Since Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate was published in 1992, the idea that we express and receive love in five different ways has only become more popular and widely used as a relationship-building tool. The good thing is that the five love languages transfer beyond romance to even your relationship with your property agent.
As we mentioned in this article, finding the right property agent is key to a successful property transaction, whether you’re buying or selling a home. And we want to help you get there as quickly and as stress-free as possible. So here’s a Valentine’s-inspired guide to help you find your ideal property agent according to your love language.
Words of Affirmation
The process of buying or selling a home is a huge undertaking, and it can feel like you’re walking in the dark most of the time. So receiving words of affirmation from your friends, family, and especially your property agent can boost your confidence in the decisions you’re making.
If this is your love language, your perfect match is a property agent who is good at communicating positive feedback at every stage of your property journey and actively reassures you that you are on the right path and not making a costly mistake. This doesn’t mean that he/she will not make professional recommendations throughout your home search or sale, but it does mean that he/she can communicate these things without insulting or hurting you. Like our former client said in their review: “tactful but polite”.
Another green flag you should look out for in a property agent is someone who sees the value of your property as much as you do. (Read this to find out what’s commonly regarded as “bad features” for a property in Singapore, and how to use it to your advantage.)
An agent who sees the value in your home is invaluable — Jasmine Chong, founder of Lab Studios, knows this for a fact. After years and years of unsuccessfully selling her property with agents who would downplay her home valuation and adjust the price downwards to sell it, she ended up engaging an Ohmyhome Super Agent and said: “Finally, I met an agent who viewed and valued the property the way I did. When Ohmyhome took over, the penthouse was sold in 2 months.” (Watch our full interview with Jasmine below.)
Acts of Service
If this is your love language, then for you, actions speak louder than words. You are probably looking for an agent who will walk the talk and go the extra mile to sell your home or get you your dream home. So you’ll match well with a property agent who can take over the whole transaction process for you and even provide you with alternative solutions should you face any challenges along the way.
A property agent who can complete the whole process for you — from registering the Intent to Sell and/or Buy to submitting all the paperwork and keeping track of the incoming and outgoing payments — is also one you’ll most likely want to engage because you’ll actually be able to enjoy your property journey.
If you value quality time, the right property agent for you is someone who can dedicate his/her full time and attention to you and your property. So you’ll match well with an agent who has the support of his/her company, because that frees up his/her time to market your listing, find buyers, negotiate offers, and bring you to as many home viewings as possible. Plus, he/she will be able to stick within your timeline.
While property agents also deserve boundaries and work-life balance, it is equally important for you to receive regular updates on your transaction status when it comes to something as time-sensitive as buying or selling a home. After all, there could be penalties to pay if you fail to complete submitting certain documents within stipulated time periods. So you wouldn’t want a property agent who has a habit of leaving you hanging while you’re waiting for a reply.
Luckily for you, at Ohmyhome, you won’t just have a property agent to contact, but also a Relationship Manager who can attend to your needs at any time of the day. So when you have an urgent question, you can immediately drop them a text on WhatsApp and you can expect a response in less than a minute.
Find your ideal property agent at Ohmyhome
Read Part 2 of We Match You With Your Ideal Property Agent According to Your Love Language right here.