By Rachel Tiplady
DELAYS AND BOREDOM. Alternatively, if you have limited time, limited French, and a slightly bigger budget, try a U.S.-style agent. American couple Darrell Halverson and Stephanie Freedman set up their service, Parisrealestatefinders.com, four years ago. For 2% to 3% of the purchase price, they'll find your perfect pied-à-terre and walk you through the administrative tasks that follow.