In 2003 Miranda settled in Paris, France, engaged to a wonderful man she met on the night train from Berlin to Paris - ready for adventure and a new beginning. Miranda embarked on a search to find a great apartment to buy in the city, what ended up as a long and tiring search. She was immediately struck at the lack of trustworthy information on the market, where stale listings, minimal details and poor - or no - photos was the norm.
There were 3 newspapers and 4 important online resources to search in order to see all the property ads - and many agencies simply put a photo in their retail windows and waited for the right buyer to walk by. That meant contacting every listing agent individually to see the property they had for sale; if it wasn’t a fit, on to the next agent and the next listing.
What's more, with no multiple listing service, no network and no cooperation between agents, the listing agents expected to double-end their listings and represent both the seller and the buyer. That translated quite clearly into a lack of meaningful services for either client, and only the agent was the winner. She spoke French, had her law background and lived in Paris, but the journey was still awful; and she heard of the even worse experiences of international buyers trying to navigate the market from afar…
and so Paris Property Group was born.