When looking at an apartment you could also check if other agents are selling the same property at a different price, it does happen. At least when you are on the islands you can have a good look around. Don't be pressurized into buying just because the agent says ' I must inform you that we have other people interested in this property’. What you have to think about is if you buy at a high price in the current climate, it’s unlikely that you will sell at a profit (but who knows!).
You may be able to put in an offer well below the asking price. If the person selling a property is asking too much money for it, or has had little
interest in their property, they may consider dropping the price. Try it and see!