• 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 everything from entrepreneurs, travelers, expats and retirees. Even if people claim that you can get better yields when buying property in places like Cambodia, it’s getting increasingly popular among foreigners to buy in Bangkok.

    In fact, yields are not always the most important, you always need to consider your risk appetite and personal preferences as well. The feeling of owning a property in a place like Bangkok can be amazing.

    Not to neglect, some people simply can’t afford to buy real estate back home. If you buy property in the right area in Bangkok, the capital gain and rental incomes can be very good (more about that later).

    However, it’s not always easy to find the right real estate agency to turn to for help. Finding a reputable and credible agent is crucial to successfully buy a property.

    Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the most popular and credible agents in Bangkok.

    1. Colliers International Thailand

    Colliers is one of the biggest real estate agencies in the world having 400 offices in almost 70 countries. 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 established in 2007 but Colliers also has a presence in Pattaya and in Hua Hin, employing around 250 people in total.

    Worth mentioning is that Colliers has acquired a number of local real estate agencies, including Pasupat Realty Co. Ltd., in 2007 and FirstService in 2015.

    Clients of Colliers 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:

    • Best Bangkok Agent (Highly Commended) 2010
    • International Property Awards Asia Pacific (Highly commended) 2012-2013
    • Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2014: Best overall consultants and advisers

    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 and has its head office in Los Angeles, California. In 1988 CBRE decided to set up its first international office in Bangkok, namely CBRE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Since then, they’ve continued to set up a number of new offices in different locations in Thailand.

    Having around 800 employees locally and being famous for being the biggest real estate agency in the world, CBRE is a good choice if you plan to buy residential or commercial real estate.

    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:

    • EUROMONEY Real Estate Awards: Top Global Real Estate Advisor 2017
    • 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 in the world, having its head office in Denver (Colorado). Established in 1973, it has a long history and 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 based in London, UK. The company has several hundred offices worldwide and employs 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 to 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. Having 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, investment, property & asset management and research.

    Property types and areas

    JLL 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. Not surprisingly, they also have an office in Thailand.

    With over 700 offices worldwide and a long history of helping foreign overseas property buyers, Savills can also be a good choice if you plan to buy property in Thailand.

    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 in the commercial sector.

    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 quickly growing local real estate agency. 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.

    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 is Precha Suphapetiporn. 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 was founded over a decade ago and a team with 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 properties 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 in Bangkok, but you also need to have a good 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 where he explained some of they key considerations you should have in mind before buying.

    How big condo unit should I buy?

    You should preferably buy 2-3 bedroom apartments (80-130 square meters) as there’s 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 in Bangkok

    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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  • 10 Responses to “Top Real Estate Agencies in Bangkok: A Complete Guide

    1. Ira at 10:14 pm

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

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 4:34 am

        Hi Ira,

        We’ve sent your request to our agent in Bangkok

    2. Linjong at 7:37 pm

      Hi I want to sales office space at sukhumvit13
      plz contact me

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 3:05 am

        Hi Linjong,

        I’ve forwarded this to our agent in Bangkok.

    3. Dave Soh at 12:32 pm

      hi
      i liked to sell my property in bangkok, please recommend me a reliable one . thank you.

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 3:20 am

        Hi Dave,

        I’ll told our Bangkok agent to get in touch with you.

    4. Dudi Abdul Wahid at 8:18 am

      Hye,

      Our company is looking commercial land for rent / lease within Hat Yai Commercial Center area, range around 1 acre with good frontage for car showroom purpose.

      Can you introduce me with a well experience negotiator to help us on this.

      Thank you

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 10:05 am

        Hi Dudi,

        Let me introduce you to one of our agents in Thailand.

    5. Patrick Lieow at 8:48 am

      Dear Marcus,
      Good day to you, I have an apartment for rent; previous experience with large agency is their agent do not stay;
      any private or good agency who can help foreign owner to provide one stop, peace-of mind work?
      Thank you very much!

      1. Marcus Sohlberg at 11:06 am

        Hi Patrick,

        Let me send you an email and see how we can help. And for us to get some more information about the unit.

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