Beaux Villages' Team
You’ll hear us talk about being a ‘people business’. ‘Family’ get a regular mention.
Words are easy and talk is cheap. We really do work as a team.
The whole team at BVI undergoes regular training above and beyond the minimum standards now prescribed by French law. Compulsory elements include applicable law and ethics, and we have added extra modules that we feel are of particular benefit to our clients.
Have a look at our testimonials.
Lynn Longley, managing director and founder of Beaux Villages Immobilier grew up and was educated across several European countries including France, Holland and Spain. She is a multi-lingual business and language graduate and has raised her son and daughter and several donkeys here in France. She holds the necessary French qualification of Carte Professionelle for our business.
Rob Longley, CEO of BVI, has a background in property, retail sales, and latterly HR and training. He’s been resident in France for 15 years.‘This is a people business first and foremost. Property is the product, however relationships, trust and mutual respect are the key elements to matching buyer and seller. We’ll treat you the way we want to be treated’.
Personal passions include architecture, local history and photography.
Julie Savill is Group Marketing Director for BVI and its sister companies in Spain and the UK.Following a career editing property magazines for the BBC, she arrived in France for a holiday in the early 2000’s, and bought a house on a whim…..
‘I am an ex-journalist with a passion for property. Fancy a chat about architecture, furnishings, colour, white goods? I'm your girl. I LOVE moving house and would happily pack up and move on every couple of years. Estate agency is about the worst career choice for me…’
Julie’s serious head brings the clients of BVI a rare blend of technical internet expertise, creative writing and aesthetic prowess. If it works and it’s beautiful, Julie made it.
Tim Williams is Group Finance Director for BVI and its sister companies in Spain and the UK. Tim’s background as a marketing consultant for blue-chip companies in the UK, as a business owner in France, and as a published author on the heady science of business process improvement. Tim arrived in France on holiday and bought a house on a spreadsheet.
‘I’m as happy guiding a client around European mortgage options as I am analysing market trends and writing about currency exchange rates’, he says..
Tim’s responsibilities include paying everyone on time everytime, and analysing the results we derive from the complex world of Google.
Caroline Oliver joined BVI in late 2011 and helped found our third office, on the banks of the Dordogne river. Since that time her intuitive people skills and unrivalled local knowledge have lead to many a testimonial from delighted buyer and seller alike.
See if you can manage not to be captivated by her twinkly-eyed smile.
Corinne Pernes was ‘the’ local Immobilier for more years than she likes to admit, before joining the BVI family. She’s since embraced the vagaries of our multi-cultural team and the dynamic of working as a team.
Corinne specialises in writing sale contracts for us, helping to ensure a smooth transition from agreed deal to the notaire and beyond.
David Crews has been a fixture on the local estate agency scene for some 15 years, joining us in 2009.
As our business has grown he has assumed the role of heading up our team of sales managers and senior negotiators. He’s a skilled diplomat and has agreed deals where many others have failed before him.
Fabienne Coves joined BVI in 2012 from a French competitor where she had run an agency for 10 years. Prior to that she was a bailiff!Nowadays she is responsible for all things legal-compliance within our business.All the stuff that provides a secure framework within which to transact property.
Jacqui Reddin-Williams ‘retired’ from a life on stage and screen to slow down in France and pursue a second passion showing and breeding dogs.‘Since joining BVI I’ve never worked so hard in my LIFE!’, she declares.‘But I absolutely LOVE finding the perfect home for a new arrival, and equally helping a seller move on with their life’.And she’s very good at it. Consistently a top performer amongst our team, nationwide.
After a career in the sky as cabin-crew for a world famous airline, Jenny settled in Monsegur to raise her family, where she joined BVI at its inception in 2008 and is now Contracts Manager for the whole of BVI.
Judith Whitlow BEd (Hons) heads up HR and training for BVI.
This teaching background offers just what we need in promoting the BVI ethos of soft-sales and customer service.
Judith has one chicken and a spaniel. And Kevin.
Karen Fritchley coordinates the sales dossiers for a large part of our northern area, as well as being a consummate office manager and sales support to the local team. There is a lot of work to do from agreed deal to key handover. She is the stuff of business legend.But don’t tell her we said so. She’s modest and would hate this...
Karen Mathers joined BVI from a smaller local competitor and has settled into the family dynamic.It is likely to be her or one of her team calling to arrange a viewing for you, or responding to you on LiveChat. She’ll make sure your request to list a property for sale is handled quickly and efficiently…
Laura Croxford holds the BTS Professions Immobilières, a recognised industry standard and runs the BVI office in the foothills of this amazing town.She has been matching property buyer and seller for some 8 years now and is well known, liked and respected across swathes of the Tarn and neighbouring Aveyron.
Marion Beschet qualified in cinematography.and worked in the French film industry for a number of years.Passionate about all things marketing, you’ll see her out and about videoing local events and writing blogs.In-office she supports our consultants with written translations and hints and tips to improve photography.
Samantha Perruchaud is Customer Services Manager for BVI, based on the borders of Charente and Dordogne in the Verteillac centre. Sam, resident in France from a very early age, was educated here and, like many of our team, married into the local community.
Nothing is too much bother for Sam.
Sarah Dyer-Bernet runs the office and liaises with all parties - buyer, seller, notaire - from agreed deal through signings, key handover, and beyond. She lives close to the office and is active in the local community. Seventeen years of success, and counting.
Soraya Randal is Training Manager for the north of our patch and ensures that what we set out in our dusty old mission statements and policies comes to pass when you experience one of the team in the flesh.If patience is a virtue…
Stephanie Latreille has worked in our industry for over 20 years in and around the upper Dordogne valley and Sarlat. The consummate professional, Steph will go the extra kilometre to find you your dream home.
Tracy Faulkner receives every enquiry from a potential property purchaser and, with our call team, ensures personal attention from a named consultant from start to finish.
Vivien Kay is office manager to a lively team in ‘the town of books’.After a local career in French service industries she is ideally placed to support the growth of BVI in this popular and beautiful area of the Vienne.