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Unresponsive rental property agents?

Post by fatdoggos » Tue, 06 Apr 2021 2:42 am

My partner and I are looking for a place to rent and have been mainly contacting agents off p. guru but it's been a nightmare. We do not have an agent representing us as we know what we want, do not need any suggestions and are quite well-versed in terms of rental property hunting so we do not find any benefit in engaging an agent (and also paying for the commission).

Have contacted multiple agents requesting for viewings, and most of them have left us on read, or just gave us a "take it or leave it" viewing timeslot for weekdays which we are unfortunately unable to attend due to work commitments. When asked about weekend availability we'd just get ghosted and left on read.

Also arranged for a viewing one Saturday, only to have the landlord's agent text 2 hours prior to cancel the viewing as "tenant is sick". Zero follow up or mention of rescheduling, so we left it as that. Figured that the agent will be the point of contact if we went through with the lease and it will be hell as she already seems so unresponsive and inefficient.

Any idea why these agents are ignoring viewing requests for sincere tenants? We are an EP/local couple so thought it would be ok in terms of the infamous racial/ethnic preferences amongst landlords. We're really puzzled as we thought it's a renter's market right now with COVID, stricter new EP renewal measures as well as many foreigners being retrenched. Feels like we have to beg them to rent out their unit to us. Never experienced such difficulty with our previous rentals, what more with many expats leaving we thought'd it be more of a breeze. Any idea what's with these MIA agents? :shock:

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Re: Unresponsive rental property agents?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:41 am

Have you contacted our hosts? Might be a good way to start.

https://www.singaporeexpats.com/singapo ... act-us.htm

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