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What People Say About Me

Date: 29th May, 2023

13/05/2023 : Translated from french : We were very pleased with Catherine Bower's service. People from a neighbouring village recommended Catherine to us. On this sale, after an initial failure on the part of the buyers, Catherine was very patient. And very quickly we had a new proposal which was completed in a very short time. This proves that Catherine has a good address book. Yes, I would recommend her to sell the property of an acquaintance of mine. We had a very good relationship with Catherine throughout the sale, pleasant, kind, with a permanent follow-up. Sincerely Mr and Mrs Claudine P.

 

10/05/2023 : Translated from french : Hello, We are very pleased and satisfied with the support and presence of Mrs Catherine Bower during the purchase of our house "chez Piégut". Very professional, efficient and quick to answer our questions. We thank you for your kindness and good humour. Yours sincerely, Mme Danièle L.

 

25/04/2023 : We bought our house in Millac with the assistance of Catherine Bower. One word: TOP! She guided us through the whole procedure with such an easiness, it was a delight. Cordialement, Ruffin J & Anne H.

 

22/03/2023: Cathe is a first class ambassador for the agency. Attentive, meticulous in her planning and very approachable to quickly solve any problems. She always kept in touch with each new development and was full of good advice on when might be a good time to alter the price. In French terms we sold quite quickly - thanks to her pro-active attitude. But she needs to learn email etiquette. Do NOT keep adding new information to an old email header/title. New information = new email title. That way nothing gets overlooked. Would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of selling. Simon and Ingrid J.

 

11/03/2023 : We have had three properties sold by your agent Cathe bower. We have always found Cathe to be professional and helpful, always trying to go that extra mile. We highly recommend Cathe and your agency. Thank you for making the sales so smooth, Theresa F.

 

06/03/2023 : We wanted to write to you to compliment Cathe Bower on all the help and support she has given during our recent house purchase. When we first arranged a viewing, she gave a very timely response and was most helpful. The price negotiation was handled very well and since then there has been timely and comprehensive communication. Our questions were welcomed and always answered. Cathe has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and she is so helpful and knowledgeable. Even since the purchase completed, she has continued to answer any queries and help us where she can. The whole property purchase has been stress free thanks to Cathe’s wonderful professionalism. Thank you and kind regards, Glynne and Laura P.

 

06/03/2023 : Dear Marianne, Mrs. Bower has just completed the sale of my property (Le Petit Essart Le Vigeant 86150). She was most efficient and helpful throughout the negotiations and the sale and was always ready to deal promptly with any questions which I had. I was very satisfied with the service which she provided. Cordialement, Mike B.

 

28/02/2023 : From the moment we saw the house and contacted Cathe, she was extremely supportive and very helpful. She had done some wonderful videos of the property, which was very helpful. When we put in an offer for the property, she guided us in what we needed to do. She connected us to an adviser, that had answers that we needed. She was so friendly and supportive. She made the whole process possible. Although eventually, we were unable to continue with the sale, Cathe continued to be supportive, and we would heartily recommend her to anyone to moving to France. We’d like to thank her for all her support and know that she will find the perfect people for this special property! Warmly, Jacqui C and Karin Van B.

 

19/02/2023 : I would like to say that I was more than pleased with Cath my agent. Cath was so patient and helpful. I am a nervous person and Cath always put me at ease. I could ring her any time and always came back quick with my emails. Thanks again Cath. Gaynor R.

 

22/01/2023 After many years finally La Bouliniere was sold last summer, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cathe Bower for the continued support and dedication she has generously given me over the years. Together we have shared the highs and lows of many viewings with Cathe being available at the end of the phone or mail, with her professional knowledge to sort many problems from the local farmer, utilities and Notaire etc to ensure everything was correctly in place to enable a final sale. Getting to know Cathe over the years has made a very stressful situation of selling my property in France into a comforting and pleasurable experience of which now I can put closure to. Kind Regards to all involved, Tim W.

 

31/12/2022 Cathe sold our house in Millac. We are very pleased with the service we have received from Cathe. It has been a difficult sale with my mother passing away and my father not wanting to go back to France. Cathe has helped considerably with the situation and the property been left empty. We would have no problem recommending Cathe she is a lovely person. Her ideas on how best to present the house got the sale through. Kind regards, Sarah Les & Terry.

 

31/12/2022 From the word go Cathe has been amazing. She helped us with everything from picking us up after a flight delay left us stranded, to helping get trades people into the house. She has liaised with us, checked we are doing everything correctly and been on hand with recommendations and advice. All of this is invaluable to first time buyers in France. She has been able to give us information on the local areas, and utilities and has just made the buying process a pleasure. I would not hesitate to use Cathe again to buy or sell, thought at the moment we are looking forward to enjoying our new house in France. Regards, Tracey & Mark T.

 

31/12/2022 Hi, I just want to say that the service I received from Cathe Bower, was absolutely wonderful. She has kept me informed all along the way and any twist and upset, Cathe was straight on it. At times I felt so sorry for the lady, but Cathe stuck to it. Her service has been so professional all through and I want to send her a big thank you. Yours sincerely, John C.

