On average, how many properties do you need to visit before you are sure of your choice ?
12 December 2023
It's difficult to give a precise answer to this question, as the number of properties you need to visit before making a decision depends on a number of factors. First of all, it depends on the quality of the property market in different areas of Nice and on your search criteria. If the market is very competitive, you may have a range of properties to choose from to find the one that matches your criteria.
Regarding your search criteria : if they are very strict and you are prepared to wait to find the perfect property, you may have to visit more properties than someone who is more flexible in their search criteria. Going through an agency can help you save time when buying a flat by communicating your specifications to a professional. They will then make an initial selection for you, based on your criteria. What's more, not all properties are visible to private individuals or on classified ads, so some sellers prefer to go through agencies only.
Be aware that the property market can also be very dynamic, with high demand, so the buyer will have little room for negotiation and, above all, a short cooling-off period if he doesn't want the property to slip through his fingers.
It is possible to find the perfect property on the first visit, just as it is possible to visit many properties without finding the one that suits you.
To sum up, there is no single answer to this question, but on average, it is common to visit 3 to 6 properties before making a final decision to buy.