I want to be a top agent

I want to be a top agent

 Are you sure? 

Sure of business property, namely the business opportunities and property as a property agent. You are willing to pay the price for that belief. Make sacrifices and endure difficulties facing.

Tip: Discuss your doubts with the leaders.

Did you choose the right friends? 

Choosing a friend could mean avoiding another friend. You have to approach people who may be less friendly but positive benefits. Away from friends who took but reduces morale, even very negative.

Tip: Imitation is done by a successful agent.


Did you practice?

Facing the problem of prospects and clients the knowledge and skills needed to show the best solution for them.

Tip: Ask your boss to be your coach.

 Does "value" you increase? 

The more valuable information, knowledge and experience will add value in the eyes of your prospects and clients.

Tip: Identify "Value" and the benefits of your products and services.


Do you want to be responsible?

Do not blame others, only a waste of time. By taking responsibility, you immediately improve the situation and take steps forward.

Tip: Ask for opinions from the leadership of senior agents and your office.

 Are you always "Alert"? 

Without preparation you will lose many opportunities. Difficulties can be anticipated and a lot easier, if you are very good preparation.

Tip: Ask your leaders assess your preparation.


Did you learn from mistakes?

Learning from mistakes is not comfortable. But there's no better attitude than on learning. It is best to learn from the experiences of others, so do not make unnecessary mistakes.

Tip: Discuss the lessons to be learned from mistakes.

 Do you dare take the risk? 

Risk is one of the raw material success. Into account the risk, consider and anticipate the ability to bear early.

Increase your knowledge and skills will reduce the risk.

Tip: Follow training and seminars.                                                       

 Do you have a "goal"? 

Focus on the goal. Many temptations that will divert your attention. Laziness, denial, disappointment, conflict and others, can only be defeated by the "goal" you. Your desired goal seriously.

Tip: Create a goal is "smart".


Do you want to survive?

Most property agents fail because of too quickly surrendered. Looking for a quick way to produce. Weak commitment and desire that is not realistic. It takes sacrifice to stay and focus on your beliefs. Do it to win.

Tip: Ask for moral support from leaders and friends.

 Do you have to invest? 

Needed investment funds to finance initial operations before you are able to produce. Further investment if you want more advanced. Training, seminars should be a plan to develop knowledge and skills.

Tip: Preparing the funds to "the study" the first 6 months.

 Are you always looking for the latest information? 

If you do not get the latest information, competitors will be better than you. Learn something new every day.

Tip: Please active in market, associated with other agents.

 Do you make daily work plan? 

Plan daily work to make you better prepared. Daily evaluation can be done based on the work plan. Repairs carried out immediately, so that your goal can be achieved.

Tip: have a written plan of daily work.


Are you in a supportive work environment?

Family and friends at the office expedite your job. You should try to create an atmosphere that encourages morale.

Tip: Ask for and give support.

 Did you do all your work plan? 

All activities will produce results. Without activity, you do not move from your position. Activities that produce less replaced by activities directly related to the outcome. For example: prospecting.

Tip: Do all that has been planned.


infrastructure projects in Indonesia

The government is putting US$34 billion of infrastructure projects up for grabs by the private sector in 2009-2010, to be built between 2010 and 2012 under public-private partnership schemes 

In a bid to expedite the construction of much-needed business infrastructure and stimulate the economy. There are 87 projects in 18 provinces in western Indonesia available to private investors 

The government has established the Public-Private Partnerships Center (PKPS) to facilitate cooperation between public and private sectors for infrastructure projects. 

Private investors were expected to mobilize finance of up to Rp 320 trillion ($27.59 billion) towards infrastructure projects between 2009 and 2011. Indonesia needs Rp 1,429 trillion for construction of infrastructure projects between 2010 and 2014 to help it achieve an economic growth rate of at least 5 percent annually. Of that amount, the government can only provide 31 percent, or Rp 451 trillion, with the rest coming from public-private partnerships. 

Infrastructure projects on offer: 
I. Ready-to-offer projects 
1. Marine transportation $24m 2. Railway $1.44b 3. Toll roads $1b 4. Water supply $54m 5. Power supply $2b Total $4.52b 

II. Priority projects 
1. Toll roads $2.47b 2. Water supply $500m 3. Solid waste, sanitation $120m Total $3.09 billion
III. Potential projects 
1. Land transportation $5m 2. Marine transportation $1.01b 3. Air transportation $1.42b 4. Railway $10.52b 5. Toll road $11.77b 6. Water supply $105m 7. Oil, gas $1.7b Total $26.53b Total investment $34.14b 

Source: National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas): Source: Aditya Suharmoko , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Fri, 03/27/2009 2:28 PM | Business 


Indonesian agricultural produce less competitive

Certification problems make Indonesian agricultural produce less competitive

Lack of certification has been blamed as the main factor behind the lack of competitiveness of Indonesia's agricultural products, both domestically and internationally, an agribusiness consultant said Friday. Ernest E. Bethe III, program manager of agribusiness for the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Indonesia Advisory Services, said the lack of certification stemmed from the absence of awareness on the need for certification for the international market. 

He also blamed the fact that certification agencies in the country were not fully developed yet. Indonesian agricultural products could still manage to compete in global markets. During that period, he went on, the Singaporean market was flooded with Indonesian agricultural produce. But now, even in the domestic market, local produce cannot compete with imported foods. 

There have been several cases where Indonesian food products, especially fresh produce, have been rejected in overseas markets due to problems related to pesticide content or other harmful chemical substances. 

Some standardization and certification agencies have set up operations in the country, but are running at less than peak effectiveness. 
I think it is mainly related to the lack of certification and the problem of inefficiency in the supply chain. The poor infrastructure in supporting the supply chain had fueled the need to import agricultural produce, because under such conditions, imported foods became much cheaper. 

"We've also witnessed that it is very costly to acquire certification for food products here," he told a media briefing for an upcoming conference on the sustainable agricultural supply chain. This is because producers have to ask foreign certification agencies to ensure their produce is acceptable for the international market

The conference will run from March 12-13, and will be organized by the IFC, an institution that operates under the World Bank to promote growth and reduce poverty in developing countries like Indonesia, in partnership with the private sector. The IFC conference would feature a number of experts in supply chain management, who would share best practices with executives from emerging Asian companies. 

There will also be technical workshops on supply chain management, which will be combined with interactive strategy sessions and networking opportunities. 

Participants will receive advisory services and information on consumer market trends All will be tailored to the new realities in the face of the worldwide economic crisis, rising food prices and increasingly stringent import specifications and standards.

Brigit S. Helmes, the head of advisory services at IFC Indonesia, added the conference was part of the institution's program to target about 900,000 farmers for training in the supply chain management as a way to increase their income over the next five years. The IFC, in cooperation with the Smallholder Agribusiness Development Initiative (SADI), would commit a total fund of US$38 million this year to train farmers. 

But she pointed out this would be done in cooperation with companies involved in the supply chains of certain agricultural products, and not do it directly with farmers. 

SADI program director Jacqueline Pomeroy said SADI, which is fully funded by the Australian government, had so far focused its training programs in four provinces in the eastern part of Indonesia: South and North Sulawesi, and East and West Nusa Tenggara. It has provided about Rp 1.1 billion for each of 24 sub districts in the provinces, or a total fund of about Rp 24 billion, to train farmers.

Source: Benget Besalicto Tnb. , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta