Anyone interested in investing in real estate should do thorough research and learn the ins and outs of property market before jumping in the business. Do a quick search on property topics and most likely you’ll find these websites mentioned below: (all traffic statistic is a estimate taken from Alexa in Oct 2014).
1. iProperty.com.my (57)
www.iproperty.com.my is Malaysia’s No.1 site on property listing and currently ranked No.57 relative to other Malaysian sites. It is ranked 9814 around the globe at the moment.
You can say on first look that it’s a very neat and intuitive website. With a pleasant design, the main aim of the site is to help buyers in purchasing their properties. It has very specific search options and also allows advanced search to help the users.
Rich with property listings (for sale and for rent)
Rich blog content
Great search option
Tips and guide section for helping new buyers
The site is a real work of art and can greatly benefit potential investors in real estate.
2. PropertyGuru.com.my (98)
www.propertyguru.com.my is one of the leading property sites of Malaysia. The website is ranked No. 98 in the country. The dazzling outlook and neat design of the website is bound to catch your eyes. The most exciting thing about this site is the Ask Guru section where experts answer all your questions related to property. All you have to do is just log in and ask questions.
The search options are excellent. For the participation of the users the site has a Guru Poll option. The users can provide their valuable opinions on different questions through this poll.
Ask Guru section for assisting the users
Well defined search options
3. PropWall.my (251)
Ranked 251 in Malaysia, www.propwall.my is a very unique and popular real estate website. It keeps you updated on all the latest news of the properties. The website categorizes properties as per your requirement.
Most Wanted Properties
Recently Updated Properties
Hot Properties for Sale
Hot Properties for Rent
This website also has a question-answer section to help out potential clients.
This is a moderate website on housing, which focuses mostly on blog posts and news. It is ranked #2556 in Malaysia. The site is quite well designed and does a good job educating the new buyers. It plays a big role featuring all the projects in Penang, one of the best place to stay in Malaysia.
Feature the new development projects in Penang
Fast response from the founder Ken Lim in the comment section
Ken responses to your email if your request for information is reasonable
We’ve done a webinar session featuring the founder Ken Lim where he shares the hot projects most frequently visited and discussed on the site. For Premium Webinar Members, you can access the webinar here.
5. MalaysiaPropertyNews.com.my (4502)
The www.malaysiapropertynews.com.my is currently ranked #4502 in Malaysia. The site mostly republish property related news from news portal like the Star and Bernama. It also feature new development projects. Without added elaboration, the site is just useful for getting updated with the recent real estate launches.
Listing of new property development according to location and property types
It is free for developers and agents to have their projects to be featured there.
6. GoodPlace.my (5450)
It ranks #5450 in Malaysia. I love the way the blogger – Khai Yin – writes the content. It is simple and engaging. Some property investment advices are conveyed in a story-telling manner that you’ll most like find it amusing and informative.
The blog is rich in content and very well written. You can download your property valuation guide from the Freebie page. The most useful part of this site is the DealMatcher. It will help you to find the best possible property based on your requirements, by connecting you to the right agent.
Very helpful DealMatcher
Freebie for downloading property valuation guide
Area specific property guide – Mont Kiara
7. PropCafe.net (7916)
Propcafe.net is a Malaysia real estate property talks & review website ranked at #7916. Their motto is “From Love Hate Passion to Buy Sell Rent – Home is my Family”.
The best part about this site is that the writers take a lot of effort to produce the content. They would visit the actual site, take pictures, label the photos and maps to really ensure that you get the “whole picture”. By reading their posting, you feel like you were actually there on site!
Let me salute you guys! Well done!
They also maintain the Propcafe forum, which is not as active as PropertyWTF…
This is a most active property forum in Malaysia. If you want to know what people are saying about certain project, just search it here or post it here. Many full time investors are hanging around here providing their insights.
Treat this site as a kopitiam where you can discuss various topics about real estate. You’ll get a sense of how the public is viewing the market.
9. reijb.com (WARNING: This is an Advertisement)
This website is written by Dr. OngKL who is simply a genius. He completed his Ph.D at a very young age and now is one of the directors of GreenSouz Sdn.Bhd., an investment holding company.
I put up a warning there because I am the owner of this blog 🙂
Dr. OngKL is my university course mate. He is the top student in our batch, the only first-class honour graduate. After we both graduated, he went to get his Ph.D in engineering in Singapore and later we started this blog talking about real estate investment in Johor Bahru (REIJB), where he has several properties there beside Singapore.
The contents are exceptionally well written. There is provision for commenting below every post for the free participation and benefit of the users. However, the number of content of the blog is limited because he hasn’t been writing much. But we are slowly picking up again.
10. kopiandproperty.com (7293)
kopiandproperty.com is a blog dedicated to thoughts about property, property investment and everything related to property. It’s mainly based on the writer’s experience in property investing and property development for the last 11 years. The blogger, Charles Tan believes that people invest in properties with a long term plan and everyone should do their homework before buying their own property.
The site always remains up to date with the latest news & publishes an average 1.8 articles per day. Charles is one of the most hard working blogger I know. Owing to his hard work and dedication, the website is gradually improving its ranking.
I have an interview published there. Check it out: Kopi and Property With KCLau.
11. PropertyInMalaysia.com (8496)
PropertyInMalaysia is the step by step guide for foreigners and Malaysian expatriates planning to purchase or rent property in Malaysia.
This website recognizes the increasing international interest in property here and contains a searchable database of properties for sale or rent. It only lists those properties which expats can buy or might wish to rent. Visitors can also discover the latest rules and regulations for foreigners wishing to buy property. There is also a special section for estate agents who target foreigners.
So far in this article we have tried to highlight the best sites for property investment in Malaysia. You are most welcomed to submit your own blog or recommend the ones that we have missed!
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