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Why buy Nice property with Pebbles?

Taste of Nice

No other property agency in Nice has the experience in both local sales and rental markets to pass onto clients. With fluent French-, Russian- and English-speaking staff, a comprehensive network of local contacts and access to hundreds of properties across Nice we can find you the perfect Nice apartment or villa (as a second home, an investment or perhaps a bit of both).

Nice Pebbles is the only Nice property agent you need

Unlike many ‘property-finding’ agencies on the French Riviera, Nice Pebbles is a fully licensed and insured real estate agency. We have two busy sales and rental offices in central Nice and adhere to strict rules set out by France’s Federation Nationale de l’Immobilier (FNAIM), the government body that oversees all registered estate agents in Nice and throughout France.

Three key factors separate us from any other estate agency or property-finder in Nice.

1) View 80% of properties for sale in Nice with just one agent

In France, the estate agency system is a little different to that of the UK and other countries. Vendors normally allow various agencies to share the selling effort of their Nice property. So, it’s usual to find many Nice estate agents selling the same properties providing they are properly licensed and have joined the Service Inter-Agences (SIA).

For our buyers, this means that as well as having our carefully selected database of apartments and villas for sale in Nice, we also have access to over 80% of properties currently for sale in Nice. It also means that most local and foreign buyers choose to view all Nice properties solely through us, as we have literally hundreds of property for sale in Nice at any one time. It would be impossible to advertise all the property that we have for sale in Nice, so if you see a property on another website that you would like to visit, simply contact us and we’ll arrange a viewing with that agent on your behalf.

Because we are registered estate agents in Nice, we have more scope to negotiate on commissions and prices directly with the vendor and agency involved. This is the reason why properties in Nice listed with property-finders – rather than with licensed estate agents – are usually advertised at higher prices.

2) Nice property rental portfolio

We are the leading British-run holiday rental agency in Nice. We have over 100 apartments and villas in Nice our rental portfolio with our Nice Pebbles and Riviera Pebbles subsidiary websites and we are always looking for more! In high season from Easter to September, the demand for our apartments outstrips our supply each and every year.

We realise that many of our clients who buy property in Nice wish to maximise their investment by renting the property out when it’s not being used. We can assist with this aim in every respect. We can help you with what to buy for the best investment and offer advantages to you if you buy with us and rent through us. Click here for more details.

Not only can we offer to manage your property in Nice as a rental investment when purchased, we can also help you to seek out properties that will achieve the highest rental income with investment in mind. Our Top 10 rental investment tips offers further advice about this service.

We are happy to welcome any property owner or potential owner into our offices who are considering renting their property out through us. We can talk you through the returns that have been achieved for every Nice property in our rental portfolio, as well as show you spreadsheets, bank statements and maintenance records to back this up. Buyers can trust us to find them the right investment property to buy for their budget.

3) Experience and after sales service

The Pebbles team has vast experience in dealing with property purchases on the French Riviera. We frequently sell to foreign buyers and source our properties in Nice to suit this market. We also can advise on French mortgages, building work and interior design.

We have won plaudits for our after-sales service. Instead of leaving buyers high and dry without an electricity connection as some agencies do, at Nice Pebbles we can transfer all the utilities for you, assist in opening a bank account on your behalf and can advise on everything from cable TV to Ikea kitchens. We have two centrally located offices in Nice and are always on hand, even years after the purchase process.

4) Our history and ethos

Matthew and I started to visit Nice for a few weekends a year to escape our daily grind. I was a solicitor working in Manchester and Matthew worked as a micro-biologist for a pharmaceutical company in Liverpool. In 2004 we bought a little apartment in Nice and we needed to help pay the mortgage. We looked for a company like ours to manage the apartment for us but coudn’t find one
… read the full story in Pebbles Guide.

5) What others say

Pebbles has won numerous awards, acclaim and is recognised by leading travel guides and often appears in national press. Click here for more details.