Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Navigating a dream move to France with Adrian Leeds!

June 05, 2023 Adrian Leeds Season 3 Episode 114
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Navigating a dream move to France with Adrian Leeds!
Show Notes

When Adrian Leeds first visited France on a European trip with her not-yet-husband in 1979, she knew right then that Paris was a place that fed her soul.

Since that time over the last 28 years she has built a business that is devoted to assisting Anglophones from all over the world to turn their dreams of moving to France into a reality. The Adrian Leeds Group is now the go-to company for finding out all the details and pitfalls of navigating the complexities when wanting to purchase property and live in France. Adrian seems to have a special skill though which I think is essential, she sees the property in terms of its potential and what it can be rather than just what it is on first viewing. Adrian reminds her clients that they are buying what they can't change. The view, the light, the bones of the building structure is fairly set, but the rest is smoke and mirrors! No need to despair if you don't like the pink walls of a property you find! Adrian also has a team who will work to renovate for the client as well if that's what they want or need. She will work with the client to ascertain what their plans are, whether they want to purchase or rent, assist to find an appropriate property and find the way forward. Some people start with "I've been dreaming of moving to France..." whereas others have very specific ideas already set. Adrian's also great at giving a reality check for people who wear rose coloured glasses! 

I have often heard from guests and listeners who have bought a place in France off the internet sight unseen! Adrian assists with this sort of situation regularly. Through COVID, Adrian had dozens of clients for whom she found properties, made a plan with the client, completed all the due diligence, then completed the renovation or restoration with her amazing teams in both Paris and Nice. I'm sure having her team working on the ground in France would have been great comfort to the client that what they saw on the internet was what they would actually get!

Adrian does caution against purchasing in France without a buyer's agent. Buyer beware! The seller's agent is only concerned about selling the property, not necessarily about the issues that could be associated with the property. I think if making a huge life decision such as buying property and moving to a foreign country, it only makes sense to get expert advice. There are a number of considerations for how to set up a purchase that will impact the manner in which the property can be passed on to future generations so this expert advice is in my opinion a fabulous investment.

Tune in to hear all the details as well as Adrian's take on life in Paris and France. 

Come and escape to France with us xx

Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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