Are you planning to sell or buy an HDB flat in Singapore? If so, the best approach would be to engage the services of a property agent to ensure that you get the best deals. Whether you are looking for an ideal unit for rent or the best property for investment, the agent you pick can make or break a good deal. Do not make the mistake of choosing an untrustable property agent.
Lucky for you, Singapore has no shortage of property agents.
On an island where land has always been a scarce resource and properties are always in high demand, real estate agents are aplenty, but how do you go about picking one that is reliable?
1. Is Your Property Agent Experienced in the Field?
The last thing you want is to choose an agent with little or no experience in Singapore’s real estate sector. To determine the agent’s level of experience, you can simply ask them or take a look at their reviews, refer to testimonials from previous clients or check their track record. Find out the number of properties they have sold, if they are successful in helping their clients upgrade to bigger flats or shift to ideal homes consistently and if their clients were happy with their service.
Was the agent referred to you by other homeowners as a recommended agent? It also helps to check the agent’s credentials to determine if he or she is the right fit for you or not.
Do not be afraid to ask the agent for references from his or her previous clients. Treat this like an interview where you are looking for a suitable candidate to fill an important vacancy. Opt for an agent with years of experience in the local property market if you want everything to go without a hitch.
2. Does Your Property Agent Care About Your Needs?
Take your time to figure out the priorities of your property agent – are they trying hard to make the sale or trying their best to make sure that your needs and expectations are met in terms of house requirements or prices.
A reliable agent should always prioritise your needs and wants since you are their client. Avoid agents who try to pressure you into viewing HDB flats that are clearly not to your satisfaction or pressure you to accept an unsatisfactory unit or price just to make a sale.
More importantly, a trustable agent should always keep you in the loop and share their search process and progress with you every step of the way when looking for the ideal home on your behalf.
3. How Professional is Your Property Agent?
A good property agent should always maintain professionalism regardless of the situation and even in the face of rejection. They should also take time to highlight the pros and cons of each HDB flat you view and always be fully transparent and open about their processes.
You would know that you have found a good one if they are patient with you and continue providing excellent service despite you rejecting their suggested flats repeatedly.
4. Does Your Property Agent Go the Extra Mile?
When it comes to customer service, a good property agent should be fully committed to serving you and maybe even go the extra mile to ensure that your expectations are met.
For instance, here at Home Property Agent, we go the extra mile to ensure that your HDB flat is sold in the shortest time possible. In order to do that, we create video tours to allow busy interested buyers to view your property without making an appointment or making a trip down. We also do home staging on your behalf to entice more potential buyers to view your property.
On top of providing stellar customer service, we also do this to ensure that your property will fetch your ideal price. Needless to say, we also take care of all financial analysis, calculations and administrative matters on your behalf as well. With the results-driven and professional team at Home Property Agent, you will always be in good hands.
Contact Home Property Agent for a free non-obligatory consultation today.