Advertising your French property for sale privately

PUBLISHED: 13:30 02 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:28 04 September 2020

A Private Seller's Package coudl be the right option for you (c)tunaly/Getty Images

A Private Seller's Package coudl be the right option for you (c)tunaly/Getty Images


If you’ve decided to sell your French property privately then a Private Sellers Package can help you to reach thousands of potential buyers looking for a home in France

It is estimated that around 40% of French property sales are carried out privately and the saving on estate agents’ fees, which can amount to between 5% and 10% of the price of the property, can make it a particularly appealing option for many sellers. Taking the lower percentage of 5% as an example, it could save you €10,000 on a property priced at €200,000, so it’s certainly a considerable saving.

Of course, not selling through an estate agent does mean your property won’t be listed for sale on an agency website, so if you’re considering going down the private sale route you’ll need to think about how you’re going to reach potential buyers and make them aware that your home is for sale. You’ll need to decide how you are going to market your property and how much you are willing to spend doing so – it’s an investment in the future sale of your home.

Why should you consider the Private Sellers Package at the French Property Exhibition?

You will likely want to try and reach as many interested buyers as possible and the Private Sellers Package at the French Property Exhibition offers a multi-pronged approach, giving you the opportunity to put your French property in front of a targeted audience both online and in person. The exhibition at Wetherby, Yorkshire, which takes place from 16-17 May 2020, attracts hundreds of house-hunters who are looking to buy a home in France and are keen to benefit from the expert advice on offer in the free seminars that run throughout the two-day event.

What exactly does the Private Sellers Package include?

- Design and production of an A4 full colour leaflet

- Printing of 100 copies of your leaflet to be displayed on the Private Sellers stand, and the dispenser will be refilled throughout the show should all leaflets be taken

- Your property will be listed for sale for three months on the France Property Shop website

- Insertion of your leaflet into the digital ‘Private Sales’ supplement

How much does the Private Sellers Package cost?

The Private Sellers Package costs £110 + VAT. For an additional £150 + VAT, a small Classified advert can be published in the next three issues of French Property News or Living France magazines.

The deadline for booking the Private Sellers Package is 4th May 2020. For more information and to book your package, call 0044 (0)1242 264750 or email

For more information about the French Property Exhibition including the programme of free expert seminars visit

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