GESBERT IMMOBILIER: HEAD FOR THE VAR
The family firm created in Flayosc in 2013 by Rachel, the mother, and her son Kevin, joined by his wife Marion in 2019, has the wind in its sails, borne along by the success of the département of Le Var. As proven by the very recent opening of a second agency in Sainte-Maxime.
Backed by a team of four, the trio covers the inland areas around Flayosc and Lorgues, and on the seafront throughout the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. A 35-
minute drive separates the two epicenters of activity that has not slowed down since the lockdowns. While Flayosc and Lorgues top the bill, surrounding villages, even very close by, propose lower prices for equivalent amenities.
Whence the need for in-depth knowledge of the market. Kevin Gesbert works with all kinds of properties, from studios to a château worth 15 million euros, though the heart of the range usually targetted seems to lie between 600,000 and 1.5 millions euros. Among the agency’s most recent sales, he mentions a house of 250 m² in Lorgues, in good condition, with 4 bedrooms and an independent studio, in 7,000 m² of grounds, acquired by clients from the Savoy region wanting to benefit from sunshine in Le Var when they reach retirement.
English buyers looking for a holiday home have also made an offer on a property built in the years 2000, with 3 bedrooms, a pool and pool-house, in grounds of 2,500 m², in a rural setting near Flayosc, priced at 650,000 €. Lastly, Parisian clients wanting to entertain their children and grand-children acquired a 4-bedroomed villa in Sainte-Maxime for 1.8 million euros, in need of renovation costing from 300,000 to 400,000 euros, facing the Mediterranean and parasol pines.
The clientele is shared out equally between main and second residences, and also between French and foreign buyers. This family-run agency has made it a point of honour to to assist its clients in building their long-term assets. “We maintain our relationships well beyond transactions, and give priority to quality rather than quantity,” says Kevin Gesbert before returning to the enthusiasm for Le Var, the second most densely wooded region in France, between sea and mountains, 1 hour from Nice and Aix-en-Provence. An enchanting area enjoying a micro-climate all year round. Its high popularity is far from surprising. Following a rise post-Covid, property prices have stabilized.