BoLex Say I Do: Our Love Story

RWP_165Our story began 3 years ago when we sat beside each other at a Toastmasters meeting. I didn’t think anything of it and nothing much happened on that first meeting. Then after several months, we met again at another Toastmasters meeting. We hung out for coffee the following day to discuss about the companies we were running. At that time, Jong was the CEO of a start-up company while I was the CEO of Truly Wealthy Realty. I mentioned to him that building a business is hard work and you often are tempted to work all the time. But being part of a discipleship group at CCF helps me keep things in perspective. This got him curious and he asked if he could accompany me to church the next day (which was Sunday). This was the start of his Christian journey. He joined the same discipleship group that I was in and we started hanging out more -most of the time with our fellow dgroup members.

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A few months later, he asked our Dgroup leader if he could pursue me. But our Dgroup leader said no, not yet. And so he waited for 1 year, before he gained our dgroup leaders approval and my moms permission to officially court me. That decision to wait meant more to me than anything he could have said because it meant that he truly loved the Lord. And so 1 year later, when he asked me out on our first official date, with a bouquet of roses in his hand, he told that his intention for this courtship was marriage. Although he was only asking for my permission to court me, it felt like a marriage proposal. I told him that I would pray about it. And I did. And it has lead us to this momentRWP_376RWP_558Through this journey, I learned 3 things:
First, know your worth. For single ladies out there, don’t settle. Choose a man who knows your worth and who will state his intentions from the start. Don’t settle for guys who pursue half-heartedly with unclear intentions. Don’t allow men to disrespect you or take you for granted. Look for a man who will really pursue you. For me, I wanted to be courted the old fashioned way – and although I didn’t tell my husband that, that’s exactly how he pursued me. He asked my dgroup leader, my mom and then he asked me if he could court me.

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Second, choose to become the right person. We now live in a time that idealizes love and romance. We keep on searching for the right mate. but the question is, are we working on ourselves to be Mr or Ms Right? Love isn’t only about our partners fulfilling our needs. It’s about working together to add value to each other. And to be able to add value, we need to be intentional in working on our personal growth. RWP_394

Third, love is a choice. We choose to love even when the going gets tough. Because let’s face it,our partners are imperfect and so are we. When you throw two imperfect people together, there is sure to be conflict. It won’t always be hearts and flowers, but when both of you decide to stick with each other for better or for worse, to adjust and make compromises, that’s when your love will grow. Now that’s a love worth keeping.

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A wedding is one of the milestones of ones life. Because it marks the beginning of a different life. Once married, 2 become 1. As our pastor said, it’s only in marriage that you experience the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. It can be as beautiful or as stormy as you want it to be.

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I’m positive that with Christ at the center of our marriage, we will not be shaken. We’d like to thank everyone who came and celebrated with us on our special day – our family and friends, our sponsor, our suppliers and to the Lord. This wouldn’t have been possible with all your love and support.

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VLOG: Dana of Camella Homes House Tour

Have you always wanted to go on a tour of the Dana Model Unit by Camella but time never seemed to permit you to? Well, fret no more. Today, I’m taking you on a virtual tour of the Dana Model unit.

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

VLOG: Boracay Truly Wealthy Travel Incentive

The best part about being a real estate broker of Truly Wealthy Realty is the opportunity to travel for FREE. This summer, Stef and I were able to qualify for our Boracay Travel Incentive. So together with my bridesmaids, we headed off for the beautiful island of Boracay. Luckily, we were able to go before Boracay got closed down to be rehabilitated. We had a lot of girl time, frolicked around the beached, sipped margaritas while watching the sunset and had a blast. They even surprised  me with a Boracay Bridal shower. Thank you girls! It was definitely a summer to remember. Cant wait for our next travel incentive! Thank you Truly Wealthy Realty!

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Go live a Truly Wealthy Life.

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

 

VLOG: Mika of Camella Homes House Tour

Have you always wanted to go on a tour of the Mika Model Unit by Camella but time never seemed to permit you to? Well, fret no more. Today, I’m taking you on a virtual tour of the Mika Model unit.

