Property agents appear to be regaining their commission power amid a lukewarm property market, claiming they are being offered a fee bonus by some developers seeking to speed up sales. The news comes as Hong Kong Resort, the developer of Discovery Bay, yesterday denied it had raised agents' commission fees to 3 per cent - from 2 per cent - in a bid to boost sales at Siena Two. A strong turnaround in the market earlier this year led developers to flex their market muscle and slash agents' fees by as much as 50 per cent in February. Property agents said HKR recently lifted fees by between 0.5 and one percentage point as a bonus on top of its 2 per cent commission for the sale of Siena Two units. Agents said the bonus applied to leftover units at Siena Two and HKR's Graceful Mansion, which went on sale last Saturday. The developer has achieved swift sales at the 133-unit tower. According to the company, more than 111 units have been sold at an average of about $3,450 per square foot, with more than 60 per cent of the units sold through property agents. HKR marketing manager Pandora Chan Sau-chun said the firm had not increased commissions. It could be a tactic by agents to talk up commission rates, Ms Chan said. 'Our project is selling pretty well, there's no need to increase the rate ... but I will not rule out that we may increase the rates in the future,' she said. Pacific Century Premium Developments, the developer of Residence Bel-Air, declined to comment on reports that it had also raised agents' fees. However, the firm said it would adjust rates according to the market. Centaline director Sandia Lau said developers started raising agents' fees last month.