Joelle joined the Côté Acheteur Lyon Alpes team in September 2014. She specifically chose to join Côté Acheteur because she enjoys being part of a small team that focuses on providing quality services through close working relationships with clients.
I have asked her a few questions and here are her answers.
You chose to work for Côté Acheteur, what are the main strengths of the network?
Côté Acheteur’s main strength is the national network system with professional property finders in each region, all experts in their local area. I also think that this system allows us to give accurate results in a very short amount of time and to develop quality relationships with our clients.
How long have you been working for the real estate industry?
I have been working in the real estate industry for the past ten years.
I first graduated as an engineer, and worked abroad
There are about 2000 ski resorts* in the world, spread across 80 countries that attracted an average of 110 million skiers for 400 million skier-days per season, during the past decade. The Alpes attract 45% of the seasonal visitors and France takes the first place of the world ranking in the number of lifts, with 3,690 lifts spread over 233 major resorts and an average of 52.2 million skier-days per season. An investment potential that worldwide property investors have sized.
The most expensive ski resort, real estate wise, is Megève, followed by Val d’Isère and Courchevel. Amongst the more affordable bigger resorts you will find L’Alpe d’Huez, La Plagne, Les Deux Alpes and Les Arcs. Our past clients really enjoyed Chamonix and Saint Gervais, facing the Mont Blanc, or La Clusaz famous for its proximity to Annecy and Italy. They attract the greatest skiers and
At Côté Acheteur Lyon-Alpes, we are property finders. Our job is to be on the buyers’ side, from the very beginning of the property search to the end of the sale. Our mission can be divided into five major steps:
1) We validate your project with you,
2) We search properties according to your criteria,
3) You visit the selected properties with us,
4) We discuss the choices with you, keeping your interest in mind,
5) You buy the property you were looking for, at the best price.
You, our client, are at the centre of our process; your satisfaction is our goal.
Step One – Validating your project
Your dedicated agent will meet you to talk about your project, define your criteria, talk about your investment goals, your budget, your preferences and your targeted area.
This initial meeting can take place at a place of your choice,
Meet Laurence Secrétant, the manager of Côté Acheteur, Lyon Alps.
Laurence shares her life between an apartment in Lyon and a house in Evian. She has been working with Côté Acheteur for the past eight years, managing her team of five women. She and her team of real estate experts help buyers in the Lyon-Alps region find the property of their dreams.
Laurence chose to join the national network of Côté Acheteur because of their expertise in the real estate market and their principle that the buyer’s needs are the first priority. She thinks that the Côté Acheteur process to help buyers, which is halfway between a real estate agent and a buying coach, is efficient and allows her team to meet the needs of a wide range of clients.
Laurence particularly enjoys the human side of her job – working with a small team, through a national network