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How to Buy a House in Crete, Greece
Before start looking for a real estate agent in Chania, Crete, think a bit about your property needs and the criteria of selection: do you want a friendly, open relationship with an agent, or a more formal relationship with your estate agent? Do you like an aggressive tactic or do you want holistically research the property and the area?
Once you have an idea of the main characteristics and expertise of the real estate agent you want, ARENCORES can help you connect with some of the greatest property deals in Crete.
Read the latest property buying tips, guides & advice from ARENCORES and Chania Real Estate.The ultimate source of information to buying your first property in Chania, Crete, Greece.
Read our simple to use Chania Property Buyer Help and Resources Guide, which will take you step by step through the process of purchasing a residential or commercial property.
The best real estate agent is an experienced licensed professional who listens to your requirements and knows well the local property market. According to a recent survey, only 20 percent of the available real estate agencies do 80 percent of the business.
Your goal in Chania real estate market is to find one among that 20 percent to work for you, but it’s not as challenging as you might think. You can search for a licensed real estate agent in Chania from the official website of Chania Real Estate Association (SYMENOCH) and then start speaking with them to realize if they can help you.
Knowing what type of property you are looking for and your area of interest will help you to buy a house in Crete much more efficiently. For some buyers the most important factor is location, for others the number of bedrooms and bathrooms while some others need a swimming pool and views to the White Mountains.
Your real estate agent can help you decide what features are important or not. Make a list of the following factors:
Visit ARENCORES and start looking around at what’s available. You can also use our unique off-market properties feature to discover great deals not publicly available including exceptional houses to buy in Chania and Rethymnon, Crete.
Use ARENCORES filters to quickly find the right residential listings to explore. For example, if you want a beach in walkable distance from your house, the beach distance search feature allows you to search for properties in close proximity to the beach!
Give yourself plenty of time to understand how to find a good real estate agent in Chania that can be your ally in this challenging journey. Start your agent search early, before start searching for houses, so you don’t feel any pressure to sign a real estate agreement with anyone who can help you make a quick offer without holistically take into consideration the uncertainties and risks – if any.
At ARENCORES you can start by getting a general idea of the property market trends with current property prices or learn more about the latest news of the real estate market and how it is to live in Chania, Crete.
If you search for a property in Apokoronas, Chania, Kandanos, Kissamos, Platanias or Sfakia, you’ll find a few indications of current local prices that can help you decide when to buy a property. In these areas you will find the typical price ranges of properties, apartments prices in Chania as well as other helpful info.
Check out our ARENCORES MAGAZINE, the only real estate magazine in Crete, the most critical property market indicators in Chania and Rethymon and the latest info about the Greek economy.
Then start visiting the properties of your list. The more house comparing and contrasting you can do, the more knowledge you can acquire about the availability and trends of the housing market in Crete. Ask ARENCORES for advice about how to buy a house in Crete that really fits your needs and criteria.
ARENCORES implement a set of tools and methodologies to ascertain and determine which of the following conditions and types describe the potential buyer. Thus, avoid to negotiate too much to avoid missing a great deal. The following types of property buyers are among the most common in the housing market of Chania, Crete:
Home appraisal is critically important if you want to know the pragmatic value of the property. ARENCORES does a professional evaluation of how much this home you like is really worth. If our appraisal ends up higher than your offer submitted, go celebrate. If this is not the case, you may either have to renegotiate the price, ask for a second opinion, or you may decide to leave the deal.
When a property seller and a buyer reach an agreement they can sign a preliminary contract. The preliminary contract is a commitment to sell, a bilateral document signed by both parties in which the seller promises to sell at the agreed price and the buyer promises to buy as soon as the pre-conditions are fulfilled…