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Marketing using English? Do it right, please

Today is Saturday. Let’s talk about something indirect about marketing and promotions for properties. I was invited to speak in a Toastmasters event today. I reminded all the club leaders that we are NOT an English class. Toastmasters provide a positive environment for everyone to learn by doing and at their own pace. Everyone is … Read moreMarketing using English? Do it right, please

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Vote for your favourite. Agents Advertising Awards 2017.

I am someone who engages a real estate negotiator every time I needed to rent out my condo or sell a property. My reasoning is clear. I needed professional help and I do not wish to waste my time, effort just because I wanted to save a bit more. I also like it when my … Read moreVote for your favourite. Agents Advertising Awards 2017.

NREA: Recognising the best in the real estate industry

I have many friends who are Real Estate Negotiators (RENs). In fact one ex-colleague whom I admire a lot is now a very successful REN too. I always look at this profession as one where success comes after much persistency and consistency. Perhaps the toughest would be when they started because this is the time … Read moreNREA: Recognising the best in the real estate industry

Potential to be cheated by illegal brokers are higher, definitely.

Personally, I have many good friends who are Real Estate Agents (REA) and Real Estate Negotiators (REN). I would engage them for all my real estate transactions. I would not want to take many calls and open the doors to show my unit to potential buyers 5 times a week. I would let the RENs … Read morePotential to be cheated by illegal brokers are higher, definitely.

BOVAEA: Even more illegal brokers in Malaysia

What’s really happening to the real estate negotiators in Malaysia? Well, they seem to be facing threats after threats. Slowing market meant that potential sales has gone down. More efforts needed but lower closures. Many have changed their full time job as Real Estate Negotiators (REN) to a part time one and taking up another … Read moreBOVAEA: Even more illegal brokers in Malaysia

Fraudsters are everywhere, always be wary

How many of us have received calls that there are problems with our credits cards and that we must provide our login ID and password to check it out? Actually, if the bank is the one calling, why would they be asking for your login ID and password? These days, it’s becoming even more sophisticated … Read moreFraudsters are everywhere, always be wary

Knowledge, work harder and a good agency is critical during a slowdown

A younger friend who’s a property agent told me that he could no longer continue as an agent. Market is too slow and he is earning way too little. Thus, he wants to look for a full-time employment (9-5) instead. I do not think this younger friend can survive in a full-time employment with a … Read moreKnowledge, work harder and a good agency is critical during a slowdown

Illegal agents rising? Blame all please.

Reported in propertyguru.com.my today, according to the The Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA), the number of cases due to illegal real estate brokers are increasing and it will continue to increase if there are no solutions forthcoming. The Board said that it will work with the relevant government agencies to trace … Read moreIllegal agents rising? Blame all please.

Better property ads – Some little tips.

This article is aimed at property agents who kept cutting and pasting descriptions of the property they sell every time, every hour, every advertisement. I read way too many and is now too numb to make any decision. Instead of 100 look-alike postings hoping that someone will call, why not post 10 very good ones … Read moreBetter property ads – Some little tips.

How agents can be better agents (Real Estate Negotiators)

I received an SMS from a Real Estate Negotiator (REN) recently. She asked if one of my condo units were available for sale. I told her I have already sold it earlier but I would love to know if there are any apartment / condominiums that I can buy for RM250,000. She SMSed me a … Read moreHow agents can be better agents (Real Estate Negotiators)

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