Gill and Stephen Lambert
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Our new life adventure!
We have finally moved into our new home and can now enjoy our ‘new life adventures’ en France.
Stephen and I would like to put on record our very grateful and heartfelt thanks to you and your wonderful team at BVI. Without your constant support, guidance, help, patience and encouragement we know we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Our search for our dream home in France started five years ago but it took us until 2019 to find the perfect fit for us. The property we found ticked each and every box for us - the blue wisteria around the doors and windows, the river frontage, the pool, the AGA cooker ... and ´the project’ for our retirement together.
Unfortunately our purchase was thwarted with set backs from the start - a tenant farmer and bail that needed to be removed, and some interesting and challenging personalities in the mix.
Despite the challenges, the service we received from BVI was ´Top class’ and ´First rate’! The hard work and sheer determination of David Crews and Marion Guyot has to be applauded and we would be grateful if you could bring our personal thanks and gratitude to the attention of the Chairman and the Directors of the Board at BVI. David and Marion worked tirelessly on our behalf to get our purchase over the line. They were courteous and professional, helpful and knowledgeable, and a beacon of light throughout the process.
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your personal intervention between Christmas and the New Year when things took a turn for the worst and the vendors pulled out of the sale. Through your efforts and negotiation we got the purchase back on track.
If things weren’t challenging enough at the start of the year, COVID-19 happened and the hiatus caused further challenges and set backs. During our darkest days of ‘shielding’ the BVI beacons of light shone through, keeping our dream alive and our sanity in check.
It has been a long and winding road, but thanks to everything you, David and Marion have done for us, we have reached our rainbow's end.
Thank you all for making our dream come true.
Our kindest regards
Gill and Stephen
Jane and Nigel
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Above and beyond from start to sale
Testimonial for Heather Comber:
Jane and I would like to thank you for all the "above and beyond" help you have given us in the sale of our French property.
I am certain without your support the sale would not have proceeded.
From the moment you took the property on, we were impressed - nothing was too much trouble and this continued from showing the property to your clients whilst we were away to the final sale negotiations. We really cannot recommend your service more highly.
Thank you so much.
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Testimonial for Lucy Hollis:
I am SO glad we have an English speaking expert Property Consultant on our team - this is not a process I would have enjoyed handling on my own !
Your advice, information and help in guiding us through these procedures is invaluable - and very much appreciated. The patient and comprehensive explanations inspire confidence and make the process less of a minefield.
Stella and Ken
Wednesday, 03 June 2020
Impressive and highly professional
Testimonial for Catherine Vanackere:
This is to personally thank you so much for all the help you have given us to complete the sale of our house.
You have represented Beaux Villages in such a highly professional way, made all the more impressive when over the last 5 months the Covid-19 virus has hit everyone and caused all the issues which are always faced to be handled in a unique way.
We have only praise for the way the Beaux Villages team has handled all of the challenging buying and selling process.
We can recommend Beaux Villages and its team as committed professionals who make things happen.
Well done and thank you.
Chris & Justine
Monday, 16 March 2020
A huge 'Thank You!'
Testimonial for James Cameron:
An overdue note to say a huge thank you for all that you did in helping with the house purchase. You were quick to respond whenever we needed anything and a huge help in getting everything over the line. Thanks also for bringing the fizz, it was a lovely gesture and I hope it won't be the last time that we raise a glass together at Maison des Freres! We had a great few days and can't wait to get back out at the end of the month, hope to see you then.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
With many thanks
Testimonial for Judith Whitlow
Judith has worked hard and meticulously over the years to find a buyer for our property.
She works tirelessly and calmly to bring a satisfactory conclusion to each deal for both parties.
I have to recommend her thoroughness, caring attitude and good management which she has shown in finalising this particular sale. I would also like to specially mention Fabienne, Lisa and Jane in the Monsegur and Eymet teams.
Many thanks to all of you - I will certainly recommend your agencies.
