Someone once said, “Setting goals is turning the invisible into the visible.” But being totally in love with your goals is one of the most beautiful things any human can do for his/her self. Precious Okechukwu, the Chief Executive Officer, HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide is one woman, who loves her dream and allows her passion to shine through it unapologetically. At 25 years old she has become a major player in the real estate business, and a voice to reckon with in the real estate industry.
With a revolutionary real estate company, the CEO HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide said she has been very assertive in the male-dominated industry and opined that it’s high time Nigerians change the conventional ways of doing real estate business to avoid incidences of building collapse, as witnessed in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria in recent times. She also strongly advocated for builders and real estate firms to follow strict guidelines and approvals set by regulatory bodies before commencing construction and can be reached via the company’s website at havilahrealestateng.com or her Instagram page at @theonlyrealestatebabe.
Precious Okechukwu in brief
Unarguably one of the youngest investors in the real estate sector, Precious Okechukwu is a brilliant and astute entrepreneur with boundless and breathtaking capacity to change the home-grown real estate industry.
Precious Okechukwu, CEO, HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide, founded the company on August 6, 2018. The 25-year-old has an endearing drive for success. She believes that she is in the real estate industry not for the money but for her unquenching desire to impact others by making them to become a property-owner which she said gives her great joy.
Precious Okechukwu who is a graduate of Covenant University graduated in 2015 with a BSc in Accounting. She hails from Imo State and covers Lagos Island in terms of business. Precious Okechukwu is from a family of three. She believes that as an investment strategist she will achieve her mission to establish classy housing units for all Nigerians irrespective of the class.
Through innovative practices and an international network, the sole objective of the courageous and ingenious entrepreneur is to redefine luxury in the Nigerian real estate industry.
At an age when his peers are still struggling with their education or finding their feet in the labour market, the 25-year-old business whiz is redefining the narrative of an industry that is critical to the growth of the national economy.
Precious Okechukwu did not get to where she is today by a mere flight of fancy; she was able to climb the ladder of success through hard work and a brilliant mind that is perpetually churning out prodigious ideas towards building a revolutionary real estate company in line with global best practices.
Precious Okechukwu is a lady to watch out for as far as the revolution of real estate in Nigeria is concerned.
We leverage on social media using videos and our integrity speak for us
We recently celebrated our second anniversary in a low key. However, looking back I must give thanks to God for the feat attained so far. As a company we started doing something people were not doing in the real estate business which was a strategic video campaign, making it more like a show. So, I leverage on social media a lot. I use Instagram, and other social media platforms to advertise our properties. Also, we are a company that is particular about integrity, so we always get referrals from our clients. We tried everything possible to be out there. At the moment we have properties everywhere within the Island in Lagos and we are also welcoming partnerships and joint ventures on our projects with 35 per cent ROI on Capital for 12 months. We are getting more clients because we don’t toy with our integrity. Customer satisfaction and our integrity matter to us and we have been getting massive patronage business because of this.
We sell both lands, houses and partner with other real estate developers
We have properties in Sango-Tedo, and it is a very good location because the ROI increases every six months. So, the price could be N5 million today and in six months it could be N7 million. Also, in areas like Lekki Phase 1, Osapa Lekki we sell both lands and houses there; we currently partner with other real estate developers to sell houses in Lagos.
We have 32 ongoing units of semi-detached duplexes at Ikate Lekki 1. We provide you income on your property by Renting it out Instantly (N5,000,000 [$10,000] per annum and this increases over time) while your property appreciates. Ownership is opened to everyone across the world.
She said: ‘’With N22,000,000 ($44,000) down payment and more you can own a home in our Hav’i-Lah Estates.
‘’For a four-bedroom (semi-detached units) with a BQ, it can be an outright payment of N80 million, 6months at N83 million and nine months at N85 million with a Certificate of Occupancy.
‘’Mortgage is also available (with Partnering Mortgage companies) and the facilities include: fully serviced estate 24 hours tap water/treatment plant, 24 hours electricity, CCTV surveillance, high network security, swimming pool, gym (fitness centre), kids playground, fitted kitchen, dedicated transformer, management office, ample parking space, electric fence, alarm system, central sewage system and good drainage.
‘’The neighourhood is Lekki Phase 1, IMAX cinema, Periwinkle Estate, Orange Island, This Present House (Church), Admiralty Mall and other malls.’’
