Feel free to discuss related issues in general terms: see Quest Bulgaria's posting on the matter of choosing an estate agent. (The following posting was taken from a thread which existed before the major forum revamp and clean-up.)
Maybe the most important thing to remember here is that there are always complaints about agents and always good things said - for every subscriber who we have who has something to say about an agent which is bad, we have another who says they are marvellous. Horses for courses! You have to do your own personal research, talk to them, get a feel for them, judge for yourself - there is no such thing as a good or bad agent, it is down to you and them at the time you do the deal.
The main thing is do not lose your head just because you are looking at a different part of the world... act as if you were at home in your own country.. do not be misled by them...IN ESSENCE, USE YOUR COMMON SENSE (if they ask for a cash deposit without an initial contract being signed, would you give them this in your own country??? would you underdeclare the value of the property in your own country by up to 70%??? and so on....) Be careful and you'll get a really good deal!
All the best, Jain