I live in New York but wanted to be able to spend more time in Paris and decided to start to look for an apartment earlier this year. I got introduced to Paola by a mutual friend.
We met in March during a trip to Paris. She came and met us at our hotel and we talked about what we were looking for. I had previously sent to her some example of apartments that could be interesting, from seeing them on various real-estate web sites. She came with more. Paola then ran an incredibly efficient process whereby we visited 2 to 3 apartments every day for 4 days, which led us to find a very nice space in the Marais. She kept the visits to apartments that were in line with our interests and budget! She also introduced me to a French notaire (fluent in English) that I met before going back to New York. And then Paola took charge of coordinating the whole process for us. Without her we would not have closed on the space as it became a bit convoluted, but her patience and good humor kept everything going and got us there. She really put us at ease and minimized the work and the worries for us. She helped us also deal with all the little things that are around buying an apartment such as opening a bank account, dealing with the utilities etc… She has become a friend during this process and I look forward to showing her the place she found for us at the end of the on-going renovation.
NY – USA