About Miles Immobilier EURL
Hello! My name is Darryl Miles and I am the CEO of Miles Immobilier EURL. We are English run French estate agents based in Normandy.
My background is in Financial Serivces, Insurance Broking, Mortgage Advising and International Marketing.
I m a graduate from Aston University (Management), post graduate from Hull University (PGCE in Business and Economics) and was an exchange student at L’Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Lyon for the sandwich year of my degree. In the UK I was also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. In the UK my main business with mortgage related and at one time we had 3 offices in Hull with 3 building society agencies covering insurance, mortgages, assurance and estate agency business.
I moved to France full time in 2006 with my wife. Since moving to France I have been a correspondant for the local newspaper La Manche Libre in addition to being an elected member of the council for the village of Hambye (50450). I set up Miles Immobilier in 2014 after working as an Agent Commercial for two other French registered firms.
Julie previously work for a competitor in La Manche before joining us at Miles Immobilier. She is very experienced in estate agence and bilingual.
In the Uk Julie was also in Financial Services prior to moving over to France
Initially concentrating on Normandy with additionally covering parts of Brittany and the Mayenne, Julie is now concentrating on Provence and notable the Luberon but still has extensive connections in and around Normandy.
Julie has been working as an Estate Agent in France since 2010, previously living in Normandy, Julie now lives in Provence where she obtained dual nationality (British/French).
During this time Julie has sold a variety of different properties each having their own specific regulations ie fishing rights, right to generate electric, the different
licences required for commercial ventures, planning permits etc.
We are internet based as nowadays most clients tend to go straight to the internet to look for suitable properties. The days have gone where clients would search for properties by walking from one estate agents window to another one to find their ideal property.
We have three websites – Our main website in English which covers all our properties – https://www.miles-immobilier.co.uk.
Our French website for properties in Normandy, Brittany and the Mayenne – https://www.miles-immobilier.fr
Julie has a separate French website for her properties – https://www.miles-immo.fr
About Miles Immobilier - The website
First of all our properties are in price bands. For properties in the north the price bands are in 50 000 tranches with the first tranche being 0 – 100 000 euros.
As properties in Provence are more expensive the price bands cover wide range of prices which reflect the local market.
Alternatively if you are looking for something specific in terms of a feature – for example an equestrian property or a property with a ground floor bedroom we have several special features you can click on to save you going through all the different price bands.
Energy Ratings - About Miles Immobilier
If you look at any property page you will see the property has been rated for energy efficiency (see photo on left) and also for CO2 emissions (see photo on right). What ever house you buy in France you will receive the energy rating before you sign a compromis.
Maps - Location of nearest town/ village - About Miles Immobilier
Again each of our property pages will have a map showing approximate location of the property. This helps to plan the itinary between viewing several properties – helps to visualise distances from ferries, towns, shops and amenities etc… using google
About Miles Immobilier - 360 Degree Tours
We are currently trying to update photos by using 360 views.
The external 360 degree shot gives a panoramic view of the property from an elevated position. These help to get a feel for the property and the proximity of things like roads, neighbouring properties are easy to estimate.
We also do tours where one 360 degree shot leads into another to help your viewing experience on the website. Video clips are also a new feature we are working on.
Local Video Clips - About Miles Immobilier
Where possible and available we try and get a video clip – typically from Youtube. This could be giving you a video about the town or maybe an event, concert or a fete.
This way you get a feel for the atmosphere of the area – its not just the property you are buying.
Role of the estate agent in France - About Miles Immobilier
The role of the estate agent in France differs from the UK as we offer a much wider and deeper range of services. From your initial enquiry we can help you plan your visit – helping you get a discount on the ferry, using our local knowledge to find quaity accommodation (click here for our accommodation page) near the properties to be viewed.
Now realistically you would need to open a French bank account before you sign for a property in France. Not only can we make the appointment for you but can help you translate with you when you are at the appointment with the bank manager. Knowing the area is big advantage as often viewers spend a full day with us – we can plan out the journey and make your viewings go smoothly. Often there s alot happening behind the scenes…getting keys, checking with vendors etc…
We can also assist with currency transfers (click here for foreign exchange page)
By getting more euros for your pounds we can help you buy your new home – the savings made could help with building improvements you may want to make.
You benefit from our local experience, local knowledge, language skills and contacts – introducing you to the notaire to get things moving on your purchase…explaining the buying process…we are with you all the way to make your French home purchase go as smoothly as possible.
Good range of properties
Local Website Links - About Miles Immobilier
Most of our pages will have links to local websites for the area for example
Click here – For the office website for Coutances
Click here – For the Normandy tourism board
We endeavour to put in local links related to the property location for ease of access to useful information on the locality. If you require any further information about Miles Immobilier – just email me – email@example.com