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

VLOG: Bella of Camella Homes House Tour

Have you always wanted to go on a tour of the Bella Model Unit by Camella but time never seemed to permit you to? Well, fret no more. Today, I’m taking you on a virtual tour of the Bella Model unit.

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

VLOG: Cagayan de Oro Lot for Sale in Xavier Estates and Hillsborough

Today I visited 2 our newest listings in Uptown, Cagayan de Oro City. Cagayan is generally divided into two areas – Uptown and Downtown CDO. Uptown CDO is the area around SM CIty (near old airport). Most of my clients prefer to invest here because of the elevated location making it a  flood free area, master-planned community and safe and secure subdivisions with a lot of amenities. The 2 lots I visited are located in premium subdivisions Uptown. One is a 306 sqm ridge lot in Hillsborough Pointe and the other is a 248 sqm lot in Xavier Estates.

Who is a person you know who is selling their property? Please send me an email with their name and situation. I promise they’ll get the excellent service they deserve.

Alex Zeta-Guingao
Real Estate Broker, Truly Wealthy Realty

Call: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

VLOG: Truly Wealthy Fun Day + Site Visit

We believe not only in team work but in having fun while learning together. For today’s Truly Wealthy Fun Day, we decided to visit the newest project sites in Cagayan de Oro. After that, we headed over to Hugo Sky Lounge for some downtime with the team.

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Real Estate Broker Alex Zeta-Guingao
Call 0917 851 2752
Email TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

4 Tips to a Stress-free Wedding

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I can’t believe I’m getting married in 3 days! It seems like only yesterday when Jong proposed. A lot of people have been asking me if I’m already stressed out, but honestly, I’m not. What I’m feeling is more of excitement of what’s to come.

Everything is ready. All our suppliers have been booked and the details are in place. Even our house is ready. We just need to move in. Planning this wedding has been fun for us and also a great learning experience. I know that many brides-to-be feel that planning a wedding is a daunting task. And yes, it can be. But you can enjoy the process with your fiance and even become closer together because of it. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my fiance throughout this planning process and I’d like to share 4 tips with you on how you can enjoy a stress free wedding.

Tip no 1: Team work makes the wedding plans work. I find that some brides end up planning their entire wedding on their own and the groom just shows up the day to attend. Girls, you and your fiance are a team. Do it together. It will more fun and much more fulfilling to do it together rather than to go at it on your own. Think of your wedding prep as a test drive for how well you can work with each other once you’re married. When we started planning our wedding, Jong assured me that we would do this together. That he would be with me every step of the way. And so we did. From the venue, to food, right down to booking lights and sounds, we did it as a team.

Tip no 2: Starting preparing early and follow a process for planning the wedding. I don’t like cramming. I always prefer to be prepared. That’s why we started planning our wedding literally hours after Jong proposed. We were still in Cebu at that time and yet we were busy canvassing suppliers already. The trend now is the guy proposes this year, and the wedding is set on the following year. Trust me, 1 year is more than enough time to plan a wedding. The reason why many people fall into this trap of cramming is that they feel that their wedding is still so far away that they can afford to delay preparing for it. Weddings typically involve a lot of details. There are so many suppliers to book. And if you cram everything in one month, you’ll really feel overwhelmed. So we went at it like we were developing a business plan. What we did first was to create a strategy, a process to follow. Second, we set our budget. Third, we listed down all the suppliers we needed to book according to priority. Since we also had work, we couldn’t pour all our time in planning our wedding. So we would allot a few hours each week to discuss about it, meet and then book the suppliers we wanted. Each month, we would book 2 or 3 suppliers. So after 9 months, we finished booking all the major suppliers. Now, all we had to finalize were the details.

