RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY | Krisana Gallezo-Estaura, Singapore

Meet the agent behind City View's record-breaking DBSS deal worth $1.1m

He’s only 28 years old.

Despite a depressed resale market, a five-room flat at City View at Boon Keng made headlines recently when it scored a record price of $1.1million for a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) development.

Much has already been said about the 35-year old seller who just tried his luck to cross the $1 million mark. But do you know about the real estate salesperson behind this record-breaking transaction?

Advising the seller is 28-year old Kavin Kuah, a real estate salesperson at Singapore’s largest real estate agency, ERA Realty Network. Kavin is described by his employer as a highly results-driven real estate salesperson. Within four years of joining the industry, Kavin’s consistent results have earned him a lifetime membership in the League of Honour, and he is renowned amongst his teammates.

Kavin came from a humble background, growing up with dreams of financial freedom and being able to provide a better life for his family. With this determination, he decided to join the real estate industry as he realised it was the best route to unparallelled success.

Kavin’s personal motivation for success is to be the #1 Agent in Singapore. Always acting in his clients’ best interest, Kavin has advised them against making a sale if it does not benefit them. Kavin’s uncompromising motivation for success with integrity has won him many accolades and referrals from his clients.

Kavin is ERA’s Top Overall Achiever in 2015. He started his career about four years ago when he was only 24 and after he completed his national service. He opted to forego his tertiary education even though he had secured a place at one of the local universities because the fee was too expensive. He decided to work instead. Kavin figured that he had only two options if he wanted to be very successful: become a property agent or an insurance agent. As he has more interest in properties, he decided become a property agent.

With no contacts, referrals and money to print fliers or advertise himself, he pounded the pavement and knocked on doors. He worked very hard in reading news and familiarising himself with the rules and regulations on websites of agencies such as the Housing Board, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Other major transactions under his belt were Semi D houses at District 15 and condominiums at Sentosa Cove.

The hardest challenge for him was to be compounded on rainy days when he got drenched walking along the corridors of HDB blocks as he went from door to door during the early stage of his career.

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