Every success story may be different, but they all share the same ingredients - perseverance, hard work, and a passionate commitment to the job. Read on to learn what drives these exemplary consultants, and how you can emulate their success.
2017 CHAMPION ASSOCIATE BRANCH DISTRICT DIRECTOR
CIJAY TEW - ADVISORY ASSOCIATE BRANCH DISTRICT DIRECTOR
10 Years Ambassador
Cijay Tew was awarded the 2017 Champion Branch District Director and today, the passionate team leader has more than 500 associates under his wing.
Cijay describes himself as a compassionate and caring leader. He strives to understand each of his associates' needs based on different level of learning abilities. He also goes the extra mile to guide them and creating value added initiatives like consumer seminars, team events, prospecting activities and training platforms to contribute to their success in the industry.
He shared, "Team-building is a serious matter because people who joined you entrust their career and the lives of their loves ones to you. It is hence important for leaders to be responsible and ensure that their associates can learn and grow effectively under your care. Always give your best to help them improve their lives and incomes, ultimately when your associates excel in their careers, they will bring the team to the next level!
2017 CHAMPION SENIOR ASSOCIATE GROUP DISTRICT DIRECTOR
MARCUS LUAH - SENIOR ASSOCIATE GROUP DISTRICT DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Introducing our 2017 Champion Senior Group District Director, Marcus Luah. Today, the charismatic leader has more than 460 associates in his team at PropNex.
Marcus shared, "I believe that the strength of my team lies in our age, adaptability and the cohesive environment that we provide. The past 5 years have truly been fulfilling for me as I learnt how to add value to the lives of others by moulding them as leaders as well, who can eventually grow a team of their own in the future. My achievements within the short years in PropNex are all thanks to the guidance of my leaders and the strong culture of PropNex which has set the standards for team building for all of its salespersons."
On what he loves most about PropNex, Marcus said "What I am most proud of PropNex is the fact that even though we are the largest real estate agency in Singapore, we are the most bonded and connected than most of the smaller agencies that I know of. The culture here is truly amazing."
2017 CHAMPION ASSOCIATE GROUP DISTRICT DIRECTOR
ALVIN LIM - SENIOR ASSOCIATE GROUP DISTRICT DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Well done to 2017 Champion Group District Director, Alvin Lim.
As a leader, Alvin takes a strong personal interest in each of his associate to ensure that they have a holistic understanding of both the mindset and skillset required for a winning real estate career. He instills discipline and positivity to all his people, while equipping them with the skills asset management and wealth creation to add value to their own real estate clients.
He shared, "I am truly thankful to PropNex for providing great training and development programmes for us PropNexians to grow to the next level. The amazing family-like environment here also makes it a pleasant experience for us to share and excel together as one PropNex family. I really appreciate all my bosses for constantly innovate to improve salespersons' productiviity. Last but not least, thank you to all the support staff at PropNex who never fails to be there."
2017 CHAMPION ASSOCIATE DISTRICT DIRECTOR
KELVIN THONG - ASSOCIATE GROUP DISTRICT DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Kelvin Thong clinched the title 2017 Champion District Director due to his drive, dedication and passion in grooming the next generation of real estate salespersons.
Kelvin shared, "Besides real estate, my other passion in life is to change one's destiny. I always believe that I am in the business of selling destinies. Be it a client or my associate, I aspire to make a difference in their lives and help them improve their lifestyles. Witnessing their growth brings me joy and the level of satisfaction cannot be measured with monetary returns."
The passionate leader shared that he only has one simple goal for 2018, which is to see all his associates excel and improve together as one family. With the culture of selfless sharing and helping one another to grow exponentially, he believes that many like-minded individuals will be drawn to his team this year.
2017 CHAMPION ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
JOANNA TAN - ASSOCIATE DISTRICT DIRECTOR
Congratulations to Joanna Tan, for being awarded the Champion Group Division Director title and for being a PropNex Millionaire in 2017.
