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Your local facilitator - Concierge services in Nice

Help with your administrative and real estate needs in France.

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About me

Hello, I’m Maria and have founded Hello Nice Services that specializes in assistance with administration needs for foreign individuals and home owners on the French Riviera. 

Originally of Greek origin, I have lived in various places around the world and have settled down in the South of France; I love it here! After 13 years, I can say it is a great place to live in.  

But let’s face it, France is known for its difficult bureaucracy and despite all your effort and research, knowing how to work through some of the particularly complicated paperwork processes can be frustrating.

My mission is helping and finding solutions, offering peace of mind while taking care of all the necessary admin and technical issues while you sit back home and relax.  Syndic/Building management, insurance, technical issues is something I deal with on a daily basis.

Being an expat in France or a foreign home owner is made easier when given the right resources, information and support. 

I already have many years of experience in real estate and in dealing with most of the administrative and technical problems that home owners encounter as well as everything related to property owning on the French Riviera.

Please feel free to contact me, I’ll be happy to help!

Maria Fournaraki

Concierge and administrative assistance services

Setting up electricity, water contracts

Setting up electricity, water contracts

Internet, phone & TV

Setting up internet, phone & TV

Syndic and banks

Communication with syndic for all issues
Assistance with opening a bank account

General Assembly representation

Representation at the General Assembly (meeting) of the building management/syndic

Translation services

Translation of French documents into English

Maintenance claims

Dealing with water leaks and other claims (coordination plumbers, syndic, insurance)

Insurance issues

Dealing with insurance companies, handling contracts and claims

Legal issues

Dealing with lawyers, sollicitors etc.
Registration of a property with the local townhall (mairie) for seasonal rentals

Renovations & repairs

Obtaining quotes for repairs, Air conditioning installation, equipment
Organizing plumbers, electricians, various technicians
Being on-site on behalf of property owners to supervise renovations & repairs

Photo shoots

Home staging and organization of professional photo shoots

Furniture assembly

Furniture assembly, waiting for deliveries

Property check up visits

Property check up visits

15 Years
Experience

  • French Riviera - Côte d'Azur - Monaco

Testimonials

Maria is very talented and efficient professional. I highly recommend her services.

Deeksha Trivedi

Maria has helped me with French administration over the years. She is efficient and professional. She has also helped me with rental clients and housing issues. She is very well connected and has sent me electricians and plumbers too.

Frances Osborne

Maria is invaluable to anyone who struggles with the language and owns an apartment or property in Nice. She helped us with local government, builders, insurance companies, banks, syndics, in fact the whole smooth running of owning a property abroad. We could not recommend her more highly.

Lee Wiffen

Maria is an excellent person to work with. She is totally reliable, highly efficient and very personable. We have known Maria now for many years and have no hesitation at all in recommending her service.

Liz Fisher-Frank

Owning an apartment in Nice Old town that requires a lot of maintenance while living on the other side of the planet would definitely not have been possible without Maria!! She helped me with a lot of things from plumber, special shutters that fit in historical area to communication with syndic and insurances. She is very professional, fast and effective and all she has done for me so far has been successful. Thank you again!

Julien Obata

I highly recommend Maria as a resource to help you manage your Nice Real Estate. Fairly soon after we purchased our apartment, we were introduced to her to help us navigate a structural issue that arose between our apartment and the one below. Not unexpected in these old town apartments, but it did cause us some alarm. Maria was instrumental in assisting and advising us in the successful discussions between all the parties, the planning and the execution of the Engineering re...

France Antelme

Maria has helped us with everything from translating emails to attending syndic AGMs on our behalf. We’d be completely lost without her help! Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mark A Hemmings

“As a non French speaking Nice apartment owner, Maria has provided me with invaluable assistance over the years including dealing with insurers, insurance claims, building issues and attending Syndic meetings and the like. She is smart, responsive, efficient, very collaborative and knows her way around. I have no hesitation recommending her services”.

Signed M. London based apartment owner

"Maria always responds quickly to our requests for help and follows through to get answers for us. She has had meetings with our syndic, insurance agents and building engineers, and the French star rating agency! She has interpreted at meetings with contractors, and read multiple French documents and explained them to us. Maria has helped us in so many ways!"

Judith and David

“Maria has been a great help when our apartment was damaged by a fire. She not only managed all the paperwork for the insurances, etc. but also chased them when payment was delayed for bureaucratic reasons. Without her help and perseverance we would probably never had got our reimbursement. She is very friendly and knows her way in the French bureaucracy. Again thanks, Maria for your fantastic support.”

Mira and Carl

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