French Property Insider Volume XVIII, Issue 23 Thursday, June 4, 2020 • Paris, France
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER...
Adrian Leeds invites you to participate in an "Intimate Group Consultation" with four other people and her personally on Zoom, this Summer 2020
Planning Your Future in France after Coronavirus Intimate Group Consultations with Adrian on Zoom, Summer 2020 Minimum 3, Maximum 5 Participants Per Session Per Person, Per Session 75€
This is your chance to meet with Adrian Leeds and four other people who have similar goals as you, and very often the same questions. These are single-topic meetings, designed to help answer some of your initial questions in order to move you further along in reaching your goals. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Everyone has an opportunity to openly discuss their dreams and aspirations so that Adrian can answer your questions and guide you toward success. These intimate group consultations cost a fraction of a personal consultation with Adrian at only 75€ each, and will put you light years ahead in your thinking. You may register for one or more or all seven if you like!
Note: If you are at a more serious stage in your planning, a two-hour personal consultation with Adrian will be the most beneficial, with your immediate family or friends. The cost is 350€, and it applies toward our property search services so nothing is lost.
Here's our agenda for Summer 2020:
*** Getting to Know Nice June 3, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***Moving to France 101 June 10, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***France for the Single Woman June 18, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***Buying vs Renting in France June 25, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***Where Should I Live in France? July 1, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***Getting the Best Return on Investment July 9, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
***Buying in Paris or Paris Suburbs? July 15, 2020 6 p.m. CEST*, 12 Noon EDT**
*Central European Summer Time (France), **Eastern Daylight Savings Time (US)
Register now! Click here to download the PDF Registration Form. Complete it, scan and send it to email@example.com Upon receipt of your payment, you will be formally registered and will receive your Zoom instructions by email.
To book your personal two-hour consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time most convenient.
Bonjour French Property Insider Subscriber,
As I write this, I'm on the train down to Nice. It's a lot more booked up than I thought it would be. While most people are respective of the requirement to wear a mask, not everyone is complying. Even if we all try our best, we must remove them to eat or drink. So it's simply not a perfect world, but at least now we can travel outside of our 100 kilometer restriction and for more than just business or family matters.
On May 7th, France announced that French borders will remain closed to non-European Union countries until at least June 15th. Soon, we should have more information about this, but my daughter is flying from Los Angeles to Paris on July 2nd...at least that's the plan. But she holds a 10-year resident card, so entry should be easy. For those of you hoping to make a property purchase while the market is just coming out of confinement — what we think is a good time to buy — then you don't necessarily have to wait until you can travel here.
Two Properties Purchased Sight Unseen
We have lots of clients who have successfully made a purchase "sight unseen." That might seem shocking to you, to spend hundreds of thousands of euros, maybe even millions, without having stepped foot in the property first, but people do it all the time with our help. The trick is trusting your representative — us.
If we've done our job by thoroughly understanding the parameters of your search, we can find properties that would suit you. It's our job to know when we've seen a good property, and it's our job and "raison d'être" (reason for existence) to ensure you make the best investment you can make. That's why you hire us in the first place.
The way it works is this: First we consult with you to nail down the parameters to be as detailed as possible. The tighter the wish list, the better. Otherwise, we're looking for a needle in a haystack and being successful doing that is against the odds. One thing of note: we can't invent the property, only find it, so the parameters have to be realistic. This is where we are essential in acknowledging the possibilities. "Tout est possible" cannot be our mantra, because it's not true in real estate. There are limitations and searching within those limits is what will lead to success.
Next, we scour the market and ferret out suitable properties. When we come across one or more we think suits you, we'll send you photos, videos, etc...anything and everything that puts you there virtually, if not physically. We'll let you know every single minute detail to outline its assets and liabilities so there are no surprises.
Once we've identified a property, we'll negotiate on your behalf, pull together all the documentation and do the due diligence, just like we do for every property our clients are purchasing. You're with us every step of the way, or better said, "we're with you every step of the way."
The Notaires will prepare the pre-sale agreement and it can be signed with proxy or "à la distance." It can take weeks to get all the documentation together in time for the signing. And ever since Covid-19 sent us confined to our homes, the Notarial offices have devised new ways of accomplishing the transactions virtually, or "à la distance," even if that means we were across town and not across an ocean!
Until that time, when this first document is signed, you have no legal obligation to purchase the property. There is a 10-day "cooling off" period AFTER the signing of the pre-sale agreement within which you can retract your purchase offer with no ramifications. That's French consumer protectionism at its finest. What that means is that you have plenty of time to come visit the property if you can and want to, to ensure it's THE property for you! Or maybe you have a friend in France you can also trust to have another eye on it. Either way, you can trust us to be 100 percent above board and honest about every detail of the property so that you will know exactly what to expect.
The one caveat to all of this is how the real estate agents may feel insecure about a purchaser committing to a property without being present. But in the past, we've been able to convince them that our clients are fully on board with the plan and when they see that we've been hired to do the job, they are normally quite impressed.
You will be, too, with your new property in France.
P.S. For those of you still at home more often than not and dreaming of a move to France, or even a property purchase or rental, I'm happy to connect with you on Skype or by phone. We can talk about a strategy to change and enrich your life by living or investing here. To schedule your time, email email@example.com.
Property Relocation Services: Long Term Rental Apartments
Long-term rental apartments” are any furnished or unfurnished apartments available for rent from 1 month to 3 years. Apartments in Paris of this kind are difficult to find and even more difficult to secure – even for the locals.
We can assist you in finding apartments in Paris, Nice, or elsewhere in France, based on your preferences, budget, and needs. Our rental professional will ask you to complete a questionnaire to determine your specific desires, consult with you, perform an apartment search and selection, provide photos and descriptions or set up personal visits—plus, assist you to negotiate the lease on your behalf.
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