Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Road to Champion with NPR Nilai

Ahad 13 Ogos 2017 I dipilih untuk hadir workshop Road to Champion anjuran NPR Nilai diKelab Golf Kota Seri Emas, Nilai. Seminar selama 12 jam itu sangat padat dengan aktiviti dan perkongsian ilmu. Betul, I telah banyak menghadiri workshop danboleh diteka apa mengisian yang akan diberi. Namun begitu, I pergi dengan cawan kosong dan dengan harapan dapat menghidupkan semula enjin yang sudah berkarat, maklumlah terlalu fokus dengan PUDGi. 

Workshop itu dihadiri lebih kurang 20 orang perunding hartanah NPR, ada rookie, ada otai, ada juga yang tidur, dan ada juga yang perlukan injeksyen supaya terus kekal bermotivatsi. Saya tidak pasti saya dalam kategori mana tetapi Ahad lepas adalah Ahad yang ohsem.

dengan boss NPR Nilai. She is a kind soul.

I pulang dengan semangat sebab makan best dan I'm actually busting with idea!

Sesi 1

Opening slot by Director of Sales NPR Nilai yg sangat bersemangat mahu menjadi mentor untuk membimbing anak buah beliau.  Pengenalan sistem points sepanjang workshop sangat bagus sebab dapat mengeratkan hubungan kami. Saya yang baru tidak berasa janggal bersama dengan orang hebat yang lain. 

Satu perkara lagi yang saya kagum dengan beliau ialah kesungguhan beliau untuk terus belajar. Masih lagi masuk kelas-kelas berkaitan untuk terus menambah pengetahuan adalah sesuatu yang I rasa I nak buat. 


Sesi 2

Sesi Kewangan Peribadi ini. Bukan sebab dah pandai tetapi speaker membosankan. Namun begitu ia boleh perbaiki lebih lagi. Ye benar, speaker mempunyai kelayakan akademik yang mengkagumkan tetapi cara penyampaian yang agak mehhh dan kawalan suara yang boleh mendodoikan audience perlu diimprovekan lagi.

Satu pujian module beliau sangat bagus - Taubat Kewangan. Tajuk yang boleh buat sentap dan insaf. Selepas itu, speaker menyuruh kami membuat dream board yg agak fun.


Sesi 3

Dimana kami diminta melepaskan diri dari tali. Rasanya yang ni ramai dah tau. Tak ada menarik sangat tetapi, ada satu catch yang rasanya akan diingat sampai bila-bila.



Sesi 4

Yang ni favorite I. Kami diminta menulis sikap buruk kita diatas belon. So, I tulislah pasal I ni malas, suka jump conclusion, suka sedih etc etc., kemudian kami disuruh ikat kat kaki dan letupkan dengan kaki sebelah lagi. Terjerit-jerit kami sebab gayat dengar bunyi belon meletup.

Selepas main letup-letup kami diminta menulis impian dan juga insan penting dalam hidup. Ralitlah pula menulis nama mak, suami, adik-adik, anak saudara semua. Kemudian kami beramai-ramai pergi kepadang dan lepaskan belon tersebut. Seronok sangat.








Sesi 5

Penutup oleh Encik Ezzad. Sumpah tak kenal. Tetapi beliau sangat dihormati oleh setiap perunding NPR Nilai. Tapi lupa pulak apa dia cakap. Something to do with kerja kuat lah which is standard. Ye lah, perunding rajin agency dapat percentage.




In conclusion, I sebagai perunding yang dah lama, tak kisah sangat tentang agency, asalkan agency itu jujur menjaga duit tetapi Ahad lepas membuatkan I rasa I telah memilih agency yang betul dan dapat memberikan support sistem yang diperlukan.  2018 is looking bright.




Thursday, 3 August 2017

Mendaki Bukit Kutu



Semalam hari yang bermakna buatku yang masih baru dalam dunia outdoor. I berjaya menakluki Bukit Kutu dalam masa 3 jam 10minit. Alhamdullilah, selamat sampai dan selamat turun. 
Bukit Kutu, dipanggil bukit tanpa sebab yang jelas. Ia adalah satu trolling yang sangat kejam kerana Bukit Kutu adalah gunung! Setinggi 1,050 meter atau 3,444 kaki ia bukanlah sesuatu yang mudah buatku yang tidak ada pengalaman dalam dunia pengembaraan. 

