The French Village - Visitor Statistics
Since 2010, The French Village has formed an integral part of 'A Place in the Sun Live', the UK's largest overseas property exhibition.
The French Village has developed a reputation as the leading event for attracting a motivated and highly active audience of UK property buyers. Visitors attend our three events (London, Manchester & Birmingham) from all over the United Kingdom and neighbouring Ireland.
The continuing popularity of the informative daily seminar programmes ensures the attendance of buyers who are actively researching and progressing with their plans for purchasing a property in France.
- 8,501 visitors visitors attended A Place in the Sun Live at London Olympia, March 2018.
- Over 200 visitors attended the Buying a Property in France seminar, hosted by Barbara Heslop (Heslop & Platt Solicitors ) on Saturday 12th of May at London Olympia 2018.
French Village Statistics *
- 94% would attend the French Village again.
- 36% looking to purchase within 6 months.
- 61% looking to purchase within 12 months.
Next Visit to France †
- 26% to visit France in the month after the show.
- 44% to visit France within 3 months of the show.
- 58% to visit France within 6 months of the show.
- 87% to visit France within 12 months of the show.
Purchase Objectives †
- 43% are looking to buy a property as a permanent residence.
- 38% are looking to buy a property as a retirement home.
- 25% are looking to buy a property as a 2nd/holiday home.
- 17% are looking to buy a property for revenue generating / business interests.
- 11% are looking to buy a property as an investment.
* Figures taken from a survey completed by visitors to The French Village at A Place in the Sun Live, Birmingham 3rd-5th October 2014.
† Results taken from multiple answer questions where more than one option can be supplied and so cumulative totals may exceed 100%.Exhibitor Information Private Adverts Sponsorships
We have had a great show again, over 400 clients gave us their details. Lots of serious buyers & we made appointments for viewings in the next couple of weeks. All area were popular.
For our first show it was excellent for our agency. Lot of contacts on the three days and more visitors on our website since the show at London.
Une bonne surprise, ce premier salon de l'immobilier à l'étranger fût une réussite. Un grand nombre de visiteurs tout au long du week end. Le French Village à su dégager suffisament de visibilité et mettre en avant les exposants. Petit bémol, un certains nombres de clients acquéreurs sous-estiment les prix du marché de l'immobilier en Languedoc et il est parfois difficile de pouvoir répondre à leur recherches.
We found that the visitors to the show were seriously interested on what was on offer which was very refreshing.
Many thanks for your warm and friendy welcome at the recent “A Place in the Sun” exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham. I thought the French Village was extremely well presented. The customers’ adverts were professionally produced, located by regions, and priced within those regions. The result of this careful planning made it easy for potential customers to identify the areas they were interested in as well as easily finding properties that fitted their budget.
Your team on the stand was nicely balanced and made for a great ambiance and the lovely French accents gave me the impression that I was already in France!
The other highlight of the show for me was the very infomative seminars covering everything anyone would need to know about France. There was information available starting from identifying where to look for one’s French dream property to how to get through the “unknown” buying process, which could otherwise be a bit daunting to the average Englishman.
I have every confidence that we will find a buyer for our house through your company and your web-site. Thanks once again,
I did indeed attend your NEC event last September and found it extremely helpful in clarifying my perception about how the international property market functions these days. A visit to the Olympia and Birmingham international property exhibitions in September 2013 were very helpful. Many of the major players in the international market were represented, all trying to put on a good show.
After visiting both exhibitions, The French Village event organsied by French property.com in my judgement came out the winner. Their staff, besides being knowledgeable and experienced, were also the most helpful yet they avoided being pushy. Their stalls were extremely well set out, the available properties well displayed, and the firms offering ancillary services that a seller or buyer might need were all within easy reach.
We are pleased to say that the property has now been sold, the 7 day cooling off period after the Compromis having just expired. We were very happy with your assistance and have in fact already recommended you to friends who are proposing to market their property in the Spring. Thank you for your help throughout. We were amazed at the interest and the number of emails as we had only heard negative comments regarding the chance of selling in the current climate."
