Are mandates or listing contracts mandatory to market property in France?

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When we ask French real estate agents they tell us no French real estate agent should be marketing a property without a legal listing contract. This property listing contract is called a ‘mandat de vente’ in French.

We understand Real estate agents in France are supposed to have a written ‘mandate de vente’ giving the agent the right to market the property on behalf of the owner.

The ‘mandate de vente’ shows details of the contract between the owner and the agent including the amount of commissions to be paid and how long the ‘mandat de vente’ or listing is valid for.

Important note: before you sign a ‘mandat de vente’ we recommend you make sure you fully understand the type of agreement you as signing and your obligations, if you are not sure see legal advise.

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