House Hunting

Do you search a home to buy or to rent in the Greater Zurich Area? And do you wish to avoid unnecessary viewings? I do the house hunt for and with you. I show you possible residential areas and support you until the handover of your new home. This is how over four hundred families and single people found their homes with me. Do you wish to get my assistance when relocating to, within or from Switzerland?

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My Search Process

1. Listening

I first learn about your buying and lease motives. I then analyse the market and will define the search strategy along with you.


2. Searching

We then do the house hunting together. In doing so your gut instinct is the focus which will guide us through this step.


3. Moving in

Once your lease or buying contract is signed I accompany you until the move-in. And if desired beyond that.


Would you like to get more information about my search process? Get in touch.

International Property Buyer

If you have a valid Swiss residence permit you can purchase homes in Switzerland.

The acquisition by persons abroad of single-family dwellings or apartment houses, owner-occupied flats and building land intended for constructing such accommodation is subject in principle to authorisation requirements. Exceptions to this are main residences by foreigners with a valid residential permit, secondary residences for cross-border commuters from EC or EFTA Member States and dwellings that may be purchased in exceptional circumstances in conjunction with commercial real estate. Read more →

All citizens of the EC and EFTA Member States enjoy the same rights as Swiss citizens with regards to purchasing real estate in Switzerland. They can purchase a property without authorization, whether it is for their own use, as a second residence or vacation home, or for speculation. Read more →

None EC and EFTA citizen with a main residence in Switzerland[/fusion_title] More stringent restrictions are being applied to non European citizens. You are allowed to purchase a residential property for your main residence, grant-free. However, the purchase of a second residence, a vacation home or a lot of land is subject to authorization. Read more →

News regarding this topic

– May 23, 2011, World Radio Switzerland: It’s the Law: Buying and selling property in Switzerland – For non-Swiss thinking about building that dream house or a second summer home on the lake, the federal law on the acquisition of real estate by foreigners, also know as the “Lex Koller,” may be of particular interest. The law requires persons abroad to obtain permits from the appropriate cantonal and federal authorities before buying real estate. Listen to this interview →

– January 6, 2014, Investing in SwitzerlandIn the most practical terms, investing in Switzerland can mean simply owning a holiday home, starting a business or buying stocks. Here’s what you should know. Read more →

What my clients say:

We are nearly at completion with the house purchase and move, and we wanted to say a huge thank you for all the assistance you have given us. Many thanks Barbara, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Family H., Zurich

Barbara, it was a pleasure to see your professional and collaborative approach at the walk through – made a big difference!


I especially want to highlight the efforts from Barbara. It is of high value the type of support she provides us. She picks the issues we have and gives guidance so customer related that I cannot imagine it could be done better.

Family Knudtzon, Fällanden


Barbara has helped me to find a particular rental apartment upon my relocation to Zurich. I had very concrete needs both when it came to location, environment conditions as well as rental level. Barbara did a fantastic job then. Six years later I reached out again to her, this time with very different requirements. But nothing was difficult enough for Barbara.

W. G., Freienbach

Barbara was very proactive and not only anticipated our needs but also understood what aspects would be most important to us. Excellent job.

G. B., Adliswil

Barbara worked very professionally and I was very impressed with her work and I will always recommend her.

Mister B., Zurich