Testimonials

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Our reputation is very important to us and we work hard to ensure that our clients are looked after from start to finish. In this section you will find some of the great feedback we have received from our clients. If you are thinking of using our service and would like to contact any of the clients below, please do let us know and we will be happy to put you in touch.

 

test-franceCLIENT:  Mr. and Mrs Koej, Denmark
BOUGHT:Chalet
LOCATION:  French Alps
CLIENT REVIEW:  “It is with great pleasure that we take this opportunity to highly recommend the competent agent Chris Leder and Home-Hunts. We have bought property abroad before, so we know how important the local contact is. Chris has been a very positive acquaintance from the beginning, and has continued to be so all the way through. Often you see that the local agent loses interest in you, once he has received his commission, but not Chris. Chris has been a big help in setting up our accounts regarding oil, water and electricity, and has helped with many other practical issues. We are soon looking towards Paris to buy an apartment, and we will – no doubt, start out with home-hunts, and hope the agent in Paris is as pleasant to work with as Chris Leder.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr Booth, France
BOUGHT:  4 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  French Riviera
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Viewing with Home Hunts was easy because you stayed 100% neutral and only offered advice where necessary, I don’t get on with ‘pushy sales people’. I found many of the French agents to be difficult, but dealing with Homehunts simplified the complete process. Nothing was too much trouble and I know you had to work extremely hard on our purchase as it was not straight forward. I will certainly be keeping in touch and have already recommended you to friends. It was a very impressive service, if only the rest were as good.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr Williams, UK
BOUGHT:  4 Bed Farmhouse
LOCATION:  Lot et Garonne
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Everything ran like clockwork from the off. We enquired about two properties and were called within 20 minutes by a friendly and straight talking lady who we instantly liked. The selection of properties we were shown was excellent and the advice we received was vital in helping us to make our decision. Keep up the good work Homehunts!”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Mack, UK
BOUGHT:  4 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  Provence
CLIENT REVIEW:  “I am not exaggerating in saying that had it not been for Home Hunts, we would not have bought a house in France. I have limited command of the French language and my wife and I have no experience of French property conveyancing. Without the hand-holding service and advice Home Hunts offered we would have given up on our house search months ago. You presented us an imaginative selection of houses to view, allowing us to establish exactly what we were looking for, you gave us sensible advice on rental prospects, and locations for us to consider. You clearly have very good relationships with all of the estate agents in the region (which was key to obtaining the house that we are now purchasing) and your ongoing help and advice has been invaluable. All in all, I would have no hesitation in recommending Home Hunts to anyone considering buying a house in France.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Maddison, UK
BOUGHT:  5 Bedroom Maison De Maître Riverside Property
LOCATION:  Lalinde, Dordogne
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We have been greatly impressed by the personal yet professional service provided by Homehunts. We had very little time to find a suitable property and relied heavily on Homehunts to interpret our slightly muddled and ever changing brief. We found a house that matched up to all we had hoped for and have then been guided through the whole purchasing procedure – different yet just as stressful as in the UK. Our contact at Homehunts has continued to assist and advise us and we remain grateful clients and now friends.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Parker
BOUGHT:  6 Bed Estate
LOCATION:  French Riviera
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Having recently purchased a beautiful property on the French Riviera with the assistance of Home Hunts, we would like to extend our appreciation with this mail to highlight their professionalism and commitment throughout the buying process. My family and I had been looking for a property in France for some time when we found Home Hunts. We found their website easy to use and informative and, upon contacting them, we found them to have a straight forward, open and personalised approach without being at all pushy. Home Hunts were thorough and detailed in all aspects of their search for our perfect property, they acted at all times with precision and professionalism during viewings and feedback on our shortlist of properties. In particular, Amy was able to offer advice and guide us through each area of the Riviera, highlighting her expertise and knowledge of the region. She became instrumental in our decision making process. We are still in regular contact with the team at Home Hunts and are currently in the process of renovating our property with their assistance. We would not hesitate to recommend Home Hunts and should we purchase again in the future, we will certainly use them again.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr Allen, USA
