Testimonials

R and CB

Wow, what a visit on Thursday. Poor Gillie, have you recovered yet? We haven't!
Each and every property you showed us had the wow factor and we were bowled over by Mary's place and by the one owned by the Burrows? However, there was a lot to digest and we need to come up for air for a bit, do much soul searching and discuss things with my mother.
We cannot thank you enough for your sterling work and most of all for listening to us. You were absolutely brilliant, Gillie, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you. We appreciate how much preparation and hard work goes into these things and recognise a class act when we see it.
We hope to be in touch with you again soon.

Sue and Phil

Dear Anthony,
 
Thank you as always!
We would like to say a huge thank you for everything you have done.  Throughout the whole sometimes daunting process of purchasing a property in France you have been available to ask just about any question - no matter how small!  We have always found you to be professional, courteous and so amazingly helpful!  We would thoroughly recommend you and your company to anyone considering purchasing a property abroad.

Juie and Andy

Dear Anthony and Gillie, Sorry it's taken a while to write, but it has taken us a little time to settle back into our "London routine" after a fantastic first trip to the house.
We just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your help throughout the
purchase: it really has been a pleasure working with you.
I must admit that at the outset we were sceptical about whether your
fees would represent good value for money, but your support and helpful
responses throughout the process very quickly allayed those fears. We both
feel that your approach to customer service was absolutely
spot-on, one particular example being your unprompted willingness, on
the day of the purchase, to excavate a filthy manhole to try and get
our water connected!
Thanks again for making it one of the smoothest property purchases we
have ever experienced.
Best wishes for the future

Simon and Emma

Altogether a delightful experience and we cannot recommend the Pearces highly enough.
We are extremely happy customers of Pearce Properties and have nothing but praise for the efficient, professional and courteous approach of Gillie and Anthony Pearce who guided us though each stage of the selling process with tact, discretion and comforting advice.
Our thanks to you both for making this sometimes exasperating process so easy, smooth and trouble free. Of course it helps also to have buyers who were equally charming, approachable and flexible in their timetable but also sensitive to the heartache of selling a lovely home where we have been so happy these past five years.
Altogether a delightful experience and we cannot recommend the Pearce€™s highly enough.

Mike and Becca

We'd be more than happy to recommend Anthony and Gillie to any friends thinking of buying a house in the Tarn-et-Garonne.
As other testimonials have said, Gillie is intuitive and pretty much insisted (in a nice way) we see a house that on paper, we'd rejected. We now own it, so good for her!
Anthony is excellent at sorting out the niggly bits that inevitably occur once the process of purchase is underway. Communication is very good via emails, texts, and phone calls. We never had to wait more than a day to hear news, or for a response to one of our enquiries. (Could you possibly check mobile phone signal? Could you possibly read the electricity meter? Could you possibly find out from the Mairie what the neighbouring land is used for? Yep, we were that couple). They're friendly, professional and hardworking but they also have time for a bit of a chat when concerns arise. And they do also seem genuinely pleased when it all goes swimmingly, as it did with us. 

Mike and Carolyn

We found the house of our dreams in the Tarn-et-Garonne last May, which was being marketed through Pearce Properties Online.  There had been various issues with previous sales with the house but Anthony and Gillie guided us through the whole process and their positive, can-do attitude took the pain away!!  

They were very attentive with quick responses to any queries raised and showed an absolute determination to complete the whole process as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, which of course made it less stressful for us and the vendor.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Pearce Properties Online.


JP

Anthony has shown dogged determination in getting our purchase through to completion despite the sellers'€™ best intentions to thwart the process.
He has been responsive and professional throughout and I would have no reluctance in using him in future and indeed recommending him to anyone wishing to purchase in France.

Grahame and Anita

Dear Gillie and Anthony
 
Now that our business is complete following the sale of Les Noisettes I would like to put on record our thanks for all you have done, not only to find us a suitable buyer but also to steer the purchase through to a successful conclusion.
In all our conversations we have found a willingness to help and inform, as well as to ensure that all other parties were kept in the loop.
It will be a little sad to think that we will no longer (for the time being at least) hear your cheerful tones coping with our continual demands.  You never know (depending on Brexit) when we will come back to you to represent us again.  We will certainly be recommending you to others.
For the time being, all the best and I wish future success with your business.

David and Felicia

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....

David and Elaine J

Over the years we have bought and sold many houses. Anthony and Gillie stand head and shoulders above anyone else we have ever encountered in the process. They effectively project managed the whole process from both the buyers and the sellers point of view. Whenever problems arrived they work so hard to arrive at a solution that works for both parties.
As far as we are concerned they set the standard for immobiliers in France and for Estate Agents in UK. We will be recommending all of our friends who wish to buy in France to go to Pearce Properties.
Thank you Anthony and Gillie for a job well done.

J and JS

The manner in which you put us at ease and the patience you exhibited in helping us convert a pretty loose set of ideas into a realistic picture of the property we wanted is truly an excellent example of customer care that can rarely be found.
 
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in helping find our dream home in the Tarn et Garonne. From the very start we found your open friendly approach and obvious knowledge of the market, the region and the people a great comfort.
 
 At first we found the idea of buying a property in a country where we knew nothing about the laws, procedures or accepted customs a daunting if not frightening prospect.
It was a great source of comfort to us when we found someone who not only understood our nervousness but could also advise us honestly on which aspects of home buying we should be careful about and guide us through the whole process.
 
