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Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby yuli » 25 Apr 2012, 11:43

I am looking for realtor offices in Taiwan where someone speaks English well enough to conduct business. :)

TIA for any leads...
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby bigduke6 » 25 Apr 2012, 12:27

Just be careful. I have heard horror stories of how the local realtors will f^%k you over.
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby yuli » 25 Apr 2012, 12:48

bigduke6 wrote:Just be careful.

Absolutely! :bow:
I have heard horror stories of how the local realtors will f^%k you over.

It happens (and not only in Taiwan). But isn't there that Argentinian saw, "it takes two to part a fool and his money"...? :wink:
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby Mucha Man » 25 Apr 2012, 22:32

This contact is a couple years old, and only does rentals but it might be helpful:

Audrey Lee-Gulotty
General Manager
Home Sweet Home Realty
Phone: 886.988.987.407
Fax: 886.2.6602.1452
E-mail: audrey@homesweethometw.com
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby Confuzius » 25 Apr 2012, 23:43

Where in Taiwan? (there are many cities here).

And you will NOT get fucked over if you do a few simple things:

1. Pay NOTHING (nothing, nothing, NOTHING) until you sign the lease.
2. Pay the realtor half a month's rent as their payment, which is standard (but refer to rule 1 for when to pay them)

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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby yuli » 26 Apr 2012, 10:36

Muzha Man wrote:This contact is a couple years old, and only does rentals but it might be helpful:
Audrey Lee-Gulotty
[...]
http://www.homesweethometw.com

Many thanks! That homepage appears to be gone, but i located your contact here:
http://www.gulottyrealty.com/
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby yuli » 26 Apr 2012, 10:47

Confuzius wrote:Where in Taiwan? (there are many cities here).

A country-wide agency might be best, failing that, any other agency will be useful - this is just the first rolling pebble that may become an avalanche (if the location is not right for some reason, they probably know someone who knows someone who is in a "more right" place. :wink: )
And you will NOT get fucked over

I think so, too.
First of, in Japan we never pay realtors until deals have been signed, and I don't see anybody who is with me in this situation in a position to deviate from that approach. And, anyway, if some kind of deal in Taiwan becomes possible it will involve others beside me (I am really only the messenger :wink: )

Thanks for the info - maybe there is more... :)
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Re: Leads to realtors who speak English?

Postby Feiren » 26 Apr 2012, 11:15

Confuzius wrote:Where in Taiwan? (there are many cities here).

And you will NOT get fucked over if you do a few simple things:

1. Pay NOTHING (nothing, nothing, NOTHING) until you sign the lease.
2. Pay the realtor half a month's rent as their payment, which is standard (but refer to rule 1 for when to pay them)

simple as that.


Hmmm, well, you might also want to check that the person you sign the lease is in fact the (sole) true owner and has not already leased it etc if this is any kind of commercial lease.
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