Property consultancy sector in Turkey is usually performed by individuals that are not qualified enough to accomplish the necessary costumer satisfaction. Brands that you may be familiar from your own homeland are vastly operated by franchisee companies or individuals. Nevertheless, with right guidance you can easily find the right property consultant that will protect your rights and serve you with maximum price and quality balance.
Therefore, moving forward with the right property consultant on sole agency basis will be far more beneficial for you rather than sticking with a familiar brand just because you have seen their signs in your own homeland.
But how to choose the right property consultant? There are two major bullet points:
You need to look into the overall portfolio of the consultant. He or she needs to be an expert on sectoral or regional basis. For instance, consultant’s portfolio might be consisted of residential, offices, retail or industrial properties. It is not a confidence building thing if consultant’s portfolio includes too much of various types of properties. He who knows too much does not know enough of one thing.
Expertise does not get to be on sectoral basis. Your consultant can also be an expert on regional basis as given above. Just keep in mind the fact that property consultancy is a business that is performed physically and it is not easy to travel around especially Istanbul all day long. Local expertise is also a legit factor that may affect your preference.
It is a very essential factor to ask a third party for a dependable property consultant’s references. The consultancy system in Turkey works with a very wide cooperation network between agents themselves and service providers. A properly suggested property consultant means a consultant who is doing his / her job properly and will not let you down. Although asking for a referred agent from a fellow expat is always an option, you would better ask for a suggestion who is cooperating with the property consultants on professional basis.
Whether you look for an apartment to let for your own residential needs, an office, a simple serviced office, an income producing property with investment purpose, a property investment for immigration procedure or any other type of property in any sector, it is vital and essential to use a property consultant; but the right one.