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Knight Frank appoints Tim Armstrong as Global Head of Occupier Strategy and Solutions

Knight Frank has appointed Tim Armstrong as global head of occupier strategy and solutions. He will assume his new role with immediate effect, taking over William Beardmore-Grey, who moves up as senior partner and Group Chair in Apr…

Property agent fined $5,000 for holding transaction monies

A property agent was fined $5,000 on Wed for holding transaction monies on behalf of a developer for the acquisition of a condominium unit. This comes after Charles Tan Chun Peng, a property agent with PropNex, pleaded guilty…

Singapore Land Authority and Huttons Group sign MOU to collaborate on geospatial real estate data

SLA and Huttons Group signed a MOU on Nov 25 that commits both parties to collaborate in geospatial innovation and improving hyperlocal and granular real estate data in Singapore. The innovations will benefit OneMap, an online map tool…

APAC Realty more than doubles net profit and revenue in 9M21

APAC Realty saw net profit after tax grow 139% y-o-y to $26.1 million for 9M2021, while gross profit increased 72% y-o-y to $54.9 million. Meanwhile, brokerage revenue more than doubled, growing 115% y-o-y to $537.0 million for 9M2021.…

ERA Singapore to donate $231,000 to Hong Kah North Environmental Sustainability Fund

ERA has unveiled a series of ESG efforts – which will be kickstarted by a $231,000 donation to Hong Kah North Environmental Sustainability Fund – during its Q4’21 Career Advancement Day. ERA revealed that it managed to raise…

Singapore Estate Agents Association honours 374 winners at annual awards

At the SG Real Estate Agents Excellence Awards 2021 recently, 374 winners were recognised for their efforts and outstanding performance in the industry. The annual event is organised by SEAA. According to SEAA president Adam Wang, it was…

APAC Realty promotes COO Doris Ong to deputy CEO

APAC Realty, the owner of property agency ERA, has announced the appointment of Doris Ong as deputy CEO effective Nov 11. Ong, 53, has served as COO at APAC Realty for the last ten years. As deputy CEO,…

PropNex net profit rises 113.2% in Q3

PropNex reported a 113.2 per cent improvement in its bottom line for its fiscal third quarter together with a doubling of its revenue, it said in an exchange filing on Wed. Net profit grew to S$14.4 million for…

JLL extends hospitality mid-market coverage in Singapore

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has appointed Noel Neo as head of Singapore mid-markets on Nov 8 in a bid to better service clients looking to expand investments and offerings in this segment. In this newly created role,…

Unique serial number for each property proposed to prevent fake and multiple online listings

Home seekers will soon no longer have to sift through dummy and duplicate property listings when looking for homes on property listing portals. A unique serial number may be assigned to each property before it can be published…

Property agencies throwing money, other incentives at agents in bid to grow

Property agents are proving to be the ultimate beneficiaries of an aggressive recruitment war that has recently broken out among real estate agencies amid the piping hot property market. These firms are throwing money and other incentives at…

How a S’pore employee got a $200K windfall for giving a customer good service

What is good customer service worth? It’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, but one real estate agent who went the extra mile for a customer found an answer: around $200,000 for an…

ERA and CGS-CIMB sign MOU to promote financial literacy

ERA and CGS-CIMB Securities have signed a MOU on Oct 13 which aims to promote financial literacy and empowerment. Through the collaboration, ERA and CGS-CIMB will roll out initiatives aimed at helping to guide consumers, especially young adults,…

How does having fewer big property agencies affect homebuyers?

