The death knell for most employees is being stuck in a dead-end job. At REI Group, we pride ourselves for being different. Here are ten reasons why you should consider to be part of our fun factory.
By Khalil Adis
Ask any employees what are their top pet peeves in their career path and they will tell you of their mundane 9-to-5 job, the lack of flexibility, inability to exercise their creativity, the lack of career challenges and prospects. For most, the final nail in the coffin that drives employees away is of course politics.
While no company is perfect, it does not have to be that way. At REI Group, we recognise that each individual is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses. The question is, how do you harness your talents that will set you in the right career path? The answer is in being flexible, thinking outside the box and quick on your feet in an era of disruptive technology (think Uber, Grab and Airbnb)
Here are ten reasons why you should consider a career in a REI Group’s fun factory.
#1 Fun working environment
A great working environment translates to a more productive and happy employee. Think of all the employees working at the forefront of technology disruptions like Google and Facebook. What do they have in common? A fun and unconventional working environment. REI Group offers that from the moment you step into our office. From our pantry to our “park at the corner”, working at REI Group is never a dull moment as you are constantly challenged to think on your feet. You have the freedom on choosing where you want to work.It’s not a walk in the park but neither is it a 9-to-5 boring existence. Our house rules? Practice mutual respect, be action-oriented, be creative and steer clear away from office politics.
#2 Performance-based company
#3 Wide range of career openings
#4 Chance to deepen your knowledge in property and learn from the best
The best way to learn about any industry is to work in it. Property education is one that is highly important yet not many people are fully equipped when buying their property. For example, how do you ensure you can get your loan approved? Where should you buy your first property and minimise your mistakes? You can learn all this while on the job at REI Group. From mortgage to property selling, you will be able to learn the ins and outs of the industry across a wide breath of topics. Having this knowledge will set you apart from your peers. This is especially invaluable at a time when most young Malaysians are concerned about housing affordability while some are unable to get a loan. In fact, we are one of the rare real estate companies in Malaysia where you can learn from two noted property speakers and authors – Dr. Daniele Gambero and Khalil Adis. Pick their brains and learn from the best of the industry.
#5 Interconnection between departments generating differentiated income
The best way to measure if someone will end up in the high-income bracket is to check if they have multiple revenue streams. This is what we offer at REI Group. When selling a property, from which the customer wants his loan to be approved, will also need to subscribe to an insurance coverage. You will get as a return a rewarding commission from the property sale and a six year recurring income from the insurance premium. This recurring income will come in handy for the downpayment for your first property where you will need a substantial amount of money.
#6 Young environment
Majority of our staff are aged 32-years-old and below. This is because a young working environment stimulates the mind, gives rise to new ideas and innovative concepts to adapt to the constantly changing global economy. Being innovative is important because ideas are what changes the world. Think of iPhone, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Alibaba and so on… Today’s rule of market – innovate or die. Are you innovative?
#7 Fast-growing group
#8 Exclusive range of services
To the best of our knowledge, we are so far the only real estate company that offers a wide range of integrated services. This enables us to offer a total solutions for our clients and deliver more value. As our employee, this means you can find work opportunities across a broad spectrum of services ranging from sales to insurance. It also means there is flexibility should you wish to switch career midway.
#9 Only working with prime developers
We pride ourselves with working with some of the top developers in Malaysia. We are able to do this based on our track record and to constantly push to give our best to our clients. Our hard work and commitment to our clients have not gone unnoticed. In 2012, we grabbed one of the ultimate recognition awards for SMEs in Malaysia – the Fastest Moving Companies at the SME 100 Awards 2012. Followed in 2013 and 2014 by two awards given by the Malaysian Reserve Property Press Award as Best Project Marketing and Most Innovative Marketing Strategist. As an employee, you can be rest assured you are working with the best-of-the-best in the industry.
#10 Great opportunity to invest in our projects at preferred conditions
One of the greatest opportunity our employees get in REI Group is being able to purchase a property at very favourable terms and conditions from our inventory of properties. This is made possible through our good working relationship with our developer clients. On top of that, we also have a mortgage team to assist you to get your housing loan application approved.