Yuli’s Truly Wealthy Story: Invested in Corner Lot in Pueblo De Oro

Everyday is your chance to make an impact in the lives of others.

As a real estate broker, I carry a huge responsibility in my hands. Since I’m dealing with millions of pesos (houses don’t come cheap) I have to be extremely careful. I met Sir Yuli through one of our partner agents in Truly Wealthy Realty. Although he’s based in the States he wanted to invest in a lot in Cagayan de Oro because he wanted to someday, build his dream home here. As we was only in Cagayan de Oro for a few weeks on vacation, he needed things to move quickly. After seeing a few of our listings, he decided on a corner lot in Pueblo de Oro. We walked him through the sales process, explained the taxes and that was when he decided to put in an offer for the lot. He reached an agreement with the sellers and the deal was closed.

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Sir Yuli told us he was happy with our services and even surprised me by leaving this generous rating Truly Wealthy Realty’s official page. Thank you so much for this Sir Yuli :)

Never knew Truly Wealthy Realty consumer review till I became their client. Ms. Alex is patient, knowledgeable, professional – and managed my expectations on the processes of buying a property. Happy with all the services I received, it was a great experience. So blessed to know you!

-Yuli

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I really feel so privileged to be able to serve clients like Sir Yuli. They are such a joy to work with and makes me enjoy what I’m doing so much more. The best reward in being a real estate broker is the happiness of the client with his or her purchase.

Who is a person you know buying their first home – could be a renter or a son/daughter of a friend?

Please send me an email with their name and situation. I promise they’ll get the excellent service they deserve.

Alex Zeta
Real Estate Broker
Phone: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

Rocheflume’s Real Estate Journey with Truly Wealthy Realty:Mentor & Friend turned Client

I believe that the first people you should focus on helping are those who are already within your network. I met Rocheflume Flores five years ago when I first joined Toastmasters. Through time we bonded over food and numerous cups of coffee in various coffee shops. I came to see Tita Roch, not only as a friend but as a mentor. As one of the top performers in Manulife she has achieved a lot of things that I still aspire for. She taught me a lot about marketing, sales and especially creating great relationships with people. She taught me not to focus on the sales but on the relationships. We are, after all, in the people business.

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RFC, CWM, REP Manulife’s Senior Financial Advisor-Elite MDRT-Court of the Table (COT 2017) GAMA International Management Awardee, Image and Financial Coach

I also made my first investment in life insurance with Manulife through her help. I’ve never really believed in life insurance before. I’ve been investing in the stock market for many years now and I thought that was enough. But numerous conversations with Tita Roch about the benefits of investing in life insurance soon changed my mind. That, and reading Randell Tiongson’s book – Life and Personal Finance which Tita Roch gave me as a gift.

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During our conversations Tita Roch mentioned to me that she wanted to invest in her first house. I assessed her needs and, based on what she wanted, showed her several houses. But since she was always traveling, she couldn’t make a decision immediately. It was after a few years when she finally decided to invest in a ready for occupancy house in Xavier Estate Phase 5, Ventura Residences. The journey we travelled wasn’t as smooth as I wanted it to be. We hit some bumps along the way but thankfully everything turned out well. In fact, I just turned over her unit to her last week. It’s now scheduled to be remodeled by her Architect Russell Legaspi. I can’t wait to see the finished product!
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Thank you for assisting us from planning to turn over. We had challenges along the way, but you really extended the SUPERDUPER extra mile to make our ist project “Happy and Successful”😊😊😊
Thank you for being patient and understanding, Lex.😘
So blessed to have you as a friend,a sister, a dear client and our Realtor..😘😘😘
Praying for more.projects to come.😇😇😇

-Rocheflume Flores
RFC, CWM, REP Manulife’s Senior Financial Advisor-Elite MDRT-Court of the Table (COT 2017) GAMA International Management Awardee, Image and Financial Coach

What I’ve learned in my five years as a real estate broker, is that it’s really about the relationship that you have with your clients that matters. You may hit some snags along the way, but when you continue to be there for your client and serve them the best way you can, you’ll be able to strengthen your relationship even more.