Before joining the industry, Joanna shared that she had a secure and comfortable job in the financial industry. However after seven years in her job, she felt a need to have a change in her life, something that challenges her from her comfort zone. Her passion for properties propelled her to join the industry in the year 2011. Fortunately for her, she had a smooth journey from the beginning where she started serving clients in the public housing segment.
With her positive attitude and helpful personality, many of her clients began referring friends and family to her, extending her network and helping her thrive in her career. Joanna enjoys helping clients move to the next phase of their lives through their new properties.
When asked what her aspiration for 2018 is, the selfless leader shared, "I want to be an example to my associates and see them achieve great results and supersede me in the future!"
2017 CHAMPION ASSOCIATE DIVISION DIRECTOR
KELVIN YEO - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
Congratulations to 2017's Champion Division Director, Kelvin Yeo for his exemplary achievement in leading his team to success in PropNex.
What is his secret to being a great Team Leader? Kelvin shared, "As a leader, I promote the values of sincerity and integrity amongst all my associates. They should always strive to provide trusted service and uphold the brand name of PropNex for generations to come. I also believe that to be successful in this career for the long run, real estate salespersons have to be determined and focused in finding ways on how to further add value to every single client who entrusted us with their property investments."
To new and aspiring real estate salespersons, Kelvin advice is, "Believe in yourself, if you want it strongly and you are willing to put in work for it, you will get it. Work as a TEAM to achieve greater performance and to constantly upgrade and train along the years."
2017 CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PRODUCER
LOYALLE CHIN - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
PropNex 2017 Champion Individual Producer Loyalle Chin is also one of PropNex 10 Millionaires for the year. A consistent Top achiever, Loyalle currently focuses on serving clients in the segments of CBD Shophouses and Hotels in Singapore.
He shared, "PropNex leadership has built a strong brand name and network over the years and I am very thankful to be part of a firm that has a great mentoring and sharing culture. From the start, my leader James Gan has given me invaluable guidance, and through the numerous team and company-wide trainings and events,I have had the privilege to meet other PropNex colleagues,many of whom have became my mentors and referrals."
To Loyalle, the 3 factors that make a successful real estate salesperson is to be real and authentic when helping clients, being resilient during challenging times and having a sense of purpose in life.
Excerpt from 2017 PropNex Icons Magazine
2017 CHAMPION PLATINUM ACHIEVER
2017 CHAMPION PROJECT SALESPERSON
ANDREW HO - ASSOCIATE BRANCH DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Andrew Ho was awarded the 2017 Champion Platinum Achiever and Champion Project Salesperson, making him a two-time Champion Platinum Achiever and a three-time Champion Project Salesperson thus far.
When asked how he managed to continue his success this year and maintain his progress despite busy schedule and life commitments, Andrew shared, "Yes, there are indeed many distractions in this century such as social media, games and more. The key to success for me is staying focused on my goals and reminding myself the reasons for the goals I set. Then, I will remove all other distractions in life and simply focus on my goal. To me, what it truly means to be focused is similar as trying to take a shot with a camera. When focused, only the focal point is being seen clearly, everything else is blurred. It is also important to prioritize on what matters, then we can easily attain a work life balance."
2017 CHAMPION PRIVATE PROPERTY TRANSACTOR
2017 CHAMPION EXCLUSIVE LISTER
SHANEL LIEW - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
Congratulations to 2017's Champion Private Property Transactor and Champion Exclusive Lister, Shanel Liew.
Shanel Liew is one of the most consistent performers in PropNex. Besides being the Champion in the categories above, she is also ranked #17 in PropNex in 2017. Her goals for 2018? "To build a stronger team of associates and help more of my associates to attain their dreams. In addition, I also aspire to retain overall my Champion Private Property and Champion Exclusive Lister for the fourth year in a row!"
We asked the passionate salesperson to share three factors that would mould someone into a Champion Realtor in the industry, "Work hard and be down to earth, never think of short cuts. Also, have the perseverance to stop at nothing in order to attain your vision and goals. Lastly, versatility to adapt to the ever changing real estate market to serve your clients effectively over time."
