Reasons Why the Key of Real Estate Success is Great Service

When it comes to successful real estate business, people always talk about location and capital. Well, that is not entirely wrong but it not entirely true as well. There are many things to do before gaining success in real estate business especially this is not a business where you can gain success overnight.

You need to work hard and work smart in order to build your business and make your investment fruitful. Real estate experts and successful investors agree that one of the keys to real estate success is great service.

The reason is simple. It is because real estate is a service industry. It is not always about the most strategic location or the most affordable price.

Key of real estate success is great service

Remember that the competition in real estate business is quite fierce and challenging. Therefore, you need to make sure that your business is different from others.

One of the best ways is to show your excellent service to your customers. There are many ways to deliver your excellent service in real estate business. That’s why I tell you about some of them that you can start considering to apply.

The first important service is honesty. It is important that the customers think you are trustworthy. Being trustworthy and honest on a deal will earn you more chances to build your reputation. You will also have more chance anyone involved will want to work with you in the future.

Make sure that your words and actions are trustworthy.

Being responsive is one of the major factors in order to deliver excellent service in real estate business. Returning text, email or call is a must. There is no benefit from giving slow response.

Besides, technology has been a great support for this matter. It won’t take much time for you to reply a text or follow up email. When you lack of responsiveness, people will think that you are too unorganized, too busy, or don’t care enough. This is a bad sign. Don’t keep your customers or business partners in the dark.

Even if you cannot give the right answer, make sure they know that at least you care and try to find it for them.

Next important factor in delivering great service is to make yourself reliable for others. Therefore, it is not about showing off your achievement or how many deals you close in a month.

It is about how you show your customers and business partners how reliable and consistent you are in handling your work. It is important to make them know that trustworthy and have a great work ethic.

The next important point in giving great service in real estate business is consistency. Make sure that nothing can affect your professionalism. Don’t let your mood control your performance because this will lead to losing trust from customers or business partner.

People will easily lose their faith once you show that you are inconsistent in handling your business. Thus, make sure to remain reliable and trustworthy no matter what the situation is.

1 Bedroom Loft of the Luxury Villas at Seminyak

One of the best villa accommodation you can rent in Bali is the luxury villas at Seminyak. And today, I’d like to tell you about the fine 1 bedroom loft provided by Hu’u Villas Bali. You can see the villa’s inside through the image below along with the upper bedroom on the loft after the stair.

Luxury Villas Seminyak - The 1 Bedroom Loft

Placed on the left after the stair, the bedroom is look unique and simple. The best thing about it is you can see the view directly down to the private pool that makes the exterior of the villa even better. and it will be perfect to be used for relaxing by swimming in the pool. A small party with your lover will be great besides the pool as well. Won’t you try that at least once in your life?

If you are curious about the Master Bedroom facilities along with all of this luxury villas Seminyak amenities, the official site has been published the relevant information about both and the others. If you are reading about it in the reservation websites, you can also get the same information.

How you can get yourself from the Ngurah Rai International Airport to this Seminyak’s villa?

Taxis are available, so with the online transportations and the car rentals, you can easily find them on the airport. If not, they will find you first. They are offering the transportation service right in front of the departure gate. If you are decided to use a taxi, let the driver know that you will go to the Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali.

But if you are doubt about using the transportation, feel free to ask the villa’s management by get in touch with them through email at experience@huuvillasbali.com or save the phone contact +62 (0)361 8499 130. Simply ask them if it will possible for the villa’s driver to pick you up at the airport.

Driving should be around 30-40 minutes by car and then finding the 1 bedroom loft or the other available luxury villas at Seminyak can be the easiest thing to be done.

Even though I have not been clearly mentioned before, the Seminyak area and also village is one of the best place where many foreigner tourists are want to stay. The village is at the coastal area as well as the luxury 1 bedroom villa. So that, if you are staying in that type of the villa and want to go to the beach, you can be there in just minutes by walking. So much closer as if you are living in the beachfront villas at Seminyak.

There are also the 2 and 3 bedroom villas that are available for the guests, and you can even rent up to 13 bedrooms villa if you want since the design is possible for the interconnecting villas. I think that is the first unique villa’s concept in Bali because I have not been found anything alike.

The management is also providing all the villa’s guests with the beautiful restaurant with scenery called as the Sea Vu Play, the Fortitude Bali for those who need to exercise at the fitness gym, The Den as the bar within a bar back of the restaurant and many more. There won’t enough time to talk about this luxury villas Seminyak and all its services and amenities. The Seminyak area will also gives you many advantages to do anything or find anything you need.

