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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

I like that one. That is worth the hassle. It looks like it has electricity which helps. You don't want to buy anything without electricity or water.

In terms of price, well you don't know what is around it or other hidden problems. It looks to good to be true.

But if it is OK, I reckon you could offer 30 k. Its a moulin so it probably will hold its price.

Can't you ask your friends to and have a look ?

I should imagine the local farmers will cut the hay. They probably already do.

In terms of contact, you will have to phone them. They probably will speak English.


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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

LOOOOOK

It is for sale with the Notaires....DO NOT PHONE THE OTHER ESTATE AGENT !!!!!

https://www.immobilier.notaires.fr/fr/annonce-immo?idAnnonce=560707&typeTransaction=VENTE,VNI,VAE&page=1&parPage=12&localite=617
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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

So a dodgy agent can add 63% or €15K to the sellers price just for placing a free ad on Leconcoin Angry [:@]

 

Just think how much more one of them with an English website could charge, a watermill in France for less than €50K, better snap it up before someone else does.


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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Chancer wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><P>So a dodgy agent can add 63% or €15K to the sellers price just for placing a free ad on Leconcoin <img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/images/emotions/angry.gif" alt="Angry [:@]" /></P>
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<P>Just think how much more one of them with an English website could charge, a watermill in France for less than €50K, better snap it up before someone else does.</P></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>
Beware of snapping anything up. Too many people before you will have done exactly the same before finding that there are many other similar properties at the same price in the same area. It's a buyers' market and the market is flooded. In my opinion put location high up on your list, you can change many other things later.
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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

@ Chancer

If you look closely, the Notaire is selling it with less land !!

Also, the Moulin is on what seems to be a main road. Best not have a cat.

@ Bit in Bretagne

Is it a buyers market ?


Shame Leven is not about as this is his thing. I am sure he could give the OP some tips.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>alittlebitfrench wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">LOOOOOK

It is for sale with the Notaires....DO NOT PHONE THE OTHER ESTATE AGENT !!!!!

https://www.immobilier.notaires.fr/fr/annonce-immo?idAnnonce=560707&typeTransaction=VENTE,VNI,VAE&page=1&parPage=12&localite=617</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

😳😳😳 wow that is some mark up!!!! Very valuable lesson learned!! - thank you 😊 So the Notaire is like the solicitor? And properties can be listed directly with them? Now I see the reluctance to give out details and how easy it would be to waste money on agents!!
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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

Notaires are not always cheaper !!!! You have also got to take into account agency fees.

On another forum some time ago someone linked to a house for sale on a Brit estate agents website asking for advice. I found it 110,000 euros cheaper on a French website being sold direct by the owner.

Leggits are always good for a laugh.

It is dog eat dog in France. The sale price will not reflect its value.


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Re: Struggling to get agents to send details of property

Yes a buyers'market. Rural France is full of properties for sale. Many of those change hands at a price much lower than their owners want. It's a difficult time for sellers as they often take years to find a buyer or have to drop their price to compete. Much better to be buying than selling at the moment. I'm sure you're going to tell us again some micro habitat in Paris where it's a sellers' market but examples like that are irrelevant, if true. Estate Agents every advertise to encourage owners to sell through them but that's not the same as a real demand. Simple economics really. Not hard if you try.
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