Shanel also shared how Proud she is to be a PropNexian today. "We have shown the world how a homegrown company can succeed into the largest real estate agency in Singapore. I believe that many individuals, including fresh graduates are choosing to be with us not because of monetary gains, but due to the agencys ability to add value to their lives."
2017 CHAMPION LANDED PROPERTY TRANSACTOR
RANDY HOW - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
Randy How clinched the title 2017 Champion Landed Property Transactor due to his passion in helping clients to find their dream landed homes. To him, the three factors that made him a Champion today is, "Integrity, Perseverance and Focus". On why he is proud to be a PropNexian, Randy shares, "PropNex is my number one choice because I am attracted to the strong vision of our management and leaders who constantly pave way for us to be at the forefront of information and knowledge - so that we can reach our clients quickly with first-hand information which will allow them to make sound property investment decisions."
To aspiring salespersons who wish to be successful in the real estate industry, Randy advises, "Success never comes easily and you will have to put 100% dedication and passion in it. Besides this, having sincerity and conducting your business with integrity will bring you far in the industry."
2017 CHAMPION RECRUITER
BOBBY SNG - ADVISORY ASSOCIATE BRANCH DISTRICT DIRECTOR
10 Years Ambassador
One of the most inspiring leaders in PropNex, Bobby Sng was awarded with the 2017 Champion Recruiter title for his selfless guidance and strong leadership in PropNex. Passionate and driven, Bobby's goals for 2018 are for his associates to excel in their careers and also to groom the next generation of PropNex leaders and managers who are inspired to impact people's lives positively through their professional real estate service.
Today, Bobby has more than 500 associates under his wing, and the team is growing day by day.
"I believe that real estate salespersons should have a clear mindset of what they want to achieve, take consistent action to improve until it becomes a habit and also take full responsibility for the goals they have planned for themselves - that's when success will come their way in this industry." Bobby highlighted.
Besides his passion in real estate, Bobby's life passion is to coach individuals on personal development, something he enjoys doing since young. He is highly motivated to help others change their lives positively for the benefit of their loved ones, beyond just excelling in their real estate business.
2017 CHAMPION COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL TRANSACTOR
NAVIN BAFNA - ASSOCIATE BRANCH DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Navin Bafna was recently awarded with the 2017 Champion Commercial/Industrial Property Transactor title due to his immense dedication towards his clients in the commercial real estate segment. The jovial and passionate real estate salesperson shared that the award came at the perfect point of his career after years of hardwork in the industry.
"It is always important to equip oneself with information and knowledge and be adaptable to the changing times. Those are the keys to sustaining a long and successful career. I believe that the real estate industry is a marathon and real winners would only emerge in long run!"
On why PropNex is the perfect home for him, Navin commented, "I love being in PropNex because of the inclusivity and integration amongst all the PropNexians here. Everyone is friendly and forthcoming. In my six years here, I received equal opportunities by the company to perform to the best of my abilities."
2017 CHAMPION RENTAL TRANSACTOR
ANTHEA YEO - SENIOR ASSOC MKTNG DIR (SAMD)
10 Years Ambassador
Congratulations to Anthea Yeo for being awarded the Champion Rental Transactor and for being one of the 10 outstanding PropNex Millionaire in 2017.
With her determined personality and love for properties, Anthea has served hundreds of clients over her years in PropNex, guiding them to their dream homes and rental units, best suited for their unique needs. Anthea shared that she truly enjoys seeing her clients who settled in comfortably through the properties that she recommended.
How did she feel winning the Champion Rental Transactor of 2017? "I feel in cloud nine because it is especially meaningful to win the title this year as PropNex has grown to be the largest in the industry and there are more worthy competitors to compete for this coveted award!"
What's her advice to salespersons looking for a career breakthrough in 2018? "Persevere during tough times, you may lose a deal but you must learn the lessons and never repeat the same mistakes again. Always have a great attitude and be resilient, learn to bounce back from failures quickly!"
