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.
Congratulations! It’s a super sweet valentines for our winners
Watch out for my next promo!
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Real Estate Broker, Truly Wealthy Realty
One thing that I value most in my relationships – whether it’s in business, family or my love life – is honesty. When you know you can trust someone, even when the going gets tough, you’re able to continue on. I believe that trust is the foundation of a great relationship. That is why when my partners and I started Truly Wealthy Realty 6 years ago, we decided that the core value of our realty would be Integrity.
Integrity is one of the most important qualities you can ever develop.It is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life. Your commitment to being totally honest with yourself and others will bring you freedom and happiness. To live a life of integrity, you must determine your core values and live according to those values – no excuses.
Integrity is a personal choice to hold yourself accountable to ethical and moral standards. It can be measured by one thing – consistency. It’s easy enough to be honest one time. But it takes discipline and commitment to behave with integrity in a consistent manner. Integrity is not about taking the easier road. It’s about doing the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do. It’s about keeping your promises. It’s about telling the truth even if it means you won’t make that sale.
There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business or life. There are, basically, three kinds of people, the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character. -Jon Huntsman, Sr. , Billionaire
Integrity is the backbone of any successful business. It’s simple. People will not do business with someone they can’t trust. Jon Huntsman said it best. Everyday you have a choice. Would you rather be temporarily successful or would you prefer to remain eternally successful?
Last week Ms Jenny contacted me looking for a house to rent in Uptown, Cagayan de Oro City. Since she’s based in the US, it was her sister that I accompanied to view my listings. Out of the houses I offered her, she liked one house in Morning Mist Village. It was a newly renovated corner lot property, right beside the park. Their only condition was that there had to be fiber connection available in the subdivision because her husband needed fast internet to work. After asking some of our clients who lived in Morning Mist Village, we found that fiber connection still was not available in Morning Mist Village.
Here’s a virtual tour of the Morning Mist House for Rent:
Today, Ms Jenny informed me that her sister already found another house for her. Even though I wasn’t her broker for that deal, I was still happy for her, and so I congratulated her. To my surprise, she sent me this reply.
Thank you! I really appreciate imong positive behavior! You will go far sa imong field tungod ana. God will bless you even more! Actually na-appreciate jud nako imong honesty bahin sa MMV nga house. Coz kung lahi pa nga realtor, you could have easily said nga yeah pwd mataoran fiber optic pero dili diay & then we will be stuck bitaw kay pag-abot namo diha wala naman mi mahimo kay nakabayad naman. Ana bitaw. God blesses people jud nga honest! So I just want you to know nga high kaayo akong regard sa imong pagkatawo because of that. -Jenny
I was really touched by her messaged and was also a little surprised that she noticed. Most people don’t seem to mind things like this. They just expect you to be honest and that’s it. Even though I didn’t close this deal, I’m still happy because my client was able to appreciate her experience with me as a real estate broker. I’m in this industry because I love assisting people with their real estate needs. My primary intention is to help people; to serve them to the best of my ability. My clients needs come first.
Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. -Zig Ziglar
Behaving with integrity is a commitment. It’s not easy but every time you make that choice, your self-respect will increase with every honest decision you make. As your respect for yourself grows, this will positively impact all the other areas in your life.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionable integrity. Without it no real success is possible, whether it is on a section gang, football field, in an army, or in the office. -Dwight Eisenhower
I’m far from perfect. It is only by God’s grace that I am able to do what’s right. It’s his strength and not mine. It’s my desire to live my life in such as way so that when people look at my life, they will see Christ in it. This includes behaving with integrity.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31
What about you? Is there an area in your life where you struggle in being true to yourself? Perhaps it’s time to look beyond your fears and insecurities and be true to yourself. It’s only when you’re able to be honest with yourself that you can be honest with others. And only then can you behave with integrity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hi everyone! One more day to go and it will be New Years Eve. Cant wait for 2018! Here’s a pre-New Years Eve Vlog post for you ^_^ A lot of people ask me what Truly Wealthy Realty stands for. So in this video, I’ve unveiled the meaning behind the brand. Watch on to find out what Truly Wealthy Realty stands for
Hi everyone! I’ve finally decided to join in the world of vlogging. I started this channel because I want to help more people make smarter real estate choices. Here’s my first vlog post. From real estate broker to real estate vlogger. Enjoy!
When I first started out as a real estate broker, I had no experience, very few connections and very little money. But I still went ahead because I felt like this was the career for me. It was exciting and fun. I had the freedom to work whenever I wanted to – which as it turned out was most of the time as I enjoy it so much I don’t even see it as work.
