Having just spent our first family holiday at the property we purchased through Cyprus 101 we wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all your help and support in buying our dream Cyprus property. The process was extremely easy and enjoyable we were looked after extremely well by Diane Murphy who took the time to help us understand what we were looking for as we had not really thought things through properly.
Diane was excellent in helping us with this, also she was able to show us a number of properties in which we were very interested and that suited our requirements and most importantly our budget.
Diane helped is immensely and had great patience with us the result was a fabulous purchase which we are very very pleased with. Diane has continued to give us advice and support after the sale when we have requested additional information that is not even related !!
We can only highly recommend this company to any who are looking to make such a life choice. We had met with others who frankly did not have our interests at heart and who showed us very disappointing properties we had spent three days with others but just 24 hours with Cyprus 101 and we found what we are looking for.
Thank you Diane very much for all your help and support.
Lee and Andrea Forde
September 12, 2015
In October of this year (2014), we decided we would like to buy a holiday home in Cyprus. After narrowing the area down, I wrote to agents. Immediately, I got a call from Diane, whose lovely manner endeared me and filled me with confidence at once. She asked me several pertinent questions to ascertain what I really wanted. Diane then sent what she believed I would be interested in and she was spot on!
Excitedly, we arrived for a four day visit. I had arranged to meet other agents as well as Cyprus 101 and
view several properties. After the first day with another agent, I felt very despondent. The properties didn't look half as nice in reality and the lady accompanying us couldn't answer my questions. That all changed when Cyprus 101 sent along Christos to view the shortlist that myself and Diane had decided upon. Before taking us anywhere, he took us to a high vantage point where we got a great overview of Paphos and pointed out the districts and their pros and cons. Again, helping us focus on what was important to us. I believe we saw six properties that day. At no time did I feel there was a hard sell from Christos, he provided wise counsel. None of the flats disappointed; their photos and descriptions were not exaggerated, leading to the sense of disappointment I had experienced previously. No, they depicted exactly what I saw. So it was fabulous that my favorite listing turned out in reality to be a little gem and we knew immediately "this was the one!"
Knowing we had a tight window of opportunity, Christos guided us through the process, helped us set up a bank account and drove us to the lawyer we had chosen. The purchase went through painlessly and in early Feb, we got our place in the sun.
I strongly recommend Cyprus 101 if you are considering doing the same. Diane and Christos' sense of personal customer service made buying in Cyprus a very, very pleasurable experience. What a team!
Maria and Frank
March 18, 2015
Having spent couple of holidays in the apartment that Diane found for us we would like to thank her again for her excellent job!
Diane understood very well from the very beginning what we were looking for and when such property came up on the market she did not hesitate to make it very clear to us. We immediately flew in to find out that it was indeed the right choice.
She was very helpful, timely and precise in all respects. Something one would not very often find among real estate dealers anywhere and Cyprus is no exception in this regard. On top, she was genuinely friendly, which comes as a bonus:)
We must say that this was not an easy deal at all starting from a lawyer which we found ourselves and had to change... followed by the 2013 crisis which almost wrecked the sale, not to mention all minor ups and downs which are very common. Through all these hurdles she navigated very well professionally and personally.
We never felt any pressure from her during all the bargaining period but she was always very firm in what she thought (and actually was) fair on the seller side.
She keeps network of good contacts in property management, construction, etc and always ready to link you up if you need advice or service.
To sum up, Diane is very professional, reliable and trustworthy. We would recommend her as an agent for anyone looking for property in Paphos area.
Everything that Diane represents professionally is deeply linked to her great personality. You would really enjoy dealing with her and feel grateful for her work as we do now, if you are lucky to find your dream house through her.
Anna & Evgeny
We truly appreciate all the help and guidance you have provided to us in our quest to find the right home for our permanent move to Cyprus. Your patience, courtesy and willingness to readily adapt to our changing ideas of location, property type, budget and much more, was incredible. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon as completion of the purchase now looms on 22nd December.
