Archive for January, 2013

Highly Commended Best Independent Agent Thailand 2012: Tropical Homes Real Estate

Further to my earlier blog it has been pointed out to me by none other than Terry Blackburn, the CEO of Ensign Media and publishers of the highly respected S.E Asia Property Report amongst others, that we were also joint winners of the 2012 Highly commended Best Independent Agent Thailand which was specifically introduced to […]

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What exactly is a Distressed Sale?

The term “distressed sale” wasn’t even part of a real estate agent’s vocabulary until relatively recently, well certainly not in an Englishman’s vocabulary, and it is a term I am most reluctant to use even today.  It distresses me; pardon the pun, to see the term used incorrectly. It is being increasingly used simply to […]

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More recognition for Tropical Homes Real Estate.

After a reasonably satisfying result in the most recent Thailand Property Awards we are pleased to have recently been acknowledged by a number of overseas organisations. Recognition in Russia and China has been one of our most noticeable achievements to date.  Tropical Homes Real Estate came Runner Up in the 2012 Best Agent Phuket category […]

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How the Internet is changing lives.

It  is nothing new to state that the internet is changing the lifestyles of many but possibly in ways and numbers we never could have envisaged.  With increasing numbers of clients staying for longer periods of time in Phuket  it is becoming clear that before the days of the internet this would have been impossible […]

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Property rentals up 120% in 2012.

While sales might still have been affected by the global recession in 2012 the same could not be said for property rentals.  We saw a huge increase in property rentals, up by 120%, particularly in the luxury villa sector. We also noted that lease terms are on average becoming longer with increasing numbers of clients […]

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