Why use a Property Finder?

Through my personal experience, 10 years ago, after selling my house in UK and coming to France to find a house and a gîte business, I know only too well what a long and difficult process it can be. I was fortunate to have my husband beside me, who is an RICS Chartered Surveyor, so he could look at the properties with experienced eyes, but even so, it took a very long time, to find the right property. So many weeks and months were wasted viewing properties that were totally unsuitable for us. Even though we were renting a house in our chosen area, we finally bought our first house in a different region of France.


So if you are currently searching for your property in France when you live outside the country, the whole process can become very complicated, expensive and time consuming.


My first and most important commitment to you, as my client, is that I will be working only for you! I will save you time and money and act as your eyes and ears here in France.


 I will ask very detailed questions to find out exactly what kind of property you are looking for, I will listen to your replies and I will work closely with you to find a property that matches your criteria. Buying a house is a very personal process!


During the last ten years living in Southern Dordogne, I have run a successful gîte rental, and B&B business, I teach English to groups of French adults and I have worked alongside Gordon Barnes my husband in his business as a Surveyor ( www.france-property-surveys.com ) giving independent structural surveys for buyers. Through all this experience I have learned a lot about the area, the French way of life and the complexities and pitfalls of the property business. I have also built up a large circle of contacts both French and English which will help me to find the right property for you, and guide you through the whole process of buying a house in France. I will answer your queries at every stage, help with the language if your French is not good, act for you if you cannot get over to France in person and give you help and advice right up to when you sign the final sales contract.


So don’t waste anymore time – take a big step nearer to buying your French Property and contact me now!


Are you selling your house in South-West France?


I am continually looking for good quality properties to suit my clients. Contact me to ask for a visit.


What can I offer to sellers?


  • My clients are serious buyers who are ready to buy…. not dreamers!
  • I visit your property initially and supply my clients with a detailed, accurate, report with photos – so they are well-informed about your property before they come to view.
  • I accompany all my clients to view your property
  • I liaise between seller and buyer and help with any language difficulty during the negotiations, to help achieve the very best price.
  • I keep you informed about the buyers’ reactions to your property and help you with the marketing.


I advertise your property to a wider international market.