Prior to joining real estate, Derek has been involved in driving marketing initiatives and campaigns for MNCs for ten over years. His passion for real estate grew from his own personal experiences, both as a seller and a buyer. He ventured into the real estate business in late 2011, and joined OrangeTee in 2013, and was already the Top 20 Producer for the first quarter.
Aside from good knowledge about real estate, Derek is also a firm believer of customer service. He greatly values the importance of understanding his clients – SELLERS / LANDLORDS / TENANTS / BUYERS, and helping them achieve their objectives in searching for the right apartment for own stay or for rent, or for real estate investment.
Call 9818-6413 and let Derek represent you and show you a new and different experience working with a realtor with his unique marketing approach and advance marketing tools.
AREAS OF FOCUS: Private properties in District 9,10,11.
TOP 50 Achievers 2015
TOP 100 Achievers 2014
TOP 150 Achievers 2013
SAEA BEST CLIENT SERVICE AWARD 2013 NOMINEE
WHAT HIS CLENTS SAY:
"Derek is rare breed of property consultant. He has a unique blend of market intelligence, presentation and negotiation skills with an excellent customer oriented touch. In short, he distinguishes himself from most other agents with these traits.
In fact I consider him a consultant rather than a mere agent. He has restored my faith in the property profession, having personally experienced poor standards from other agents as a property buyer and seller over the years."
- Joseph K. (Seller)
"I appreciated Derek's professionalism and high level of service he provided during the process of buying a new home. Being in the service industry myself, his attention to detail, consistent feedback and professional manner was greatly appreciated. I must admit I seldom found these qualities in other agents, which is probably why you were referred to me, and why I too am looking forward to recommending you to others."
- Mr Norman L. (Buyer, Landlord)
"The level of service he has provided in both pre-sales and after-sales is very impressive. He was as committed and tolerant as I was in finding my ideal property, which makes him a great agent, rather than an ordinary salesman."
- Kentaro K. (Japanese tenant)
"My encounters with property agents have always been less than positive. But after appointing and working with Derek to rent out my apartment, my impression of property agents has taken a 360 degree turn.
Derek is highly passionate about what he does. Not only did he take the time and effort to find out and show me the recent rental rates of similar sized apartments in my neighbourhood, he also strove to get me the highest possible rental. Apart from being very professional and efficient, Derek impressed me with his willingness to go out of this way to help oversee the touch-up work that was required when I had to travel for work.
My concerns were constantly addressed in a timely manner and as my agent, he always thought in my best interest. He had consistently over the 2 months, provided exceptional solutions for any issues I had relating to the rental of my apartment.
I thank him for making my recent endeavour of renting out my apartment such a painless and pleasant experience. And, kudos to Derek for so efficiently finding me a suitable tenant at a fitting rental."
- Ms Sue-Ann (Landlord)
"Derek has his fingers on the pulse of the property market. He is discerning in bringing attractive propositions to the table and can close deals successfully. It's great to work with someone as honest, hardworking and efficient as Derek. I felt safe leaving my property in his hands as I trust he will strike the best deal for me. Keep up the good work!"
- Ms Low L.G. (Seller, Buyer, Landlord)
"Derek has been very professional during our search for a new apartment. He understood our needs and requirements as future tenant and made the whole process efficient and convenient which benefited both our landlord and ourselves. In addition, he shown his knowledge on all paperwork to be done which made him very trustworthy."
- Olivier Louis (French Tenant)
"I sought Derek's advice for real estate investment opportunities in late 2011. Instead of 'hard-selling' me with whatever that were available in the market immediately, Derek actually spent time to discuss and understand my investment needs and objectives at length.
The second meeting involved analyzing the general market conditions at that point of time and going through research materials that he had prepared following the initial session. I was appraised on the suitable districts/developments/units/recent transacted prices based on my investment requirements. We managed to close a deal shortly after. Impressed with Derek's patience, efficiency and professionalism, I retained his services to rent out my newly acquired unit. Derek's non-pushy yet effective services sets him apart from many other agents. I am in the midst of looking for another property and will definitely engage Derek's services again."
- Mr Ho (Buyer, Landlord)
“I started looking for my own apartment 3 years ago, but the experience left nothing but distaste and disappointment in the real estate advisors.
Until half a year ago, Derek has very patiently met up with me for no-obligations discussions around real estate trends, prices and my options to sell or rent out my apartment. He always backed his advice (to maximise cash flow) with statistics or reports. He clearly puts his customers first, even if it meant there was little or no money to be made. His final advice to me was to put it up for rent.
I listened to him and never regretted. He found an excellent tenant for my apartment and at a record rental price! After the handover, Derek didn’t just disappear, as I suspect some agents would after the transaction was done. Throughout that period, I was always updated on the progress and he made recommendations which help me save money without compromising on my tenant’s comfort.
He has proven to be most reliable, trustworthy, sincere and ernest in his dealings. I’ve since recommended Derek to my friends. A friend whom I’ve recommended Derek to even called me up and thanked me profusely for the referral!
I’m probably never going to work with any other agent again!”
- Ms Serene N. (Landlord)
"Derek Teng is my landlord’s realtor. From the very first moment that I came to see the unit, he knew exactly what to highlight in the apartment that would make a positive impact in me. Furthermore at no moment he was pushy or too insisting. He also made the walk through and the inventory check up a very easy process. Also worth to mention he has always been very flexible to schedule the times to do all the required paperwork and inspections.
In the months since I occupied the unit, I have had some minor issues and repairs needed. At all times, I have reached out to Derek, who has responded very promptly and always with a very fast solution. Even for reimbursing money for a repair that exceeded the stipulated on the lease agreement, he made sure I could receive it very quickly and fully.
Derek is therefore an excellent realtor in negotiating and supporting all throughout the rental process. It has been a pleasure and I feel very fortunate to have had him as my landlord’s agent. I would choose him as my real state agent after this experience whenever I need one."
- Marta S. (US tenant)
"Derek is honest, understanding, not pushy and extremely resourceful. He takes the time to explain everything. Currently, he is the only property agent I trust full-heartedly."
- LiQing (Tenant)
NOTE: All the testimonials mentioned above are genuine and proof can be provided upon request.
Derek Teng Senior Associate Director - Top 50 Achievers 2015, Top 100 -2014, Top 150 -2013, OrangeTee.com Pte Ltd