Sunday, 16 August 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Working with your French agency

The Allez-Français website allows you deal directly with us on the ground in France. We are not agents based in the UK working in partnership with 3rd parties. We do work with some French agencies to supplement our property portfolio. Generally, each house on the site has been visited by one of our agents, who has been authorised to sell the house by the owner. We can often offer additional information that is not available via the website. Our team will answer your specific questions based on his or her direct knowledge of the property, and will arrange to send additional images and conduct accompanied visits with you. In addition to offering an excellent service we keep our commissions competitive. We help you through the legal and linguistic process of buying a property in France - from viewings to contracts. We speak your language (so long as it is French or English)! We keep our site up to date - no pictures of alluring properties that sold years ago. These properties are for sale right now! We remove them from the site within one week of a sales contract being signed. Furthermore, if we don't have what you want on our books, we will try and find it for you. If you would like to view some properties, please contact us to make an appointment a week or two in advance. We only work by appointment, so it can be difficult to accommodate people at the last minute. We will ask you for you your name, address and a contact number (ideally a mobile when you are in France). It is most important that you turn up for appointments. Missed and late appointments cause considerable inconvenience both to ourselves and property owners. We will not handle any client funds whatsoever, your deposit and final payment will be paid direct to the Notaire. All of our prices include agency fees, but do not include the Notaire's charges, which are mostly government stamp duty. Before you view, you will be required to sign a bon de visite (a visit coupon). This is required under French law to prove that we have shown you the properties indicated on the form. If you do purchase one of the properties, it does commit you to do so through us, and pay the agreed and declared commission, which is quoted as part of the sale price. We will also advise you to sign a mandat de recherche (a buyers' mandate) which authorises us to search out properties on your behalf. It does not commit you to buying one. Signing this mandat absolutely costs you nothing, and could in fact save you money. Peter Elias (Agent Commercial), La Moinerie, 79500 Paizay le Tort, Deux-Sèvres, FRANCE Tel: 00 33 (0)5 49 27 01 22 or Tel: 00 33 (0)8 77 07 58 99 Mob: 00 33 (0)6 62 28 02 25 www.allez-francais.com Filed Under:

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