Owning an apartment in Paris is an excellent investment, whether it’s to rent, use as a pied à terre or a full time home. Housing in Paris remains relatively good value for money, especially compared to cities like London or New York. Official figures from the Chambre des Notaires show an annual increase of circa 14% in property prices in Paris since 1998. Since Paris isn’t getting any bigger either; this trend is likely to continue over time. Annual returns on rented apartments remain attractive despite the increasing prices.

There are many good reasons to own an apartment in Paris. Finding an apartment to buy is another matter completely – the market is very fragmented and since would be buyers outweigh sellers the good deals get snapped up very quickly. Real estate agents are anything but efficient – they rarely return calls and concentrate on selling what they have on their books rather than understanding and fulfilling your needs.

Paristay can help you find an apartment that meets your requirements – and save you a lot of time, stress and hassle, not to mention money too. Our expertise in hunting for suitable properties though our network of contacts could help prevent your making expensive mistakes (for example we examine the documents related to the building and warn you about upcoming work to be done). Our experience in negotiating prices should save you a lot more than our fees.

Paristay makes buying and apartment as simple and stress free as possible – we accompany our clients through every step of the acquisition process.

All potential searches start with an in depth interview to ascertain the specific needs of the client As part of the process Paristay advises on where you should buy and what you can expect it to cost. We can also advise on the rentability of a property, and offer a full range of rental services (finding tenants, maintaining and cleaning etc). The search is then tailored to meet your needs – a typical search lasts two to three weeks. We never force our clients to buy a property. Hardly any costs will be incurred if no suitable property is found.

Paristay fees are transparent and determined up front so you know exactly what the costs will be. We accompany and advise you all through the purchase process. Once you have purchased you property you might need help with renovations - we can put you in touch with professionals (builders, architects, decorators) and help you collect and analyse price quotes.

We can also attend to the many associated issues of such as getting utilities connected, obtaining homeowner's insurance, getting locks changed, attending homeowner's association meetings, etc.

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Adrian, the Paristay Property Finder
Speaks  English  French  Italian  Dutch

Born in Cape Town, South Africa he came to Paris for a two week vacation in 1988 and never left ! After a degree in European Business Law he worked in international logistics for two blue chip organisations. He has been buying and helping others buy property in Paris since the early 90’s and enjoys it so much that he now does it full time.

He has a detailed knowledge of the real estate market in Paris and provides a personalised one stop shopping service to all customers. Distinctive sign – bikes everywhere in the city and is usually first in line when interesting new properties come on the market


Let me stress that Adrian was absolutely marvelous. We are so grateful! It was simply wonderful having someone with such good acumen and insider knowledge on our side. And we weren't the only the ones impressed; while they would never admit it, I think all parties were duly impressed with Adrian's negotiating ability and knowledge of the tricks of the trade, including the owner !

June 2005
Nicole-Ann B and Toby P, for whom I found a two roomed apartment, which they intend using as a pied à terre, in the 12th District.


"Two months ago we decided to request Adrian’s help in finding an apartment.
We are very happy with what he did for us, we now have the keys to our new apartment. We both have busy professional lives and Adrian saved us a lot of time by doing all the groundwork essential when buying an apartment – initial selection and visits, negotiation, advice, information on the building … He really understood what we were looking for. The apartment that he found for us corresponds perfectly to our criteria. Thanks to Adrian we now have the love nest that we sought.".

Jully 2005
David and Damien