APARTMENT FOR SALE CHAMONIX LES GRANGES
€ 190 000 FAI
STUDIO WTIH GARAGE CHAMONIX CHAMPRAZ
€ 190 000 FAI
STUDIO CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH BALCONY
€ 195 000 FAI
LEASE FOR COMMERCIAL PREMISES
€ 199 000 FAI
APARTMENT FOR SALE LES HOUCHES
€ 215 000 FAI
41 M2 STUDIO WITH BALCONY LES PRAZ
€ 230 000 FAI
ATTIC APARTMENT LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 234 000 FAI
APARTMENT FOR SALE LES HOUCHES
€ 240 000 FAI
APARTMENT WITH GARDEN AND GARAGE IN SERVOZ
€ 250 000 FAI
APPARTMENT CENTRE OF TOWN CHAMONIX
€ 279 000 FAI
CHALET WITH GARDEN VIEUX SERVOZ
€ 350 000 FAI
3 BEDROOMED APARTMENT CHAMONIX
€ 375 000 FAI
LEASE FOR COMMERCIAL PREMISES CHAMONIX
€ 390 000 FAI
DETACHED CHALET AND GARDEN IN SERVOZ
€ 390 000 FAI
DUPLEX APARTMENT CHAMONIX CENTRE
€ 395 000 FAI
DUPLEX APARTMENT IN LES HOUCHES BELLEVUE
€ 420 000 FAI
TRIPLEX IN MONTROC CLOSE TO ARGENTIERE
€ 495 000 FAI
APARTMENT WITH GARDEN CHAMONIX
€ 498 000 FAI
APPARTMENT 85 SQ/M CHAMONIX CENTRE
€ 630 000 FAI
APARTMENT CHAMONIX CENTRE
€ 640 000 FAI
APARTMENT LE GREEN 4 - LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 645 000 FAI
CHAMONIX CENTRE, APARTMENT FOR SALE
€ 649 000 FAI
3 BEDROOMED APARTMENT CLOSE TO THE GOLF COURSE
€ 670 000 FAI
LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX APARTMENT
€ 680 000 FAI
CHALET CHAMONIX BREVENT
€ 790 000 FAI
AUTHENTIC SAVOYARD FARMHOUSE AND BARN
€ 890 000 FAI
TRADITIONAL CHALET LES HOUCHES
€ 920 000 FAI
APARTMENT LE GREEN 2 - LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 925 000 FAI
APARTMENT LE GREEN 3 - LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 990 000 FAI
APARTMENT WITH GARDEN ARGENTIERE
€ 990 000 FAI
DUPLEX CLOS DES SURELLES CHAMONIX
€ 990 000 FAI
APARTMENT LE GREEN 6 - LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 1 045 000 FAI
TOP FLOOR APARTMENT LE GREEN 10 LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 1 050 000 FAI
150 SQ/M DUPLEX TOP FLOOR APARTMENT
€ 1 099 000 FAI
APARTMENT LE GREEN 9 - LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 1 145 000 FAI
CHALET CLOSE TO THE CENTRE OF CHAMONIX
€ 1 200 000 FAI
RENOVATED CHALET IN LES BOIS CHAMONIX
€ 1 250 000 FAI
FARMHOUSE CHAMONIX LES MOUSSOUX
€ 1 485 000 FAI
PLOT OF LAND TO BUILD LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX
€ 1 490 000 FAI
PROPERTY FOR SALE CHAMONIX
€ 1 560 000 FAI
MAGNIFICIENT CHALET CHAMONIX CLOSE TO THE GOLF COURSE
€ 1 590 000 FAI
PLOT OF LAND FOR SALE CHAMONIX CENTRE
€ 1 980 000 FAI
CHALETS CLOSE TO THE GOLF COURSE CHAMONIX
€ 2 180 000 FAI
NEW BUILT CHALET FOR SALE CHAMONIX LES BOIS AREA
€ 2 280 000 FAI
MAISON DE PAYS CHAMONIX CENTRE
Price : contact us
STUNNING CHALET CLOSE TO CENTRE
€ 2 380 000 FAI
CHALET CHAMONIX LES MOUSSOUX
€ 2 950 000 FAI
PLOT OF LAND FOR SALE CHAMONIX LES MOUSSOUX
€ 3 125 000 FAI
ATTRACTIVE 4 BEDROOM CHALET IN CHAMONIX
€ 3 249 000 FAI
PROPERTY WITH VIEW OF LES DRUS CHAMONIX
€ 3 900 000 FAI
NEW BUILT CHALET LES BOIS CHAMONIX
€ 4 100 000 FAI
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Élise Bachelard & Antoine Terray
What you should know about the Chamonix property market
In the real estate “jungle”, agencies have declared war
A “jungle”. This is how the real estate market in Chamonix is described. Antoine Terray and his partner Élise Bachelard have identified over 50 real estate licensed professionals, this number being the number of agencies and intermediaries within the municipality. Antoine Terray describes a “rampant rise” during the last ten years, as well as the introduction of “huge internationally franchised structures”.