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It’s not about what you get but what you give. It’s about the value that you impart to other people.

What about you?

As a salesperson, do you feel like you’re not making enough sales? Do you feel like you’re doing everything you can and yet your prospects don’t seem to be responding? Or perhaps you find it hard to even set meetings with potential clients?

Focus on adding value and the money will follow. If you want to make a career in real estate selling, then email or call us and we’ll help you get to where you want to be.

Alex Zeta
Real Estate Broker
Phone: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

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Who is a person you know buying their first home – could be a renter or a son/daughter of a friend. Please email me with their name and situation. I promise they’ll get the excellent service they deserve.

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Need advice on how to manage your finances? You may contact Rocheflume Flores at 0917 549 7888. She really knows what she’s doing and goes out of her way to serve clients. I should know since I’ve invested in 3 policies with her.

Mike and Maria’s Truly Wealthy Story: Dream Retirement Home Purchased

What I love about being a real estate broker is the people I have the opportunity to help. Not only do I get to serve their real estate needs, I also get to make new friends. One such couple that I had the privilege to help was Mike and Maria.

Mike and Maria were first time home-buyers looking for a home in Cagayan de Oro City. I’ve been in contact with Maria for the past 2 years. We would chat from time to time about the happenings in Cagayan de Oro, the new listings we had and other things not related to real estate . Then last year, Ms. Maria informed me that they were flying home. They’ve been based in the States for the past couple of years and they decided they wanted to retire in Cagayan de Oro. Initially they stayed at Maria’s hometown. But they got tired of having to drive 2 hours just to eat out or so they could go malling. They told me they wanted a home in Cagayan de Oro, in a safe neighborhood with great amenities.

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We met up and I educated them on what makes a good real estate investment. Real estate may be good investment – but this is not true at all times. Because when you buy at a high price, you’ll have trouble making money when you want to sell in the future. Money in real estate is made when you buy, not when you sell. So as a buyer, you need to be sure that you’re buying at a good price. Another thing to consider is that real estate market prices differ from city to city and country to country. So if you come from a different city or country, you need a competent broker to advice you on the current market prices.

After numerous site visits (we visited more than 10 houses), they decided to invest in a beautiful 2-storey house in Xavier Estates. It was already furnished and only a few months old – practically brand new. Plus Xavier Estates has 24/7 security and fabulous amenities.

They were very happy with the purchase and even gave me this generous testimony:

Alex, our agent, was very resourceful, patient and was readily available to all our inquiries and needs. Afterwards she continued her support with legal assistance and transfer of all utilities. Overall the process, once we selected a house, was easy thanks to Alex and her team. Thanks.

-Mike and Maria

truly wealthy realty + happy client 4Being a first time home-buyer isn’t easy as there are many intricate details that need to be managed in a real estate transaction. If mishandled, this can create unnecessary problems for the client. If you’re a first time home buyer, or know someone who is, then you can save a great deal of time, money and stress, by choosing a competent real estate broker.

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Who is a person you know buying their first home – could be a renter or a son/daughter of a friend?

Please send me an email or call me at 0917 851 2752 with their name and situation. I promise they’ll get the excellent service they deserve.

Alex Zeta
Real Estate Broker
Phone: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

Dindo and Marichi’s Truly Wealthy Story: Lot Sold in Less than 1 Month

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I’ve always believed that that every property has buyer. But in order to sell a listing fast, it needs to be listed at the right price. Otherwise, it will sit on the market for months or even years.

I listed Sir Dindo and Ms. Marichis’ Golf Estates lot last August 2016. Less than a month after, one of our affiliates brought a buyer to their lot. They negotiated and managed to come up with a selling price that both parties agreed with. We did the due diligence and in less than a week, the deal was closed.