2017 CHAMPION HDB TRANSACTOR
ALVIN KOH - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
Congratulations to Alvin Koh for being the Champion HDB Transactor for the year 2017!
Over the years in PropNex, Alvin Koh has touched the lives of thousands through his professional real estate advice, especially for HDB owners and upgraders. He believes that beyond just monetary gains, real estate salespersons should strive to guide clients through their property journeys to the best of their abilities. He strives to impart similar values to his associates in his team as he grooms the next generation of PropNex salespersons.
His ultimate goal for year 2018? "To duplicate my success and help more real estate salespersons to fight hard and ultimately emerge as Champions in the industry too."
Alvin shared that for a real estate salesperson to be at the top, one has to embrace good time management, the willingness to learn and ability to adapt to changes in social media and technology. He highlighted, "Keep moving, it doesn't matter how fast or slow your progress is, as long as you keep moving forward and strive to do better than before. Ultimately, success will find you!"
2017 CHAMPION PRODUCERS - COUPLE AWARD
DOMINIC LEE - ADVISORY ASSOCIATE BRANCH DISTRICT DIRECTOR
10 Years Ambassador
SENIOR ASSOC MKTNG DIR (SAMD)
Congratulations to Dominic Lee and Chermaine Na for being awarded the Champion Producers - Couple Award 2017. Dominic is also one of the 10 outstanding PropNex Millionaires in 2017 and the Head of PropNex Luxury Team.
The couple shared, "We worked together as couple for close to 10 years now, since early 2008. We feel that working as a couple in the industry allows us to tap on each other's strengths." "I support Dominic in the things he does not like to do and vice versa! It is also a great feeling when we work together to help our clients in their investment journeys positively," commented Chermaine Na.
The couple believes that there are several factors that contribute to their success today. They shared, "We always put clients' interest at the first priority and never settle for mediocrity. On top of that, we constantly strive to be the best at what we are doing." In 2018, Dominic and Chermaine is challenging themselves to perform better than 2017's achievements.
Their advice to aspiring salespersons? "Do treat real estate like a business and a business requires you to invest both time and money into it. Make it happen and do not wait for things to happen for you."
2017 CHAMPION PROJECT OF THE YEAR - PARC RIVIERA
JEREMY TAN - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIRECTOR
5 Years Ambassador
CHARLES CHENG - ASSOCIATE GROUP DIVISION DIRECTOR
Congratulations to Jeremy Tan & Charles Cheng for clinching the title, Champion Project of the Year - Parc Riviera for leading the PropNex team to success in the project for 2017.
The duo shared, "We would like to thank the following persons for our success - namely our Parc Riviera team who believed and trusted in the Champion Mindset. Special thanks to all PropNexians, West Zonal Team and also external co-brokers who contributed to the unbelievable results! We would also like to thank EL Development for creating an excellent project with the right pricing, great remuneration and sound marketing strategies that made it a sell-out project."
In 2018, both Jeremy and Charles look forward to impact the lives of fellow real estate salespersons positively by building a bigger and stronger PropNex project team - one that will be the choice of developers and clients looking for their dream homes.
"We love PropNex because the agency constantly evolves and keep up with the real estate market and continually add value to all PropNexians. We also have great management who are hands-on and willing to share success strategies and advice for salespersons."
2017 CHAMPION ROOKIE
SIM CHWEE SAN
Congratulations to Sim Chwee San for being the Champion Rookie for the year 2017!Even though he has just joined the PropNex family, Chwee San has indeed stood out in 2017. Having successfully guided clients through their real estate investments, his outstanding performance has ranked him first amongst newly joined salespersons this year.
On why he chose to continue his real estate career with PropNex, Chwee San shared, "I personally love the admirable inclusive environment in PropNex where knowledge, information and winning strategies which are shared freely amongst one another as we drive each other to success."
For 2018, Chwee San aims to refine his techniques in his real estate business and start grooming his own team of salespersons in PropNex. When asked what salespersons should strive for in the industry, Chwee San highlighted, "Be genuine when dealing with people, be tenacious, and always be well informed of the matters involving your clients."