I suggest you don't ask questions like this in this forum, you will get the members in trouble..............ask the admin!bch wrote:There are so many agencies out there advertising their services, that I have no idea which one to use. We need cleaning services for our new flat prior to moving in. Any personal recommendations?
Actually the website administrator gave me a warning that i would be banned, for giving information away regarding properties....I was accused of solicitation of business...because i PM'd an agents email to a forum member...what should i say, I was in the wrong!bch wrote:very helpful indeed
Sorry, was not aware of rules regarding this. Although, have seen other forums where personal recommendations have been given. Double standards perhaps?
Could someone PM me with a recommendation?
Yes maybe, but the email from Admin, says anything to do with the property business, so I take it, it also means the cleaning too.sundaymorningstaple wrote:ksl,
You did it again.
Go back a reread the original post. The OP is talking about Cleaning Services Agencies I believe, not real estate agencies. Course I may be wrong.
I can't recommend any but I have a list of 'em in my links in my signature.
Sorry bch, a misunderstanding, it is normally the agent who is responsible for handing over a clean apartment...Although I guess you have purchased a new apartment...still the best thing would be to check out the links on SMS's website, my apologies! It maybe better to request help from the administrator or one of their agents, who normally arrange for apartments to be cleaned, before handover.bch wrote:There are so many agencies out there advertising their services, that I have no idea which one to use. We need cleaning services for our new flat prior to moving in. Any personal recommendations?
Now that was just stupid. Genuine personal recommendations for services are very welcome on the forum.ksl wrote:I suggest you don't ask questions like this in this forum, you will get the members in trouble..............ask the admin!
Stupid was it? I thought it was, quite effective, at least all members get to be more cautious, by my silly mistake, when they reply to anyone, either by posting or PM!!!jpatokal wrote:Now that was just stupid. Genuine personal recommendations for services are very welcome on the forum.ksl wrote:I suggest you don't ask questions like this in this forum, you will get the members in trouble..............ask the admin!
The official posting guidelines are right here. But you're right, the unwritten "don't speak of real estate agencies" rule wasn't in there, so I just added it:ksl wrote:It is property related, so how do you explain, how you can recommend an agent, that knows all the good & bad cleaners may I ask! You see, the posting guidelines are totally unclear in this area....
However, I don't know where on earth you got the idea that cleaning agencies can't be discussed here -- there have been plenty of threads about the topic in the past, and it's not something the SingaporeExpats empire does in the first place.* Personal recommendations are welcome.
If somebody else asks about a product or service that you have personal experience (good or bad) with, you can give a capsule review, including name, links or other contact information. Exception: As this website is run by a real estate agency, discussion of other real estate agencies is generally not appropriate. It's a free forum because they're paying the bills for it, so please respect the owners' rice bowl.
Being a businessman, I would have to look at my strengths & weaknesses, and consider the results of my actions...should I bite off the hand that feeds me?It's a free forum because they're paying the bills for it, so please respect the owners' rice bowl.
Uhh... in case you haven't noticed, all other expat boards in Singapore ("the competitors") are considerably more anal about not allowing links to, well, anything.ksl wrote:If I had built a forum, with the intentions of it being public, It would be unpractical to hold members, responsible for the rice bowl, and infact, you are telling all your competitors, your weakness, is right here in the website.
I, personally, agree with you on this. However, the management has indicated that they do not, so I respect that, because it's their forum and their business.Constructive criticism in a forum is the way to enhance a service, not by shutting them up...what isn't said here, will be said else where, and there isn't anything more effective than word of mouth.
That's right, I literally don't understand what happened. Feel free to PM and explain.JP is still trying to fathom it out why I posted what I did....because he sees no sense to the post, or relation to it!
Actually SMS what you actually state above, is quite true, in the olden days, today, competitors, are working much closer together....occassionally selling their cars, on eachothers patch, simply because of area, supply and demand.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Very long post.
I'm long winded as well. Try this......
I posted similar just a week or so ago after a similar situation in another thread.
Can I come to your used car lot and advertise my friends used car business from your business facilities? After all, we should have a free exchange of ideas and even though it's my business I am supposed to allow all and sundry to advertise my competitors at my place of business. If I maintain a game room on my used car lot for potential customers to amuse themselves while browsing my wares, should I let my customers use the facilities as their own to direct my customers to another used car lot?
Of course not.
Only a fool would do so.
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