Nichol & Sue Kerr
Wednesday, 08 January 2020
Approachable, friendly and helpful
Testimonial for Heather Comber:
We thought it would be good to drop you a line expressing our appreciation for the support that Heather Comber has given us in buying our house In Cherveix-Cubas.
From the start she has been very approachable, friendly and helpful - she is very easy to get on with and responded very quickly to any queries we had and always followed up. She has been very helpful in guiding us through the process and finding support when we needed it (e.g. translator, emergency plumber) and acting as the go-between with the vendors.
All of this would encourage us to recommend Beaux Villages and Heather.
Ruth and David Crow
Monday, 23 December 2019 | Montaigu de Quercy
Happy New Year
Testimonial for Edite Hill
To Edite and all the Beaux Villages Team!
Thank you all for what you have done to help us with our property!
It has been good to have contact with Caroline, Daniel, Kevin, Frederic and François and of course Edite.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Best wishes from Ruth and David
Mee May Lesquereux
Thursday, 12 December 2019
An amazing team!
Testimonial for Geof Cryer, Gregory Lemmes and Catherine Vanackere:
I wish to put on record how pleased I was with the way the sale of my house was handled.
Geof Cryer, Gregory Lemmes and Catherine Vanackere made an amazing team !
My contact at Beaux Villages was Geof and although my house was on your database, several of his colleagues made the effort to see the house physically for themselves.
My first contact was Geof but the purchasers were contacts from Gregory. Great teamwork!
Despite the efforts made by Geof and Gregory, I am convinced that the sale of my house would have fallen through had it not been for the precious aide of Catherine.
Her coordination with the buyers, notaire and myself was absolutely crucial. Catherine reassured the buyers every step of the way, liaising with the Notaire (which I know was not an easy task).
She is professional, knowledgeable, focused, calm and very reassuring. Both the clients and myself trusted Catherine implicitly. Buying and selling are not just financial transactions but also emotional. Catherine has the qualities which embodies both these needs.
She goes the extra mile and more !!
The courtiers do their utmost to find the best home for buyers but without someone of Catherine’s qualities coordinating, I am sure that a lot of sales would not finalise.
My thanks to Beaux Village for this amazing team !
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Thanks for all your hard work
Testimonial for Johanna Jaggs
Thanks for all your hard work.
It was very much appreciated.
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 | Leeds
Good evening , would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Carol wells in particular for making us feel like one of the beaux villages family .Carol was very professional and went above and beyond what was asked of her . Nothing was too much trouble . Would recommend beaux village , very friendly and knowledgeable. We will keep in touch over time . We just love france , the people and the culture...
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Professional and charming
Thank you so much for your continued updating of properties... it is greatly appreciated.
May I take this opportunity to mention how professional and charming your staff are.
Julia and Brian Jeapes
Wednesday, 02 October 2019
The key to the successful sale of our home!
Testimonial for Ginny George:
My name is Julia Jeapes and my husband Brian and I have just (23.9.19.) successfully completed the sale of our house via your company. Having reached this point, we both felt that we had to highlight the excellent work by one of your employees, Ginny George. The sale of our home in France was an emotional decision and so the whole process could have been a very difficult experience for us.
However Ginny was highly professional and was able to answer all our questions and dealt with our concerns in a very effective and efficient way. She was always contactable and responded quickly to all our queries sorting out the inevitable problems along the way. Her interpersonal skills are excellent and her caring and considerate attitude, where she often went the 'extra mile', was an enormous help to both parties. We cannot praise Ginny highly enough she has worked hard, with integrity and empathy. We are both sure that Ginny was key to the successful sale of our home. She is a great ambassador for your company. Please pass on our sincere thanks and gratitude.
Monday, 23 September 2019
We were lucky to have Edite
Myself and my husband spent the earlier part of this year searching for a new home in France.
During this time we relied heavily on Beaux Villages as we found you the most efficient and professional agents operating in France. We were lucky to have Edite as our main contact and would like to say thanks for her services; she ensured she knew our particular requirements and put an exceptional amount of time and effort in to finding a suitable home for us.
