PROPERTY PRIVATELY IN 2018?

Somewhere in the region of 50% of property sales in France are conducted without recourse to an estate agent. While there are benefits to engaging an agent, there are also many reasons to consider the private sales option. It's cheaper and easier than you might think!

Featured Article: "CABINET CHARENTE IMMOBILIER" - COVERING YOUR EVERY NEED AND MORE

Cabinet Charente is an immobilier service that covers your every need when you're buying a property in the Charente or Charente-Maritime departments of Poitou-Charentes. And after that, the service continues with a unique after sales club that gives a real boost to your new life in France.

Featured Article: "LAROCA IMMOBILIER" - YOUR DEDICATED PROPERTY FINDER IN ROUSSILLON AND CORSICA

Laroca Immobilier is committed to offering a full and personalised service that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Not content with providing an unparalleled service of estate agency, the immobilier also aims to help you through your early months (and sometimes years!) in Roussillon or Corsica.

Featured Article: "ABORDIMMO" - A UK OWNED AGENCY WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Englishman and carte professionelle holder Adrian Simmonds, owns and runs the internet based estate agency ABORDimmo. Its covers a popular area of western France, including the Deux-Sèvres and the Dordogne. ABORDimmo provides a top quality service to clients, based on many years of experience of the estate agency business, both in the UK and in France.

Featured Article: "GP IMMO" - A FRIENDLY AGENCY HELPING YOU SETTLE IN THE WEST OF FRANCE

Lynn Wright works for the long established French estate agency, Groupe Pierre Immobilier, covering an area of western France encompassing Poitou-Charentes, the Gironde and the Dordogne. Lynn prides herself on her warm, down to earth service, a service that is based on listening to what clients really want.

Featured Article: "PASTURES GREENER" - A MODERN, PRO-ACTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL AGENCY

Carrie Smith, owner and founder of the Alpine estate agency Pastures Greener, knows that success doesn't lie in tired old methods and business models. So she uses today's technology to ensure that clients receive the best advice and help available, to buy and sell property in the French mountains.

Featured Article: "NEWTON SUD IMMO" - A FAMILY ESTATE AGENCY WITH A WINNING FORMULA

Mireille Saussez and her husband Pierre Nyssens run a small but successful estate agency, with bases in both France and Belgium. Covering two countries and a large geographical area takes a lot of work. But, their experience and excellent network of local contacts help them to provide a top quality service. And in today's difficult economic climate, their formula for success is to maintain a personal touch.

Featured Article: "GERANIUM IMMOBILIER" - THE PERFECT SERVICE FOR PROPERTY BUYERS IN THE ALPS

Jo MacGovern set up Geranium Immobilier three years ago. After her own extensive experience of working in property in the Alps, Jo wanted to create an agency that filled a gap in the market and that would really answer the needs of her clients.

Featured Article: "RIVARD IMMOBILIER" - A COMPLETE RELOCATION SERVICE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

Rivard Immobilier and Relocation is an immobilier with a difference. Based in Paris, David Rivard and his wife, Catherine, offer a bespoke service helping international buyers find and relocate to a perfect property in France.

Featured Article: BRITTANY SPECIALIST MARTINE RENOUARD IS YOUR "FRENCH PROPERTY FRIEND"

Martine Renouard Immobilier, based in central Brittany, offers a personalised service that extends beyond the sale of the property. Getting to know clients is an essential part of the service. And, not only does this lead to more successful sales and purchases, it also helps incomers establish a happy new life in Brittany.

Featured Article: "TIC RUFFEC" - PROPERTY BARGAINS AND UNLIMITED AFTER SALES HELP

If you're looking for property in a lovely part of rural western France, why not get in touch with TIC Ruffec? The agency promises an honest and complete property service that covers an area touching three departments, all within a 30-kilometre radius of the popular market town of Ruffec in Poitou-Charentes.

Featured Article: "AB REAL ESTATE" - A PLATINUM LEVEL SERVICE FOR PRESTIGE PROPERTY IN LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

AB Real Estate, based in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, offers a platinum level service to home seekers and sellers. Specialising in prestige and character properties, the team of hand-picked agents have a deep knowledge of the area, established negotiating skills and a commitment to giving clients exactly what they want.

