Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Australia: The Ultimate Guide

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Australia continues to be one of the most popular destinations for overseas property buyers in Asia Pacific.

Here, you’ll find dozens of international real estate agencies and tens of thousands of real estate agents. If you’re about to buy Australian property, you need to assure that you work with a credible agency that has a decent track record.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest and most reputable real estate agencies in Australia.

1. Ray White

Ray White is one of the oldest and biggest real estate companies in Australia. With over 116 years of experience, they’ve expanded to numerous locations overseas, namely: New Zealand, Indonesia, China (including Hong Kong S.A.R), the Middle East and Atlanta (USA).

Despite having around 1,000 individually owned offices, it continues to be a family owned business. You’ll notice that Ray White has a strong presence in places with a high concentration of Australians, for example in Bali.

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Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

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Buying property in Dubai is straightforward in comparison to many other countries in the Middle East and developing countries in Asia. You’ll find plenty of local and foreign owned agencies that helps a great deal of foreigners daily.

Yet, you rarely come across websites that share summarized information about these companies. Therefore, I wrote this article, where I list some of the top agents that operate in Dubai. Let’s have a look.

1. Allsopp & Allsopp

Allsopp & Allsopp established in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they evolved to become one of the best real estate agencies in Dubai..

They’re currently considered as a market leader and had the highest amount of sales in 2017. The company ranks as the number one company in terms of sales transfers, according to the Dubai Land Department.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Koh Samui: A Complete Guide

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With it breathtaking nature, Koh Samui is one of the most visited islands in Thailand. Some people even decide to relocate here, thanks to the high quality of life offered.

As Koh Samui has attracted increasingly more foreigners over the years, you can find many reputable and foreign owned real estate agencies here.

This is beneficial, as they understand what regulations you need to cope with as a foreigner. You’ll also reduce a lot of hurdles with communication issues as you speak the same language.

In this article, I present some of the best and most popular agents in Koh Samui.

1. Koh Samui Properties

Koh Samui Properties established almost two decades ago and is one of the biggest and oldest real estate agencies in Koh Samui. What makes them unique is their diverse and multilingual team, which mostly consists of expatriates.

The agency is headed by Harry B. Bonning, who is an expatriate and a British national working in Thailand. He has 40 years of experience in real estate and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Harry has lived in Thailand since 2001 and has a deep knowledge of the local real estate market and its regulations.

Before moving to Thailand, Harry worked as a General Manager of the Emirates Property Investment Company in the UAE.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is one of the most visited resort islands in the world, even if Indonesian property regulations aren’t the most favorable to foreigners, many investors decide to buy properties here.

Despite its size, you can find a number of real estate agents in Bali, owned by locals and foreigners, but you rarely find summarized information about the agents. Therefore, I decided to write this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Bali.

Let’s have a look.

1. Ray White

Ray White is a leader in the Indonesian housing market. Founded in 1902 in Queensland, Australia, Ray White has expanded worldwide over the years. However, the group still remains family-owned and has passed on its leadership to the third generation leaders: Brian White and Paul White.

Brian White joined the company in 1962 after completing an economics degree in Queensland University and took over as the managing director in 1976. Prior joining the family business, his brother, Paul White worked in rural Queensland running cattle and grain property. He is now responsible for Ray White Rural for rural properties. The fourth generation leaders also serve on the board of directors.

In 2004, the Bali office opened in Kuta and now has 20 staffs. They cooperate with several developers to market their properties, such as The Rich Prada, TAUM Aston Seminyak, Legian Nirwana, New Kuta Condotel, and others.

In 2015, Ray White Kuta won the Favorite Bali Property Agency award from Rumah123.com.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Jakarta: The Ultimate Guide

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Jakarta is the capital and economic powerhouse of Indonesia, even if regulations are not as favorable to foreigners compared to other countries in the region, many investors want to explore the opportunities to invest here.

Most international real estate companies have established offices here, you can also find local agencies that are ready to help both locals and foreigners. Finding a reputable real estate agent is the key to minimize risks when you buy property in a developing country in Indonesia. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular agencies in Jakarta.

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The real estate agents are listed in a random order.

1. Brighton Indonesia

Brighton has grown much since its inception in 2011, starting with one office and 20 professionals, the company currently has more than 1200 agents working in 20 different offices, all over Indonesia. It’s a franchise company with presence in Jakarta and a number of other cities.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Manila: A Complete Guide

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Metro Manila is huge in terms of population and size, to many people’s surprise, Manila just make up a small part of this metropolitan area. With a rapidly growing economy, foreigners (especially Chinese investors) pour in to buy properties.

