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SG CEA denies spot check case

Property Here - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Singapore’s Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has confirmed that it did not conduct checks on a salesperson as suggested in a recent email received by PropertyGuru. CEA also confirmed it had earlier received such similar feedback.

In the email, a real estate agent who was marketing a HDB property claimed officers from CEA had made contact and arranged a meeting.

The agent wrote that two people attended an arranged meeting and asked specific questions relating to the procedures required for HDB properties in the case of a divorce. The agent, who specialises in the HDB market, answered their questions.

In the email, the agent said: “The two of them then showed me a pass; they were officers from CEA. They told me that what I presented to them was correct, and that there was no misleading or over-presenting.”

The email is understood to have been forwarded to a number of Singapore real estate agents and agencies.

A spokesperson for CEA advised estate agents and salespersons to obtain the identification particulars of anyone who claims to be from CEA and to ask to check his/her CEA Inspector Card.

If in doubt, they should contact CEA for verification.

 

Andrew Batt, International Group Editor of PropertyGuru Group, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email andrew@propertyguru.com.sg