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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

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

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

    ... A former estate agent was sentenced to six months' jail yesterday for bribery and fraud related to a HK$7.3 million property transaction. Lam Chun-kit, 30, a former branch manager ... serious and constituted a breach of trust. He should not expect a lenient sentence as the public had "high expectations" of estate agents' integrity. Lam pleaded guilty to one count ...

  5. 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

    ... The city's property agents are fuming and are planning a protest after deal volume falls in the wake of government measures to cool red-hot market Hong Kong real estate agents ... 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 per cent from the previous two-day weekend. ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

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

    ... estate agents in the year, down from 77 in 2011. She said the number of corruption complaints was stable after new stamp duties were rolled out over the past few months in an effort to cool ... estate agents get help to fight corruption ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Estate Agents Authority examines Franklin Lam flat sales affair

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Phila Siu, Tony Cheung

    ... Olga Wong, Phila Siu and Tony Cheung Authority examines case after it is revealed buyer of one of properties was not aware of Exco man's alleged offer of extra commission to agent Estate agents' body to look at Lam flat sales The Estate Agents Authority is examining whether irregularities were involved in the controversial sale of flats owned by Executive Councillor ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Chinese join the rush for British country estates

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by GDN

    ... such as Knightsbridge and Chelsea, estate agents are reporting a big increase in investors trying to buy swaths of farmland. The influx has sent the price of farmland to a record high of £6,882 (HK$87,000) an acre, an 11 per cent rise on last year and a 210 per cent increase over the past decade. Andrew Shirley, head of rural research at estate agents Knight Frank, said: "People from around ...




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