Understanding more about Customer Service in Property Business

Property business involves people. This is not a new concept at all. Your business will be going strong when you have clients. Therefore, knowing well what the customers want is a great step to successful investment in real estate business.

However, it will be even greater if you can understand the reason behind they wants. Knowing why customers want what they want will be advantageous for your business. Once you know their reasons, you will have better understanding about their needs.

Customer service in property business

Therefore, you will be able to provide what they really need. This will open the opportunity of having loyal and profitable customers. Remember that customers appreciate even small gesture like this. Showing that you care about what their need will make them stay loyal.

What to do to understand more about what the customer needs

There is no grand gesture as to find out about what the customers want. You can communicate and interact as usual. However, you can add simple questions and gesture that show you care more about them such as:

  • When you are discussing about a home wanted by the customers, you may ask basic questions such as “what is your price range?” or “how many bedrooms do you need”. If you want to know more about the reasons behind their want then you can ask further questions such as “why do you decide to start looking for a new home?” or “how can we help to make this process run more smoothly for you?”. These types of questions are not only to dig information about their ideal home but also to show them that you support them.
  • It is true that property business relies more on rational thinking instead of instinct or emotional decision. However, it is great to gage your customer’s emotion while having conversation or making transaction. You can ask questions such as “how do you feel about the transaction so far?” or “how do you think about the concept of the home we offer?” Finding out about their feeling whether they are sad, happy, disappointed, will make you easier to find the right solution.
  • Delivering a great experience to customers is a great start in real estate investing. Statistically, companies that make customer service as their priority earn 60% more profit than those that don’t apply the same method. When you are involved negatively with the customers, the impact will be direct to your company. Therefore, it is highly recommended and suggested to exhibit excellent customer service and appreciation if you want to enter real estate business.

Remember that in every business, relation and interactions are important. When it comes to satisfying your customers, you need to focus to understand more about what they need and what solution you can provide.

Make sure you will be a main source for customers to find an answer of their questions. When you show great appreciation and support to your customers, you will get loyal and profitable customers in return. That is a great asset for your business.

Travelling Abroad? Take The Lightweight Hammock With You

I bet that you must have been visited the beauty destinations at the other countries before. That will be good for you for have travelled across countries and experience many things. Running through the airports with the pounds of luggage may sounds like a good workout, but still, you need to get the your backpack as lighter as possible. You won’t spend your holidays exhausting just because of what you have decided to be carry on your shoulder. You have to bring the useful and important travel items such as the lightweight hammock, first aid kits, t-shirts and less of the jeans since it will not save more rooms in your bag.

I will always recommending to get the lightweight parachute hammock when travelling abroad because it will give you more advantages than you could imagine before.

The parachute hammock is surely standing out for its lightweight. No doubt that most of us will be agree that the hammock is one of the best travel items that won’t give you a burden in any imaginable ways.

When you will be arrived at abroad—if there will be chance for setting up the hammock whether at the accommodation you have reserved or destinations you are visiting, then you can even experience more than they who aren’t using it. Think about the beautiful white sand beach with many of the coconut tress, don’t you think that the spot will be great if you can enjoy the breeze inside the hammock?

There are some of the beaches that actually have been provided with the hammocks, but mostly they are the rope hammock or even the mexican hammock. Both of them are pretty much heavier than the one made out of the parachute nylon, so getting and bringing the lightweight hammock should have been your priority than the other types.

It won’t even burden your shoulder as much as 1 kg, but you can expect a half of it or even less. Since the hammock can be used at any destinations you are going to visit and also possible at the accommodation you have rented, you will have more chances for experiencing the best about the destinations.

Never have anyone else to bring your luggage and only pack what you need! That’s a pretty common thing you will be done when travelling abroad. You don’t have an obligation to buy and bring the hammock, but if you are requiring the best way to feel the ultimate trip, then a hammock can be something you can’t be denied.

At least, it may helps you in planning your itineraries. If you think that you still have more times at that country, you can make use of the camping with a hammock as one of the way to spend your lazy time. I am thinking using the hammock while reading my favourite book at the beach between the coconut trees in the morning. That will be the refreshing idea to start the day while listening to the birds sounds and the gentle breeze hitting your face.

Implementing Good Habits for Your Finance while Building Property Business

Building wealth from property business is challenging. While it is true that you need to work hard, it is even better to work smarter.

Collecting money from every deal you make in running property business is easy. However, to be able to keep more of your monthly income is not so easy. That is why you need the right habits to help you do so. Building and maintaining your finance are basic in property business.

