I recently purchased a villa in Kalkan over the internet through Kemal at Mavi. I had only met Kemal once, very briefly a few months earlier while visiting the area. Due to the pandemic, a war in Europe and other travel issues it was not possible for me to view the property before purchasing. I was wholly dependent on Kemal and his team being responsive, honest and up to date on very recent changes in Turkish law (I needed a rental property that was also “citizenship eligible”). With all my requirements it was VERY difficult to find a suitable property. In fact, every other agent in the area told me I was “looking for half a needle in the haystack.” Kemal not only had my half needle, he helped me with so many unforeseen issues that came up along the way- too many to describe here. Issue after unforeseen issue Kemal and his team continually acted with the utmost grace and composure. They truly went above and beyond what anyone could ever expect from a Seller’s realtor. I cannot recommend Kemal and his team at Mavi highly enough.
Please see below our testimonial:
We bought our villa in Kalkan in October 2019, the first time we have purchased property in Turkey. Kemal made it a very smooth process, navigating us through the various steps to completion and always available to advise us on both the sale itself and the wider property market.
James & Irina
Kemal at Mavi was very helpful and knowledgeable about selling our apartment. Nothing was too much trouble, the sale went through very smoothly and the money was in our account in 24 hours. Would highly recommend for buying and selling your property. Thanks again Kemal.
Nigel. July 2019
We bought the house through Kemal in 2007 and sold it again through Kemal in 2019!
The sale has been a long, “bumpy” road, but we have been fully satisfied with his work and expertise, and how he handled the problems on the way!
We give Kemal our best recommendations.
Regards Lenette & Jens Enemark Email address can be provided upon request
Many thanks for all your help in getting us to this point. We are delighted we are now the owners of the villa.
Hopefully we can meet with you too as we would like to express our thanks and gratitude for your patience and your help.
For your information, we are changing the name of the villa to ‘Villa Rose’
I just wanted to say thank you once again for all your help with our purchase of the apartment in Kalkan. Tracey and I are very grateful to you, and we look forward to enjoying it in the years ahead. All the very best to you.
Rupert and Tracey – 12th Nov, 2018 – Email address can be provided upon request
Just a few lines to thank you for your amazing support and continued advice and help after you managed the buying of our apartment.
In a foreign country without any knowledge of where to go and who to see it can be immensely daunting, you were by our side throughout this procedure and onwards.
We will be eternally grateful to you in showing us where to go, who to contact and it made the whole process so much easier. We count you as a close family friend who through the minefield of procedures with a calmness and total professionalism , your advice was always correct.
We were very lucky as we went to a rival Kalkan company who didn’t seem to be bothered in showing is the aforementioned apartment and you as always going forward have put yourself out to take the time to arrange a viewing for us.
I’m sure future customers/ buyers will experience this same high level of service that we were lucky to.
David and Amanda
I personally bought two apartments through Kemal’s company and I can say hand on heart, that not only were they the easiest property transactions you could possibly imagine, but as the guy says, they don’t hand you the keys and drive off into the sunset, they see you through any future problems and do become firm and trusted friends! Total respect Mate! by ‘John Davies’
Dear Kemal ,
David and I would like to thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts for making the somewhat scary process of buying in a foreign country as simple as possible. You were always there at the end of the phone , explaining , offering valuable advice, steering us in the right direction even down to the smallest details. Nothing was too much trouble for you, and our estate agents in the UK would do far better if they took a leaf out of your book!
Not only have we found you professional at all times, we have definitely made a friend for life, as you made us so at ease in your company ..and so we shall always look forward to catching up with you on our now future visits to our beautiful apartment, and hope that whenever you decide to visit KENT, that you will join us so we can reciprocate the welcome you always have extended to us in Kalkan …our now forever home!
Amanda and David – Email address can be provided upon request
Thank you so much for guiding me through the process of purchasing a property in Kalkan! Thanks to your knowledge and experience I ended up with the perfect apartment for my family. The finish of the property itself, the communal areas and Kalamar Homes in general is way beyond anything I had been dreaming of! I am also very impressed with the fact that you and your team are very supportive and willing to help also after the day of completion!