The challenge when you’re starting out is that you need to put in maximum effort. I was 24 when I started my real estate career and so my friends (who were mostly my age) didn’t have enough money yet to invest in real estate. Most of my relatives where in Iligan, so I had to look for CDO based clients. Sales is tough when you’re starting out. But when you hang in there, it will get easier. Now, I get quite a few referrals from old clients. People now PM me randomly on Facebook to inquire about real estate investments in CDO. It becomes easier because as time goes by, you build your credibility and reputation in your industry. You improve and slowly master your craft. What used to be such a struggle now becomes second nature.
This 2 storey house in Xavier Estates was referred to me by a client of mine. When I checked the house there were immediately 4 things that caught my attention. Here are 4 things I like about this house.
First, the open floor plan. When a house has too many partitions, it will make the space seem smaller than it actually is. An open floor plan, on the other hand, will make a house look large and spacious. The 3 main areas of the first floor of this house – the living room, dining area and kitchen – just seemed to flow into each other creating a spacious feel.
Second, the big lot area. The usual cut in Xavier Estates Phase 4 is 150 sqm. This house is a 250 sqm. Another added bonus is that it’s on the main road which is wider than inner roads.
Third, the front yard. Most houses in Xavier Estates take up the entire lot area leaving no space for expansion or for a front yard. What I like about this house is that the owner built on one side and left space in front of the house for a front yard. Now, what can you do with a front yard? Well you can always put a little garden in front or perhaps tables and chairs that you can use for weekend barbecues with the family.
Fourth, the competitive pricing. A house with specs like these usually go for 7.5M- 9M depending on the finish as well as the lot and floor area. So at 6.5M, this can be considered a good buy already. Remember that it has a lot area of 250 sqm and a floor area of 197 sqm. Plus 4 bedrooms and 2 toilet and baths.Plus it’s located in Xavier Estates, one of the best subdivisions in Cagayan de Oro.
I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. – John Paulson, Investor, Hedgefund Manager
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.
Are you interested to try real estate as a career? Please send me an email or call me at 0917 851 2752 – we’d be happy to have you as part of our growing team. We’ll train and coach you into being the best Real Estate Agent you can be. You may check our official website – http://www.trulywealthyrealty.com
Here are 5 reasons why it’s important to get a good real estate broker:
Reason no. 1: A good real estate broker can advise you the current market prices. Real property is not like food or a piece of clothing that you can give away if you don’t like it. It’s a big investment. If you’re planning to have it financed by the bank, it will take a lot of time. You can get a home loan for as long as 30 years with Pag-ibig. With the banks, their maximum term is 20 years. Since it’s a huge investment you’ll need to tread carefully. This is where a good broker comes in handy. A broker can advise on the current market trends in the area. Once you know what the usual sold prices are in the area, then you’ll know whether a particular property is a good buy or not.
For sellers, a good broker can advice you on setting the right price for your property. We don’t just list a property immediately, we help our sellers come up with the right price. If the price is too high, buyers wont even bother to inquire and the property will end up sitting on the market for years. The selling price has to be competitive for it to sell fast.
Reason no 2: Listings. A good broker usually has a list of properties for sale in his or her area. Buyers usually shop around online haphazardly. A good broker can give you a list of properties in your desired location. You can then choose the properties you want to view.
Reason no 3: Ensure smooth closing A good broker can and will ensure a smooth closing of the deal. Since a broker acts as the mediator between the buyer and seller – who sometimes can become emotional – he or she must stay professional and objective. Aside from staying objective, a good broker also prepares all the documents beforehand to ensure that everything goes well from negotiating to closing.
Reason no 4: Professional support Believe it or not, buying or selling a property can be an emotional journey. And having a good broker by your side can help ensure that you make the right choices. I think of myself more of as a consultant. I help my clients by asking them what their needs are and then providing solutions to those needs. A good real estate broker will make serving your needs his/her first priority.
Reason no 5: Hassle free transaction What a lot of real estate agents don’t realize is that closing a deal is really a very technical thing and it takes a lot of practice to get the skill of doing it right. With a good real estate broker, he or she can iron out the whole process so that you can just sit back, relax and you have a hassle-free transaction.
PS. Are you interested to try real estate as a career? Please send me an email or call me at 0917 851 2752 – we’d be happy to have you as part of our growing team. We’ll train and coach you into being the best Real Estate Agent you can be. You may check our official website – http://www.trulywealthyrealty.com