With grateful thanks,
David and Joanne Stratton
November 23, 2014
We recently purchased a holiday home in Peyia and Cyprus101 (Bettabit Homes Ltd.) were the agent acting on behalf of the sellers. Diane was the agents representative, who was great in helping us understand better the types of property our budget would allow us to buy, some of the things we needed to consider and advice on how we could progress improvements to the property we ultimately bought. Having returned to the UK and had our offer accepted, she was also very helpful throughout the purchase process acting as an intermediary on questions we had and helping to check things at the property. Whilst we were not technically the client, the help she provided was invaluable.
Craig & Karen Oldroyd
August 1, 2014
We've been looking for our ideal holiday home in Paphos, Cyprus now for around four years. We came across Cyprus 101 after searching online for more properties to view on our following visit. We were picked up and shown several properties by Christos, who was very helpful and after dealing with Diane via email up to, and while on the island. The two of them made our search effortless and stress free. We have now found our perfect holiday home with their help & after completing and moving in, can now sit back, relax and enjoy our dream property in Peyia, Paphos. We had help with all our needs including the legal side taken care of, which also all went to plan with very little stress. Thanks to Cyprus 101, Diane & Christos for making it happen!!
Sol & John
July 7, 2014
We have recently purchased our lovely detached home in Kamares which was marketed by Diane Murphy. Diane does everything she says on the tin in a timely, friendly and professional manner. The property we purchased had been on the market for several years and had been marketed by several agents. Our new neighbour said he wished he had a euro for everyone who had been to see it in the past. Diane recently took on the marketing of the property on a non exclusive basis and advised her clients to drop to a realistic price to reflect the downturn in the Cyprus market in 2013. We indicated an interest, flew in from the UK and within a few days had bought the place. Diane indicated that the closing process would take about 4-6 weeks and in fact it took less than 4 from viewing to moving in. Diane advised on various aspects of the purchase and gave impartial advice which we really appreciate. We plan to stay in the house for a long while but would certainly consider Diane if were ever going to sell.
December 10, 2013
I would like to thank Diane Murphy for her help in finding and purchasing our holiday home in Paphos. Our family has recently bought an apartment in Paphos and Diane guided us through the process at each and every step. We appreciate her professionalism and dedication to customers.
During our 2 day visit to Cyprus in the spring of 2013 Diane personally showed us a number of available properties in the Paphos area. She also arranged a tour of homes near Larnaka with another real estate agent. After just a couple of days we clearly had an idea of what type of the apartment we would like to purchase. And three months later we have returned to Cyprus already as homeowners!
Diane was always available to communicate with us via emails and made all the necessary arrangements for a quick and smooth purchase. She provided us with many useful contacts – lawyers and property management companies, as well as answered many of our questions about life on the island.
Working with Diane was a great experience. I would without hesitation recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Cyprus.
October 31, 2013
Our search for a permanent home in Cyprus was facilitated by Diane Murphy. After travelling and living in many countries including the UK, China, Singapore and Malaysia we have dealt with numerous Estate Agents for both rentals and purchases. Both my wife and I agree without a doubt that Diane is in a class of her own. Full of integrity, honesty and always willing to go full out to help both seller and purchaser fulfil their needs. She listened carefully (a unique skill in itself !!!) and made suggestions where needed and then selected initially 4 houses for us to view first. Quite honestly so well had she listened that we would not have hesitated to buy 3 of the 4 had we only seen them individually. Our purchase had complications primarily because we were buying from Malaysia and the seller was in the UK (distance, currency, communication with both Lawyers). On completion of the purchase Diane even linked us with local services and has remained in touch to see how we are settling in. We believe the fact she is also married to a Cypriot and has ingrained herself into the culture and workings of Cyprus is also something which helps her achieve her client’s goals seemingly almost effortlessly. Naturally we would not hesitate to recommend Diane to a seller or purchaser and will restate our experience has been second to none!
Ultimate Performance Solutions
October 24, 2013
We would just like to express our appreciation to you for your help in finding us the property that we were looking for. From the first e mail contact right through to arranging for the keys for us when we arrived late at night has been done with professionalism. Even after we've been here a month your still there for us with helpful advice which we're so grateful for. It's reassuring to know there's a "friend" you can call.
