I came to Hong Kong with the expectation that finding the right apartment would be a tough slog. This had been the case in other big cities I've lived in. I was massively lucky to be introduced to Dorothy at the outset. She was incredibly organised, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and attentive to my preferences. Dorothy even remained incredibly upbeat and helpful after having to start our search all over again due to my shift in dates. Her insight and guidance made it easier to get a better perspective on what I was looking at. Unlike many agents, Dorothy was fully engaged and made sure my focus was not just on getting a good price or enough space, but practical things like being able to fit the requisite furniture and appliances, and making sure the security and location were good. I have and will in the future advise anybody I know looking for a place in HK to contact Dorothy.
The key to a good property agent is whether you end up with a property you are pleased with, within your budget. We are delighted with what Max found us and that she negotiated the price down to our budget - something she was confident she could do before she showed us the place.
The second aspect to a good property agent is the whether the search and decision process is efficient, speedy, focused on relevant properties, with a wide variety of choices, all within budget and meeting key criteria. Max worked with all four of our family - including two teenagers - so that in the short time available, we got a good idea of the choices we had. In the end we were left with two places so attractive that our problem was losing the attractions of one for another even better.
Max also handled the admin., transfers and handover as smoothly as you like.
Jamie and Diana Cawley
Soi was incredibly personable, professional, unflappable and committed to creating a smooth transaction from the moment I got off the plane, to well after the signing. I arrived with only a few days to find a place. But Soi was well organized and made me feel like I was her only client, meeting me over the weekend and with little notice during the week to see and re-see houses. Soi very quickly honed in on what I was looking for, and that helped things move along. Once we zeroed in on a decision, I felt Soi was very much on my side in negotiating with the landlords. It was obvious Soi has a very deep knowledge of the Clearwater Bay and Sai Kung areas, and I am sure other areas, too. While we were out looking, if I happened to see a house that wasn’t on the list but looked empty, Soi seemed to magically have the number for the owner. We are really happy and I can say with confidence that Soi is a big reason why. I would recommend her strongly to anyone looking for real estate advice.