In the course of looking for and buying a house in the Languedoc region we met many agents. Richard stood out from amongst them for his friendly, approachable manner, sound guidance and good sense. Richard took the time to really listen to and understand our requirements and was able to translate them into a shortlist of truly viable properties. It goes without saying that we eventually bought a house that Richard showed us. We would recommend Richard without hesitation to anyone looking for property in this area.
by Denise & Tony Pearson-Smith
Ginestas, France, June 2014
“Humainement, Richard et Chitra sont remarquables dans leur écoute et leur bienveillance. Mais ce sont avant tout de vrais professionnels de l’immobilier, qui sauront trouver les bonnes personnes pour l’achat de votre bien. Il aura suffit de 2 visites et d’à peine quelques semaines pour vendre notre maison à Bizanet. Nous sommes ravis de cette transaction et recommandons vivement l’Agence Pullen Estate France. coeurcoeurcoeur”
by Veronique Barek-Deligny
Narbonne, France, July 2020
We cannot recommend Pullen France highly enough. Richard and Chitra were always available to provide both help and advice. It was our first French property purchase and they guided us every step of the way, going way beyond what we expected. They matched our requirements to the houses we viewed, before we settled on a perfect property. Many thanks!
by Nigel and Jules,
West Sussex, UK, October 2019
Wholeheartedly recommended. I could not have had a better experience than I had with Pullen Real Estate. Moving from the U.S. to France could have been an extremely stressful experience, but thanks to Richard and Chitra, the selection and purchase process was about as painless as it could have been. Richard was extremely insightful, and provided me with a great deal of information on the area and the market (both upsides and downsides), as well as giving me realistic expectations for potential purchases. He had a great feel from our initial discussions about the types of properties I would prefer. And Chitra was equally helpful walking me through all of the paperwork and dealing with the French process. Most importantly, they are some of the friendliest people around, and you know they actually are interested in you being happy with a purchase rather than simply seeking a commission.
Chicago, USA, October 2019
(translated from French)
I would like to recommend, warmly this real estate agency Pullen, and Richard, who were the best partners to help me sell a large and beautiful house in Pepieux.
I found all the professional, friendly and competent service. Moreover and this is the essential, by its reputation and its site so well done, the agency has an excellent client list for Prestige properties.
Local agencies from the outset had underrated and show little enthusiasm for this kind of property. I preferred to give exclusivity to Richard whose business sense and motivation I sensed.
The house was sold at listing price in less than two months, with good buyers.
I had a relationship at a distance (I live in Paris) of confidence, and friendly. Richard was available and effective to settle absolutely all the details, (and especially to take care of my house which was a little affected by the floods in October) and take care of everything.
It is rare to meet this level of professionalism, I want to emphasize, having bought and sold many properties.
Richard was recommended to me by an English couple I met by chance, and I also want to do it on my side.
I wish the best for the future, to this friendly couple.
by Beatrice Arizzoli
Paris, France, December 2018
Dear Chitra, dear Richard,
we just want to say : thank you so much that you made our dream come true to find our dream- home for us, our children, our family and our friends.
After an extensive search for more than 8 years , thanks , we happened on your internet side : Pullen – Realestate !
We saw the perfekt home for us, we made the appointment with the wonderful and cordial Chitra Pullen and afterwards we decided that we need, we must have that house ! Chitra helped us with everything , she replied patiently our questions , helped and explained the procedur in france and arranged everything. We came a second time and met Richard too , he was so nice like Chitra and we feeled beeing in the perfect hands for such a big decision and deal. The notary was very nice too . Chitra and Richard had been very helpful with everything too when we signed the contract. Now we are living in our new dream house and have the feeling we never lived anywhere else before.
Thank you Chitra and Richard , we feel like lotterywinner and not only because of our lovely home partly because we find new friends .
Germany, November 2018
If you are looking to purchase a property in this part of France then look no further than Pullen Immobillier. Richard and Chitra are ‘simply the best’ combining their knowledge and expertise to give a unique property buying experience.
We came across Pullen by chance, after viewing a property in another village marketed by a different agent and which we were not 100% sure was for us, we began our usual scrolling through a property search engine. A property that didn’t tick any of our boxes except one (sunny outside space) somehow caught our eye. Two days later we viewed it with Richard (down to us wanting a morning appointment). We were late after getting lost and Sat Nav taking us a longer route but Richard patiently waited for us. The viewing was really relaxed and not hurried, we wondered up and down making plans although neither of us had said we wanted to buy it. At no time did we feel we were under any pressure and that helped in making the viewing a pleasurable experience.
