What clients say

We aspire to be the best estate agent in the area and promise to give you an excellent service throughout your sale or purchase, whether you are a vendor or a buyer. Here is what our clients had to say about their experience…

Testimonial from Christopher & Patricia

In the meantime we are also very grateful for all of your help and remain very impressed by the professionalism of you and your agency. Hopefully we will be able to give you a cheery wave sometime before the end of the year when we are next in Ruffec - as residents!

Best wishes,

Christopher & Patricia Haine



Testimonial from Paul

Dear TIC immobilier

my apologies for writing to you in English

I saw a property on rightmove you have on your books, and decided to have a look at your website

I find looking for property in France is different from the uk, and quite frustrating. Particularly annoying is the lack of information you can find out about a property.

I have looked at other immobilier websites with the same frustration.

I went on your website and WOW fantastic well done you !

Floor plans - tick
Lots of pictures - tick
plan Cadastre - absolutely fabulous

And then we get to the video :)

You obviously started doing that before the sad times we currently find ourselves in, way ahead of the game

I hope every success for you

Kind regards



Testimonial - Laura Sparrow

Thank you so much...
I would just like to say, how great the information is you provide...
So many agents just provide terrible photos...
The videos are a great help, as are the floor plans..
Will be in touch, as soon as we are able to travel.
Kind regards



Testimonial - Robin & Hilary Levett

We really appreciated your kind help over the years and were also equally happy with Mandy Davison of (Tournesol Property Care) who was able to do what we needed very proficiently. The financial outcome was of course not quite what I'd hoped for but there you go!
All the very best once more to you and your team.
Hope you're not troubled by that nasty virus.


Testimonial - Brad Quarless

I just wanted to thank your agents for being the best agents I have met in the region after using the services of many estate agents in Vienne has to be said that your staffs politeness accuracy and awareness of the properties that we viewed with your company was excellent even though we didn’t find the right property to purchase through your company I thought it was really important to let you know your services are excellent.

Testimonial - Alan and Heather Turvey


We are pleased to inform you that after a very long search we have finally found a property in France.

Just before Christmas we put in an offer on a farmhouse property in the Charente.

Our offer has been accepted and we are hoping to complete the purchase and receive keys to the property by mid March.

We would like to thank you for the support, assistance and courtesy that you have shown to us throughout our time searching for our retirement home in France.

We wish you and your company a very happy and a very prosperous 2020.

With kindest regards and many thanks,

Alan and Heather Turvey


January 2020

Testimonial From Beverley and Paul Thwaites 23/01/2020

Good morning Sarah,

Once again,thank you for all that you have done for us. For your efficiency and for making the whole transaction run very smoothly.

Please pass on our thanks to Fiona and Christophe too. We would not hesitate in recommending TIC 

Testimonial From Claudine Martyn and Kevin Bower (Texas, USA) 08/01/2020

Lorna, we really had a great day with you when you took us to see properties and felt you
went above and beyond to find things you thought would fit. In addition you were
very knowledgeable about the areas we saw and gave lots of information that was
very helpful. We were very impressed with your professionalism and will happily
recommend you to people we meet and anyone looking for property in your area.
In addition, your friendliness and courtesy were very much appreciated and we
would like to be able to repay your kindness and invite you and your family to
dinner when we are moved in to our place.

Testimonial By Barbara and Ted Greves 11/10/2019

We have just received the proceeds of the sale of our house in Nanteuil in out UK bank account. We would like to thank all at TIC Ruffec for an excellent and quick and a very helpful service.

Barbara and Ted Greves

Testimonial By Justin Humphrey

From initial contact to beyond completion every member of TIC are absolutely fantastic. Andrew was very positive, amiable, attentive and helpful right from first meeting him, remaining so even now after Completion. Fiona has also been most pleasant, attentive, efficient and helpful, keeping me constantly informed of all progress. Christophe has maintained a careful eye on the ball whenever the others have been unavailable. I always knew that someone in the office was aware of exactly what was going on with the purchase. All of them have responded to emails very quickly, helpfully and efficiently. I genuinely recommend TIC for a property purchase, especially to the English who, may speak French well enough, but need to understand technicalities properly. TIC actually make you feel special and their only client.


Testimonial by Alister and Andrea

Christophe & team,

We would like to thank you all for making the sale of our house run smoothly; for your professionalism, support and advice throughout.

Particular thanks go to Christophe, Nathalie and Fiona for going above and beyond, and for putting up with our endless questions.

Wishing you all the very best for the future,

Alister and Andrea

Testimonial by Jillian

Thank you so much for connecting us with the property and such a great location. By April or May, we hope to have all our Worldly goods reunited in our new home. The precedent for the sale is a sad story. But the future is bright: it will be cherished and a real home not an empty shell.

Thanks for all your concerted efforts which was successful after only three previous properties viewings through you. I'd say you got it spot on pretty quickly. So that's down to you and your skill or expertise. We wish you all the best in the future.

Testimonial by Lianne

You're welcome! Thank you and the team at TIC so much for being so helpful and efficient. I am delighted with the house at Les Robins and wouldn't have completed as quickly without your help and assistance.

Also, I have been very happy with Sarah's recommendations for currency transfers, key holder / gardener and builders. As a result, the building work has started this week!

I will definitely recommend TIC Immobilier to anyone who is looking for a house in the area.

Thanks again for all your help from a very happy customer.

Testimonial by Dave and Chris Vining

I just wanted to say thank you for for assistance and the time spent taking us around and your good advice, all if which was much appreciated.

Thanks again, and sorry we didn't find our home with you.

Testimonial by Nigel

For the wine you left me and for all your help you've given me over these few months. It's amazing to know I have this lovely house in France and I really couldn't thank you enough.

Kindest of regards

Testimonial by Lianne & Georgia

I can't wait to get the work started now but it's going to be a long-term project and I can only visit in the school holidays. I will pop in to the agency to thank you personally next year (over for a week from 17th Feb).

Thank you again - it has been a pleasure liaising with everyone at TIC. So excited!!

Testimonial by Sue & Sonia

Just a note to say a big thank you to you and the team for all the help you have given us during and after the purchase of our new home, which has been very much appreciated.

Thanks for sending the Attestation across with Cedric who is being very helpful and has already fixed the tap to connect our washing machine and mended a leaking shower.! We very much appreciated the Pineau and a big thanks for that. We will think of you all when we open the bottles.

Have a super weekend and no doubt speak soon.

Testimonial by Roger

Thanks Andy, this is probably the best opportunity for me to thank you, and everyone at Tic, for all your help during the process of achieving this sale. I'm sure it's typical of what you have to deal with in most sales like this one, but it is much appreciated nevertheless.

Many thanks once again

Testimonial by Graham and Alison Evans

Thank you for helping us to sell our house.

We had given the same brief to 3 agencies and TIC were clearly the best. You were professional and a pleasure to work with.

Testimonial by Martin

We want to convey a HUGE thank you to you for everything you’ve helped us through during this house purchase, and more besides. You’ve continuously gone ‘above and beyond,’ right from our initial enquiry. You’re a credit to TIC; TIC is a credit to the industry.

We can’t thank you enough. : )

Testimonial by Jim and Fiona Quinn

We were lucky to find a buyer so quickly for 31 Route du Pont, 16700 Barro, but clearly this was due to the presentation by TIC Ruffec that was quickly good enough to attract a buyer.

The TIC team were also most helpful during all of the negotiations and discussions with the Notaire and the need to settle electricity and water bills, plus the work on the fosse septique to bring it up to the latest French requirements.

We had very good service from TIC Ruffec, and formed a good relationship with Christophe there.

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