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Compass Immobilier is a fully registered French estate agency based in the Gers, Gascony, South West France. Our team is multilingual and has, over the years, acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in French real estate matters, the legal framework of French property purchase, ownership and sale, as well as in the local area and French system.

The agency's head office is in Castéra-Verduzan, a lively spa town in the North of the Gers, between Auch and Condom, and it has a number of independent commercial agents (agents commerciaux), operating under its professional license and covering various areas in the Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine regions. All of its commercial agents are fully registered and insured.

A branch is now also open in Trie-sur-Baïse (Hautes-Pyrénées).

Victoria Headdon - Castera-Verduzan, Midi-Pyrénées

Victoria Headdon LLB Hons originally qualified as a barrister in England after studying French and English law at university in both France and the UK. Following practice in London she subsequently specialised in French property law, inheritance and tax, working initially for a London-based French estate agency.

In 2002 Victoria moved to the Gers which she has been proud to call her home ever since. Victoria is the joint founder and sole MD of Compass Immobilier, and is based at the head office in Castéra-Verduzan.

Victoria's interests and hobbies include past and current involvement in various associations, being an elected member of her local municipal council and an elected voluntary administrator of a national bank; horse riding, skiing, reading and walking.

Philippa Headdon - Castera-Verduzan, Midi-Pyrénées

Based in the head office in Castera-Verduzan, Philippa moved to France in the spring of 2013, she is a commercial agent & provides office & website support for Compass Immobilier.

She moved from the island of Jersey and has a background of accountancy & business directorship, specialising in marketing and sales. Philippa is learning & loving the French way of life, her favourite aspect of the job is matching prospective owners with their dream homes!

Philippa speaks English and French, she is a keen horse-woman, and also enjoys walking, fitness, reading and to a lesser degree – skiing!

Neelam Stocker - Trie-sur-Baïse, Hautes-Pyrénées

Neelam Stocker works from the satellite Compass office in Trie sur Baise, a lively medieval market town. Her property portfolio extends across the southern Gers and the Hautes Pyrenees.

Before becoming an Agent, Neelam worked as a Family Lawyer in England and then decided to swap commutes and deadlines for a new life in south west France and has never looked back.

Speaking French and English, she is dedicating to helping our clients find their dream home – and a subsequent smooth and stress free purchase.

Amanda Druitt - Plaisance du Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

Based near Plaisance du Gers, Amanda has been living in France for 9 years with her husband and teenage son. She is a commercial agent with a long history in the property business.

She moved from London where she worked for a property developer, specialising in major construction for over 17 years.

Amanda and her family have embraced the country life with enthusiasm having acquired five dogs. Amanda enjoys shooting and is also a keen archer and has taken part in several regional competitions.

Alexandra Büsche - Auch, Midi-Pyrénées

Living in France for nine years Alex joined Compass two years ago as a commercial agent. She covers the region south east of AUCH, the capital of the Gers.

Originally from Hamburg, Germany she speaks three languages and deals especially with the German market and clients. In Germany she used to work with lawyers and accountants, but now prefers being more independent and using her creativity in direct contact with clients.

In her family exists a long tradition of buying, renovating and selling properties and Alex decided to change from the side of the client to the agent. This gives her a special sensitivity for clients' needs. Her passion for traditional properties and to find the right person for the right house makes her love this job.

Like Victoria and Philippa she also is a keen horse-woman, although she now tends more to music and singing. She adores skiing and appreciates this area close to the Pyrenees.

Credentials

Member of SNPI, the first French real estate property syndicate.

Member of NAEA overseas.

Carte professionnelle no. 230 T issued by the Préfécture du Gers.

Full Professional Indemnity Insurance provided by Sérénis Assurances.

Financial Guarantee provided by QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, Etoile Saint-Honoré, 21 rue Balzac, 75406 Paris Cedex 08 for an amount of EUR 110'000.

French limited company (SARL) registered at the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés in AUCH - RCS AUCH 480 996 826