Great news! Your favourite property blog PropertySoul.com has just been awarded as one of the Top 75 Property Investment Blogs in the world!
PropertySoul.com is number 23 in the list of 75 and the only winner from Singapore.
Awarded by Feedspot, the 75 Best Property Investment Blogs were chosen from thousands of property investment blogs and websites in the planet using search and social metrics.
According to Feedspot, the best property investment blogs are selected and ranked based on 4 criteria:
1) Google reputation and Google search ranking;
2) Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites;
3) Quality and consistency of posts; and
4) Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.
When I read the email message from the founder of Feedspot last Saturday, we had just finished the Understanding Legal Issues In Real Estate Education Seminar. It was a highly interactive session with no less than 50 very good questions asked by the audience. I learned a lot from the speaker Mr. Sim Mong Teck and filled up 2 full pages of notes taken during his presentations.
I thought the email message was just a vendor asking for joint advertising and didn’t go into the details. It was only when I re-read the message the next day that I realized it was from a RSS portal which takes a neutral stand to evaluate and select the top ones out of countless blogs and websites in every topic.
It was such a nice surprise!
When I started PropertySoul.com in 2010, I only thought of documenting the first phase of my property investment journey, and maybe finding like-minded investors along the way. I just need to spend longer time writing something in my second language.
Never did I dream of it to be a popular property blog one day with loyal readers and followers. And there were people who would really come over to attend my presentations at property shows to show their support (it’s very touching!).
When I wrote my first book No B.S. Guide to Property Investment, I thought I have nothing to lose since the publisher was the one investing in the project. If the book couldn’t sell, at least this piece of work could outlive me. Perhaps my grandchildren would be curious to find out what was written by their granny.
Never could I imagine that the book could make it to the best seller lists of Kinokuniya and Times when it was launched in April 2014. The book is now in its 4th reprint. I was greatly relieved that the publisher didn’t lose money because of me. Till today, I still try to locate the book whenever I step into the Popular or Kinokuniya bookstore in case it’s out of stock. And I am secretly happy that my book still has a reserve list in NLB libraries 3 years after it was published.
When I set up Property Club Singapore in mid-2014, I only wanted to have a neutral platform for education and networking of fellow private property buyers, investors and owners. But people warned me that I didn’t have any real estate degree nor industry experience and I was a nobody in the industry. So I told myself that if nobody joined the club, I could ask a few like-minded friends to meet regularly to talk about properties and we could call ourselves Property Club Singapore!
Never could I perceive that, in less than 3 years, the club has close to 400 members (though not an impressive number). Despite running the club alone on a part-time basis, I still managed to organize a total of 12 seminars, 9 workshops and a roundtable with the support of our members.
I am really grateful, not for making a bit of money from property investment during my younger days, but for the chance to prove my worth through an amateur blog, a simple book and a small property club.
Can’t thank you enough for all your generous support!
Of course, there are still lots of room for improvement. Could you help by sharing with me how I can improve this blog, say, topics, content, format, frequency, delivery, etc.? Your comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hope to hear from you soon!