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Ivan Ng

Prior to everything, it is ideal to understand the full picture of the financial plan and timeline before taking any next step. Thereafter, typically 1 or 2 months before the MOP date will be ideal to start marketing and also concurrently start the house search. Is there already a condo in mind that you are considering?

May I have more info and requirements about your plans so to make better recommendations? Thanks and look forward to value-add to your housing plans.

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Ivan was the first agent that we met up with and right from the offset we had good vibes as he has a friendly personal approach, detailed working style and focuses on building the long-term relationship.

Our unit comes with its challenges but Ivan remained positive and had no qualms committing to our plans right from the start. It took only 6 weeks of aggressive marketing for him to secure a good offer which was a pleasant surprise in the end.

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--- HDB Flat Upgraders Mr. & Mrs. Lee ---

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He has helped us to find our ideal unit and also sold our current unit. He was very patient and never pushy when we were looking for our ideal unit. He would tell us that it is always important to find a unit that we really liked.

When it comes to selling of our unit, he was always prompt in arranging for viewings and he also tried his best to arrange and consolidate the viewings due to our time constraints. He is a reliable and prompt agent and is always willing to clarify any concerns and questions that we have.

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He provided us with sound and useful advice as well as closely follow through from the start till the smooth sale of the property within a short period of time.

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Bhavina Kaur
Good afternoon!

Typically about 2 months before the MOP, it is advisable to meet up so I can go through the finances for you, advise on the Sales Proceeds you will receive from your DBSS, check on the amount of loan you can borrow for the condo and advise on the price range to look for your next home etc.

Do contact me at 91708295 and we can start discussing now itself.

Look forward to assisting you!

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Geryl Lim
Dear sir/madam,

Real estate market is very much about the supply and demand. I am quite sure that your MOP period can coincide with a handful of your neighbours, which can potentially create higher supply in market and if number of buyers interested in this precinct is fewer than the supply line, it could become relatively tricky in terms of effecting a sale. Furthermore, this precinct is likely going to be targeted by fellow real estate professionals to get sellers to upgrade like you, therefore the product positioning will be critical to effect your upgrading process.

It is relatively immature to really say when is a good time to start the marketing process, but like what Ivan has mentioned before, 1 to 2 months prior the MOP will be a good guide to do so if you are working on a tight timeline, otherwise there should be no rush to do so, and you can do so when you meet your MOP. More importantly in my opinion is your targeted purchase, where similarly, if the projects you are interested in generates high demand with high transaction volume, you may wish to plan to kick off the marketing campaign of your existing place earlier such that you do not miss out on the purchasing opportunities.

Hope the above can help you make better decisions moving forward. If there is anything else which I can assist with, feel free to get in touch with me in private as we are not alerted to any responses posted here.

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Nick Tan
Dear Sir/Mdm,

Usually I will advise my clients to market their place at least 2 months before the MOP date. However as your MOP date is in early feb and from experience, Dec till after CNY, the market activities is usually lower due to school holidays, festive seasons and CNY. Therefore, I will recommend you to start the actual marketing after CNY and tailor the upgrading plans according to this timeline.

For upgrading, there are 2 important factors to consider, one is the finances and the other is the timeline. For finances, it will be ideal if you can plan it such that you need not pay the Additional Buyer Stamp Duty upfront and can also use the sales proceed of your DBSS to fund the purchase of your condo. With careful planning of the timeline, you will be able to transit seamlessly from your existing HDB to the condo with the need of moving to an interim place to stay.

I have assisted many of my clients who are in a similar situation to upgrade smoothly and seamlessly. Please feel free to contact me so that I can understand your situation better and provide you with further assistance!

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Robbie Chen Chee Howe

Depending on the location of your DBSS, you may or may not find a buyer easily. You can also expect alot of your neighbours wanting to sell off their properties at around the same time as you.

So, how do you make your unit stand out from the rest of your neighbours? How do you bring out the selling point of your flat? What kind of marketing platforms do you think will yield your desired result?

My suggestion is for us to meet up and prepare your unit for marketing purpose sometime in December 2018, and start active marketing in January 2019.

Should you need any further assistance in matters relating to property, please contact me at my mobile 9748 6305. I will be happy to assess and share with you the possibilities for you in the current market.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Robbie Chen
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