CEA public registry to display photos of salespersons online

Consumers will be able to view photographs of registered salespersons online from March 1.

This is in addition to the information already available on the Council of Estate Agencies’ public register, which includes the saleperson’s name, company and registration number.

The council advised consumers to access its register to verify a saleperson’s information before engaging his or her services.

It added that consumers should also report to the council when they encounter any person not listed on the register and carrying out estate agency work illegally.

All salespersons will also be required to display their estate agent card when carrying out their work on March 1.

The card includes information such as the name and registration number of the salesperson, a recent photograph and validity period.

Anyone not doing so can be fined up to S$10,000, jailed up to six months or both.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 24 Feb 2011