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    Real Estate Agencies in Thailand

    When seeking to purchase, sell, or rent a home, finding the most qualified agents to help you with the process is crucial. In Thailand, we’re spoilt for choice with hundreds of agents in the country. However, finding the right agent for you can be quite tricky; especially when searching for one who can be trusted. We’ve listed some of the best real estate agents in Thailand who promise to fulfil all of your property needs.

    FazWaz

    FazWaz is a real estate marketplace offering properties for sale and rent. Based in Thailand, they operate in 6 major regions and thus are easily accessible. In addition, they “provide instant access to the largest selection of new-build condominium homes, brought together on an easy-to-use platform that aims to simplify the process of researching and identifying a property to buy”. Recently, they have launched their “Insights” app which delivers comprehensive data for Thailand’s real estate market. Overall, their services are top-tier – with their real-time market data and experienced local agents, they can instantly match buyers and renters with their dream property.

    Services Offered: Sales, leasing, property management & research, consultancy and real estate investments.
    Property Types: Includes all kinds of residential and commercial properties. These include condos, houses, villas, land and more.
    Areas Served: Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Pattaya City, Chiang Mai and Hua Hin.


    CBRE Thailand

    Founded in 1988, CBRE was the first real estate firm to open in Bangkok. Nowadays, they have grown to become market leaders in the industry and have over 1,300 property professionals in Thailand. In addition, they have won multiple awards; including the title of “Worlds Best Real Estate Agency Website” at the International Property Awards in 2019. They offer strategic guidance and execution in property sales and leasing of all kinds. This consists of a custom mix of products and services, within the categories of advisory & transaction, research & consulting, valuation as well as property and facility management.

    Services Offered: Sales, leasing, property management, property research, evaluation and market research. thus
    Property Types: All property types. This includes residential and commercial properties, such as golf courses, hotels, factories, office spaces, condos and more.
    Areas Served: 19 locations in Thailand, with a focus on Bangkok and Phuket.


    RE/MAX Thailand

    Founded in 1973 in Colorado, RE/MAX are a international real estate brand. In fact, many consider them as no.1 in the world for real estate brokerage services. It currently has more than 100,000 agents in 100 countries worldwide. Their presence is well-known in Thailand to, with over 28 branches across the country. Their professional agents can help you buy, sell and rent properties. Furthermore, they are often praised for their outstanding local knowledge and have made a name for themselves due to their customer centred services.

    Services Offered: Guidance on buying, managing, renting out and selling commercial and residential properties.
    Property Types: Residential: condo, villa, land and penthouse. Commercial: hotel & hospitality, industrial, farm/land and office. thus
    Areas Served: The majority of Thailand with offices in Bangkok, Songkhla, Chiang Rai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Surat Thani, Phuket and beyond.


    Knight Frank Thailand

    Knight & Frank are a UK based real estate agency with around 500 employees in Thailand. Established in Bangkok in 1998, they’ve since expanded to Phuket, opening an office there in 2004. Their expert specialist departments advise and consult on all aspects of property. Furthermore, their services are extensive, including residential, industrial and commercial property sales as well as project marketing, rental services, consultancy and more. Thus, whether you’re an investor, corporate or homeowner, Knight Frank can support all of your personal and business property needs. Finally, some of their notable projects include the Niche Mono Sukhumvit – a high-rise and luxury condo in Bangkok.

    Services Offered: Sales, leasing, project marketing, valuation services, property management and consultancy.
    Property Types: Residential and commercial properties such as condos, apartments, villas, multi-family projects, hotels, land, offices and more.
    Areas Served: Focus mainly on Phuket and Bangkok.


    Colliers International Thailand real estate

    First founded in 1898 in Canada, then 2007 in Bangkok, Colliers International Thailand have decades of experience. They provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. Furthermore, “with annualised revenues of $3.3 billion and $45 billion of assets under management, [they aim to] maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of their clients”. Their services are broad and they operate across the whole country with around 250 employees nationwide. In addition, they boast an impressive roster of clients including Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and Singha.

    Services Offered: Residential sales & leasing, retail, office, industrial, real estate management, advisory, evaluation and finally, capital markets & investments services.
    Property Types: All types of commercial and residential including condos, villas, hotels, land, offices and family-homes.
    Areas Served: Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Phuket, Pattaya, Jomtien, Hua Hin, Cha Am, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.
    Last edited by Logan; 03-26-2022, 06:08 PM.

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    If your real estate agent does these things – Run!

    The last thing you need when selling or buying a house is a lousy property agent guiding you through it. Let’s be real – some real estate agents are just plain bad at their job. You’ve likely heard the horror stories about properties sitting on the market for years and buyers ending up purchasing a home they hate because of an unqualified real estate agent. That’s why partnering with a great real estate agent is essential. It’s always easy to point out the qualities of an awesome agent, but it pays to be aware of the warning signs to avoid getting let down or worse, scammed. Below, we’ve compiled a list of things to keep an eye out for — and if your real estate agent says or does the following things? Run!

