Testimonials

Dear Annelise

We have recently completed the purchase of our dream home in the south of France. We were so very fortunate that the house we loved above all others was for sale through AB Real Estate. From the first viewing we experienced a level of organisation and efficiency unrivalled elsewhere and subsequently we have been expertly guided by Annelise and her team through all stages of the purchase process in a way that has given us complete confidence to proceed in times of uncertainty…Further, Annelise has helped us with useful contacts and has assisted when our language skills were not quite up to the job!

Having dealt with so many agents in the area, we can say confidently that the service offered by Annelise and her team is second to none –a we would recommend AB Real Estate, whether buying or selling, without hesitation and we look forward to keeping in contact with Annelise and all at AB for a long time.

Charles and Stephanie


Nous avons récemment finalisé l'achat de la maison de nos rêves dans le Sud de la France. Nous avons été très heureux que notre maison « coup de cœur » soit à vendre au travers de l’agence AB Real Estate. Dès le départ, nous avons pu découvrir une qualité d'organisation et une efficacité que nous n’avions jamais trouvé ailleurs et par la suite, nous avons été guidés par Annelise et son équipe tout au long du processus d'achat, nous leur avons accordé notre entière confiance. Annelise a fait le lien entre nous et les professionnels dont nous avions besoin et nous a également aidé lorsque nos compétences linguistiques ne nous permettaient pas de nous faire comprendre!

Après avoir traité avec beaucoup d'agences dans la région, nous pouvons dire avec certitude que le service offert par Annelise et son équipe est inégalable - nous recommandons AB Real Estate, achat ou vente, sans aucune hésitation et nous serons ravis de rester en contact avec Annelise et toute l’équipe d’AB pendant très longtemps.

Charles et Stephanie

Dear Annelise

We are writing to thank you for helping us locate, negotiate and secure our wonderful new property in France. Over the years we have dealt with many real estate agents, buying and selling property in UK, Australia and France but we have to say that the support and service of your company has equalled the best of them. In particular, the individual attention provided by your associate, Christine Jouars, is really appreciated. Christine went out of her way to help us, and she organised and assisted arranging various practical aspects which made the whole experience pain-free and easy to manage from London. She certainly “went the extra mile” and we truly appreciate this.

Thank you very much and we wish you further success in your business.

Regards,

Kevin and Glenn


Chère Annelise,

Permettez-nous d’exprimer avec ces lignes notre reconnaissance pour votre soutien qui nous a permis de localiser, négocier et acquérir notre magnifique nouvelle propriété en France. Ayant entrepris plusieurs transactions immobilières au Royaume-Uni, en Australie et en France au courant de ces dernières années, nous avons rencontré de nombreuses agences immobilières et nous pouvons dire sans hésitation que le service et l’engagement d’AB Real Estate figurent parmi les meilleurs. Nous avons tout particulièrement apprécié l’attention personnalisée qui nous a été témoignée par votre collaboratrice Christine Jouars. Elle s’est beaucoup investie en organisant et planifiant de nombreux aspects pratiques ce qui nous a permis de vivre une transaction sans encombres, facile à gérer directement de Londres. Christine a fait preuve d’un sens du service extraordinaire et nous lui en sommes vraiment reconnaissants.

Encore une fois un grand merci pour votre engagement !

Avec nos meilleurs vœux pour une continuation prospère et nos meilleurs salutations,

Kevin et Glenn


Sehr geehrte Annelise

Mit diesen Zeilen möchten wir uns ganz herzlich bei Ihnen für Ihren Einsatz bedanken, der es uns ermöglicht hat, unser Traumhaus in Frankreich zu finden und zu besten Bedingungen zu kaufen. Wir haben in den letzten Jahren anlässlich einiger Immobilientransaktionen in Großbritannien, Australien und Frankreich mit zahlreichen Immobilienmaklern zu tun gehabt und können ohne zu zögern sagen, dass der Service und das Engagement von AB Real Estate mit zu den besten gehört. Dabei ist auch der große und auf uns zugeschnittene Einsatz Ihrer Mitarbeiterin Christine Jouars hervorzuheben. Sie tat viel mehr als einfach nur ihre Arbeit und organisierte und antizipierte zahlreiche wichtige praktische Aspekte, so dass wir den Kauf reibungslos und einfach von London aus über die Bühne bringen konnten. Christine hat großartigen Dienst am Kunden geleistet, und wir sind ihr dafür sehr dankbar.

