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This is the second part of the interview with Matthieu Lliboutry, the most friendly, fun and passionate real estate agent you’d ever meet! I’ve discovered him some time ago on one of my favourite French reality TV programme, “Chasseurs d’Appart’ “, where three real estate agents compete to find candidates their dream home or apartment. Matthieu has regular appearances in the show, mainly in episodes based in the Bordeaux area, and had always struck me for his great personality and professionalism.
In today’s episode, find out why Matthieu loves his job so much. We’ll also discuss the important of interior decoration / home staging in making a sale. Matthieu will also share some fun and not-so-fun stories he experienced during his career. You’ll also get to know the surprising best way for an agent to hunt for new properties to put on the market – it sounds like old-school ways work the best! Matthieu will also run us through parts of the process and paperwork required to buy a property in France.
We’ll also talk about Lieu de Vie, Matthieu’s own agency, the philosophy and the ethics behind it. The French TV programme has been a great and well-deserved springboard for his career.
avoir quelqu’un (fam.) = to fool someone
caution (nf) = deposit
commission (nf) = commission, percentage
crédit (nm) = (bank) loan
dénicher (fam.) = to find, to unearth, to discover
mettre en valeur = to highlight, to showcase, to bring [sth] out
meubler = to furnish
mythomane (adj) = compulsive liar
personnalité (nf) = celeb
porter plainte = to make/file a complaint
prendre une veste (fam.) = to come a cropper
s’emballer = to get carried away, to get ahead of oneself
trompeur, trompeuse (adj) = deceptive
TVA (Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée) (nf) = VAT, Value-added tax
y trouver son compte = to find your groove, find your niche
- What percentage of home buyers are influenced by the home decoration of the property?
- In France, how much time do you have to change your mind about buying a property?
- What type of properties can you find at Lieu de Vie?
- You have 10 days.
- Architect houses and atypical properties, houses of character
Links & Resources
- Site: https://www.lieudevie.fr/
- Watch Matthieu Lliboutry on French TV channel M6, in “Chasseurs d’Appart”
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