Even though I did not advertise my new apartment until the second half of June, it has already been booked for 7 weeks this summer! Just made sure I have got 6 weeks for myself and the family next year – can’t wait!
From a very grateful client,
Email address can be provided upon request
Thank you for your help last week we really would not have been able to do this without you. We are both very pleased with the result of the work that you have done over the winter, the house looks so much better. I appreciate the time an trouble that you have taken to get this done and your willingness to give us your time when we were in Kalkan to deal with the various things that arose. I hope you have a good summer with plenty of sales and time for snorkelling, perhaps we can meet for dinner or something when we are over next month.
Paul – Email address can be provided upon request
Recently we purchased an apartment from Kemal of Mavi Real Estate Property Services which we are absolutely thrilled with.
We originally went to Kalkan on a 3 day inspection weekend after having had a very enjoyable holiday there several years earlier. We were met punctually as arranged by Kemal who from the outset was nothing short of the perfect gentleman. His approach to sales is very casual and extremely ‘low key’, which really appealed to both myself and my wife as neither of us like the usual style of estate agency pressure.
Kemal showed us quite a few varied apartments, some cheaper and some dearer than the one we ended up buying. It was entirely our choice and we did not feel under any pressure from Kemal to purchase. Once we had decided which apartment to buy, Kemal took us painlessly through the whole buying process, including giving us sound advice on the importance of writing Turkish wills, etc.
We found his knowledge of Kalkan to be of great interest and he clearly enjoys living there himself and passing on his advice to others. He also helped us with the opening of a bank account and the sorting of utilities, etc. We would have no hesitation in recommending him.
John and Josie Honeyball
email: john at totallyrich.com
Buying a property in Kalkan was an easy decision to make, following 5 years of holidays to this area, I am only sorry I hadn’t done it sooner. Once the decision to buy had been decided we travelled back to Kalkan in May armed with a copy of ‘Buying a Villa in Turkey’ and as Mavi estates featured highly in this magazine, it was our first port of call. Kermal was very helpful. We didn’t know what we wanted, we didn’t know where we wanted to be and we didn’t really know how much we wanted to spend, so quite a tall order. Un phazed he showed us a variety of property’s in various positions at varying prices, so by the end of the week, we were not so totally confused, but still no nearer making a decision.
Kemal was quite patient and no pressure was put on us to make any decision. One of the properties shown I ruled out, but then on my second visit this year I was re-shown the property and looking at it again realised its potential. Kermals hand holding came into play, he was able to assist in the negotiations with the sellers, arrange and take us to the solicitors, and advise us of the procedures and our obligations. He is there to answer questions. The whole process has been fairly easy, one or two panics when our bank didn’t transfer the funds as instructed, but nothing that couldn’t be put right with a few friendly faxes. Having just returned from the 3rd visit this year, we are near completion and with the furniture now coming into the villa and with our personal tastes, it will transform this villa into our villa.
Libby & Sarah
email: skm at ntlworld.com
We have recently purchased a property in Turkey and would like to say how easy the process was made by Kemal and all his colleagues at MAVI Estates. The way we were looked after was first class. Nothing was too much trouble for them and it made the purchase so much easier. We have been back several times since we have bought our apartment and Kemal and the team still help us out. Now that’s what I call after sales service.
If you are thinking of buying a property then MAVI Estates are the company to use.
Mark and Sarah
Dear Kemal and Namik
We are writing to thank you for all your assistance, guidance and support in helping us achieve our dream of owning a villa in Kalkan.
From the very first moment, you listened and understood our requirements and together with your knowledge of the properties, the builders and the area we quickly found our villa – an important factor when time is limited. As you know, we were very cautious, but you clearly explained the process and always had time for us and our many questions! Indeed, when we had a bit of a ‘panic attack’, it was our confidence in you and your team that kept us strong.
