The real estate agency CKBSM – BSM stands for ‘Business Solutions Market’ – is known as “the first one-stop shop” in Greece for real estate products and services, according to its websites, www.ckbsm.gr and www.ckbsm-realestate.com. The National Herald spoke with its representative to learn about Greece’s real estate scene and how the firm can help Hellenes abroad.
The National Herald: How easy is it for someone to buy real estate in Greece, especially if they are thousands of miles away, and how can CKBSM help?
CKBSM: Our company in terms of serving our customers who are interested in real estate buying and selling and renting is able to serve customers from all over the world and puts all its know-how as well as specialized translators, lawyers, engineers, and notaries at the disposal of our customers, from whatever country they come from.
We undertake to guide them and help from the beginning to the end of every purchase and sale of real estate.
TNH: What happens when someone wants to sell a property?
CKBSM: Each client must bring his passport to our office, where he signs an assignment order pertaining to the properties that interest him and immediately afterwards our company, depending on the client’s country of origin, guides him on everything that will be needed to complete purchases correctly and efficiently, without delays and risk, utilizing the specialized professionals at his disposal.
When someone wants to sell or rent a property located in Greece, they can simply call the CKBSM real estate office and assign it to us! Our specialized staff will guide him on the documents that will be needed, as well as on the assessment of its value and of course we have the ability to issue, through our civil engineer partners, all the necessary supporting documents around the property even if not he has them, but of course we have at his disposal notaries and all the collaborators so that he does not have to worry about anything, no matter how far away he is.
We also offer special advice on the best use of real estate that one has in Greece.
TNH: Is this the right time to invest in Greece – specifically in Real Estate?
CKBSM: This is indeed a very good time for someone to invest in real estate in Greece! The country has seen ever-increasing investment interest from large companies and seems to have been able to expand its tourist season.
There is also a great need for homes that rent by the month. An additional reason, of course, is the low selling prices of plots and real estate nationwide in many areas.
Our company also offers special advice to those who are interested in investing in value-added properties. We are also the only one that offers design, construction, renovation, equipment, etc. services to its clients, in short, comprehensive customer service.
TNH: Are there different things to keep in mind when buying property in Athens or, for example, on the islands?
CKBSM: Our company is at the disposal of those interested in investing in Greek real estate nationwide. There are many different options that he will present depending on the money they wish to spend.
The Athens area has drawn ever-increasing investment interest, especially some areas around the Centre where prices are still affordable.
The islands attract greater tourist interest, especially for those who are interested in investing in the purchase of plots in order to build tourist accommodations on them. Through the reduced prices provided by our company, they are an excellent choice.
TNH: Tell us about the beautiful region of Messenia.
CKBSM: The wider region of Messinia, in recent years, has attracted the interest of large tourism and construction companies thanks to the development of the famous Costa Navarino resort.
This period is really a very good time to invest in both tourism and housing.
CKBSM is at your disposal in terms of finding the right value-added properties, through the consultants we place at your disposal. We can also undertake to design, build, renovate, or equip any type of property at the best market prices due to our collaborations with the largest commercial companies nationwide.
TNH: Can you tell us something about the financing options for Diaspora Hellenes, including Greek government or EU funding?
CKBSM: From time to time various programs are announced that also concern the Greeks of the Diaspora, especially in terms of tourism investments. Depending on what our clients are interested in, we are able to guide them in this regard, in cooperation with the respective consulting firms.
Let us also say CKBSM rewards its clients with discounts on 50+ services offered by our company, in addition to real estate agents!
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