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"Property Sales in France" - A Business Born from a Love of Houses

A friendly service for buying and selling in Vienne and nearby areas

A passion for French property

Cathe Bower has a passion for property. This, coupled with her love of France and her knowledge of the Poitou-Charentes and Centre regions, led her to start Property Sales in France. Cathe's love of her work ensures that her clients receive the very best help and advice whether they're buying or selling.

Enthusiasm and talent

Cathe Bower became involved in the property business in France almost by accident. She'd been living in the Vienne for a while when friends from the UK decided they wanted to buy a property there. Cathe's help was enlisted and her enthusiasm and talent for recognising suitable properties led local agents to suggest she should work in the industry. Cathe took the advice and has never looked back.

Property Sales in France provides a personal service

Cathe likes to personally visit and assess all the properties on her books, so as long as they are within a 30 to 40 km radius of her home in the Vienne, that's exactly what she does. This means that when you ask her about a particular property, the answers she gives you are truly informed. So, when you decide to view, you're not wasting your time and finding unpleasant surprises.

A uniquely trusting approach

Cathe takes this personal approach throughout her business too. She feels it's important to establish trust with her clients. So, when you make an enquiry about a property, she'll tell you from the offset exactly where the property is. This, as anyone who's had dealings with most French estate agents will tell you, is a pretty unusual approach. Most agents in France will jealously guard these details until you have made the first viewing. But Cathe prefers to be upfront and honest. As she says, if you can't trust people from the beginning, how can you work together with trust later on in the process?

Poitou-Charentes and the Indre - simply glorious

Once you visit the areas that Cathe's properties are in, you'll quickly be infected by her passion for this part of France. It's easy to reach from the UK. That's important, especially if your purchase is to become a holiday home. The landscapes are stunning, with lakes, rivers, forests and sunflowers abounding. There's lots of sunshine and no end of outdoor activities to enjoy, so whether you are a golfer or an adventure sports fan you'll be spoilt for choice. Kids too have an abundance of delights ahead, ranging from theme parks to tree climbing parks. And, perhaps even better, property prices are low too!

All the help you'll need - and a 100 Euro gift!

Cathe's service doesn't stop with finding your perfect property. She offers essential help with language issues, setting up utilities, finding reputable artisans to do renovation work and English-speaking Notaires for the legal stuff. Now, if that's not enough for you, Cathe also has a deal with a currency group which puts 100 Euros spending money (no obligation) in your hand when you view properties with her! Cathe's agency fees are 6% and below and her website includes Notaire's fees so there are no hidden costs.

Buying on a budget or splashing the cash?

Some French agents focus only on high end properties because these bring in the most commission, meaning that it's hard to find good information on the cheaper ones. But Cathe is happy to give equal care and attention to all properties and all buyers. Within a week she sold one property for 30,000 Euros and another for over 300,000 Euros. So, whatever you've got to spend, you can put your trust in Cathe to find the perfect place.

Dedication to duty

It's a good job that Cathe loves her job so much. While most of her experiences are positive and bring her lots of pleasure and satisfaction, there have been one or two occasions when things haven't gone quite so smoothly. When viewing one property, she was met and held hostage by an enraged elderly gentleman who had been renting the property and felt seriously aggrieved by the landlord's decision to sell! The same gent later chased Cathe with his tractor - ah, the perks of life as an estate agent in rural France!

Property Sales in France partners French Property Links

The best businesses know how to work with partners for maximum success, and this is certainly true of Cathe and Property Sales in France. Cathe works hand in hand with a French immobilier to offer an even wider selection of properties and areas. She also works with established internet portal French Property Links (FPL) to make sure her properties get the widest possible audience. Cathe likes FPL for its simplicity. It's easy to use from her point of view, and it's easy for property seekers to navigate too. Cathe also says she gets a high number of serious enquiries through FPL. So, it looks like being a long lasting partnership!

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