PARIS IMMO REALTY, Catherine Aubale Epstein, Broker
As your US Brokers we will match you with your dream property in Paris. We have over 12 years of experience in France and 30+ in the US and we speak fluent French and English.
Paris Immo Realty will help you evaluate, locate, finance, close, and remodel your dream property in Paris. For our clients only, we also offer Management and Rental Services.
We are also never very far from you and as you can see in our past Clients’ comments, we are always here to give you a hand, way past the closing.
Steps We Take Together
Once you have hired an exclusive Real Estate Broker as your representative in Paris, we will follow those steps one by one together:
1. Evaluate your needs, wants and budget and show you how they relate to market realities.
2. Search for properties and start an evaluation for bank loans (finding the right bank, qualifying you for a loan, gathering all necessary documents and filling up all the forms in French for you if necessary), opening of a bank account.
3. Locate potential matches and email you photographs, video tour, and background information on each property selected for you.
4. Meet you in Paris when the property is found (or touring with you in Paris for the best properties selected).
5. Offer on the property: When a match is found, and you agree with us on the choice, we make an offer on your behalf for you on the property and negotiate all the terms and conditions for you.
6. Dealings with the Notaire and the banks on your behalf or with you if you have come to Paris, and follow up each step of the deal. (In France the Notaire replaces the Title Company and/or Attorney in America.) We will do the same with the banks regarding your loan and choose with you the best loan terms and conditions.
7. Closing: We will not only coordinate but supervise each step of the deal along the way to make sure we arrive at a smooth closing. (That is a sport in France!).
8. Renovate and/or Remodel: If you decide to renovate the property, we have done many remodeling and we have trusted contractors and painters. We can also handle the project management in your absence. (Sometimes for an additional fee).
9. Management: We can manage your property during your absence, and oversee it on your behalf. (Fee chart available).
10. Rental: We can help you rent your apartment during the time that you are away, through our network of leasing agents and vacation rental services. Many of our clients have been able to subsidize most and sometimes all of the cost of owning their apartments.
More About Catherine
Catherine Aubale Epstein, Real Estate Broker, CCIM Candidate
My first introduction to the real estate business was working in New York at the investment banking firm of Lazard Frères & Co. in its Real Estate Department. I then spent a couple of years as Executive Director of the Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research in New York.
I began my real estate career in San Francisco 30+ years ago at Cushman & Wakefield, for the first two years as an agent, then as a Real Estate Broker.
After a few years at Cushman & Wakefield, I joined McGuire Real Estate and in 1986 started my own firm, Epstein Realty Co. that has now become Paris Immo Realty.
My business evolved from selling homes to the investment part of the business, selling mostly income properties. For many years I did syndications, raising a few million dollars for these investments for which I was the managing partner. Over the years I participated in the purchase, management and sale of millions of dollars of homes and investment properties.
My interest has been in a different market the last twelve years after starting to invest in real estate in Paris. Being born and raised in Paris (I speak fluent French) I have a good knowledge of the Paris areas and have come to know the Paris real estate market very well, now concentrating on helping Americans to locate and purchase apartments and investments in Paris.
I have two children, born and raised in San Francisco, and living now in Los Angeles and New York.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE, AND SEEING OUR PAST, WE CAN SAY: WE DO!