Differentiate with value or die with price – Jeffrey Gitomer
SRI5000 DEVELOPMENTS FEATURED
WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON THE EDGE SINGAPORE
MINDSET OF A SUCCESSFUL REALTOR
CRITICAL POINTS TO TAKE NOTE AS A REALTOR
OPEN LETTER TO MARINA ONE
WHY MARINA ONE DESERVES ATTENTION
My name is Benson Koh. I am a boutique developer and a full-time professional real estate agent running SRI, one of the most dynamic real estate agency in the Singapore real estate scene. I eat, play and sleep real estate since leaving the full-time national service 9 years ago. You can read my professional profile on me in Linkedin here.
This blog is generally about real estate in general and sometimes (yes, sometimes) about my own personal musings in life.
Differentiate with value or die with price – Jeffrey Gitomer
I was privileged to be invited to the launch of Lumiere Hotel and had the chance to stay a night in the swanky new business hotel which seem to have garner quite a fair bit of attention from local Khmers of Cambodia. Its not hard to see why.
As I approach from the airport from a distance, one could spot Lumiere Hotel from afar with its modern and chic’ facade. Standing on Street 228, Lumiere Hotel is one of the tallest building in the vicinity, with impressive presence to boot. Right on arrival, the cheerful lights through the high ceiling glass walls greets me. Oh the coffee smell from their cafe too.
I’m never one to endorse overseas projects due to this class of investment’s uncertainties as appose to our regular local projects where we know our demography a lot better. However, One18 Residences has piqued my interest knowing the people behind the development and after numerous stress tests on the developer and SRI is proud to be the sole exclusive marketing agency for One18 Residences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Still a third world nation, Cambodia has been enjoying exceptional growth and attention from foreign direct investments (FDI) in recent years. She has enjoyed averagely over 7.2% in GDP growth annually and is set to do the same at least in upcoming years; As for us at home, being a first world and with recent big slump in the financial, oil and gas industry, we are experiencing one of the weakest growth in GDP over the past 7 years.
As with a member of AEC and situated in almost the same latitude of great AEC neighbours, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. They are growing rapidly with strong young population and transforming quickly into a business hub with attractive favourable conditions for new and established businesses.
We are happy to be featured in The Edge on being the next upcoming realty agency, with mainly people whom have been with us for the past 6 years. As the article mentioned, our office is at Tiong Bahru, the quaint place which is full of old charm and great food.
You can read more about the article here at The Edge.
I’d like to touch on the headline since it could spin off as something which might carry some negative thoughts to either SRI5000 or SLP International. Reading the article might shed better light as the full article is very neutral in standing.
It was an amicable split that we do things our way to the best of our abilities to give and bring the best to our realtors. We have no affiliation with SLP Realty, SLP International or ZACD with our new setup. Citing our differences, we still wish them the best in their future endeavours.
It’s coming close to 10 years embarking this journey.
Remembering the time when things were simpler, the consistent struggle as an individual; the happiness and disappointments when I first started out in team building. The adrenaline rush when closing the first deal, the satisfaction of seeing my clients happily settling down with their homes and garnering property returns in the long haul still excites me till this day.
With the formation of SRI5000 from the blessings of my former team in Knight Frank and a stroke of fate in a penthouse sale, Bruce Lye and I thereafter came together in SLP Empire (now known as SLP Realty) where we then had the chance to work with many great people. We are still counting our blessings.
People always ask us how did we maintain the bond so tightly for such a long time. It’s really an open secret. With the hard and the good times that a team stays together, forging a bond that could withstand the test of time. You have people that’s willing to give, you would receive in aplenty. You take care of the circle around you and the circle takes care of the ones that’s around them. It’s just plain karma at work.
Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI) embeds the spirit of the group’s vigor and tight friendship, with the willingness to share and assist one another be it in good or bad times. The pivotal reason to have make the decision with Bruce was to ensure that everyone that we cared for have a place where we can continue to grow and learn together. Veteran Tony Koe whom I’ve known for a decade who knows exactly how to run an excellent agency with his experience and with our combined vision of achieving a good ratio of quality versus quantity for our elites in the industry, there’s a high level of confidence that this is another milestone that has yet to cast.
Also not forgetting a strong support from Legalworks that the elites enjoy a peace of mind when assisting their clients and Nick Tan, our current KEO who has been actively participating in growing. Last but not the least, the strong iron fist administrative support from Angeline Quek and Rose Khoo, whom has already forged their bonds with the team years back.
Moving ahead, our people would be seeing more and more initiatives as we have already etched them to SRI’s work plan. As of current, it’s already very encouraging to see our elites embracing new changes quickly such as using new tech work chat, and enrolling in crash courses for foreign language like Bahasa Indonesia. With blessings with all my friends, clients and colleagues, I’m already on the sunny side and it’s time to win together :) After all, it’s all about the experience…
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The Edge property had just featured this transaction. SRI5000 is responsible for the closed sale and is proud to acknowledge it. People would call it a challenging market but with a great profile client whom take our advice seriously and with the right network of buyers and co-operative colleagues from the industry, this was done properly.
You can read more about it in The Edge here.
p.s. It comes with a free swanky new Lamborghini Huracán.
We’re quite honoured to be featured in The Edge Singapore today on our two developments which we have developed. This has been such a fun journey thus far and we will continue to learn and strive to build more quality houses which our customers will be proud to own.
Find out more about the 2 plots (2A Andrews & 9A/B Berwick) by contacting any of our SRI5000 Elites or myself at +659091 5000 anytime!
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