The General Membership Meeting will be today, January 27, Thursday at 4:30 pm. Venue is at Circulo Verde showroom, Ground Floor, Connecticut Carpark (behind Max’s Restaurant) Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan.
Several important issues will be discussed, such as the updates on the ongoing CRESAR series, PRC updates regarding real estate education and licensure, proposed committee projects for this year, and the launch of our very own web site, “the PRB blog site”.
Learn how we can communicate and do business in the fastest and most efficient way, get announcements from the board of trustees, follow on feature articles, read news & updates, and get links to individual members’ own sites and see their listings.
The site is envisioned to be a great tool for business, as well as the catalyst for web education and training for the members of our board.
There will also be a presentation by Toto on the newest development in San Juan: the Viridian at Greenhills.
The Pasig REALTORS Board is already on its 20th year this coming week, so join us in today’s meeting as we start the year’s celebration.
The first three to come will get these REALTOR pins and sticker.
See you there!
The Pasig REALTORS Board (PRB) Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review (CRESAR) has started with 170 participants attending. The venue is at One Cafe & Events Place, 6th Floor One Corporate Center, Dona Julia Vargas Avenue Corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The CRESAR will be held on the following dates: January 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, February 2, and 4, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Here are more photos taken during the seminar last January 21, 2011:
To those attending the seminar, may you achieve your dream of becoming licensed brokers. You have the advantage of being taught by Atty. Ariel Martinez, one of the most sought after speaker of today.
Prepare well and good luck!
Inspired by the words of PNoy (Philippine President Noynoy Aquino) ‘Kayo ang boss ko’, the 2011 Board of Trustees of the Pasig REALTORS Board (PRB) is raring to serve the members for this year. Their strategy for 2011 would be spelled out in the coming General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Jan 27, 2011.
The following is the new set of PRB officers for 2011:
Atty. Abet Sales – President
Ching Lucero – Vice President
Mau Garin-Garcia – Secretary
Maleen Lamar – Assistant Secretary
Marilyn Recio-Ramos – Treasurer
Ramky Yupangco – Assistant Treasurer
Jenny Acosta – Trustee
Stan Liberato – Trustee
Olive Ong – Trustee
Nick Pongos – Trustee
Not elected but automatically part of the board of trustees as Ex-Officio member is Manny Florendo, our Immediate Past President (IPP).
Here’s the video of their swearing in during the PAREB’s Chirstmas Party last year (video courtesy of REALTOR Raffy Salaveria, thanks Raffy):
What is special for Pasig REALTORS Board this year is the celebration of its 20th Anniversary. We’re kicking off 2011 with the launching of our blogsite that will coordinate our efforts in celebrating PRB’s 20th year.
To all PRB members, be there on January 27. The first GMM is the most important membership meeting of the year.
See you Pasig REALTORS!
I was fortunate to hear PAREB history as narrated by Realtor Ernesto G. Castañeda during the PAREB Induction and Awarding Ceremonies last December 9, 2010. The event was held at the Manila Hotel as part of the Christmas Party celebrations of the Philippine Association of REALTORS® Boards, Inc. (PAREB). PAREB is the leading brokers association in the Philippines with more than 4,000 members. Mr. Castañeda is 96 years old and was the PAREB National President from 1968 to 1969.
When he walked to the stage to induct the new set of national officers for 2011, most of us couldn’t believe that at his age he is as strong as any of the younger Realtors. He spoke clearly and has good eyesight as he was able to read the Oath of Office without glasses. His memory was still sharp; in fact he remembers well the story that led to the creation of PAREB 50 years ago.
According to him, PAREB was created from a group of Manila-based real estate brokers with two American journalists. They planned to have the group accredited with the REALTORS® association in the United States. A special mention was made of ethics as a character of the new organization and its goal to set a high ethical standard in the real estate profession.
