Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Bon de visites and protocol

Often as an agency we are asked for the exact location of a property – which as many people know and understand is not normal practice in France.

We don’t want to be obstructive, but we need to protect our business interests, and prevent people trying to cut us out of a deal.

Therefore, when buyers ask about a house that we don’t have in “exclusivity” we will either ask for a Bon de Visite to be signed, or alternatively request a statement by e-mail, to say that the client recognises that they will be responsible for our fees etc.   Once this is done, we will happily provide precise GPS coordinates.

It is surprising how many buyers can take offence at this request – and then do not proceed with a viewing.  If your intentions to purchase are genuine, there is nothing to lose by signing a Bon de Visite.


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