    Poor communication skills
    Real estate is a fast-moving world, so quick and clear communication is key. If you find it challenging to communicate with your property agent and they don’t give you clear updates, you might miss out on good opportunities. This will make your whole experience a lot more stressful than it needs to be. You might defend them by thinking, “real estate agents are busy, so they don’t always have time to respond quickly.” It’s true that real estate agents are busy. Still, professionalism demands answers to questions and complaints within a fair amount of time. A great agent should give you a response within the hour. If not with a solution, at least let you know that they are working on it. If your questions and concerns are answered with silence, or if you find yourself waiting hours or days for your agent to return calls, texts, or emails, it’s time to look elsewhere. The same is true for agents who respond to you but whose communication style doesn’t suit yours. They’re probably not a good fit if you feel like they lack openness, rush you, or irritate you during your interactions with them or if there’s just no chemistry.

    Not honest or transparent
    Honesty comes into play here too. If you detect dishonesty on their part, you’re working with the incorrect agency. If you have a reason to suspect that your agent has given false information, misrepresented you or a buyer, flat-out lied, sugarcoated a fact or encouraged you to omit facts from a contract, then they’re not someone you want to represent you. You should still run away from them even when they conceal information “at your best interest.” For instance, an agent may not disclose a problem in your house to a buyer because it’s not noticeable. Or they ask you to make a false claim on an advertisement. Later, when the buyer finds out about the problem, they may file a lawsuit against you. Walk away and don’t look back if your property agent is dishonest to you or wants you to tell lies to potential buyers.

    Too pushy or not pushy enough
    Always remember that a property agent’s role is to guide you through the process of selling or buying a property. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, you’re under a lot of pressure. And you need an agent who is helping you, not forcing you to buy or sell. Yes, real estate is a competitive business, and you need an agent who is aggressive in representing your interest. However, you don’t want an agent who is trying to strong-arm you to make a decision because of their commission instead of your needs and goals. Always remember that you are the boss. If your agent is pressuring you to accept a low-ball offer or they force you to buy a house that you don’t like or believe you can’t afford, it’s probably time to say goodbye. You want your agent to present you with a clear-cut goal and a plan. If you feel like they push you to make choices you don’t feel comfortable with, it’s a sign that your real estate agent is bad. On the other end, bad real estate agents could also be total pushovers, or they aren’t pushy enough when it comes to negotiating. Agents should be able to advocate for your best interest during a deal. If they’re not pushy enough, you will likely have to accept too little for your home or pay too much for a property.

    Acts as a messenger, not an adviser
    It’s true that your real estate agent should be a messenger between you and the buyer or the seller because real estate transactions involve a lot of back-and-forth communication. However, they shouldn’t take the role to an extreme and fail to act as an adviser. Your agent shouldn’t merely pass along information without guiding you. They should be able to advise you to make reasonable decisions that’ll help you make a successful offer and close the deal. Moreover, they must not be afraid to tell you things you don’t want to hear.

    Lack of confidence
    One of the most important traits a great real estate agent possesses is confidence. If your real estate agent doesn’t even believe in themselves, you’re never going to sell your property or buy your dream home. It’s easy to spot an agent who lacks confidence during your interview process. We understand that you might want to hire an agent because you feel bad for them, but if you do, you will regret it later.

    Not a marketing wiz
    As a seller, you need a real estate agent who has strong marketing skills. You need to attract the right buyers, so it’s important to work with an agent who knows their way around marketing tactics. Attracting potential buyers is not as simple as putting a sign in front of the property and posting a photo on their website. Before you hire an agent, ask them what their marketing plan for your home is. They need to have a proven strategy and fine-tuned system in place. Plus, they need to have modern marketing skills. Some property agents have been in business for a long time but they forget to adapt to the new world, so they can’t compete with the new generations of agents. To find out if your agent is up to the task is to find out about their online presence. Look up their website and social media pages. If they are active on social media and have a large following, it’s a great sign.

    Doesn’t ask you question
    If your property agent never asks you a question, that’s a red flag. Never asking you questions is a sign of lack of interest, which also means they’ll be unhelpful. Imagine going on a showing with an agent who lets you explore the house yourself without saying anything. A real estate agent who genuinely wants to help you will start by asking questions to get to know you and learn what kind of home best suits your needs. They will give advice regarding how closely a property satisfies your needs when recommending properties for viewing and during visits. They’ll be familiar with the fundamentals of construction and ought to be able to tell you a little about the home’s history. We all want to go through the complicated process of homebuying with a champion by our sides. But not all of us are lucky enough to find the right one quickly. So, if a lot of these signs sound too familiar for you, it’s probably time you break up with your real estate agent.

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