I realised that I have been doing sales and marketing jobs all my life. Probably my advertising studies in United States had helped to shape me into becoming a thick skinned sales person. I don't feel shy and could anytime go knocking on doors to do sales or cold calling. Not many people can do that and not even my wife. That is because my face's skin is thicker than your Webster's dictionary.
With my 10 years' working stint with the HKG ad agency, I had to write copy and proposals for presentation to big property developers. I had to crack my head to show their demographics and help to position their product. It was not easy but I had to do it anyway. I used to drive around the development projects for several days to study the environment before writing the proposals. The most crazy trip I made was to take a boat to Damai Laut to study the whole jungle place before it was launched into a Ronald Fream's golf course and resort. It was a successful launch but it became a sorry state later due to QC maintenance.
So, selling properties came in accidentally to me since I could read them like the back of my palm. I could offer good advice to friends why they should or should not buy that property. So far, I have been freelancing as an agent and sold almost 20 houses, condos and factories. Not bad, yeah. Small commission earned and off I went for holidays. I am one who would not wait for retirement age to travel after having seen so many deaths during my palliative care with Hospice. Time and Tide Waits For No Man.
During this MOC and lockdowns, I was surprised that I still have to open the doors of my good friend's condos for customers to view! The economy is going down, yet there are still interested buyers.
Guess where is this place? It looks like high end properties in Hong Kong's Central or Mid Levels. No this place is located in KL's Sentral and next to Price Waterhouse's building. Just nearby KL Hilton and Le Meriden Hotels.
That's me. I look thinner now after having lost 16 kgs weight since the MCO 1.0. I was going upstairs to open my friend's 2 units for viewing.
His 2 luxurious units are located on the 11th and 19th floors. Selling at RM1.35mil and RM1.5mil. You will be surprised that this 33 storey building has a basement that goes out into the streets of the buzzling Little India in Brickfields. So this haven is full of highest caste Indians from New Delhi and Mumbai living inside. Their dressings, mannerism and fairer skins really reflect their upscale status. They speak English and Hindi instead. This is an eye opener to me as I have yet to visit New Delhi.
This is the view from the 19th floor which overlooks Brickfields and Taman Seputeh.
The 2 units have been vacant for sometime now after the tenants had left. So my friend is selling off the condos. I still have to sweep all dead cockroaches on the 19th floors! Sometimes the number is over 50 dead cockroaches. Yikes!
By the way, our Blogger SK left a surprise comments in my recent Blog Anniversary's post HERE.