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.