Ada satu masa I rasa seperti Frodo yang terlalu lemah hingga terpaksa dipujuk oleh Samwise. Mujur tiada adegan memapah. Pentingnya sweeper yang sabar dan cekap memberi semangat supaya tidak patah hati dan merayu untuk duduk disitu. 

Tak terkira berapa kali I minta sweeper jalan dahulu dan tinggalkan I kat situ, tak terdaya nak melangkah lagi. Kaki dah jadi jelly. I sanggup duduk sahaja walaupun sebenarnya ia sangat merbahaya. Kita tidak tahu binatang buas atau mungkin orang jahat datang. 

Katanya, jika berjaya Bukit Kutu semestinya boleh buat Pine Tree. Ah, I dah tengok gambar-gambar Pine Tree dan ia sangat cantik!

3rd crossing - buka kasut
Nature's amazing! Natural steps
hakak jauhhhh nun kat belakang...
(dengan sweeper Halim)
She's amazing! TQ Nurul for making me do this
Tulis nama atas batu...



Bukit Kutu - checked!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Goodbye Reapfield Shah Alam.



Berbulan juga I berfikir untuk tukar pejabat sejak berpindah Sepang. I mahukan agency yang berdekatan dengan sebab nak melepak dan ambil aura. I sebenarnya pergi pejabat lebih kepada bernetworking, chatting dan ambil tahu berita terkini.   Kerja I is on the road. Cari property for sale is not static in comfort of office or home. 

Jarak 56km perlahan-lahan menjadi beban buat I untuk berulang. Apatah lagi terdapat beberapa kekecewaan beberapa viewing selepas Hari Raya buatkan semangat semakin lemah. Listings dikawasan berhampiran tempat tinggal semakin banyak maka perasaan untuk ke Shah Alam semakin pudar. 

Apabila sudah bulat isi hati untuk berhenti, I perasan satu masalah. I tak tahu cara bertukar agency!  I called bekas Sr. REN Reapfield prosedur bertukar agency. Nampak tak, betapa ignorance sampaikan cara berhenti kerja pun tak tau. Dia nasihatkan I cari agency dulu. Jumpa dan bincang terms sampai puas hati. Bila sudah dapat, baru berhenti dan serahkan semula tag REN.  

Itu yang saya buat. Saya bertanya rakan disini dan diberitahu terdapat agency yang tidak jauh dari rumah saya. Lebih kurang 25 minit sahaja. Happy juga. Saya call dan set appointment. Berjumpa dengan Agency Manager, bincang lebih kurang dan I pulang dengan girang. 

Jauh sudut hati I rasa sedih untuk meniggalkan Reapfield Shah Alam. Agency pertama yang membimbing dan membentuk I hingga ke hari ini. But I have made my decision and I pray it is for the best. 

26.07.2017 was my last day there.

I am glad that I started my career there for it has created a foundation in me and I am proud to tell people that I started with Reapfield Properties Shah Alam, under guidance Pn. Nora Kamarudin.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Malasnya nak layan.

Bukan apa, soalan mereka generik sangat. Kita sudah kenali soalan daripada mereka yang kemahuan lebih daripada kemampuan. Memang nampak seperti saya stereotype-kan orang yang bertanya namun itulah realitinya.

Soal. Tanya. Selidik. Diam. 

selang seminggu.

Call agent lain.

Soal. Tanya. Selidik. Diam

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

How To Host Volunteer

How it all started?
The husband and I have a new business in Kg. Giching, Salak Tinggi, Sepang, Selangor. His family land was converted into an event space. We rent out zone out the area into camping area, event venue, homestay mixed with agriculture.  

