English dialogues at a real estate agency

English dialogues at a real estate agency

Looking for a Property

A: Iā€™m considering buying a property for investment. What do you suggest?
B: How about a condominium in the city center? They have a good appreciation rate.

A: I need a family home in a safe neighborhood. Any recommendations?
B: Consider properties in the suburbs. They offer larger spaces and are family-friendly.

A: Are these apartments close to public transport?
B: Yes, they are within walking distance of the metro and bus stations. Very convenient.

two men discussing apartment locations

Inquiries about Features

A: Does this house come with a backyard?
B: Yes, it has a spacious backyard and even a small garden area.

A: Is there a gym in this residential complex?
B: Absolutely! The complex also offers a swimming pool and a children’s play area.

A: Are pets allowed in this apartment building?
B: Yes, it’s a pet-friendly building, but there are some size restrictions.

woman showing man an apartment

Financing and Paperwork

A: Can you explain the mortgage process to me?
B: Certainly. First, we’ll need to assess your credit score and then discuss the loan options with our bank partners.

A: How much is the down payment for this property?
B: It’s typically 20% of the property price, but there are some flexible plans available.

A: Are there any property taxes or maintenance fees?
B: Yes, there’s an annual property tax, and the maintenance fee varies based on the amenities provided.

man and woman discussing property paperwork

Renovation and Upgrades

A: Does this house have energy-efficient appliances?
B: Yes, all the appliances are Energy Star rated and will save you on utility bills.

A: I’m looking for properties with a modern kitchen. Any options?
B: We have several listings with recently renovated kitchens featuring granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

A: Is it possible to add a pool to this property?
B: The backyard is spacious enough for a pool, but you’d need to get the necessary permits.

woman and man looking at a backyard

Neighborhood and Surroundings

A: How are the schools in this area?
B: The neighborhood boasts some of the top-rated schools in the city. It’s great for families.

A: Are there any parks or recreational areas nearby?
B: Yes, there’s a community park just a few blocks away, and a larger recreational area about a mile from here.

A: How’s the nightlife in this locality?
B: It’s vibrant! There are several restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues within walking distance.

men talking about nightlife

Leasing and Renting

A: I’m interested in renting out my property. Can you assist?
B: Absolutely. We offer property management services and can help you find tenants.

A: What’s the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in this area?
B: The average rent ranges between $1,200 to $1,500, depending on the amenities.

A: Do you require renters to have renter’s insurance?
B: Yes, it’s a policy we recommend for the protection of both the tenant and the landlord.

man and woman going through a rental agreement

Other Dialogues

A: How is the security in this residential complex?
B: The complex is gated with 24-hour security and surveillance cameras installed throughout.

A: I’m interested in eco-friendly properties. Any listings?
B: Yes, we have properties with solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and other green features.

A: Do these apartments have a good view?
B: Absolutely! They overlook the city skyline, and some units have a view of the river.

A: Can you assist with relocation services?
B: Yes, we partner with moving companies and can help you with the transition.

A: I’ve heard there’s a new development project coming up. Can you share more?
B: Of course, it’s a mixed-use development with residential, commercial, and recreational spaces. I can provide you with a brochure.

A: Are there any senior-friendly properties available?
B: Yes, we have listings in communities designed for seniors with amenities catering to their needs.

Sample sentences

Do you offer a loyalty program or special deals for repeat clients?
Can you recommend a good property lawyer for the paperwork?
I’m considering selling my property. Can you advise on the market rate?
Do you have any eco-friendly or sustainable properties?
Are there any pre-construction deals available?
I’d like a property with a home office space. Any suggestions?
How is the security in this residential complex?
Do you have any listings near schools or hospitals?
I’m looking for a property with a view. Can you show me some options?
How often do you update your property listings?

Vocabulary

Real Estate Terms:

Real estate agency: šŸ¢
Mortgage: šŸ¦
Lease: šŸ“œ
Down payment: šŸ’µ
Property tax: šŸ’ø
Maintenance fee: šŸ”§šŸ’°
Home inspection: šŸ”šŸ 
Listing: šŸ“‹
Appraisal: šŸ“Š
Equity: āš–ļø

Types of Properties:

Condominium: šŸ™ļø
Apartment: šŸ¢
Townhouse: šŸ šŸ 
Detached house: šŸ”
Semi-detached house: šŸ šŸ”—šŸ 
Bungalow: šŸ šŸŒ“
Duplex: šŸ šŸ 
Penthouse: šŸ¢ā˜ļø
Studio apartment: šŸ¢šŸ›‹ļø
Loft: šŸ¢šŸ”

Property Features:

Amenities: šŸ›‹ļø
Backyard: šŸŒ³šŸŒ²
Balcony: šŸ¢šŸŒ…
Garage: šŸš—šŸ 
Basement: šŸ ā¬‡ļø
Garden: šŸ”šŸŒ·
Swimming pool: šŸŠā€ā™‚ļø
Gym: šŸ‹ļøā€ā™‚ļø
Play area: šŸŽ šŸ”
Security system: šŸšØšŸ”’

Financial & Legal Aspects:

Home loan: šŸ šŸ’µ
Credit score: šŸ“ˆšŸ’³
Interest rate: %ļøāƒ£
Property deed: šŸ“œšŸ 
Rental agreement: šŸ“šŸ¢
Brokerage fee: šŸ’°šŸ¤
Property valuation: šŸ“ŠšŸ 
Escrow: šŸ—ļøšŸ”
Home insurance: šŸ šŸ›”ļø
Foreclosure: šŸ šŸ”Ø