#AREC2016 on the couch…. Our #askthecoach regular Claudio Encina talks to Monika Tu about building success and embracing technology in real estate
Claudio: We’re back at the Elite Agent Magazine stand here at AREC 2016, and we have one of the hottest speakers of AREC this year, Monika Tu. Monika, thank you.
Monika: Thank you.
Claudio: That was so funny. I loved it. What about the title, “Chinese Takeaway”?
Monika: Yeah. That’s brilliant.
Claudio: What made you think of “Chinese Takeaway”?
Monika: I think it’s a conference, so I think I need to put some spice, make it a bit interesting, yeah?
Claudio: Well you had everyone in stitches, I’ve got to tell you.
Monika: Thank you so much.
Claudio: Everyone loved your presentation.
Monika: That’s lovely.
Claudio: One thing I’d like to ask you is, what is one thing you would like the audience to take away?
Monika: You know, I’ve been running two successful businesses. I think only one thing – it’s about the value and integrity. It’s hard to build, but you know what? It’s a longevity.
Claudio: That’s right.
Monika: It’s proven to be, you know, successful.
Claudio: Absolutely. So, Monika, where do you see real estate heading in the next five years?
Monika: I think it’s all about marketing. There’s so much technology that is available now, so as a realtor you really have to keep up with the technologies, market the property properly on the market.
Monika: I think that for me is that I want to learn what’s available out there, so how can I market my vendor’s property properly, but I want to think ahead as well.
Monika: I think it’s all about technology.
Claudio: Embracing that technology-
Claudio: -and applying it to your advantage.
Monika: That’s right, yes.
Claudio: Monika, once your career’s over in real estate, how would you like people to remember you?
Monika: Very interesting and very humble, and I think, after all, is a good person.
Claudio: You represent all those three things.
Monika: I’m trying. I’m trying.
Claudio: Monika Tu, it’s been a pleasure seeing you on stage here at AREC 2016, and thanks for being part of our interview today.
Monika: Well, thank you so much for having me. I’m very, very grateful.
Claudio: Thanks Monika.