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Termites, Fungal and Insect related damage (Termites/Etat Parasitaire)
Buyers, Vendors

The report on termites is only a compulsory requirement in a number of areas, however completing the Etat Parasitaire is recommended for buildings over 25 years old. The report is valid only for 6 months.

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Fosse septiques
Buyers, Vendors

Before a compromis de vente (CDV) or sales agreement can be signed, a fosse report has to be provided to the buyer. Therefore, Allez-Français as a company, strongly advises all sellers to arrange for all diagnostic reports to be done as soon as the property is marketed. 

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Sole agency (exclusive) or multiple (simple)
Vendors

As you go on the market, there is a simple but important decision for you to make, about how many agents you instruct. The temptation of many sellers, is to go with several, rather than sole agency, which is of course, the “norm” in the UK.

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French taxation
Taxation

Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. We look at how spending your time in France can actually work to your financial advantage. Bas du formulaire

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Legalese
Vendors

When  looking for a property in France (like any property search elsewhere in the world), the estate agent is often the first person to be contacted.

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Common mistakes
Vendors

Mistake 1: You have poor photos to represent your home. One of the most important marketing tools you have at your disposal is the group of photos used for internet listings.

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Allez-Français photos
Vendors
Allez-Français photos

They say that first impressions last a lifetime, and this could very well be true when it comes to buyers laying eyes on the perfect family home for the first time.

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Marketing your property
Vendors
Marketing your property

We try to set ourselves above the standard offered by most Estate Agencies, and look forward to agreeing with you the best way that we can promote your property.

Ahead of our visit to your property, we would ask if you could make the following available please :

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Types of Mandat
Vendors
Types of Mandat

Mandat Exclusif - Exclusivity means that no other agent may sell on your behalf nor may you sell direct during the period of exclusivity, which last a minimum of 3 months and unless cancelled continues until the conclusion or expiration of the contract.

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Selling in a competitive market
Vendors
Selling in a competitive market

In this very competitive housing market there are a number of things you should do prior to placing your property for sale that will increase your chances of selling quickly and at a price that you are happy with.

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On the market for a while with another agent ?
Vendors
On the market for a while with another agent ?

As a seller, there is nothing more frustrating than having a property that sits for ages on the market without a sale. This can lead to the common question of "why isn't my house selling?" There could be several reasons for this.

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Establishing the correct pricing for a house
Vendors
Establishing the correct pricing for a house

The most important role that we have when working with vendors is setting accurately the correct asking price for a house. Value is often an emotive issue, and everyone has their own opinion about where their house sits, but it is the market that will tell us the correct value.

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