Discover a search conducted quickly by Catherine Ziegler
, our specialized apartment hunter in Paris. Andy and Florence live in London with their three children, but the couple wants to buy a Parisian pied-à-terre, so they can return more easily to the French capital they love so much. By entrusting this task to Catherine, they will benefit from impeccable service, far beyond the strict research.
Why did the couple want a Parisian pied-à-terre?
Andy and Florence work in professions that regularly lead them to travel: after Canada, they have just packed their bags in London. Lovers of Parisian life, they want to buy a small pied-à-terre to pass on to their three children their affection for the French capital, while establishing a fixed family meeting point, regardless of their future destination.
Why hire an apartment hunter?
Not being there to carry out the research, Andy and Florence naturally turned to an apartment hunter.
How did they get this contact at HOME SELECT?
After discussing their project around them, they obtained the contact details of Catherine Ziegler, a hunter belonging to the HOME SELECT network. Professional and competent, she had already made several real estate purchases within the group of friends.
What were they hoping to find?
Already knowing how HOME SELECT works, her fees and her way of working, Catherine Ziegler was quickly able to get to the heart of the matter: the criteria for research to be launched!
Andy and Florence were looking for an Anglo-Saxon apartment, with a large living space and an open kitchen, to bring together different generations. They also wanted to 2 bedrooms, one for them and another large enough to accommodate their 3 children. Ideally, not being on site to supervise, they did not want much work. The coveted sector was quite extensive as it included the 9, the 10th, the 11th, the 15th, and the 14th arrondissement,with a preference for the right bank, more accessible with the Eurostar.
How did Catherine start her research?
Following this telephone exchange, Catherine Ziegler directly operates her network and sets its alerts key real estate sites. Given the distance, the principle is simple: if she spots an interesting property, she quickly transmits the ad to the couple, who quickly returns to her subject, to determine the course of action: forget or visit.
How did they all refine the research together?
After some inconclusive pre-visits, the first meeting between Andy, Florence and Catherine takes place during the first visit around Daguerre Street. If the apartment has all the assets to convince, the sector is not accessible enough to be held back. The couple takes advantage of this trip to walk through the centre of Paris, to spot the streets they love and the micro-neighbourhoods in the boroughs. A job that helped our real estate hunter a lot.
A second visit is organized in the 15th arrondissement: the property is in the 2nd haussmannian building, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. Traditionally rented in Air’BnB, he is not going to convince the couple, who consider the avenue too busy and too noisy: Catherine notes, here, that calm is an important criterion for Andy and Florence.
How did the apartment hunter find it?
A few weeks later, the National Federation of Real Estate Hunters sends an email to its members to highlight the sale of a property (managed by another hunter agency for a client to whom she has found an apartment and who therefore sells hers). In the description, Catherine immediately thinks of Andy and Florence: all the criteria are met, area, area, 10 minutes walk from the Gare de Nord… So she sends them 3D photos and videos to get their opinion. Quickly, our real estate hunter gets their green light to organize a pre-visit that will be done the next day.
Why is Catherine disappointed on the first visit of the property?
It is a very beautiful and very old condominium, with fully renovated common areas, opening onto a large stairwell. At 3E floor, Catherine’s sister marks a time of hesitation: she then confesses to Catherine that she has already received an offer for this property, yet off market, emanating from direct knowledge. This is a young couple who has not yet seen the apartment… Despite the fact that they are priority, Catherine, disappointed, decides to carry out the visit and makes her report: parquet, brightness, open kitchen, ceiling height, ipN beautiful metal, quiet, a bathroom with shower and bathtub, everything is perfect for Andy and Florence, since all that’s missing is a paint job!
Why didn’t their price offer come to fruition right away?
Given the quality of the product and the couple’s enthusiasm, Catherine advises them to write an offer at the price, to put yourself in second place : the experience of our real estate hunter has already shown him that buyers who position themselves quickly without having seen the property can withdraw just as quickly.
Two days later, Catherine learns from her colleague that the first offer no longer holds: they have the apartment! But the latter, scalded, claims that Andy and Florence come very quickly to see him. Fortunately, the couple is very responsive and everything is going well.
The agreement is then made around a long sale, to allow the owner to leave his home only 6 months later. Everything is perfectly orchestrated by the notary suggested by Catherine.
How did they organize their work?
At the signing of the final deed, carried out by Catherine by proxy, our real estate hunter collects the keys and brings, at the request of Andy and Florence, the entrepreneurs to draw up refreshment quotes. She will even go so far as to make sure that the couple’s furniture is delivered properly.
Sharing and perseverance
This research shows that the sharing of information between hunter agencies is a real asset for every professional! And above all, we must never give up! Even if the offer comes in second or third place: you never know what can happen in the face of buyers who have positioned themselves quickly…
“Catherine’s touch? His little services! »
For their part Andy and Florence are absolutely delighted with the conduct of this research, appreciating Catherine’s valuable advice, such as her availability and her many small services much appreciated by expatriates (procurement, furniture reception, management of entrepreneurs…).