Leggett Immobilier Love France indices – September 2011

Leggett Immobilier are pleased to announce the results of their September 2011 “Love France*” index.

  • Site visits increase 10% year on year
  • Page views in September rise to 1,698,062
  • Big gains for people searching in Aquitaine (+33%) & Brittany (+28%)
  • Visitors from 172 different countries with 38% increase in searches from UK
  • Look out for our “quarterly review of the French property market” next month

Executive summary

Last month saw a notable, year on year, increase in overall visitor numbers to www.frenchestateagents.com with a 10% increase in visits and a staggering 34% increase in page views.  This could be confirmation that buyers are now taking more time “grazing” through sites before committing to viewings.

2011               (2010)

Visits :        102,106            (92,829)      +10%

Pageviews:      1,698,062        (1,263,739)  +34%

Time on site:    12.58 mins      (10.34 mins)  +23 %
Most popular destinations

French departments searched in order of popularity this month:
1. Charente
2. Dordogne
3. Haute Vienne
French regions searched in order of popularity this month:
1. Aquitaine
2. Poitou Charentes
3. Brittany

Where are vistors coming from?

Countries searched from (172 different)        2011              (2010)
1. UK                                      62,517            (45,235)   +38%
2. France                                  20,783           (29,616)   – 30%
3. USA                                    3,725             (3,460)    +8%
4. Ireland                                  1,902            (1,526)     +25%
5. Australia                                1,510             (1,365)     +11%

What are they looking for?

Top 3 most popular houses:

1. €315,650 – 4 bedroom bergerie set in 1.5 hectares of forest in the Lot et Garonne (47)

2. €87,200 – 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the heart of a Dordogne town (24)

3. €119,900 – renovation project of house and barns set on half a hectare of countryside in the Charente (16)

Notes for editors:
*Leggett Online Visitor Enquiries in France (LOVE France)

The quarterly analysis & reviews will take place in Jan, April, July & October each year.

Leggett Immobilier are one of the leading international estate agencies in France and have built up an unrivalled reputation over the last two decades.  We have representatives in all of the most popular areas of France and our website (www.frenchestateagents.com) currently has over 6,500 propertes for sale.
Statistics are taken from our international website and do not include figures from our domestic website which services local buyers.

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