Good habits to implement for finance

You don’t need big actions. In fact, small and frequent actions are more impactful when it comes to financial management.

Good habits to implement for your finance

Habits are not always good and healthy. There are toxic habits which can ruin what you have earned so far. Thus, you need to choose only healthy habits in regards to your money management. Thus, your hard-earning income won’t be such a waste.

Here are examples of healthy habits you need to implement in order to keep you finance stable and even grows:

  • Monitoring your expenses in your investment is a basic action you need to take. Even if budgeting is not your thing, you still need to track on your expenses in detail. Many investors are overwhelmed by this basic action. However, it will be more bearable if you start tracking on the problematic expenses which have more potential in risking your finance. Make sure you check thoroughly. You can spare an hour or two every day to do this habit.
  • Make sure you know how to prioritize your goal in your finance. Once you organize your priority based on the urgency and importance, you can make clearer plan to achieve them one by one.
  • Next habit is saving. Instead of doing conventional saving, you can do more creative concept of saving such as save your tax refund, make regular deposit, and portion your revenue into different buckets of savings. Those are more impactful instead of just saving account.
  • To save yourself from excessive shopping, it is such a great idea to have ultimate shopping lists. It is often to forget what’s on the list and purchase everything that pops in mind. This is bad habit which can ruin finance. Thus, it is recommended that you plan your own shopping list so that you won’t suffer from excessive and unnecessary expenses.
  • Take every chance you have to get better price. As property investor, you will need to make deal or buy stuffs to provide the needs of your tenants for example. Thus, you have to use the chance to ask for better price or discount every time. This is not embarrassing at all when you make it as habit.
  • Make sure you keep building knowledge in financial management so that your brain won’t ever be rusty. Learning has no expire date so you can do it anytime. You can read books, blogs, or articles about investing. Those are helpful resources to help your financial IQ upgraded. So you become more capable in handling your finance for your property investing.

3 Quick Tips To Make Money Through Graphic Design In Bali

Graphic design work seems to be the one of the finest job in Indonesia today. Almost all the cities in Indonesia are possible for whoever you are to get success as the graphic designer and that is also happening in Bali for the past recent years.

Graphic design Bali services or products to make more money

The best two things you can get as the graphic designer are you can offering the graphic design products and also the services at the same times. You have 2 income resources! Selling things or offering your design skills in any possible way.

As you have known that Bali is where everyone want to spend their vacation. Indonesian people from various city are visiting Bali, so with the foreigners from various country. Every flight at the airport is the real prove of that. You can’t go the airport without seeing the foreigners, either they who just landed or those who are departing.

How to make money through your graphic design skill in Bali

The more travellers are coming, the very good sign for the local businesses. Graphic designing itself can be considered as the skill that most of the businesses in this world need it.

Either you will be as the Bali graphic design freelancer, working in a design agency, build your own design business, you are possible to success in design industry as you need as long as you know some of the best products and services you have to offer along the better way how you will do it.

1. Bali wedding invitation designs

You can sell your skill to offering the Bali’s wedding invitation designs plus the printing services if you want. The Bali’s wedding invitation itself is has the special motifs and patterns that are representing the local wisdom. Any other cities in Indonesia have also the same thing in the design, so you’d better start do some researches.

Anyway, many foreigners are also getting married in Bali. So, the market for your wedding invitation designs may increasing as well.

2. All businesses related to the tourism will need the design services, so you’d better find them

Be it the restaurants, transportations, accommodations, attractions and destinations, events and many more, the businesses are need to be promoted. To do that, the great design is one of the main thing the business owners should have.

3. Cooperate with the digital printing services

If you don’t work together with the printing services and on the other hands you have no printing machines, then you have missed big opportunity to get more money through the graphic design.

Your graphic design services is the main way to get clients and also make money as you have planned, but if you can cooperate with the digital printing services, you can even make more money as you will get bonuses from the owner.

I have worked with the above quick tips to make money through graphic design Bali services and products at the other cities before, and Bali is no different at all except the number of the foreigner visitors. So, I think that you will also possible to get success in Bali.

Building Website for Your Property Business

Website is one of the most powerful marketing tools today. It is used in many subjects of life including business. Both for conventional or modern business, website is useful to promote and raise brand awareness to larger communities. There is no limit about whom or when the site is accessed. Thus, building website for your property business is great action to take. This will be more impactful as your marketing strategy instead of using conventional way to promote your business such as making flyers or brochures. Website is also a symbol of credibility you should own if you are involved in property investing.