Wir wünschen AB Real Estate viel Erfolg für die Zukunft und möchten uns nochmals herzlich für Ihre Unterstützung bedanken.

Freundliche Grüße

Kevin und Glenn

Dear Annelise

We are very satisfied with the services of AB Real Estate, during and after the purchase of our dream house near Béziers in Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France. We are grateful to Annelise Bosshard and her team for her professionalism and it is with pleasure that we highly recommend her agency. Kind regards

R. & J-P. Peter


Bonjour Annelise,

Nous sommes très satisfaits des services rendus par AB Real Estate, pendant et après l’achat de notre maison de rêve près de Béziers dans le Languedoc Roussillon. Nous remercions donc Annelise Bosshard et son équipe pour son professionnalisme et c’est avec plaisir que nous recommandons vivement son agence. Bien cordialement,

R. & J-P. Peter


Werte Annelise,

Wir sind mit den Dienstleistungen und dem Service von AB Real Estate, während und nach dem Kauf unseres Traumhaus in der Nähe von Béziers im Languedoc Roussillon, Südfrankreich, sehr zufrieden. Wir danken Annelise Bosshard und ihrem Team für ihre Professionalität und mit Vergnügen werden wir ihre Agentur weiter empfehlen.

R. & J-P. Peter

When you are looking for a house of your dream you never know what agency will be your partner in buying it. In fact now after having had my experiences, I can recommend one, Annelise Bosshard, the owner and managing director of AB Real Estate and AB Real Estate Prestige.

I was in search for a half of a year when I found an announcement that seemed exactly that I was looking for, and there were many agencies offering their service. I sent an email to two of them: a famous international company and a local agency - and received a confirmation of a visit from both. After that I chose the one that confirmed a visit first and in the weekend time, confirmed the direct contact with the owner and has a better choice of other properties to see. It was AB Real Estate Prestige. The last but not least its web-site gave more information about property and the price of sale was lower.

I'm really happy that I made this choice. During the long French bureaucratic process of sale AB Real Estate supported me on each stage, giving reliable contacts, guiding me in the reality of a new country, leading the negotiations and, most important, being always available and reactive. In fact, an acquisition of the house of my dream was an achievement of AB Real Estate and its head Annelise Bosshard. As we say in Russia, I was "in Jesus' pocket".

We are still in contact since the daughter company of AB Real Estate is managing my property and helps me to solve all the problems I meet.

Oleg, Russia

Quand on cherche sa maison de rêve, on ne sait jamais à l'avance sur quel type d'agence on va tomber. Mais maintenant, après avoir fait ma propre expérience, je peux en recommander une : Annelise Bosshard, propriétaire et présidente d'AB Real Estate et AB Real Estate Prestige.

Ma recherche avait déjà duré plus de six mois quand je suis enfin tombé sur une annonce qui semblait exactement correspondre à ce que je voulais. Plusieurs agences y proposaient leurs services. J'ai fini par choisir deux parmi elles: une grande agence de renom international et une agence locale, et j'ai eu une confirmation de visite des deux. J'ai choisi celle qui était la première à proposer une date de visite, qui plus est un week-end ce qui m'arrangeait bien. Aussi elle confirmait le contact direct avec l'actuel propriétaire et proposait par ailleurs un bon choix d'autres propriétés à visiter. C'était AB Real Estate Prestige. Pour compléter la bonne impression, son site internet donnait plus d'informations sur la propriété qui m'intéressait et - le comble de tout - le prix était inférieur.

