Before you choose a real estate agent, ask these questions first - 1024 by 400

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Working with a real estate agent is paramount to finding success in your search for or sale of your property. While the Internet is your friend, it’s still best to engage with a professional real estate agent or broker to ensure your money’s worth. Real estate agents can walk you through the whole (or)deal and assist you in every step of the transaction, from your decision-making until the after-sales.

If you are considering getting a real estate agent, here are questions you might want to ask them first:

What is your length of experience?

A more tenured real estate agent is more knowledgeable of the ins and outs and has the ability to anticipate problems before they arise. They also have the ability to discern what the best deal is and negotiate it for you the best way possible.

What are your permits and qualifications?

Qualified real estate brokers need to have taken their licensure exam which means they need a degree in real estate management. Once passed, they should be Real estate agents in the Philippines are required to register themselves under the House Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and get a certificate.

What are your other services apart from brokerage?

Chances are you might still need other real estate services outside of just brokerage. Do you really know the value of your property? Do you need someone to manage your portfolio on a daily basis? Do you need strategic advice? A single broker might be limited, but getting a team who can deliver in all phases of the difficult real estate process is a huge help. Get one dedicated person or team whom you can rely on.

How wide and deep is your network of buyers or sellers?

Part of the reason for getting a real estate broker is having access to their network whether it be like-minded professionals or buyers and sellers. This can give you an edge as you get the benefits of having these networks, giving you an easier time in your real estate transaction.

Finding your partner in real estate

More than the qualifications that they need, it is important that your real estate agent has a great track record of success in similar projects. This is why getting an experienced real estate brokerage firm like Santos Knight Frank is a must for any new buyer or seller. Santos Knight Frank is a real estate agency with a great track record of serving clients with services such as occupier services & commercial agency, investment & capital marketsresidential & sales leasing, property marketing, research & consultancy, valuation & appraisal, project management, asset management,  property management, facilities management, technical services & engineering solutions. Learn more about Santos Knight Frank through the website


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About Santos Knight Frank

The world of real estate can be a difficult place to navigate. Whether property is your investment or a tool that drives your business success, you need a partner who can guide you in every step of the way.

Since 1994, Santos Knight Frank has been guiding Fortune 1000 companies, BPOs, private clients, and institutions in all facets of real estate. We advise companies on their best office, retail, and industrial location, oversee commercial fit-out projects, and manage facilities. We have facilitated over 4 million sqm of office transactions on behalf of clients and managed over 40 million sqm of real estate under our property & facilities management arm.

Our residential brokerage platform and wide collection of bespoke homes allow our private clients to buy, lease, and sell properties within their budget, timeline, and lifestyle.

For landlords and investors, we provide valuations and appraisal, consultancy and research, sales and leasing, and property management services across the Philippines.

Santos Knight Frank is part of the global Knight Frank network of over 384 offices in 51 markets, including the strategically important U.S. partnerships with Cresa (commercial real estate) and Douglas Elliman (residential real estate).

We are locally expert and globally connected, end-to-end and best-in-class – as any great partner in property should be.