Near Sauveterre-de-Béarn, Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64)
Welcome to Sophie Folley Immobilier, an estate agency offering a friendly, personalised and professional service to both French, and international, buyers and sellers.
Based in Salies de Béarn, in the Pyrénées Atlantiques, the agency is able to offer property to suit a wide spectrum of tastes. Whether you are looking to enjoy coastal life on the Atlantic, the bars and restaurants of a French market town, or a quiet rural village setting either in the wooded hills of the Bearn or in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountain range, we will try to find the property and the location that suits your needs.
See Our Region for more details on what the region offers.
From our first contact with Sophie from Sophie Folley Immobilier we knew we had gone to the right place. First impressions were that they seemed like a family and a team.
Hubby and my decision to move to France from Africa came with a lot of stresses and work. Adding in the fact that we had never even visited the region we fancied and didn't speak French helps to reinforce the fact that we were like Babes in the Woods. We had booked five different agents in 5 different regions and combined it with a travelling holiday over the whole Southern area of France.
From Sophie's first email welcoming us and including profiles on many houses that looked perfect for our needs we knew we had found someone who understood us. Then the second email arrived with a number of hotels and guest houses she thought we would be comfortable in. "Real service", we thought, but it didn't end there.
After introductions, Emilie, the newest addition to the company and the most delightful young lady you could imagine, took us out on our first look around the area. We didn't just look at houses, we had one of the best guided tours of the region imaginable. We were informed of so much that we didn't know such as history, activities, banking hours, how stores and restaurants operated, markets there and in neighbouring towns and so forth. It took only two house visits for Emilie to realise that we wanted more than was on our original brief. She happily cancelled the following appointments and along with Matt, the other member of the team, knew exactly where to take us the next day.
And Voila! There it was. Our dream house.
In no time at all, Sophie and her team had negotiated a wonderful deal for us with the seller. Sorted out electrical queries, organised translations, sent innumerable emails, roofing quotes and so on and so on. We thought that this was the best service we had ever received but it still didn't stop there. Once back in Africa, we needed more measurements of rooms. Sophie and Matt went off to measure up. Emilie would travel out to our countryside house to allow vendors to quote. We needed a garden service - one was supplied as were electrical accounts, Notaires, Taxman, decorators, golf clubs, builders, translators, bank and so on and so on. Throw in some wonderful lunches and dinners (and even an invitation to the Am Dram Society ) while we were there (all three times now) and you will understand why we feel like part of the Sophie Folley Immobilier family.