Our property search service

Buying a property on the Côte d’Azur requires expert guidance.

Our job is to protect your interests and provide a professional service. We charge a service fee to remain independent from agents and sellers, and act solely as your representative.

We work via an exclusive property search mandate, and our aim is to recoup the search fee in our negotiations with the seller’s agent.

How we work for you

We listen

We listen to what you want

The French Riviera is our home, and we are here to share our knowledge.

Choosing the right location is an important first step. We know the best areas for lifestyle and what makes a good investment.

We begin a search after careful consultation about your needs and budget. We are the one point of contact and are on-hand throughout the property buying process to act as your personal representative.

We work with a small number of clients at any one time in order to make sure you receive the best personal service.

We search

We co-ordinate the search and liaise with agents and private sellers

There are hundreds of real estate agencies on the Riviera but no exhaustive multiple listing service. The process can be time-consuming and frustratingly if you don’t have the expertise and language.

Our unique position of working with all agencies and sourcing off-market sales offers you privileged access to the prime properties. We carefully hand-pick the best properties for you. Thanks to our reputation for having serious clients, agents and sellers actively seek to work with us and alert us first to new properties before they come on the market.

We always work in our clients’ interests. If we see the same property listed with several agents at different prices, or advertised privately for less, we will point our clients to the best option.

The short- list

We create a bespoke shortlist

We personally visit as many of the properties in advance as possible and select a portfolio of the best options. A report is compiled on each property with photos, and a short film of a property if needed.

Once the preliminary shortlist is agreed, a time is arranged for you to come to France and view the properties. We make all the arrangements for the visits and accompany you on the viewings.

You can feel reassured to have us on-hand for impartial, honest advice at all times.

The best price

We assist in negotiating the best price

We use our knowledge of the local market to make sure you get the best price possible. When you decide to buy, we get to work negotiating on your behalf. Our aim is always to keep the price low and recoup the service fee in our negotiations.

Legal aspects

We help you understand the legal aspects of your property purchase

We understand how daunting it is to purchase property in an unfamiliar country that operates under different rules.

The pre-final signing stage can be a frustratingly slow process. As your representation on the ground, we keep the various parties motivated. We co-ordinate with the Notaire and attend meetings in order to keep you updated about the progress of the purchase.

We provide contacts for independent assistance including a professional bilingual legal team, financial services, building surveyors and translation services.

Advice

We offer follow-on advice and assistance

Once you've purchased your perfect home, we offer help with the initial set-up, including utilities, insurance and opening of a bank account. We also advise and assist you with renovation and interior design, and rental and property management.