Articles of Interest

Buying or selling a property is a critical decision and major milestone for many individuals in their lifetime.

The Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) consumer outreach efforts aim to equip consumers with better knowledge on how they can liaise more effectively with their property agents, and to enhance their awareness of the responsibilities of both property agents and consumers. 

We adopt a multi-channel approach in sharing our messages with different audiences across various platforms.

We encourage consumers to take a shared responsibility in achieving smooth property transactions by familiarising themselves with the relevant processes. This will enable consumers to make informed decisions for themselves and achieve the best outcomes in their transactions.

Ultimately, we want consumers to have a positive experience for their property transactions based on trust with their agents, and to achieve the best outcomes for all parties. 

Here are some articles that you may be interested in: 

Engaging a property agent

Article Title  Publication  Year 
Buying or selling a property in Singapore: Should you engage a property agent or DIY? Vulcan Post 2020
The unexpected perks of hiring a property agent 99.co 2020 
Selling, buying or renting property? 5 reasons why you need a contract in black & white with your property agent Dollars and Sense 2020 
This fun guide to property hunting is exactly what S’poreans need Mothership 2019
Ma, Pa I'll be coming home for dinner 99.co  2019
Dear diary, I'm a mother of two and looking for a home 99.co  2019
6 steps to build a steady relationship when you’re buying, selling or renting your home together Coconuts  2019
Moving out of my in-law’s place and into my own home was the best decision I made as a new mum The Asian Parent 2019 
5 ways to find out how good your property agent is Money Smart  2019
3 things to do before engaging your property agent Money Smart  2018
10 dos and don’ts when working with your property agent Yahoo Finance 2019 
Are you engaging your property agent the right way? Yahoo Finance 2019
Qualities of an ideal property agent and how to find one Yahoo Finance 2019
Property agents in Singapore – What can they do for you? Money Smart  2018
Property Agent Commissions: What Singaporeans might not know (PDF, 1432KB) Mothership 2017
These are the things property agents shouldn’t be doing when they represent you (PDF, 492KB) Mothership  2017
7 myths about property agents and property transactions in S’pore (PDF,643KB) Mothership  2016

Property agent commissions

Article Title  Publication  Year
Why is there no fixed commission rate for property agents in Singapore? Dollars and Sense  2019
Property agent commissions: What Singaporeans might not know Money Smart 2017 

Buying an overseas property

Article Title  Publication  Year
QUIZ: Which of these gorgeous countries should you buy property in? (PDF, 356KB) Mothership 2017

Real Estate Industry Transformation Map

Article Title  Publication  Year
Transformation of the real estate industry - your questions answered! 99.co 2018