Posted on 23 September 2015
Spot Blue International Property has been awarded a top Five Star rating and crowned ‘Best Real Estate Website – Turkey’ at the prestigious European Property Awards, confirming the company’s position as a leader in today’s highly competitive overseas property market.
Winning the award, announced in London on September 22nd 2015, means Spot Blue International Property can now show the coveted European Property Awards logo on its marketing material and website. The European Property Awards form part of the International Property Awards, which covers regions around the world.
Spot Blue International Property is a family business, trading since 2003 and run by David Walker and his son Julian. Said Director Julian Walker: “We relaunched our website less than a year ago, so this award is especially pleasing. Spotblue.com is integral to our business and designed not only to help people to buy and sell property in Turkey, but also to keep them informed about the market. We’re honoured that our efforts to maintain high standards and efficiency have been recognised formally by our peers in the overseas property industry.”
According to the organiser’s website, an International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence. The Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe and celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry.
Added Mr Walker at Spot Blue International Property: “We recently entered the Spanish property market, using a template of SpotBlue.com for our website Propertyandspain.co.uk. This makes winning the award even more important and reassures us we are ticking the right boxes with our online presence.”
In October 2009, Spot Blue became the first UK based Turkish property agency to verify the credibility of developers through due diligence reports before working with them. Spot Blue International Property’s own company reports check not only that a developer is legally registered, but also when it was registered, who its directors – past and present – and senior staff are, its development history and completion status, as well as its annual profits.
Spot Blue International Property’s long-term commitment to high standards in the property industry is demonstrated by its membership of a range of industry associations, including the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI), National Association of Estate Agents (incorporating FOPDAC) (NAEA) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT).