Testimonials

Luxury Property Turkey Clients say…..

The Luxury Property Turkey team have helped many customers over the years.

Please read on to see what they have said about us


 

David Yazdi

I fell in love with Turkey’s Gold Coast during my first visit so much that I decided to purchase a vacation property in the area. When I returned home to the US, I did quite a bit of research online. I also consulted with some of my Turkish friends and narrowed down my search to Bodrum. During my research, I happened upon Darren’s website which was full of valuable information about the area and included an in depth guide to the purchasing process in Turkey.

I contacted Darren and a couple of other realtors I found online and sent them a handful of properties that met my criteria. I found Darren to be the most responsive and more “on the ball” and to the point. I informed Darren that I was planning to return to Turkey to tour some properties. I was very impressed the first time I met him face to face. I found him to be very efficient and detail oriented, as well as a a good listener. He had already prepared a list of potential properties and, based on our discussions, he narrowed down the list. In less than an hour we were on our way. The properties that Darren had selected closely matched my requirements, which was a huge time saver for me. I was able to select the villa I ended up purchasing within a few hours.

Based on what my experience, I felt like Darren was someone I could trust; and being able to trust someone in a foreign country with a purchase meant a lot to me. I found it reassuring to be working with someone who had lived in the area for quite some time. I enjoyed his easy going, “no pressure” style.
Darren couldn’t have made the whole negotiation and purchase process go any smoother.

Just as valuable was the amount time and effort Darren saved me by putting me in touch with a number of great contacts. The attorney, bank representative, property manager, etc., were all top notch and English speaking. What I accomplished in two days would have easily taken me weeks, if not months, had it not been for Darren’s guidance. I headed back to the US and completed the remainder of the purchase process remotely with Darren and the attorney.

Darren has also been a great resource for my post purchase questions. I trust his judgment so much that I purchased a second villa sight unseen based on his recommendation. What else could I have asked for? He is the best.

I recommend Darren without any hesitation to anyone who plans to purchase property in Turkey.


 

Ms Fereshteh Matini

Being born in the Middle East and, having lived in London for the past 43 years doing property investment and development, has made me quite familiar with both types of mentality. For the past fifteen years, I have been buying properties all over the world and, been setting up homes for myself, as a hobby. After my 60th birthday in 2012, I decided to visit Yalikavak for a late summer break and to do research my next project.

I found that I really liked the place, the food and, all together the whole vibe and, so I started talking and coordinating with a local agent with a view to embark on my next purchase. My next trip was solely for the purpose of viewing five or six villas and, to choose one and to seal the deal all at once. Upon my arrival I told the agent that I was only visiting for 2 days and, that on the day 3 I would be making an offer and, that by the end of the week I wished to sign the contract.

True to my words, I chose a property by the end of the second day and, when I told him of my choice, I was met with typical agent ploys. To cut a long story short, that local agent along with their recommended lawyer and a third party, were planning on adding one hundred thousand Euros to the asking price of the property as their own personal gain. It took me a couple of days while I was doing my own investigations to unfold the scam and, that’s how I found Darren.

I visited his agency to get some information about a villa that was for sale in the same compound and, was met by Deniz. She was most helpful and she advised me that Darren was away on holiday but, that I could contact him on his mobile telephone and, that he was due to return the following week. In the meantime, I ceased going any further with the other agent and went back home to London and, waited a week before I called Darren on the number Deniz had provided to me. He was still on holiday but, he told me that he was more than happy to look in to my enquiry straight away. Believe it or not, as soon as I told him about that compound and, that I had the correct knowledge about it, he immediately started to negotiate on my behalf, while he was still on holiday.

Less than a couple of weeks from that conversation, I meet him for the first time on my way to the lawyer’s office to sign for my beautiful little villa. That’s all it took for Darren to sort everything out for me (from a long distance too) and, now two years on I have a lovely little house in Yalikavak and, in addition I have a very good friend whom I trust very much and, because of him I have also met Guzide and Deniz, both of whom are two of the nicest and kindest professionals in Yalikavak.

I wish there were more Darrens in this world.


 

Mr Khayat

As a contractor and real estate developer based in the Middle East, I was interested to own a property in Turkey. I had decided on searching for a villa in Gumusluk, Bodrum Peninsula and through website browsing I chose to work with Luxury Property Turkey.

Later I sent an email asking for information and details for a three bedroom villa, the next day I received a call from one of Darren Edwards’ office colleagues who talked to me for some time listening and understanding my requirements, advising and explaining all details, asking me the purpose of purchasing, clarifying me about the procedures of owning a property for foreign citizens in Turkey etc.

I so much appreciated this action and interest and agreed to visit Bodrum two months later and meet Darren who arranged for us to view some properties before my visit in order to save time. It was a great pleasure for me when I met Darren, he is a polite, helpful and professional person. We have finalized our round and the purchase of the Villa within two days only and this was due to his good preparation and knowledge.

