Home Hunts work with clients from all over the globe, helping them to find their dream homes and investment properties across France, as well as Monaco and Switzerland. The company, as an established and award-winning buyer’s agent in France, have built up a reputation as THE luxury French property specialists since they launched in 2005.
Tim Swannie and Francois-Xavier de Vial, along with their team of property experts are renowned for being passionate about property and are extremely well connected with agents and the private market for luxury French property. Home Hunts provides customers with a bespoke service for their luxury property search. The French property market is buoyant at present, with clients from all over Europe specifically looking for luxury french property.
“We cover the entire market throughout all of the prime locations in France. We work with all of the best agents, developers and private owners,” said Swannie. “We find the best selection of properties for our clients and we guide them through every step of the buying process and beyond. We can also find out a lot more about properties than a private client can on their own, due to the connections and the experience we have built up over the past 15 years”
Luxury French Property
Using the service of a buyer’s agent like Home Hunts offers real advantages for property hunters because they are knowledgeable about the desired locations and the market, the purchasing process and the individual situation with each property. They also offer unbiased, friendly yet professional advice, as well as independent financial, legal and tax guidance.
“Our average sale in 2019 was just over €2.1 million and looks to be a little higher this year, we have also had a number of clients who have contacted us to find them multiple properties,” said Swannie. “Our clients are generally wealthy people who are very busy, usually looking for a straight forward investment property or holiday home.”
With high net worth clients from all over the world, including the UK, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, China, the USA and many other nationalities, the multilingual team combines knowledge and experience to benefit those choosing Home Hunts as their buyer’s agent.
“We speak the clients’ language – in more ways than one,” said Swannie. “All of our consultants are fluent in at least French and English, but many other languages are spoken in the team, such as German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch and many others. We have three native Chinese speakers working with us because we have an increasing number of Chinese customers looking for luxury French property”
When a client approaches Home Hunts about their property search, the team works quickly to find out the criteria for the property. This forms the basis for a tailor-made luxury property search. Some clients buy very quickly, but sometimes the process can take a year or more, it totally depends on the clients wishes. The company works hard to get buyers to properties at the right time – and have even been known to fly clients in for viewings so that they do not miss a perfect opportunity.
High profile names and international celebrities are often customers of Home Hunts, who are experienced at working with clientele of all levels and keeping the property search discreet. “One of the upward trends Home Hunts has really noticed this year is the clients’ and owners’ requests for complete confidentiality,” said Swannie.
Many property owners do not wish to advertise the fact that their property is for sale, but would consider selling for the right price. Home Hunts is constantly aware of luxury French property that is “off market”, making them accessible to property seekers choosing their buyer’s agent service.
Swannie added: “There is definitely an increase in demand from wealthy buyers from around the globe for us to carry out a property search for these types of homes, whether they are Paris properties, stunning chalets in the Alps or waterfront French properties on the Riviera.”