UK based Spot Blue, a specialist in buying and selling property in Turkey, has won the category of “Real Estate Agency Website – Turkey” at the 2012-2013 European Property Awards.
The accolade for www.spotblue.com was announced at a prestigious event at the London Marriott Hotel on Monday, 24th September. The European Property Awards are part of the long established International Property Awards, which are highly regarded throughout the global property industry.
Spot Blue is a family business run by David Walker and his son Julian, who together have over 20 years of experience in the overseas property sector. Director Julian Walker commented on their company’s achievement: “We’re honoured that our efforts to maintain high standards and efficiency have been recognised formally by our peers in the overseas property industry. Our website – and the transparency and clarity of everything we publish on it – reflects our business ethnic and general approach to helping people to buy and sell property in Turkey. We’ve never lost sight of these values since we started trading in 2003.”
In October 2009, Spot Blue became the first UK based Turkish property agency to run due diligence reports on developers before deciding to work with them. Spot Blue’s 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, and its annual profits.
Spot Blue’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), British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT), International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and Confédération Européenne de l’Immobilier (CEI) and Turkey’s Association of Real Estate Investment Companies (GYODER).
Among the many endorsements Spot Blue has received, HM British Consulate General in Istanbul and the Director of UKTI Turkey said of Spot Blue’s David Walker: “David is an attentive, focused professional who will go the extra mile to support colleagues and contacts alike” adding “he has always brought incisive business knowledge to discussions” The Chief Commercial Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy said “David, just wanted to say that your work and commitment are essential to the Turkey – UK trade. And I know it is appreciated”.