Je suis vraiment heureux de ce choix. Pendant toute la longue procédure administrative de vente, AB Real Estate était à mes côtés pour chaque étape, me fournissait des contacts fiables, m'aidait à me retrouver dans les spécificités d'un pays qui m'était jusque-là inconnu, conduisait les négociations et - point très important - était toujours disponible et très réactif. L'achat de la maison de mes rêves a finalement abouti grâce à AB Real Estate et sa présidente, Annelise Bosshard. Avec elle, j'étais - comme nous aimons le dire en Russie - "dans la hotte de Jésus".

Nous sommes restés en contact car c'est une filiale d'AB Real Estate qui gère ma propriété et qui me soutient dans la résolution des tracas quotidiens.

Oleg, Russie

We weren't certain we would buy a house in France but with the help of AB Real Estate we found somewhere and navigated through the complex paperwork despite our poor command of the language. AB were particularly helpful in helping to sort out supply of electricity, internet, etc. so there were minimal delays when we moved in. Excellent service!
Best wishes,
Richard and Jean

Nous n’étions pas tout à fait surs de vouloir acheter une maison en France, mais avec l’aide d’AB Real Estate nous avons fini par trouver et nous nous en sommes même sortis avec la paperasserie complexe, malgré nos pauvres connaissances en français. AB nous a aussi particulièrement bien aidés par rapport à l’électricité, internet etc. ce qui nous a permis d’être connectés très peu après notre emménagement. Service excellent!
Bien Cordialement
Richard et Jean

Dear Annelise,

AB Real Estate was one of five estate agents we initially selected to market our property in Languedoc. It was immediately apparent that they were the most thorough in their description and presentation of the house, and there was a real sense of 'customer care' from the very outset. Thereafter we received many more potential buyers through AB-Real-Estate than via the other companies, and there was always proper notice of each visit and careful feed-back afterwards. Moreover, the staff who accompanied the prospective buyers were highly professional - polite, friendly, with excellent language skills. We soon decided, therefore, to dispense with the services of two of the estate agents we began with, and relied primarily on AB-Real-Estate. The same professionalism, incidentally, was shown when we contacted the office both by 'phone and e-mail. The responses were always prompt and appropriate. So it came as no surprise to find that the offer which we finally accepted came from buyers using AB-Real-Estate, and the Chief Executive stayed with the sales process right through to the final signing of contracts in the notaire's office. For these reasons my wife and I recommend this estate agent without reservation.

Best wishes,

David

Chère Annelise,

AB Real Estate était l'une des cinq agences que nous avions sélectionnées pour mettre à la vente notre propriété dans le Languedoc. Dès le départ, il était évident que votre description et présentation de la maison étaient les plus détaillées, et il y avait un véritable accompagnement du client. Par la suite, nous avons reçu beaucoup plus de clients potentiels par l'intermédiaire d'AB Real Estate que par n'importe quel autre agent, et chaque visite faisait l'objet d'un préavis et d'un compte-rendu détaillé. De plus, les employés qui accompagnaient les clients potentiels étaient toujours très professionnels - courtois, aimables, et avec un très bon niveau de langue. Nous avons donc rapidement décidé de nous dispenser des services de deux autres agences, en comptant principalement sur AB Real Estate. Nous avons constaté la même approche professionnelle lorsque nous avons contacté l'agence par téléphone ou par email. Les réponses toujours promptes répondaient à nos attentes de manière adéquate. C'est donc sans surprise que l'offre que nous avons finalement acceptée a été faite par des acheteurs présentés par AB Real Estate; la directrice d'agence nous a accompagnés à travers tout le processus de vente, y compris lors de l'échange des contrats chez le notaire. Pour toutes ces raisons, mon épouse et moi-même recommanderions fermement cette agence immobilière.

