From our latest June 2019 check on property portals, we again checked which property websites have the most properties for sale in the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. There have not been major changes in the ranking of top 30 portals since last year, with Seloger and Superimmo in the top 2 places, and in the luxury property segment of +1 million Eur www.luxuryestate.com/france has consolidated its lead. Almost a dozen portals have disappeared, so consolidation is slowly taking place.
Tips for using property portals
To filter through the huge number of properties available, narrowing the list to a small budget and size range can still mean you are looking at several hundred properties if you are looking across a wide area. To filter properties more quickly, think of using good keywords such as sea view or "bastide" or "mas" for traditional houses. You need a good understanding of the words used in property descriptions by French estate agents to pick the right words for your search.
The issues remaining on most property sites
All buyers are frustrated by not knowing exactly where the property is located, and by the incomplete set of photos available. Also some property sites make it hard to select specific areas, and you need to become an expert in local geography to know the names of all the local towns and areas that might meet your requirements. And speaking to agents who focus on just a single area is not of much help, hence the need of an advisor who spans a much wider area like we do at Smartfinder.
The easy option - delegate your search
If you don't want to spend days looking for your dream home on the different property websites, think of delegating your search to a property finder. Most of the time a property finder incurs no additional cost and can save buyers a huge amount of time. Other benefits of using a professional house hunter like Smartfinder Home is getting access to properties early through our network of partners, before they reach the Internet. For these and many other reasons, buyers who have never thought of using property finders, are turning to us.