With a combined experience of more than 40 years in property marketing and 20 years experience in French estate agency, Champions France has identified the potential in a different style and approach to the marketing of French homes for sale; providing the cost savings of a private sale with the support and knowledge we have gained from working within the industry. Our considered and strategic approach delivers the highest quality presentation and marketing combined with blanket exposure on the most important international advertising platforms.
We are not estate agents. Champions France is part of the London-based, multi award-winning property marketing and design consultancy- Ideas Factory - established in 1986 with a client list which includes Berkeley Homes, BNP Paribas, CBRE, Hamptons, Knight Frank, Land Securities and Savills.
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A truly unique listed property consisting of a 17th Century Manoir, apartment and four cottages. The main buildings comprise two L-shaped structures which, together with the huge stone barn, form a large court and driveway. Property Ref: #2047
20 bedrooms • 12 bathrooms
An enchanting Gascon estate, providing character accommodation and consisting of an imposing chartreuse, independent maison de guardian and original stone outbuildings, which form a beautiful gated courtyard with a mature magnolia at its centre. Property Ref: #2102
6 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms
A secluded, romantic private estate set in 4 hectares with a 19th century Maison de Maitre and an 18th century Chartreuse, both fully restored. Interior courtyards and extensive period outbuildings, water features and walled swimming pool. Property Ref: #2086
7 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms
Le Hameau Imaginaire is a delightful hill-top group of farmhouses and barns, converted into comfortable accommodation, with magnificent views and salt water swimming pool.
7 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms
A beautifully renovated 16th Century farmhouse in the heart of Gascony set in five acres of grounds, with superb views. An ideal holiday home for large groups (sleeps up to 16 guests) and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations.
8 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms
Lamarque is a secluded and romantic XVIIIth Century private estate, set in four hectares of beautiful park with century old trees and a walled swimming pool.
3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms
Champions are an independent estate agency specialising in residential sales, lettings and property management from our Kensington office. Our 20 years experience gives us an acute insight into our market and our cosmopolitan team of devoted professionals reflect the rich diversity of this special part of London.
Our approach sets us apart: To deliver the highest level of expertise. To uphold an ethic of good service, always putting our clients first. To strive for the best results but also provide a rewarding experience based on informed, honest communication. These principals are the foundation of our business.
Champions of Chelsea is a trading name of Centre Locations Limited and is not legally associated with Champions France.
On average our clients save almost €14,000 in estate agent's commission by selling their French home privately with Champions — a trusted online service supported by multi award-winning marketing.
We're not driven by, and we do not require a quick turn-around. We don't apply pressure and our clients regularly achieve over 90% of the advertised asking price.
We understand both buyers and data. We manage an extensive database of applicants, established over the last decade, and we communicate with your audience regularly via attractive and informative ecomms.
As a professional marketing agency we know and we understand an ever-shifting market, which enables us to define and target potential buyers from around the globe.
We don't just list on the major international property portals like Homes Overseas, Primelocation, Rightmove and Zoopla. Champions operate a constant PR campaign and our opinion is often requested from and featured within traditional media sources.
Understanding applicant opinion is all important and from what they've told us we know that nothing frustrates a vendor more than not hearing from an agent after a visit. Where possible we will work to provide honest and detailed feedback from all viewings.
Selling or buying property in France privately without an estate agent is a completely legal process. It feels great when you don't loose control of something this important. Frustration-free. No Chinese whispers. No money for old rope.
The Champions brand and our marketing have been recognised as being amongst the best in the industry, winning several awards. Ideas Factory, our parent company, has been employed by top international estate agents to consult on brand recognition, brand awareness and brand strategy for 30 years.
More and more house buyers are using phones and tablets to search online for property. However, many estate agent's websites are either not phone\tablet friendly or don't work with them at all. The Champions website is mobile and tablet friendly and is rated 'Awesome' by Google's mobile-friendly webmaster tool.
Put simply — image is everything. If the quality of your property's photography is not superb then it will most likely not perform so well in online searches. If you are unable to provide us with high quality photography of your property, we can introduce you to professional or semi-professional photographers based locally. If necessary, and to ensure the very best presentation possible for your property we will edit and colour-enhance all images received.
Serious buyers like serious, detailed floor plans. Understanding the flow of a property is, more often than not, a critical requirement for an applicant and will prevent a property from being rejected by a potential buyer because of a misunderstanding about space and the communication of different rooms. If you are not able to supply us with floor plans we can introduce you to a local supplier of professional sales and marketing floor plans.
Traditional estate agents have either too many properties on their books or are simply too busy (or too lazy) to tell you how your listing is performing. At Champions will keep you informed with a monthly report highlighting the performance of your advertisement and we'll be more than happy to share and discuss performance statistics with you at any time.
According to polls buying or selling a house is more stressful than bankruptcy or divorce and more often than not it's the professionals you instruct and pay that create this stress. At Champions we understand this and have always adopted a patient, sympathetic and human approach — we will respond quickly to any query, and always within 24 hours.
We don't just market properties for sale in Gascony, we cherish it too — the restaurants, the markets, the light, the air, the sheer beauty if the place. We use our innovative microsite to promote the best of the region, to promote the lifestyle on offer and to instil buyer confidence.
We at Champions are not 'estate agents'. Champions is part of the London-based, multi award-winning property marketing and design agency — Ideas Factory — established in 1986 and with a client list which includes Berkeley Homes, BNP Paribas, CBRE, Hamptons, Knight Frank, Land Securities and Savills.