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Old 25th October 2016, 08:12   #1 (permalink)
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Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

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my friend wants to sell his apartment as he has only been to it twice in the 8 years he has owned it.

I am currently in Turkey and mentioned it to the pool man who knows someone who is interested. They have been to have a look and are wanting to make an offer. Is it possible to sell without an estate agent and also what would be the process for the money as they want to offer TL but my friend would obviously want GBP.

I just dont want him losing out.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old 25th October 2016, 08:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

You (he) can sell without an agent, but he must not sign anything over until the money is in his hand.

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Old 25th October 2016, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

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You (he) can sell without an agent, but he must not sign anything over until the money is in his hand.

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Agree ,Do it in Tapu office.
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Old 25th October 2016, 09:23   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

Get the TL .change it to GPB fast . assuming he has a bank account .transfer it to UK .

Or get the buyer to change his Tl to GPB .

Good luck and do not trust anyone .
Get the money in your hand before handing over the Tapu .
Alternatively consider an agent who is respectable,and has done it many times .
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I am currently in Turkey and mentioned it to the pool man who knows someone who is interested. They have been to have a look and are wanting to make an offer. Is it possible to sell without an estate agent and also what would be the process for the money as they want to offer TL but my friend would obviously want GBP. I just dont want him losing out.Any help greatly appreciated.Thanks
Is your Frıend here ın Turkey to over see the sale and sıgn docs.
If not,do you have POA from hım.
Get a non-refundable deposıt from the buyer.
Make sure your frıend or you talk wıth the buyer not the pool man.
Step very carefully here,the most ınportant step ıs MONEY FIRST then Tapu.
Is all bılls and councıl tax paıd and up to date,there must be no dept on the property.Good luck.
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

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Hi

my friend wants to sell his apartment as he has only been to it twice in the 8 years he has owned it.

I am currently in Turkey and mentioned it to the pool man who knows someone who is interested. They have been to have a look and are wanting to make an offer. Is it possible to sell without an estate agent and also what would be the process for the money as they want to offer TL but my friend would obviously want GBP.

I just dont want him losing out.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Always possible to sell without an agent BUT the owner or the named person on the Tapu must be there or a POA in said persons name.
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

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Hi

my friend wants to sell his apartment as he has only been to it twice in the 8 years he has owned it.

I am currently in Turkey and mentioned it to the pool man who knows someone who is interested. They have been to have a look and are wanting to make an offer. Is it possible to sell without an estate agent and also what would be the process for the money as they want to offer TL but my friend would obviously want GBP.

I just dont want him losing out.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Suggest you read up about the pros/cons of POA as you will find some people have had lots of problems with POA and the wording of POA
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Old 26th October 2016, 11:16   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

I would certainly sell without an estate agent but would insist on a lawyer to protect my interests. Yes, I know that some TLFers have had dodgy dealings with lawyers, but mine have always been excellent.
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

IbrahimAbi, bearing in mind Turkish lawyers have no training in real estate and are not needed here in Turkey and Turks very rarely use one, why do you offer that advice?
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Re: Can you sell apartment without an Estate Agent?

On the buying side you should certainly make sure you get proper support (perhaps a lawyer) to protect yourself, but on the selling side it is not so important as long as you donīt sign anything over until the cash is proven to be in your account.

It is one of the negatives of the Turkish system that someone has to trust the other to do the right thing. If the buyer pays you the cash, he has to trust that you will not do a runner before you sign over the deeds, and vice-versa. My position is - trust nobody.

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