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Post by m.e.l » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 2:19 am

In terms of rent, the general practice is a month's com to the agent. Of course we can do everything ourselves if we are savvy enough. The risk is that we may end up signing a contract we do not fully understand, which our agent would have been able to explain. Yes we can use the agent and try not to pay the agent. Let's just say a gd (happy) agent would hang around after helping you get e place. You would not wish to pay $200 for an aircon servicing that the agent can find for $40... I guess gd agents are few and far between. I have been very lucky in this sense.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 6:46 am

You sound rather like an agent yourself.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 6:56 am

He is. Company starts with a D. I don't think we will be seeing too much of him now though.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by m.e.l » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:40 am

Yes I am, but no worries I am not promoting myself.
I came in to understand better what expats thought of the real estate world and got a shock instead... It just upsets me to realize that there are so many misunderstandings resulting from poor service. All i really have to say is, there are gd guys out there who really can help

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:42 am

A route to 'just go away' quietly was suggested...

Yah?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:36 am

He is welcome to stay as long as he doesn't cross the line (which has been explained to him via PM). :-|
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 4:32 pm

m.e.l wrote:In terms of rent, the general practice is a month's com to the agent. Of course we can do everything ourselves if we are savvy enough. The risk is that we may end up signing a contract we do not fully understand, which our agent would have been able to explain.
Often wrongly (intentionally or not). Most just says when questioned: "this is a standard clause", what remains minus 1-2% provides some defying common sense explanation.

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Post by beppi » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 6:00 am

m.e.l wrote:I guess gd agents are few and far between. I have been very lucky in this sense.
Do you consider an agent that poses as a non-agent to say the above to be a good agent? I consider it dishonest, as most agents are!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 6:08 am

beppi wrote:
m.e.l wrote:I guess gd agents are few and far between. I have been very lucky in this sense.
Do you consider an agent that poses as a non-agent to say the above to be a good agent? I consider it dishonest, as most agents are!
Exactly how I clocked it too.

Kinda acting real cute innocent punter whilst also soliciting.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 6:55 am

Actually, he wasn't soliciting. Yet.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 7:09 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, he wasn't soliciting. Yet.

Actually I think he was. By lying that he had a really good agent [which was himself]. Which invited others to contact him and ask who this 'really good agent' was.

Anywayz. He was just another realtor with the brilliant idea of turning up here and trying to fleece the members.

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Party on Wayne!

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