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Post by c2c03 » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 1:04 am

Hello, I am 27 and looking to get a job in the property research in Singapore, having my bachelor and graduate diploma degrees specialising in real estate completed in Australia couple of years ago, 3-4 years of working experiences in Southeast Asia (with 2 years in the real estates related field)

My question is what for a salary should I be offered with my experience? Should I request from a minimum of S$4000? will this afford to support all my living expenses in Singapore? I suppose it is sufficient to maintain a reasonable standard of living with my salary.

Can anyone tell me how much they usually pay for this kind of position? A min and max range would be preferable.

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Post by beppi » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 4:39 am

Real estate agents are paid on commission, with no or little base salary. Only the best consistently achieve S$4000 or more each month.
If you want an apartment by yourself (don't want to share with others), this salary will not be enough, as your rent alone will be around S$3000/month.
Welcome to Singapore, the land with the slightly different pricing structure!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 7:47 am

What is "property research"? Like beppi suggested... peddling properties? If not this, then what?

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 8:48 am

Analysing the property market.

Like http://www.savills.com.sg/research/

p.s. Shame the kids thread got totally bombed out of the water

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 9:18 am

JR8 wrote:Analysing the property market.

Like http://www.savills.com.sg/research/

p.s. Shame the kids thread got totally bombed out of the water
Possibly, C3PO could chime in with more info... although I wonder why the OP chose carbonic acid as his/her handle.

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Post by c2c03 » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:14 am

Thanks for all ur reply, this position is not related to agent or selling properties, the research work largely deal with collecting data and analysing the property trends and price movements, no commission is being paid, therefore what sort of reasonable range of salary should i demand for? Thanks

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 9:12 pm

It sounds like an non-standard position, and so is hard (impossible?) to quantify.

What kind of company is hiring you, how old are you, how long have you been in this line of work, where are you from? Would you move alone, or with family?

You might have to derive an acceptable figure from the bottom up.

Step #1 - What size, and type of property will you want?
Step #2 - What would you consider an acceptable daily commute time?
Step #3 - Would you require a car?

and so on, and so on...


p.s. right now people can't help, as there is virtually nil to go on.

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Post by c2c03 » Sun, 20 Oct 2013 1:12 am

Hi JR8, I'm looking for a company in Singapore willing to hire me

I am an Australian citizen with 2 years of working experiences in a real estaet company. Prior to this I've completed my post-graduate degree specialising in property.

I'll be moving alone, thinking of renting a master bedroom (with attached bathroom)? Any advice?

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 20 Oct 2013 1:21 am

You need to focus on what you offer, that is not available from the local pool of talent (i.e. SGns). Because they don't welcome in foreigners who put locals out of jobs.

Think of it from that perspective. That's my tip.

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Post by livingontheedge » Fri, 08 Nov 2013 7:57 pm

I would think it may be about $5000.

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