Top Real Estate Agencies in Bangkok: A Complete Guide

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Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world and attracts many entrepreneurs, expats and digital nomads. Even if people claim that you can get better yields in places like Cambodia, it’s getting increasingly popular among foreigners to buy in Bangkok.

In fact, price appreciations are not always the most important, the feeling of owning a property, especially in a place like Bangkok, can be an amazing feeling. Not to neglect, some people can’t simply afford to buy back home. If you buy in the right area, the capital gain can be quite decent (more about that in this article).

However, it’s not always easy to know which real estate agency you should turn to for help. Finding a reputable and credible agent is crucial to successfully buy a property. Therefore, I decided to write this article where I’ve listed (in random order) some of the most reputable real estate agencies in Bangkok.

Let’s have a look.

1. Colliers International Thailand

Colliers is one of the biggest real estate agencies in the world with 400 offices in almost 70 countries, including Thailand. The head office is located in Bangkok and has a management team of 14 persons, mixed with both Thai nationals and foreigners.

The Bangkok office was established in 2007 and they also have a presence in Pattaya and Hua Hin, employing around 250 people in total. Colliers International Thailand has managed a number of acquisitions of local real estate agencies, including Pasupat Realty Co. Ltd., in 2007 and FirstService in 2015.

Clients on the list include Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Siam Piwat and Singha. Saying that Colliers is one of the top real estate agencies in Thailand is not a bold statement.

Property types and areas

Includes both residential and commercial properties, like condos, apartments, villas, multifamily projects, hotels, land, offices and more.

Most properties up for listing are located in Bangkok, but you’ll be able to find a number of options in other cities as well.

Services offered

  • Capital markets & Investment services
  • Residential Sales & Leasing
  • Retail services
  • Office services
  • Industrial services
  • Real estate management services
  • Advisory services
  • Evaluation services

Recognition and awards

Colliers Thailand branch has been nominated and won a number of awards since it opened up in 2007. Some mentionable are:

a. Best Bangkok Agent (Highly Commended) 2010

b. International Property Awards Asia Pacific (Highly commended) 2012-2013

c. Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2014: Best overall consultants and advisors

Projects managed

Residential properties (examples):

  • Asoke Tower (condos)
  • The Infinity (condos)
  • The Diplomat 39

Office address

Colliers International | Bangkok
Floor 17, Ploenchit Center,
2 Sukhumvit Road,
Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

2. CBRE Thailand

CBRE Group, Inc. is one of the most reputable real estate agencies with its head office located in Los Angeles, California. In 1988 CBRE decided to set up the first international office in Bangkok, namely CBRE (Thailand) Co., Ltd., they’ve continued to set up a number of offices in different locations in Thailand.

With 800 employees in Thailand and being famous for being the biggest real estate agency in the world, you’ll be sure to get the high class service you need.

Services

  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Property management
  • Property research
  • Evaluation
  • Market research

Property types and areas

CBRE covers all property types, mainly in Bangkok and Phuket. You’ll be sure to find both residential and commercial properties, like golf courses, hotels, factories, office space, warehouses, condos, family houses, land and more.

Recognition and awards

CBRE has been nominated and received many awards, not only in Thailand, but globally. Some major awards include:

a. EUROMONEY Real Estate Awards: Top Global Real Estate Advisor 2017

b. Fortune magazine: “Most Admired” Commercial Real Estate Services and Investment Company 2014

Projects managed

CBRE manages a number of projects in Bangkok. You can find a number of projects listed below:

  • Marque Sukhumvit
  • Tela Thonglor
  • The Residences (Mandarin Oriental)
  • The Park (EM District)
  • Sakaya 146

Office address

46th Floor, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place
87/2 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

3. RE/MAX Thailand

RE/MAX is one of the biggest real estate companies with its head office located in Denver (Colorado). Established in 1973, it has decades of experience and has the world’s largest network of franchise-owned offices (similar to Starbucks).

It currently has more than 100,000 agents and offices in more than 100 countries, including Bangkok.

Services

RE/MAX covers both ends and can help you to buy, manage, rent out and sell commercial and residential properties.

Property types and areas

Include all kinds of residential and commercial property, like hotels, office space, warehouses, condos, apartments, villas and more. They currently have 17 offices in cities like Bangkok, Songkhla Chiang Rai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Surat Thani, Phuket and others.

Office address

NASA Street Shopping Mall Building
Suan Luang, Bangkok, Thailand
10250

4. Knight Frank Thailand

Knight Frank is one of the biggest real estate agencies in the world and is based in London, UK. They have several hundred offices worldwide and employ around 15,000 professionals.

The head office of Knight Frank Thailand is located in Bangkok, the company has almost 500 employees in Thailand and decades of experience, used to cater foreign buyers.

