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MAREC Summit 2019: L.E.A.D – Lead, Evolve, Adapt and Disrupt.

I like the theme of MIEA for this year, L.E.A.P. (Lead, Evolve, Adapt and Disrupt) I think it’s applicable to all and not just real estate agent and negotiators. As I listen to the speech of The President of Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, Eric Lim I learnt that he is also encouraging all the … Read moreMAREC Summit 2019: L.E.A.D – Lead, Evolve, Adapt and Disrupt.

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Do it successfully or stay back and enjoy

When we google for some information, google will return some results. Most relevant ones on the first page and so on. When we click into one of those results, the website we clicked to may get the ‘search term’ we used. This helps google to learn and the website to churn out more relevant contents … Read moreDo it successfully or stay back and enjoy

MIEA: More options to first-time home buyers please.

I hope first-time home buyers read enough articles (personal finance, property blogs, etc) to understand that even if it may not be the best time ever (in our lifetime) to buy a property, it is definitely a good time today. The developers are more willing to provide a good deal and the government is offering … Read moreMIEA: More options to first-time home buyers please.

New RENs? Your friends should buy / sell via YOU.

I recently had a good 2-hour coffee break with a close friend. She’s semi-retired after leaving her senior manager role in the corporate world around 2 years ago. She told me that she recently joined a real estate agency as a REN. I congratulated her because this is a great career. She sheepishly replied that … Read moreNew RENs? Your friends should buy / sell via YOU.

HOC 2019: Not just completed properties yeah. (but not for sub-sales too)

Someone asked if the Housing Ownership Campaign (HOC) 2019 is only for first-time home buyers. Answer is NO. It is now open to ALL transactions during the HOC 2019 period from 1st January to 30 June 2019. Someone asked if this is for completed properties only since the Ministry of Finance is targeting to clear … Read moreHOC 2019: Not just completed properties yeah. (but not for sub-sales too)

BBB + B? Buy, Buy, Buy is BACK?

Correction: Stamp Duty Exemption is STILL just for First-Time Home Buyers ONLY. Earlier article here about the suggestion for stamp duty exemption to be open to all and not just the first-time home buyers. The Finance Ministry has just announced stamp duty exemption for ALL purchases of properties during the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) from … Read moreBBB + B? Buy, Buy, Buy is BACK?

REPS series in Penang: Going Forward in 2019.

It will be my first sharing session in Penang for 2019 sharing the day with my two real estate expert friends whom I am trying my best to keep pace. Ms. Elane, the lady has unlimited enthusiasm and it’s going to be a great gain to listen to her sharing. For the upcoming Real Estate … Read moreREPS series in Penang: Going Forward in 2019.

‘New’ RPGT to ‘assist’ unsold units reduction?

I received messages from a few friends as soon the below measure were announced: RPGT on gains from disposals of properties and shares in property holding companies (5% for individual and 10% for companies) even for 6th year onwards starting Jan 1 2019. “Is the government really that desperate for money?” Well, some say that … Read more‘New’ RPGT to ‘assist’ unsold units reduction?

Online does not kill RENs. It is a combo yeah.

“Consumer behaviour have changed. No one walks into an estate agents office to start their search for a property anymore.” I read this interesting quote from a good friend’s instagram post. Let’s just say the quote is not entirely true because the sales process does not end with just a search for the right property. … Read moreOnline does not kill RENs. It is a combo yeah.

It’s ALSO the ‘last-mile’ closure, not just more leads

A senior manager with a property developer was speaking to me the other day. He told me that these days customers are taking ever longer time before buying. Similar views as his have been shared to me by many real estate negotiators (REN) as well. When I asked if the number of people visiting the … Read moreIt’s ALSO the ‘last-mile’ closure, not just more leads

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