Our services

Since our establishment in 2002, we have remained committed to providing exceptional real estate services to our clients. Whether it's buying, selling, or renting a property in the beautiful South of France, we're here to help. As a boutique real estate agency, we prioritize building long-lasting relationships with our clients and serving as a trusted partner from the initial idea to the final execution.

We take pride in assisting our clients in purchasing a new home, helping property owners sell their property, or finding the perfect rental for their South of France vacation. Our team of experienced professionals listens to your property goals and offers sound advice to help you make informed decisions. We stand by our clients every step of the way, serving as a sounding board to help them realize their property dreams.

South of France buyer’s guide

Our agents at Marks Real Estate will guide you through the process of buying a home on the French Riviera, from the initial idea to when the keys are in your hand. We will stay as guiding help regarding your property even after the purchase.


Firstly, it’s important to know how much you are comfortable spending, and if necessary, verifying this with a bank or lender to avoid unpleasant surprises later-on. To buy a property in the south of France usually requires at least 10% down payment. You also need coverage for the notary fees of approx. 7.5% of the purchase price, plus cash requirements by the bank.

We at Marks Real Estate have an extensive network of professionals that can assist in financing, tax-related questions and other that covers the domain of purchasing a property.

The Search

Aside from having the criteria ready of the property you want to find (i.e. how many bedrooms, bathrooms, land, view etc.), we advise you to have a list of the top two or three neighborhoods that you could consider living in, and also ask yourself how your ideal lifestyle looks like. Think about how to get around, where your friends live, amenities you’d like to have closeby such as restaurants, shops or distance to the airport.

Once you find a home with us at Marks Real Estate and want to submit an offer, know that not everything will be negotiable. Although, we will do our best to get you as much as possible and help you to find a place to call home for the years to follow.


When you have an accepted offer for a property, verbally or signed, your broker will communicate with your selected notary to draw up the preliminary sales agreement, or as its most commonly known ‘Compromis de Vente’. After signing the pre-contract, you have a 10-day period to pay the down payment. During this time you can also choose to withdraw from the sale without penalty.

The final sales deed, or ‘l’acte de vente’ usually takes around three months to conclude after the pre-contract phase. Do not worry if you cannot attend physically because the whole purchase process can be handled with power of attorneys and video-conferencing if need be.

Closing & Moving in

When the time comes, the notary and agent will set a date for the final signature where you will be the owner of your new home. This is when you are handed the keys and have full possession. Remember to carry out an insurance before the final signature and make a pre-closing visit to ensure everything is in good order. If this is the case, its time to celebrate your newly bought home.

Letting or renting a property in the South of France

As more travelers seek an authentic experience while visiting the Cote d'Azur and French Riviera, property owners have taken notice and are now making their unique homes available for rent. Marks Real Estate have been assisting clients with renting and letting properties along the French Riviera since our foundation, from shorter leisure holidays to arranging luxury rentals over the summer period in some of the most prestigious properties around.

For you who own a property on the French Riviera, there are many reasons why you may want to consider letting your home. Whatever your motivation may be, we are happy to assist you with setting out a rental plan, creating a marketing strategy, and providing support throughout the letting process. Having a reliable partner to assist with renting your property is invaluable, and we are here to discuss how we can be of assistance.

Sell with Marks Real Estate

We combine strong market knowledge, creativity and drive to sell your home with the best results.

Why choose Marks Real Estate?

When you choose an agent at Marks Real Estate, you work with someone that combines long-established market knowledge on the French Riviera, creativity and that strives to deliver results. We know trust is earned by delivering results and that our success is defined by yours, and all our clients.

We will work closely with you to understand your needs and goals, and do our best to meet these. We welcome our clients' high expectations as we always aim to improve and set new standards on the market.

If you are considering selling your home on the French Riviera, or just curious about what your home is worth on today's market, we are here to help and would love to meet.

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