The key to property in the Languedoc

Our Team

Chitra Pullen

Founding partner and general manager 

I am a lawyer by training, having qualified as a solicitor in England in 1994, and worked in some of the largest city law firms in London prior to our move to France.

At PRE, I deal with the day to day management, as well as all the conveyancing and business development aspects of the agency.

Outside of work, I love to spend time in my jewellery studio. I am also a keen cook, foodie and wine enthusiast, especially the food and wine of the Languedoc!

Richard Pullen

Founding partner and sales and marketing manager

I come from a sales background having spent over 20 years as a partner in a financial services consultancy firm.

I head up the sales and marketing team. We bring on character properties in the region for our portfolio, liaise with prospective buyers and carry out viewings. The best part of my job? Matching the right buyer with the right property!

In my spare time, I am a keen guitarist. I am part of a duo that plays at local gigs and events from time to time.

Céline Laffon

Administrative/Finance Assistant

I joined Pullen Real Estate in 2018 with the aim of
consolidate their administrative team, after 15 years in the
administrative and accounting management of a bank. This partnership is very
enriching and dynamic because we hope to develop the company in the coming
years by offering high-performance services
personalized to our customers’ needs. A real challenge in the sector of
real estate in France….

Isabelle Gauthier

Sales Agent

I’m a French Canadian with a Masters in International Business Administration and, I came to Occitanie to manage an extensive renovation in Le Somail, north of Narbonne. Charmed by the people, the big open skies, the landscapes, the quality of life and not forgetting the amazing weather – I decided to settle here.

I work mainly with Richard on the sales team. And it is my joy to meet the locals and find character properties for people who would like to move into the region. The homes I take on are either ready to live in or they may be in need of renovation, but they all offer interesting possibilities for our clients.

Over time, I have become very integrated with the society and culture here, and that along with my interest in property makes me appreciate what amazing undiscovered potential there is for anyone to live or have a holiday home here at a reasonable cost.


Edwin Van Rheede & Wilfred Pol

Dutch Specialists

My name is Edwin van Rheede and together with my partner Wilfred Pol we moved, in 2017 from lively Amsterdam to the côte du Midi to make our dream come true. We were looking for a Chambre d’hôtes and Gîtes.  During this search for property in this beautiful area, we came into contact with Richard and Chitra Pullen from Pullen France, who finally made this dream a reality. By listening carefully to our wishes, having a broad knowledge of the business and the enthusiastic guidance during the purchase, we were able to start faster than planned. We are now a few years further along and we have also gained knowledge and experience about houses, tourism and the pleasant things, but also the business sides of living in this area. We would like to use this experience and knowledge to help and advise prospective buyers under the leadership of Pullen France. Since we come from the Netherlands ourselves, we will mainly deal with Dutch-speaking interested aspiring buyers. Our goal is that prospective buyers feel at home, pleasantly discover the beauty but also the pitfalls and business aspects with what life and buying a house in this region has to offer.

Barbara Fechter

German Specialist

With my academic background as head of the cultural and language center at a German university,
I have taught German as a foreign language and English to international students for many years, including at universities in China and Kazakhstan e.g.
One of my focal points was intercultural communication and further training for lecturers, through which I was also requested by internationally operating companies for workshops.

After numerous trips through Europe and the world we fell in love with the courtyard of a vinery in Languedoc 25 years ago. So we bought a house there initially as a holiday home for our big family.
That’s how it usually starts…..
The beautiful, varied landscape, the sun, the sea, the climate, the friendly people, art, culture and history, not to mention the culinary delights of French cuisine, in short “l’art de vivre en France” or “the lightness of being” are very hard or impossible to let go of. Not for a second we have ever regretted our final move to France seven years ago.

By a happy coincidence I met Chitra and Richard Pullen and I am very happy to be part of the Pullen team, conveying my love to the south of France to prospective German buyers and guiding them on their way to their dream home here.

Moni Solen

Swedish Specialist

Jag har min bakgrund som lärare i multimedia och bild men sen tog kärleken till Frankrike över och numera jobbar jag som fransklärare. Språk har med åren för mig blivit ett allt större intresse och min nästa utmaning är japanska.
Min man och jag har ett stort gemensamt intresse kring mat och vin vilket förstås lett oss till Frankrike. Under en period har vi också drivit en hemmarestaurang i vår lägenhet i Stockholm.
Under många år närde jag och min man vår dröm om att skaffa ett hus i Frankrike och 2018 vågade vi ta steget, mycket tack vare Chitra & Richard som guidade oss med säker hand genom hela köpprocessen. Jag vill nu ge tillbaka för all den professionella hjälp vi fick genom att hjälpa svenska köpare via Pullen så att de också får känna sig lika trygga som vi var när vi köpte vårt smultronställe i vackra Aude/Herault.

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