Services

  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Project marketing
  • Valuation services
  • Property management
  • Consultancy

Property types and areas

Include all kinds of residential property and commercial property, like office spaces, warehouses, apartments, lands, condos, family houses and more.

Knight Frank focuses primarily on Phuket and Bangkok.

Projects managed

Some new projects managed by Knight Frank include:

  • The Niche Mono 50
  • The Niche Pride
  • The Stage
  • Starview
  • Q Asoke
  • Nara 9

Office address

65/192 23rd Floor Chamnan Phenjati
Business Center
Rama 9 Road Huaykwang District, Bangkok 10320, Thailand

5. JLL Thailand

JLL, also known as Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, is a US based global brand with presence in more than 80 countries. With more than 80,000 employees and around 300 offices, it’s ranked as the second largest real estate agency in the world after CBRE Group.

JLL Thailand has offices in Bangkok and Phuket. They offer you a wide range of services that include facilities management, project development, tenant representation, valuation, sales & leasing, investments, property & asset management, and research.

Property types and areas

The company mostly serves Bangkok, Hua Hin, Khao Yai and Phuket.

They manage and sell all types of properties including residential, retail, office, industrial, logistics, hotels and hospitality properties.

Recognition and awards

JLL won most of its awards in 2013 or before that year:

  • Best Property Consultancy (Thailand Property Awards 2013)
  • Best Commercial Agent (Thailand Property Awards 2013)
  • Best Property Management Company (Thailand Property Awards 2013)

Projects managed

Some of JLL’s condo projects in Bangkok include:

  • Hyde 11
  • Ficus Lane
  • The Emporio Place
  • The Park Chidlom
  • Hyde 13

Office address

JLL (Thailand) Ltd
19/F Sathorn City Tower
175 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn District
Bangkok 10120

6. Savills Thailand

Savills was founded in 1855 and is one of the oldest and most reputable real estate agencies in the world. Naturally, they also have an office in Thailand. With over 700 offices worldwide and a long history and experience of helping foreigners buying property overseas, you’ll be sure to get top notch service.

Services

Savills has a number of services including:

  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Property management
  • Research & Consultancy
  • Investment advice

Property types and areas

Savills Thailand’s services cover Bangkok, Khao Yai, Pattaya and Phuket. They sell and manage both residential and commercial properties, including office buildings, hotels and condos, just to mention a few.

Recognition and awards

Best Business Superbrand (The Center of Brand Analysis)
Best employer 2007 – 2009 (The Times)

Projects managed

Savills manages a number of well-known projects, both in the residential and the commercial sector. Some projects include:

Some of their residential projects include:

  • Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard
  • The Ritz Carlton Residences
  • The Sukhothai Residences
  • Millennium Residences

Some of their commercial projects include:

  • 990 Abdulrahim Place
  • Empire Tower
  • Sathorn City Tower

Office address

Abdulrahim Place 990 Road, Thanon Rama IV,
Bangrak, Si Lom, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

7. Rosewood-Properties

Rosewood Properties is, in comparison to the previously mentioned, a small but growing real estate agency only focusing on the Thai market. They help foreigners to buy both residential and commercial properties in Bangkok and its surrounding region.

Projects managed

Some residential projects managed by Rosewood include:

  • Amethyst (condos)
  • Skywalk (condos)
  • U Delight
  • The Sense (condo)

Commercial projects include:

  • Ocean Tower ll (office space)
  • Different shops
  • Commercial land in Thonglor
  • Hair salons

Office address

Level 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex. 57 Wireless Rd. Lumpini. Bangkok

8. Sense Property Group

Sense Property Group was founded by Bastien Forzy, Antoine van Innis and Khun Joy in 2012. The company focuses primarily on helping expats and international buyers, which is crucial to understand the market and regulations in and out.

As informed on their website, they focus on the following criteria:

  • Prime locations
  • Western comfort
  • Quality

They offer a number of services to expats like rentals, relocation services and administrative & legal support.

Property types and areas

Sense Property has both residential and commercial properties available in and around Bangkok. Property types include:

  • Condos
  • Houses
  • Vacant land
  • Apartments
  • Office space
  • Resorts
  • Retail outlets

Office address

43/30 Sukhumvit 31 (Sawatdi),
Sukhumvit Road, Klongton,
Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

9. Acute Realty

Acute Realty was founded in 2000 and is located in Bangkok, but has offices in Chiang Mai and Hua Hin as well. The company also has a second real estate agency called Thai Apartment, the owner Precha Suphapetiporn is. The company is fairly big and currently has 28 employees.

