Buying a home is one of the most important things in life for most people. And sometimes in the rush of things, people tend to forget that it is still important to make sure that they are on top of every detail about the purchase. It is a known fact by everyone that buying a home in Singapore is in itself costly. So some think that getting a broker or a real estate agent will simply cost them more. However, any condo, apartment, or home buyer needs to realize that expertise will always cost money because experts help save time and sometimes even money. A broker would have the kind of inventory that a buyer may not have access to, and he knows the things to be avoided so as not to cause any delay or penalty.
Here are some things to ask when trying to decide which broker to go with.
Ask how long has the broker been doing his job because experience should not be understated. After all, that is the main reason you are willing to pay a fee – because you need the assistance of an expert.
Check if he is the kind of broker that works on weekends because the real estate business usually does not take weekends off, as property owners commonly only have time for viewing during the weekend. It is not all the time that the property you are interested in is unoccupied.
Also make sure that he is a full service broker because if you are going to pay a commission, you might as well get your money’s worth. Make sure he will be responsible for all the paperwork that needs to be done as processing could be a pain. And this is what you want to avoid, which is your reason behind going with a broker in the first place. Keeping your broker with you until the deal is complete is important.