Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

With most families being dual-income-with-kids, outsourcing home cleaning and home economics to domestic helpers is almost a way of life for Singaporeans. Come in and discuss issues pertaining to maids and home management.
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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by MUMMYOF3 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 am

Estéema wrote:What's agency fees nowadays? What other hidden costs? Do they still build in extra for other charges e.g. medical, settling-in course, FDW insurance, medical, etc just to earn fr eyer?
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Recently helped my brother hired one maid for this agent who charged $788 agency fees excludes insurance. Best of all, she does house call service n low maid loan. Save the trouble n time of travelling to select n fetch the helper.

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Estéema » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:18 am

Got some forumers here told me tthere are agencies charging much less.

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by pj0428 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 am

please do not ever take maid from CMS maid agency .. the sevice is very lousy.

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Ella455 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 am

G & A Services? Anyone? Do they provide a good service?

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by faithyou » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 am

are there any such worthy agencies if there are employers who are willing to pay more for that extra attention in shortlisting in their maids? I have seen maids who can really take care of the day to day running of the house, speaks well, able to buy groceries, well mannered on dining tables, just like another member of the family. Just wondering where are these maids usually from? agencies or are there other routes to look for such candidates?


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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Ella455 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:11 am

faithyou wrote:are there any such worthy agencies if there are employers who are willing to pay more for that extra attention in shortlisting in their maids? I have seen maids who can really take care of the day to day running of the house, speaks well, able to buy groceries, well mannered on dining tables, just like another member of the family. Just wondering where are these maids usually from? agencies or are there other routes to look for such candidates?
hello faithyou, I share the same sentiments. We have been looking for the right maid for years now and we really did not have any luck. We usually go to agencies but if there's other way to look for that would be awesome!

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Sam-wong » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:31 am

I agree very much that hiring a helper is about luck. Had my fair share of bad maids and bad agencies as well. I think what is important is that the agency you are using must provide support when things do not go as plan. You try my agency if you intend to hire a helper, so far they are reliable and responsible. Best helper is the agency i am using. You can try asking for Mr Phng (8660 5975) he is the one that serves me. Good luck!

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Mdm Koh » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:49 am

sparks wrote:Just to share...

My helper of 7 years had gone home in May & I've gone through the arduous process of finding a good helper which luckily I finally did. I just thought that I should share with you some of my experiences that you may find worth looking out for.

When my old helper had expressed her desire to go back to get married. My mind was made up to hire a helper from a 'good' maid agency that one of the forumers had highly rated here (few years back). She shared with me the contact thru pm. So, I contacted this agency immediately & did not look anywhere else. (Edit to add: I had read up on this agency before contacting them). I was even willing to wait for one to be available that time. When they informed me that a transfer was avail, I immediately went to interview the helper. I had made sure I sound out to the helper all that was needed for my household so that both our expectations were aligned. Her bio-data could have triggered alarm bells (my personal criteria)at that time, if not for the fact that I had the single-minded belief that this agency would provide me a good helper. Very soon, within a month, I realised how wrong I am. This helper did not suit my household requirements at all. When I asked for bio-data for replacements, they informed me that there were none as none of their helpers wanted to care for dog. When finally there was one candidate, it was a helper with the same type of bio-data that would set off my alarm bells. I took the cue from the agency that they were not looking after my interest & went on to look for other agencies. I had to scour through numerous bio-datas before I finally found my current helper whom I am grateful for.

The moral of my story is that there are good agencies around. However, a good agency to one does not automatically imply good for another employer. It may have been just luck. I think that forumer had meant to help. I still have to do my due diligence, research & talk to these maid agents to find out more before committing that lump sum, unless you already know the agent well personally.

Good luck!
Hi spark,

Can share what was it about the bio data that triggered alarm bells?

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by sparks » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi Mdm Koh, sorry for my late reply as I do not check in often.

The alarm bells I mentioned in my earlier post is that her bio-data showed that she had worked for 5 households in about 3 years. Usually,that's a straight crossout for me. But, because I read that this agency had helped abused helpers find new employers, I thought they were kind & took interest in their helpers. When I asked the helper from this agency why she had to change employer, she told me that she was not given enough food. I believed her & took her in only to find out that 'not given enough food' was probably not the real reason! Anyway, I had to keep her for 3 months before I transferred her out. You'll not imagine that it had been a stressful 3 months for me. It's my personal criteria which I will stick to no matter what in future!

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Re: Any Recommendation of a Good Maid Agency

Post by Angelique » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:28 am

Can't recommend one but I can tel, you to avoid perfect team maid agency.

I have tried my share of different angecies good and mostly average, expensive and average priced ones.
Can't say which works or which doesn't but it's a lotto!!
You can get a reputable agency, helpful agent but! Maid you pick can be a bad fit for your house.
Just pray you don't end up getting a maid from bad agency and run away maid because you will lose all the money!!
Direct hire also hit and miss.
Fortunately this time God did not forsake me as I was going crazy with stress and sent me a near perfect maid!
She is from Myanmar, direct hire.

During my search I have come across couple of honest agents, if anyone interested then pm me. In the end it's your choice wether you strike it lucky or get a dud one.

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