Reimbursing real estate agent for the taxi rides???

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Post by aargon » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:06 pm

nakatago wrote:Just to add, some agents would go far as to even pick up clients from their office and ferry them to the property and then back to a convenient MRT station.

Or even buy them refreshments :D

None of these entail any obligation.
my son got free chocolate and we got a free trip around Singapore, literally from east to west from an agent who taxied us around in her car. She didnt actually have a clue about any of the condos we visited, and I think she used us to find out more about the condos so that should advertise herself as agents for these places. She was actually quite a nice a person. Good with kids. Not a particularly great salesman though. But good with children.
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 7:56 am

nakatago wrote:Just to add, some agents would go far as to even pick up clients from their office and ferry them to the property and then back to a convenient MRT station.

Or even buy them refreshments :D

None of these entail any obligation.
My first RE agent piked me up from my office and later brought me back to the office. Few times.
Our current agent happened to buy us some refreshments while waiting for the landlord's agent and refused to have the money back.
But these two are the good agents, so rare in Singapore and they are good not because they offer some "free" transportation or something to drink.

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Re: Reimbursing real estate agent for the taxi rides???

Post by Wind In My Hair » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 11:27 am

crelfma wrote:Should I reimburse the agent for the taxi rides?
No!

I recommend you make a complaint about her to the newly set up Council for Estate Agencies so they can take this into account in implementing a long overdue code of conduct for the industry.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:55 pm

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Post by snowqueen » Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:52 am

With most of the agents we used we mostly met them at places. We did have one though who had a car and a driver. The final agent we used, an Expat lady used her husband's company car and even helped us ferry our stuff from the hotel we were put in to our new apartment - now that's service!

At no point were we ever asked to pay their transport costs and I've never heard of anyone else being asked this either so I'm guessing it's just someone trying their luck, like the Hawker guy who tried to charge some American tourists a tonne of money for some $5 seafood.

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