Cordialement,

David

Dear Annelise,

From our initial contact to the final sign off I can only say that you and your team have made the process of buying our first home in France a pleasure.

All of the people we have come into contact with either via email or telephone (it did not matter which we chose as everyone spoke English), have been professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We could always rely on a quick response to our questions even if they were late night emails or early weekend calls and felt looked after throughout the whole process, even though the vendors pay for your services!

You put us into contact with the bank where we needed to set up an account and provided them with a contact number if we needed help. The transfer of utilities to our names was also dealt with by your team and you came with us to the house to check it over before the final sign off and to read the meters. You also recommended the Notaire who was equally thorough and again spoke English and accompanied us to the final sign off, and we are still in contact even though all the process has finished as you are helping us with broadband and possibly letting the property during the summer months.

Thank you all for a wonderful service, you and your team work hard for both the vendors and the purchasers equally, so that what people think will be a complicated process works easily and in our case swiftly. You have a young keen team of people who care about what they are doing and I would recommend your company to anyone and everyone who is thinking of purchasing a property in France, it really is an easy and hassle free process if you have AB Real Estate working with you and for you.

With our sincere thanks and our best regards Tracey and Clive

Chère Annelise,

De notre premier contact jusqu'à la signature finale, je peux dire que grâce à votre équipe et vous-même, l'achat de notre première maison en France a été un vrai plaisir.

Toutes les personnes avec qui nous avons été en contact, que ce soit par email ou par téléphone (peu importe car tout le monde parlait anglais) étaient professionnelles, aimables et bien informées. Nous avons toujours pu compter sur une réponse rapide à toutes nos questions, même lorsque c'était un email tard le soir ou un appel matinal le weekend. Nous avons vraiment senti que l'on s'occupait de nous à travers tout le processus, même si c'est le vendeur qui paie pour vos services !

Vous nous avez mis en contact avec une banque lorsque nous avions besoin d'ouvrir un compte bancaire en leur fournissant votre numéro de téléphone en cas de besoin. Le transfert des fournisseurs de services de la maison en notre nom s'est également effectué par votre biais et vous êtes venue avec nous pour vérifier les derniers détails et lire les compteurs avant de signer les contrats. Vous avez également recommandé un notaire qui encore une fois était sérieux et parlait anglais ; il nous a accompagné jusqu'à la dernière signature. Bien que la vente soit terminée, nous sommes toujours en contact avec vous car vous nous aidez maintenant avec notre connexion internet et étudiez avec nous la possibilité de louer notre maison durant les mois d'été.

Merci pour votre formidable prestation, vous et votre équipe travaillez tous très dur à la fois pour le vendeur et l'acheteur, rendant un processus de vente compliqué très fluide et dans notre cas rapide. Vous avez une équipe de collaborateurs jeunes et volontaires qui sont fiers de leur travail et je vous recommanderais à toute personne qui cherche à acheter une propriété en France ; c'est vraiment une expérience sans encombre si vous avez AB Real Estate à vos côtés.

Avec nos sincères remerciements.

Bien cordialement,

Tracey & Clive

Dear Annelise,

We put our property for sale with several agencies, and the one that immediately stood out as the most serious, was undoubtedly AB Real Estate.

We appreciated the highlighting of our property through advertising. We also appreciated how the visits were pre-selected, targeting only the right type of buyers. This excludes curious people, as well as preventing misunderstandings and disappointments, and a waste of time on both sides.

Our house is currently under offer, and we have been able to recognize the diligence and skill of AB Real Estate in legal matters, the prudence and advice to conduct the business in our best interest and that of our buyers. So we would like to thank Annelise Bosshard and her team for their responsiveness, availability and professionalism. It is with pleasure that we highly recommend her agency to both buyers and sellers.

M.-A. and E. Bataillé

Chère Annelise,

Nous vous remercions pour la qualité de votre travail et comme promis, c'est avec plaisir que nous vous envoyons un témoignage de satisfaction dont vous pouvez vous prévaloir avec notre signature.

