“Maison Victoire delivers a professional, reliable, proactive and extremely informative service. Buying in France is never an easy task but at Maison Victoire you are in safe and competent hands with an agent who is working completely on your side. They listen and understand what you want and never waste time taking you to see something unsuitable.
We have bought and sold through Maison Victoire on numerous occasions and I would highly recommend them to anyone. The most reassuring aspect of their service is the honesty you receive. Thanks Maison Victoire for helping to make our French dream come true."
Chris and Rachel Lee
Bought and Sold 2016
“From a seller's point of view - MV give a good service - starting with sound and helpful advice. Victoria is friendly and efficient and knows the market well. Viewings are always followed up with feedback.”
"We would highly recommend Maison Victoire if you are considering purchasing a property in Provence - Victoria and her team made the whole experience easy.
From the English speaking Notaire Victoria suggested, to setting up broadband and recommendations for building renovation; it was all professionally handled and straightforward.
We would certainly use Maison Victoire again in the future."
Paul and Kirsty
"I had to move quickly when I was ready to buy the house in L'Isle sur la Sorgue as another buyer was interested, and I felt very well supported at every stage by Victoria and by the notaire she recommended, whom I met the day I viewed the house for the first time. Within a week I had made an offer which was accepted, and from that point until I took possession of the house everything moved swiftly and efficiently, including the completion of the survey, the opening of my French bank accounts, and connection to mains services after my completion of purchase. I found the whole process reassuringly transparent and would not hesitate to recommend Maison Victoire to any potential purchaser."
"I have sold my property last year through Maison Victoria and could not have been happier with the service provided from Victoria. She was equally helpful to me as to potential buyers. I had the feeling she went the “extra mile”. The fact that she is bilingual is a huge advantage in today’s international market. I have no hesitation to recommend Victoria to buyers or sellers."
"Victoria was the selling agent for a purchase we made in 2015. As non EU citizens, with French skills still in their infancy, we were expecting purchasing a house in France to be relatively challenging.
However, we were pleasantly surprised with how smooth the entire process was thanks to the Victoria’s support. We reviewed shortlisted properties with a number of selling agents and Victoria stood out in terms of her communication, knowledge, contacts and information.
Beyond the purchase itself, Victoria was very helpful in assisting us with utility transfer, constructive advice on looking after the house, as well as providing contacts for things such as tradesman, banking, and insurance.
Thanks to Victoria we are now happy owners of a property in beautiful Provence, and would thoroughly recommend her to others."
Mark and Emma
"We were very fortunate in finding Maison Victoire through Rightmove Overseas, and enlisted Victoria's help in selling our much loved home in Provence in 2014.
Victoria had some refreshing and enthusiastic ideas for marketing our property, and for dealing with viewings, and we were fortunate in having our very first viewing the morning after putting it on the market with Victoria. This resulted in an offer, which we actually chose not to accept, but Victoria succeeded in gaining us an acceptable offer some time later.
Victoria very much assisted and advised with the sale process, including excellent advice on exchanging our euros to pounds, for which we are most grateful.
Whilst being reasonably proficient in speaking French, it was still reassuring to use a totally bilingual agent for our sale. We have recommended Maison Victoire to a variety of friends who could hopefully benefit from her expertise."
Margot and Peter Ward
"The service we received from Maison Victoire as a first time buyer in France was superb. They hand held us through the whole process and it was very easy. Victoria's knowledge of the market and the area is excellent and her attention to detail and personal attention made the whole process smooth and painless. Highly recommended!"
Simon and Victoria Bushell
“Victoria was instrumental in facilitating our dream of property ownership in Provence.
She listened to us, and showed us several candidates until we were satisfied. Then she further made life easy by sourcing quality English speaking Notaire, Bank Manager, and Mortgage broker for us.
Suffice to say three years later we haven't looked back. We visit L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on a regular basis and love it more each time.
We have no hesitation in recommending Victoria if one is thinking of taking the plunge! Come on in-the water's lovely."
Mark and Allison
“In 2014 I purchased my home in L'Isle sur la Sorgue through Maison Victoire.
I found the service I received second to none, highly professional and efficient.
Victoria was a pleasure to deal with on all accounts. I also feel that her company attracts some of the best properties for sale in the region.”
"We first got in touch with Maison Victoire in June 2013, because we found their website whilst searching for property to buy in Provence. The website was well laid out, easy to search for properties and the pictures and descriptions were excellent. It was incredibly fortunate when we discovered that Victoria spoke English because of our limited French! Victoria helped us find our perfect house, within our price range and made the whole process easy. This is because she took away the fear of the unknown by explaining how the buying process worked in France and she introduced us to many great contacts, such as our notaire (French conveyancing solicitor), a chartered surveyor who carried out an independent valuation for us, a French bank which improved on the terms we had secured in the UK and a French general insurance company who provided our home insurance.
Victoria met us a number of times and kept in touch as we travelled back and forth to France to complete the purchase. We will always be incredibly grateful to Victoria and those at Maison Victoire for helping us buy our dream French home. Victoria is very friendly, no nonsense and wants to help you. She is very generous with her time and genuinely cares. We can thoroughly recommend Victoria and the services of Maison Victoire."
Paul & Alison Cleworth
“Maison Victoire helped us to find our holiday home in France in 2013. Having enquired about one property of interest on the website, Victoria also found a number of other properties which matched our requirements, arranged appointments, provided a file of property details and escorted us to the viewings.
Once we had made an offer on a property, and had it accepted, Victoria helped us in navigating through the process to completion of the purchase, and sorting out details such as electricity and water supplies, and local taxes.
At every stage the service was impeccable, and the help we received to navigate the French system of property ownership was invaluable, particularly as we were operating remotely from the UK.
