Note: This is Notary Circular #A-0930-KL
Dear BIRHC member,
We have received some questions from our other members regarding how to research properties on the Internet. Our resident online expert, Charlie Tan, is here to provide some guidance.
Regardless of where you might be looking to buy a property, there are many developments going on in today’s day and age – that’s for sure. Because of this, it would be highly advisable to look around and talk to different people before making your final decision. This will ensure that you get the best options possible in terms of both price and design. In fact, some time ago a Bishan property was sold for close to a cool million – read this news!
Different Options For Property Search
In general, there are a lot of different ways that you can find homes for sale nowadays – Bishan or anywhere else. You can either go the traditional route and look through various brochures as you find them or as they come your way; or you can go online and start your search there. Most people opt to use the Internet, though, because it is simply much easier to do. After that, you can start looking through the different options that you have.
For starters, you can look through different real estate agents and find one who can give you different options to look at and choose from. You need to be very careful when choosing an agent, though, since there are quite a few persuasive yet unreliable agents out there nowadays.
Of course, you can’t exactly blame brokers for being persistent when trying to sell you their listings, though. After all, this is how they make a living. All you have to do is be wary and try to find an agent who isn’t only in it for the money. In other words, try to find an agent who actually cares about your personal needs as a home buyer. You will know you have found such an agent if he helps you find the perfect home that fits your personal needs and requirements overall. A good way to search for property for sale and the corresponding agent is to go online.
So, how can you find an agent like this online, then? Well, there are several ways in which you can go about this. You can ask for referrals from people that you trust only (such as the BIRHC Online Education Committee) or you can simply do an online search yourself. It doesn’t really matter where you want to find a property; there are sure to be agents out there who will be willing to help you out.
Sorting Out Your Real Estate Agent
However, if you opt to do a search on your own, you have to make sure you dig as deep as possible and do some research on each agent’s background and work history before hiring him or her. First of all, make sure that he is a registered agent with the IEA – click here to perform a check.
It would also be vital for you to meet the agent in person in order to find out whether he can actually provide you with the services that you need and expect from him. To do this, make sure you tell him exactly what kind of property you are looking for during your meeting.
Ideally, you should have a list of requirements when it comes to this, including the size, price and location of the property. Remember: you have to find the perfect property as soon as possible, so make sure you don’t waste your time when it comes to this. If you play your cards right, you should be able to find a good property just by doing some research on the World Wide Web.
Here’s some good sites to start you off with:-
Got questions about this circular? Email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll get back to you as soon as he could.