Sunday, 21 February 2010

Market picking up ?

Spring time is traditionally the period in the property market when activity picks up. There are signs that here in France, that Spring is coming early, as we have had a flurry of potential buyers including Swiss, Belgian, Dutch plus of course the expected French & British clients. There are clear signs that the French property market has "bottomed", many clients see this as a good opportunity to buy, with some vendors still being negotiable on price. We will know which properties are negotiable and which are not. The last few weeks have seen some very interesting properties coming on to our books, including several new gîte properties with excellent income track records, a great B & B property, a quality apartment in a very sought after location, and many more. The only way to be sure of being alerted to these opportunities is to build a good relationship with your agent. Don’t be afraid of asking for our help – that is why we are in business ! Peter Elias (Agent Commercial), Allez-Français http://www.allez-francais.com

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Tree planting day in Paizay-le-Tort

Regular readers of this Blog will recall that in late autumn, Allez-Français advised that for the end of 2009 & for the whole of 2010 we decided that we will try to off-set the carbon footprint of clients viewing through us, by planting a tree* for each client visiting and viewing a selection of property, which will over time absorb their carbon dioxide emissions. If you missed the article it can be found at http://allez-francais.blogspot.com/2009/10/agency-going-green.html We would like to think of ourselves as ground-breakers with this idea. Hopefully, clients will decide to view with an agency trying to something for the environment, rather than one just offering a standard service, that we are confident that we will exceed in any case! This weekend saw the annual tree planting event in our village, and in our own way, we were able to supplement the number of trees planted in the village. Hopefully next year will be even better and there will be even more trees to plant. We will perhaps invite some of the new owners to attend the event, and even plant their own tree. The mayor, of our village, Mme Bouchet, is aware of our initiative, and made a point of thanking us for the contribution. I personally would like to thank Jackie & John Warner, who purchased via ourselves several years ago. They sold last year, and they very kindly made a contribution towards our effort. That was a super gesture, and very much appreciated.
At Allez-Français we are like to consider that we are taking steps to help reduce our impact on our surroundings and create a more environmentally friendly future. * We advised that a tree for each client would be planted in the village of Paizay le Tort. Peter Elias (Agent Commercial) E-mail: allez-francais@wanadoo.fr Website http://www.allez-francais.com