http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/04/qatar-emir-buys-six-greek-islands "The islands have been in my family for over 150 years but we are not rich enough to be able to keep such valuable properties any longer," he said, ruing the soaring taxes the crisis-hit Greek state has slapped on real estate. "We are very, very happy to see them go. They have been on the market for nearly 40 years." When a property is on the market since the 1970s, you have a really really bad agent. There are only 2 reasons why any real estate in the world will not sell. They are asking too much or they have no marketing.