REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO SELL TOP LOTS
Real Estate agents will now be marketing and selling high end residential lots and civic and commercial lots on behalf of the Housing Authority of Fiji.
The authority’s chief executive officer, Robert Sen, said 12 agents had been selected through a thorough process to carry out this work.
The agents would work on selling 12 commercial and 12 high end residential lots from various sub-divisions in the country.
“Twelve agents were selected through the process and they are dedicated and professional in approach, which provide a first-hand information on available lots,” Mr Sen said.
“The authority wishes to clarify that this, in no way, deviates from the authority’s main objective which is to provide affordable housing to low and middle income earners,” he said.
Mr Sen said the authority believed that real estate agents were professionals in their work with a bigger client base in selling residential lots.
“There are criteria to be met for those willing to purchase these lots,” he said.
“For high end lots, the criteria is you need to be a first time home buyer and you need to be a resident of Fiji. And for residential lots it is the same where you need to be a citizen of Fiji.
“The price varies from $70,000 to $150,000 and also on locality and other features of the lot.”
He said the move would incur no cost on the authority because none of their staff members or resources were being engaged.