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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good afternoon JJ,

It's not a MUST to engage a real estate salesperson to assist and source in your property purchase.

But by engaging a professional, he/ she will be able to filter and arrange units that suit your requirements. You can comfortably just attend the viewings at ease and pick the unit you prefer.

A real estate salesperson will be able to advise you what price to offer based on the past transactions etc. SRX valuation is an estimation, should be solely used as a guide. You should based on past transactions instead.

Hope my opinions aid in your decision making.

If you need any assistance or advice in your property purchase, feel free to contact me. Cheers!

Hear from you soon!

Warmest Regards,
YT TAN 陈永达 | ACCA Graduate, RES
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Aaron Chong
Hi John, it would be beneficial for you to appoint an agent to assist you further. It would save you not just the paper work and legal document alone but also time and much effort where experience agents could guide you along step by step. I am residing at Tampines itself and would very much glad to assist you further.

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Ivan Ng

It is not mandatory to engage an agent, but having been through the process an agent can give you inputs from an alternative angle, and some pitfalls can be avoided when house hunting, especially when it comes to making the offer. After all, usually the savings more than outweigh the fees and hassle. Thanks and hope to assist further as I'm active in the east.

Warm regards
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D. Kumar
Hi Mr John,

It is not mandatory to engage an agent, but having one will definitely ease this tedious process. We take charge from the start till the end. Being in the business for years, we understand valuation indications and have transaction caveats on the finger tip and can advise on negotiating for the best possible price. Paying a fractional cost for our services may result in the savings of a few thousands based on that analysis alone!

Do contact me at 96659926 for us discuss further on your requirements comprehensively to understand the crux of your requirements & expectations, to enable me to deliver a more accurate financial projection and breakdown of cash flow for your purchase as well as to explore the possible options accordingly at no obligation.

Purchasing a property requires a step by step guidance:
(1) Understanding your requirements and expectations ; Location, Preferred Sizing, Comfortable Quantum; additional preference

(2) Running through the finances comprehensively :
-Financial cash flow calculations
-Utilization of Cash/ CPF
-Progressive Payments & Timeline of Payments

(3) In-Principal loan approval
By my network of bankers at no cost

(4) Following that,
We can kickstart on identifying the ideal unit which is more tailor made for your family's comfortable living.

(5) Negotiation for best possible price. And legality coordination handled by me.

In midst, you will progressively be updated and furnished with these documents :
(1) Price analysis of HDB market in your chosen location
(2) Customized sales and rental report of chosen property v other projects
(3) Rough surrounding valuation indications and Transaction Caveats
(4) Projected yield and capital upswing info derived from within vicinity properties

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Geryl Lim
Dear John,

Welcome to Tampines (my home town). The general rule of thumb will as long as you are competent to undertake the entire purchase procedure, from sourcing of units, to making and negotiating the offer all the way to paperworks and resale application, you are good to go on your own in this purchase without the salesperson. I am concern about this aspect for you since you are unsure of the procedures in place for such arrangement. Do you think you are undertaking huge risk if you are not engaging the services of a competent salesperson but yet, not so competent in the whole process of purchasing it on your own? Consequences could be huge in doing so for incompetency in carrying out such transactions.

You may wish to get in touch with me to go through your requirements such that my team can assist you with the purchase in Tampines.

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CK Ang
Hi JJ,
I have transacted a few 5 room hdb at Tampines lately. There are advantages to engage an agent to assist throughout the purchase. Please drop me an email for me to share the details.

I can be contactable at my mobile or email.

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Steven Wang
Hi John,

Let me lighten things a little.

If you can shave your head botak, you dont need to go to the barber.

If you need to style it, trim it, crop it, even as a professional hairdresser, you cannot reach the back of your head.

It all depends on how well you need it done.

Like most fellow agents have pointed out, you can do it yourself, if you area equipped with the know hows.

When it comes to real estate, we are talking about 100's of 1000s of dollars.

I strongly encourage you to engage a professional real estate agent to help you. Pay a fee and have it done correctly and well.

Afterall, we are trained.

The last thing you want is to cut your own hair, looking good from the front, but the back of the head may be a joke and it can haunt you for the next 4 weeks. Or worst, end up still having to pay a professional hairdresser to rectify it.

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  • OJ
    I ask a simple question and there is no need to taunt. It.[We are all trained]?I doubt from the way u wrote.Btw I will not be engaging DTZ where u are from but others.

Tricia Tan 陈丽子
I have one 5room unit at Blk 319. Engaging an agent definitely has its advantages. It can help you avoid situation like:
1.Unfamiliarity of real estate transactions rules and regulations could delay the transaction.
2.Lack of incorrect financial advices to assist you in making sound buying decisions.
3.Time consuming search
4.Tedious and numerous co-ordinations and follow-up with fellow marketing agents.
Feel free to reach me at 91442664 if I can assist you further.
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