Marketing a listing can be tricky – especially if it’s located in a high end market like Pueblo Golf Estates. So in order to reach the right market, you’ll need to do target marketing. Another thing sellers must consider is to market at the right price. Because if the price is too high, then buyers wont bother to inquire because they’ll think you’re not a serious seller.

Mr. Dindo and Ms. Marichi were able to sell their lot less than a month after listing it with Truly Wealthy Realty because of the following formula: Right pricing + right marketing + competent real estate broker.

So how do you know if your price is right? Set a meeting with the best real estate broker you know and avail of a property consultation. In setting a selling price, you cant just pick up a number out of thin air (a lot of owners seem to do this). There has to be a basis for your pricing. A good broker will run you through the process on how to set a fair selling price.

What about you?

Who is a person you know who is selling their property but hasn’t had any inquiries yet?

Please send me an email with their name and situation. I promise they’ll get the excellent service they deserve.

Alex Zeta
Real Estate Broker
Phone: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

Little India, Singapore

After Chinatown, we went to Little India. Little India is located just across Chinatown. Although Little India is not solely an Indian neighborhood, many Indians choose to settle in this part of Singapore. We saw more Indians here compared to other parts of Singapore. True to its name, Little India is filled with Indian restaurants, mosques and other commercial establishments.

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We were browsing through one of the brochures at our hotel and we found a restaurant in Little India that was supposedly a Michelin star awardee. The first thing we did after getting off the MRT was find the restaurant. It was not far from the train station and we only had to walk a few blocks before we found it. The food here was really good. Our server even gave us dessert on the house.

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What I love about traveling is I get to experience different cultures and try new ways for doing things. Despite the things that are happening around us, the world is still such a beautiful place and I intend to continue exploring it.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

Chinatown, Singapore

On our 3rd day in Singapore, we opted to go around the city by train. Singapore is such a small country and very easy to navigate via their MRT. Our friend from Toastmasters, Coen, was getting married that night. Since we planned to go to Malaysia straight after the wedding, we checked out of our hotel and left our luggage at Regent Hotel Singapore, a posh hotel located in Orchard Road. Thank you Coen, for being so accommodating :) After leaving our luggage, we were now free to roam around.

First stop, Chinatown. Chinatown is an ethnic enclave that is a bustling mixture of the old and new. Unlike the more modern areas of Singapore that’s filled with high-rise, modern buildings, Chinatown has traditional one-storey shops,food stalls and cafes. This is the perfect place to do pasalubong shopping. They have t-shirts, keychains, figurines and other Chinese products.

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Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

We finished touring Universal Studios at 5pm. After a getting some rest and refreshments, we decided to proceed to one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions – Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the bay singaporeGardens by the bay singapore 1Gardens by the bay singapore 2Gardens by the Bay is a nature park that covers 101 hectares of reclaimed land in Singapore. It’s located near the Marina Reservoir and near the popular mall and hotel – Marina Bay Sands. From Harbour Pointe, we took the MRT to Marina Bay and then walked to the garden. The garden came about because of the governments desire to create a “City in a Garden” to increase the greenery in the city and improve the quality of life. The park consists of 3 waterfront gardens – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.

To create this, an international competition for the park design was launched in 2006.It garnered 70 entries from different countries all over the world. The winners were 2 British firms – Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter.

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Upon arriving, we walked thru Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lake, Heritage Gardens and Supertree Grove. Supertree Grove is a majestic edifice that looks especially outstanding at night with all the lights on. We weren’t able to check out the Skyway as it was closed at the time, but we did visit The Flower Dome. It holds an astonishing number and variety of flora and fauna.

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 We also got to watch a show near Supertree Grove at 7:45pm. The show featured fire dancers,aerial yoga and fire works. All in all, it was fun tour.

-Alex

Singapore Day 2: Universal Studios Sentosa

On our 2nd day, we decided to go to one of my favorite places in Singapore – Universal Studios in Sentosa. It’s about an hours ride via MRT from Geylang. I don’t know about you, but theme parks make me feel like a child again. Even though I’ve grown up, I love the feeling of wonder and magic being in a theme park evokes in me. Knowing we’d have to spend the entire day in USS, we woke up early. Since it’s really hot in Singapore I decided to wear shorts and sandals and bring an umbrella.

