As a self-professed introvert, I’m used to doing things on my own. But after months of fruitless solo property hunting, I finally conceded that I needed a property agent.

It was just after Circuit Breaker ended in 2020 when I made the decision to engage a property agent. After spending weeks living, working, and socialising almost entirely out of my bedroom, I was desperate to find my own home. I had to step up my property search, and I needed help.

I had plenty of hopes for my would-be agent. They’d help sift through listings, arrange viewing appointments, and accompany me on viewings. I also needed someone much more knowledgeable about the property market. And even though I’m an introvert, the thought of having a sounding board in this huge life decision was very appealing.

From the numbers in Stacked’s article on property agencies, I estimate there are at least 30,000 property agents in Singapore. And I just needed one. Easy, no?