1. Tell us more about yourself!
Hi I’m Ning Yap. I’m basically a goal setter & goal getter as I have no such word as “impossible” in my personal dictionary 😊
”I needed to buy my own flat with very limited property knowledge, which Ning had been more than willing to share with me. She always pulled me "down to earth" when often my judgement was clouded... She is the one property agent who is selfless whom I met after meeting so many agents. She doesn’t pressure you or rush you into making any decision. Her concern is always about you buying the property at the right price...She will always be someone I remember and am grateful to.Diane & Seven
2. Why did you become a property agent?
Prior to joining full time in Real Estate Business, I was a Business Development Director in my previous company for 17 years and had the opportunity to travel, learn & train the partners in Asia. However when the company eventually surrender & close due to market competition, I had to quickly rebound and adapt to another competitive business platform in real estate. I’m indeed thankful from the previous experience.
3. How did you find the process of becoming a property agent? Was it tough?
The journey is tough & certainly not easy but I’m very blessed to have a good Mentor who guides me and mentor me. With my mentor’s guidance, I’ve progressed extremely fast and have shown excellent result to quickly recover from loss of income.
4. What was the lowest point in your career as a property agent?
When you are about to close a big deal and the deal was “snatched” by unethical agents with a huge kick back and having your cases burst due to that.
5. How about the highest point?
When I achieve my first 6-figure award & Top Awards from the company & Division when I was into my 2nd year of my Real Estate business.
6. Any interesting encounters with a client during your career?
Yes! One of my clients referred by another client actually gave me a cheque to negotiate purchase of a landed property without having to view and only went in with me upon completion and was like “Oh, so this is the actual property I bought?” I’m also quite speechless as there are really such buyers in the world who purchase without viewing at all.
7. Have you ever met any unreasonable clients? How did you deal with them?
Yes! When a couple realized they might want to change their mind after a purchase and wanted to push all the blame on me and complained to the Developer hoping to have the Developer be on their side. However, as I’m on good terms with the Developer, they protected my interests and we dealt with the Buyers diplomatically when they were rude and unreasonable and the deal went through.
8. What lessons have you learnt from being a property agent?
– Don’t give up easily as you’ll see your great rewards if persist with the right mentorship.
– Integrity and credibility is key to long term success
– Be yourself & be confident!
– With the right attitude in Real Estate Business, I strongly believe that our family lives & our clients’ can be greatly improved.
9. If there’s one thing you could tell yourself in the past about being a property agent, what would it be?
Start business early & start invest early!
10. What are your goals for the future?
To continue my principles to keep add values to my clients and help more young investors to grow & build a solid wealth creation portfolio.
Now having a team of close to 20, I want to continue to keep the spirit of mentorship & adding value to my team so they in return will assist their customers. With this, I hope everyone will have the belief system that sharing is growing.
Kind Words From Ning's Clients
“We've recently found our perfect haven for the entire family thanks to the patience and efforts of Ning. She's a no-nonsense, go-getter who listens to your needs and targets her efforts to address them - making it a delight to go for viewings with her, knowing that she has your concerns at heart.
Ning takes away the fuss in the search for a new home. She is a sharp, resourceful and meticulous person and that makes our cooperation so much easier. Thanks to Ning for the recommendation. She is our top choice!”Marina
“…we were (and still are) very impressed with Ning Yap's high level of commitment to helping us get the best outcome on our purchase. She was very enthusiastic and highly professional in all her communication with us. Her service quality is simply amazing and she responds immediately to all our emails and texts. Indeed, ERA has a very good agent on their hands and she is a genuine asset to you company.”Kenneth & Desri
“We met Ning when we were looking for an EC. Ning has helped us to find our ideal new home and sold our flat. Ning is reliable, efficient, responsive and resourceful. Someone who will go the extra mile to help. We would like to thank Ning and her team members. We will recommend Ning and her team.”Mr & Mrs Wong