When Local and International Come Together

When Local and International Come Together


As the exclusive representative of Christie's International Real Estate for French-speaking Switzerland and Gstaad since 2005, SPG One – Christie's International Real Estate has announced its recent collaboration with Besson Immobilier in Verbier.


This innovative partnership has been designed to bring high added value to sellers, while meeting the new expectations of both local and international buyers. The fusion of their values and aspirations reflect the professional excellence of their respective skills. Founded in 2004, Besson Immobilier has firmly established itself over the years as a benchmark for high-end sales and rentals. This collaboration allows SPG One – Christie's International Real Estate to benefit fromconsiderable local expertise.


With SPG One – Christie's International Real Estate and Besson Immobilier, discerning clients gain access to experts specializing in the luxury real estate market, ready to offer an exceptional selectionof chalets and apartments in Verbier. Our strategic partnership guarantees an unparalleled real estate experience, reflecting the prestige of this unique destination in the heart of the Swiss Alps.


How is the real estate market in Verbier faring?

Over the past three years, one has seen a significant increase in the sale prices of second homes in the resort's tourist zone, mainly due to sustained demand combined with a decrease in supply. 


This scarcity of properties is the result of various factors, including the significant purchase of second homes during the pandemic, the rise of telecommuting, and above all the effects of the Lex Weber law, which prohibits the construction of new second homes. In recent months, many owners of chalets and vacation apartments have also postponed, or even abandoned, any intention of selling, seduced by the comfortable lifestyle offered in the resort.


In recent weeks, however, « there has been a slight increase in new listings on the market » explains SPG One – Christie's International Real Estate. Is this the result of an expected market adjustment? « For the moment, we cannot know for sure. Nevertheless, we need to keep a close eye on sales prices, which have risen significantly over the past three years, to ensure that they remain realistic and in line with the market, although this is not necessarily an attractive argument for sellers », explains Besson Immoblier.


Looking ahead, however, specialist brokers believe that the enduring appeal of Swiss franc asset in the portfolios of foreign buyers remains a major advantage.


Rachel Besson, Besson Immobilier and Maxime Dubus, SPG One - Chrstie's International Real Estate


Editor: Maxime Dubus - December 2023

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