find the apartment of your dreams in Nice, you have several solutions : real
estate agencies, notaries, owners ads, and real estate websites and portals.
- Real estate agencies
When a real estate agent accepts a selling mandate for a property, he often offers it in priority to people who are in his listings. The best for you is to register in the agencies of the district that interests you and where you are looking for an apartment or villa. And for this, nothing can replace the physical contact, contact each agency and take an appointment to meet them. Especially neighborhood and independent agencies, because they know very well their area and the properties they sell. As you do for other purchases, use the internet to collect information, compare and select the right person. Do not hesitate to inform yourself about the experience of the real estate agent, about the reputation of the agency (for example on customer reviews sites) ... You can also ask neighborhood shops to advise you a serious agency. A real estate purchase is too important to be taken lightly, and these few precautions will help you not to waste time.
Notaries can, like real estate agencies, offer property for sale and be remunerated by transaction fees. Nevertheless, this practice is more common in rural areas than in large cities. In Nice, very few notaries take care of selling real estate.
- Private ads
Whether in the newspapers or on the internet, you will find direct owners ads. You contact directly the seller of the property to visit it. At first glance, this may seem interesting because there is no intermediary, but often the prices are higher, and in case of transaction, the only one that makes a good deal is the seller since he has no agency fees to pay. The buyer pays the high price without having any advice or assistance of a professional.
- Real estate websites
Among the portals offering professional real estate ads, the site seloger.com is clearly leader in France and focuses the largest number of listings of properties for sale (or lease). All you have to do is register to be notified by email as soon as an ad corresponding to your criteria is published. The email alert is effective and avoids you returning to the site every day.
In summary, sign up in the agencies, talk about your search and create alerts on the websites. And above all, be patient ! In Nice, the housing market is rather tense and it will probably take you several months before finding the property that suits you.