The Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) is hosting the fourth and largest edition of its own property exhibition, the Malaysia Secondary and Primary Property Exhibition (MASPEX'18), themed "Bringing the best of both worlds secondary & primary properties".
With more than 1,000 properties listed by 25 exhibitors, discerning visitors will be spoilt by an array of diverse choices across all property types and price brackets.The exhibition, at the Starling Mall, Damansara Utama, was launched by YB Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, and will continue over three consecutive days beginning today and ending on September 30.
MASPEX'18's unique proposition is that it is the only property exhibition in Malaysia to showcase a wide variety of properties in the secondary market, alongside primary properties, both new and completed. Visitors can also take the opportunity to seek advice on navigating the challenging real estate market from real estate agents and negotiators present at the event. MIEA will also host a series of talks over the three-day exhibition, covering a range of topics, which are "Real Estate Investment - Is there ever a right time?", "How to Deal with an Agent - and Getting Maximum Benefits", "Malaysia Property Market - Where are we heading?", "What Every House Owner Should Know About Extending The Tenure of Your Leasehold Property", "Legal Traps In Selling Your Property", "Why Your Children Should Become a Real Estate Agent?", "10 Things a 'Noob' Investor Should Know About Real Estate Investment", "The challenges of investing in properties under construction", "Secondary Market vs New Property - Where is the Money?" and "Kaya Atau Merana Kerana Hartanah?".
Amongst the exhibitors are real estate firms, Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), Affin Bank, and leading property websites EdgeProp.my and PropSocial. At the launch, YB Zuraida said: "The ministry's long-term goal is to build a mature, resilient property market. And for that, we need the backing of all stakeholders, including real estate agents.
"If all stakeholders - the ministry, property developers, estate agents and local and state governments - work together, I am certain that our goals can be fulfilled. I hope that there is balance - that industry players can meet consumer demand while still providing an essential service - which is to provide homes for Malaysians." MIEA President Eric Lim said: "Our aim in hosting this exhibition is to address the challenges in the Malaysian property market by sharing MIEA's extensive property knowledge and best practices to help all Malaysians find their dream home or next investment. "MIEA is keen to engage with all stakeholders, including the ministry, in order to help all Malaysians find the home of their dreams. As the voice of Malaysian real estate agents, we are uniquely positioned to voice the people's concerns to the ministry, as well as articulate the ministry's initiatives to the people." "We are also in a position to speak directly with developers, to better communicate the market's needs," added Lim. MIEA will also be hosting MASPEX'18 Penang, which will be held on October 25-28 at Queensbay Mall. An MIEA secretariat booth will be available throughout the event to welcome new membership applications from real estate agents and negotiators and help to answer questions from the public.