Nous avons mis notre bien à la vente dans plusieurs agences, et celle qui nous a paru d'emblée la plus sérieuse est, sans conteste, AB Real Estate.

Nous avons apprécié la mise en valeur de notre maison dans la publicité, apprécié aussi que les visites se fassent selon une pré-sélection ciblant correctement le type d’éventuels acquéreurs, ce qui écarte les curieux, et évite, de part et d'autre, malentendus, déceptions et perte de temps.

Notre maison est actuellement sous compromis, et nous avons pu alors nous rendre compte de la diligence et de la compétence d'AB Real Estate en matière juridique, de sa prudence et de ses conseils pour mener l'affaire au mieux dans notre intérêt et celui de nos acheteurs. Nous remercions donc Annelise Bosshard et son équipe pour sa réactivité, sa disponibilité, son professionnalisme, et c'est avec plaisir que nous recommandons vivement son agence tant aux acheteurs qu'aux vendeurs.

M.-A. et E. Bataillé

Nous avons trouvé AB Real Estate sur internet au milieu d'une myriade de choix, mais nous nous sommes vite rendu compte de l'étendue de leur présence dans le sud de la France. Nous les avons trouvé réactifs, efficaces et consciencieux. Ils ont trouvé notre maison de rêve et sont restés très présent tout au long du processus complexe de l'achat de la maison et les terres avoisinantes, en nous donnant des informations pertinentes et une aide pratique en cas de besoin, le tout d'une manière rapide et agréable. Nous avons senti qu'ils étaient équitables pour toutes les parties, mais de notre côté tout au long.

Julian et Aniela

We found AB real estate on the internet amid a myriad of choices but soon came to realise the breadth of their coverage in the South of france. We have found them lively, efficient and conscientious. They found our dream property for us and remained very involved throughout the complex process of purchasing the house and surrounding land, giving us relevant information and practical help where needed all in a prompt and friendly manner. We felt they were fair to all parties but on our side throughout.

Julian and Aniela

Bonjour Annelise,

Nous sommes très satisfaits des services rendus par AB Real Estate, pendant et après l'achat de notre maison de rêve dans le Languedoc. L’agence connait vraiment bien le marché de l’immobilier, est hautement qualifiée et exerce son activité avec le sourire.

Helen et Ketil

Hi Annelise,

We are very pleased with the services performed by AB Real estate, both during and after the purchase of our dream house in the Languedoc. They really know the market, are highly skilled and are performing their business with a smile.

Helen and Ketil

AB Real Estate était formidable! L'agent qui nous a assisté a été d’une grande aide. Elle a insisté sur le fait qu'elle était joignable à tout moment et elle nous rappelait immédiatement lors de nos envois d’emails ou nos appels téléphoniques. Il est très rare de trouver ce genre de service en France. Elle s’est chargée de faire les changements nécessaires concernant les comptes d’eau et d’électricité , et nous a facilité la communication avec le notaire. En raison de complications de temps, nous lui avons demandé si elle pouvait rencontrer les déménageurs sur place avant que nous puissions arriver. Nous pensions que c’était peut-être trop pour elle, mais ce n'était pas du tout le cas. Très professionnelle et très chaleureuse. Nous étions ravis.

Beverley et Michael

AB Real Estate were great! The agent who assisted us was so helpful. She emphasised that she was contactable at any time and when we e mailed or called, she called back immediately. Very unusual to find that level of service in France. She arranged our change of utilities, and communicated between us, the vendor and the Notaire. Due to time complications, we asked her if she would meet the removal guys on site before we were able to arrive. We thought that may be a tall order but it was no problem to her whatsoever. Very professional and so friendly. We were delighted

Beverley and Michael

Bonsoir Frédéric,

Très heureux de cette issue... Et merci de votre accompagnement sur ce chemin de Ruines Hautes, qui n’a pas été des plus facile...
L’histoire de Ruines Hautes pour nous ne fait que commencer... Nous nous souhaitons longue vie dans ce lieu magique qui nous plaît beaucoup !
Nous serons très heureux de vous recevoir bientôt ... Vous serez toujours les bienvenue !

