This is a discussion on Would you pay mkt Commission? within the HDB, DBSS, Executive Condominium Discussion forum, part of the Home Planning Forum category; Would you pay mkt Commission ie 2% for seller and 1% for buyer? Would you nego for better comm rate ...
Would you pay mkt Commission ie 2% for seller and 1% for buyer?
Would you nego for better comm rate before engaging their services?
beware of agt, afterall the are money motivated ppl.
btw, I have been warned not to sign any blank forms agt provides.
Got a Propnex agt cyco me sign exclusive. I said No n indicated I'm only giving 2% incl gst, he said he normally charges 3%. He even pulled out 2 issues of Readers' Digest featuring Propnex winning consumer award.
There are many agt to sell for you even you didnt sign exclusive. Just be sincere and assure them you dont't mind pay 2% if property sold as per yr pricings. You can even prepare a short note as assurance but dont't sign THEIR excl form!
Personally felt those who start pulling testimonials, cert, company advert, sales achievement to make you sign exclusive are really not that ideal ... they tend to be more stubborn and arrogant. They even decide yr selling price w/o yr interest in mind ... eg that irritating ERA fly..... lucky never sign exclusive although he showed got great achievement. Lucky managed to pull husband out. He was so tempted.
Few days ago, an aunty ERA agt came over to co-broker with my agt. She doesnt know anything yet want to pretend she knows a lot about my house. I didnt change my storeroom location, she said I changed ... Said my house so small, others got 100sqm. I said 4NG and 4A model different, she asked what's 4NG .... like that can be agt? Faint!
Last edited by Angelmum; 19-05-2009 at 09:34 AM.
Angelman Syndrome Rare Genetic - deletion of Chromosome 15
You also say it's auntie .Originally Posted by Angelmum
If I were you, I would have chased her out of my doors for being such a disgrace to her profession.
Why not?Originally Posted by Angelmum
You'd just be doing ALL of us a big favour ...
i tink that auntie agent must be new , everything also dont know... haha :P
Not necessary ... auntie agent may have survived for years, servicing the auntie community .Originally Posted by serenelm
Try selling flat unit by your own. Usually buyers got their own agent. If agent ask you give commission then chase them away. They are acting on behalf of buyer. If also act for seller then will have double commission for doing nothing much. Plus have confusing interest for both parties.
Buying hdb unit then use your agent as buying need to view house, so more troublesome.
Then try negotiate with your agent till 1-1.5% as commission.
Actually if it is the same agent acting for seller and buyer, he wont be just doing nothing. He will have to negoiate till both parties agree on the price of the flat. He will have to do paper work for both sides and appear during the hdb appt. Of cos I have also heard of some black sheep who spoil the mkt. But now it is pretty common to 'sue' the agent if he do hangy panky biz during the transaction.
When I bought my flat I also paid comm to my agent as he managed to get a price that I was willing to pay and of cos, the flat that I wanted. After all, if it is good service, they should be paid for the work that they do.
For me I think when buying hdb flat then need agent to source out the right price and area. When selling, you have what price you would want to sell in mind, advertise the own unit and wait for buyer's agent to approach.
Paperwork is simple unless dont't understand English. Even so, can always check with hdb staffs for help.
No point spending few thousands for filling up paper.
i just bought a 3 room flat..
my agent taking 1% commission from us..
but knowing we actuali quite tight in fiance problem he give us discount..
so is lesser than 1%..
i tink some agents they can discuss with..
some wont reali take 1 to 2% actuali..
you can try yr luck...
if agent can get the price I wanted, I do not mind paying 2%
i paid less than 1% to my agent too. he was quite lucky thou.
i viewed more than 30units from different agents.
this agent 1st time bring me only, nx day close deal.
which website is good for advertising to sell hdb? thanks