International Property Buyers Advisory
We work for you, the buyer of luxury international property. What else sets us apart from estate agents?
• Negotiate a better price for your luxury overseas property
- • Find your family’s dream international villa or apartment
- • Over 40 years market knowledge & understanding
- • Listen to & understand your lifestyle goals
- • Get to know your family dynamic
- • Help with your financial planning
- • We realise your time is precious
- • Schedule viewings based around your itinerary
- • Ensure access to the entire property market
- • Include discreetly marketed properties
- • Offer complete transparency throughout the search process
- • We help form your local team of professionals
- • We break down cultural differences during negotiations
- • Get the best rates of currency exchange
Property search requirements
1. NEGOTIATING A BETTER PRICE FOR YOU
We redress the balance between the buyer & seller of luxury international property & give you a true picture of the residential property market.
2. LOWERING COMMISSION
High commission paid to Estate Agents can be the stumbling block when buying internationally, we work with you to avoid this scenario.
3. MARKET KNOWLEDGE
Benefit from over 40 years collective local & international experience in luxury residential property markets across Europe & the Caribbean.
Your property needs
4. LIFESTYLE GOALS
Your luxury international property search should be a rewarding experience for your entire family, we aim to guide you through every step of the process from our first meeting to collecting your keys.
5. FAMILY DYNAMIC
We ensure the properties meet your families 360 degree expectations; we will not allow you to be railroaded into compromising.
6. FINANCIAL PLANNING
Prior to conducting your search for a property, we introduce you to our finance and tax specialists, offering you advice & guidance on the best mortgage products & fiscal advice, based on your own financial status & needs. You might have more to spend than your original anticipated.
7. TIME IS PRECIOUS
We save our buyers thousands of hours in search time, scheduling appointments around your itinerary, providing insight & knowledge into the market & advising on negotiation.
8. VIEWINGS BASED ON YOUR CRITIERA
We expose you to one hundred percent of the properties that match your requirements available for sale, including off market properties. Estate Agents only offer what is in their portfolio, we offer properties on their books as well as all other local Estate Agents.
9. COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY
Many properties sold internationally are on shared sales mandates, we ensure that you see a property once. If a property has an issue with its legalities of licenses, we will notify you prior to your viewing so you can decide if you wish to pursue it.
10. YOUR LOCAL TEAM
In addition to your local Property Finder, we introduce you to, & help build your team of the finest, experienced local professionals including: Notaries, Local lawyers, Surveyors, Tax, Finance & Mortgage specialists.
Overseas Property Purchase
11. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
We breakdown the communication barriers & differing methods of negotiation between an array of cultural differences & understandings. For example: You might be a Dutch client, living in England, looking to buy a property based in the French Riviera, owned by a Russian national, selling via a French Estate Agent.
12. CURRENCY EXCHANGE
To buy a luxury overseas property, it is likely you will need to exchange currency. We save you thousands of pounds in exchange rate fees by introducing you to trusted partners.
13. DUE DILIGENCE
Why compromise? If you have concerns about the property from legal issues to licensing restrictions or from rights of way or a range of other nuisances, we will use our experience to help you. We will offer advice and guidance on local rules and regulations, and work with your team of professionals to find the best way forward. We will leave no stone unturned.
We want to meet you to understand how we can make buying a luxury property overseas a rewarding experience
What our clients say
We are very happy with the house. I’m very glad that I found your company via the internet and that you work together with someone so professional. I tried to contact different agencies at the very start of my search, but you were the one who answered my questions the quickest and you seemed to be interested in working on finding a house for us! The preparation for our first visit was very good! Thank you to all.
Hans and Family
Bought a beautiful villa in Roquefort Les Pins, French Riviera
Serge is indeed unique! Extremely helpful, sensible and understanding. No sales talk at all, no pressure. Magnificent portfolio. Most importantly this level of highly personalised service doesn’t cost the buyer anything extra. We couldn’t have bought our land without Serge and the help of his fantastic team.
Anita and Ioan
Acquired a unique plot in Chamonix, French Alps
Can I just add my more personal gratitude to you, and the Unique Living team who have gone well beyond what I could have asked of you in helping get all the information that was needed for this purchase. You are all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much.
Jonny and Family
Purchased a plot in Vence, French Riviera
Dear Serge, Sophie and Lisa, Thanks so much for this. It is exactly these sorts of honest insights and appraisals that we are looking for. Excellent stuff.
Currently searching in the French Riviera