Helping to find you a place in the sun since 2002

Totally Riviera has become one of the Cote d'Azur's most recommended and respected property location companies for three reasons - service, great properties and an easygoing professional buying process. Our job is to represent the buyer in a market that is saturated with French Agents all representing the seller.

Our sole purpose is to introduce clients to properties through our large network of trusted agencies on the Riviera and then manage the buying process to the advantage of our clients. We have the contacts to administer the smallest detail for you during and after the buying process.

Our speciality is as property finders - you give us your requirements and we will search the region and find a property that matches your desires. If you see a property you like somewhere else let us know and we will speak to our French counterparts and organise a visit.

Our clients are our best salespeople and rave about our attention to detail, our after sales service and our non-aggressive sales policy. Many of these clients would be delighted to pass on references about their experiences with totallyRiviera.

Why we are different

Totally Riviera was conceived in 2002 by two former UK based journalists, who had both purchased property in France and where appalled at the level of service they received from the local agents.

This prompted a serious bout of research into the market and the way local agents did their business and it soon became apparent that the foreign buyer really didn't have any one on their side, representing them during the sometimes confusing buying process.

It was a bit of a closed shop especially if your language skills where not perfect and you had little understanding of the legal responsibilities of the vendor and the agents.

Spotting a Niche in the market for a property location and finding service that represented the buyer, Totally Riviera was launched, at first just dealing with the downtown area of Nice.

The success of this concept, of representing the buyer and looking after the whole detailed process for them, led to further expansion into Cannes and Villefranche and along the way we made friends with many of our buyers who have gone onto to sell our company, our non-aggressive selling philosophy and our legendary after sales care and service, to other friends and relatives. In fact 30 percent of all our new business is through referrals, an amazing statistic in the property business.

We are very proud of our company and the way we work with clients. Part of this success is due to the Managing Directors decision very early on in the development of the company, not to hire real estate professionals. They are just too aggressive and pushy. The company has among its sales staff, former journalists, a bio-chemist, a yacht-broker, an events organiser for a large London merchant bank, an IT executive and a couple of part time mums.

Why the Riviera

The Riviera is one of France and Europe's fastest growing real estate markets - so sometimes you'll have to work quickly to purchase the property of your choice. You'll be glad to know then, that we have built a professional support team around us who will answer and solve any of your questions quickly - from building and architectural services to getting the best mortgage and currency exchange for your needs. And unlike many of our competitors, we charge absolutely nothing for our service, local knowledge and expertise.

On our website we have hundreds of properties for sale at any one time and this is a good place to start forming your ideas about what you want and the budget that would suit you. We also have sole access to many privately owned properties as more and more local vendors are keen to sell their properties through us exclusively.

After you have purchased your new apartment, you may wish to renovate and rent your property. totallyRiviera can advise on all aspects of security, decoration, rental and maintenance. Simply contact us to see how much you can get for your budget, or if you have any queries on foreign mortgages, Riviera life or getting your place in the sunny South of France.