Bien à vous
Pascal & Maryse Castelle

(Good evening Frédéric,

Delighted about the outcome … And many thanks for your guidance on the way to ‘Ruines Hautes’, which has not been the most straightforward …
Our story in Ruines Hautes is just beginning … We hope to have a long life in this magical place we like so much !
We would be very happy to see you here soon … you are always most welcome !)

We have used AB Real Estate for estate agency purposes and Liberte–France for property management services. We have been very happy on both counts.

In our experience AB Real Estate is the only agent in the overcrowded Languedoc estate agency market that takes the time to fully understand their clients’ requirements. Unlike most agents, Annelise only showed us properties that we were actually interested in. She has a tremendous knowledge of the area and was able to identify and make sense of inconsistent pricing and other market discrepancies. Annelise is particularly well versed in the higher end of the residential real estate market and has access to a plethora of both buyers and sellers. Should we ever decide to sell our current house, we will definitely engage Annelise to advise us on the sale.

Kind regards,
Bonnie & Robin

Dear Annelise,

Your eye for details, accuracy, devotion, knowledge and integrity; all this makes the difference.

With many thanks,

Martin Rudelsheim

Having recently purchased an 11th Century Chateau with the assistance of AB Real Estate, we would like to extend our appreciation with this testimonial to highlight their professionalism and commitment throughout the sale process.

From the onset we were dealt with as individuals and our brief was clearly understood and followed. All viewings and follow ups were accurately planned and the service after the sale of the property has been outstanding. AB Real Estate has gone beyond what we would have expected from a typical real estate agent and we appreciate all their dedication and precision throughout the process.

We would highly recommend Annelise and her team and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

Selina Smyth & Billy Daly

Dear Annelise

I would like to thank you and all of your team for the excellent service we have received from AB Real Estate. You and your staff are most efficient, professional and able to deal with so many different languages.

As you are aware we have experience of other immobiliers and your company has impressed us in every aspect of our dealings. I have no hesitation in recommending you to other sellers and buyers.

Regards
Roger Billing

You really can't do this whole 'buying a house in the south of France' by yourself. Oh, you might think you can and you might even think your French is up to it but the realities are very different. From realising that the language you learnt bears no relationship to the language the locals speak to understanding the rules, regulations, niceties and nuances of house buying are not the same as in the UK. Thankfully we didn't have to learn all this the hard way because we understood how difficult it could potentialy be and instead managed to bypass all of those worries by getting Annelise to do the worrying for us!

From our first meeting and the unexpected surprise of visiting a house that had just come onto the market that day, she has held our hands and helped with everything. In particular she walked the tricky path between an increasingly disgruntled vendor and us, the increasingly disgruntled buyers, due to the delays by the French mortgage company. She managed this difficult balancing act superbly and I am please to say both sides have become friends - especially important as we now live in the same village!

I don't know how many phone-calls, texts and emails she has dealt with but it has all been done efficiently, rapidly and with a full explanation of the whys and wherefores of the French house buying system. From chatting up the mayor so that he would let us put in a pool, to sorting out the last minute need for house insurance, Annelise has dealt with it all.

And we are now the proud owners of the perfect house in the most perfect part of France.

Annelise - we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks.

Richard and Sarah

Dear Annelise,

Thank you for the email. I think the ad looks great.

I am very impressed at the quality of your service. Very professional - the best I have had from an agent.
Let's hope it gets results!

Penny Powell

To all sellers

Having decided to sell our prestigeous villa, I instructed several specialist estate agents including AB Real Estate. I found this agency to be the most proactive and professional, they were there throughout the entire selling process, and in spite of the current economic crisis, it was AB Real Estate who found a buyer thanks to their excellent client database.

