The fifth-largest city in France and the capital of the Riviera, Nice has long been a property hotspot for international buyers.
Nice needs no hard sell. Within easy reach of the airport and never more than a 20-minute stroll from the beach, Nice is a convenient second home for both French and international buyers. Mont Boron, with its sweeping sea-view villas, is the most exclusive spot in the city, but elegant hilltop neighbourhoods like Cimiez and Fabron are fast becoming popular too. The so-called ‘Golden Square’ in the heart of the city is popular with buy-to-let owners, while the Musicians Quarter remains one of the cheaper places to buy property.
Those keen to buy property in Nice will face few hurdles, providing they work with a reputable agency to help guide them through the process. Once you’ve put in your offer d’achat, you’ll need to sign a preliminary contract, pay your deposit and provide the required documentation. There are dozens of agencies to choose from, each offering varying levels of pre-sale and post-sale assistance. To help set you in the right direction, we’ve selected three recommend companies that can help you to find your dream home or apartment for sale in Nice, France.
Prestige Property was founded more than two decades ago and has since grown to offer properties in some of Europe’s most sought-after destinations, including Monaco, the French Rivira and the Italian Lakes. The team works with an extensive network of partner agencies, which means they have a huge range of properties on their books. Properties currently listed range from chic penthouses with pools to family-friendly villas. Services are free for clients and there are no hidden costs or commissions. It’s an excellent option for those looking for a team with in-depth knowledge of and contacts in the local area.
Find out more at Prestigeproperty.co.uk
Terence Frank is a Nice-based real estate agency specialising in sales and rentals in the city. Unlike most local agencies, Terence Frank offers a good range of properties at the lower end of the price spectrum, which makes it a great option for those looking to spend less than €400,000. Properties are located across the city and the surrounding neighbourhoods, including Carabacel, Righi and Carre d’Or. If you’re considering renting out your home or apartment, the team will also be able to assist in marketing, valuation and finding suitable tenants.
Find out more at TerenceFrank.com
Nice Properties specialises in luxury apartments and villas on the Côte d’Azur, covering Menton, Cannes, Villefranche sur Mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes and Nice. The agency offers an excellent range of apartments and homes in the city centre, Carre d’Or, the Promenade des Anglais, Mont Baron and the Old Town, making it an excellent option for those with a higher budget. There are currently 75 properties listed on the website, ranging in price from €145,000 to €3.8 million. You could liaise with the team online, by phone or at one of four outposts in Nice, Cannes, Villefranche and Massena.