We can truly say we would recommend you to anyone who wanted to buy a house here.
Thanks for everything.
Diane and Peter Atkins
March 28, 2013
Diane Murphy was recommended to me by a friend, who had found an ideal property through Diane. Having spoken to Diane, I listed the qualities of the property I would be interested in. What I appreciated about Diane was
- She genuinely listened & understood the type of property I was interested in.
- At no time, did she try to convince me to look at properties that did not correspond to the list I had given her. Therefore, Diane did not waste my time needlessly.
- She never tired of answering my questions, regardless of whether they were strictly speaking her responsibility or not.
- She helped me at each stage of the purchasing stage.
- She behaved professionally at all times
The result was, that after having seen only 4 properties, I was able to make the decision with confidence of buying one of them. I have no regrets, it is precisely the property I was looking for and more; my choice far exceeded my expectations. Given that I am a widow, having trust in Diane made this process less stressful for me.
February 3, 2013
As promised, a few words -
After a number of holidays in Cyprus, stepping of the plane in the sunshine seemed like we were returning home.
Each time thoughts of owning our home in Cyprus came to mind, sometime reality had to prevail. We had heard various stories about bad construction, people losing deposits, and so much pressure from agents, wrong decisions were being made.
Lots of work on the internet and we found many property agents with hundreds of properties! After a lot of conversations we found 50 properties with 4 agents, this 50 was eventually shortlisted to 20. We arranged our next trip ,and arranged to view our chosen properties. Confidence is all important, two of those agents we were not happy with and although we were interested in their properties would not buy from them.
Cleo is everywhere, so it was nice to meet Diane. Arriving in a clean car ,a Diane smile and nice handshake, and details of the properties we wished to view, plus one. (An excellent villa at a bargain price, but not for us) We had an enjoyable few hours viewing, received lots of info, not just about houses but everything Cyprus! There was no pressure ,we took our time and enjoyed the expereince. A few days later and a lot of thought,we requested a second viewing, within the hour we were on our way, again lots of info. Decision made, Diane recommended a couple of lawyers , she made the initial appointment with our choice of lawyer and even came with us.
Next, furniture. Easy at home, but where do we go in Paphos? Again lots of info about different shops and then she took us to those of interest.
Reality. We have our house in the sunshine and enjoying furnishing it, looking forward to our new lifestyle. Confident we made the right decision with the right agent.
Thank you Diane.
Peter Coller / Gillian Ford
February 1, 2013
I would like to thank you for everything you did for me to buy a house in Tala (Paphos) and please accept these few words as a testimonial. When I start searching on the web, I found that Cleo is everywhere, so I tried to find how could he help me to find the best house in the best price, so he forward me to his colleague Diane Murphy who started to show me different kind of houses with different prices, and asked me always about my opinion. For her, she wanted to know what I needed, and she never pushed me to buy any of the properties she showed me. This is the professionalism and the morality. Now, Diane became a very special friend in Cyprus which I trust in everything including money. She is really very special.
Jan 2, 2013
We made initial contact with Kleo of Property of Cyprus in July 2012. He was very helpful and put in touch with his business partner, Diane Murphy. From the first long distance telephone contact with Diane she has been nothing less than 110% helpful and efficient. Every query, no matter how small or trivial has been dealt with using the same level of integrity as the larger problems. Nothing has been too much trouble for Diane and we will be eternally grateful.
The property we were looking at became ours in November 2012, a rapid turnaround thanks to the unflagging efforts of Diane to speed up Lawyers both in Cyprus and the UK!
She became more of a friend during the purchase period and this attitude really helped to smooth out all wrinkles in the purchase process. It would be our pleasure to buy her lunch anytime she is our area!
We heartily recommend Property of Cyprus in general, and Diane Murphy in particular if you want a dedicated and friendly property service in Cyprus.