Building website for your property business properly and efficiently

Even though we live in digital times as today, there are people out there who are not so familiar in using modern tools. For those who have solid tech background, creating and designing website to manage property business must be easy. However, it won’t be the same case for those who don’t have the same background. Basically, creating a website is easy. However, creating website which specifically made for your real estate business requires more effort. So here are things to consider when you try to build website to boot your traffic which leads to potential deals:

  • Domain name is important thing you need to choose before doing anything else. Choose a name that aligns your company name to establish your credibility. Then, you need to choose keywords domains to attract visitors. Unique domain is good but the one that is easy to spell is even better. Make sure not to include complicated hyphens or spelling. Once you find ideal domain name, register it immediately.
  • Next thing to consider is platforms to install your site. There are many platforms you can choose such as WordPress. Then, you will also need a hosting company to provide server space for your website to live on. The principle or function of hosting company is different from platform so make sure you understand the both of them beforehand.
  • Once you create your website, you need to go to the next step which is designing. As mentioned earlier that creating a website is easy but maintaining it is not so easy. Even before maintaining your website, you need to design it so it will attract many visitors. Make sure you make your website eye-catching but still show credibility of your company. Wise people say the simpler the better. There is no need to apply excessive color scheme. You can combine two or three colors for visual.
  • Content is the key of your website that it holds powerful impact more than the visual itself. There are basic contents you should include in your property business website such as About Us, Contact, Home Page, Social Sharing icons, Privacy Policy, etc. Make sure that you are reachable for your visitors. You can even add live chat so that you can interact with them and respond their questions. It is even better if the content is not only about promotion but also something informative and inspiring.

Bali Property For Rent, Informality And Comfort Experience Like At home

Having your own property can be a wise investment in the future. You can stay permanently or rent it out. Especially for investments in tourist destinations such as Bali, Thailand, Hawaii, Korea, or other destinations, renting out property is a source of additional income. Why not invest if your finances are excessive?

Bali Property For Rent

Bali Property For Rent, Additional Income, and Smart Investment

Bali property for rent is currently very popular with tourists. There are many reasons why investing in Bali is very profitable. Property prices in Bali are slightly cheaper than in Thailand, Hawaii or Korea. And Bali is increasingly popular as a tourist destination. Bali not only offers scenery but is also best for diving, surfing, spiritual healing and perfect for relaxing.

Villa is one of most popular and trendy Bali property for rent. A villa costs less than the actual price to stay in 5-star hotels. Villa rental competition is getting tighter lately. The owner of Bali property for rent sees the conditions of intense competition and arranges villas with luxurious facilities. Want to vacation more privacy? Villa is the right accommodation to maintain the privacy of your vacation.

Bali properties for rent in most villa packages have private pools. You have plenty of room for sunbathing without mixing with other people. This is very private! The head waiter is always ready to help and serve for everything.

Most Bali property owners for rent design villas with a thick atmosphere with Bali but still have a modern lifestyle. The villa provides an atmosphere of informality and comfort as you experience at home. Bali property for rent is perfect for tourists who want to enjoy the real Bali experience.

The culture and way of life of everyday Balinese residents will be very visible if you decide to rent a villa. Why? Most villas are built in the midst of a neighborhood. The peace of the atmosphere in the area of the population is an added bonus of your holiday. Security protection from local villages makes tourists more comfortable.

Refraining from dealing with rogue rental agents who promise a lot of things upfront should be avoided. Looking for Bali property for rent online will be better. You can get the best Bali property for rent from many words or mouth to mouth from previous customers. Bali property for rent is the best accommodation for your privacy holiday.

Criteria of Profitable Commercial Real Estate Market for Investors

Criteria of Profitable Commercial Real Estate Market for Investors

Commercial real estate market has become more popular since it offers profitable deals. However, investing in commercial real estate is not for everyone. Some investors are not confident enough to take a step into this investing type. However, there is market that supposed to be convincing enough for investors to consider investing in commercial real estate. Many investors are not confident to invest in commercial real estate due to the pressure and the risks. Some even say that this field is only for seasoned investors. Finance is one of the most feared obstacles by new investors to start investing in commercial real estate.

One of the best ways is to find out the right market to start. Here are criteria of profitable commercial real estate market for investors:

Demand

Profitable market for commercial real estate investing is supposed to have high tenant demand. There are up-and-coming markets you can look for. They create new jobs and develop new residential complexes. This is due to increased demand for space by the tenants. If you cannot find this type of market then it will be hard for you to get started with the investment since your goal will be more difficult to achieve.

High Asking Rent

Ideal and profitable market for commercial real estate investing is the one with high asking rent. To find out about this, you might as well do due diligence. It is essential to research the market so you can find comparison of average asking rent price. The higher the asking rent price is, the more profit you can potentially gain especially when your purchase is considerably low.

