Diary Of A French Property Seller – Part 2
Sell Your House Privately In France
Katrina and Joseph, who we reported on in February have now completed the sale of their house in France. They decided to sell it privately through Healey Fox after having no interest from local agents, or another international marketing company, after it had been on the market for 4 years. When I spoke to Katrina earlier in the week she was thrilled that the sale had been simple to achieve and that the Healey Fox fee was so much lower than the French agency fee they may have had to pay. As she said to me “we may have had to do a little more work but we saved so much money”.
There can be no denying that French estate agents do a lot of work for the fee they charge. They are certainly not their just to sell the house. They all have legal training and help buyers and sellers through the whole process. For some people this is a vital service and one they are very happy to pay for but for others, like Katrina and Joseph, the extra work was compensated by the less cost. More importantly still, by using Healey Fox private sales service, they found a buyer within 6 months after waiting four years for the local agent and other international marketing company to find them a buyer.
So for Katrina and Joseph, their lovely holiday home in Charente sadly belongs to the past. It is never easy leaving a house you have been happy in but when it also means leaving behind a country that you have loved so much it is exceedingly difficult. Despite the fact that Katrina’s sister lives in the village where she sold her house, she tells me that she cannot face returning for a visit for a few years. So for anyone thinking about buying a house in France do prepare yourselves for the possible sadness you will feel if you have to sell it.
- Find a buyer for your French house.
- Get more exposure to people who are actively looking to buy a house in France.
- Save paying high French agency fees.
- Benefit from including your property in all Healey Fox’s online marketing and email campaigns to 5000+ buyers.
- You will need someone to welcome buyers and show the house
- Healey Fox do all the marketing, speak with clients, pre-qualify all leads and arrange as many visits as possible to find a buyer.
For this service Healey Fox charge 2% of the net sale price once the property is sold. Our fee only applies when there is a successful sale to a buyer whom we introduced.
Call us on +44 (0)1306 775 008 and let us find a buyer for your French house.