They offer the best way to buy property in Istanbul, Antalya, and so on. Using a real estate agent comes with all its benefits such as:
Not all real estate agents are members of various real estate associations in Istanbul. But those who are members usually abide by certain professional standards and codes of ethics.
Parts of these codes and standards stipulate that the real estate agent deals with all parties and handles all transactions honestly.
Unlike many investors who are casual market watchers, real estate agents have spent years understanding the pricing strategies in the property market. They know the proper property prices for various neighbourhoods in Istanbul.
Where many buyers spend time one and offline trying to figure out the suitability of a certain property price, real estate agents by virtue of their experience and expertise know instantly when a certain property has been underpriced or overpriced.
Finding the sweetest property deals
The best way to buy property in Istanbul is still using a real estate agent. Without the use of the internet, a real estate agent will probably be aware of unadvertised profitable property deals that are available which may not be common information among buyers.
Some private home sellers for personal reasons do not want it to be known that their homes are for sale.
If you have bought a house before, you will know what amount of paperwork comes along with it.
In the purchase of tangible assets like immovable properties, a lot of paperwork featuring both financial and legal terms are usually involves in the deal. The sheer amount of paperwork involved can make you feel really tired.
Professional negotiation skills
Rather than negotiate your purchase prices yourself, it is best to have a real estate agent do this. How do you negotiate with a seller to bring down the price of the property because it lacks an effective ‘facility management and maintenance service? A real estate agent knows how to objectively write down this request for immediate resolution and get the desired results.
Expertise in construction code compliance
You want to purchase a semi-detached house in a busy district in Istanbul and want to break off the ceiling on the front room to create a large balcony. Will the city construction code and standards allow this? A real estate agent should be able to answer that question.
The legalities involved in buying properties
Real estate agents are not lawyers (some lawyers are real estate agents). But understand how to go about the legalities of certain property purchases.
Many real estate agents have property and construction lawyers working in their firms. This way, they can easily iron out any stubborn legality in a house purchase contract.
If you ever need help purchasing a property in Turkey, feel free to reach out to us at Maximos Real Estate Agency. We will guide you every step of the way.