Featured Article: "FONCIÈRE CHARENTAISE" - A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO FINDING YOUR HOME IN THE POITOU-CHARENTES

Looking for property in the beautiful Charente department of Poitou-Charentes? If so, you can't do better than get in touch with immobilier Foncière Charentaise. It combines local knowledge with total professionalism and can help you from your initial search right through to after sales advice.

Featured Article: "ALPES VENTE" - AN AGENT WITH INSIDER KNOWLEDGE IN THE VALLÉE D'AULPS

There are a lot of estate agencies in the French Alps. However, few bring the kind of local knowledge and family connections of Alpes Vente. So, if you're looking to buy or sell a property in this region, contacting Alpes Vente for an insider's view could be the smartest move you make.

Featured Article: "LOST IN FRANCE" CELEBRATES 8 YEARS WITH FRENCH PROPERTY LINKS

Lost in France offers a complete estate agency service for buyers and sellers of traditional French property. Since joining FPL in 2004, Lost in France has seen their agency go from strength to strength expanding in many popular areas including the Vendee, the Brittany Coast, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, the Var, the Haute-Savoie and Paris.

Featured Article: LANGUEDOC ESTATE AGENT "ARTAXA IMMO" CHOOSES FRENCH PROPERTY LINKS

Artaxa Immo deals with property in the Languedoc, particularly in Hérault and the Montpellier area. Offering a service second to none, see how they can help you.

Featured Article: AWARD WINNING ESTATE AGENT "NICE PEBBLES" JOINS UP WITH FRENCH PROPERTY LINKS

If you're interested in property in the Nice area of the Côte d'Azur, to buy, sell, rent or rent out, look no further. Nice Pebbles offers a complete service.

Featured Article: ALPINE ESTATE AGENT "WENDY'S HOUSES" JOINS FRENCH PROPERTY LINKS

If you are looking to buy or sell property in the Haute-Savoie, then read on to find out what Wendy's Houses can offer. They have specialist knowledge of the Morzine area gained over many years and take pride in providing both a professional and personal service.

Featured Article: DIAGNOSTIC IMMOBILIER AND SELLING PROPERTY IN FRANCE

This article is about the diagnostics immobiliers or diagnostic tests (similar to the old HIPs in the UK), that currently must be carried out before you can sell your house in France. Details are given as to the exact tests required, how much these cost and how you go about finding someone to do them.

Featured Article: PROPERTY DOMAIN NAMES FOR SALE

Anyone with a website knows just how important the domain name is. It defines your online presence and it can massively help with your search engine positions. If you have a website relating to French property or you're considering getting one then look over this list of domains that are currently available. They might give you the competitive advantage you're looking for.

Featured Article: FRENCH TAX ON HOLIDAY HOMES DROPPED

Great news for people thinking of buying a property in France as well as those who have already bought. The French government have completely dropped the well publicized plans to levy a tax on holiday homes in France.

Featured Article: VIAGER AND PROPERTY IN FRANCE

A Viager can be a very useful way of people buying or selling property in France, being similar to an equity release scheme in the UK. This article explains fully how a Viager may be used, the different types available, who are the more likely people to use one, and where in France they are popular. It also points out the risk elements involved.

Featured Article: SELLING HOUSES IN FRANCE

This is an article on how to go about selling your house in France. It offers advice from people who are in the process of doing just this very thing, as well from people who are in the property business.

Featured Article: FRENCH ESTATE AGENTS

With French estate agents working so very differently to those in the UK, it may help prospective property buyers to read this article which outlines the way in which French estate agents work.

Featured Article: PROPERTY SALES IN FRANCE

Buying and selling property in France can be confusing. This article discusses who is likely to be involved in your French house purchase or sale and what they do. The sales process is also outlined, in easy to follow steps.

Featured Article: PROPERTY IN FRANCE - GETTING MORE INFO

This article explains what to do once you have seen a property you like the look of on our site. It describes how you go about getting more information from the seller and how you arrange a viewing of the property. It also offers some sound advice.

Featured Article: FRENCH ESTATE AGENTS

The French estate agency system works very differently to the UK system. This article briefly highlights the main differences and clarifies the role of the French estate agent. It also explains the basic steps involved in the house buying process in France.

Featured Article: BUYING A FRENCH PROPERTY - THE FEES

A breakdown of the fees involved when purchasing a property in France. Make sure your budget allows for the total cost of buying your property by casting your eye over this list of typical fees to expect.


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