landlord's agent vs tenant's agent?

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landlord's agent vs tenant's agent?

Post by tokyomom » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 6:29 pm

Quick question:
I thought there were only landlord's agent's in Singapore. Someone mentioned to me today something about a "tenant's agent". Are there such agents in Singapore? If so, are there certain advantages or disadvantages to either one?
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Post by Sunny » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 7:03 pm

Of course there are, silly! Don't ask silly questions!

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Re: Agents in Singapore

Post by dolby » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 7:06 pm

Sunny wrote:Of course there are, silly! Don't ask silly questions!
Sunny, I don't know you, but I'm sorry, there's no need for such rudeness. Why not answer the question - tokyomom has already expressed the fact that she didn't know it, and all you're doing is having a go at her. I have no idea of the answer to her question either, and someone who's not native to Singapore would not necessarily know the answer. So please refrain from trying to censor someone for asking a question!
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agents...

Post by tokyomom » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 7:52 pm

Okay, maybe if I phrase it this way it will help you understand my ignorance a bit...
Does a tenant's agent not have any property listings of their own?
Otherwise, they then wouldn't be a tenant's agent now would they? They would be a landlord's agent as well. (??) And, if they don't have their own lisitngs, how can you be sure they have access to all the available properties on the market?
So, if there are "OF COURSE", both landlord's agents and tenant's only agents, then who actually has the advantage?
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Re: agents...

Post by Guest » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 8:42 pm

tokyomom wrote:Okay, maybe if I phrase it this way it will help you understand my ignorance a bit...
Does a tenant's agent not have any property listings of their own?
Otherwise, they then wouldn't be a tenant's agent now would they? They would be a landlord's agent as well. (??) And, if they don't have their own lisitngs, how can you be sure they have access to all the available properties on the market?
So, if there are "OF COURSE", both landlord's agents and tenant's only agents, then who actually has the advantage?
The landlord can engage an agent to market the property, in this case it's the landlord agent. In cases, the agent can be the one showing his tenant's properties whether his properties or not, in this case, he is the tenant's agent.

IN CERTAIN circumstances, the agent who is marketing the landlord's property can also have his OWN tenant to take up the premises, so there is no co-broking.

In a nutshell, a professional agent will have all the relevant databases and will show you all suitable properties, whether his or not.

No one will be at disadvantage.

:shock:

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Post by Pal » Thu, 21 Apr 2005 1:34 am

Landlord's agent will usually try to get the highest price possible for the Landlord, try to request for a company lease, bargain for lesser request, etc.

Tenant's agent will fight for the Tenant's interest like lower rental, better furniture, diplomatic clause, etc.

Therefore, it is always an advantage to have a sole agent if you are a Tenant.

Hope that helps :)


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