Renovation project - How many dogs can you take to France?
My melancholy has passed and it's time to get on with things, we
are full again and it's busy with trying to sort out the estate
I had always wanted to be an estate agent, just think of it,
spending your day chatting with people, looking around houses,
helping someone to buy their dream, so simple, so easy......
No it's not! Enjoyable yes, but just spending your day wandering
around houses no!
An example is today I have somebody that has asked about bringing
dogs from the UK, simple question. But then you have to remember we
are in France, and the French do love their bureaucracy, we are just
finding out how many rules there are about bringing pets in to the
country, especially if you have a large number.
My French is improving but still not at full conversations with
the Mairie over the phone level, so my colleague does a quick call to
get some basic information, then I find out that I didn't have all
the info to get the full answer, no problem, I will arrange to see
the Mairie with my French teacher helping out with the translation,
the Mairie only meets people in the morning and she is not available,
no problem again, we have a French friend who is animal mad, she will
be happy to help, I'm sure. She is but, she works in the mornings,
right where next?
My friend that helped with our registration, but she goes on
holiday on Monday, but she does give me someone else to contact, I
call this person and she is working as well, but another name is
thrown into the hat, I have now got used to ringing complete
strangers to ask for favours so one more won't hurt.
Another worker, so that's another no go! My final chance is a new
neighbour, so I call down and she is unable but her daughter who is
at university is free!! YAY!!!!!! we have someone, she is happy to
This has been amazing, I have spoken to so many people I have
never met and all are happy to help, this is really one of the
friendliest places on earth!
Still not sure whether this is within the remit of being an estate
agent, but if we were looking, we would hope our agent would pull out
all the stops for us as well.