BOUGHT:  3 Bed Apartment
LOCATION:  Monaco
CLIENT REVIEW:  “I am currently sat on my terrace looking out to sea, watching the sun set and I felt I had to send you a mail to thank you once again for finding us such a great property! You say on your website that you help clients to find their dream homes, well we could never have dreamed of such a paradise villa without you.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Ms Smyth & Mr Daly, UAE
BOUGHT:  7 Bed Chateau
LOCATION:  Languedoc Roussillon
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Having recently purchase an 11th Century Chateau with the assistance of Home Hunts, we would like to highlight their professionalism and commitment throughout the sales process. They were thorough and detailed in all aspects of their search for our perfect property and have acted at all times with precision and professionalism during all viewings and feedback on our shortlist. They were able to guide us through each area of Southern France highlighting their expertise and knowledge of the regions. They became instrumental in our decision making process to purchase. We would not hesitate in recommending you in the future and should we purchase again, we will certainly be in touch. Thank you !”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Whitfield, UK
BOUGHT:  Renovation Project
LOCATION:  Languedoc Roussillon
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for all your help, especialy all your good contacts. We are very impressed by the service offered from Homehunts and we hope to take you out next time we are down to personally thank you again.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Ramsey
BOUGHT:  4 Bed House
LOCATION:  Provence
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We would like to thank Home Hunts, and most particularly Nicola Christinger our Advisor, for the help, support and advice that she gave during our successful purchase of a house in Provence this year. Crucially, Nicola went to a lot of trouble to identify with us exactly what we wanted (which we didn’t really know to start with!) and where, to show us the various options we had, and then to track down and work through the real possibilities with us. She listened to us, stayed endlessly patient, reassured us when we needed it, was honest about what she thought about what we were seeing, and left us to make our own decision at our own speed. And when we had decided, it was very comforting to have someone to help with the hundreds of things that need doing, from getting the utilities transferred to putting us into contact with bankers, brokers and builders; from translating with the Notaire to answering our many questions. She was recommended to us as the best around, and we wouldn’t hesitate to make exactly the same recommendation to anyone thinking of buying in southern France.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Mapes, UK
BOUGHT:  4 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  Provence
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We had been looking for a house in Provence for about two years and had made many trips backwards and forwards to France from our home in London during that time. We were frankly appalled by the service offered by most of the estate agents we encountered – either they were completely unmotivated to sell anything at all, or wanted to foist something on us that they’d had on their books for years (usually for good reason) and then we never heard from them again. But then, quite by chance, I expressed an interest in a property advertised by Home Hunts, and you came to our rescue! You sent us around 20 properties, all at or very near our list of criteria, and we came to France a week later and saw just 5 properties – one of which ticked every box on our list (plus a few we had never dreamed of getting). Throughout, you have been friendly, approachable and professional and nothing has been too much trouble. I only hope you don’t get bored with us before I need to take you shopping for saucepans! Keep up the good work. I am only sorry I didn’t discover you two years ago and saved myself a lot of legwork and hassle.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Chase, UK
BOUGHT:  4 Bedroom House
LOCATION:  Beynac, Dordogne
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Like many would-be property buyers, we arrived in France with little more than a dream – and certainly with no experience in the buying process or knowledge of local markets. Home Hunts were our salvation, helping us to define what we really wanted, advising on the possibilities, accompanying us on visits and providing invaluable insights into all the legal and financial elements. Once we had found the right property, Home Hunts support carried us – problem-free – through all the formalities, even assisting with setting up new accounts for electricity and telephone, and offering generous advice on day-to-day culture and life in our part of the Dordogne. Our purchase has been a complete success, and we couldn’t have done it without Home Hunts.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mrs Haig, UK