Precious Okechukwu stressed that after purchase, the company can help the property owner on request to rent out such properties at a rental value of N5 million ($10,000) on each unit.
She said ‘’Hav’i-Lah Real Estate has drylands in Ikate Lekki Phase 1 at N185,000,000 per sqm. This is one of the best lands in Lekki 1. A standard full plot measuring 600sqm sells for N111,000,000 ($222,000) 6 months payment plan is available depending on the quantity. 20 per cent ROI every six months.
‘’We also have lands near Pan Atlantic University, Close to Epe junction. Selling for N2,500,000 per plot. The title comes with excision and also, we have another close to the Refinery at Ibeju Lekki, which comes with excision as a title selling for N3 million. We also give discounts on outright purchase with an ongoing promo of buy seven, get one free on any of them. A payment plan for 0-3 months is also available.
‘’Others are the company partners with several developers across the Island, Lagos. We have several properties: four and five bedrooms duplexes in Banana Island, Ikoyi selling for N700 million ($1,400,000).
‘’A fully detached five bedrooms in Lekki Phase 1 for N300,000,000 with cinema, gym also flats for N65,000,000 in Lekki Phase 1.
‘’Stand-alone in Ajah for N45,000,000 ($90,000) and N50,000,000 ($100,000).’’
Hard work, more work and integrity remain the secret of success
It feels much more endearing to have great self-talk, self-belief, and self-love but in all hard work and integrity matters in business. I hardly relax except if it is planned, I am always working. Lagos is a very good place for real estate business when you invest wisely, you get your returns very fast. We are starting our first estate development project in October 2020, for average income and high-income earners, so I see the company worth trillions soon. What we are doing now will ensure that five years from now we can achieve our target.
Don’t be afraid to take a bold step
For young entrepreneurs who are aspiring to venture into real estate business, do not be scared of taking a bold step. People are usually scared of taking the first step, but just go for it, and put in the work. Hard work pays off, and also be consistent.
We give the best location, best prices, and best rental income
The truth is the value of property increases every six months, so I would advise people to buy now, and we are ready to give our clients value for their money. We give the best location, best prices, and best rental income and best land deals. We also have payment plans to suit different client needs. We have a 24 months payment plan, we have an 18 months payment plan, a six months payment plan, and anyone paying outright gets a discount from us. We also partner with mortgage companies in Nigeria that provide financing for those who need it. Investors can also have up to 40 per cent returns on investment.
HAV’I-LAH Real Estate has 32 ongoing units of semi-detached duplexes at Ikate Lekki 1. We can also help you generate income on your property by renting it out Instantly (N5,000,000 [$10,000] per annum and this increases over time) while your property appreciates. Ownership is opened to everyone across the world.
Believe in yourself
Earlier, I took a loan of just 200,000 from a friend, I took out a 100,000 and I used it to buy contacts, but that did not pay off, but when I started running the social media advertisement, I got the result intended. So, I believe with determination everything is possible.
The major land products we are currently selling are:
Hav’i-Lah Real Estate has drylands in Ikate Lekki Phase 1 at N185,000,000 per sqm. This is one of the best lands in Lekki 1. A standard full plot measuring 600sqm sells for N111,000,000 ($222,000) 6 months payment plan is available depending on the quantity. 20% ROI every 6 months.
Also, we also have lands by Pan Atlantic University, Close to Epe junction. Selling for N2,500,000 per plot. Title Comes with Excision and also, we have another close to the Refinery at Ibeju Lekki, which comes with Excision as title selling for N3,000,0000. Discounts given on outright purchase with an ongoing promo of buy 7, get 1 free on any of them. A payment plan of 0-3 months available.
The company also partner with other developers across the Island, Lagos. We have several properties: 4 and 5 bedroom duplexes in Banana Island, Ikoyi selling for N700,000,000 ($1,400,000).
Fully detached 5 bedrooms in Lekki Phase 1 for N300,000,000 with Cinema, Gym also Flats for N65,000,000 in Lekki Phase 1.
Stand-alone in Ajah for N45,000,000 ($90,000) and N50,000,000 ($100,000).
We have properties everywhere within the Island in Lagos.
We are also welcoming partnerships and Joint ventures on our projects with a 35% ROI on Capital for a 12 months period.
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