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Sharing France with you

Every week you'll find new stories, local and national events, comments, recipes and advice on this page. Click on the Archive button to see previous posts full of interesting information and links.

3 posts short of an electric fence!

Julie Savill // Thursday, 09 April 2020

We’ve been catching up with our team to find out how it is for them in various parts of France.

From one of our crack sales team in the Lot-et-Garonne:

I am still trying to work from home, finding properties and speaking to vendors and staying in touch with all parties for ongoing sales.

On a personal note my husband Paul returned just before the shut down and now the 14 day self isolation period is over with no ill effects.

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Life is a bowl of...strawberries

Julie Savill // Monday, 06 April 2020

We’ve been catching up with our team to find out how it is for them in various parts of France.

From one of our sales consultants in the Vienne:

From rushing around talking to vendors and arranging visits with buyers we now have time to tackle some of those jobs we never get to at home.

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How to create a video tour

Katherine O`Neill // Monday, 06 April 2020

With the current lockdown restrictions, we're getting creative and making sure our clients can remain connected with the dream. What better way than a clear, crisp video tour that can be viewed at any time, from anywhere? 

Our head of sales management, Tracey Hudson, stars in this very handy video to bring you the best tips and tricks for creating a quality video of your home. And yes, from your phone! No fancy camera equipment needed.

A big thanks to those vendors who have already sent us theirs.

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20 reasons why we'll all return to France when this is finally over

Anthony Peregrine // Friday, 03 April 2020

This can’t go on forever. Let’s pretend as much, anyway. What then? We’ll need to stretch our legs. Where? France, obviously. Why? It’s closer than anywhere else (bar Eire). Easier to get to. And it’s where we always go. We may think the French are perfidious, arrogant and oddly besotted with Johnny Hallyday, but we can’t stay out of their country. Britons make some 13 million visits there every year. We’re their number one customers. And we doubtless will be again when the virus finally b*****s off. Here are a few more reasons:

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New ways to view!

Julie Savill // Friday, 20 March 2020

We are currently unable to view in the traditional manner, but rather than sit back and wait out the lockdown, we are connecting with motivated vendors to find new ways to show their properties to serious buyers.

You can see our list of properties with live streaming viewings available here;

To make an appointment for a viewing, first join our BVI+ club which gets you exact locations and, at the moment, direct access to the sellers.

Looking forward to the time when we can meet in person here in France.

In the meantime, keep browsing, keep the dream alive!


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Our Commitment to You

Katherine O`Neill // Friday, 20 March 2020

In these uncertain times our commitment to the health of our buyers, sellers and our team has never been stronger.

We are continuously monitoring the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus and are going above and beyond to keep you and our team safe. At the same time we are fully prepared so that our service to you is not interrupted and you can continue talking to our sales consultants and viewing whenever possible.

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