Multi Award Winning French Estate Agents
Leggett Immobilier is a multilingual Estate Agency that has been awarded “The Best Estate Agency in France” for six years in succession. They have a network of over 500 highly trained professional Sales Agents who all work in, and around, the regions in which they live, so there is no one better to speak to, for local inside information relating to sporting activities, travel links, schools, shops and so forth, throughout every area.
This year the company celebrates its coming of age - 21 years since starting out as a small family run agency with family values, covering just a few towns and villages in the Dordogne” says Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier, “We are now the leading international estate agency in France, with a portfolio of over 15,000 properties, that stretch across the country and which suit every budget”.
Leggett prides itself on providing an incredible level of service; from first enquiry, right through to the final signature and very often Agents are even helping buyers to move in and organising local services. At their Head Office in the Dordogne, South West France, all calls are received, by a highly competent, on-site Sales Support Team, headed by Natalie Leggett. ”The team received more than 130,000 calls from over 47 countries last year” says Nathalie, “speaking a total of 11 languages we’re able to chat easily with our buyers right from the outset”. When purchasing a property in France with Leggett, you can be assured of being put in contact with the very best Notaires (Lawyers), Architects, Builders and service providers, all tried and tested by Leggett.
So what are the ‘Golden Rules’ for buying a property in France? Well the first has to be ‘Location, Location, Location’! This is particularly pertinent as France borders eight countries and has a landmass of 550,000 km2, so the landscape, climate, culture and property prices all vary greatly from region to region. Do you want rural or in a town? Mountains or coastal? What sort of climate suits you best?
Secondly ‘Make a List’, writing down all your “must have”, “nice to have” and “absolutely not” features, this will keep you focused in your search, but it’s often the way that people change their mind on things as viewings progress, so keep open minded.
Very important is ‘Finances in Order’. Although rural properties can take a little longer to sell, city homes and property in the French Alps can be snapped up very quickly, so by having your finances in place at the outset, means you’re ready to move quickly when you find the ‘perfect home!’
Finally its ‘Fees’ – the good news is that all property transactions in France are totally transparent and highly regulated. All prices shown on the Leggett websites include Agency fees, so no hidden costs, however you will need to allow between 7-10% extra for the Notaires fees for carrying out the sale transaction. Now you are fully prepared for that property search …
Leggett look forward to accompanying you, in the purchase of your dream home, here in France.
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