5 Reasons Why You Should Work With Your Own French Property Finder

Are you serious about buying a second home in south west France?

Buying a French property can be fraught with uncertainty. Are you looking in the right places? Do the quoted prices represent true market value? How does the conveyancing process work? Are your language skills good enough to handle a formal meeting with a notaire?


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I’m Rory Ramsden. I have a passion for French real estate, food and wine. In fact, I’m a Cordon Bleu trained cook who, in another life, was once a top interior designer in London and the channel islands.

As a French property finder, I live with my wife near Bergerac in south west France.

My clients come from round the world looking for property (valued between €700,000 and several million.)  in the western Lot, the Lot et Garonne, the southern Dordogne and the northern Gers plus the Entre-Deux-Mers.

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Even French property buyers who are buying for the second or third time use French property finders.

They know they are in good hands.

Having been out of the market for years and years, they need expert support when it comes to buying the the right property in the right place for right price.

After all, when you are moving from one region to another, you need someone with local knowledge on the ground to do the legwork for you.

Before driving for 6 hours across France for a viewing, you want to be sure you are not on a wild goose chase.

It is this expert local knowledge, which is so important in the whole finding/buying process…

Here Are 5 Good Reasons Why You Should Work With a French Property Finder

1. A French Property Finder Acts Exclusively For You The Buyer

He will scan the whole market

The goal of a buyer’s agent is to find you the right property in the right place at the right price.

I scan the whole market including properties available through realtors, private sales and the off-market too.

Some of the best properties never appear on a website. They are sold discreetly. You need to know where to look to find them…

My advice is impartial. I have no sweetheart deals with any immobilier. It does not matter who you buy a house from, I make the same percentage from everyone I deal with.

2. You Will Get Pre-Visit Reports

The photographs on the website do not tell the whole story

Get a full pre-visit report on any property of interest before you leave home.

Avoid disappointment, wasted time and wasted money.

That way, you will get on an airplane confident that every property on your shortlist really deserves to be there.

You will feel almost sure you will buy one of them

The only question still in your mind will be “Which one?”

It can be very disappointing to fly half way round the world and waste your time, energy and money on a fruitless viewing trip.

Getting pre-visit reports on properties almost guarantees success.

3. Get a Fully Coordinated Viewing Itinerary

Multiple properties, multiple locations, different days, distance & time calculations… All done for you

Doing this long distance can be frustrating especially if you are not on Central European Time.

Your French property finder will work out a schedule for you that makes best use of your time.

There are other practical things to arrange too.

Hotels, transfers, hire cars etc… we will take care of all of that if you wish.

Have all this done for you and save even more time

4. Strike The Best Possible Deal

Why is the property in that village so obviously more expensive than this one over here ?

Know the answer to this and many other questions. Having an experienced buyer’s agent by your side may make the difference between buying your dream home and failing to strike a deal.

When you have had a ‘coup de coeur’, you may be prepared to pay almost any price to buy the object of your desire.

Your emotions may take over. When this happens , striking a deal can be tricky.

You may be tempted to put in a low-low  first offer to test the waters. Sadly, doing this may mean you say ‘Goodbye’ to your dream second home.

It does happen.

Your buyer’s agent will help you pitch your first offer at the right level and then buy at the right price.

5. Enjoy Tailor-Made Service and Support

Available 7 days a week from 0900hs to 2100hrs

Bridge the language gap, by working with a French property finder with Local knowledge and experience and benefit from a service tailor-made to your needs.

Bypass all the usual pitfalls

  • Dealing with multiple agents, each with only a limited number of properties
  • Hours and hours of wasted time viewing unsuitable properties.
  • Vendors with unrealistic expectations
  • etc… etc…

For me, nothing is too much trouble where a serious client is concerned.

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