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Hi, Looking for recommendation(s) for a (real) real estate agent/company in order to sell our home. Our property is located in Hang-Dong, near Kard Farang.
There is a 'bush' of agents around the internet/Facebook. Just looking for a decent one. Commissions to pay is very reasonable and worth to make the deal.
Wondering if any members in here does have some recommendation. It's a house/villa valued between 15-18M. Started with a real estate company, but seems nowadays

they are keen to sell low to mid prices to mostly Chinese. (such as condo's/townhouses). Thanks for your help/recommendations in advance.

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my chiang mai homes, indigo, a number of independents on FB

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We have used a real estate agent named Sam - his english is good and he charges reasonable commissions.  His facebook id is Payungsak Faikao - have a chat to him bud.

 

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I second Perfect Homes. Ask for Simon Bradshaw. 

 

But as you know, no agent can sell at unrealistic prices though all get criticized for not being able to do so! But PH wont mess you about and waste your time, if they think you have an unrealistic expectation, they will tell you- and may not agree to list if so, as they are usually pretty busy in my experience.

But they know the market and are used to working in Hand Dong in upper price ranges.

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11 hours ago, Throatwobbler said:

I have dealt with perfect homes before and they are very good. Helpful staff who speak good English.

 

4 hours ago, beau thai said:

I second Perfect Homes. Ask for Simon Bradshaw. 

 

But as you know, no agent can sell at unrealistic prices though all get criticized for not being able to do so! But PH wont mess you about and waste your time, if they think you have an unrealistic expectation, they will tell you- and may not agree to list if so, as they are usually pretty busy in my experience.

But they know the market and are used to working in Hand Dong in upper price ranges.

Beau what business exactly have you done with perfect homes. sold property, rented property bought property 

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I would FSBO and post in the facebook groups, as well as www.bahtandsold.com...I sold last year by posting for free on www.ddproperty.com...which is very big in SEA.  Homes in that range can sit for years....by the time you price aggressively enough to get action, and allow for huge land office fees...the 3% commission becomes significant.  

 

When I do use an agent, it will be one with recent sales in the very immediate area, and if they live near, even better.  Many of the moo baans have a resident realtor in the front office...very important for people driving around looking. They might even have a few buyers in the wings, but be careful of them trying to arbitrage.  I have sold 9 homes over the years and did FSBO 4 times.  Escrow companies make it easier in the US, but you just have to be very specific about land office fees, or there will be drama.....and buyers may have their own schemes to get lower fees...Agree to pay the first x amount...maybe 5% of sale price...then write the sales price minus the 5%.....then the buyer will have less incentive to cheat.  But, the land office culture can vary widely..(but not as much as Immigration).

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19 hours ago, beau thai said:

I second Perfect Homes. Ask for Simon Bradshaw. 

 

But as you know, no agent can sell at unrealistic prices though all get criticized for not being able to do so! But PH wont mess you about and waste your time, if they think you have an unrealistic expectation, they will tell you- and may not agree to list if so, as they are usually pretty busy in my experience.

But they know the market and are used to working in Hand Dong in upper price ranges.

you sound like an add for PH more like a friend wouldn't you say

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Most of the agents are a waste of space and there are a lot of them. However there is no reason why you should not put your property with all of them as they must just stumble upon a suitable buyer by mistake.

Also put signs outside the house and you may just avoid commission. Put it on Facebook and other social media,let all your friends colleagues know, they can spread the word.

Chances are if your house is second hand it may be difficult to sell and probably below your expectations so be aware of that.

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17 hours ago, Thailand said:

Most of the agents are a waste of space and there are a lot of them.

True.  Most have little idea about how to value or market a property, particularly to non-Thais.  Look at the "For Sale" signs they put up - Multi lingual? Decent contact details? Website address (or better still, QR code direct to the property particulars)?

 

17 hours ago, Thailand said:

there is no reason why you should not put your property with all of them as they must just stumble upon a suitable buyer by mistake.

Listing your property with loads of agents (many of whom will be second rate) simply results in less effort from each, wasted time showing unsuitable prospects around and often a higher commission rate.  Maybe go with more than one if they can demonstrate they are aiming at different potential buyers, for example strong Chinese connections but little local presence or a serious BKK office if you have a high end place to sell.  Sole agency for an agreed period is quite a good way to go, I found in the UK at least.

 

Decent agents advertise, network and proactively seek out buyers.  They don't just stumble across them by mistake.

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19 hours ago, cmtg1 said:

you sound like an add for PH more like a friend wouldn't you say

To clarify, I first met them as agents recommended by a farang years ago. Then we became friends as well, like many of their clients. And many deals later we are still friends which is more than can be said for many agents I have used in my home country.

I have owned agents corporately back home and you will not be amazed that not all were hard working honest and fair!!

 

The OP asked for recommendations. I have given one. Hardly an Ad!

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4 hours ago, beau thai said:

To clarify, I first met them as agents recommended by a farang years ago. Then we became friends as well, like many of their clients. And many deals later we are still friends which is more than can be said for many agents I have used in my home country.

I have owned agents corporately back home and you will not be amazed that not all were hard working honest and fair!!

 

The OP asked for recommendations. I have given one. Hardly an Ad!

I'm not disputing any of the facts that you announced about PH. I am saying that you went into minute detail about how they choose to accept of not accept a listing. Far more information then a client would be made privy to. Thats what inspired me to make that remark. The success of that business is networking so it doesn't surprise me that you've made friends with the owner. Face book works on the same principle (how many friends so you have on face book?) I too know a great deal of real estate agents in my home country and find that the majority work hard, are not duplicitous and split their loyalties between the buyer (with the money) and the sellers

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