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Owners renting to US/European
companies: expatriates looking for affordable rentals,
tel: (65) 9668 6468, 254 2728, 254 7944, fax:
(65) 256 0501,
email: drsing @asiahomes.com. Contact: Dr Sing Kong Yuen,
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Article No. 809141
Subject: Asia USA Research: Diplomat's ideal -
Privacy in Blissful View
Case study: Realtor, Inner beauty of a lady. Forcing co-brokers to sign a form
to reveal client's name. Advices to new associates of Asia USA.
For Rent: 3+1 1700 sf $4,000. Others, contact email@example.com
Date of report: September 15, 1998
Total no. of units: 9
3-bdrm: 1700 sf (one unit/floor)
Age: < 5 years.
Location: 5A Holland Hill, off Queensway Road near Farrer/Holland Road junction.
Finishes & Fittings: Living/Dining room - white ceramic tiles. Bedrooms:
wooden strips. Built-in wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, cooker hob & hood, air-conditioning
system, refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer and washing machine. Balcony facing
Facilities: Swimming pool (small), covered car park, visual intercom security
system, playground. Long drive-way.
Competitors: None having one unit/floor, giving great privacy to Tenants. Suits
diplomats and ambassadors or very private professionals/expats.
Occupancy rate: 4/9 units. Caucasians who want privacy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to view units.
Investment potential: Not for sale.
- Privacy and interior looks new. Marble top vanity counters and clean white ceramic tiled
flooring in living/dining.
- Low density and low-rise (9-storeys) blocks x 1. One unit/floor.
- Only pool and car park plus gated security.
- A gate and long driveway gives added protection in case of "terrorist attack"
- You can walk from to the main Holland/Farrer Road junction in 5 minutes and catch a
taxi/bus to Holland Village (walking distance 20 minutes) or to Orchard and Tanglin Mall
(walking distance passing Botanic Gardens 40 minutes).
Contact Asia USA (65) 9668 6468 if
you wish to rent a unit, anytime when you arrive in
Singapore and have recovered from jet lag.
We just go house hunting when you call, provided we are tied up house-hunting with others.
You come first. Email email@example.com
- Some traffic noise (slight) from Queensway Road if you sit in the balcony. Not much
noise if balcony door is closed.
- Just a small pool, car park and small playground. Expats without children may find this
place extremely private and confidential.
Surfers interested in any affordable unit, please
call AsiaUSA (65) 9668 6468,
254 2728, 254 3326, 254 7944 for viewing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Case study: Realtor, Inner beauty of a
lady. Forcing co-brokers to sign a form to reveal client's name.
"Go to Balmoral or older condos," stated
co-broking agent Ms L in a brisk tone of voice after Asia USA client said the master
bedroom of the Sommerville Grandeur apartment was not big enough and that it looks old
(actually around 4 years old). The American lady client has 2 dressing tables (husband and
wife) and was making comments openly, as usual for Americans.
Instead of listening to the prospect for feedback and to win her over (the master
bedroom was only slightly smaller) with feminine charms as many female realtors (usually
dressed in black and made up attractively) know what to do, she was not interested.
Ms L, probably over 30 years old, was dressed in white and black striped blouse (zebra
stripes) and black pants. Her black hair was permed in waves giving a fluffed out effect.
Her eyes were naturally bigger than usual for a Chinese girl, and if you have seen
Pekinese dogs, her eyes were somewhat protruding. Not being tall, the whole personality
She had met one of the 2 Asia USA associates, having crossed paths before and did not
like being rejected earlier for refusing to sign her company form which demanded
co-broking agents to reveal name of client, amongst other requirements.
She knew it was the policy of Asia USA not to sign the form and to reveal client's
name, yet she pushed a form to the new Asia USA associate.
It must be Company's policy because she pushed a form for the new associate to fill in
and sign. It is an uncommon practice and it makes life difficult for the realtor on
the ground. The new associate nearly filled up all the particulars (as a good Singaporean
She was advised not to reveal client's name and the co-broking agent was informed that
is the policy of Asia USA and that she should not co-broke with Asia USA or asiahomes
which is not compliant. New associates make their own bookings and are guided by older
ones for some time and they encounter various odd situations..
advertising their properties for rent/sale:
Cheapest and targeted to expatriates: Money back if your unit
is rented before publishing.
S$13.50/40 words/3 months! Email email@example.com,
call 9668 6468 or fax your details to 256 0501.
"What an unhappy realtor," commented Asia USA client. It was a strange uneasy house-viewing
experience for her.
This tip may be helpful to new lady associates. Using sex as a weapon is commonly
practised by female since the dawn of times. As many expatriates are men, female realtors
are naturally preferred.
Good-looking ones take advantage by wearing black (to accentuate their fair skin,
usually tanned by sun for experienced ones). Low cut, sleeveless with jacket and
short-skirt lady realtors are dressed to kill and remembered by the male expats. Mascara
for some to emphasize the beauty of the eyes, mainly for Caucasian realtors.
Any lady realtor can look good with the help of nice dresses and makeup, giving them
the added advantage over male realtors anytime. The inner beauty augments the external and
if both are present, it is a most potent marketing ploy and never fails to get referrals
from male expatriates.
Of course, integrity and ability to find affordable housing are important as some male
Caucasian expatriates do want professionalism as well.
For more Information :
Dr Sing Kong Yuen
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Kong Yuen with questions or comments about information on this web site.
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