Maxwell-Baynes welcomes three new luxury real estate agents to the team in La Rochelle

At the Bordeaux agency, the new team at Maxwell-Baynes La Rochelle – Christie’s International Real Estate (Angelique, Jennifer, Neil, Sophie with co-owner Karin Maxwell)

Maxwell-Baynes is delighted to welcome Jennifer Dumas, Neïl Ben Arfa and Sophie Charneau to the team of luxury real estate agents in La Rochelle in the South West of France. The new agents join Angelique Sawtell, Commercial Director for the regional agency to service clients buying or selling in La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Île d’Oléron and Royan.

Jennifer, from Charente-Maritime, brings a wealth of marketing experience to maximise the properties entrusted to her. Also having worked in a law firm, in mediation and surveying, this diverse experience contributes to the successful completion of real estate transactions.

Jennifer Dumas

Neïl is a lifelong resident of La Rochelle and has a rich historical knowledge of the city. Neïl prides himself on forming strong relationships with his clients, he has experience working in international markets as well as speaking five languages. Neil is looking forward to supporting clients in the region.

Neïl Ben Arfa

Sophie, also originally from the region, has developed a career specialising in real estate and family law with 17 years’ experience working as a ‘Notaire’ in Parisian law firms. This invaluable experience allows Sophie to advise both the seller and buyer throughout the property transaction process. Sophie is delighted to work with clients in La Rochelle and on the Île de Ré.

Sophie Charneau

Affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate, Maxwell-Baynes specialises in luxury residential properties and vineyard transactions across the South West of France. Supported by the esteemed art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is a global network offering exclusive home and luxury real estate services to buyers and sellers worldwide. Having successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years, the affiliate network spans 48 countries and has more than 13,000 luxury properties listed worldwide representing a property value of $43bn.

Maxwell-Baynes has continued to expand it’s team over the past 18 months, responding to increased demand in the luxury real estate market in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, covering a broad area including Bordeaux and the Gironde, the Dordogne, Gers, Lot et Garonne, Charente and Charente-Maritime. With 300 luxury properties, chateaux, manor houses and estates for sale and over 5,000 active clients looking to buy in South West France, the La Rochelle agency opened in 2021 to provide a local service to clients searching by this stunning coastline.

The new team members can be contacted at

Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate La Rochelle

27 Quai Valin

17000 – La Rochelle 

+33 (0)5 46 51 00 50