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In our experience your core objective is to sell your home or vineyard for as close to your asking price as possible in the shortest period of time. Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes brings a powerful combination of skills and resources to ensure that your objectives are achieved. As part of the Christie’s affiliation as well as our extensive global agreements noted below, our marketing reach is second to none. MSB is not seeking to be an agency that caters for all property types. Our business model is very specific and focused on property above 700,000 Euros. Luxury property, French chateaux and Bordeaux vineyards for sale are our core business.

Bordelais

We are well connected into Bordeaux society and have established a strong reputation amongst the (always discerning) Bordelais as honorable, respectful professionals.

Discretion

Many of our clients value discretion and confidentiality. While this can also include buying clients, more commonly it is the owners of very significant estates and Bordeaux vineyards that are sensitive when they come to sell their property. We can offer different levels of confidentiality including our ultra-discrete service through the Christie’s private client system. Christie’s ultra-high net worth database is second to none and while private banks may have access to their own banking clients, it is not uncommon for these same clients, of numerous private banks, to be long standing friends of Christie’s – sometimes for many generations. Reaching the largest database of high net worth clients becomes a reality through this exclusive private service.

English speaking international clientele

We have an emphasis on English speaking international clients who may have travelled long distances to view your home. To these ends we have designed a comfortable and hospitable office environment to receive our clients as guests and minimise the stress associated with travel while at the same time trying to make well informed decisions.

Web site

We offer one of the best web sites in the business, custom built by world-class graphic designers in California as our shop window to the world.

Photography

We take the photography of your home very seriously and have invested in state of the art equipment and software for digital processing. We employ a professional photographer to take outstanding photographs and ensure that they are presented beautifully in digital and printed marketing materials.

Staging consultation service

We have years of experience when it comes to knowing how to present a house not only when it is being photographed but also when being viewed by buyers. At your invitation and as a part of our service, we will provide you a staging consultation to offer guidance on how to enhance the marketability of your home from décor to garden presentation.

Internet marketing

We work hard on careful search engine optimization marketing strategies that drive targeted buyer traffic to our web site.

Global partnership agreements

We have an international network second to none in the South West of France, including formal partnerships with Christie’s International Real Estate, Savills International, Sifex, Morgan Stanley Private Finance (HK), Landscope (Hong Kong) and the James List.

China desk

In response to the demand coming from China we have established our own “China desk” to offer cultural guidance and language assistance for those seeking to invest in France.

Negotiations

We are skillful negotiators and between the three owners have over 60 years of executive experience leading and dealing first hand with sophisticated clients and investments.

Geographic focus

More than 80% of our properties are located within 60 minutes’ drive of our offices in our respective territories.

Fees

Depending on the size of property or the work involved our fees are always competitive .