Adele Lee from IQI Realty challenged herself to step out of her comfort zone after working in the Corporate Secretarial industry for more than a decade. Here's her story
How long have you been in real estate and what is your background?
I have officially been in the real estate industry for three years and have also been attached with the same agency since 2019.
With more than ten (10) years of experience in the Corporate Secretarial industry, I had challenged myself to be out of my comfort zone and finally diverted into the real estate industry, while still remaining as a MAICSA Chartered Secretary licence holder.
What made you want to be in real estate?
The people that I have met and the passion for investment in varieties.
Learning and self-growth have always been one of my mottos. While real estate is one huge industry to be explored and learned, I have come across the satisfaction and gain from people I have met throughout the cases. Eventually, some of the clients become friends with common interests as well.
What are some of your proudest moments in your real estate career?
The momentum and number of cases completed in a month did make me proud of the record. Whereas the proudest moment would be the satisfaction of gaining the trust of virtual clients within Malaysia or Overseas to handle one deal to another.
In fact, the real estate industry changed my mindset and broadened my views, breaking through the norms of our family as well.
If you could go back in time, what do you wish you knew about the industry sooner?
Life is a cycle that is waiting for us to break through. I do not regret my past and always try to do my best for every decision made in times.
And if I could go back in time, I wish that there was a mentor to guide me during my early years in real estate investment, and not only investing in paper or running a business.
What is the worst real estate advice you ever heard?
"Wait ah, the property price will drop one."
Comparing ten years before and ten years after, any properties that remain at the same price or lesser without the effect of economic inflation? The reality is "Yesterday's property will always be cheaper than tomorrow."
What is the best advice you could give a client or a friend in real estate?
Don't be greedy to urgently enter into a deal without checking on basic expectations, the aftermath might cost us more.
Do work with a trusted person for long-term gain.
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