Hello. I would like to share my story of purchasing a flat on the Red Sea coast. That is the way of the world that fanciful ideas come into one’s mind with the spare cash on hand or when there is an express desire to get away from it all. I had both.
I said “fanciful” because until quite recently, I thought that such purchases were nothing but silly dreams. Bulgaria, Italy, Montenegro, Spain, Turkey, Egypt - my computer’s screen was riddled with promises of blissful life and lucrative dividends. When all of this made me tired, I started to read discussion boards and little by little came down to earth from my dreams. A suspicion creeped into my dream – all those Gypsies in Bulgaria with its unstable climate, pricy property offer in Spain and Montenegro, and other blusters of the sweet dreams. After weighing all pros and cons, I settled upon Egypt. However, dreams are just dreams and since I had made a decision, I had to tackle that issue. There were lots of real estate agents on the discussion boards, so, with the use of Skype, I had the opportunity to communicate with them well enough. And I dropped my shoulders. The conversation dragged since the whole scheme was usually as follows: “This is the picture. It’s a great offer. Will you take it?” I decided to come there in person and to make a choice in place, although, the communication I had gave me the grounds to expect viewing of the offers that I didn’t really want and seeing unsatisfied estate agents. I didn’t give a second chance to any of the agents who I had talked to. My mail inbox was bulging at the seams and I gave it up for a while. I came across Akar Real Estate web-site by accident and contacted them via Skype. I bought into their unobtrusive way of communication, unlike my preceding informants. Perhaps, it was due to the professional competence or maybe due to their understanding of my needs without adding to the existing tension. As a result, I contacted them time after time, asking, confirming and reconfirming. And I also was advised on the basis of my inquiry - what type of flat was needed for and how it was going to be used.
All in all, I liked Florenza compound and the issue of purchase arose. There was nothing to see on the development site yet and I was still pondering the question of delivering the cash through the customs clearance hoping to get a discount when paying in cash. While I was looking through the web site for the tenth time in a row, the information caught my eye: “Remote Purchase”. I didn’t see that section before. After reading that topic, I realized that it was exactly what I needed because in my case there was no property for viewing and I did not have to go the development site. Of course, there were some doubts as to reliability of the agency. But they faded out in the process of dealing. Everything was duly unscrambled: sending and getting a contract for viewing, payment, receiving the signed contract. I don’t know about the other agencies, people might have different experiences with them, and they were not always satisfactory, but I am pleased. Now the most difficult thing is ahead: Waiting till the end of construction. Then the agency will swing into action again, this time in order to effect the deal. I think its assistance will not end up at this point as the range of their services is quite broad. And I am getting ready for the forthcoming furnishing of my new flat and leasing it out for the period of my absence. That is all for now.
Sergey and daughter Alina