Even after the completion your service remains fantastic, with your assistance in helping us furnish the property and your management of the work we are having done.
Buying a property abroad can seem like a daunting prospect, but we have no hesitation in recommending you to other potential buyers.
Finally, we would like to thank you for friendship and for making us feel so welcome – we really can’t wait to come out again and catch up with you over a few Efes!
Please feel free to put this on your website together with our email address and if any potential buyer should want to speak to us then please do not hesitate to give them our number.
Thanks again – see you soon.
Richard and Vicky
email: rvwales at hotmail.co.uk
Hi, Hope you are all well, we just wanted to say thank you again for all your help and friendship and for helping us buy and furnish our dream home in Kalkan, we really could not have done it without you and meeting you all has been very special to us both.
We cant wait to be back in Kalkan in April and look forward to seeing you all again, if you ever come or want to come to Manchester you are always more than welcome to stay with us.
Best wishes for the future and again, thank you for everything, it really has been a pleasure meeting you all.
Jon & Julie
email: jonburton at aol.com
A Mail on Sunday article about Jon and Julie’s purchase<
Dear Mavi Property,
Just wanted to say how much we appreciated your advice and assistance last week whilst we were in Kalkan and we’re delighted to have found an apartment to buy through your agency.
We both felt that you dealt honestly and efficiently with the transaction, balancing both our requirements as buyers and also the vendor’s needs.
Anne and Chris
email: anne.chandler at virgin.net
Dear Mavi Property,
May I say how pleased I was to learn that I was dealing with your goodself when I contacted you. I had the pleasure of meeting you and going on one of your tours to Myra three years ago, a superb day out!
Thank you for helping out with this and all the other matters you’ve dealt with, as you say on the website;
…we pride ourselves on our integrity and the fact that we place professional ethics and standards above all other considerations, and our representatives are thoroughly familiar with every legal aspect of purchase. We feel very strongly that once you have purchased with us that this is the “real beginning” of the relationship, not the end.
I know I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating, we are both delighted with the excellent way this purchase has been managed and appreciate your care and attention to everything! I realise that you’re a busy man and yet you retain a personal touch that makes it feel like we’re talking to an old friend.
email: geetarman at blueyonder.co.uk
Firstly, we would just like to say a big thank you to you for your help in the final completion of our house. We are extremely happy, absolutely love it and can’t wait to get back there in August.
email: denbovingdon at yahoo.co.uk
Hi Ugur and Kemal,
We just wanted to say thank you to Ugur for taking care of us when in Kalkan last week and hope you got the text that explained we had left the Elite Apartment key back under the fire extinguisher where it was when we arrived.
The Patio Homes apartment looks wonderful and the views are even better than we hoped! We thought our memories were good but each room and balcony seemed larger than we remember and the setting even more beautiful which was amazing as we had such positive memories to start with!
We are already very excited about our trip in May. We have booked our next flights and will arrive in Kalkan in the very early hours of Tuesday 11th May (approximately 3am) and leave in the early hours of Saturday 22nd May. We felt that this would give us time to make all arrangements required to complete the purchase (such as visiting the bank and Notary Office again) as soon as possible on weekdays when the required offices are most likely to be open. We hope that even though the purchase will not be fully complete on our arrival, that we will still be OK to stay in the new apartment for all of our holiday, would this be OK with you? It will be wonderful to enjoy our first holiday in our own apartment and have time to “make it our own”.
Kemal – We hope that you had an enjoyable holiday abroad and are well rested! We hope that during our next visit we will be able to call upon you again to guide us through the next phase of the purchase and advise us on all other considerations such as how to arrange earthquake insurance, normal household insurance and pay utility bills etc. Also, are there any good home wares stores within driving distance? We have Ikea in the UK but it seems the nearest one to Kalkan is Izmir, approximately 450km away. Are there any similar type stores any closer? Whilst we know that the furniture is included, we will still need various household items both practical and to “personalise” the apartment. Any suggestions very gratefully received!
Thank you again to you both, we very much look forward to seeing you again in May!