[caption id="attachment_55831" align="alignleft" width="300"] Unico Insurance General Manager Cenk Tabakoğlu and Hurriyet E-Business Director Kamil Özörnek. Source: Sigortasikayeti.com.tr[/caption]
Unico Insurance has signed a deal with Turkish real estate platform HurriyetEmlak.co to enable users who purchase property on the site to benefit from a package of insurance products.
A first in the Turkish industry, the suite of services dubbed Evim Paketi offers users who purchase or rent homes on the HurriyetEmlak site insurance products such as mandatory earthquake cover and cover for theft, fire, plumbing and electrical issues.
The package also provides home buyers or renters with assistance getting their utility accounts set up, plus offers up to 40 per cent discount on removal costs.
In addition, Evim Paketi subscribers will even receive free moving in services like hanging the curtains and getting appliances connected.
Property bought or leased on HurriyetEmlak using a mobile phone can also access the package by sending an SMS quoting a special code.
"In this way, customers will have everything they need in terms of real estate insurance and associated services," says Unico Insurance General Manager Cenk Tabakoğlu.
Tabakoğlu says the agreement is also an important opportunity for realtors.
"The Evim Paketi will change people's lives by making the process of buying a home and obtaining insurance easier, but it's also a win for real estate agents, who will benefit from advertising their services to a wider market."
"This solution is a more focused approach which is well aligned with our principles," he adds.
"We are pleased to be a pioneer in the industry. Based in the USA, Unico Property insurance is a leading brand in the sector with experience all aspects of the real estate business.
"Our goal is to offer a solution to HuriyetEmlak users, real estate agents and their clients. We're aiming to promote the services available in the framework we have adopted and bring solutions to problems experienced in new markets."
HurriyetEmlak E-Business Director Kamil Özörnekin says his business is proud to be collaborating with Unico Insurance.
"So far, we've worked with the real estate sector to find solutions for our customers, but we are the first to partner with the insurance sector through Unico," he says.
"We already have more than 14 thousand real estate businesses interested in the expansion of this service with us, so we believe that we will get very good results," he says.