People look at residential property advertisements displayed in the window of a real estate office in the North Point district of Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg, Billy H.C. Kwok

Hong Kong real estate agents face tough times as home sales drop 39 per cent in first quarter

Candid Properties went through staff cuts, Qfang curtailed expansion in the city.

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People look at residential property advertisements displayed in the window of a real estate office in the North Point district of Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg, Billy H.C. Kwok
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Summer Zhen

Summer Zhen

Summer Zhen is a business reporter covering the property markets in mainland China and Hong Kong as well as cross-border investments and the financial markets. Born in Shanghai, she holds a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and is a graduate of Waseda University in Japan. She has also studied in the US. A winner in the "Best Young Reporter" category at the 2014 Hong Kong News Awards, Summer previously worked for Phoenix TV and Ming Pao.