We bought our property in September 2005. Sue & Hakan(Platinum Property Ltd.) explained fully the buying process in Turkey and how easy it is to buy (which it was!). They answered all our questions we had before buying so we had a clear idea of running costs, expected rental fees, and other advice on opening a bank account, etc.
Sue & Hakan arranged all the ordering/delivery of the furniture, arranged for the curtains to be made and hung, and building of fitted wardrobes – all of which we are really pleased with.
Sue & Hakan ran us to Kas to get our tax number, and helped us with buying all our electrical goods, as well as other advice on where to buy all our crockery, etc!
We moved in after a few days and are really pleased with the apartment we bought & the help Sue & Hakan have given. We know of other people who bought around the same time from other agents that are still trying to sort themselves out!
We would therefore highly recommend Sue & Hakan as an agent, and are more than happy to act as a reference.
Buying a property in Turkey could seem like a daunting experience, especially for the first timer. But with Sue and Hakan’s help and depth of experience, they make the whole process a smooth and friendly one from start to finish. Not only do they become your agents, they become your friends too. Personally, we cannot thank them enough
We would like to commend Platinum Estates based in Kalkan for their very friendly and helpful approach to helping us buy our property some six years ago. They provided reassurance and trust at a time when we were unsure of the procedures in our investment.
Since then, they have given us a great service throughout the past six year with regard to the maintenance service of our villa. The management service is friendly and helpful, and we would have no problem recommending them.
Dealing Sue and Hakan of Platinum group is a stress free one stop shop where the client gains the best of anglo English Turkish experience working for you needs.
Endorsing the Platinum team is not a problem and look we forward in dealing with them in the very near future.
We have used Platinum Property to manage our villa in Kalkan since 2003 and have been absolutely delighted with the service they provide. They are totally reliable and have a ‘can do’ attitude so they can help with any requests, eg transfers, repairs, maintenance etc. They have a very good knowledge of Kalkan and the surrounding area and are able to advise or recommend on just about anything. Plus they are very nice people to deal with.
Anne & I when considering buying a villa in Kalkan found Sue the most helpful of sales agents & found her local knowledge very useful regarding the purchasing of equipment when furnishing the villa. For these reasons we had no hesitations in employing Hakan & Sue to act as our as maintenance/agents in taking care of our villa & guests, which for the last six years has proved a wise & beneficial arrangement. We now consider them as not our agents but good friends & would recommend them to others who intend considering their services.
We purchased our villa from Platinum Property 5 years ago and we were very impressed with the service Sue and Hakan provided, all the way through from the initial offer to obtaining the final TAPU. Since then Platinum Property have continued to manage our villa, providing a first class service to our guests and ourselves. We look forward to continuing this excellent working relationship.
My husband and I were completely ‘green’ about buying property abroad but Sue and Hakan from Platinum Property made the whole process go without a hitch. We felt they had an excellent selection of off plan, new and older properties, which allowed us to find the property that met all our requirements. They explained every step without any legalese or technobabble, enabling us to fully grasp what we were undertaking. And once we had selected and bought our delightful villa, their help didn’t stop there! Sue helped us find everything and everyone we needed to get the villa fully equipped for the rental market. This included driving us around to pick out furniture, fabric for curtains, kitchen equipment, etc.Nothing is too much trouble, which is why Sue and Hakan are not just business acquaintances, they are very dear friends.
We have known Hakan and Sue(Platinum Property Ltd) since 2004 when they acted on our behalf when we bought our new apartment in Kalkan.
The quality of all the services they provided was of the highest possible standard. Purchasing property in a foreign country can be a daunting prospect for some. With the professional support and advice provided by Platinum Properties, our experience was, that purchasing a property was made straightforward, understandable and enjoyable.
Platinum Properties have a powerful combination of a Turkish director who knows all the procedures in the Turkish legal system(and who speaks excellent English!) with a British partner who knows the standards and requirements demanded by UK purchasers. As such, we found that purchasing our property with them, was done with the utmost confidence.
In addition to purchasing our apartment with their support, we also used Platinum’s knowledge of, and relationships with all the local tradespeople who helped in the furnishing of our property. All the major furnishings were source locally in Kalkan with Platinum’s advice. Meetings and visits were arranged, very often at short notice, in order that orders could be placed quickly and with confidence. This would have been very difficult to do without Platinum’s involvement. Discussions with local tradespeople can sometimes be difficult if they do not speak English. With Platinum’s involvement, there is no such problem!!
It is a measure of our trust and faith in both Sue and Hakan as professionals of the highest standard, that we continue to use them for any/all subsequent matters.
In conclusion, we have no hesitation in giving our unreserved recommendation and support for PLATINUM PROPERTY LTD. And the services they provide.
“We purchased an apartment from Platinum in 2004, having viewed numerous properties with other agents. Sue had a good idea what we were looking for and showed us a magical apartment which we immediately signed up for. She made the purchase hassle-free and straight forward, especially as this was the first time we had bought property abroad. Once the purchase was complete, Sue continued to help out with furnishing and getting it all up and running which Im sure many other agents wouldn’t have done.
We’re now looking to sell the property and have had no hesitation in asking Sue & Hakan to market the property for us. We don’t consider them agents, more as friends and I’d have no hesitation in recommending any prospective purchaser or vendor to make use of their services”.
Buying property in the UK can be daunting enough, so you can imagine my concerns about buying in a foreign country. However, I have to say that the experience was a pleasant surprise.
Hakan at Platinum Property guided me through the whole process from initial offer through to final completion professionally, explaining all the way how the property law differs in Turkey from the UK. After the hard work was over, he even helped me arrange furnishing, utilities and banks accounts locally.
Great service from a friendly, honest and reliable company! Thanks once again.
We have been delighted with the service provided by Platinum Property last 9 years.Hakan has dealt with all our requests and problems cheerfully and swiftly.
Hakan and Sue at Platinum Properties are a pleasure to do business with. In fact for us they became very quickly good friends for whom nothing is too much trouble. Having been in the business a long time their help and expertise was invaluable to us in so many ways.
Since 2006 Hakan and Sue have been our Villa agents and we must say that we are very pleased with all elements of the service provided. They have proved invaluable to our guests when they need assistance whilst on holiday in Kalkan the personal service provided is above and beyond the call of duty!
Keep up the good work….
Hakan and Sue have been trading since 2003 which makes them one of the oldest estate agents in Kalkan. Throughout that time they have demonstrated not only excellent service but also established a reputation for honesty and openess in everything they do. This cannot be said for all! If you are looking for a trustworthy company from which to purchase from and or manage your property through, we can confidentally recommend Platinum to you.
On holidaying in Kalkan for the first time in 2014 I decided to purchase an apartment. Buying property in a foreign country can lead to many concerns but Hakan was very honest and clear in all his advice. He guided me through the purchase of my property with patience and understanding – nothing was too much trouble for him. After my purchase was complete he then helped me to furnish the apartment and sort any alterations I wanted to do by arranging the workmen and conversing with them on my behalf. He is now my managing agent and looks after the property for me. Finding someone trustworthy is a huge weight off my mind and I highly recommend Hakan!