Monday, June 11, 2012

Ain't easy

The past few days, I have been questioning my newest chosen career path.
Real estate is not easy as so many people perceive it to be.

I have been fortunate to get 4 instant listings despite being a rookie in this industry.
My many thanks to the people close to my heart for believing in me and thus engaged me as their real estate salesperson to represent them or their friends.

Bro Ariff's wife, Sis Aida.
My secondary schoolmate, Muzliati.
Jambi's buddy, Shakin.
Twitterbella Faeza.

It has been a pretty long road since the beginning of this year.
Jan-Feb- RES Classes
End Feb: RES Exam
Mid March: Release of exam results
April: Apply for registration with CEA
Mid April: Get licence and good to go
Starts scratching head? Where to go?

Slowly, calls started coming.
Ok, upload the 4 listings over at property guru. Then wait for calls.
Set viewing appointments which mostly took place during the weekend.
Just imagine the shuttling among Strathmore, Sengkang and Yishun.

3 supirs I gotta thank many many here.
The hubster, the paps and the younger brother.
And everytime they drove, they'd tell me,"Oi, start driving back la."

Ok, last week was exceptionally tough for me because all the viewings and shuttling and NO deal sealed were getting to me. That plus the fact that Nyla was not used to me not being around during the weekend, hence the spam over at whatsapp.

I wish her future boyfriend the best of luck, by the way.

Sometimes I cannot take it and just dragged Nyla along to my viewing appointments.
Quite a mistake actually because she absolutely digged Sengkang home! All because my friend, Muz and her hubby keep pet lovebirds at home.
So everytime my phone rang, Nyla would ask,"Pls say it's for Sengkang!" And the moment I nodded my head, she'd run to her room and change. So excited as if I was bringing her to Jurong Bird Park man. Poor girl.

Yeap, E and I are seriously considering to get a pet lovebird for Nyla.
And E, no way are we getting that yellow jambol cockatoo. No way ho zay.

Ok last week I was so close to sealing the deal but alas, it didn't happen. Majorly depressed, that's why ran away to KL. And it didn't help that Jambi recommended crappy accommodation.

"Kin try this hotel. (It's not even a hotel by the way!)
The pool ah like infinity pool at MBS."

Infinity pool wak lu. Kepala hotak kau peh jambol la.

And you can see a bit of the building right? Apartment so run down. You all watched the Japanese Horror Story, Dark Water before? Ah same la the apartment. Comparable.

And then something damn funny happened and I became less annoyed.
Bumped into Abang Sam (Yes THE super power hairstylist) sitting at the lobby.
Me: Abang! What are you doing here all alone?
Him: Waiting for my wife to finish massage. My kids at Pavilion eating ice cream. Abang tak berani la be in the room by myself. Seram tempat ni.
E and I burst out laughing!

Takot momok eh Bang? lol.

We reached home on Friday night since I had to conduct tuition and viewings during the weekend.
Saturday I had a viewing at Yishun. No offer made. :(
And then Sunday I was only supposed to have viewing at Strathmore when one SMS came in.

The SMS that sealed the deal. Finally.

The family of four fell in love with Muz's place immediately and even asked if they could move in that same night.
Kelam kabut kejap.
I rushed home to do the paperwork stuff and immediately called my mentor, Jena who upon hearing my case, switched her appointments so she could be present with me to close my first listing.

My dearest Muz, it has been my pleasure serving you the past 2 weeks. :)
Happy earning every month sister. :) Winks!

One listing down. 3 more to go. Alhamdullilah!
Honestly, I was on the brink of giving up but I always keep this image in mind.
I have worked too hard to get licensed.
I must not get out of the real estate business.
I must get into it.

If you have the intention just like Muz and my other clients to rent out your whole house and receive substantial income every month or you wanna sell your homes, feel free to give me a call at 9 724 88 66!

If you happen to be in the real estate industry, I welcome co-broke sistas and brudders!
Click here to see if you'd like to co-broke any of the listings I have.

Other than the perserverance part, I also learnt that pricing the property right is a very important factor for a listing to move.

Anyway it is a start of the brand new week and I shall stay focused, determined and driven.
In shaa Allah!


  1. Hi Nura, I'm glad you're not giving up. sales line is never easy. I'm also in the sales line as a financial consultant selling insurance. its harder coz i'm selling something intangible. only sealed with a signature and trust. so hang in there ya!
    i always believe hardwork will definitely pay. just when and where. so keep moving ya!
    all the best Nura! wish you success! :))

  2. Congrats on sealing the deal.
    Btw i think i know which "hotel" you are talking about. Damn creepy lah can that place.
    I definitely had several spooky experience in 1 night from there. Seram can?