We recommend the services of this agency to you.

Regards,

Mr and Mrs Carbonnelle

Aux vendeurs

En tant que vendeur d’une villa de grand standing, j’ai mandaté plusieurs agences spécialisées dont AB Real Estate. Il s’est trouvé que c’était cette agence qui s’est montrée la plus active et professionnelle, présente pendant tout le processus de la vente, malgré la crise immobilière qui sévit la société AB Réal Estate a pu me trouver un acheteur et cela grâce à son important fichier clients.

Nous vous recommandons les services de cette agence.

Nos salutations

Mr et Mme CARBONNELLE

Dear Annelise

We are now back home in Bermuda missing our home in France. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was having you as our real estate agent. You are amazing and took all of the hard out of buying our home. From the moment we talked to you on the telephone and then the care you took in showing us our house and organizing more properties for us to see just to make sure we were making the right choice.

We love the house so much. Thank you so much for directing us in purchasing furniture etc. The day we exchanged contracts could have been quite stressful but you made that so easy as well by providing us with a notaire who spoke English and had our interests at heart.

The plans for the kitchen were sent to us this morning and they are fantastic. Again a huge thank you for giving up your weekend to take us to Beziers but also for introducing us to a fabulous firm of professionals.

I cannot recommend AB Real Estate high enough and if anyone is looking to buy a house in France this is the agency they need to go to.

We have not only bought a house but have made a very good friend who is one of the most knowledgeable professional people I have ever met -Annelise.

Thank you so much for everything. It was such an absolute pleasure.

Debbie and Michael Jones

Dear Annelise,

We have had the Completion on the sale confirmed by Isabelle and have to tell you we are absolutely thrilled and not a bit relieved!

You did say you had a good feeling about it, and you were proved right, thank goodness.

I have just sent a mail to karl to thank him for all his efforts on our behalf and would of course like to extend the same to you and all the team for making this happen.

You have, I know, gone way above the usual demands to make sure we were successful and in turn this has delivered us from a very serious crisis and will allow us to move forward again with our new project.

We sincerely hope you realise how much we appreciate it.

I'm sorry we were not able to come down in person and meet you, but you never know if things improve we may yet own a house in France again one day, and yours would certainly be the only agency we would consider using!

Thankyou once more, to you and all the team, and we wish you every business success too.

With our very best wishes

Leye

Hi Annelise

We have nothing but praise for you and your staff as you all have made the whole buying process in France painless and trouble free. Throughout every step of the way we always knew that you had our best interest at heart. The fact that you speak fluent English helped us immensely and you went out of your way to request a Notaire who was also fluent in English making the process so straight forward and easy. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and we would have no hesitation with recommending you to our friends and colleagues.

We have seen the information on the Chateau development which looks wonderful - very high spec which is what we expected from professionals such as yourselves. Once we have had a chance to read it properly we will come back with any questions. In the meantime Nigel will send you the details of our French bank account to arrange the water/electricity etc.

Once again many thanks

Kind regards

Jackie and Nigel

I bought a large property through AB real estate in 2008. As a development project, it was a complicated transaction, with lots of moving parts, but Annelise and her team were absolutely fantastic throughout - taking real care to ensure a smooth process from start to finish. The attention to detail, client care, and willingness to go the extra mile have made an enormous difference to the project.

Karl O'Hanlon
Managing Director
Domaine & Demeure

Dear Annelise

I just wanted to thank you for your invaluable help and support during our weekend in Beziers.

You were just fantastic in the way that you quickly understood what we were looking for and directed us to the right properties and unlike many estate agents in the UK you were forthright and honest about the properties we visited, listing their weaknesses and strengths.

Nothing was too much trouble, from driving all around the area just so we could get a feel of the different towns to going home and coming back to our hotel with an adapter when I managed to leave mine back at home.

