That's where we step in. We'll do the leg work for you, searching for properties in line with your specifications. We have contacts throughout the region, working closely with real estate agents and adding our own listings to the mix. We seize every opportunity so that there's no chance of missing out on a possible match.
Whether your purchase is born of a passion for this region, a desire to invest, or maybe both, BH&S can help. Caroline Gigandet—the founder of Burgundy Home and Services— is a Burgundy native and fluent English speaker. She offers a customized, seamless service with commitment and determination to ensure you uncover just what you're looking for. You'll find her extensive local knowledge and her years of experience invaluable.
Caroline's philosophy is straightforward: to understand first and foremost exactly what you're looking for along with your expectations, then fine tune carefully targeted property research.
Together we'll establish a dossier with all the specs relative to your future purchase: geographical location, style of property (county or town house, apartment, manor house, farmhouse etc), surface area, budget and special characteristics. This facilitates targeted, effective research.
Burgundy Home & Services is in touch with individual sellers as well as all categories of professionals active in the property market under the French system—estate agents/realtors and 'notaires' included. This gives you access to properties which may never reach the real estate agent's window.
We write up extensive reports of each visit: location, surface area, floor plan, aspect, possible renovations—all with detailed photographs.
The practicalities 2: purchase and conveyancing
We're there to help you negotiate the price to get you the best deal possible.
French law requires certain surveys to be undertaken, including for lead, asbestos and natural hazards. We'll organize it all along with any additional structural surveys that you require.
We can explain the entire process required by French law and assemble the necessary documentation.
We'll be right alongside you in the property lawyer/solicitor's office ('notaire') to explain exactly what is happening and what you're signing! There are two stages: the 'compromis de vente' and the 'act finale'.
Our search service is free. When you find the house you wish to buy, the commission we charge is between 3% - 6% of the purchase price. If your planned purchase was proposed by another agent, we reduce our fees by half, so splitting the commission between ourselves and the other agent so that there is absolutely no increase in cost to you, the buyer.
Burgundy Home & Services, represented by Caroline Gigandet, has got a real estate professional card, delivered on 02 March 2016 by the CFE of Beaune 13 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre - 21200 BEAUNE
Card number CPI 2101 2016 000 004 638 - RCP "Agents immobiliers" AXA France IARD