Tony & Sally Brearton
December 11, 2012
Following our initial email enquiry to Property of Cyprus, Diane provided an extremely friendly, positive and prompt response to our telephone calls, emails and texts. We had rented holiday properties in Peyia for a number of years and were now in a position to buy. We decided to visit for a weekend and gave Diane 48 hours notice of our arrival and she arranged a selection of properties to view on the Saturday afternnoon!! Our next visit was better organised, we contacted Diane with a request to view 2/3 properties we were extremely interested in. We met on our first morning in Peyia and viewed our selection plus "one other". Throughout our 2 week visit we were constantly in contact with Diane arranging further viewings. At no time did we feel the normal Agency sales pressure. On our return to the UK we decided we had to make an offer for the "one other". With Diane negotiating on our behalf we now own a fantastic property which we are really looking forward to initially using as an holiday retreat and then a more permanent home in about 18 months. We still pester Diane for help in arranging local "things" and hope she doesn't mind us continuing to do so.
With Best Regards
Martin and Val
December 6, 2012
Whilst holidaying in Paphos in 2010 and considering purchasing property and moving to the island we were fortunate enough to meet Diane Murphy. Diane is a partner in the Cyprus 101 Property of Cyprus company. We had made an initial contact by e-mail and met in person in the Alexander the Great Hotel. As ours was a complicated situation we embarked on a journey that was full of ups and downs but Diane was always there to help us through.
This help was immeasurable and embraced arranging a Cyprus solicitor, setting up bank accounts, arranging for an interim property whilst contracts were exchanged, a hire car at the best rate and even” a man with a van”. This last item was to assist us in the transportation of 2 adults, 5 suitcases, a large dog and a cat who were both housed in separate containers.
We continued from 2010 to communicate freely by e-mail and telephone and Diane was able to keep us updated with property prices, exchange rates, villa movement as well as the hidden information like Cyprus vets, medical cover and the hundreds of other potential problems that are encountered along the way.
In all of this time Diane offered a first class service, being totally fair to both vendor and purchaser, in a friendly but still professional way. Diane offers a service that is far and above what we would have expected from an Estate Agent. In thanking her for her skills and help we have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone involved in property transfer in the Paphos region. We are sure that without her involvement we would not have had such a smooth transaction and may not be now settled in our house in Peyia.
Stan and Kath Lamb
October 10, 2012
We would like to thank you for the professional and courteous service we received during our search for a property in Paphos. You were both knowledgeable and efficient in the service you provided and a pleasure to do business with.
We are delighted with our new home and grateful for the assistance you provided.
All good wishes,
Bill and Kate
May 20, 2012
Vian and I like to express our unreserved appreciation and thank you for your help during the recent purchase of our new home in Cyprus.
As we have repeatedly said to you, this was provided in the most pleasant, sincere and professional manner.
The very first telephone conversation we had summed the experience up. We rang you late one evening, and because you'd had a long day and weren’t able to fully engage with us, you said you would ring us the next day.
We were very impressed with the honesty of the sentiment and felt then, and you proved us correct, that you will want to provide a genuinely attentive service that ultimately proved very constructive for us. We did not feel at any point that you were trying to sell us what stock you have, but always explored ways to help us find what we liked and we did!
None this would have happened without an attractive website. We found yours to be very informative and above all accurate. The photographs were of a high quality and gave a very good overview of the properties we visited. Thank you for emailing them later to us as they now form part of our photo library for this "Event"!
The examples are too numerous to cite but we are both very confident that your intention will always be to provide this level of service to your future clients and we have no hesitation in recommending you very highly indeed.
We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks and we truly hope that we will remain in touch for years to come.
Ali & Vian
Thank you for the help you gave us with the purchase of our bungalow in Cyprus.
As we were looking for property at the same time as trying to have a holiday we really appreciated you listening to our needs and only taking us to properties we would be interested in, there were agents that wanted to spend a whole day taking us to totally unsuitable properties.
The buying process went through smoothly and quickly with your help.
