As a buyer or seller, you can choose from a range of local estate agents. But, we believe we have an approach to the market and a set of values that set us apart and that this will encourage you to use our services. These include being:
Knowledgeable, experienced advisors and guides – with nearly 20 years under our belt, we have built an impressive local property knowledge to help you
Independent – meaning that you only deal with us, the people you meet, and are not passed around to people you do not know, as can happen in some larger agencies. You are also not paying for costly overheads in the buying and selling process
Trustworthy and straight-talking. We believe strongly in only showing you properties that we feel are right for your specific needs. We never oversell
Welcoming, friendly and personal
Enthusiastic and helpful. We relish ‘going the extra mile (or kilometre!)’ for you
Effective, efficient and we give excellent value
We offer a very wide range of properties for sale between 25,000 and well over 200,000 euros.
Hero Gregory: with nearly 20 years’ experience of working in the French property market, Hero heads up the team at Maisons Rurales. Originally from London, she speaks both English and French fluently. Hero lives permanently in Montmorillon.
Laurie Whitten: Laurie is responsible for gathering the information on all the properties on our books, for our website and does many of the viewings personally. English-born, Laurie also speaks French, and also lives in Montmorillon.
Pat Gregory: Pat provides much of the administrative back up for the business and also conducts some of the viewings. Her property development and interior design background is invaluable when you need advice on what a property could ‘become’.
Philip Hodson: with over 30 years’ marketing experience, Philip is the marketing advisor for the business. He has overseen recent developments in our overall look including our premises, property details and website.
What people say about us:
Jo Harrison “Couldn’t ask for better estate agents. Both Hero and Laurie have been so helpful. I’m sure by completion I’ll have to leave another great review!!”
Paul Hendry “Carlsberg don’t do estate agents … BUT IF THEY DID …….”
Rita Eagles “Just a wonderful company – whatever type of property you want, they will research and advise, ensuring excellent service throughout.”
Kate Whittingham-Jones “I can’t rate Maisons Rurales highly enough. I just wish our UK agents had been a fraction as good! Hero went the extra mile and made the process an absolute breeze.”
Rosie and Huw Christopherson “A very big heartfelt thank you goes to Hero for all her help and expertise. She is a star!”