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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Complaints of lying estate agents on the rise

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Complaints of lying agents on the rise Property buyers should beware of making purchases based on market forces, the estate agents' watchdog has ... agents, the Estate Agents Authority said. Some of those complaints alleged agents had misrepresented the physical attributes of the property itself. Others charged that agents misrepresented ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    International estate agents chase riches in China

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 09:26am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com The world’s real estate agents and developers are not waiting for Chinese customers to come knocking; they are heading to China to search them out. ... as they pick up a Ferrari. Or maybe they really do see it as an investment, not just a status symbol. Western real estate agents have suddenly woken up to the potential of all this loot. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - ESTATE AGENTS

    Hong Kong estate agents beef up sales staff, networks for rush of launches

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Companies beef up sales workers and office networks in anticipation of a busy period as crop of new projects will enter the primary market Agents brace for rush of launches Hong Kong estate agents are expanding their sales staff as they prepare for a rush of new property launches in the final quarter of the year. Centaline Property Agency, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Estate agents pull ads in protest at cooling measures

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Estate agents pull ads in protest at cooling measures An alliance of property agents will withdraw their newspaper advertisements on Monday to protest against the government's market-cooling measures. The alliance, led by Hong Kong Real Estate Agencies General Association chairwoman Chu Kin-lan, Centaline founder Shih Wing-ching and Midland Realty managing ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - SALES

    Freelance real estate agents seen as way to boost business and cut costs

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... agents seen as way to boost business International property agencies are recruiting freelancers from different industries to expand businesses amid poor market sentiment. Property agency Savills ... property for Savills. They are paid a 50 per cent commission on any deals they broker, compared with the standard 20 per cent paid to in-house agents. But they do not get paid the retainer paid ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Property agents threaten SouFun boycott over rising fees

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito in Shenzhen peggy.sito@scmp.com Centaline and alliance partners cry foul over increasing charges for listings on the property website while the market continues to slump Agents threaten SouFun boycott over rising fees Four real estate agencies in Shenzhen, which account for more than 50 per cent of the city's brokerage market, have threatened to boycott SouFun ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-real estate agent jailed for shady deal at The Arch

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Ex-real estate agent jailed for shady deal at The Arch A former estate agent was sentenced to six months' jail yesterday for bribery and fraud related to a HK$7.3 ... expectations" of estate agents' integrity. Lam pleaded guilty to one count of being an agent accepting an advantage and one count of fraud. Man admitted to one count of offering an advantage ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong real estate agents hit as policies to cool property prices dent deal volume

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Realty strikes Hong Kong real estate agents are united. On Sunday morning, agents from big and small firms will march to government headquarters at Tamar in Admiralty to protest against measures ... residential and non-residential property prices. Centaline Property Agency said its agents recorded 11 secondary market transactions in the top 10 estates over the June 29-July 1 long weekend, down 31 ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSULTANTS

    Real-estate agents forced to diversify to survive

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Faced with a slowdown in the property market, real-estate agents have been forced to diversify and compete in previously unfamiliar areas Agencies branch out to survive Real-estate agents in Hong Kong are diversifying their business portfolios in a bid to survive and thrive in a slowing property market. International consultant Savills, which until now ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Real estate agents get help to fight corruption The graft-buster has issued anti-corruption guidelines for the highly competitive real estate ... to corruption to secure a deal, said Au, who revealed that there were 71 complaints of corruption against estate agents in the year, down from 77 in 2011. She said the number of corruption complaints ...




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