Crete Journal, February 2006
Clients change, times change, and technologies change
Five years ago, clients were more inclined to buy property in Crete
for reasons of lifestyle change, retirement or romanticism. The preferred
property was a traditional Cretan house, ripe for renovation, and clients
were more interested in lifestyle change than financial returns.
Although these factors still play a major part in the decision to live
in Crete, the last two years have seen a big swing towards clients
who want to invest in international real estate but don’t know in which
country to buy, and/or are dissatisfied with the quality of life in
Of course, these are all natural human feelings which evolve to form
a pattern, so over winter we’ve taken advantage of the internet technology
now available on Crete to revamp our website and provide information
about these feelings to clients.
Our website is growing, to portray the many good reasons that have
persuaded our clients to buy in the unspoiled area of north west Crete.
Consequently, the actual clinical property details will form a relatively
smaller part. Why, until clients decide which country they want to
live in, should they do more than a quick scan of individual properties?
And how do clients form a sufficient impression of a place, to want
to buy a property there?
Factual and timely property details are still important to you (and
we’ve improved these), but feedback on how it would be to really live
in Crete rather than Spain, Bulgaria or Turkey is now a “must have” for
you. And not just the glossy romantic fluff displayed by many real
estate agencies: you want to know the hard and gory details, as much
as the flavour and feeling of being there.
So, we’ve added four new sections to our website to cater for a mixture
of human emotions. From our long experience, we know that most of our
clients will want to dip into each one!
An already large but expanding repository
of information about property in Crete: how to find, buy or construct
your perfect home; getting here; where to stay; what to do; where
to go; climate; living costs; FAQs and so on.
Photographs from all around this
beautiful island, in all seasons, including places, nature, architecture
The latest weather reports from
Chania, Athens and London, plus current satellite images of the
northern hemisphere and sun/moon data, so you can compare the
weather in Crete with that in northern Europe!
Watch live images from Kolymbari
Marina, plus snapshots and time-lapse movies. See what's
happening on in a typical Cretan fishing village: the blue skies
and turquoise sea, the fishing boats, and the Sunday rush for
the local tavernas!
We’ve put a lot of work into these new sections over winter, and really
hope you enjoy the results!