Discover a search conducted quickly by Marie Esmieu-Fournel, our apartment hunter, specialized in Antony Bourg-la-Queen. Even if they are saddened to leave Paris intramural, Éléonore and Christophe are looking for a property, more in line with their family life. If this choice is dictated by reason, Mary will quickly make them forget this great sacrifice!
What is the couple’s initial motivation?
Eleonore and Christophe live for rent in a small apartment, in the 12th Paris borough. With 2 children in a 40 sqm, they simply wanted to find a bigger one, offering an easier family life (proximity to green spaces and shops). Having lived in Antony during his studies, Christophe wanted to direct research in this geographical area…
How can the apartment hunter help them?
Located an hour from their home, the city of Antony is a strategic location for the young couple : Christophe is getting closer to his place of work, but it does not change anything for Eleonore. This is a choice dictated by reason, for the latter, which remains very attached to Paris intramural; however, it remains fully aware of the benefits of moving away from it (quality of life and price). The reactivity necessary for this research naturally led them to consider the use of an apartment hunter…
Why did they turn to Home Select?
After a quick search on the Internet, Eleonore and Christophe have decided on Home Select: a company that is obviously very active and serious, benefiting from excellent customer feedback. Within the network of real estate hunters, Marie Esmieu-Fournel was well-suited to accompany her first-time buyers : Antonienne for a few years, she knows the research sector perfectly.
What are the important points of the research mandate?
The first meeting was quickly organized at the home of Eleonore and Christophe : Immediately, our apartment hunter feels very comfortable with the young couple and perceives, in their environment, traits of their personality. In terms of the city of Antony, they accurately determine the research area : not liking walking, Eleonore insists on the proximity of the metro, green spaces, shops and schools – all not to exceed 5 minutes walk. Then, the couple adds their essential criteria: a surface minimum of 80 sqm, with 4 rooms including 3 bedrooms, on terrace or on the garden floor. Ideally a parking space. With a budget of 450,000 euros, they are aware of the difficulty of their application…
How did Marie Esmieu – Fournel approach this research?
At Home Select, apartment hunters have access to an app, which brings together real estate listings in Paris and its periphery. Using its many filters, a number of goods “spring.” Mary then studied them, meticulously, to to do a finer sorting, by actually putting themselves in the shoes of its customers.
What goods did our apartment hunter present to them?
On this file, Marie Esmieu-Fournel made a dozen pre-visits, resulting in as many photos-enriched reports and mentioning the pros and cons of each. In the end, nothing exceptional! Fortunately, luck turns and she discovers a property in Bourg-la-Queen in a small co-property well maintained, family, quiet, and which meets all the criteria (small indoor garden, closed box for the car …), except that it is 7 minutes from the shops and metro instead of the 5 required. Appreciated by Christophe, they organize a second visit that leaves Éléonore perplexed… Our real estate hunter then decides to introduce them to another apartment on Antony, strictly meeting the criteria set out : located on the top floor of a large co-ownership of the HLM type, it overlooks the N20 ! Here Marie wanted to show them the realities of the market : the closer you get to the RSP, the higher the prices. Isn’t it better to go slightly away to get better benefits?
How did she find the ad that hit the ground running?
To carry out her research, Marie Esmieu-Fournel went to all the real estate agencies in Antony to ask for their help.. Traditionally unsolicited by hunters, these agencies have absolutely no preconceptions about this new profession and, in fact, have no difficulty working with them. Thus, in exchanging with these professionals, Marie got wind of a property, likely to interest Éléonore and Christophe…
What is the description of the selected apartment?
Located in a quiet pavilion area, the apartment is 7 minutes from the RER and shops. From a surface of 89 sqm, it has 5 rooms,with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen furnished with 11 sqm and a double living room opening onto a balcony and a south-facing garden. In addition, it offers a cellar and an outdoor box, to park the car. All for the sum of 378,000 euros!
Did the buying couple have a crush?
No, it was a purchase motivated by the reason more than envy: Eleonore being very attached to Parisian life intramural … However, with such benefits and an opportunity to negotiate, the free envelope allowed them to do the work they wanted. So they decided to make an offer at 360,000 euros after a few days of reflection. An offer immediately accepted by the owners.
Was the apartment to be renovated?
Inhabited by an elderly person, the apartment required some renovation and refurbishment : the bathroom has been completely redone, as has the electricity, which dated back to the last war! When they lifted the carpet, they discovered a beautiful parquet floor, which they simply sanded. Before making the offer to buy, Marie had asked her colleague Frédéric Girard, a former architect, to make an estimate for electricity and thus reassure its customers as to the envelope to be provided for this. For the rest, Eleonore had a cousin working in the building…
How does our apartment hunter feel about this file?
As exuberant as it is endearing, Éléonore touched the heart of our apartment hunter, who had a real desire to find the good that would make her forget that she was in the suburbs, far from the intramural Paris that she loves so much.
What did our customers think of the HS service?
As a first-time buyer, the young couple needed an attentive ear and a leading hunter: by totaling the score of 93 on their customer return, it seems that Marie Esmieu-Fournel gave them full satisfaction!