Low Vacancy Rate

Low vacancy rate is supposed to be included in the criteria of profitable commercial real estate market. It will become more profitable if the market has high tenant demand. You will earn substantial profit since you can charge higher the rent price.

Pricing

Finding commercial real estate market with low purchase prices is seems to be too good to be true for new investors. However, this is a really good chance to make profit. Finding property priced at or below market value is like a blessing. You can opt for distressed properties since they are usually priced below the market value.

Low Unemployment Rates

The next promising market is the one with low unemployment rates. This is so logical though. If the market is full with unemployment rates that it indicates that there are more citizens who are incapable in paying rent which does nothing good for your investment. Meanwhile, market with low unemployment rates indicates that there are more spaces needed for office buildings in the area.

 

There are many strategies in which even new investors can successfully achieve their goal in commercial real estate investing. Those strategies don’t always have to be conventional though. It is perfectly fine to choose the unconventional ones. It is true that investing in commercial real estate is challenging for new investors. However, you can use it as the future goal especially when you are looking for high-profit potential.

 

Komodo Cruise: Indonesian Traditional Phinisi Revamp

Labuan Bajo becomes travelers’ hot list in this pas decade, and Komodo cruise begin to be a sought-after luxury. It’s hard to not love the vessel. Inside the well-polished wooden structure, you can relax in its comfy loungers while the cruise is taking you to the lair of notorious Komodo dragons. Passing series of beautiful islets wrapped in clear blue ocean and staring to the horizon. A voyage in the frontier made so much easier with fancy facilities the cruise offers.

Komodo Cruise: Indonesian Traditional Phinisi Revamp

Komodo cruise is the best option for travelers looking for enjoyable adventure with companions of creature comforts. Though we call it cruise, however, the “cruises” in Komodo might not appear as any other cruises in the world. Actually, compared to other mainstream cruises, these Labuan Bajo’s ocean liners appears on the smaller side. Instead of total steel structures, cruises in Komodo employs wooden structure for the body. Wood also dominates the interior of this schooner, evoking the sense of old times and closeness to nature. Instead of Titanic-like cruises, imagine the luxurious navy seal schooners from Pirates of the Carribean movie set—that’s how Labuan Bajo cruises looks like.

Fewer Passengers, More Intimacy

Most large cruises bring large group of passengers, sometimes more than 1,000 in one take. Komodo cruise, however, are mostly limited to maximum 30 passengers on its board due to its size. One of the cruise even specially designed for honeymoon couple, catering for only 2 people onboard!

While the wooden cruise might lack of casinos, indoor night club, or basketball courts, it never fail on other department of luxury. Onboard spas, buffet restaurant, and exclusive lounges are some of the highlight of Labuan Bajo cruisers. The small number of passengers speak closer attention from the crews and thicker intimacy with surrounding nature. Trust me, that’s something you would want when you are travelling deep between pure islands and tranquil water.

Komodo Cruise is A Modern Take of Indonesian Traditional Phinisi

Most of Komodo cruise in Labuan Bajo take the phinisi style—Indonesian traditional two-masted sailing boat with double ended hull and sharply raked stem and stern posts. Also known as Bugis schooner, the phinisi has deep root in Bugis sailing tradition.

The Bugis is one of ethnic group of Makassar Island, famously known as Indonesian bravest sailors in the past. The phinisi is believed to have been around since 14th century, transporting cargo within Indonesia archipelago. It was also the main vessel for fishing, transportation, and expedition.

Today, the tradition still remains. The craftsman in Tanah Beru, Bulukumba regency, Makassar, are still widely known as the best phinisi crafter in the nation, passing down ancient techniques from generations to generations. The purpose, though, has shifted. Their majestic crafts are no longer preserved for cargo and transportation services. The traditional phinisi schooner has been refitted to suit luxury liveaboard experience, bringing guests from all around the globe to sail across Labuan Bajo’s best kept secrets.

All Modern Amenities Under the Flapping Sail

For most people, cruise associates with luxury, and in Komodo cruise it’s essentially true. Passengers are spoiled with queen size mattress in a cabin with a view, hot waters, and hotel-standard amenities. A spacious sundeck boast relaxation and endless sun tanning opportunities while the restaurant serves up delicious Indonesian, Asian, and Western cuisine.
In this modern day, Komodo cruise arise from a well-preserved tradition and become the ultimate icon for Indonesian seafaring heritage. Have you ever experience the grandeur of sailing with one?