case studies

*Average per project

12.1%

Saving negotiated*

96%

Projects completed

47

Engaged estate agents*

34

Days — from brief to accepted offer*

Galleon have completed 96% of search mandates in the past 5 years. This is the result of our due diligence, process and local knowledge, as well as extent of the market searches we conduct. We typically engage with 47 local estate agents per project, as well as our off market network, depending on the extent of search area.

Our objective is simply not to miss any opportunities and make the decision process more efficient for our clients. We are experts at negotiating (saving our clients an average 12.1%) and it takes less than 5 weeks, from brief, to have an offer accepted — saving our clients time, money and hassle.

PARIS, FRANCE

A British couple who fell in love with Paris some years ago wanted their 2-bedroom ‘Pied-a-Terre’ in the heart of Le Marais:

  • 41 estate agents briefed
  • 13 flats shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first-choice property
  • 11.1% saving negotiated

PORTUGAL, THE ALGARVE

A football club owner, his wife and his three children were relocating to the south of Portugal to benefit from an NHR tax regime programme:

  • Small search area with 22 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 11 villas shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s second-choice property
  • 9.4% saving negotiated 

MONACO, CÔTE D’AZUR

A client from the Middle East was looking for a luxury apartment within the principality’s Golden Triangle:

  • 23 agencies briefed
  • Off-market network
  • 14 flats shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first choice (an off-market property)
  • 11.6% saving negotiated

LONDON, ST JAMES’S

A Parisian couple with 2 children were looking for an apartment in central London:

  • Large search area including W1, W2, SW1, SW3, SW7 and W8
  • 83 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 17 flats and houses shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first choice
  • 10.1% saving negotiated 

FRANCE, THE ALPS

A Hong Kong-based client was looking to buy a 5-bedroom chalet in the French Alps as part of an investment portfolio. They wanted to source a buy-to-let property under the Para-Hotelier tax scheme (which allows a VAT rebate):

  • 51 agencies briefed
  • 16 chalets shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first-choice property
  • 13.2% saving negotiated

SPAIN, MALLORCA

A couple from the Middle East were looking to purchase a hideaway retreat on the Spanish island of Mallorca. They were part of the Golden Visa scheme:

  • 43 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 21 villas shortlisted 
  • Offer accepted on client’s second-choice property
  • 14.9% saving negotiated

FRANCE, CANNES

A British family living in London were looking for a coastal holiday home in the south of France:

  • Areas considered: Cannes, Mougins and Valbonne
  • 59 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 14 villas shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first-choice property
  • 15.3% saving negotiated

LONDON, ST JOHN’S WOOD

A London-based client originally from Switzerland was looking to buy her first 2-bedroom flat in the capital:

  • Large search area with 72 estate agents briefed
  • 18 flats shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first-choice property
  • 8.1% saving negotiated

PORTUGAL, THE ALGARVE

An English footballer and his family were looking for a holiday home in Portugal, with rental potential to cover the mortgage:

  • Small search area with 21 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 16 villas shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s first choice (an off-market property)
  • 12.6% saving negotiated

SPAIN, MARBELLA

A couple who work in the music industry were looking for a holiday home in Costa del Sol:

  • 56 estate agents briefed
  • Off-market network reviewed
  • 17 villas shortlisted
  • Offer accepted on client’s second-choice property
  • 11.5% saving negotiated