Many thanks once again.
Monday, 23 September 2019
Angella worked hard and was very supportive
Testimonial for Angella Turner
Acting as our agent Angella located and introduced us to an excellent, English-speaking notaire and attended every meeting during the sale process. She pre-warned us of certain protocols involved in buying multiple parcels of land and was instrumental in correcting an error in the parcel identification.
Angella worked hard and was very supportive, emotionally and practically. She acted in lieu of the notaire for the vendors and ensured all paperwork was forthcoming and correct.
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
It was lovely to meet you
Testimonial for Caroline Sweeney
I just want to thank you for such a great day house hunting with you last Friday. You were so helpful! Every house we viewed on the day had something different to offer.
We can not thank you enough for your help in us finding our home in France. Your professional guidance in helping us fine tune our search by finding the things that we really needed to prioritise moving forward.
We have just got back home and now have to put more thought in to our next visit. We look forward to seeing any houses that you think might meet our needs.
Thanks again and again it was lovely easy day, and you really put us at ease. It was lovely to meet you.
Caroline & Dan
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Testimonial for Anne Kemp-Reynolds:
Just a note to say a big THANK YOU for all of your help and advice over the last few months.
We really appreciate it.
Best wishes Caroline and Dan
Nick & Gill
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | Montmorillon
A big thank you to Beaux Villages
Testimonial for Geraldine Millet and Emma Waddington.
Having sold up in the south of France we were prepared to bank our euros in France and wait out 2 years until Brexit was sorted.
And then we came to Montmorillon for 5 days relaxation and suddenly fell in love with the town. We decided to tentatively view a few properties just to get a feel of what was available and at what prices, but had no plans to buy at this time.
Beaux Villages was in fact the last agent we visited in the town (so 2 others had the opportunity to sell us the house we eventually bought, but hadn't taken the opportunity to show it to us).
Geraldine listened to what our requirements were and saw I was getting enthusiastic about one (outside the town) in the Beaux Villages window. Unfortunately, it was already under offer but she searched through her books and came up with a similar one that was in the town. We felt on first viewing it was perfect for us in so many ways. We are so grateful that Geraldine showed us the property. We are finding as each day passes more ways that this is the absolutely perfect house for us.
We did a second viewing 2 days later with Emma and just knew we had to make an offer (despite the Brexit uncertainty). Emma handled the offer negotiations for us and it was a tense period for us both, as we had a finite budget of euros available from the sale of our property. She did a superb job and concluded the negotiations well within our budget, and even took the time to call us on Easter Sunday to tell us the good news.
The period that follows the offer being accepted to completion is always difficult, but Emma was always available to smoothly facilitate the process to its' conclusion. Again, we are so grateful to have the ongoing support and even after we had moved in, Emma supported us in getting the utilities sorted.
You hear so many stories about the hit and miss experiences of working with estate agents in France, but we have had both an excellent experience when we sold, and an excellent experience when we bought again.
Many thanks to you both. Sorry Geraldine, but Emma ate all the cakes that we bought for you as a thank you.
Michael & Nataliya
Saturday, 10 August 2019 | Charroux
Thank you for your support
Testimonial for Carola van Aswegen
Thank you to Carola for negotiating the sale with our buyers and for all her hard work guiding us through the sale. Also for keeping us regularly informed and aiding our buyers to visit the property while we were in the UK.
She made a worrying time very easy. As long as BV employ people as talented as Carola they will always be top choice for property moves.
Friday, 02 August 2019
Helen is a credit to your business.
Testimonial for Helen Dawson
I recently contacted Beaux Villages as I was looking to purchase a property in France. A lovely lady called Helen Dawson subsequently contacted me and arranged for me to view several properties. Even though we had no car and were staying in Rochechouart Helen arranged to pick us up and drove us to the properties in the Dordogne. Throughout the whole day Helen was extremely warm and friendly and made the whole day very enjoyable.
Helen is a credit to your business.