We can't recommend Maison Victoire highly enough.”
Pete and Jill
“Maison Victoire played a pivotal role in the purchase of our ‘mas en Provence’, which all began one rainy October day in 2012. Thanks to their website, I found details of a property that sounded just what we needed to activate our ‘ejector seat’ from the daily grind of life in the City.
Victoria’s realistic description from the outset meant that we were under no illusions regarding the work that needed to be undertaken to bring the property into the 21st century. She worked tirelessly to answer the numerous questions posed to her, which was fantastic, as spare time was a commodity that we really didn’t possess.
It’s true to say that without Victoria, I doubt that we would have been able to retain our sanity when it came to pulling everything together and signing on the dotted line!”
Maria and David
“Victoria helped us every step of the way. She had at least 6 places lined up for us on arrival based on our preferences, drove us everywhere we needed, gave us lots of insider advice (she knows all the villages and neighbourhoods) and guided us through the purchasing process using her invaluable list of contacts (banks, insurance, lawyers etc.).
It is entirely thanks to her that we now have a wonderful place in Viens, just outside Apt. She is the best!”
Colin Davies & Mary Ellen Lane
Washington DC and Viens
"When we purchased our property in Provence in July 2012, Maison Victoire was the agent. Victoria was great! Holding our hand every step of the way, knowing how the French system works and speaking fluent French we knew we were in safe hands. She recommended a wonderful Notaire and I can honestly say helped the purchase go through smoothly.
We are now looking at purchasing our second Provencal home and contacted Victoria straight away. She was able to contact several different agents for us and accompany us to the viewings she organised, it couldn’t have been easier. Although we are still to find that special home, I am confident with Victoria’s help we will fulfil a life’s dreams."
Tracey and Gerry
Bought July 2012
“Every aspect of your process showed the finest professionalism. You took such great care in really listening to our preferences and hunting for the best match for our tastes.
We could not be happier with Le Lion, as we call our quirky and beautiful apartment.
Thank you for being so persistent and partnering with your business connections to find the place for us. You found the perfect location, the charm we were seeking, and a building where we feel safe and secure.
We would enthusiastically recommend your real estate business to everyone.
Now that we are retired, we are so happy to be spending two months there each Fall, and it is truly our French home. (The best part is travelling with no luggage, just walking on the plane with a passport and a book.)”
“Victoria supported us brilliantly throughout the process of buying a house in Provence. I can't recommend her highly enough. She helped us with our search criteria in light of our budget, was pragmatic and very helpful in terms of the pros and cons of properties we viewed.
She then advised us in terms of the notaire process, introduced us to an excellent English speaking notaire and even helped us set up a bank account. All this was done extremely efficiently whilst maintaining a sense of fun in the adventure of buying our first home abroad.”
John and Lynda Torrie
“When we decided to buy a house in France Victoria was helpful from start to finish.
She showed us a variety of properties and when we eventually found our house she supported us all the way to completion.
She put us in touch with an English speaking solicitor, bank manager, surveyor and the necessary builders and craftsmen. We would have struggled if we did not have her support and access to her network tradesmen and professionals.”
Nerina and Trevor
“Selling and buying a holiday house in Provence whilst living in Africa could be a difficult job. Luckily we came across Maison Victoire. With great knowledge of the area and fluent in English and French, they made it a pleasant experience indeed.
After professional photos were taken, our house in Saumane was sold rather quickly. In our search for another house near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue we were in constant email contact with Maison Victoire, discussing interesting properties found online and through their contacts in Provence. Well prepared viewings made our trips to France worthwhile. And we found our dream home…
We are happy clients, can you tell?”
R and F
Bought and sold 2011
"We met Victoria by pure chance as we were on holiday and not actually intending to purchase a property at the time. We do not speak French, but that was not a problem as Victoria translated everything for us and carefully explained each stage of the transaction. Nothing was too much trouble and she even attended to the application for consent to construct a swimming pool on our behalf. She also helped us with many introductions including a Bank, a project manager and an Insurance Company.
We have already recommended Victoria to two separate friends interested in purchasing properties in France as we believe she is honest, professional and provides an excellent service."
Chris and Sue
"My husband and I first met Victoria when we asked her to sell our apartment in Provence. Our family had grown out of a "lock up and leave" and we had the confidence to move on to our dream of restoring an old stone Provençal farmhouse.
Victoria and I visited a wide range of projects available. Most projects required a large amount of structural work and her membership of the RICS was invaluable in helping to assess which projects were financially viable in the French market place-a different animal to the British market.
Having assisted us through a not straightforward purchasing process, Victoria then provided invaluable guidance in sourcing the necessary professional help to complete a very comprehensive restoration project.
From providing a very attractive presentation for the successful sale of our apartment through to the achievement of our dream of the Provençal stone farmhouse, which now provides a much loved family home, we would not hesitate to recommend Victoria.”
Jane and Ian
Sold and bought 2010
“An ‘Immobiliere’ here in the Luberon who speaks perfect English and French - what a bonus! Maison Victoire is an independent, professional company providing a personalised service which covers all aspects of house purchase/selling with care and consideration. From first contact through to handling the legalities of documentation and hand-over, language problems are non existent.
Clear and concise advice is one of their key qualities, along with polished presentation of your property on their website. Maison Victoire helped us sell our house in 2009. We were so happy with the efficient and friendly way with which the Company handled the whole procedure, from first contact to signing of documentation, that we have used their services on 2 subsequent occasions.
Moving house is an emotional time for vendors, and Maison Victoire understands perfectly this side of the business too. 'Hand holding' is an aspect of this tricky business that all too many Immobiliere companies forget.”
D and D