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Self-service transactions: penny wise, pound foolish?

Saving on agent fees today may mean more expenses later due to unforeseen circumstances, potential disputes

More are opting for DIY (do-it-yourself) in transacting properties, particularly those who have more time and are a bit more tech- and legal-savvy. The results appear rather positive in the more price-sensitive HDB segment.


SELF-SERVICE property websites lure property buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants - let us collectively address all of them as "clients" - with the bait of substantial savings in agents' fees.

The proliferation of self-service portals and mobile applications has...

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