By: mytapu webmaster | May 19, 2018

How to Find Property to Buy in Istanbul Turkey

Investors sometimes are curious how they can find a property to buy at, because there are not many properties listed on the website… 

The answer is pleasantly surprising, as you will discover below….

Looking for a property in Turkey? The typical way to find property in Turkey is to ‘walk–into’ or call a local estate agent, or to scan an agent’s website. The problem with this approach is, that most local agent’s follow a business procedure that is to their benefit, and not the buyer. This means they push all the risks onto the buyer, and focus on obtaining their commission. 

What are the risks? Selling property without proper planning certificates, and requiring the buyer to pay a ‘reservation deposit’ before providing proof of title and legal status of the property, are two risks, for example… Most international agents rely on local agents, and follow these same practices, so the risks remain….

Why do 85% of all property purchases in Turkey come from on-line real estate property markets?

These are not the practices and procedures followed by local Turkish people when buying property. Instead they follow a more simple and risk averse approach. At, we use the same approach followed by locals, for the international buyers of Turkish property….

Where to find property to buy in Turkey?

And it’s not only the purchasing procedures that are better at The property sourcing procedures are better. When a buyer registers with, the buyer isn’t limited to purchasing a property just from those listed on the mytapu website- the buyer can find a property anywhere, with any agent, on any website- and will do the rest.

So how does a buyer know where to look? The answer depends on what they are looking for- type of property, locations, amenities, special considerations.  

Yes, can help with that too- we have been advising buyers of Turkish real estate up and down the Turkish Riviera coast, and in Istanbul, since the late 1980’s- long before it became so fashionable.

And there’s more…! At, the Property Finders' Service provides buyers with three especially effective services to find the right property.


First, for exclusive luxury residences, we source from our own internal database of high-networth owners. These are the families that own and run Turkey’s largest industrial holding companies and investment banks, and their advisers, and executive suite personnel.

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Second, for properties priced from EUR 35,000 to EUR 1.5 million, we source from our own internal database of 3,000 + international owners that we have provided services to over the preceding 10 years plus. This is a wide network that encompasses many professionals in the real estate sector in Turkey: mortgage bankers, attorneys, and other investors from tourism and other sectors. 

Find property in Turkey at on-line portals, on-line markets, and on-line exchanges

Third, a researcher at scans the online property portals in Turkey to find the property meeting the buyer’s specifications. 

Help with on-line portals and online properrty markets and on-line real estate exchanges in Turkey

The online portals are where 85%+ of all property transactions have been originating over the past few years.  


Of course, the buyer may do this themselves, if they speak Turkish, but otherwise, is happy to provide this service.

No more worries about which agent, which website… provides better solutions all around. 

Property Finders Service, sourcing and searching for the requirements of  Professional Investors


Is the time now? Are you ready to begin? Click here….

Who can find property to buy in Istanbul?

Keep informed about property matters in Turkey, with articles like this one…sign-up for our periodic Newsletter here…or here…

At our policy is to ensure our clients are fully informed, so that they may make fully informed decisions- this helps to ensure better outcomes all around. 


Suggested Reading:

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Posted on : February 02, 2019

This seems like a very convenient site when looking for property in
Turkey. It is good that you have complete Turkish real estate listing in
your database; thus, buyers like me can go and find out what we looking
for. Every online property portal must focus on making their records
like this.


Posted on : August 24, 2018

Hello Mark,<br />
Thank you for your comment on the blog at<br />
The fone number left has too many digits- perhaps you can restate it so
we may call you?<br />
Would you be interested in buying, selling, or collaborating further?<br />
Please reply to and let me know.<br />
Many thanks!<br />
<br />
Melis<br />


Posted on : August 16, 2018

Yes Mark, thanks for your comment. <br />
<br />
The process of searching the database begins with completing the form at
the bottom of the &#39;BUY&#39; page of the web site. Then the email
correspondence begins, and we of course are happy to follow up by
telephone, but preferably by scheduling a mutually convenient time,
agreed 24 hours in advance, preferably in the early evening, as most
investors prefer to discuss these matters from the comfort and privacy
of their homes. <br />
<br />
At we are not a high pressure estate agency or emlakci type
organisation, so you will not have to endure psychological pressure
tactics or sales ploys. The team here have been experienced in the
Turkish real estate market since the early 1990s and the benefit of
their calm approach based on considerable insights will save you
considerable money and aggravation.

Mark Smith

Posted on : August 01, 2018

This seems like a very convenient site when looking for property in
Turkey. It is good that you have complete Turkish real estate listing in
your database; thus, buyers like me can go and find out what we looking
for. Every online property portal must focus on making their records
like this.

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