Long story short – Next day we put our offer in, it was accepted and so began the easiest house purchase we have done and our first outside the UK (we have bought and sold many times). All the negatives we had read and been told about were turned into positives by Chitra, the lawyer part of the business. From viewing to getting our keys Richard and Chitra were beside us every step. They suggested a currency broker for deposit and balance payments (we have continued to use the broker), arranged appointment and accompanied to insurance office, got us an English speaking Notaire, accompanied and guided us through both signings. Chitra even took me to the bank to open an account weeks after our house completion.
It is a huge advantage that they are fluent in the French language and have a vast knowledge of the area especially around the Canal du Midi. We are absolutely delighted with our house and have begun major renovations (never done this before) but know that if we need to source materials or Artisan services we can rely on help and advice being readily available from Richard and Chitra.
When we are ready for our next property we will definitely be using Richard and Chitra, Pullen Immobillier.
Four words sum it up: Total Peace Of Mind
by Tim and Hazel King
Salleles d’Aude, July 2018
“Late 2017 we came to the grand Narbonne region visiting some houses we selected on the web, through different real estate agencies, to fulfill a dream we have been cherishing since many years.
Richard showed us the house we were looking for: a well-conserved maison de maître, built in 1865, positioned in a village on the Aude River, a few kilometers far from Narbonne and – it was our target as well – at walking distance from the Canal du Midi.
In addition Richard and Chitra (who is an attorney) helped us also offering extremely useful advice concerning all the pre and post-sale complexities with the owner and the notary and made the process easy for us given our absolute ignorance of the French procedures.
Given their action as knowledgeable friends we have just asked them to assist us and to put us in contact with some artisans for minor renovation works.
We would highly recommend Pullen Real Estate agency for any purchase in this area.”
by Alessandra and Mauro Re Rome
Italy, April 2018
“We had a dream that we nourished for many years… but we always thought it would be impossible for us. Too expensive, too difficult, “too” of everything. And yet we couldn’t let go of our dream. We started to make some research, talking with people living in the south, looking on houses on Internet and there we found Pullen Real Estate. From the very first moment we felt that this agency was an agency to rely on and we fell in love with one of the houses on the site. We went down a first time and then a second time and we were still in love with the house and decided to buy it. It all felt scary! But Richard and Chitra helped us during the whole process with everything for exemple, finding us a notarie that spoke good English, calming us down in times of worries and best of all helping us to get a bank account smoothly by explaining exactly what we needed to do before going to the bank. We had heard such stories about trouble in this process but it was a walk in the park with the help from Pullen! And it doesn’t stop there, Richard and Chitra is like good friends still helping us to find craftsmen and contacts that we need in the work of making our new home to our fantastic “jardin secret”!
Thank you so much once again Richard & Chitra for all help. That was priceless!”
by Moni & Urban
Stockholm, February 2018
“In a time period of almost a year, we have visited over 40 houses. But we didn’t meet a real estate agent like Richard. He was for sure the only one who made sure we took our time while visiting the house and knew a great deal about the property. He understood that it’s isn’t a loaf of bread you’re buying and he made sure we were well informed. He did not only tell you the pros of the house, but also didn’t hesitate to inform you about the cons, which really set us at ease. In the end you wish to be well informed.
Once we decided on the property, both Chitra and Richard informed us about the buying process in France and put us in contact with their English speaking notaire. Never once we’ve had the feeling that we rushed into things. They made sure we took our time and felt happy during the buying process.
Unfortunately our first bank bailed out at the end of the mortgage process due the size and state of the house. Once we informed Chitra about this, she did everything possible to find us a local bank who was willing to help us with the mortgage. She was our main contact during the whole process, informed us about the progress on a day-to-day basis and even accompanied us to the signing of the documents. She went so much further then any real estate agency would ever go. Even once the house was ours, their services didn’t end. We have been put in contact with Céline, who help us with getting electrics, water, insurances and helps during the renovation process with finding the right contacts and all the formal documents.
Furthermore, they managed to find us a really great and reliable builder for the renovation process of the house. Plus they’ve managed to find us a temporary house just around the corner from our new house, which we could rent during the first months of the renovation project.
Chitra, Richard and Céline, thank you SO much for everything you’ve done for us. You didn’t only find us our dream property but you also made sure we weren’t alone in this process.”
by Wilfred Pol & Edwin Van Rheede
Amsterdam/Raissac d’Aude, January 2018