As long as you have the hard copy OTP issued and have exercised the OTP thereafter, its legally binding and both parties have to proceed with the sale.
For most HDB transactions you be looking at, its usually cases of similar scenario, where owners need time to get another place. If you really like the flat, timeline wise you probably have to meet their requirements, but perhaps can use that to get a better price.
This is where an agent can value-add in terms of having a grasp of the comparable valuations nearby, timeline coordination and price negotiation, resulting in a hassle-free transaction for the buyer as we can visualize the plan going forward. If you are unsure, it might be ideal to engage an agent to avoid legal complications.
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.
Ivan Ng ERA ASAP
(ASk Anything Property)
Proactive. Sincerity. Feedback.
SMU BBM (Finance), Magna Cum Laude
Contact: (+65) 97432395
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--- HDB Flat Sellers Uncle "Seng" and Mdm. Png ---
Translation from Mandarin:
We are from the Pioneer Generation, already in our 70s, and have no experience selling HDB flat. As our new BTO is arriving, we considered selling our flat earlier.
We felt he was a patient agent who is willing to hear out our plans and concerns, and explain new HDB selling procedures clearly to us. He is also a hardworking agent who did Roadshows for weeks to create awareness for our unit, and we quickly found a buyer through this avenue.
We also appreciate that he made the extra effort to accompany us down to the Banks and Town Council to help us with the outstanding paperwork procedures, and ensure the sale go through smoothly. Throughout the process, we always felt assured and happy, as Ivan was always professional, accessible and saw things through till conclusion. Ivan will remain as a family friend and we will be glad to invite him over for coffee when our BTO is ready.
--- HDB Flat Sellers Mr. Hayum and Ms. Azizah ---
Ivan has justified our faith in appointing him as our Exclusive Agent. He transacted our unit at 620k, above valuation & highest price ever achieved for our block, within 2 months.
In a slow market, you need a proactive & committed agent who puts the extra effort. Besides advertising in papers & online intensively, he also had personally distributed flyers & spoke to potential buyers in neighboring blocks to increase exposure. Every week there were viewings & feedback.
He actually secured 2 attractive offers but assessed that the 2nd one will be a more smooth transaction. We're glad to have proceeded with his advice for a successful completion. Throughout he was professional and responsive. We wish him a great career and will be happy to recommend his services.
--- HDB Flat Upgraders Mr. & Mrs. Lee ---
We decided to engage Ivan as our agent as we were impressed with how he answered the enquiries on property guru website.
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.
Thanks Ivan! :)