You know I should be writing about the Grand Riviera Suites and Golden Empire Tower, two of the prime condominium properties I've visited along Manila Bay but writer's block hit me and I don't know how to start it (I'll probably work on it tonight while looking at the stars and bright lights of the condo units near my place!). But then a message from a blog reader popped in my inbox sharing about how my House Hopper posts are helping them in their search for their dream house. They've been looking at different property listing sites but they find my property blog interesting and helpful. It made me smile... it touched me that's why for some reason I was able to write this lengthy post totally unplanned.
As an online lead generator for Driven Marketing Group, I never expected that my adventures as a House Hopper will be this significant, heart-warming in a way and well, life-changing. This blog post is about my real estate property blogging experience and how it changed the way I look at the industry and my attitude towards it.
Because of my House Hopper blog page, I usually get message from my blog readers inquiring about the properties I've featured. Some are asking for my recommendations and additional information but majority is asking for help... "Gusto ko magkaroon ng sariling bahay. Sana po matulungan nyo kaming makahanap ng bahay at lupa na pwede sa amin ng pamilya ko." is one of the messages I received and lately I'm reading those with a profound perspective.
You know, if not for my Driven OLG involvement under Ms.Janet Toral of Digital Filipino, I wouldn't really care about real estate industry. For so many years, I already feel "secured" and to borrow my Mama's words "Hindi mo na kailangang mag-worry kasi hindi ka matutulog sa kalsada." I was assured I have a home.
HOUSE HOPPER spotted resting in one of the units of Grand Riviera Suites along Manila Bay. If you are looking for a condo unit along Roxas Boulevard very near US Embassy, I recommend you consider this property. Contact me for more details 09177398227 or check my blog post about it.
I am passionate in so many things but not in real estate. For a long time I had this "I don't care" attitude when it comes to saving for my own house and lot. I don't have the same drive with my colleagues who are striving to have their own nest but I changed when I saw the bigger picture that's way beyond my own dreams and comfort zone.
THROWBACK: I WAS LOST AND LOOKING FOR A SIGN
I'll be a hypocrite if I say that I instantly love real estate... Nope, it was not a love at first sight. It was more of a "to get by" thing that I need to do while I am still figuring out what I really want to do this year... I was feeling low and lost last summer after I failed to get the international tourism scholarship I long for.
It was also about that time when Ms.Janet asked me what I want to do next. I said I'm still trying to figure that out but I'm very certain that I really want to take my MBA in Tourism... How? I don't know; I failed to come up with a back-up plan...
5 MONTHS LATER, things are getting clearer to me...
My property blogging experience was a roller coaster ride... there were moments I just want to give up especially during the first few weeks because it's not something that I am really passionate about. But you know, being an optimist and a strong believer of FUN, I tried to look at the brighter side so I started to enjoy everything that I do as a DrivenOLG. The moment I changed my attitude towards real estate was also a moment of big realizations for me.
DID YOU KNOW that when I was in elementary, my dream was to become an engineer. It was during Ms.Intramurals Beauty Pageant when the host asked me what I want to become when I grow up and I answered "I want to become an engineer because I want to build tall buildings." I love sketching and drawing different kind of houses when I was little. Mama even told me that my second name "Allison" was inspired by the name of a beautiful building she saw when she was pregnant with me.
It was during my site tripping in Bulacan when I was reminded of that childhood dream and I got excited when I realized that somehow, through my House Hopper adventures, I am fulfilling a part of that dream. I got too delighted about it that's why I was able to make my first ever video blog for House Hopper!
Please watch it and let me know what you think about it. :-)
What can I say? I already like what I do now and I think I am falling inlove with this industry too! You see, I realized a new calling... and that is to make a difference in the lives of Filipino families by helping them find their dream property. During the homily last night, the priest talked about dreams and asked us "ANONG PANGARAP MO?" The homily almost made me cry because for so long I only cared about my dreams however this time I realized it's not just about me anymore... It now about the BIG dreams of other people and how I can be an instrument to make those dreams happen.
PANGARAP NG BAWAT PAMILYANG PILIPINO ANG MAGKABAHAY.
Yes, every Filipino family dream of having their own house and lot or invest in a condo. Most of our hardworking OFWs aim to give a good life to their family, send their children or siblings to a reputable school and save for their dream house. "Gusto kong magkaroon ng bahay at lupa." is a common answer why many of us work with sweat and blood. And that's why this is now part of my calling. I've decided to answer this call for help and take it as part of my sole searching soul advocacy...
- to help Filipino Families make informed decisions before they purchase
- to give them list and options of available real estate properties and ultimately, to make their dream home a reality!
Today, my HOUSE HOPPER blog page is more than just a space for me to promote different properties and share about my site trip experience. Actually, it is not about me anymore... but rather it is about my blog readers who are still dreaming of having their own house and lot.
It's more than the sale! I can honestly say that Real Estate Blogging is now closer to my heart. It's not just about generating leads anymore, it's way more than that. It's an unexpected advocacy... a calling that I adhere to answer with "Real Estate with Real Service from Real People" together with this fellow driven individuals.
