Serge and his wife were all set to return to France. After starting his career in London, Serge was promoted to a more senior position at his firm’s Paris offices, based at La Défense. The young couple therefore decided to settle down in France, buying an apartment not too far from Serge’s office. They knew and liked the Levallois area, having both lived there as students.
They particularly appreciated the atmosphere and quality of life in this part of the city, and were also keen to look at properties in Neuilly-sur-Seine, finances permitting. Their total budget was €600,000 for an apartment of 50 m² minimum with no renovations required, preferably in a modern residence.
The Perle Rare consultant’s solution
After a meeting with Serge and his wife to discuss the different apartments pre-selected for them (complete with Perle Rare visit reports and photographs), four visits were organised over two Saturdays when the couple were in Paris.
They both fell in love with a light and airy 54 m² apartment overlooking the garden in a new complex, which was to become available very rapidly. (You often have to reserve apartments in new residences one or two years in advance).
The apartment was ready one month before their scheduled move back to France, at the price originally offered when the development was released for presale two years previously. They thus saved 10% on the market rate!
We had to work very quickly to ensure that the couple’s return to France, just three months after their first contact with Perle Rare, went off without a hitch.
In addition to our usual search channels (such as local agencies, websites and the specialist press), digging around for last-minute opportunities in new-build complexes paid off: a developer tipped us off that an apartment had become unexpectedly available, giving Serge and his wife the opportunity to buy a brand new apartment in Levallois at an attractive price and with no agency fees!
A successful return to France!