#HerWorldHerStory: June Lim – the 78-year-old realtor who never stops working

by Cara Van Miriah; Hayley Tai & Wen Xuan  /   March 18, 2020

#HerWorldHerStory is a collection of 60 women sharing their successes, passions, challenges, inspirations, hopes and dreams. Together, they give a snapshot of what it is to be a woman today.

Every month from March till August, we present 10 women navigating their lives now – and in their own words. Read about June Lim’s story…

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The realtor who never stopped working and believes in active ageing.

The relationship with my family and friends is something that I treasure most. As I grow older, I appreciate the more meaningful aspects in life over material things that don’t last. Which is why my husband and I make it a point to go on our family vacation every year with our three children, even though they’re all grown up.

I also go on occasional trips in the region with my good friends. I’m quite an active and sporty person in many ways – I swim regularly, I snorkel if I get the chance to, and I’m constantly on the move.

It amuses me sometimes when people ask me why I am still working at this age.

Well, the answer is simple: I never did retire from my job as a realtor – although I take on fewer clients now compared to before – because I love what I do, and I have been doing it since the late ’80s.

Fact is, I enjoy meeting and talking to people, which give me a lot of joy. I didn’t like my previous job as a remisier. I was talking to people on the phone most of the time, and there wasn’t any kind of real connection other than a “cold” transaction. It was a job that didn’t quite fit my outgoing personality, and it was a friend who later introduced me to the property sector.

I always believe that if you enjoy doing something, nothing should stop you from it. Thus, when I put my mind to something, I tend to do things wholeheartedly.

This article was first published in Her World’s March issue. Grab a copy today!