Interesting article from the Daily Telegraph regarding visiting properties from the sky… The article includes several quotes from Tim Swannie and a beautiful luxury property from Home Hunts
In the south of France, getting to know the lie of the land from the air is commonplace among UHNW buyers. “It means no queuing, no delays, no fuss,” says Tim Swannie, director of the French buying agency Home Hunts, who says a helipad is on the shopping list of most of his wealthiest clients. He is marketing a five-bed house with a helipad in St Jean de L’Esterel, with views over the Bay of Cannes, for 9.85m euros.
“One financier recently sent a friend to view six properties for him in one day, spread across the Riviera and Provence, so he chartered a helicopter,” says Swannie. When the buyer came to inspect in person, he landed his jet at Cannes private airport, saw the properties, snuck in lunch in a Provencal chateau, then was back in London by late afternoon. “The next day, he bought a villa in Cannes and a hunting domain near Aix-en-Provence,” says Swannie.
Some property owners even carry out luxury home renovations by private jet. “One couple were restoring a house on the French Riviera. They sent two planes loaded with antique furniture and art from Geneva and City Airport and we arranged the logistics in France,” says Swannie.