Some months later, Darren contacted me again and offered me a good opportunity with a very attractive price for another property in Gumusluk, I took the advantage and I purchased that unit too. Now we are close friends and I am recommending my friends who are willing to purchase a property in Turkey to deal with Darren for his credibility.


 

Gillie McCollum

Having decided to buy a property in Turkey, we approached ‘Luxury Property Turkey and found them to be extremely helpful. They responded immediately to any questions we had, had no ‘hard sell’. The correspondence with Darren, resulted in a visit to Bodrum and the purchase of a lovely villa. We found Darren, living permanently in Bodrum, helpful, friendly, attentive, and extremely accommodating. He drove us around, showed us many villas and gave us plenty of information and feedback.

Since our purchase, Darren has helped us every step of the way. He has advised us throughout the purchasing process, which resulted in a smooth, stress-free few weeks, and came to the property with us several times when any questions arose. He liaised with the property developer on our behalf on many occasions, emailed, texted and phoned when it was needed, and has given us an excellent list of contacts for renting the property, furnishing it, and looking after it. All of the professionals he has advised us to use have been faultless, and his 2 colleagues, Guzide and Deniz, have been indispensable. Guzide has been on hand whenever we have needed her; her excellent English has meant that any problems that have arisen, she can deal with. She translates for us and advises us if any problems arise. She is a huge asset to the company.

We are extremely pleased to have bought property through ‘Luxury Property Turkey’ and would highly recommend anyone in the same position to use this company. They are kind, honest, and straightforward.


 

Paul and Nur

Being married to a wonderful Turkish woman, while we earn our living in London, I’d always thought of buying a summer house / eventual retirement home in Turkey. In very brief, this would not have happened had we not met Darren Edwards. At the end of Summer 2014, we managed to find a weekend to visit Bodrum – knowing that if we didn’t find a place, the pressures of work and travel would make it unlikely we’d fulfil our dream in the near term.

Darren took a lot of time to understand our requirements and put together a fantastic 2 days of viewings, across a range of styles, locations and price levels. The thing I appreciated most during this process was that there was not even the slightest attempt to ‘convince’ us or pressure us – something that I’d have found off-putting. We ended up falling in love with the most beautiful house in Yalikavak and over the next few months, Darren acted at all times in good faith as a trusted adviser, helping us to buy it.

We have just returned from our second summer in Bodrum and the memories we have will be with us for the rest of our lives. Darren remains on hand to help – he is genuinely interested and in no way someone who ‘moves on’ once the keys are handed over. I think it speaks volumes that over time, we have become friends with Darren, with the developer of the property and the lawyer who helped us – how many times does that happen in the UK?

In summary, if you come with the intention to purchase and you’ve done some homework, Darren is the only person worth speaking to about quality property in Bodrum.


 

Nazim and Ulviyya

The professional who has become a friend

If you love Turkey the country of ancient diverse culture and traditions, then you should love even more the Aegean region of Turkey, Bodrum. That’s what we were dreaming of a year ago to have an owned corner enabling our family to live here and enjoy the gorgeous nature and hospitality of the local people. Following evaluation of a number of options and information sources we decided to accept Darren’s service which proved to be the highest standard in terms of a variety of proposed options, reasonable prices supported by honest and professional communication with the client.

The most important and impressive for us was Darren’s ability to carefully listen to and precisely understand our preferences and limitations which had eased very much to make a right decision. A week of extensive efforts with Darren paid off by selecting the best choice and gaining a good friend.

If you look for the best choice in Turkey and specifically in Bodrum, then for sure you have got to seek, enjoy and benefit from Darren’s professional service.


 

John and Lisa

My wife and I are from the USA and have been looking for a vacation property for the past 20 years. We’ve travelled to many destination in search of the perfect villa from Central and South America, to the French/Spanish Rivera without finding exactly what we want.

When we focused our search in Turkey we found Darren Edwards (Luxury Property Turkey)and he was spot on. After we gave Darren our likes and dislikes he found us several properties to view and before we departed we made a decision to purchase (within three days) and it was perfect. Exactly what we were looking for and wanted. With Darren’s expertise and excellent local knowledge of the area he was able to advise us in making the best decision in selecting our luxury property. It was a no brainier and with Darren’s advice it was simply a matter of saying yes.

After we purchased our amazing property, Darren was instrumental on suggesting professional craftsmen and management to help us get the property “Aegean 220” up to the standard we wanted. I think without Darren’s advice and direction, our decision would have been much more difficult.

The area of Bodrum and outlying coastal villages is heaven, with Yalikavak, having exceptional charm. While Turkey appeared to be quite a far journey for some Americans in truth it is easy to get to and we are happy to say Western Turkey has amazing opportunities which have yet to be discovered by those living in the USA.

The decision to purchase our property in Yalikavak “Aegean 220” has turned out to be better than we ever thought. It has exceeded our expectations and if we purchase another property Darren will most certainly be our agent. Trustworthy and honest, he has our complete confidence to ensure any future purchases in Turkey. Without question, we would recommend Darren Edwards to close friends and colleagues that are considering a purchase in Western Turkey.