Sell your house in France in 2018
2018 looks like being a good year for anyone selling property in France. Before the recent joint statement issued on the 8th December by Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May French estate agents were already predicting a lively property market in 2018 with significant price increases. Now that we have certainty that all EU citizens, including U.K. citizens, permanently registered to live in France by March 2019 will have their residency status, including their health benefits protected, the demand from U.K. and other European buyers for French Property is also likely to add to the forecasted increase in demand for French property. Indeed, FNAIM, the professional body for estate agents in France is forecasting house price increases of between 3% and 5% in France during 2018. With this increase in buyers and in property prices 2018 could be a good year to sell your house. Despite the sadness which always seems involved in such a decision, if circumstances mean you have to sell your French home, then 2018 should see more buyers around than in recent years.
No need to pay high agency fees
When U.K. owners of French property come to sell they are often surprised by the amount of estate agency fees they have to pay which can range from 4%-12%, the higher fees being payable on the cheaper properties. There is no doubt that French agents do a lot more work in connection with a sale and purchase than their U.K, counterparts. However, if you are prepared to take on this workload then you could save yourself a significant amount of money.
Marketing your French property
If you decide to sell your French home privately the marketing of it is crucial. The majority of U.K. owned French houses for sale are sold to U.K. buyers. For this reason Healey Fox have dedicated part of the website to Private Sales which is a service, we believe, gives your property maximum exposure to serious buyers. Unlike many other companies offering a similar service we make no charge to advertise your property on our web site. Our fee of 2%-2.5% is only payable when a sale is finally concluded. Check out our web site for more information on selling your property. There is all the information you need about how to sell your house privately and we are always happy to discuss this with you and help you with any questions you may have.
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