Discover a search conducted quickly by Romain LANDREAU, our specialized apartment hunter on Paris 9th. A couple of expatriates were looking for a little Parisian pied-à-terre, to rent it out, waiting for their return to France… A perfectly mastered e-research from start to finish!
How can we anticipate a return to France?
Emmanuel and Alexandra live and work in Beijing. Anticipating a return to France in the next 5 years, they decided to go in search of a small pied-à-terre, which they will rent in the meantime. It is therefore necessary that the coveted property can seduce them, while offering all the arguments of a good rental investment …
Search for an apartment outside France: how to organize?
Not being there, Emmanuel and Alexandra contact an apartment hunter, so that he organizes for them the research and meets the requirements of responsiveness of the Parisian market.
Why did the couple choose HOME SELECT real estate hunter?
The couple then starts an Internet search and contacts several professionals : Home Select is among the quickest to respond! Indeed, as soon as the request is received, our apartment hunter, Romain Landreau, takes care of the file.
How was the real estate hunter able to define the search?
Having used to conduct his investigations for expatriates, he conducts the exchanges, juggling Skype, What’s App and the phone, to determine the search criteria. With a Budget of 450,000 euros, Emmanuel and Alexandra want an apartment, accessible by elevator from the 3rd floor, of at least 35 m2, with 2 rooms, an open kitchen, with the charm of the old (its mouldings and fireplaces) and above all, a room overlooking a courtyard. Given the distance, they preferred to avoid heavy work. The search area included, at the same time, the 1 17th on the Batignolles side, the 9th and 18th arrondissements.
How do I do this for a search for expatriate buyers?
Listening to these requirements, Romain Landreau believes that the research is entirely plausible, even if bringing together the location and the old buildings will not be easy. For this particular case, the operation was based on a first visit to the apartments selected by Romain, who made several films and photos. If, after viewing, it was still suitable for Emmanuel and Alexandra, they would contact a friend, to visit him in their place and get his opinion.
How to deal with the tensions of the real estate market?
Since then, Romain Landreau has started his work by consulting the HS application and activating his network of real estate agents, to benefit from first-time goods. From these elements, he created a presentation sheet with many information and photos for his clients (neighborhood, co-ownership, the courtyard, the environment of the building…). As they had established very specific criteria, our apartment hunter was quickly able to direct his search. In total, Romain made 6 visits that attracted 3 offers. The first was lower than the price displayed, judged, by our professional, well above the market price; the second, yet at the price, came too late! It was at this time that Emmanuel and Alexandra became fully aware of the constraints of the market. Not to mention that they had to work with a time difference of 8 hours and the availability of a friend, to finalize the visits. Fortunately, the 3E offer was the right one…
What initiatives have unblocked the situation?
A real estate agent, with whom Romain Landreau had already worked, sent him an e-mail: he had just returned, first, a property that could please his customers. After consulting the property sheet, our apartment hunter decides to go there immediately: he makes 4-5 videos and some photos, which he submits as soon as he returns to Emmanuel and Alexandra. Their interest is immediately aroused!
What does the property presented to the couple look like?
Located on the 2nd floor with elevator, the apartment has 45 square meters with 2 rooms, including a large living room and an open kitchen, fully equipped, and of course, the bedroom overlooking the courtyard. Located in the 9Paris borough, it offers a view of the Sacred Heart and is located in a beautiful stone building, typically Parisian. Inside, there is solid parquet flooring and a marble fireplace, as the couple wanted. The only downside of the property is the bathroom and the toilets, located in a room, all in length.
How to make sure the apartment is the right one?
Upon receiving Romain’s videos and films, the couple is euphoric and asks additional questions. Their interest is real, despite a visit from our apartment hunter, at the end of the day, offering captures of images less bright than reality. After a telephone point, they decide to send their Parisian friend, who visits him the next day and immediately falls in love! Emmanuel and Alexandra then decided to make an offer at the price : with funds in France and 50 contributions, it is very quickly accepted! Not to mention that the financing was validated by an HS broker.
Could the rental be quickly implemented?
The apartment was perfectly maintained and did not require any work. At the time of writing this post, it is also already rented!
Motivation, decisive for these customers far from France
Romain Landreau appreciated the motivation and dynamism of this couple they knew what they wanted and were not in a hurry, even though the research was conducted in less than a month! The only difficulty of this file has been to tout their merit to real estate agencies, which always favour buyers physically present at the time of the visits.
A mission well fulfilled by the apartment hunter
Emmanuel and Alexandra are now delighted with the work of Romain Landreau : he was perfectly able to fulfill his mission, finding a property that perfectly met all their requirements, while providing them with advice and related human resources, which allowed them to buy serenely, while being thousands of miles away. So satisfied, that the couple also put Romain in contact with another couple of friends looking to invest…