 

 

16/12/2022 We were very happy with the service provided by Cathe Bower. She was patient, thorough, friendly, and highly professional throughout the sales process. Notably, she kept us well-informed of the progress of the sale at every step. We would recommend her to other clients without qualification. Best regards, Stephen W & Colleen P.

 

23/11/2022 Cathe and the team from Immoboulevard have been truly outstanding. From the swift sale of our home to the regular contact and updates from Cathe, it meant that we were put at ease throughout the entire end to end process of the sale. THANK YOU so much Cathe for your support and professionalism. Matthew & Gary.

 

23/11/2022 We were recommended to use Cathe Bower by friends of ours who live in France and know how good she is at her job. With the usual amount of cynicism (I used to be an estate agent in the UK, a good one anywhere is hard to find!), we instructed Cathe to sell the holiday home we had owned and loved for 13 years. One of the most communicative, knowledgeable, and friendly agents we have dealt with - Cathe Bower is an absolute professional. The people she was showing the property to all seemed to be motivated buyers and constructive with their feedback. Cathe seems to attract the best buyers! Needless to say, it wasn’t long before the house was sold with an offer at the full asking price. Unsurprisingly, we were thrilled! There was a lot of handholding by Cathe throughout the sale transaction, but it was smooth. She knew the answers to most of our queries (never having sold in France before, there were many!). For other queries, she knew who to go to for the answers and came back to us promptly each time. We achieved the completion in line with everyone’s timeframe and I know the new owner is very happy in his new home! Thank you, Cathe, for making our path a smooth one on what was an emotional adventure for us. Best of luck to you for the future! Kind regards, Gary F.

 

 

 

12/10/2022 Translated from French : I wanted to inform you that everything went well with Mrs Catherine Bower, she always listened to me and always knew how to answer my questions or expectations. This lady is really great and very sociable, I am really satisfied, thank you again to her. Thank you again. Sylvain P.

 

27/08/2022 We first purchased our property in France around 9 years ago and Cathe was our agent at that time. We found her to be extremely helpful and friendly from the viewing stage right through to the purchase and beyond, helping us with reviewing of the contract and the setting up of accounts for water, electricity etc., She was always on hand and happy to answer queries and made the whole process seem easy. We decided to use Cathe again for the sale of our property which completed last week and, once again, she was extremely helpful, advising on offers being made until the one we were happy with came through. She liaised with the buyers and us to ensure we were all happy with the completion date and, once again, the process went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Cathe to other people buying or selling in France. Kind regards Dawn D and Andrew P.

 

23/08/2022 Cathe was the most helpful person during the buying of my house, even when problems occurred, she was there to sort it. I would fully recommend Cathe to anyone who needs to buy or sell. I now have the house I've always wanted.

 

23/08/22 Mrs. Bower guided us very friendly and professionally during the purchase process of the house. The contact by e-mail was excellent and by telephone the contact was fine.

We did a tour of the house in Le Vigeant on a Saturday. Catherine gave us a tour and she was able to answer all our questions we had. She also guided us well and explained the procedures, etc. during the last viewing of the house and the moment of signing at the notary. In short: We are very satisfied with Catherine's service and can heartily recommend her! With kind regards, Arthur, and Hanneke.

 

23/08/2022 Cathy was excellent when we purchased the property originally and hasn't disappointed us in the sale. All good. Cathy is always available for any help needed. Excellent!

 

11/06/22 We would like to give some feedback on the purchase of our house in Chardat. We contacted Cathe Bower to request a viewing, Cathe was professional and friendly from the start. She allowed us a prompt viewing and answered any questions to the best of her knowledge, honestly, anything she didn't know she found out for us. Our purchase was not an easy one, due to the seller, Cathe remained tactful and professional while helping us through the problems. We could not have wished for a better negotiator than Cathe, should we ever decide to sell we will definitely return to Cathe and have already recommended her to friends. Kind Regards, Tony T & Sue M.

 

08/06/22 Good morning, Madame Kubbe, we were very happy and with the way Cathe handled the sale of our property from start to finish. She was helpful with information, we had never sold a house in France and her input was invaluable, she made herself available whenever we needed her plus, she answered her emails promptly and kept us in the picture with everything that was going on. The house was marketed very well which was proved because she sold it for us. She solved a very tricky problem with some paperwork that was being held by the notaire from buying the house in 2007 and made sure that the sale of our house and the purchase of the house we bought all happened at the same time with no hiccups. We were very grateful to her that she arranged the notaire and accompanied us to the signing of the Compromis De Vente and the Completion, we would have been lost without her. She also made sure that the utilities for our buyers were retained so the transition for them went as smoothly as possible. In our opinion we have nothing but good to say about Cathe and would recommend her to anyone else selling a property in this and surrounding areas. If you need to know anything else, please contact us. Regards, Alison and Tony P.

