The French way of selling real estate

News analysis: Report on the European housing market

PARIS — Countries often develop their arrogance from their great cities; thanks to Paris, the French exhibit a sense of specialism about their special place on the planet.

The French authenticity is difficult to challenge — the bread, the wine, the architecture and the fashion to name a few distinctions. However, the country is often just downright different.

Take the real estate market; it is a maze of varying processes and systems than can boggle the mind. On the other hand, the French real estate market offers consumer more choices.