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Planning a successful viewing trip

If you’re planning a winter sun trip to Turkey to view properties, these tips will help you get the most from your visit.

Maybe it’s just the ice-themed Christmas decorations everywhere, but doesn’t it seem like temperatures have suddenly plummeted in the UK? With these icy winds, dark morning and evenings, and the threat of snow – it’s easy to understand the lure of heading off for some winter sunshine. If you’ve been planning on buying in Turkey, now could be the perfect time to head out on a viewing trip. Not only will you escape the cold and the Christmas madness, but also you’re also more likely to secure a bargain deal at this time of year. Today we offer some useful tips on how to ensure you’re prepared for your viewing trip to Turkey.

Before you rush to your computer to buy flight tickets, it’s important to brush up on all you need to know about buying property in Turkey. Download your free copy of the Turkey Property Guide, which includes a wealth of useful information, from checklists to help you determine what you want from a property and a step-by-step guide to the buying process, to information on popular areas, and how to save money on currency transfers. A quick read of the guide, and you’ll soon know what’s involved, what steps you need to take, and how you should proceed whilst in the country. The guide also outlines the importance of employing a good property agent and a good solicitor before you touch down in Turkey to view properties. Having these professionals onside means you wont waste your time looking at unsuitable properties, and that you have an independent, English-speaking lawyer to help ensure you understand the terms any sale you agree to.

Once you’ve sat down and established your Turkey wish list (and booked the tickets) – you’ll need to get a currency strategy in place. Property moves fast, especially when on the market at a bargain price. This means that even in down season you might find yourself having to make your deposit payment quickly in order to secure your dream home. You might think that your High Street bank is your best bet for international transfers, but in reality, you’ll incur transaction fees, less-competitive exchange rates and long wait times. Enlisting the services of a currency expert like Smart Currency Exchange means that you’ll have access to specialists in helping people to buy overseas, and, as they have access to the live currency markets that your bank do not, they can typically secure you a saving of between 1-4 percent on each of your transfers.

For those planning a viewing trip this winter, if you make sure you’ve done your research and recruited the right experts, we’ve no doubt you’ll be lounging by the pool of your new villa this time next year.


Dec 16, 2016 | 664 Page Views

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