After selling a penthouse at the Le Nouvel Ardmore for $51 million, PropNex agent Shirley Seng earned a commission of $1.5 million and became an overnight millionaire.
Ms Seng was reluctant to disclose details of the sale but confirmed that the transaction was completed last month after one month of negotiations.
The record sale price of the condo was paid by Mr Sun Tongyu, the co-founder of Alibaba. Sun is a Singapore permanent resident. Despite her jackpot, Seng did not rest on her laurels. Instead she continued to work hard and submitted 23 transactions in the months after the penthouse sales. Since January, she made a total of $1.7 million in commissions from 53 property deals.