The tale of buying a French house - by a pair of green gilled novices
A true story.......
Having previously holiday'd a few times in the beautiful Midi-Pyrenees, back in August 2015, we spontaneously decided to nip over to France for a) a quick mini break and b) to view a property we'd seen on a website
Before we left the UK, we emailed Anthony and Gillie with our basic wish list (budget, number of bedrooms, type of location etc) so they'd have an idea of what we might be looking for in advance
As our plane took off from Gatwick, I turned to Felicia and reminded her why we were making this trip and, in my most masterly voice, clearly stated 'We will definitely NOT be making any offers on this trip or buying a house......so don't get ANY ideas!'
On arriving at their offices in Caylus, we were greeted by Gillie who spent the next hour or so, gently (and skilfully) interviewing us, teasing out little clues that would subsequently help her marry our requirements/ dreams with what they might have on their books.
The next three days, she took us to view a total of seven properties. Everyone of which was lovely in their own right but none set the fireworks off..........except one!
Having never owned a property abroad before or expecting to feel like this, we were somewhat stumped/ shocked and surprised.
So we slept on it and went back for a second viewing the next day.....
..... The rest, as they say, is history.
Anthony and Gillie held our hands throughout the whole process, definitely going above and beyond what one would normally expect with their invaluable advice and support.
And so in mid December 2015 we completed on our wonderful, dream French home..
Pearce Properties may on paper, be property agents but trust me, they are so much more than that....