"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

EFFANDE TIPTOP™, who started off his career as an officer in the Singapore Police Force, knew absolutely nothing about the real estate business. Prior to that, he had to take up odd jobs such as being a delivery rider, despatch rider and house mover after his National Service, just to keep up with his daily expenses and needs. The tough beginning in the move to carve out a career, although at times demoralizing, gave him a stronger motivation to start his career as a Real Estate Salesperson with the intend to excel.

As he started his first few years in the real estate organization, it was however laced with many challenges and difficulties. It was perseverance again that gave him the positive mind-set not to give up. Over the years, Effande has gained much knowledge in the field, especially grasping effective skills in people management and communication. His aim to assist his clients in finding their ideal home was always challenging, however gave him a great sense of satisfaction. It was having this sense of achievement that gave him the determination to be in this industry for many, many more years to come.

One of his clients, Mdm Emma Ramlan, who is also the winner for Mrs Worldwide International in Seattle, and husband Mr Shah, had managed to purchase an Executive Condominium after initially allowed only to purchase a 4-room HDB flat. “We engaged the services of EFFANDE TIPTOP™ to achieve our dream home. As our professional salesperson, he has helped to improve our standard of living with comprehensive proposals and assisted us throughout the processes.”

Another of his recent client, Mr Manap recalls, “We are very satisfied as Effande has helped us in the sale and purchase of our house. He also helped us avoid being affected by the CPF minimum sum, which will be implemented to those who turned 55 years old, by completing the sale and purchase fast. We also managed to clear our withstanding loan with HDB and purchase our new flat with no additional cash top-up or loan. ”

Although EFFANDE TIPTOP™ has been in the industry for less than 10 years, he has acquired extensive knowledge in dealings pertaining to HDB properties. Living by the quote, ‘You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great’, his career in the real estate industry is not only a JOB, but it is his PASSION.

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