Now I remember why D.J. Dimaliuat, one of the 5 founders of DRIVEN Marketing Group, emphasized that "DRIVEN Cares". I also come to fully realize that their brokers and agents use the hashtags like #IamDRIVEN #IamCommitted by heart, not just for a mere social media post... This industry demands commitment and dedication to serve... you have to have that passion to serve and make things happen, not only for yourself but for other people.
With our regular training session and meet-up with Drivenites and Driven Elite, I've witnessed the positive company culture of DRIVEN Marketing Group as well as experienced some part of their activities. I can say that they are not driven by sales alone. More than that, they are DRIVEN by their passion and commitment to make a change in the life of their agents and clients. More than making money, it is about helping Filipino Families find and have their dream home. And now I can see myself sharing that same passion and dream with them.
I am Driven to help Filipino Families find their dream house.
Browse my House Hopper blog page or check the CATEGORIES on the side bar to look for properties.
Oh time flew fast!!! As I was typing this blog post, I received a call from a blog reader asking for my referral for an affordable retirement house in Cavite. His father is working in Saudi and will soon retire because of old age. They want to invest in a house and lot outside Metro Manila where they can live comfortably. If you also need information and assistance in finding your dream house and lot or condo unit, do not hesitate to contact me.
LET US HELP YOU BUILD YOUR DREAM.
REAL ESTATE PROPERTY BLOGGING GIVES ME OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW.
It opened a white space for me to color and fill with values.
Ms.Janet Toral, e-Commerce Advocate, features my HOUSE HOPPER blog page in her various talks in the Philippines as well as international presentations on Digital Marketing for Real Estate Industry.
I was able to attend several events related to Real Estate and this also inspired me to have my formal blog for this industry. REALESTATEGUIDE.asia will soon be ready to serve you with tips and news related to real estate developments.
"GROW YOURSELF TO GROW OTHERS!" That's one of the key lesson I got from Ms.Janet. Within 5 months of my real estate property blogging, I am happy to be given the chance to share my experience and knowledge to other people through several #SSStalk about Digital Marketing for Real Estate Industry.
I was scammed! I thought I'll be making lots of money as an online lead generator but I ended up getting more than what I've asked for... I earned more than what money can buy... new friends, mentors and connections!
DID YOU KNOW that to fully understand this industry, I enrolled in a Continuing Professional Development for Real Estate?
I am not required to take this 12 hours class but it is part of my commitment to be better as a real estate property blogger and an online lead generator.
I grow myself so that I can give more to others.
LET'S GROW TOGETHER AND
ACHIEVE OUR BIGGEST DREAMS!
And if your dream includes owning your own house and lot, investing in a townhouse, or getting a luxury condo unit, please let me know.
I'm just a message away! Buzz me on 0917 739 8227.
11 Benefits Why You Should Attend the 1st International REALTOR Conference and Regional Leadership Summit happening now in City of Dreams Manila
I will be in City of Dreams Manila to cover this gathering of international real estate professionals and I am very excited to learn about the latest trends and tips from the most influential experts in the real estate industry here and abroad such us Charlie A. V. Gorayeb, William "Bill" Brown, Mike McGrew, Janet Branton and Honorable Eduardo Ong to name a few. PLUS! My E-Commerce mentor Ms.Janette Toral of Digital Filipino will also be there too!
Going global means that professionals have to learn new customs and business practices. Representing buyers/sellers pose challenges for every real estate professional and adding “international” in your real estate to your resume and establishing a distinct segment of the market you want to serve could be more challenging. For Real Estate professionals planning to serve a global client base,it is essential to specialize in a very defined and distinct part of the market. Take this opportunity to learn from other specialists!
11 Benefits Why You Should Attend the International REALTOR Conference
For more information about this event, please visit their website or contact them through:
NAR Global Alliances – Philippines
3/F CREBA Center, Don A. Roces Avenue corner South A Street, Quezon City.
Phone #: +632-3732270 to 75
Fax #: +632 3732271
Evangeline “Vangie” Yia, REALTOR, CIPS
Chair NAR Global Alliance Philippines
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh I had a taste of luxury and wealth the other day when I visited this very cozy unit of Golden Empire Tower, one of the high-end condominium properties along Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Towering at 57-storeys, Golden Empire Tower affords its residents prestige, exclusivity, hard-to-beat views, and luxuriously living spaces.
The living room of this 40 million property gives you a breathtaking view of Manila Bay. Can you imagine yourself hosting a little party for your family and friends here?! That would be lovely especially during sunset. In my case, I am putting that on my bucket list!
Ohh don't forget to check the million dollar view from the bathtub!
If you need more information about this high-end condominium unit and other luxury properties, you may contact me through my mobile number 0917 739 8227 or email email@example.com so that I can connect you with the right real estate broker and licensed agent who can help yo secure your own palace in Metro Manila!
REBRANDING SOON! I am working on my newest website which will solely be dedicated for Real Estate news, events, features and reviews. I'll announce the formal launching once its done and ready to roll. HouseHopper will officially be under RealEstateGuide. I hope you can support it! Thank you.
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