The Patterns of Dodgy Property Agents

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In today’s competitive services market, real estate agents are not only caught in the strife of industry competition, they also have to grapple with being made redundant by technology. To say that there are many real estate agents in Singapore is an understatement — there are more than 28,000 licensed agents or about 1 agent serving every 140 residents; and this is probably the principal cause of the stiff competition in the industry. The competition is exacerbated by the growing number of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants who opt for self-service through web applications. We are concerned that some agents have compromised their integrity and their “duty of care” for their clients in order to trump the competition. Read more

Veteran Property Agent and Analyst Joins HugProperty As Co-Founder

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Singapore-based start-up HugProperty, a property platform which provides property buyers and sellers with unbiased, expert-guided information, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ku Swee Yong, Chief Executive Officer of International Property Advisor, as a co-founder. The move is part of HugProperty’s strategic plans to provide customers with expert insights focusing on a credible and factual analysis of properties. HugProperty aims to eliminate unnecessary delays to property transactions by providing unbiased information amidst the myriad of misleading information present in today’s market. Read more

Counting the love of aircon ledges in dollars

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Source: Just how much do buyers of private property pay for air-conditioner (AC) ledges every year? A whopping S$780 million. I hope my estimates are wrong, but simply examining new residential sales in the six years from 2011 to 2016, it seems that buyers have spent a total of S$4.7 billion on AC ledges. If… Read more A Singapore Start-up Story involving a Brunei Prince, S$25,000 from DBS Bank, a Data Scientist, a Property Agent and a Banker.

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His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Qawi of Brunei Darussalam announces his support to, a DBS HotSpot Pre-Accelerator 2016 finalist that specialises in urgent sale properties in Singapore. The three-months-old start-up, which has received S$25,000 entrepreneur award from DBS Bank, is founded by Dr. Andy Teoh, an A*STAR scholar and former Senior Data Scientist from Singtel, Mr. Winston Lam, a former property agent from ERA and Mr. Jeffery Sung, a Senior Vice President at DBS. Read more