If you want to buy, sell or rent a property, you will have to deal with a property agent. However, more than 17 000 property agents are currently working in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Its understandable if feel lost and wonder how to find the best agent to help you.
Here are 5 tips to help you find the perfect agent:
First step, make sure to know who you are dealing with. More and more fake agents are trying to scam potential buyers nowadays. You can check if the agent you are in contact with has a Real Estate Negotiator (REN) number on www.lppeh.gov.my. This service is free and might avoid you serious troubles.
Second step, ask around you! Talk to your friends, family, or co-workers and ask them if they can recommend you someone.
Third step, use the internet. Many people are writing reviews about estate agents, especially when they are not satisfied, on social networks. It will indicate who you should avoid.
On Bumbung.co, all the agents have verified REN and are subject to ratings by the users.
Deal with a Local Expert
A local agent will be more familiar with particular neighbourhoods, the local scene, schools, or the facilities in the area. In addition, he will be able to evaluate more accurately the property market of the area.
Tech Estate companies are growing and technology is becoming a vital part of modern real estate, both for buyers or sellers and agents.
Rather than going through thousands of listings, using the appropriate platform can save you a lot of time and energy. On Bumbung.co, users key-in their requirements and receive personalized offers from the agents.
Don’t decide under pressure
In Malaysia many properties are available, therefore, there is no need to hurry. Many agents will try to make you sign the contract as fast as possible but hold your horses, we believe building a trustable relationship is essential. The best agents will be the one who let you compare several offers and will avoid putting pressure on you.
Look for Experience and awards
Peer-given awards can also indicate an earnest agent. The rewards are usually given based on other agents’ judgement, which is a good indicator to find the best agent.
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