As you are aware we are seriously considering purchasing one of the properties you presented to us and will be formally in touch in due course. But whatever decision we make I can honesty say that as a buyer who has purchased nine properties over the last ten years you were the most genuine and helpful agent I have had the pleasure in dealing with and I would and will unreservedly recommend you to any one looking to buy in this region.

Many thanks

Carl and Agnes

Hi Annelise

I'm sorry not to have replied sooner, but since we returned it has been a hectic time, particularly at work. We are still interested in continuing with our search, however I'm afraid that we may not be able to return for a couple more weeks at least. Only problem is that we have been awarded some large projects now and my time is again somewhat limited.

I meant to write to you to give you some feedback on the properties we saw with you.

May I also say that meeting you was a pleasure for both Michael and I and we thoroughly appreciated all the very kind assistance you offered. A massive thank you for taking us around and for giving us the insight into the area that was invaluable. Without your help we would not have been able to achieve so much in such a short time. We have also told everyone how helpful you were.

We'll be in touch as soon as I know what we are doing.

Best

David and Michael

Dear Annelise,

I can't thank you enough for all the help you have given. I must admit that I thought at the beginning that you were the least interested agent of all of them! You brought no one to visit the house! Suzanna said "Wait. You'll see. Annelise doesn't waste her time, or yours". I thought, "Rubbish!", if you had a real enthusiasm for the house, you would ignite them all. I was so wrong. Other agents brought people who wanted vines, or who wanted to live in the suburbs, or who wanted to keep horses. In the end you spotted the people who could, like me, fall in love with the wild beauty of the place, and through thick and thin, you pulled it off.

What an achievement! I realised that they had stuck with it partly because you were helping them so much. It wasn't Blarney when you said that you would see them in and fix them up with builders and insurance and all those awful things that make moving so stressful, and you are still there for them, long after the sale. I was envious, remembering how hard it had been for me, on my own in France with a house I was sure would burn down on the first day. It was upsetting in a way, because I realised that with your help, I would never have been in this absurd position. If you had been there at the start, we would never have had our terrible boundary problems, which you resolved in your determined way, within a few weeks, absolutely calm while I went up in flames about the outrageous demands and last minute volte faces. You must have been equally diplomatic with the buyers. I can't imagine how you held the line! Anyway, there they are now, having a lovely Summer, and I am wishing I was sitting on the terrace instead.

Thank you again. I hope we can keep in touch, because I have such a love for the place and because I think you will always have something interesting to say about what's going on there.

Yours,

Fiona Murphy

Dear Annelise

I just wanted to write a quick thank-you for your help in purchasing the house. You have made life very easy for me, even France Telecom had changed the telephone number when I arrived back on the Friday.

I managed to move a few things into the house and at least I could watch the television and drink a glass of wine to celebrate. I have sent M. and Mme. Ch... some flowers to thank them for their help.

I have driven over 2500km in 3 days so I am tired and I am sure will speak soon.

Thanks once again

Stephen

PS The restaurant was excellent

Good evening Sylvia

We had a good return journey although the temperature in the centre of France was very low! It was exceptionally cold - near to -10 degrees near Clermont Ferrand and by the time we reached the Pas de Calais on Sunday it was snowing.

We do like the house in Portiragnes very much but would like some further information if it is possible. Annelise said that she would provide us with room measurements if we wanted them. We would like this and would like a floor or ground plan too. The floor plan does not need to be drawn to scale but if it is possible to include the measurements and positions of cupboards , windows and doors then we can draw an accurate plan ourselves.

Also Annelise did say that she would let us have information about English speakers who could do a survey for us and an English speaking notaire. If you could let us have those details we would be pleased.

Finally I would like to thank you for your very swift and helpful responses to our e-mails and would ask that you thank Annelise for us. We enjoyed visiting the properties with her; she was friendly, informative and helpful.

We do hope that you can provide us with the information we need.

We hope to hear from you again soon.

With best wishes,

Gillian and James Platt