“Virtual network theft”
This is without taking into account the “providers”, mostly British and therefore not necessarily living in Chamonix, who link the seller of a property (e.g. an agency) with a potential purchaser.... but not without taking their cut. They also offer golden opportunities (that do not always exist) in order to get their client to travel, often from afar.
There are also the international websites where “everybody puts their property up for sale”, thus “cutting out intermediaries” and creating “overexposure on the web of the same properties”. The harsh law of competition? Absolutely. However, this is not the only problem. Both agents speak out against the introduction of the law of “first one in gets the business”. This happens particularly on the web where Antoine Terray has denounced the “virtual network theft”, especially by agencies that do not have storefront properties. How does this happen? By using keywords used by competing agencies on the internet. It’s not quite illegal as keywords are not visible to the Internet surfer, but the two agents describe it as a “very aggressive method” that results in “confusion” for the purchaser. Even though, Antoine slips in, “the best ranking in the world is your reputation”. “You don’t sell properties, you sell a service”, he emphasises. Overtaken by a concept that, according to him, is disappearing, “each agency is trying to attract back the client”.
This is also demonstrated by another practice, more difficult to pull off, performed by some agencies. To attract clients into their net, they are quick to inflate the sales price of their properties, thus feeding the owners’ imagination. This applies to both apartments and chalets: “It’s not unusual now to see chalets selling for over 3 million euros. About a year or two ago, if a chalet sold for 2.5 million that was really at the top of the range”, remembers Élise. But there is a trap, such as “promising all manner of things in the hope of getting a mandate when this is actually the worst service you can provide to a vendor”. According to them the technique is well established: once sole agency has been given and, some months having passed, the property has not been sold, these agents offer their client to renegotiate the sales price.... downwards.
Despite the fact that, from the point of view of purchasers, “the demand is there”, such actions “distort the market” and “tarnishes Chamonix’s image”, bemoan the two estate agents, particularly regarding “completely inconsistent prices”.
Displayed selling prices much higher than those at market value
Bernard Carteron, a real estate valuer, has the job of objectively and independently determining the market value of real property assets and rights if this value is challenged (e.g., by loans, debt restructuring, capital contribution, inheritance, etc.).
According to him, overvaluations are commonplace in Chamonix. He recently valued a 2-bedroom apartment, close to the town centre, which had a preliminary sale agreement value of 420,000 euros. For this same apartment, the property valuation as estimated by five estate agents was between 470,000 to 525,000 euros. An “increasingly frequent” practice, according to the valuer.
Result: it is acknowledged that displayed selling prices are much higher than those at market value. In fact, the market is “stable” or even “slightly rising”, confirms Bertrand Carteron. But certainly “not as much as some would like you to believe”. Yet some rich people regularly broadcast these astronomical sums: “This flatters the ego. And, after all, Chamonix is “the place to be””.
“The place to be”
Banks increasingly consult property valuers before granting a home loan to ensure the “actual” value of the property and limit the risks run, especially during a period of low interest rates. But the problem is that valuers appear “at the final stage”, hampered by the short deadlines. While less than 10% of owners themselves call in a property valuer, this would allow for “a few excessive valuations to be alleviated”, according to Bertrand Carteron. Especially as their remuneration does not depend on the amount determined by the property valuation (“Giving a wrong valuation is of no interest to us”) and that time and cost savings through advertising could even earn them money.