I would like to thank all of the team at French Property for the service provided in helping to sell my french cottage. I have had a great number of sale enquiries generated by the advertisment and have successfully found a buyer. Once again many thanks,
We thought it a really positive show. The number of enquiries was very encouraging, with a real indication that Brits are buying in France again.
Over half of the of visitors we met were unaware of the benefits of using a currency service over a bank, so it was a great opportunity to inform them about the better rates and less expensive, more personal service we are able to offer.
We had an enjoyable and really successful show this year. We spoke to several hundred visitors, much more than in previous years, with most looking to buy within the next 12 months. It was clear that France is just as popular as ever.
That popularity is also reflected in the number of sales that have recently taken place in our agency, with no less than 11 properties sold in the week before the exhibition.
We have not seen this level of visitors passing through our stand for several years. We quickly ran through our stock of brochures over the course of the show and we found that many of the visitors had well defined plans for their acquisition in France. We are currently busy dealing with all the enquiries registered on the stand and we have several visits planned.
C'était un plaisir tout autant pour nous de faire votre connaissance et de pouvoir profiter pleinement de votre disponibilité, votre assistance et vos suggestions qui nous étaient très utiles (et parfois indispensables!), en vue du fait que c'était notre baptême à Earl's Court. Grâce à vos efforts et de vos attentions avant et pendant cet évènement nous en gardons un excellent impression et nous éspèrons pouvoir profiter pleinement de tous nos nouveaux contacts. Donc avec nos remerciements à toute votre équipe, j'éspère que nous aurons le plaisir de travailler ensemble à nouveau.
Thank you so much for a well organised and professional event. Many new clients generated.
Ce fut un plaisir de te rencontrer et de travailler avec votre équipe trés pro et éfficace. … moins de contacts que les autres années sur ce même salon , mais un intérêt me semble t-il plus sérieux .
The last The Place In the Sun exhibition at the beginning of October at the NEC was, once again, a great success. The atmosphere in the French Village was very convivial and we thank French Property.com and their fantastic team for their highly professional organisation of the event. The structure and content of the seminars was very good and informative. People came to speak with the Furley Page team about many legal issues related to buying and living in France, Wills and how to structure the ownership of a property with two or more buyers. The French Village is a fantastic one stop shop for all the key information required for anyone considering investing in and/or moving to France and we recommend anyone who wants to invest in France to book in their diary to attend the next exhibition at the end of March 2012 at Earls Court.
I’ve just got one complaint about the French Village at the NEC this autumn – it was so busy, I never got time to visit the exhibition in an adjoining hall which I had personally wanted to go to. Seriously, the visitors loved it, the exhibitors all feel very much part of a French village “team” and the atmosphere is businesslike but convivial. See you next year!
Well organised. Hopefully will generate a good return in the next 6 months.
The feedback and professional handling of French-Property.com is in my opinion without parallel. In terms of 'user friendly' handling; back up information for people who don't know France, for instant feed back and in general for a streamlined easy to use service it is of the highest quality. The world of French websites is naive in the extreme compared to your product. The mixture of ease of use and sophisticated presentation is of the highest quality.
Just to say that the service I received was excellent and very friendly.
IFP (French-Property.com) staff have been exceptional in organising & encouraging; would not hesitate to exhibit under their guidance again.
Good show with lots of clients that didn't already know us, some viewings booked. Very happy!
We have been very impressed with your service and with the speed and efficiency with which our advert was dealt with. We would be interested in any further exhibitions where we could advertise via you in the future. We have mentioned your services to other house sellers here in France.
The show was very well organised and we had a good flow of excellent enquiries. The best property show of the year by far!
The March Earls Court show was a welcome breath of fresh air following a tough period in the French property market, we received a good number of quality enquiries.
A brilliantly run show, which generated much interest in our service. We look very much forward to attending future shows.
Generally a well organised show with lots of interesting information for the British buyers abroad. The French section was well attended by buyers with some good quality leads generated.
I am delighted to have sold my property through French-Property.com. My house had been for sale with 6 French estate agents for 9 months, I then advertised at A Place in the Sun Live at Earls Court, 2010 and it sold within 6 weeks. I was amazed with the response and the friendly, informative service I received from all the staff. Many thanks French-Property.com!