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Re: Advice on selling please

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but we had a very charismatic immo from a local french company who found the ideal buyer for our house.
We had been on and off for years, he had got to know us with our doubts and changes of mind. But kept plodding on and finally got his commission.
He was a good friend too.

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Re: Advice on selling please

Just out of interest, Lehaut, what nationality were the purchasers ?

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Re: Advice on selling please

Thanks, received.


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Re: Advice on selling please

Probably, you can contact a real estate broker where you can get some assistance in selling. As I know, you just advertise your house for sale on their platform. Some experts work on different types of property in France https://tranio.com/france/.

Many companies work without any additional price for the customers: if you buy your property through them, the price for you would be exactly the same as the one made if you contacted their foreign partner directly. I think it's worth a try.
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Re: Advice on selling please

Good afternoon everyone

Can anyone tell me please what sort of arrangements Leggetts have with their agent they allocate to you re selling a house/? Does the allocated agent work from an agency building, take calls etc or do they work at a distance and someone else take the enquiries and pass on to the allocated agent details of anyone who wants a viewing for the allocated agent to do the viewing?Are the allocated agents employed by Leggetts or self employed? Does noone else do anything re selling the house/ taking enquiries etc when the allocated agent is away from work, which could be very frequently?

Kind regards

Loire

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Re: Advice on selling please

The agents are self-employed and work from home.Most are British expats.Some are excellent and others are useless and unhelpful. They arrange the viewings in their local area.
The Leggett head office works alongside the agents and I believe they keep records of all contacts - so there should be someone available to talk to by phone or email if the agent is unavailable.
Be aware that they tend to start off by overpricing the properties but then discount the price as they go along. I know of one house in Centre that started at about 120,000 euros then sold three years later for less than 40,000 euros.
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In common with other immobiliers, they have already negotiated their fee and won't want to reduce it.
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Re: Advice on selling please

Meek Megan wrote : Be aware that they tend to start off by overpricing the properties but then discount the price as they go along. I know of one house in Centre that started at about 120,000 euros then sold three years later for less than 40,000 euros.

Plus their % fees are eye-wateringly expensive .. up to twice what a normal agent would charge.
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