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30 Sep 2019

Meet Abi Croutear – Foy

La Centrale Blog Meet Abi Croutear – Foy

La Centrale is first and foremost a historic and recognized real estate agency in Les Gets, located in the heart of the village since 1995. But it’s history is not the agencies only asset. La Centrale spirit is mainly driven by its team, a group of 4 women with diverse experience. Today we focus on Abi Croutear – Foy who deals with the sales side of things.

An international profile

Abi is originally from New Zealand and her passion for travel and her work led her successively to England and Switzerland before settling down in Les Gets 6 years ago. After a vacation spent in the resort, Abi fell in love with the village and now lives here with her two children.  Les Gets is ideal for all her hobbies: photography, mountain walks and skiing! With a background in Financial Services and relationship management, Abi is now an international real estate agent for La Centrale.

A perfect knowledge of the local market

A strong asset in the services offered by the agency, Abi accompanies throughout all stages of their real estate purchase, including the search for financing. The subtleties of real estate transactions in France (notaires fees, cool off periods …) are known to her both as a non-French speaking purchaser and now as a Real Estate Agent. Abi offers French and English clients a full service from start to end.

With this experience, Abi is a source of advice especially for foreigners who have plans to buy a chalet or apartment in Les Gets and its surroundings:

3 tips for investing in France as a foreigner

  • Trust your real estate agent and make sure that they take the time to explain every step of the process and ask them every question that you can think of!
  • Don’t expect it to be the same as you’re used to, the French process is very particular and needs to be respected. It’s like anything, if you know what to expect, it’s not difficult!
  • If you’re looking to rent out then new build apartments are a really good option as you can claim your tax back on them

Trust Abi with you project!