Hopefully you have found your way to Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes via a referral and have an idea of our value from a former client. If that is not the case, we want you to feel comfortable with the value that we bring in exchange for the fees we earn. We feel our greatest value comes from our skill in bringing Buyer's and Seller's lives and differing goals together to complete a successful transaction.
Different business model
We see an inherent conflict of interest in the traditional business model of French Estate Agency which in essence compromises the service and choices that an individual agent offers a buyer. Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes is structured so that there is no incentive for one agent to present their listings or properties over those taken on by their colleagues. As a team our incentive therefore is to ensure that the buyer gets the widest possible choice and best possible service from the whole team.
Prequalifying charming property
Putting ourselves in your shoes we would want to maximize our return on every minute employed in the searching process. To these ends we prequalify properties that we take on our books so that they fit what you are looking for. This is not a price criterion it is a charm, character and location approach to selection in each price bracket.
Your link to local knowledge
We are all pretty easy going types that enjoy people which has the benefit of making us very well connected. We are an important source of information to a serious buyer. As you know, buying a home is a big investment decision so local market information especially price and location criteria are essential. We spend all day everyday in this market listening and learning the next thing we can talk to you about; what is wise and what maybe not so wise.
Ambassadors to a lifestyle
Being intimate with this community gives us an understanding of the local area and how to get things done. This makes a big difference to those of you who are moving from outside the country. We aim to be "Ambassadors to a lifestyle" but it is the relationships and connections with useful people locally that make that possible for you to transition and settle in well. You may need; Banking, Notaires, Lawyers, Accountants, and possibly wine and other property experts. We can recommend excellent professionals in these and other fields of expertise.
Americans in France
We are competent professionals and while we have plenty of qualifications including our own (and rare for a non French agents) Carte Professionnelle, it is the years of hands on property, investment and business experience that you will be looking for, as Buyers. Of importance to our clients from the USA is the fact that we have US citizens in our midst and a full US Brokers license. We are one of the only US Realtors in the whole of France. We can navigate you through the process here and we know the US system intimately to bridge the gaps as you make your purchase and learn the ropes. Some of you will be fluent in the French language already, but for those that need some help we have a range of bilingual professional services that we can connect you with.
More than 80% of our properties are located within 60 minutes drive of St Emilion which of course includes the city of Bordeaux.
Depending on the size of property or the work involved our fees are always competitive.