BOUGHT:  4 Bed Chalet
LOCATION:  French Alps
CLIENT REVIEW:  “I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how very happy I have been with the services provided by Home Hunts. In August 2011, I bought a chalet in Chamonix and Chris Leder has been nothing but supportive ever since. Even now, long after the closing, he still checks in with me once a week! His advice and help because of all his local contacts, has been outstanding! I have lived all over the world and survived 12 international moves, and Chris just stands out within all the agents I have ever had to work with. His enthusiasm, his tireless motivation, his positive energy and commitment are second to none! The fact that he is fluent in both English and French is invaluable and his always cheerful and optimistic character is unmistakable. I just love working with him! Also, I would like to point out that your web-site is very appealing, clear, organized and comprehensible even for the ‘not so computer literate’ like myself! Home Hunts has been all in all a fantastic experience! Thank you very much!”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mrs Muller, Switzerland
BOUGHT:  6 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  French Riviera
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We have moved in today and are delighted. We have a lot of work to do in the next year but this will be my dream home. I am a sceptical person and do not trust professional advisers easily or often. But I trusted you throughout the process, and as a result of your diligent, good humoured work and trusted advice, we closed a deal which frankly I might have walked away from several times. From the first day trip you arranged fpr me, there was no need to talk to another agent. I would recommend whole heartedly that other potential buyers leave the whole job to you, and have already suggested as much to several pals!”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Van Helder, Netherlands
BOUGHT:  5 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  French Riviera
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Thank you so much to all of the team for your help! We love our new villa and everything has run so smoothly from the start thanks to Home Hunts. We were quite nervous about buying a property to renovate in a country we do not live in but you have turned the whole experience into a pleasure. We are so pleased that you are now also helping us with the renovation works, what a service!”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr & Mrs Nilsson, Norway
BOUGHT:  5 Bed Villa
LOCATION:  French Riviera
CLIENT REVIEW:  “Super service! You were approachable and friendly and you always made us feel important. We had looked with agents before but within a week, we decided to work exclusively with you because you just understood us and seemed to know our tastes instinctively. All the properties you showed us had been pre-viewed and carefully chosen. You helped us to negotiate a fantastic deal on our dream home and you tax and finance experts, we were equally impressed with. Would we recommend Home Hunts to others? We already have several times!”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr and Mrs. C, USA
BOUGHT:  Provencal Mas with 150 olive trees
LOCATION:  Provence
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We had looked for a second home in France on and off for a decade, mostly during our month long summer vacations in Provence. We’d read a long list of living-in-France books starting with Peter Mayles’s A Year In Provence, passing through Carol Drinkwater’s Olive Farm series and entering into perhaps 2 dozen other romantic and humorous tales of la vie Francais. While we ‎clearly were smitten with the prospects, we were stuck on the obstacles. How could we navigate the complexities of of a home purchase and attendant beauracratic hurdles, let alone fix a leaky faucet, from 6000 miles away when we really didn’t speak the language? Then, we found our answer: Chris Moore. Chris not only found us our provencal mas with 150 olive trees (after just a couple viewings, he intuitively discerned our preferences, and presented several perfect matches), he guided us through the process. Chris was always accessible with calm and experienced advice, providing easy to understand explanations, translation of dense documents and patient hand holding in opening bank accounts, securing insurance, transferring utilities, hiring a caretaker, etc. We would not be living our French dream without Chris removing the obstacles, and we are forever grateful for his friendly expertise and guidance.”

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test-franceCLIENT:  Mr Cullen, UK
BOUGHT:  5 bedroomed Villa
LOCATION:  Var, Provence
CLIENT REVIEW:  “We completed on a property in the Var recently, having been assisted by Catherine Meyer. We found Catherine to be an excellent help and resource. She was able to assess our needs quickly and showed us some great properties. She could not have more helpful. We finally settled on this property in The Var and hope to have many happy years there.”

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