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Alexander’s Truly Wealthy Story: Lot Sold in Less than 2 Months

Real estate is quite a noble profession. As a realtor you have the opportunity to help hundreds of people, not only with their real estate needs, but with their other needs as well. Alexander is an old schoolmate of mine. He reached out to me in November last year to list his lot in Vista Verde. Like me, he was getting married this year, and he wanted to use the proceeds of the sale for his wedding.

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The challenge here was that Alex was based in the UK so I had to communicate with him mainly online. I explained the whole selling process as well as the taxes and fees to be paid. The good thing was he was able to come home briefly for the Holidays so I was able to advice him to get an SPA done authorizing his mom to transact on his behalf in the event that the lot would get sold. You see, if a seller is based abroad, then the SPA has to be consularized. This can be a bit of a hassle on the part of the seller especially if the embassy is a long way from where he/she lives. If the seller, however, is in the Philippines at the time the SPA is made, then he can have it notarized – it’s easier and more convenient.

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Sure enough, just a few weeks after his return to UK, I was able to show his lot to a buyer (Sir Jess) and after a brief negotiation, the deal was closed. Now Sir Jess’ son (Jet) owns a lot in Vista Verde Village for his future family and Alexander has the funds he needs for his wedding. It’s a win-win. I believe true success comes from finding win-win solutions and making everybody happy.

5 star all the way.
-Alexander

Alexander was able to sell his lot less than 2 months after listing it with Truly Wealthy Realty because of the following formula: Right pricing + right marketing + competent real estate broker.

Successful negotiation is not about getting to “yes”; it’s about mastering “no” and understanding what the path to an agreement is.
– Christopher Voss

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 Market Analysis. In setting a selling price, you can’t just pick a number out of thin air (some 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

Jess’ Truly Wealthy Story: New Lot Owner in Vista Verde

What I love about being a real estate broker is the time freedom and flexibility it gives me. Even though I’m not in CDO, I can still talk to clients and work on deals. I was first able to talk to Sir Jess when I was back home in Iligan City for the Holidays. It was December 30 and we were busy preparing for the new year when Sir Jess called to inquire about a listing I had in Vista Verde. He wanted check out the lot then but since I was still in Iligan, we agreed to meet instead on January 3.

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It was my first site tour for 2018. I had been in Iligan since Dec 23 and I was itching to get back to work. I really enjoy my work as a real estate broker and so as much as I loved the holiday break, I was excited to get back into the swing on things.

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I showed Sir Jess the lot and he liked it immediately. His son was actually the buyer but he would be helping out with the payment. I 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 seller and the deal was closed.

Alex is a great advisor, open minded, quick to entertain and make suggestions, a diligent worker and very patient with us. 
– Jess

Now his son, who is only in his 20’s, is a proud lot owner in Vista Verde Village. I’m happy to have been able to help them acquire this lot at a good deal. The best reward in being a real estate broker is the happiness of the client with his or her purchase.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 
-Mahatma Gandhi

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: How to Buy a House in 5 Steps

The common misconception that many buyers have is that buying a home is a long and complicated process. I’ve been a real estate broker for over 5 years now and I can say that it doesnt need to be. Investing in real estate is a simple process. Here’s a vlog on how to buy a house in 5 steps. Enjoy!

 

Fly High

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We are all meant to fly high. To soar. Yet, we are kept back by our greatest adversary – ourselves.

Just recently, I was able to attend a 2-day sales seminar by Mr. Jun Garing – founder and president of Salesman’s Centre, Inc. – a company that has trained more than 70,000 salespersons in the art of selling. The seminar was sponsored by Italpinas, the developer of Primavera Residences, Cdo’s 1st Green Condominium project. At the end of the seminar, I bought his book – The Filipino Art of Break-Through Selling. While reading it, I came across the story of the eagle and the chickens.

Many years back, a Jesuit priest in the southern Philippines found an eagle’s nest. This was unusual because most eagles’ nests are located on very tall trees. The priest discovered the nest nestled at the foot of a century-old tree. Inside it was an egg.

The priest, hoping to save the egg, took it home and placed it inside the chicken coop. When all the eggs hatched, six chicks emerged. The seventh was the eaglet. The hen took care of the eaglet as much as she did her chicks. The eaglet looked different but mother hen treated it as one of her own.

One day as the eaglet was out in the yard with the chickens, he looked up at the sky and saw a fully-grown eagle soaring high.

“Wow, I wish I could fly like that!” the eaglet said to the chickens.

“You’re a chicken,” they told him. “You can never fly like an eagle.”

The eaglet shook his head. “I know. But how I wish I could.”

The eaglet died scratching the ground.

In many ways, we are like this eaglet. We allow other people to tell us what we can or cannot do instead of discovering that for ourselves. When I was first starting in real estate, a lot of people told me, “Being a broker is too hard” or “That’s a one time big time job” or “Why not choose a safe and secure job where you get paid every 15th and 30th of the month.”

Had I chosen to listen them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. In going after your dreams, the question shouldn’t be, “What if I fail?” Failure is a part of life. It is also a part of success. Show me a man who has never failed and I’ll show you a man who has never tried. The most successful people are those who have failed many times over.

The question should be, “What if I succeed?”

Don’t be like the eaglet who allowed others to dictate who he should be. Because he listened to the other chickens, he never discovered who he truly was. He never knew that he too could soar high like that majestic eagle.

What about you? Are you allowing other people to tell you what you can or cannot do? You will never know what you are capable of until you try. And if you fail, so what? Try again. It’s only over if you give up.

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – JM Barrie, Peter Pan

Don’t listen to the chickens around you.

Fly high.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life!

-Alex

 

How Do You Celebrate Christmas?