It was just in 2017 that OrangeTee and ET&CO announced a new JV called Orange Tee and Tie (OTT) to form the third biggest property agency in Singapore with more than 4,400 agents. How things have changed though.…

Taufik Batisah says bye to first home he bought with savings 12 years ago

Singapore Idol-turned-property agent Taufik Batisah has sold the first home he bought 12 years ago. In an IG post on Mon, he shared photos of the HDB maisonette in 910 Jurong West St 91, as well as a…

ERA to incorporate smart property viewing experience to its mobile app

ERA is ramping up its RealtyWatch mobile app offering, giving users a richer property-viewing experience. These include a more detailed view of the surrounding of a property and shadow-casting according to the times of the day. RealtyWatch will…

Real estate agent charged with not reporting suspicious transaction for Upper Serangoon condo unit

A 42-year-old real estate agent was charged on Wed with failing to lodge a suspicious transaction report over the purchase of an S$886,000 condominium unit in Upper Serangoon five years ago. The transaction that PropNex Realty agent Charles…

S’pore property agents go big on YouTube, TikTok to get eyeballs as Covid-19 curtailed viewings

Property agent Jen Tan needed seven hours to shoot her first video that featured a new condominium project she was marketing. Memorising the script was the main hurdle but Ms Tan got her lines down eventually. Now, five…

How a 31-year-old in Singapore uses social media to earn $2 million

Selling property is a tried and true process honed over many decades but entrepreneur Nick Tan is using his digital savvy, creative juices and slick delivery skills to add a Hollywood-style twist to the old formula – but…

CEA Public Register now updated with full town names

We refer to the letter “Not clear what towns’ abbreviations refer to on property website” (Oct 9) by Mr Brandon Zheng. CEA publishes the records of residential property transactions facilitated by property agents in Singapore, under the Property…

Not clear what towns’ abbreviations refer to on property website

CEA has a public register that shows information on transactions done by property agents. Previously, if an agent made a transaction in an HDB town, for example Kallang/Whampoa, this would be reflected in the public register as Kallang/Whampoa.…

PropNex signs MOU with SISEU, launches real estate salespersons chapter

On Oct 7, PropNex announced it has signed a MOU with SISEU, and has set up the PropNex RES Chapter – Agents’ Voice Matters. PropNex will have a formalised framework supported by SISEU, which looks into the welfare…

No evidence firms were involved in ABSD evasion case

We refer to Mr Samuel Jacob’s letter “Why no penalty for property firms” (Oct 1) regarding the prosecution of two property agents for their involvement in backdating an option to purchase a property to evade the higher ABSD.…

Why no penalty for property firms?

I read that two housing agents from PropNex and ERA were punished for committing fraud by backdating purchase documents to avoid paying the higher additional buyer’s stamp duty. The question remains why their companies were not taken to…

Huttons’ Mark Yip drives changes inside and out

Having joined Huttons Asia as CEO last Nov, Mark Yip has turned the office upside down. The warren of box-like offices has given way to a co-working style workplace with pastel-coloured cushy chairs and couches, hot desks, bar…

Clinic assistant, property agent jailed for using NRIC details of patients, clients to redeem face masks

When Temasek Foundation restocked its vending machines with new face masks that people could redeem for free, a property agent and clinic assistant seized the chance to get more for themselves, by using their clients’ and patients’ NRIC…

Property market update: Private home sales dip, while prices keep climbing (August 2021)

1) HDB resale prices bounced back after the June dip – Realtors we spoke to indicated two main factors driving up the price. First, the higher price psf may be reflective of five-year-old flats entering the market. And…

Legal first: Jail for buyers, agents who evaded S$69,000 in stamp duty by backdating option to purchase

A married couple and two property agents were sentenced to jail time on Fri for their roles in executing a backdated OTP when buying an apartment, in order to avoid paying a higher amount of ABSD that came…

Edmund Tie inks MOU with One RHT to create digital real estate solutions

Edmund Tie has entered into a MOU with One RHT to produce and manage digital asset solutions for real estate corporate fundraising. Building on the growing momentum of real estate tokenisation in Singapore, the partnership aims to provide…

Agents see new ways of doing business in real estate

Technology has played a critical role in ensuring the continuity of business operations at such a disruptive time, especially for the real estate industry, whose operations partially rely on property visits. Real estate agents have utilised digital tools,…

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