... but how do you go about?
... But what is the right price?
.... But who guides you through all legal formalities?
... But you don't have time to search?
… But how if you don't speak French?
... But where's the best spot?
... But how to manage a long-distance renovation ?
... But how to rent it out?
Are you searching for your own apartment in Paris, as a "pied-à-terre", or as an investment? But you cant get what you want with the real estate agents? Try an independent househunter! ParisScarabee Househunters ensures that you become the satisfied owner of the apartment in Paris that meets your personal needs and fits your budget. We also assist you if you want to renovate your apartment. And also, if someday, you want to be able to rent it out or sell it again. Choose here if you want to know more about one of our following services:
By engaging ParisScarabee Househunters as your independent partner, you get better value for money. You reach your goal faster and with less effort. You can be sure you comply with all legal requirements and own an apartment in Paris that will sell well in the future. And ... through our personal commitment and involvement, we turn your house hunt into an exciting and positive experience. Do you want to know how we do that?
Annemiek Wortel and Frank van Zelst founded ParisScarabee Househunters in 2006. With a small, experienced and professional team we are at your service day and night. Real estate fans with a preference for Paris: we will not let go until we have succeeded and got you that one rare pearl. ParisScarabee Househunters: search, find, deliver. May we also help you to realize your dream apartment in Paris? PS: don't hesitate to contact us right now if you have questions about your real estate in Paris in times of Corona.
What our customers say
WHat our customers say
“They think of everything”
Engaging Frank and Annemiek was the best decision we made. They know the Parisian market and what it takes for a successful purchase. The viewings are an experience in itself. Frank and Annemiek complement each other. Throughout the process, they keep asking, looking and directing to make sure you really find your dream apartment. Without ParisScarabee, we wouldn't have known if we were buying a leftover apartment that nobody else wanted, or if there would be any surprises later on. The owner of the apartment, the real estate agent and the notary all like to work with Frank and Annemiek because they are knowledgeable, friendly and fast. Communication is very good and Frank and Annemiek think of all the things that you wouldn’t think about yourself.
The apartment we found in the sixth arrondissemen exceeds our expectations. The expert support of F&A was also beyond expectations. Not only their knowledge of Paris and their savoir-faire in this challenging market is impressive, also their very personal attention and network was of great importance and a big surprise. They continue to pay attention to every essential step to take in the new environment: insurance, water, energy, WIFI, painting and the owner’s association. It emerged all this work is also part of their package. It is a privilege and a great pleasure to cooperate with Annemiek and Frank.
“Brilliantly done renovation - (under the most difficult circumstances)”
When I left the apartment in Anne and Frank’s hands on March 15, 2020, I had no idea that a global pandemic would drive the major renovation of my apartment through many unforeseen twists and turns. But 15 months later, despite lockdowns, travel restrictions, materials that suddenly became unavailable, suppliers who weren’t working, etc., the result was absolutely superb. We couldn’t be happier.
“A great support”
"Between our first idea of an apartment in Paris and the actual purchase, 6 intensive months went by. In that time Annemiek and Frank showed us the way in many areas, took our chestnuts out of the fire and explained to us how the real French way of doing business."
"We enjoy our great spot in Paris very much!"
"We hired Frank and Annemiek to find us a pied-à-terre in Paris. We succeeded perfectly. We are happy with the apartment and have had a lot of support, during the search, during the legal process and during the subsequent renovation of our flat. Experience and commitment, but also tenacity, are evident from everything Annemiek and Frank do".
"Great people you can rely on"
"Report on 6 months of collaboration with Paris Scarabee Frank and Annemiek: In 2016 my husband and I bought a nice, slightly dated apartment in Paris. That had to be rebuilt and the French interior architects I came in contact with were not entirely up to the challenge. But Frank and Annemiek were!"
"Fast and knowledgeable"
"It worked out. The sale of our flat has come about. We want to thank you very much for your help. If we had had to do it all by ourselves, it would have been quite a tour".
"Not a bargain, but worth every penny
"Without Annemiek and Frank from Parisscarabee, it would not have been possible (and so quickly) to find an apartment in Paris and renovate it. They know Paris like the back of their hand and are therefore very good at advising in which neighborhood (s) to look for the best. We have arrived in a perfect place."
"Successful within four months!"
"With the intensive, efficient and personal help of Annemiek and Frank, we have succeeded in finding a wonderful apartment in Paris within four months. Through our conversations with them, our wishes quickly became more concrete and realistic."
"Frank and Annemiek helped me greatly, both with the purchase of two apartments and with the sale of one apartment. Their in-depth knowledge of the French language, but above all their excellent connections with sympathetic real estate agents, and an outstanding notary were decisive in finding my dream home!"
"Dreams of Paris"
"We knew exactly what we wanted. We had a vision, a dream, a mission! Frank and Annemiek helped us to realize it. When we first met for coffee in a local bar in the 10th arrondissement, we knew immediately that they understood what we were looking for. They shared our passion for Paris and had a keen understanding of the real estate market and its laws and regulations. They had the ability to picture what we were dreaming of, and so the search began."
"Better place for our money!"
"We engaged Frank and Annemiek to find a studio in Paris for our daughter (20). She studies there and wants to build up a life in Paris. We wanted something with a separate bedroom, in a safe area, and a flat tranquil enough to allow for study".
"Thanks to Annemiek and Frank, our great wish has been fulfilled. They have shaped our search for an apartment in Paris in a bold and sympathetic way. Not in the least thanks to their excellent connections with both brokers and contractors. Frank and Annemiek speak better French than many Parisians do. Highly recommended by us, Family de Kat."
"Frank and Annemiek assisted us enthusiastically in our search for an apartment in Paris. They are very well informed about all ins and outs related to the purchase and renovation of a Parisian apartment. We wholeheartedly recommend them."
“A to Z”
"Frank and Annemiek work fast and efficiently. They left us room for our own ideas. They found us a unique apartment that needed a complete renovation. Without their help we would have never dared to take up such a challenge. Everything worked out fine and the result is simply beautiful."
"If you plan to acquire real estate in Paris, it would be smart to work with Annemiek and Frank. We have done so and we are extremely satisfied. Annemiek and Frank have excellent knowledge of the French language and of French legal matters. They are practical, they work fast, and they provide answers to all your questions."
"We wanted an apartment in a defined area, that we could use for ourselves as well as for investment purposes. It was key to us that our wishes be heard, and at the same time we wanted help in refining our choices. Everything around the purchase was taken care of, included in the price, and with continuous communication. Annemiek and Frank work perfectly as a team."
Please contact us for more information. We are available by phone 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can also send us an e-mail or WhatsApp message.
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