Last Broker’s Exam Review today

The PAREB – Pasig Real Estate Board, Inc. (PRB) is conducting its last review today for the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination scheduled on Sunday, March 27, 2011. The venue for the review is at the Valle Verde Country Club (click here for map). It will be held from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. with Atty. Ariel Martinez giving the review.

The schedule and the coverage for the exams can be found in this website: Real Estate and Seminar Review. Examinees are reminded to be at the examination venue way ahead before the published time to consider the length of time to get a parking (for those with cars) and to avoid the long lines during the filling up of forms. Remember there will be thousands of other examinees taking up the broker’s licensure examinations with you.

March 27, 2011 will be a long day for the test takers; here are some tips we can share:

1.  Be sure to take something before you go. By the time you will have your merienda, more than four hours would have passed.
2. There is nothing like preparedness to avoid the panic and the rush during that day. Please study well and take a rest before the exams.
3. Avoid cramming, so if you have difficulty reviewing yourself, take the review.

When you have done everything, there’s nothing you can do anymore but commit the results to the almighty (if you believe in one). Acceptance in His design and purpose in your life will definitely calm your nerves and give you an undivided focus during exam day. So please do not worry at all, a lot of people will also be praying for you.

Good luck and may God bless you!

Real Estate Broker’s Examination Review

The PAREB – Pasig Real Estate Board, Inc. (PRB) will be conducting a special one-day review in preparation for the Real Estate Broker’s Licensure Examination to be given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on March 27, 2011. This is open to those who have attended the Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review (CRESAR) conducted by any service provider.

The schedule will be on March 21, 2011 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and the venue is at the One Cafe & Events Place, 6th Floor One Corporate Center, Dona Julia Vargas Avenue Corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The review will be conducted by Atty. Ariel Martinez, one of the most sought after CRESAR speaker (see previous post).

Here is the map to the location:

The fee is P2,000.00 and can be paid through bank deposit to the following PRB account:

Bank: RCBC Savings Bank
Branch: Pacific Place, Pearl Drive
Account No.:  S/A 1001-09604-1
Account Name: PAREB-Pasig Realtors Board, Inc

You may fax the deposit slip with your name to Ms. Vicky Collantes at Fax No. 667-3757, or call 910-5546 to confirm your payment.

There are limited seats only. So if you want to be well prepared for the Real Estate Broker’s Examination, reserve now!

PRB General Membership Meeting moved to March 22

The Pasig Real Estate Board, Inc. (PRB) General Membership Meeting will be held on March 22 instead of March 24 to give way to the review classes that will be held on that day. The GMM will be sponsored by Greenfield Development Corporation, a 50 year-old landholding company owning more than 11-hectares of prime commercial property in Mandaluyong.

The meeting will be held at Greenfield’s Twin Oaks Showroom in Greenfield District just across Soho Central. There will be free parking at the Soho Central. For those not familiar with the development, this is in the area of what used to be known as Edsa Central.

If you want to see what Greenfields development can give our brokers and buyers, come to the meeting. There will be updates on other activities of the board.

The meeting will start promptly at 5:00 pm., so PRB members please come on time.

We hope to see you there.

Come and have breakfast

There’s a breakfast meeting among businessmen and professionals in the Ortigas Center area where they talk not only about their businesses and profession but also about God’s “businesses” in their lives. I’m refering to the breakfast meeting of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) held at Racks in El Pueblo Complex, ADB Avenue corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila every Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 am.

They have been inviting fellow businessmen and professionals for breakfast (for two years now in the venue) and a lot have been “refreshed” and enlightened by the sharing of the group members. Many business owners, some CEOs of companies and other professionals have been attending so if you have the chance to go to this breakfast, you wouldn’t want to miss what they are getting aside from the good food in Racks. The first breakfast is free courtesy of your sponsor, but even without a sponsor you can walk in and introduce yourself  as a businessman or professional.

So if you are in Pasig and is looking for more meaning in your life, I am inviting you to the men’s breakfast. For couples, you may come for the joint breakfast every  last Saturday of the month. There are also similar breakfasts in more than 100 venues all over the Philippines. Even if you’re not from Pasig you can go to one, in fact there’s one in Club Filipino Greenhills every Thursday from 7:30  to 9:00 am. The Greenhills group have been doing this for more than 25 years now.

Anyone who is interested may call me at 0918 923 4955 or 782 6034 . We can meet up at Rack’s Pasig on a Saturday morning, or at Club Filipino if you want to come on a Thursday.

My friends, I hope to see you one of these days. Come and have breakfast with us!

You Look Wonderful Tonight

There’s a place in Makati where you will look wonderful after a few rounds of tapas and wine. The place is called Charlie’s Bar in Malugay. Some Pasig Realtors Board (PRB) members checked out the place after finishing the Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review (CRESAR) they were doing. The members who went there (Atty. Abet Sales, Mau Garin-Garcia, Jenny Acosta, Ket Santos, Leng Reyes, and others) were surprised to find out the wonderful singing talent of fellow member Stan Liberato who sang Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”.

Charlie’s music and wine jazz bar is co-owned by fellow member Robert and Jenny Acosta and is located at 7232 Malugay St., Bel Air, Makati (inside Makati Golf Club). Their telephone numbers are +632 840 5745 or +632 830 2222; they are open from Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm and 5:30 pm to 12:30 am.

PRB General Membership Meeting on February 24

The Pasig Realtors Board, Inc. (PRB) monthly membership meeting will be on February 24, 2011 at the Penthouse of residencia 8888 Condominium, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. A lot of important updates will be discussed. There will be a presentor from the Electronic Yellow Pages. See what they have for us.

There will be sharing of best practices in real estate among members. Bring your hottest listings and requirements. This will be a good time to bond and do business with fellow brokers.

Be counted, be there!

Buena Mano’s Brokers Night

Here’s an invitation for brokers to be accredited with BPI:

Good day!  Attached is a letter inviting Atty. Ariel Martinez and the Metro Manila PAREB Boards to BUENA MANO’s BROKERS NIGHT this Feb. 22, 2011, Tuesday, at SMX, SM MOA Complex, Pasay City.

Nace Sue P. Peñaranda 
Manager
Marketing Unit
Property Sales and Leases Division 

According to Pasig Realtors Board (PRB) members who attended this event last year, this is a night of fun with a lot of giveaways to be expected. The board has only 15 slots for this event so grab this opportunity when you can.

Be there on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at the Hall 2, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

What’s the Viridian?

Viridian is defined as a durable bluish-green pigment coming from the Latin word “viridis”, meaning green. In the english language, it is the more elegant name for the word green. In popular culture, it is used to describe the green design movement.

In the Philippines, it is the name of the newest project to be launched by Ortigas and Company, the developer who built Greenhills. The Viridian at Greenhills is handled by the following lead brokers group: GH Heritage Group, the Prime & Green, and the Castle Group.

The Castle Group is organized with some prominent Pasig Realtors as accredited brokers.  To join, you may contact Toto Acosta or give your email address in the comments section of this post.

For investors, avail of the investment price now as it’s expected to go up once the project is formally launched!

Click here for more details: Viridian at Greenhills.

Click here to see the presentation

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year to all!

This year, according to the Chinese, is the year of the rabbit. We do hope that this will bring us good luck. The year started right for the Pasig Realtors as there were two major events that happened today:

1. The Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review (CRESAR) which started last January 17, 2011 was finished (60 credit units).

Here are some photos:

2. The PRB Blog Team started a mentoring program that introduced the members to blogging. Hopefully this sessions will continue until participants will be able to put up their own blogsite.

To those who finished today’s activities congratulations!

May you have a more fruitful year ahead.