Discover a search conducted quickly by Anne-Sophie Château , our specialized apartment hunter on Paris. Gaétan and Bérénice want to leave their neighbourhood and start a new life in the suburbs with their 3 children: very demanding, they can’t find what they want! Fortunately, very soon, Anne-Sophie will be able to show them the full extent of her know-how…
Why did Gaétan and Berenice want to change their accommodation?
After a few years in their 4 rooms, located in the19th arrondissement, Gaétan and Bérénice chose to go in search of a new property: indeed, the neighborhood had become less family friendly, they wanted to find a home more suited to their lives, with their three children.
When did they decide to hire an apartment hunter?
As the couple was ready to leave Paris for the suburbs, Gaétan and Bérénice associated with their search very important demands in compensation. After 18 unsuccessful months,they decided to call on a hunter to accompany them in their reflection and help them find this accommodation.
How did the couple select the HOME SELECT fighter network?
Following an Internet search, Gaétan and Bérénice filled out the link form on the HOME SELECTwebsite. At his reception, given the coveted sector, Jean Mascla asked Anne-Sophie Château to manage this file.
What were the demands of Gaetan and Berenice?
After an initial telephone contact, Anne-Sophie went to their home to find out all the details of their search. It is always very interesting to travel to the clients’ homes, to find out how they live: it allows you to identify tastes and expectations more quickly. Without being particularly urgent, Gaétan and Bérénice wanted to find their accommodation before April,in order to be properly installed for the return of school for their children. The coveted area included the towns of Nogent (preferably), Vincennes and Saint-Mandé. Until Vincennes, the couple wanted an apartment and outside this perimeter, a house. At this point, the couple thinks, like many others, that beyond the peripheral, house prices are halved…
As for the property itself, Gaetan and Bérénice wanted a house in millet, with a stamp – which excluded a good from the 70s. The accommodation had to have 4 bedrooms,including 3 of identical sizes, a garden, a garage,with, if possible, a basement or storage space (cave or attic). On the other hand, they were not opposed to doing some work…
What were the great difficulties of this research?
On reading these criteria, the search for Gaétan and Bérénice presented two major difficulties: the obligation to find 3 identical rooms,in order to give no preference to any of the children. The house in grinder,extremely rare in the suburbs, with the budget of the couple.
However, Anne-Sophie does not let herself be shot down and sets her alerts on the home SELECTapplication.
Could Anne-Sophie show them some goods to visit?
For their first visit, Anne-Sophie takes them to the bottom of Nogent: the property is a 130 m2 milling house, enjoying an ideal location,both close to the RER and the school where they wanted to put their children. Accommodation with a lot of potential, but where everything has to be redone! To accompany their reflection, our apartment hunter brought in a HOME SELECT contractor, to obtain a general estimate: the professional detects a small irregularity, the surface is closer to 100 m2 than 130. With this new setting, the house looks a bit expensive. As Gaétan and Bérénice are very interested in this house, they write a lower offer but in line with the market price. Unfortunately, the owners do not accept it.
Anne-Sophie then takes them to see an apartment in Saint-Mandé,but the proximity of the ring road (causing noise) causes them to give up immediately.
A few days later, our apartment hunter makes a pre-visit on a rock house in Nogent: unfortunately, the RER passes nearby, by air – which proved to be prohibitive for the couple, who do not even move.
How did Anne-Sophie spot the ad?
One morning, Anne-Sophie is alerted by the HOME SELECT application: an ad has just been published on a real estate site, by an individual! This is a house likely to please Gaétan and Berenice. She decides to arrange a pre-visit.
What were the many assets of the house?
Once there, Anne-Sophie finds that The house has many advantages: it is close to shops, the market, the cinema and the town hall; and she’s close to the RER,without recording any noise; she has a large garden; it is grinder with a basement and a garage. On the ground floor, there is a living room, a living room and a kitchen; on the 1st floor: 2 bedrooms and one bathroom; on the 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms, with the possibility of creating a second bathroom. All rooms are the same!
How did the negotiation go?
Gaétan and Bérénice are excited at the screening of the film directed by Anne-Sophie during her pre-visit! Our apartment hunter organizes a visit the next day with the whole family. Immediately, they plan and negotiations begin. After an initial offer, they manage to reach an agreement.
The compromise is signed during the Christmas holidays, then everything goes perfectly, until the signing of the deed.
What did they do for work?
When the keys were handed over in February, Gaétan and Bérénice carried out some work, until their arrival at the beginning of the summer: beyond the changes in decoration,orchestrated by a professional, they intervened on a supporting wall, to open the kitchen on the living room and they have completely redone the bathroom of the 1floor.
“Listening to good collaboration”
Beyond the research itself, Anne Sophie felt particularly useful on this issue, because the couple needed her experience and know-how to sit and organize this change of life.
“Perfect in every way!”
Delighted with this collaboration,Gaétan and Bérénice invited Anne-Sophie to discover the house after the work: the result was absolutely superb!