The manner in which you put us at ease and the patience you exhibited in helping us convert a pretty loose set of ideas into a realistic picture of the property we wanted is truly an excellent example of customer care that can rarely be found.
 
 The surprising thing for us was that the help you gave us did not stop when we had actually agreed on the purchase. Since that time you have advised us on everything from finding tradesmen to where the best markets, how to get our pool seen to and where to eat out.
 
 
As you know we are both wonderfully happy with our house. Now that we have some time to stop and draw a breath we would just like to thank you for being with us every step of the way. You really did turn what could have been a very stressful period for us into something which not only ran very smoothly but also went exactly as you said it would. Of course the personal touch on its own can't make this happen. You proved yourselves to be highly professional and competent with regard to every aspect of the whole business.
We can absolutely vouch for the fact that your personal & highly professional approach works. It has even rubbed off on the family we bought the house from. We have become rather friendly with them and they have been extremely complimentary about the level of personal & efficient attention they received from you.
 
If you ever need a recommendation on who to go to when buying a house in France then please feel free to get in touch.
Very best regards

J and A

We just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your help throughout the purchase: it really has been a pleasure working with you.
 
 Sorry it's taken a while to write, but it has taken us a little time to settle back into our "London routine" after a fantastic first trip to the house. We just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your help throughout the purchase: it really has been a pleasure working with you.
 
We both feel that your approach to customer service was absolutely
spot-on, one particular example being Anthony's unprompted willingness, on
the day of the purchase, to excavate a filthy manhole to try and get
our water connected!

Graham and Liz

The level and quality of support and advice, the attention to detail was second to none.

It genuinely removed a large proportion of the stress out of the experience and we felt in very safe hands. We were particularly pleased and impressed by the friendly, accessible and very professional service provided by Gillie and Anthony Pearce. They were simply the best!

Camilla and Cameron

We can't thank you enough for the help you gave us over the summer...

After looking at over 40 houses with other agents in the area, and hundreds on the websites, we met up with Gillie in Caylus and were taken to 3 houses we had requested to see...None were what we were really looking for and as we live in Los Angeles the clock was ticking towards our return home.
Gillie listened carefully to our comments at each house viewed - and suddenly exclaimed that she had an idea of a perfect house for us. "Just on the market!  No photos available. You have to see it". Intrigued, we met up again the following day and fell head over heels for the house she showed us. Only one day on the market, we were the first viewers - and we knew this was the one!

Anthony helped us through all the French blue tape involved in buying the house and every letter back and forth was written in English (Notaire's legal letters as well) so there was no anxiety as to what we were signing...

We can't recommend Gillie and Anthony enough. They really listen to a buyer's wants and needs - and successfully lead them to their dream property! We are very grateful to you both.


Malcolm G

 

I think Gillie kept the best till last because it took me less than ten seconds to decide that I had found what I was looking for.
 
Initially disappointed that the house I was interested in had just been sold, Gillie carefully took me though a selection of their properties in and around my budget. I think Gillie kept the best till last because it took me less than ten seconds to decide that I had found what I was looking for.
After that the coordination and care that Anthony put into the conveyance, especially as the sellers were in their nineties, was as good as I have known over years of buying many properties.
Both Gillie and Anthony have been extremely helpful since the completion and it is always a pleasure to visit their office and always informative. If you are looking for a property in this area you need not go any further than Pearce Properties.

 


 

Jim and Alex

We appreciated Gillie's personal approach from the outset and her ability to tune in quickly to what we were looking for.
 
A great day with her showing us a good selection of properties produced an immediate result. Anthony's support during the legal and other formalities was extremely helpful. We would be happy to recommend Pearce Properties to anyone considering buying a house in this lovely area.

Richard and Rosemarie

At our house-warming, Anthony, Gillie were the first people to be invited to share our pleasure in our new home and we are grateful for all they did to make the whole-buying experience so easy and yes, really enjoyable.
 
Pearce Properties were one of several agencies in the Tarn-et-Garonne department that we visited in our efforts to find just the right house for our own use as well as for holiday letting.  Gillie and Anthony Pearce were more than helpful: they made us feel immediately at home and spent a long time discussing just what we were looking for and showing us a number of sets of details on paper before we set off with Gillie to look at a long list of properties.  Gillie was most helpful, providing all the information we needed but leaving us to explore in our own time.  She quickly assimilated what we did and did not go for and adjusted the schedule accordingly.  The house that was, in the end, just right for us was one we had originally rejected, which goes to show the importance of sound advice and a proper viewing on the ground and not relying just on the internet.
Back at the office, Anthony patiently took us through the French house purchase procedure and made all the necessary arrangements, introducing us to a local Notaire as well as advising us about a bank account, utilities and so on.


John and Debbie

Customer care, individually tailored advice and ongoing support are the qualities that have characterised our experience with Pearce Properties.  

As estate agents, they have performed their job marvellously, selling us a fantastic character property that we love, in an efficient, smooth process that has completed as quickly as French bureaucracy will allow! But they've gone beyond the necessary estate agent duties, and all the truly helpful extras (advice about currency exchange, notaires, the local area, useful contacts, banking etc)  is what has made it such a pleasure to deal with Anthony & Gillie. They've really helped us with the relocation process, familiarising us with the processes of a new country. Anthony even accompanied us to the bank to facilitate setting up our French account! Rethink your ideas of estate agents, as here you will find a pleasant, professional, friendly service, working for the satisfaction of both vendor & purchaser.
They'€™ve been brilliant and I thoroughly recommend them!