 

08/06/22 Translated from Dutch: We have become the proud owner of a house in Dompierre les Eglises. We are very satisfied with Cathe's guidance. She has been a reliable partner for us during the entire process. During the first viewing it was already concrete, and she lived up to that mutual trust. She supported us in all additional matters. The process guidance went well despite the 'language barrier'. The same with the notary office. The selling party was also very pleasant to deal with. Compliments for your office. With kind regards, André, and Mieke K.

 

06/06/22 Traduise du Français: Hello Mrs Kubbe, I would like to let you know that Mrs Bower has been very helpful as a sales broker. She is kind, always available and pays attention to the right things that need to be arranged with such a large purchase. She has been very supportive. Sincerely, Angelina A.

 

 

 

01/04/22 I am writing to you regarding your agent Cathe Bower who recently successfully guided the sale of my ‘Maisonette secondaire’ in France. Ms Bower has been excellent throughout the whole process. She is personable, confident, knowledgeable about the area and the whole process of selling, professional in approach and she has a lovely sense of humour. She also had some very helpful ideas about how the house should be presented. Ms Bower always kept in touch with me so I always knew when the property was being presented to a client. She is always helpful, and I am happy to recommend her services. Please pass on my thanks to her, I am forever grateful for all her hard work. Regards

Elizabeth K.

 

 

21/03/22 Bonjour Marianne, Having recently purchased a house from your agency via Cathe Bower I’d like to say that I was very satisfied with the service that Cathe provided along the way and especially pleased with the house. Many thanks, Richard P.

 

21/03/22 My name is Lorna H & I recently sold my property through Cathe Bower. I can’t sing her praises enough. She was both professional & personal, experienced & knowledgeable & made the entire process for myself & my buyers as easy & fully understandable throughout. It was an absolute pleasure selling through her & I’d recommend her to anyone selling or buying a property. Regards Lorna H.

 

21/03/22 I would like to leave some feedback for your site with ref to Catherine Bower. I have this week eventually completed a sale of my French property after being on the market for over 5 years. Mme Bower has been my agent from the start, (others have joined and withdrawn in this time) and has stuck with it and succeeded during some challenging times. We have fought against The Covid Pandemic and other family problems during this time and sometimes struggled with the French Governments changes to house sales since Brexit for non-EU residents and to probate regulations, but Cathe took it in her stride, and would not give up until completion. Many thanks Cathe for all your hard work. Regards Andy T.

 

 

10/03/22 We have now completed on the sale of the property advertised by your agency, and I wanted to email you to let you know that Cathe Bower, has been absolutely amazing throughout the Sale/Purchase process. From the moment we sent our enquiry requesting a viewing right through to the day she handed us the keys she has been brilliant! Cathe has made herself available to us for any queries and provided us with a wealth of information which has helped make the whole process straightforward and stress free. This is the 1st time we have purchased a property overseas and we have been based in the UK for the duration of the process but at every stage Cathe has gone out of her way to keep us informed as to what’s happening and to guide us through what we’ve needed to do. Having spoken to other friends who have been through the process themselves and having heard about the problems and difficulties they have encountered we can’t believe how lucky we were to have had Cathe on our side. The level of care and service that she has shown us has been of the highest standard and I would not hesitate in recommending her to friends, family and contacts should they be thinking of buying or selling a property in the regions covered by your agency. Nothing has been too much trouble and she has on many occasions gone above and beyond our expectations. You should be very proud to have Cathe on your team, she is a real credit to your agency. Kind regards, Mr Barry Gardner & Mrs Lisa G.

 

 

02/03/22 I would like to thank Catherine Bower for our house purchase in Bussiere Poitevine she was great from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. we have not quite finished yet but nearly there, she in great member to your team and hope to keep in touch many thanks Mark & Jill W.

 

01/03/22 First and foremost, we would like to pay our greatest of thanks to one of your agents, who today, March 1st,2022, completed the sale of our home, 6 Chez Gouillard, in Bussière Poitevine 87320. We make this email known also to your agent, Mrs Cathe Bower. We had for two years tried to sell our home with another agency and the agent was helpful but then soon grew weary of trying to market our property and show people around the house. We then approached Mrs Cathe Bower, an agent on behalf of your company. Cathe has gone above and beyond her duty to finding us a buyer and this is very true. No other agent would have done what Cathe has done for us, even asking her husband to dig and locate the septic fosse to the property with no fee attached for doing so. This is a very special agent who sells property, and you are blessed to have such a person working for you. We cannot express our thanks enough to Cathe and we are forever in her debt. Cathe, thank you so, so much for all you have done; you didn't need to help us so much, but you did and that is a credit to you and your love of your work. Yours faithfully. Mr Julian E and Mr Paul R.

 

01/03/22 Good evening, we recently sold our property in Saulgé through Cathe Bower. We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the service Cathe provided throughout the process and her professional approach and being very willing to answer any questions and solve any issues that arose. We were amazed that she sold the home in two weeks because of her bringing qualified buyers to view the property. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to others. Kind regards, David, and Cherry S.

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