Here, you can find plenty of international and local real estate agencies who have a long experience of helping foreigners. Yet, you rarely find summarized information popular and credible agents in Manila.

In this article, I list some of the top real estate agencies that you can find in Metro Manila.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

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Indonesia is the most populous and the richest country in Southeast Asia. The country is predicted to become an economic powerhouse in the future and has a rapidly growing middle class.

However, regulations are still not favorable to foreigners, but the government won’t have any other options than to change these, if Indonesia is to compete with other countries in the region. Once it does, the property market is expected to boom. Many foreigners, especially the Chinese, have understood this and decided to enter the market in an early stage.

You can find many international but also local real estate agencies in the country, especially in the capital Jakarta. But it’s not easy to find summarized information about the companies. Therefore I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Indonesia. Let’s have a look.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. JLL Indonesia

JLL, also known as Jones Lang LaSalle, is a leading global brand and Fortune 500 company based in the United States. The company has a presence in 80 countries and currently employs around 80,000 people in 300 offices across the globe. It’s also one of the largest real estate agencies in Asia with 32,000 employees and 83 offices in 16 countries.

JLL is ranked as the second largest real estate agency in the world after CBRE Group, in terms of annual revenue. The head office of JLL Indonesia is situated in Jakarta and with two additional offices in Bali and Surabaya.

So who’s heading JLL Indonesia?

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Korea: The Ultimate Guide

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Korea is an economic powerhouse in the Asian region and attracts a number of foreigners who are expats, wish to either settle down here or just want to invest in properties. Even in many locals decide to not go through real estate agents when buying property, it’s the only option available for many foreigners.

Most of the international real estate agencies have opened offices in Korea since years back, but you’ll also find local agencies who should be of interest.

In this article I will explain more about some of the biggest and most reputable agencies in Korea.

1. Colliers International Korea

Founded in 1898 in Canada, originally named as Macaulay Nicolls Maitland, the company merged with an Australian property services company, Colliers, in order to expand their operation to a global level. They currently have 396 offices with more than 15,000 employees in 69 countries.

Under the lead of the CEO- John McLernon, Colliers International’s office in Korea is situated in Seoul with roughly 20 employees. The management team consists of a group of Korean nationals. In 2016, they won Best Overall Advisor & Consultant Award in Asia awarded by Euromoney Real estate Awards.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

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Philippines is one of the most popular investment destinations in Asia at the moment. Here, many foreigners mainly buy property in Manila, thanks to its rapidly growing economy and quickly developing infrastructure.

Fortunately, you’ll be able to find plenty of international franchised agents, as well as local agents, who help foreigners to buy real estate on a daily basis.

Yet, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the top agents and what properties and services they offer.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where I present some of the most popular real estate agencies in the Philippines. Let’s have a look.

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Notice: Even if we only select reputable agencies, this is a sponsored listing

The Lead Realty Co., founded in 2017, may be fresh to the market but is already among the strongest and most credible companies in the field. Just a year after it was established, it was awarded as the Top 1 Broker and Top 5 brokerage firm by Megaworld Infinite.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Siem Reap: A Complete Guide

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Siem reap is the gateway to one of the most visited temples in the world, Angkor Wat. The tourism industry thrives, naturally, this affects the real estate market positively. Siem Reap is also famous for having more villas and land available compared to the capital, Phnom Penh. Prices are lower on average as well.

The number of real estate agencies is slightly higher than Sihanoukville, most of the multinational companies have decided to set up head offices in Phnom Penh, but still cater foreigners who wish to buy properties in Siem Reap.

In this article I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Siem Reap.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. IPS

IPS is an established brand in Cambodia, they’ve managed to set up a strong local presence with a good mix of both local nationals and foreigners. The management consists of Australians and the company is headed by David Murphy in 2009,

David Murphy founded IPS in 2009 and serves as the company’s managing director. The management consists of mostly Australians, but there’s a mixture of both foreigners and local nationals in the company. David has a long history in real estate and previously managed a hotel for several years.

The company focus much on expats and foreigners and have staff capable of speaking English, French and more. Unfortunately, they don’t have any local branch in Sihanoukville, but cater foreigners from their offices in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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