If you are new to the property investment scene in Malaysia then you are well advised to do your research. We can help you to some extent (please give us a call) but it will always be super beneficial if you can do some of the property research yourself. You will then be able to get first hand feel of the Malaysian real estate market – this is essential for any foreign investor seeking to buy Malaysian property – with or without the help of a local realtor.
Some of the things you can do is to first go online in order to get the latest information on the Malaysian property market. A good resource would be the Houses For Sale website which is a free repository of real estate information with a focus on Malaysian houses and apartments. It’s a good resource with plenty of information which would be beneficial to investors of any level. If you want to find out more about the Malaysian property news in terms of new developments and property prices, then you won’t go wrong with GoodPlace.my website. Check it out.
Property Search Tools
Other sources of information would be the usual property search portals – for example, MetroSherpa Property Search and iProperty. Most of these property search tools are focused on classifieds and they rarely have good sources of information to share. Sometimes property forums are a good source of information and advice. Lowyat forums are good for this, even though it can be cluttered by Internet trolls and newbies looking for handouts.
Whatever you are looking for, remember to always search deep. Google as many as 10 pages – sometimes the good stuff are hidden deep inside Google. The front page of Google seems to be populated by poor quality information on the property market at the moment. The sites which are on the front page often employ search engine optimization firms – that’s why they are on the front page in the first place! To sidetrack a little, sometimes you do find some pretty interesting simply by searching for random stuff on Google. See this interesting article I found when I searched for “seductive real estate“!
Property agencies (such as W.I.I) provide value in connecting foreign investors with local real estate expertise. We work hard to make sure that you get the best value out of your hard earned investment money. The Malaysian real estate market is full of opportunities to make money, and capital appreciation is almost a sure bet these days. However, there are pitfalls which you must watch out for. We will be here for you, don’t worry. Get in touch and we will make your investment goals a reality as soon as we can!