Having settled on Languedoc-Roussillon as the best place for you to buy a property, you may feel that your selection of an area in which to look is over. This is in fact not so. Within this vast area there are huge differences in landscape, and indeed climate. Furthermore, certain areas are being rapidly developed. Your lovely house on the edge of the village with fantastic views over the vineyards could easily become a lovely house with fantastic views over a housing estate. This would be an extremely expensive mistake to make - and one that a Languedoc-based property hunter can make sure you don't make.
A property search consultant will save you time - as you'll only end up visiting the most appropriate properties
As there are several hundred estate agents in the area - good, bad and indifferent - a property search consultant based in Languedoc can help separate out those who will really listen to what you want and will show you suitable houses; and those who will see you as a rich ex-pat on whom they can unload any old unsaleable wreck that has been on their books for months or years! Furthermore, some properties are not even available for sale via estate agents (Realtors), and are sold via personal contacts. Prime Languedoc, as specialists in only the best properties, is often approached to keep these on our database.
While it is relatively easy to find out about average prices for average houses, on-the-spot local knowledge is invaluable to ensure that you are not overpaying for your dream house. Again, this is the sort of insider knowledge that a property hunter based in Languedoc can give you access to. It is so easy to be carried away, especially when comparing what you can buy here compared with what you would pay in say, the South of England, for the same type of property. Although prices have increased rapidly over the past few years and are likely to continue, there is still very good value to be had if you have time to look around. And saving time is one of the key advantages of using a local Property Search Consultant. You won’t waste time visiting endless estate agents in Languedoc; you won’t waste time looking at unsuitable properties; and you can be sure that the time you do spend here will be well spent.
We help you through the buying process
Once you have found your property, the next hurdle is the French process of property purchase. As explained elsewhere, this is not too forbidding, but it is different and it does take place in French, so it's helpful to have your property hunter there to guide you through the procedure.
For all these reasons, it would be extremely surprising if a modest investment in the services of a Property Search Consultant did not save you money (and a great deal of stress) overall.