Hot on the heels of our successful weekend at A Place in the Sun at Birmingham last month, we have just returned from the brand’s first new ‘Property Showcase’ event in Dublin’s RDS.
It was a great event, with over 2,000 people attending – rather more than the 1,400 anticipated by the organisers for this boutique two-day event. There was a French seminar on the Saturday, and around 300 attendees were focused on buying in France. Lots of clients were looking for holiday homes, with Languedoc-Roussillon the most popular area this time, which suggests we are all wanting to escape for some sun (and Aer Lingus flies to Montpelier and Perpignan).
But we also had a lot of clients looking for busy towns or cities like Bordeaux. Our Q&A session was a full house, with lots of questions on finding good tradesmen for work too – has our appetite to renovate returned? We spoke to over 100 clients looking seriously to buy, and we are looking forward to meeting many property hunters when they come over. For the diary, the next A Place in the Sun Live! event will be in Manchester on 3-5 March 2023.