Lease Form Lagos Nigeria - Real Estate Agent And Lease Forms Tip
Lease form Lagos Nigeria - Most Lagos Nigeria real estate agents often present potential tenants with lease forms and then demand advance fee before they even start processing the client's request. Many potential tenants resist because they consider this to be advance fee fraud or 419.
The client told the estate agent point blank: "You cannot run a business without incurring some cost. And I cannot pay for the cost of running your business."
Another client, after being presented with the lease form and listening to all the story from the estate agent as to why he should pay the real estate mobilization fee, asked the estate agent a simple and straightforward question:
The reply of the typical small agent will be, "Yes, something is available" or "Yes, we have a 4 bedroom duplex at Gbagada".
When you ask for the details, he might say, "Call me back tomorrow or later in the day".
In reality, he may not actually have any information about the kind of Lagos real estate you desire. He simply has asked for more time to search among his colleagues for what is available in the market that meets your requirements. So, when you call him back the next day, he has information for you.
In this case they have all of the property information. Ask them any question about the property and they have the answer on their finger tips. And when you request for a category of property outside what they have, they simple tell you they don't have what you seek . . . end of story.
Both category of real estate brokers or agents use lease forms. The first category will present you a lease form and tell you the consulting fee is a particular amount of money. The second category of estate agents will present you with a similar form and not demand a consulting or mobilization fee.
. . . and more, depending on the real estate agency you contact.
Class 'A' real estate agents usually demand a mobilization fee because they do a lot of running around in search of properties to meet the needs of all kinds of potential clients that come their way. And most times, they lose money because the client may not like what he sees and so walks away.
Class 'B' real estate brokers don't run around. They have direct access to the property. When you call, they give you the description of the property and the exact address. You can visit the property on your own if you wish. If you like it, you start the process of leasing it.
What category of real estate agents should you use?
It's up to you. But let me say this.
Class 'A' real estate agents make you spend money. But then, they do all the running around for you. Class 'B' real estate agents are 'big boys'. They don't run around. If they don't have in their kitty what meets your need, they say, "sorry, we don't have what you seek". And the deal is off.
Need 'foot soldiers' to do the dirty work for you while you watch?
Use the local guys. They know the market. They will deliver.
Simply motivate them with the mobilization fee.