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Travel tip: Bring the right footwear. Traveling usually involves a lot of walking so you’ll need comfortable shoes or sandals. Singapore is a tropical country with weather very similar to the Philippines, so I brought a long a pair of comfy Grendha’s for this trip.

We took the MRT from Geylang to Harbor Point and then another smaller train from Harbor Point to Universal Studios. Sentosa is located at the end part of Singapore so it’s beside the beach. Aside from Universal Studios, there are other attractions in Sentosa you can see as well.

Universal Studios ticket prices:
Adult               S$76
Child               S$56
Senior Citizen S$38

They accept both cash and credit card.

Travel tip: Many of the lines in Universal Studios (for the good rides) are really long. The Transformers ride was the longest. We had to wait for over an hour to be able to ride it. If you want to go at a faster pace, then you can get the VIP Pass. It’s a bit pricier than the regular ticket but it’s worth it if you want to maximize your time in Sentosa.

You may also check out this website for good deals. The tickets are cheaper than if you buy on site: https://www.getyourguide.com. From S$76, the USS tickets on this site cost only S$50.44. A pretty great deal if you ask me. Once you get the 1-day pass, you can go on all the rides. There are also restaurants there that you can dine in.

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Here are my favorite rides in Universal Studios:
Transformers. It’s a 3-D ride that really makes you feel like you are in the movie.
Galactic. If you enjoy going on roller coaster rides then you have to try this one. There are 2 types – Human and Cyclone. I’ve tried both and I think Cyclone is the crazier ride. You’ll need to leave your bag and loose items at the locker or with a non-rider as they don’t allow you to bring these with you for your own safety.
The Mummy. This is another roller coaster ride that takes place inside a tunnel. Also one of my favorites.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. This isn’t an extreme ride but I still enjoyed it a lot. You’ll need extra clothes though for riders are most likely to get wet – maybe even soaked.

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Travel tip: Bring sunblock and an umbrella. It’s really hot in Sentosa and you’ll need to protect yourself against the sun’s UV rays, since you’ll be spending the entire day walking around.

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Allen and JB’s Perfect Day

I love weddings. I love the romance, the festive vibe and how everyone is rooting for the bride and grooms happiness. Of course, planning a wedding (especially your own) is a different story. Weddings have become such a big production already that many couples find the idea of getting married a daunting and pretty much expensive prospect. I’ve started planning out my own wedding myself and I admit that there are a lot of things to consider.

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If before you only had to think about the dinner menu, now there are add ons such as the dessert buffet and the appetizers. Then there are giveaways, photobooth, photographer and videographer, make-up artist… Now, even the bridal robe is a big deal. Still, even with all these things to consider, I find planning my own wedding an exciting prospect. A wedding after all is a celebration of love, a public declaration of the couples commitment to each other as well as before God and man. So instead of being daunted by all these details, embrace it! Enjoy the process. DSC00222 DSC00225 DSC00094 DSC00191

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DSC00176 DSC00150Recently, two of my good friends, Allen and JB got married. It was a beautiful wedding. The decor was exquisite, the food was delicious and the program went smoothly. But what I liked most of all was the exchange of vows. The ceremony puts the focus on the wedding on the married couple that stand before God. This is now the start of their journey in marriage. The dinner celebration afterwards was a happy culmination of the ceremony.

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I’ve always thought you needed to spend at least 1M pesos to have a decent wedding. Then I realized, you don’t have to spend a lot to have a nice wedding. With a lot of planning, resourcefulness, creativity and loyal and helpful friends, you can have your dream wedding without breaking your bank account.

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Allen and JB had been together for  14 years and now that they have finally committed to be together for life, I pray that their relationship continuous to grow stronger and better. Like aged wine, may their relationship grow sweeter and more enjoyable through time.

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Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

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