Buying & Selling Property
The process of buying and selling a property in Singapore can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. It can be a daunting experience as this is one of the biggest investments most people make in their lifetime. To make it worse, selling and buying a property has gotten even more complicated in the recent years as there has been more rules and regulations implemented by the government.
Even with the availability of DIY options, many people will still choose to engage a property agent because a professional and experienced real estate agent can helps you negotiate for the best price in the market, make sure your property sell at top price and navigate through blind spots. A good property agent must also be a great listener and consultant when it comes to your helping you narrow down your wants and needs and a great coordinator to ensure the entire process goes smoothly.
How would you know which property agent is the right one for you? What factors exactly separate great agents and the mediocre ones? Here are a few pointers covered may help you to find the ideal property agent:
1. Background Check
Your agent is responsible for advising you on all matters of marketing, financial analysis, risks, potential of an investment and transaction costs among many other topics. Therefore, it is important to find a trustworthy one who guides you patiently without pressure. Lucky for us to live in an era when there are so much information easily available online.These days many property agents realise the importance of having an online presence, with many of them actively using it as a marketing tool.
Simply run a check on their website or social media platforms where you can read their past clients’ testimonials. However, be wary of trusting everything you read online, try to confirm as much as you can about the agent by interviewing them personally or requesting for referrals. Don’t shy away from asking questions, a good agent will always be happy to make time for prospective clients who want to know them better.
2. Have a chat
The chemistry that a client has with a real estate agent is important as you will be spending hours conversing and bouncing ideas to and fro. An interview session allows you to assess the agent’s communication style and experience and decide whether you feel comfortable with him.
Communication is crucial in a real estate transaction as there are many details that you will need to be reminded of, explained to, and a typical sale process can take a 3-6 months on average. You need to feel comfortable talking and communicating with the agent, and the agent should be receptive and prompt to respond to your queries.
If you feel awkward or there is undue pressure placed on you by the agent, then the agent might not be a right fit for you. One of the best ways is to interview at least three agents to find one that has chemistry with you and the experience, skills and personality to work with you over the long term.
3. Does the agent has your interest at heart
As a consumer, you might know what you want but not exactly what you need.
For example, you might want a house in a quiet neighbourhood but neglect the fact that transportation might not be as convenient for the rest of your family. Or a beautiful garden sounds like a great idea until you figure that internal space is even more of a need for your expanding family size.
In an event like this, an experienced agent would give appropriate advice based on your needs and lifestyle. A good agent is like a good friend who knows the right questions to ask to lead you to the clarity you need to find the right home for your family.
4. The agent should be professional at all times
Rejections are common in the real estate industry and even after facing several rejections, a competent agent should be able to take it professionally and continue to doing his best.
Even when dealing with unpleasant counter parties, an agent should place your best interests at heart and avoid being emotional or prideful and jeopardise obtaining optimal outcome for you.
Professionalism also encompasses other fundamental behaviour habits such as honouring promises made to clients, turning up on time for viewing appointments, providing clients with relevant market information and diligently giving clients regular updates on the progress of their property search or marketing progress.
Choosing Kelvin Tan
Kelvin Tan has been in the real estate industry for more than 10 years. Coming from both real estate developer (Mapletree) and investment banking (DBS) background, gave me a good understanding of property market and insight.
He love to have a good workout whenever he is free or go for ride around the city in my Brompton. Professionally, he is a licensed real estate agent and investor.
He will guide you through the buying and selling process from start to finish.
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What is included in HIS service
Get a free professional and data-driven valuation of your home, from an expert of your local area.
Sustainability is the key, prudent financial planning will make sure you are comfortable with the numbers before proceeding in selling your house and buy the next property.
Understanding your needs and wants to come up with a solid strategy and determine the timeline for the selling process. We want to make sure we cover your mid to long term goals and all the way to retirement.
Online Marketing Package With Maximum Reach
I will arrange a professional photoshoot and advertise your property on all major Singaporean online platforms through which you can reach thousands of potential buyers.
Virtual Viewing, Property Tour & 3D Plan
Alongside traditional viewings of your property, I will also provide state-of-the-art 3D virtual viewings as well as video property tour. This expands the list of potential buyers, increasing your chances of getting higher offers on your home.
Monitor Progress Online
You can check on the progress online, 24/7 on the specialised personal dashboard, including feedback from potential buyers. As your property is being advertised to the widest audience possible you could be receiving high value offers as quickly as 7 days from listing.