Discover a search conducted quickly by Catherine Ziegler
, our apartment hunter specialized in Paris, for an expatriate looking for a Parisian pied-à-terre, in the heart of the literary center of Saint-Germain-des-Prés: in other words, a search that spans 2 to 3 streets only… A real challenge for our expert!
Why did Salma want a Parisian pied-à-terre?
After studying in Paris, Rani and Salma chose to move to Canada to live with their little girl. But as a professor of literature as well as for her personal culture, Salma is brought to pass, every year, the two summer months in the French capital. Until now, the young woman rented a property around the district of Saint Sulpice in the 6e borough; now she wants to buy her own pied-à-terre!
How did she come to ask for an apartment hunter?
Not physically on site, the couple naturally wanted to work with an apartment hunter. Every year, Salma was able to find out from the concierges in her neighbourhood about the real estate opportunities in the area, but she could not do this research alone.
Why did she choose Catherine Ziegler from HOME SELECT?
Not to mention that Rani and Salma already enjoyedcontact, transmitted by friends, also expatriates and having already enlisted the service of Catherine Ziegler, real estate hunter HOME SELECT.
Why was the search going to be complicated?
Directly asked on the phone, Catherine took note of the young woman’s wishes. Having visited a lot on her own, she had a specific idea what she was looking for: a small condominium, tomettes on the floor, walls and stairs that lean… In other words, Salma wanted a “Saint-Germain-des-Prés” style, anchored in a building on the 17thE century, steeped in history, and on a busy street, to remind him of her student years.
With her budget, she could only claim a studio or even two rooms in the coveted neighborhood, but it wasn’t a problem: an alcove corner, a kitchen area with a separate shower would be perfect!
Why did Salma miss the dream property?
While the day of visits was scheduled the following Monday, Catherine spots an announcement that tilts: our apartment hunter knows that she has found the property of Salma. So, even if she has not yet signed the search warrant, she calls the agency in charge of the file, to assess the situation: it is Friday night, Salma arrives on Monday, but the property will most certainly be sold on Saturday. However, the agency does not want Catherine to visit without a client… To increase her disappointment, Salma enters the building when she arrives and finds that this is exactly what she was looking for…
As a result of this disappointment, did she see many other assets?
In the 5th Paris borough, Catherine takes Salma to see a small condominium near Paradis Latin. The apartment, located at 2E Floor with elevator, has some comfort, but it is entirely to renovate. Taking into account the work to be done, the two women submit an offer below the asking price, with the tacit support of the agency in charge. Unfortunately the seller will NEVER respond to this proposal – keeping them in suspense all summer long… for nothing.
During the month of September and October, Catherine visits about fifteen apartments for Salma, returned to Canada, but there is always one element that is not suitable: the area, the surface, too biscornus, too expensive …
Another property catches Salma’s attention enough to send a friend to the spot: a 2-room L which, even if it is low ceilings and not well arranged, is brand new. She decided to write a lower proposal, but it is not accepted. Fortunately, by measuring the spaces, she realizes that the essential elements of her life cannot fit in.
How did luck come about in this case?
At the beginning of November, while Catherine was on the Paris metro, she received an alert for a property in the same building as the apartment they had missed at the beginning of last summer. So she decided to interrupt her journey to get to the surface and contact Breteuil Real Estate The exchange goes very well. By collecting the items on the buyer for his file, the real estate agent quickly realizes that Catherine knows her subject well. The appointment is made for the next morning and above all, it will be the first to see the good in question.
Why could good only please Salma?
Located in a building already validated by Salma, thejust under 20 sqm brings together, in addition, all the wishes of the young woman : a small alcove for the bed with double windows (sound insulation), a large living room with exposed beams, a small kitchen area and a separate shower room.
How did the finalization of the sale go?
During the visit, Catherine makes a video for Salma that she sends him in the wake: it’s exactly the same apartment than the one at the beginning of the summer. The only difference is that in the space of 3 months, the price is slightly more expensive. Regardless, our real estate hunter submits an offer at the price as soon as the visit leaves.
The director of the agency casts doubt, for a few days, on his acceptance, to the extent that the latter considers the second offer received at the price to be the first, to the extent that the buyer was present. Fortunately, the real estate agent will be able to negotiate his case and tip the balance on Salma’s side.
After the validation of this offer, Catherine sends the contact details of a notary in Salma to orchestrate a signature during the December school holidays: the young woman will therefore come to see her studio for the pre-contract – which is essential to the good conduct of the whole process, because at this stage she still has a possible withdrawal without incurring costs.
Has Salma done any renovations or renovations?
If, initially, Salma was to do only a few small renovations, the young woman finally hired a contractor to orchestrate more important ones: redo the floor a little damaged, put authentic tomette …
Through this research, Catherine has forged excellent relationships with the Breteuil Real Estate agency – and more particularly with the real estate agent she enjoyed very much. Otherwise, our apartment hunter stresses his satisfaction at having found a property corresponding to 100 of the starting vows, in the 2 to 3 streets allowed in the specifications!
“A dream come true”
Although Salma has carried out renovations, the two-room room is mostly a sleeping space: it is absolutely enchanted to be at the heart of the literary centre of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, to be able to go out in Paris, to go to the theatre, to breathe full breath ingesting Parisian life: “a dream come true”
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