Services

Acuterealty offers many services, including:

  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Property management
  • Tenancy management
  • Rentals

Property types and areas

You can find most kinds of properties on their website, including:

  • Apartments
  • Condos
  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Land
  • Office space
  • Shophouses
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Hotels
  • Resorts

Projects handled

Some of their current projects include:

  • Nimit Langsuan
  • HYDE
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences
  • Q Sukhumvit
  • The Shine
  • The Patio
  • Supalai City Resort

Office address

216/65 L.P.N. Tower 15th Fl., Nanglinchee Road, Chongnonsee, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

10. Five-stars Thailand

Fabrice Lore founded Five-Stars more more than a decade ago and is originally from Nice, France. He’s been in Bangkok for more than two decades and has a long experience of catering foreigners. Previously living on Koh Samui for several years, Fabrice understood the need of a French speaking agency in Bangkok.

Property types and areas

FiveStars-Thailand sell and manage properties in all key destinations in Thailand, including:

  • Bangkok
  • Pattaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Hua Hin
  • Phuket
  • Koh Phangan
  • Koh Samui

They sell both commercial and residential properties, with everything from condos, family houses, townhouses, land, office space and much more.

Office address

153/3, 4th floor, Goldenland Building, Soi Mahardlek Luang 1, Ratchadamri Rd., L, Ratchadamri, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

11. Vauban Real Estate

Vauban Real Estate is a foreign owned real estate agency, with offices in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. The company has operated in Thailand for more than a decade and has more than 40 employees, ready to cater foreigners.

Cyrille Hareux is a French speaker and the founder of Vauban Group, he has been on the ground for years.

Services

The company offers a number of services, like sales, leasing, property management and rentals management.

Property types and areas

Vauban works with residential properties, like condos, apartments and villas.

You can Vauban’s offices in most key cities, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui.

Projects handled

Vauban manages many residential properties, some of them listed below:

  • Blossom
  • City Beach Residence
  • The Room
  • Espana
  • Whale Beach
  • The Star
  • Atlas
  • The Lofts Ekkamai

Office address

Trendy Office Building, unit10/31
Soi Sukhumvit 13,Sukhumvit road.
Klongtoey Noey, Wattana
10110 Bangkok

12. BVA Real Estate

BVA Realty has more than a decade of experience under its belt and a long experience of catering foreigners. They currently have 780 residential properties listed on their website for sale and over 1,000 for rentals, so there are many to choose among.

Property types and areas

BVA provides services in both Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya. They have condos and houses listed, but don’t provide any commercial properties.

Projects handled

Vauban manages many condo units, some examples are:

  • Wind
  • Waterford
  • Aspire
  • Rama 9
  • View Talay 2
  • Uraiwan Park View
  • The Gallery

What to consider when buying a condo in Bangkok

It can seem like an easy task to buy a condo, but you also need to have a decent resell strategy. The location and the size of the condo will determine whether your investment is a good bet or not.

Previously, I did an interview with Fabrice Lore at Five-Stars (see above) where he explained some of they key considerations you should have in mind before buying.

How big condo unit should I buy?

Your preferred choice should be a spacious 2 bedroom apartment (80-130 square meters) or a 3 bedroom apartment, as there’s been an oversupply of 1 bedroom apartments.

The tenants tend to be of a higher quality if going for a bigger apartment as well.

Buying a condo along the BTS line

You should definitely have a look at condos located close to the different BTS stations, especially in the central areas like Phra Khanong, Ekkamai, Thong Lo, Nana and Asoke.

The demand is generally higher in these areas and you’ll reduce the risk that you won’t be able to resell your condo later.

Benefits of buying a condo in Bangkok

  • No property or inheritance tax under THB 50 million
  • Foreigners can get freehold ownership of condos
  • Net rental yield of around 5% per year
  • Opportunities to rent out at least 1 year at a time
  • Capital appreciation of 3 – 5% per year

How much do I need to pay my Bangkok agent in commission?

You normally need to pay a commission of 3%. But keep in mind that you also need to pay a number of taxes when buying, holding and selling the property.

For more information about the taxes that apply, I recommend you to read my separate article that explains the details.

Can I get help to rent out my property?

Yes, the same agencies who helped you buy can often help to find tenants and manage the renting process. The good part here is that you don’t necessarily need to be present in Thailand all the time, but can let someone do the work for you.

The agencies also have a good knowledge about the local regulations that apply to foreigners, which will minimize the risks for any problems later.

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2 Responses to “Top Real Estate Agencies in Bangkok: A Complete Guide”

  1. Ira September 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    I want to sell my property in Ritz Carlton Bangkok . Need to contact the right agents.

    • Marcus Sohlberg September 28, 2018 at 4:34 am #

      Hi Ira,

      We’ve sent your request to our agent in Bangkok

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