The 1st of March 2023 marked the one year anniversary of the opening of the Suzanne in France office, in Sourdeval, Normandy France.
Having worked from her home office since the initial creation of Suzanne In France in 2012, Suzanne in 2022, decided to have more of a visual presence and moved her office into the heart of Sourdeval.
In addition, despite working on her own as an independent for all of that time, she decided it was time to build a small hand picked team to facilitate the growth of the business. Her team now consists of multilingual speakers who she would consider to not only be colleagues but friends as well.
Every month, they all re-group for a team lunch as we believe that a team that works hard and gets along well, are one of the main ingredients for success. We work together on all sales, instructions and everything that goes on behind the scenes. Our sole focus is providing a top quality service to our clients.
Suzanne is a well known, well liked and established member of the local community and has been for many years. She has volunteered for various committees and fund raisers, added her input as a local councillor and is a firm believer in supporting local businesses within the area. Being fluent in both English and French she is able to provide a first class service to all her clients and is fully integrated into French life. Her wealth of knowledge, expertise and local contacts are invaluable and this is what sets her apart from other Estate Agents in the area.
The premises that you see in the pictures had been in existence for many years. You will see a very old picture postcard of the orignal building. Unfortunately we do not know what the original building was used for. We do know that, prior to it becoming Suzanne’s Estate Agency Office, it was an Opticians. The style of the windows were absolutely perfect for showcasing the properties on our books.
In brief, Suzanne moved to France in 2003 having previously worked as an Estate Agent in the UK. In fact, all things houses runs in the family – her Father was a Chartered Surveyor and her Mother was also an Estate Agent.
Wishing to continue her Estate Agency work (albeit in a different country and in a different language), Suzanne started to work for a French Agency. She did so for 5 years. During this time, she came to the realisation that she could do things in her own unique way. A British approach to Real Estate in France. She was confident that she could set up on her own and provide a first class service for both French and International clients.
She was quickly able to gain a solid reputation from word of mouth recommendations – which still exists to this day and later on establish an impressive presence online.
Today, Suzanne has nearly 7,000 followers on her Facebook page, nearly 6,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel (with views of houses into the tens of thousands), Pinterest monthly views of 6,000, 700 followers on Instagram, close to 1,650 on Twitter and more recently joined the fun of TikTok.
This is an impressive worldwide reach which is not seen by any local independent Estate Agent and is closing in on a well known Estate Agency that covers the entirety of France.
So we have much to celebrate here and we would like to take this opportunity to thank every single client – past, present and future that has entrusted the team at Suzanne in France to sell their property or indeed find their dream home. A bientôt !
p.s the purple theme is Suzanne’s favourite colour and the actual colour of the premises, was made specifically, to be the exact same colour as the Cadbury’s wrapper.