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Tip no 3: Choose your suppliers wisely – and trust them to deliver. We booked all our suppliers ourselves. We did our research. We asked people and other suppliers. Then we called and met up with the suppliers we wanted. We chose CDO-based suppliers to avoid additional out-of-town fees and so meet ups would be easier. If you’re based abroad, meeting up with suppliers may be challange. You’ll need someone that you can trust to do this for you. I’m very particular with the suppliers because I wanted the proven and tested ones. Since we were also on a budget, we personally met up/called each supplier so we could stick with our budget. Getting married today is expensive but it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. I’ll be posting about How to Get your Dream Wedding on a Budget after the wedding. So once you’ve booked your suppliers, let them do their job. Don’t micromanage. One reason why I’ve been so stress-free is because I booked HM Events to plan our wedding. I’m very hands on with the whole process but I’m not a detail-oriented person. So having Azel (the senior planner assigned to me), to manage all the details for me is awesome. She has a checklist for everything and she reminds of the stuff that I need to do. Yesterday, we met up for our rehearsal and final review of everything and we’re basically done.

Tip no 4: Pray. I cannot over emphasize the power of prayer. Brides, this is our greatest weapon in planning our dream wedding. Prayer can not only move mountains, it can move the hearts of suppliers too. When we started planning for our wedding, we prayed about everything. We prayed for the suppliers we wanted, for the details to be in place and that we would stick to our budget. And by God’s grace, he has really come through (he always has). He sent suppliers and people to help us. Some of the suppliers really gave us huge discounts. It’s just amazing how the Lord can move mountain for you. Just trust Him.

And there you have it! My 4 tips to a stress-free wedding. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me. I’d be glad to help out. Especially since so many people have helped us out with our wedding – this is just me returning the favor. Blessed to bless.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Real Estate Broker Alex Zeta

It’s a Happy Ending After All – Why Honesty Pays Off

Last January, I made a blog post about how clients of mine did not push through in renting a listing I had in Morning Mist Village because at the time, they did not have Fiber connection yet. Read full post on “Honesty is Still Always the Best Policy” HERE. They ended up reserving another house in Xavier Estates. But for some reason, the deal did not go through and so they came back to me. I had another opportunity to serve them. This time, I was able to offer them a corner lot house in Ventura Residences. Now, they are happily living there. Plus, their fiber optic connection just got activated this morning. It’s a happy ending after all! :)

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It pays to be honest, even if you can potentially lose a deal. Because if you behave with integrity in a consistent manner, people will always come back to you. Trust is an integral part of any relationship – whether personal or business-wise. Money, achievement, a great physique – these things won’t last. But you can leave a legacy with the relationships that you build. And without trust, there can be no relationship. Without relationships, you won’t have a business.

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Integrity means doing the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do. It means staying true to your word. It means keeping your promises. This is why honest people give promises carefully – because one they’ve given a promise, they’ll follow through no matter what. This why Jon Snow refused to swear allegiance to Cersei Lannister because he had already sworn fealty to Daenerys, telling her “I cannot serve two queens.” 

When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything, and there are no more answers — only better and better lies.”

-Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

What about you?

How honest are you to yourself and to others? Do you mean what you say? Do you keep your word?

With honesty you can move towards your dreams without fear or hesitation. Because you know that no matter what happens, you’ve made the commitment to stay true to yourself and to others.

Decide to be honest. Live with integrity.

Go live a Truly Wealthy Life.

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

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Broker Alex Zeta x Mercedes Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I launched my Pre-Valentines Promo. Those who could give interesting and unique answers to my question: “What do you like best about my newest listing in Hillsborough Pointe?” would win 1 dozen chookies from Mercedes Bakery! Today, I awarded the 3 lucky winners  – Carmela, Bryan and Kyle. They got to try 3 different flavors of Mercedes’ delicious chookies – classic, red velvet and double chocolate. Yum!

Here are some of the photos of my newest Hillsborough Point listing.

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Congratulations! It’s a super sweet valentines for our winners :)

Watch out for my next promo!

Who is a person you know who is selling their property? 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, Truly Wealthy Realty

Call: 0917 851 2752
Email: TrulyWealthyAlex@gmail.com

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