Having one’s own home is everyone’s dream. To own a home, we all strive hard, cut our costs and try to save each dollar.
Finally, when all looks good and we are ready to take the big step…house hunting is the first thing that begins. Some wait for new homes and some start searching for resale homes. Some people want to upgrade from a smaller HDB to more spacious one while others want to switch from HDB to condominium. Some people want to rent a place rather than buying it.
There can be different scenarios but am sure we all start browsing property websites in each case.
When We bought home a few years back, I did the same and frankly speaking I got totally confused after browsing some of these websites. Either the sites returned too many results or the properties listed were totally out of our budget or the requirement matching was not done properly. After a lot of struggle, finally we bought our home but how I wish a portal like belowVal existed that time.
I got to know about belowVal when I got an invite to attend its official launch party organized at the very stylish Monochrome Fusion Bistro. It was a well-attended event by leading lifestyle bloggers and influencers. belowVal’s founder Winston talked to us and gave insights about this amazing portal.
What is belowVal?
Newly launched Property Website belowVal.sg provides home seekers a more efficient and effective way to find affordable houses. The portal focuses on Rental, HDB and Private properties which are to be transacted on a more urgent nature.
The urgent sale of properties is often triggered by unforeseen circumstances like relocation, migration, family changes or foreclosure, etc. belowVal recognizes the increased demand for a fast turnaround of properties during urgent situations and wants to help agents, home owners and home seekers match their requirements more efficiently through verified ads.
Now here is the key point why belowVal is so uniquely different than the other property websites – The urgent sale of properties are often lost in the thousand of listings in other property websites and thus these affordable homes are eventually bought over by institutions like law firms, estate trustees and other distressed funds. But the website www.belowVal.sg lists the latest below valuation properties with the promise of no messy clutter and thousand listings but just genuine below valuation properties to help every homeowner in need.
Launched in October 2015, this increasingly popular portal has already received thousands of below market valuation properties at their website.
I personally think that it is great to search properties through belowVal since the listed properties need to be sold / rented urgently and this gives a big cost effective advantage to the buyers.
So what happened @ Official Launch Party?
At the launch party, We were warmly welcomed and we sat down in groups. After initial shyness, we all started chatting away happily and started discussing about belowVal and other blogger stuff.
Drinks were served and the atmosphere was so friendly. I met quite a few of the bloggers for the first time but these guys walked an extra mile to make everyone comfortable! Photo-taking was on simultaneously and thanks TIN for some great shots.
Our fabulous Emcee helped to break the ice and we were introduced to the people behind belowVal. Winston and his friend elaborately introduced the portal to us and explained very clearly the idea behind it.
Kudos to belowVal to recognize the void and fill the gap where buyers, sellers, home owners and tenants will be benefited. Sellers and Home owners would be able to sell / rent the homes on an urgent basis. At the same time Buyers / tenants would get the advantage of below valuation properties and save cost.
I found the website of belowVal very well-designed. It is easy to navigate and gives exact search results.
belowVal makes buying / renting a very simple 3-step process for home seekers:
Founder Mr Winston Lam said ‘We are heartened by the great reception of this new portal in the market. Users have told us that the portal has helped them fasten the sale process of their properties. There’s an increase element of authenticity as we check and verify every ad before it is allowed to be posted. This results in a pleasant home seeking experience as there are no fake or outdated advertisements in our portal. It is also a very user-friendly and simple website which users can easily use and navigate’. The company intends to fine tune its offering in Singapore before branching out to the neighboring South East Asia countries in the next few years. I am sure the other countries will give a great reception to belowVal.
The session conducted by Winston was very informative and even a layperson like me who doesn’t know nitty-gritties of the property business could understand all the details properly.
The launch party was made very interesting by some fun games that were relevant to the purpose of belowVal and we all enjoyed them so much. There was a lucky draw too!
Monochrome took care of our tummies and dish out some choicest delicacies for all of us. On my request, they even customized it. Yummylicious!!
My fellow bloggers and me…
belowVal and me…
These are my reasons why to choose belowVal for finding the right home:
1) belowVal lists only below Valuation properties One of the problems of selling your property is always the issue of marketing. You’ll need to hire a qualified property agent who will list your property on some property sites in Singapore. Due to the sheer number of properties available for sale, many of such urgent sale properties get lost in the thousand of listings. It is often frustrating for buyers to sieve through the listings as it takes time and effort to go through all the listings. At belowVal, only genuine below valuation cases are reflected on their site. It provides an assurance to buyers that these properties are genuinely below valuation and are not there as a plot to trap for customer leads.
2) belowVal takes out the clutter and show the listings in a clean and simple platform Navigating certain property sites could be a pain especially if one has to go through thousand and one listings. As there are different permutations and filter fields, the outcomes could get very messy and disoriented. Sometimes you see the same ad repeating itself due to many agents promoting the same property. belowVal works because there are no thousands of listings, no messy clutter, just genuine below valuation properties.
3) Using belowVal is easy and simple. belowVal updates their customers with the latest below valuation properties as home owners post them up on their website. Interested home seekers will then connect directly with home owners or agents to find out more. The process is streamlined, made simple and easy. And since these are all genuine below valuation cases, buyers will get quick responses from sellers who are urgently trying to sell their properties at a cheaper price.
4) belowVal attracts genuine buyers interested in below Valuation properties If you are urgently trying to get rid of your property, you will reduce the price to increase the demand. All the properties listed at belowVal are verified and sold fast to buyers who are genuine. That means, you won’t be wasting your time talking to buyers who are ‘window shoppers’ taking a long time to make a decision.
5) You end up selling to real buyers and not big property players We know you are urgently selling your property and sometimes time is of the essence. You have a deadline to meet and you have no choice but to sell to ready estate trustees, law firms and other special situation funds. You end up selling at a lower price to these parties as you have no choice. Instead of letting all these big property players profit why not sell your house to real genuine buyers who are sincere, down-to-earth and having a lower budget simply because its out of their reach for more expensive buys. By using belowVal, you speed up your selling process and benefit buyers who are genuinely looking for a cheaper house.
Like I said earlier if belowVal existed a few years back, we would have saved a few thousand $$$$s for sure. Never mind, next time, I can always get belowVal’s help!! 🙂 🙂 You too, go ahead and own/rent your dream home today through belowVal. Happy home hunting!
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