We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Cyprus
Ian & Janette Foster
Fabruary 22, 2011
John, Vickie and I would like to thank you for all your help in finding us a permanent home in Cyprus. You understood our need for a “HOME” and showed us a selection of properties with this in mind. You negotiated with our sellers in a thoughtful and constructive way and were prompt in your responses to us.
You were supportive in terms of explaining all the nitty gritty around buying a property in Cyprus and you have an amazing knowledge from which we drew.
We would definitely recommend your company if the opportunity arises.
Thank you again for your help.
John, Elaine and Vickie.
February 7, 2011
Dear Cleo & Diane,
About 3 months ago we started searching the internet for a real estate agent who could assist us in finding and acquiring a property on Cyprus. We found you on the internet through your website Cyprus101.com and were immediately impressed by the quality of data provided and completeness of info available on each property listed. Especially when comparing to the many websites out there focusing on selling properties in Cyprus. Your website furthermore provided an in depth view of the purchasing process and what we could expect once we came over to Cyprus on a house hunting trip. As your website states: “Searching properties for sale in Cyprus cannot be easier!” in short, our exact experience!
We were very pleased with the info you provided and all the answers we received to the many questions we had before coming to Cyprus. Something that pleased us additionally was that both Diane and you listened to our basic requirements and proposed us a list of potential properties that would suit our need. Which shows as, in the end we purchased a property that was initially proposed by you and added to our viewing list by Diane.
Working with Diane the past few days to view potential properties has been a pleasant and worthwhile experience.
On behalf of our entire family I would like to express our sincerest thanks for all your assistance in finding and helping to acquire, what we are sure will be, a retreat of peace and tranquility where many an enjoyable vacation will be spent in the near future.
Keep up the good work!
A Satisfied customer
Jan Joris NAETS
January 31, 2011
On behalf of all the family involved, I am writing to thank you very much for all your assistance in finding, what we hope will be, a retreat where many an enjoyable holiday will be spent and who knows, maybe one day, for longer periods at a time.
We were in contact with many agents during our extensive search, most of whom were kind, courteous and very helpful. The additional feature for us with your assistance in the search, was that you listened to the basic requirements given and showed us potential properties that we were able to short-list. We had many a wasted trip with others, to properties that were not only unsuitable, but that did not fit the given basic criteria. We were very pleased therefore that the property purchased was introduced through yourself.
We have also been very grateful for your after-sales service, assisting with a smooth changeover.
Praise indeed from a critical ex UK estate agent!!
January 28, 2011
I just want to thank you for helping us find our dream home in Cyprus. As you know, we had almost given up but your patience and understanding of what we were looking for has made our dream a reality which has been a long time coming! Thank you again and we will be referring anyone and everyone we know to you that are buying or selling property.
Maureen and John
Yes we finally got our house. We must thank your team for all the work they put in on this purchase, a big thank you must go to Diane who kept us updated as to what was happening and what were the next steps we had to take to get our home, she is a Diamond. Thank you again Cleo.
Gordon & Sarah McLean
Hi Diane and Cleo,
We are about to fly over to Cyprus to use our holiday apartment for the first time and couldn't be happier. We just wanted to thank you both for your time and efforts to get us a great deal and keep us up-to-date with what needed to be done and the progress. We'll ring you when we get there - we'd love to see you both and your families. Thanks again!
James and Margaret
Thank you for helping me to find the desired house. I wish you further success. In a few words you have: experience, professionalism, honesty and exceptional communication and I thank you again.
PS...Sorry for my mistakes
Have nice day!
Just a few lines to thank you for your friendly and professional help when we purchased our villa through your company.
My self and Daniel had a nice wee holiday when we came over to view the house. We were delighted with the service you provided out with your normal duties i.e. negotiating the excellent deal for the furniture and coming to open the bank accounts with us when we had previously struggled to do so as we did not have a utillity bill.
Finally I would like to say thanks for recomending Paul (Efthymiou) the lawyer who you explained was your business partners father-in-law and that I under no obligation to use him. Not only was he very reasonably priced for his services he was also very efficient as the sale was completed in under a month. All in all you made it a very enjoyable and easy experience.
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