Looking to buy a base in France: Be in touch with Caroline Gigandet
Sydney - Australia
I am a single Australian woman with little French who was looking to buy a base in France when through that incredible search engine google I happened on Burgundy Home & Services and the incomparable Caroline Gigandet who spoke French and English. Prior to meeting Caroline, I was having great difficulty in getting real estate agents to show me properties and engage with me even though I had a very broad search area. Caroline helped me to clarify and identify my 'must haves' and assisted me in refining my search area with her intimate knowledge of Burgundy.
Through her extensive network Caroline was able to quickly get access for me to view a variety of properties. When I found the ideal property, Caroline assisted with the negotiations and, as I was leaving Burgundy to travel and not returning for some months, facilitated the exchange to occur prior to my departure within very tight timeframes.
Nothing was too much trouble for Caroline including organising a viewing, at very short notice, for my daughter before she returned to Australia. Caroline also offered to organise the connection of my utilities as part of her service but being a very independent Australian woman I thought I could do this by myself as also in Australia we would not give anyone our bank details. I was very wrong and wish now I had gotten Caroline to assist.
Since my house settled in late March I have been travelling back and forth to my new home in Beaune and every time I return home I discover something else that reinforces for me that, thanks to Caroline, I have found the ideal property in the ideal location.
If you too are looking for a property in Burgundy I unreservedly recommend Caroline and Burgundy Home & Services.