Planning your viewing trip to Cyprus
A viewing trip will be vital to the success of your move. Our downloadable Viewing Trip Guide is also an incredibly useful tool to making sure you use your time effectively. Here we discuss all you need to know to help you plan accordingly.
The more choice you have, the more stress you feel. That is the “paradox of choice” that can affect international property buyers: maybe the perfect house at the cheapest price is just around the next headland or on another côte or costa entirely? One of the benefits of buying in Cyprus is that the island is not so large that you are confounded by options. Most of us look within the 150 kilometres or so along the south coast between Larnaca and Paphos, plus some of the other villages such as Polis in the north-west.
Many buyers choose to visit off-season when the weather is cooler and the prices are cheaper, a great benefit of Cyprus being the year-round budget flights from the UK.
You can get to know the main areas well within a couple of leisurely weeks viewing. Many buyers choose to visit off-season when the weather is cooler and the prices are cheaper, a great benefit of Cyprus being the year-round budget flights from the UK.
In the property boom of the early 2000s, developers offered potential buyers subsidized property viewing trips. Sometimes they were a technique to hit the house-hunters with relentless hard sell techniques while keeping them virtually captive, so be careful if offered a “free” trip. These days it is more common that an agent will simply offer you subsidized accommodation if you agree to view their properties. You should still be on our guard though if you have been made beholden to someone who is going to make a lot of money if you buy!
It may be better to go under your own steam, with no pressure to buy and able to chat with locals, expats and tradespeople. It is a good idea to view at different times of the year.
The Viewing Trip Guide is designed to support you through the process of a successful property viewing trip, with tips and information on the most important steps to take. The guide will help you to: