Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nona Si Ejen Rumah

Alhamdulillah. All praises to Allah for opening my eyes and heart to the real estate industry. Though it has been madness these past few weeks, especially juggling radio and real estate responsibilities, it has been sooooo fulfilling. 

Secured my first EXCLUSIVE listing barely a week after announcing that I'm a licensed Real Estate Salesperson or RES they call it. So blessed to have met this down to earth and very nice couple. I like to be very prepared for presentations. Therefore, after consulting my mentor, Adi Mesti Jadi from Synergy Division, I am all set to meet her and her husband. With my calculations ready and mind set on giving an awesome presentation, we met up at their place. 





 




Everyone will remember their FIRST... and this beautiful unit in Jurong West is my FIRST HDB Exclusive Baby! 

Owners Yani and Jamal, thank YOU for the opportunity given. I will do my best to market your unit. InShaaAllah. Meanwhile, for those of you interested to look look see see this beautifullllllll unit, do call me ok! Owners are looking to let go at $460K. However, if there is a serious offer, not those kind, action negotiate but actually not interested sort hor! Then owners will consider as they are keen to move out to a new environment. Full parquet flooring and has that rustic resort feeling. You dont have to do much reno if you move in. Plus it's a corner unit and the next door neighbour is quite a distance away. Ni macam kes depan rumah boleh letak meja dan buffet table kalau ada kenduri kendara. Excellent for those who enjoy privacy. Nak tengok rumah ni? Can. Please give me a call and we can arrange it. There are a couple of viewings scheduled for this week already.Thursday, 1 May, 8-9pm and Saturday, 12pm-2pm. :)

Ok. Then a few days later, I met up with yet another home owner who wants to let go of their vacant 5room Punggol flat as their tenancy agreement with their previous tenants has ended. This couple wants to let go of their home to puruse their personal financial plans. This one lagi best. For those of you who wants to be in Punggol but cannot wait for a BTO flat, this is for you. It's in original but well maintained condition. Very good if you want to renovate the whole place from scratch and build it to your dream home. No need to waste money on hacking and tearing down. Super cost saving when it comes to renovation. And, got CONDO view some more! Kalau you berangan satu hari nanti nak tinggal condo, beli rumah ni... pasal bila u tengok hari-hari, manalah tahu satu hari doa you akan terkabul! AMIN! 







Owners are willing to let go at $520K. But again, ni semua boleh ajak berbincang.. If you are serious and want to make an offer, owners are willing to negotiate. Tapi janganlah letak harga yang tak masuk akal.. macam nak beli $400K! Rugi lah Sista and Brader! hehe.. Let me know if you are keen! 

On top of that, I have a handful of presentations at hand. I've been doing my research and calculations for my potential clients so that they have an idea of what to expect for their sale and purchase transaction. Banyak jugak kes yang dah 55 dan nak jual beli rumah. It's not as simple as that. Ni bukan jual beli barang kat Cash Converter tau! lol. Yes anyone can sell, but are you eligible to buy??? I don't want to be the agent who insist on selling your place when I know you cannot buy. Tak kan nak kasi you duduk dalam khemah tepi pantai sey... Ish. Nauzubillahminzalik! 

Can't wait to meet up with these clients and explore more options for them. This is such a fulfilling job lah. Seriously. When clients I meet are happy with my suggestions, I feel a sense of satisfaction. This career is no longer just about making money. It is about educating them with the right knowledge so that they can make better informed decisions. 

Then, there are the rental cases. Alhamdulillah, I have quite a few listings now. 

ROOMS FOR RENT!  

1 common room $600 - Jurong West St. 81 Female tenant preferred. 

1 common room $650 - Blk 244 Bukit Batok East Ave 5. With wifi, bed, fan. No cooking. 15mins walk to mrt. Female tenant preferred. 

1 common room $650 - Blk 849 Tampines St. 83. Low floor. TV, fan, bed, wardrobe provided. Female tenant preferred.

1 common room $650 - Blk 885 Tampines St. 83. High floor. With Air-Con, TV,bed, wardrobe. 


1 common room $600 - Blk 430 Jurong West Ave 1. Queen bed, study table, wardrobe, fan, light cooking allowed. Punjabi house. Not for fussy tenants. 

1 comon room $600 for 1 pax/$800 for 2 pax - Blk Punggol. Bed & fan provided. No TV. Malaysian/Indonesian/Malay/Chinese Females ONLY. No cooking. 

1 MASTER Bedroom $1000 (negotiable) - Blk 303 Yishun Central. Level 8. 10 mins walk to MRT & Northpoint Shopping Centre. Near Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. No cooking. Females only. Fan, Queen bed, Cupboard, toilet attached. No wi-fi. Single Malay female owner will be at home. 



There you have it. A brief of my experience so far. It has been very challenging but sooooo fulfilling. Alhamdulillah. On top of this, I have been receiving so many enquiries about the career. I'm so glad that i'm able to inspire women out there to step out of our comfort zone and explore real estate. If you are willing to learn, I am willing share. This one I learn from my mentor, Adi and his wife. Adi is so dedicated to the team and is always willing to go all out to share his knowledge and make sure his agents are well equipped before they go out and meet clients. I am blessed lah. Personal property coaching sessions with him are always so enlightening. Ok when I say personal, not just me and him lahhh.. my husband/bodyguard/manager will always be around cos whatever is shared is also relevant to his field of work as a Financial Planner. ;)

Here's us and Adi Mesti Jadi, a TOP Malay agent with ERA. I pun ada pasang cita-cita nak jadi macam dia satu hari nanti.. So successful yet so humble. InShaaAllah. :)

@1030pm - 4am

@10am-1230pm

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Who says good things comes easy? Our days are so filled with activities and there is hardly time to breathe. Of course I get tired. But when I see the drive in mentor and his eagerness to share his knowledge, then I get motivated. If he can have a crazy day and still spend time with his recruits, then why not me? So yeah, DEDICATION, PASSION, DRIVE and NEVER-SAY-DIE, that's what it takes to be a great in the industry. I am nowhere near good for now. I am still a baby in Real Estate. However, being new means I am very motivated and willing to work doubly hard to catch up with the achievers. 

Nak side track sikit.. At one point in time, my husband's mentor, Encik Zainuden Hashim who has been in the financial planning industry for over 20 years, ever told me to consider putting one foot out of radio to explore my strengths. He believed in me that I have the capacity to soar as a businesswoman. However, I didn't have that much courage to step out of my comfort zone and was very much at ease with my radio job. He is one of those who inspired me to be brave and make that move. So, for that, I must say thank you. Encik Zai has been an awesome mentor to my husband and we are always so blessed for having cross paths with amazing individuals like him.. This is him in action during one of his talks. 


(P.S: Ni gambar baru berapa bulan lepas bersalin, jadi macam ada "kembang" sikit. LOL. )


Yup. I'm now Nona, Ejen Rumah. If you put your trust in me for your sale and purchase of your property, I promise to deliver you my best! InShaaAllah. :)

Jadi, tunggu apa lagi? Nak jual atau beli rumah? Nak sewakan rumah atau bilik untuk pendapatan tambahan? telefon lah I... Tak payah nak segan-segan ok! Sila telefon... 

9384-0942.. Nona Si Ejen Rumah! lol. 

Have a great Tuesday everybodyyyyy!!!!! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Nona Kirana Piranha?

Alhamdulillah. Since my official announcement about my latest entry in real estate, I have been getting calls and messages that is property related. It's scary but so exciting at the same time. Haha. Scary because it is something totally new to me but exciting because every case is different and it's like solving a puzzle and making sure every piece falls into place. THANK YOU dear future clients for your trust and the opportunity given. :)

And to those who personally congratulated me, in person, via sms, call or PM, I'd like to say THANK YOU for always being so supportive and positive. Change is never easy but to me, it's the only constant. 

However, the world is not always filled with good and nice people. There are the cynical ones who tell me I'm crazy. "You sure you can cope ah? Radio job lah. Property lah.".. "Eh, property market is slowing down tau. So many agents are driving taxi part-time you know."... "You doing property? Eh susah tau nak jual rumah!" ... "You're new. Confirm susah nak dapat clients pasal you belum ada sales record.".. And the lagi best one.. "Elehhh dia ni.. Kau tengok, sekejap je.. Nanti mesti give up punya." 

To these people, thank you for taking the time to talk about me. I didn't realise that I'm important enough to be part of your conversations. But seriously, I think you should make use of your free time to do other things.. Like go for kelas agama or upgrade your skills and perhaps take up the RES course because you think it's so easy, kan? ;)

But... To those who really know me. They know I'm a fighter. They know I'm willing to go all out and get what I want. They know I am resilient. I don't give up last minute. I feel, every job is a marathon, not a sprint. Yes, I am new to the industry. However, I am hungry for knowledge and experience. Which means I am willing to work doubly hard to get things done. I will go all out to earn your trust and respect. 

Luck. You need luck in this industry. To me, it's really REZEKI. Something that Allah has already set for you. Kalau ada, ALHAMDULILLAH. Kalau tak ada, tak mengapa, kerana Allah lebih mengetahui apa yang terbaik buat kita. Then someone said this funny analogy to me about luck.. 

"Win TOTO also need luck one. But ah, if you never queue long long and wait under the hot sun to buy that TOTO number, you think you got luck to win is it? Of course you need EFFORT to queue up and buy laaa. Where got money drop from the sky one?" Betol sey Uncle. Walaupun you bukan Islam, tapi I salute sama you laaa. 

I'm excited. Really really. I know this path is not going to be easy, but I know it's going to be worth it. I can't wait to help my clients sell their house and ease their mind. I can't wait to assist my buyers in purchasing their dream home that fits their budget and lifestyle. I'm willing to work for you and make your real estate dreams a reality, of you are willing to give me THAT opportunity. 

Ok. Side track sikit. To those couples who have not managed to get their BTOs due to manyyyy reasons, perhaps you should seriously consider the resale market. No need to wait longg longgg for your BTO to be ready. Can pick and choose your preferred location, perhaps in matured estates, near your parents.. Anddd.. the space is also bigger than normal BTOs. Because seriously, you should take advantage of the current resale market that is to YOUR favour. Buyer sekarang konon ada upperhand tauuuu.. 

Soooo.. You all know what to do lah kannn... 

CALL ME? 

9384 0942


No need to shy shy ok. I'm very nice one. Really. 

We can sit down and chat chat. No obligations at all. :)

"Even the most successful was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take the first step."

I took the first step to enter real estate. Perhaps you should take the first step to call me? LOL. 

Ok. Tu je. My random reflection on a Monday morning. 

Have an awesome week ahead!

P.S: I'm on Te:Ra:Seh on Suria, Tuesday, 22 April, 8.30pm. If you have the time, please watch cos I don't appear on Suria that often and your support means so much to me. If I look silly and make a fool of myself, I'm sorry ok. I nervous ah. =P

P.P.S: Some of my followers have come up with catchy taglines for my real estate marketing. Like, "Nona Kirana, pasti Meletop!" "Nak jual beli? tanya Nona!" "Nona Kirana, Jadi jadian." "Jual Hartanah, Panggil Nona".. and the funniest, has got to be from my cousin.. "Nona Kirana, ngap ngap hartanah macam Piranha" Hahahahaha. Tak boleh angkat sey! But funny ah. If you have any other ideas, call or SMS me ok. ;)

Friday, April 11, 2014

THAT leap of faith! BISMILLAH!

Ok. So here I go and make that LIFE CHANGING announcement!

Alhamdulillah, all praises to the One above for giving me the opportunity to explore into something that is totally different from what I have been doing all these while... .

As of today, I am proud to announce that I am a licensed Real Estate Salesperson! ALHAMDULILLAH!



It hasn’t been easy. It took me 10 months to get that licence. So to whoever who said, “Elehhh.. Ejen rumah? Semua orang pun boleh jadi.. Senang nak dapat lesen."  Very kirim salam eh.. The whole process is very stringent now, solely because they want to maintain a high level of quality and professionalism in the real estate industry.. For someone who took her last formal exam 9 years ago, sitting for TWO major exam papers was a challenge. But I tell you, it was worth the fight (and panda eyes cos of the late night studying..)

So yes, I am very much psyched and excited to start my real estate work! I have always been a people person and this career would suit me really well. Pernah suatu ketika dulu, orang cakap I patut jadi ejen rumah.. But somehow it didn’t materialize cos I was pursuing my passion for radio. To date, I have been in radio for over 8 years as I started out as a part-timer in 2006. Many may not be aware of this but I am a contract staff. Which means, I am allowed to explore other businesses and opportunities outside, on my own. Never gave it much of a thought till last year.. It’s the 7 year itch I tell you. I realized that it’s time for me to get out of my comfort zone and spread my wings.

And with that leap of faith, while 6 months pregnant with Ashraf, I attended the RES course, which was quite a commitment, while juggling my radio work. I was inspired by the many success stories of those in real estate and how their lives have changed ever since they entered the industry.

Kalau pokok bunga tu duduk dalam pasu Bunga yang kecil, macam mana agaknya, dia nak terus tumbuh dan berbunga?” asked the husband. “Kita kena keluarkan pokok bunga tu dengan akar-akarnya, dan pindahkan ke pasu bunga yang lebih besar. Mungkin pada peringkat awal, agak susah untuk akar tu mesra dengan tanah yang baru. Tetapi, lama kelamaan, akar tu akan menjalar lebih dalam ke tanah dan menjadi lebih kuat, sambil pokok bunga tu tumbuh dengan lebih besar dan bunga semakin tumbuh mekar.” My husband is very philosophical lah.. Very bunga-bunga and berkias one. But I like. Because he makes me see things that I don’t see. He gives me a different perspective on things.

Plus, recently, I saw an FB post by Adam Khoo which made me cry and reiterate the fact to why I should do what I intend to do. He totally said it for me laaaa.. You read..

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“Thank you everybody for your Birthday wishes. As I turn 40 today, I am reminded at how time flies and how short our time truly is. It seems like yesterday that I was just 20. With a blink of an eye, 10 years go by and you are 30. The next thing you know, another 10 years go by and you are 40. I know that with another few blinks...50,60,70,80... Times Up

Knowing that our time is no limited year on earth, I constantly remind myself to live each day to the fullest, with no regrets and without holding onto any resentment or anger to anyone or anything. 

Knowing that my time is limited, I make sure that I do not waste it on negative thoughts or harbour negative feelings. I make sure that I enjoy and appreciate every moment of this short journey, the ups and the downs, the celebrations and the challenging struggles. 

In the words of the late Steve Jobs, 'Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's expectations. Have the courage to follow your heart no matter where it takes you.' 

There is really no point in fearing failure or fearing embarrassment because in the end, we are all going to die. So, pursue your dreams, follow your heart, make the very most of your life and eventually leave behind the world in much much better place than when you found it. If at least one life has breathed a little easier because you have lived, that is what t means to have succeeded.” ~ Adam Khoo

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Super touching kannnnn!!! I pun nak jadi inspiring macam dia lah!!! Hehe.. 

So, with the blessings of my bosses, I shall pursue my dreams and follow my heart!

Thank YOU to my Ibu who has always been very supportive and encouraging. Never once has she stopped me from dreaming big things. Ibu, I LOVE YOU. Thank you for your prayers all these while. To my husband, thank YOU for being my backbone, always. You are indeed meant for me. May this new journey brings us closer in many more ways. Thank YOU to my babies for still loving me despite being so busy most of the time. Thank YOU to my girlfriends who knew from the start when I told them I was pursuing this. Thank YOU to my mentors who made this journey possible. I owe every single one of you. :)

Dear future BUYERS/SELLERS/LANDLORDS/TENANTS, I am ready to serve you!

Once I get my Agent card, I announce my contact details ok!.. hehe.. 
Pasal tak boleh practice kalau tak pakai card yang digantung di leher. Haha. ;)

May this be the beginning of something greater for you and for me. AMIN. InShaaAllah.  J

P.S: I’m still on radio, 6-10pm, Mondays to Fridays ok. Strictly no calls or viewings during those timings.. But emails, whatsapp and SMS are welcomed. ;)

Andddd.. I will introduce my mentors and team real soon ok! Can't wait cos they are all so successful and inspiring! :)

Ok. Tu je. Sekarang satu dunia dah tahu! Jangan cakap I tak cakap eh! :p