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Last night our bible study group at CCF (we call it DGroup), celebrated our Christmas party. There was food, games, gifts and of course, a message from our DGroup Leader, Kuya Mel Santos. What I like about Kuya Mel is that he makes things so simple I can easily get his point.

He started with the question, “How do you celebrate Christmas?”

We all celebrate Christmas in different ways. Some travel. Some celebrate it with a simple dinner. Some go on out-reach programs to share their blessings with the less fortunate.

For our family, we celebrate it by going to church together and then gathering for Noche Buena at our ancestral house. Christmas with us is often noisy and chaotic as most of my cousins are boys. Yep. I’ve been surrounded by testosterone all my life.

Christmas has always been my favorite season. It seems people are more giving and happier during this time of the year. Plus, I can’t deny that I love going to all the Christmas parties that crop up during December. Since I have many groups of friends, I get to go to a lot of parties ^_^

We often get caught in a whirl of Christmas activity that we forget what Christmas really is about. This Season is not just about going to parties, gift shopping and socializing. It’s about giving back to Jesus who has given us so much us. When I think about what Christ has done for us on the cross, I become overwhelmed, because I know that nothing I do can ever compare to what He has done for me.

What can you give back to Jesus this 2014?

Is it your body? You can start taking better care of your health because, after all, your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Is it your decisions? You can involve God in all your decisions so you can proceed with wisdom.

Is it your time? You can spend more time at church serving God and others.

As for me, it’s my attitude. Sometimes I give in to my quick temper. Now, I try to be more patient and to have a good attitude no matter what the circumstance. Contrary to what most of you may think, I’m not perfect (lol). I have many faults, and I still sin a lot >.<. That’s why I need God in my life (Where would I be without him?). And this Christmas 2014, that’s what I want to give Him.

What about you? What can you give to Jesus this Christmas?

 

Go live a Truly Wealthy life!

-Alex

 

Make Your Passion Your Profession

alex zeta true wealth unlimitedWe have been brain washed by society to “Never give up”, to “keep at it” and to “try and try until we succeed”. And that is totally fine – if you love what you are doing. But what if you don’t? What if what you are doing is making you miserable and you would rather be doing something else?

Then quit!

Yes. You heard me right. Quit! There is no shame in quitting. We sometimes have to lose a battle to win the war. We need to learn to choose which battles to fight.

Four years ago, I quit being a nurse. It wasn’t an instantaneous decision. I prayed long and hard about it. I’ve always known even when I was still in college that the medical profession just wasn’t for me. It just didn’t feel right.

Then I started going to a Christian church in Dumaguete called Bread of Life. It was there where I learned about the 3 M’s:

  • Master – that’s God. We have to seek Him first above all else.
  • Mate – that’s your soul mate, the person you are meant to be with.
  • Mission – that’s your calling, your reason for being.

I understood Master and Mate, but, mission? What was my mission? Bread of Life taught me that everyone is born with a mission. Your mission is that one thing that you love to do so much that you can’t help but do it with excellence.

After graduation I tried a lot of things. I wasn’t always this focused. I didn’t even know what my mission was yet. Sometimes, the only way to find out what you love to do is by trying a lot of things. Life is a series of never ending experiments. The more experiments you do, the closer you will be to the solution. So, I tried being a reviewer for the NLE, an IELTS reviewer, I tried network marketing, I tried my hand at managing our hardware and I also tried being a nurse. During these experimental years, I had fun. I learned a lot. For instance, by being a reviewer I discovered I love to teach – just not nursing subjects. By managing our hardware I learned the importance of having a system. Without a proper system, no business can thrive. By trying network marketing – I discovered I enjoy being in sales. By being a nurse – I verified that nursing really was not for me.

But God works in surprising ways. Shortly after that I met Sha Nacino – also a Toastmaster – and she invited me to this real estate seminar in Manila. The first time I stepped into the conference hall filled with brokers, lawyers, investors…I felt like I was home. I didn’t know it at that time, but my future partners in Truly Wealthy,Mitch and Guia, were also there. And that is where it all began. That is how Truly Wealthy Realty Corp. was born.

They say that winners never quit, and quitters never win. This isn’t always true. Sometimes, you have to know when it’s time to quit.

I quit being a nurse and I never once regretted it. I gave up my initial plan of working abroad to earn dollars and instead, chose to stay in the Philippines to work on my own business. And you know what? It has been one great ride! There is nothing as fulfilling as doing something you love everyday.

According to Steve Jobs, The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

What do you love to do?

Do you love speaking? Then be a professional speaker!

Do you love to cook? Open your own catering service!

Do you love to sing? Assess yourself first – before you choose to pursue a career in singing. (Singing may not love you back.lol)

We all have a calling. Heed the call. Learn to monetize what you love to do.

Make your passion your profession.

 

Go live a Truly Wealthy life!

 

-Alex

 

 

What is True Wealth?

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alex-zeta-true-wealth-unlimitedWhat is true wealth?

I have pondered upon this question for years. There are so many definitions of wealth, which is the “real” definition? Is wealth measured in terms of physical beauty, the amount of money a person has or maybe, happiness?

Then I came upon this quote by Henry David Thoreau, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life“. And then it hit me – wealth is not about having, it’s about being. It’s about being able to enjoy each moment life has to offer – good or bad. It’s about maximizing every aspect of your life and being your absolute best in each aspect.

There are 5 main aspects of life – spiritual, relational, financial, physical and intellectual. In order to be “truly wealthy” you have to achieve the perfect balance in all five. Easier said than done, right? But I believe it can be done! As long as we are willing to work on each aspect every day, there is no reason why we can’t achieve success in all 5 aspects of life.

So are you ready?

There is no time to waste – life is waiting for you!

Go live a Truly Wealthy life!

Alex