After China's entry into WTO, foreign estate trade expands rapidly with large sum of dollars often involved, thus a good command of estate English in conformity with international practice becomes more essential, especially to an outstanding real estate agent.
Chapter 1. Residential Flat
1. Residential Flat For Sale
Scene: ABC Properties Company, Tai Koo Shing Branch
场景： ABC 地产代理公司太古城分行
A：Agent - James Wilson
B：Client - Mr Johnson
A： Good morning, Sir. Have a seat please.
B： I would like to know the state of the residential property market right now because I have an apartment to sell.
A： Sure, here is my business card. I'm James Wilson. Let me explain to you how things are. In recent months, the demand for residential properties has become extremely high. The price for residential property is rising almost twenty percent.
B： Really? Since I have to go back to England within the next few months, I would like to sell my apartment as soon as possible.
A： Don't worry, Sir. I think it's a seller's market now. Let me get down some information about your apartment first. What is your property's address？
B： Flat C, 15/F, Tong House, Tai Koo Shing.
在太古城唐厦十五楼 C 室。
A： What is the square area of your property? How many bedrooms and living rooms?
B： Its gross area is approximately nine hundred square feet. There's one living room, one dining room, one master room and two bedrooms.
A： How is your property orientation and view？
B： It is on the south with a hillside view.
A： The market price for Tong House is around five thousand Hong Kong dollars per square foot, but it also depends on the internal layout and condition of the house.
B： I would like to mark four point five million Hong Kong dollars.
A： May I have your name and contact number, Sir?
B： Johnson, my contact number is 28765432. My office number is 2134567.
A： Thank you, Mr Johnson. May I ask you one more question? When will your property become available？
B： In about one month.
A： Also, Mr Johnson, I would like to remind you my company will charge a commission equivalent to one percent of the transaction price in the event of a successful selling of the property through our introduction.
B： No problem.
A： Thank you very much. I will introduce your property to our clients. When they want to see your property, I will give you a call.
B： Thank you.
2. Residential Property for Purchase
Scene： ABC Properties Company, Tai Koo Shing Branch
A： Agent- James Wilson
B： Client- Mrs. Chen
A： Good morning, Madam, and how do you do？
B： Fine. I would like to check out today's newspaper advertising on Tong House.
A： Yes, Madam. Have a seat please. I think you mean the one marked at four point five million Hong Kong dollars. May I have your name, please？
B： I'm Mrs. Chen. Is the flat still available？
A： Mrs. Chen, here is my name card. I'm James Wilson. The Tong House is about seventeen years old but the internal condition is fine. May I know if you are familiar with the neighbourhood here? Do you know the location of Tong House？