Agents

Derek Soh on the Malaysian property market in 2019
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The co-founder of Polygon Properties, Derek Soh, shares his views of the property market in 2019. In your opinion, is there a property overhang in Malaysia? We are a bit overbuilt in Malaysia – not because we lack the population to absorb it all but because people lack the income to buy. Most of us have…

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Derek Soh on Polygon Properties and entrepreneurship
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Derek Soh, the co-founder of Polygon Properties, has a very different view of how a real estate agency should operate. While other real estate firms emphasise recruitment and sales, Derek Soh aims to build platforms that develop negotiators into entrepreneurs and enables property owners to rely on only one brand to address the entire spectrum of…

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Dato Cat Chee on her journey from debt to entrepreneurship
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The founder of Unity Realty, Dato Cat Chee, traces her journey from debt to entrepreneurship and speaks about her company’s future. She is one of the first female figures in the real estate industry to earn the honorific title of “Datuk” – she is known for being full of passion and fighting spirit – and…

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Leveraging on neighbours’ strengths is key for PropNex
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is seen as an attractive business opportunity for Singapore-based real estate agency PropNex as the company aims to grow and establish themselves in the local property market. PropNex chief executive officer Ismail Gafoor said that the move was to capitalise on the investments made by both countries in each other with Malaysians…

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Jonathan Lai on Cheras, Budget 2019, and being persistent
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The winner of the “All-Star Negotiator” award during the 2018 StarProperty.my Real Estate Awards, Jonathan Lai speaks on the subjects of property in Cheras, property under Budget 2019, and being persistent. Can you please introduce yourself? I’m Jonathan Lai. Prior to joining the real estate industry, I was in the banking industry for more than…

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Keegan Soh’s Team Leadership Tips
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Meet IQI Realty’s leading Head of Team, Keegan Soh who recently earned the title of “Professional Negotiator” at the StarProperty Real Estate Awards in 2018. Alex Morgan’s “Dream big, because dreams do happen” is the message IQI Keegan Soh wants to deliver through this interview. Can you please introduce yourself? I’m Keegan Soh, 32, Head…

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Terence Tih on finding success in 2019′s property market
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In the words of Bill Gates, “We’re changing the world with technology,” – and that seems to be Tech Real Estate’s goal. The real estate agency’s vision is to build a tech-savvy culture within their circle to achieve greater success. As Terence Tih puts it, “It is part of our concept that allows our real…

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Persistence is key for Chris Cheah
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“Use failure as inspiration” is the key message distilled from an interview we had with Chris Cheah, one of the Excellent Negotiators recognised at the StarProperty Real Estate Awards of 2018. IQI Realty’s vision of becoming “Asia’s global real estate partner” appears more imminent thanks to one of their outstanding agents, Chris Cheah, who recently earned…

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Thriving negotiator Nicki Yong finds financial freedom in real estate
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Meet one of Unity Realty’s Prime Leaders, Nicki Yong, who earned the title “Thriving Negotiator” at the StarProperty Real Estate Awards in 2018. True leaders don’t merely create followers, they create more leaders – and this agent’s style of leadership shines brightest by producing more leaders. Can you please introduce yourself? Hi, my name is Nicki Yong….

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Freeman Woo on team building and making it in real estate
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Freeman Woo is a real estate negotiator specialising in Mont Kiara. Also known as rich man’s land, Mont Kiara held a special place in Freeman Woo’s heart because of its strategic location and well designed developments. As Douglas Adams quoted “to give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with…

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