As a practicing licensed broker (DTI Lic. No. 19164), I liked Mr. Castañeda giving importance to ethics because I believe ethical practice is one of the distinctive mark of a REALTOR®. My analogy to this is, if there are “high end” and “low end” products, a “special” or “regular” food; in real estate brokerage there is a REALTOR® who is distinct from an unlicensed practitioner.
I must confess I was awed by Mr. Castañeda. For me he exemplifies the highly ethical and principled Realtor. It was his loving concern for the well being of others that made him share the secret on the ingredient of his long life.
And do you now know what that secret is? Just listen to Realtor Raffy Salaveria’s video below.
I won’t tell you myself. After all it is a secret.
The Pasig REALTORS Board (PRB) celebrated its Christmas party last December 6, 2010 at the Valle Verde 1 Clubhouse. One thing that I like with this group is the high level of volunteerism and service orientation of its members. I have been in a number of organizations and have been in the service industry for more than 20 years yet I have to see a group as helpful and as selfless as the members of the PRB.
A good example of this service ethics is Diana delos Reyes: when the Philippine Association of REALTORS Board (PAREB) called for a broadway-oriented presentation for the National Convention, she stepped forward to initiate it. Another member, Toto Acosta, with his experience and resources then took over and developed the idea. Other members who are gifted with talent then completed the group. The volunteers were Dang Lorica, Mau Garin, Ket Santos, Leng Reyes, Manny Florendo, and George Bernares. Hence Mama Mia was presented both at the national convention and the board’s Christmas party this year.
With this presentation, PRB has really something to be proud of. The quality of membership of the board is superb. For me, these examples of service are some of the things that encourage more members to join the organization. This important attribute undoubtly make these Realtors the number one choice of their clients for their real estate transactions (Diana owns her own realty company, the Metro Asia Estates, Inc. with office at the Mega Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig). Sadly she’s leaving us for another board.
One of the main reason why I’m writing this piece is her leaving us. When she’s helping, she encourages a lot of people to do their best. Last May she headed the PRB Team for the PAREB mini-olympics which was held as part of PAREB’s 50th year celebrations. In spite of being a small board, we won third overall. The Christmas party attendance wouldn’t be much more than last year without her monitoring the confirmed number through her Sun Blackberry. She is also helping in the ongoing Continuing Professional Education program of the board.
I think with her 12 years in the PRB, her contribution would be sorely missed.
Here’s wishing you the best Diana!
What a wonderful time Christmas season is! Last night we had our Christmas Celebration at a Valle Verde Clubhouse and it was well attended by the members and special guests of the Pasig Realtors’ Board. There was good food and dancing until midnight. There was also entertainment and lots of beautiful company.
Within the past two years I have witnessed the tremendous growth of the Pasig Realtors Board (with membership doubling). It attracted a lot of well respected people of good standing in the real estate industry. Being with these people makes me very proud of being a Pasig Realtor.
The party preparation was really great. I can’t help but notice the high level of volunteerism and the superb quality of service within the board. For me, this shows the maturity and character of a lot of its members. If I may add, a good example of this volunteerism and selfless service is the work of Ms. Olive Ramos. She not only follows up everyone whenever we have activities, she goes out of her way to serve.
I remember last July, when the licensing of brokers and agents with the DTI were about to expire, she got the much needed documents for the licensing of one of my agents at the McDonald’s parking (of all places)!
Unfortunately this year, Ms. Olive’s brother died and she had to go to Chicago to attend the wake in a very short notice. I happend to be there visiting my family after attending the National Association of Realtors convention in New Orleans. By stroke of luck, even with all the different airline schedules and the choice of different carriers, her flight back to the Philippines happened to be the same as mine.
When we met at the O’Hare airport, we found out that her baggage was overweight by 10 pounds. Since I was travelling lightly, I took the extra pounds and happily muscled her heavy carry-on luggage up the overhead bins. We were seated closely so I took over the lifting.
She was so thankful to God for the coincidence, but she didn’t know that I was more thankful to God for letting me serve her back for her services to us in the board.
Now I know there is really truth to the saying “what goes around, comes around”.
Happy Holidays everyone!