We call our new venture as PUDGi (pronounce pad-ji). After PUDGi has established its goals and visions, we decided to invite volunteer from overseas due to:

1. To receive ideas from travelers as most of them are.
2. To promote our place thru them
3. Cost factor

Where we get our volunteer.
We register our company with www.workaway.info  adn after putting our info we started to receive e-mails inquiring about volunteering at our place. It was easy and fast. 

How do we check them?
We asked for profile and their social media profile like facebook, blog or instagram. We only take who we felt comfortable with. 

Gender
I prefer girl because I'm here most of time. Easy communication and easy for me to jaga aurat. 

Duration
We normally leave it to them. Longest is two months and shortest is a week. Sometime we are just a stop in between travelling or last stop before going home. 

What we provide?
Volunteering is an exchange for roof (some plus food) and job. For PUDGi, we need extra hand to man our Kedai Buku and also our garden. From time to time we need someone to help us when there is event like camping, family day, sport day etc. This is when we call them. 

What they do?
Whatever we asked them to basically. We don't have fix working hour however the website stated that volunteers only work for five hours a day. Sometimes they work longer hour or sometimes none at all. We received one review saying we did not provide enough job. 

Will PUDGi continue having volunteer?
Yes, we will. Not only it is cheap to have them, but I enjoy the cultural learning experience. I would never thought to meet Romanian! They are not dracula. I never knew German are funny or a down to earth French girl. This experience I will never had if we did not open our door to these people. 

Last tips, always be open. Discuss what you have and do not over promise. Keep an open mind and enjoy the conversations.

Cheers!

Cindy on 1st Hari Raya. 


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How To Start Again.

Kepada yang hold kerja-kerja real estate atas sebab tertentu dan sekarang nak start kerja semula, mungkin ini boleh membantu. 

Being real estate negotiator, we are given ample time to ourselves and sometimes we decided to hibernate or to have a time out. Then we find we have lost touch with real estate. 

So, what can we do when our saving has run low and we need to work again?

The best way is ask yourself this; 

DO I STILL WANT TO DO THIS? yes/no

NO ----> close your chapter, do the dance and move on.

YES ---> read on.

Study the market. 

Please ensure that you read the market carefully, know the current asking price, sentiment of the market and also be sure to implement the correct marketing strategy.


Decide
My situation is not unique but enough to give headache. I move not too far from my farming area. I lives in Sepang now. The distance to Shah Alam & Ara Damansara is only 56km (one hour) but I am experience enough to know that one hour is a long journey to travel for viewing.  

I learnt that prospect not always on time, some even didn't follow their own time (suka-suka cancel last minute is my pet peeves). So, to maintain Shah Alam & Ara Damansara is not practical. I made decision to make Salak Tinggi & Cyberjaya as my focus area. 

Why; 
Salak Tinggi is in demand either renting or sub-sale. Cyberjaya is slow but the price of its property is beautiful. 

If you want maintain the same focus area, wahhh, beruntungnya.

Farming
Well, we have discussed this. 20 calls a day and 3 appointments a day (can't do 5 anymore, penat).  Basically, you are a rookie. 


Contact old contacts
This is important because during your inactive time, you will be below radar among colleagues, partners (bankers & lawyers etc) and owners. Some of us will just ghosting our owners and simply disappear. You have to get back their trust. Nobody likes on-off business partner. Be careful and tell them honestly that you are now back and better than before.

I hope the above is helpful. 

Salam Ramadhan from me.








Tuesday, 30 May 2017

(not so) New beginning...

So, I have not updating at all. My life has had some changes. I embracing it. Some I still don't really like some I have to. But I know, fate will take me to where I should be.

I lost my father on 8th March and then my father in law on 24th October. Both in 2016. I shifted to a place I never dream I will be yet here I am at Sepang. I put my work on pedestal. I miss showing houses and talk property yet I didn't do what I have to do to get potential buyer.

I do my new work half heartedly because it wasn't my passion. Yet I know I'm doing a good job handling it.

I am not what I normally was. I continue putting pressure to myself yet, I still feel empty. I have everything I wanted yet I yearn for me. I am turning new age this Friday with hope yet I do not know what I'm hoping for.