OUR SERVICES

OUR HOUSE-HUNTING PROCESS

The demand and supply conditions of the Parisian property market are very tight. There is a shortage, and interesting properties get sold very quickly! Therefore, we must be very reactive, and we are dedicated to finding the most opportunities by covering the whole market.

A COMPREHENSIVE AND PERSONALISED PROPERTY SEARCH

  • We integrate your personal requirements and preferences.
  • We search for property on the whole market:
    Private sellers, real estate agencies, solicitors, trustees…
    In all Paris and near suburbs.

OPTIMISED VIEWINGS AND AMAZING TIME-SAVING!

  • We provide extensive property quality checks before any viewing. You will only view the ones you deem interesting.
  • We offer flexibility to suit your needs. We can arrange multiple viewings on the same day if your schedule allows or needs it.

With DES MURS A PARIS: your property will be found within 1 1/2 months* when it would take you 4 1/2 months** on your own!
*On average. ** Encompassing property search, calls, viewings, negotiation, legal formalities. For more information please consult the document « Etude du Crédit Foncier juin 2015 » for a detailed overview of the French property acquisition process.

A HIGHLY PROACTIVE TEAM THAT STRIVES TO SERVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS

  • We provide a thorough evaluation of the selected property: property market, potential work to be done, building renovation projects and all criteria.
  • Our realistic assessment of property potential enables us to advise you comprehensively, and help you make an informed purchase offer.
  • You only pay our fees when you buy your property. There are no incurring expenses prior to this purchase.

TAILORED “A TO Z” SUPPORT

  • We are by your side through every step of the process, from property search to signature of the deed of sale. We provide you with a thorough analysis of every required legal document and procedure before you sign the final transaction. We check all legally required documents during the transaction:
    Surveys, Loi Carrez, Minutes of General Meetings, list of leasehold obligations, list of works carried out in the building…
  • We assess your credit check, provide a comprehensive overview of your application, and ensure it will be at the top of the seller’s list.
  • Benefit from a list of highly qualified professionals to meet your requirements and needs:
    Solicitors, mortgage or insurance brokers, architects, interior decorators, contractors, movers…

OUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

In France, house-hunters and real estate agents are regulated by law N° 70-9, 2 January 1970 (« Loi Hoguet »). Hence, they must conform to the following legal obligations:

  • Be in possession of a real estate professional licence card, issued by the “Prefecture de Police” (local Police Administrative Headquarters) or the “Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie” (Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
  • Abide by article 1 of “Loi Hoguet” legislation by having a signed “exclusive property search mandate ”. This agreement defines the roles and duties of both the buyer and the agency/house-hunter in a clear and consistent manner.
    The “exclusive property search mandate” is valid for 3 months, can be extended up to one year, and can be terminated by the buyer without prior justification.
  • Grant the buyer a 14-day cooling off period, in conformity with “Loi Hamon” legislation (doorstep situation).
  • Demonstrate clear communication on all fees, inclusive of VAT.
  • Not charge the buyer any fees before signature of the deed of sale and completion of the transaction.
  • Receive remuneration from the buyer only if the latter has bought a property. Payment is due once subject-to clauses have been lifted, and no later than at completion of the transaction (signature of deed of sale at solicitor’s office).