If you are thinking of buying a property in Cyprus like me for holidays, retirement or even if you feel like you need a new start in a better place, you should be aware that this is not as easy as you think. The issue here is not the actual property itself, or with the cost or anything related to the physical bricks and mortar, but the first contact with property company. I would like to share my experience with you about buying property in Cyprus and the difficulties I encountered in the process.
I looked at companies with the highest visibility and chose 40 sites for further contact. It’s a nice round number was chosen by accident, but well positioned to my research experiment. Then I filled out feedback forms on 40 sites. But the wait was interminable…
❗️17 Companies did not reply at all 😔
❗️From 7 Companies I just got auto-response e-mail 😕
I invested a lot of time investigating multiple offers from these websites, I want to avoid making a mistake. The big issue for someone buying a property is finding someone they can trust, for the company selling services it is trying to change anonymous visitors into human contact. Anyhow a lot of companies forget about human contacts.
As I browsed various, I had no idea who I would be dealing with so far away. I wondered why there is almost no callback anywhere that is so popular in other countries. It’s much easier and faster to leave a request on the site and not spend your own money on a call to a foreign country. In Cyprus the situation is totally different, you have to find a way to communicate with the manager, spend time waiting until someone contacts you, the manager can call back within one day at best, while others generally call back within 2-3 days or do not call back at all. During this time, I’ll forget which sites I looked at, which suggestions I was interested in and which manager I communicated with, and I have to repeat the process from the beginning.
Is there no other way to optimize this process and solve this problem?
What did I get? I still haven’t bought an apartment, I decided to go to Cyprus and choose property company on the spot. I hope they will open the door faster than they will call me back.