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Case studies

Our case studies illustrate the combination of ways in which clients use Alpine Specialist's wide range of services.

Client A

Our brief: to assist Client A in buying a property in Switzerland.
The outcome: Client A bought a chalet in Verbier and now uses Alpine Specialist for all his dealings in Switzerland.
We advised Client A that Verbier best suited his criteria and circumstances. He purchased an off-plan development which we found for him. We also handled the entire property purchase assisting Client A in choosing a notary and a bank, and deciding which materials would make his upmarket apartment appeal to his family and a rental market.

Client B

Our brief: to advise Client B on the most suitable ski resorts for his property purchase.
The outcome: Client B bought a new build private ski apartment, (not advertised on the open market) that we found for him. He used Alpine Specialist's search services and purchase advice, and appointed us as project managers for the interior design and furnishing of his apartment.
Client B was frustrated by bad advice and fruitless searches for property in the French and Swiss Alps. We advised him on the most suitable ski resorts for his criteria. We then pro-actively searched and inspected property in the locations on his short list and accompanied his family on further viewings. Client B relied on Alpine Specialist to co-ordinate the property purchase process: we liaised with all parties involved and translated all relevant information. As project managers for the furnishing and decoration of the apartment we sourced local professionals and materials at appropriate prices.

Client C

Our brief: to find a property to buy in the ski resort Client C always visited for his winter holiday.
The outcome: we identified ski properties that suited his needs and gave him a better financial investment.
Client C contacted us after seeing an advert for Alpine Specialist in the UK press. On his instruction we researched the relative values of the chalets and apartments he had already viewed as well as pro-actively searching for other available properties. We presented Client C with a short list of potential opportunities, including a winter chalet that was not available on the open market.

Client D

Our brief: to find a smaller property for sale in the same Swiss ski resort as Client D's current winter home.
The outcome: Client D purchased a re-sale property using our experience to guide him through a particularly complex purchase process.
Using our network of resort-based contacts Alpine Specialist drew up a shortlist of the Swiss chalets and apartments for sale and accompanied Client D to view them. We negotiated the sale price of the re-sale apartment he decided to buy. The structure of his purchase was particularly complicated as it involved staggered payments, and occupancy and ownership were not simultaneous. We provided Client D with translations and impartial advice and liaised with all parties on his behalf throughout.

Client E

Our brief: to help Client E realize the value of his French property without selling it.
The outcome: an improved ROI for the client through property renovation.
Client E has owned a winter chalet in a French ski resort for several years. As project managers Alpine Specialist oversaw a renovation of the property acting as the sole point of contact between all suppliers and professionals. We also secured long-term rental partners. We are currently working to obtain the relevant authority to sell some of the land with permission to build another chalet on it.