French Property Market

Leggett Immobilier in major recruitment drive

Leggett Immobilier announced today that they are undertaking a major recruitment drive to help service their growing business in France.
Chief executive, Trevor Leggett, comments:
“Last year saw our sales figures grow by over 30% and we need further agents to service the demand from international buyers who see now as an excellent time to buy French property.
Mortgages in France are the lowest they have been for 65 years and this is particularly attractive to overseas investors looking for a safe haven for their money – indeed brokers are quoting 2.40% on a variable rate over 20 years with an 80% loan to value availability.
With much of northern Europe also experiencing dreadful weather this winter many buyers are saying “enough is enough” and seeking some French sunshine.
We checked the statistics with Meteo France recently and they confirmed that in the last four months our head office team in La Rochebeaucourt has enjoyed 392 hours of sunshine whilst our team on the Cote d’Azur have seen 639 hours. This compares to just 215 hours in the UK as a whole (which is 5% more than usual). The winter average of 3.3 degrees in the UK has been pretty standard and despite all the images of flooding we’ve seen on our tv screens it has only been slightly wetter than average.
No wonder so many UK buyers are now looking to France as their ideal destination for a second home.
We are therefore looking for good new recruits to work with these buyers from the UK and beyond.
We have created new teams in the Dordogne, Charente and Charente Maritime and are looking for people to join them. We are also particularly interested in recruiting agents in the Gers and around Perigueux, The fact is though that we are seeing demand for all areas of France and our team of 150 agents is likely to expand significantly this year”.
To see the Leggett Immobilier recruitment pages please visit and anyone interested in joining the Leggett team should contact Sarah Edwards at [email protected]

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