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CES Academy is a provider of the best real estate education in the country. Backed up with 30 years of first hand experience in the industry, our goal is to refresh practitioners with the fundamentals of real estate as a profession through seminars, and teach the latest trends and practices.

120 hours or 60 hours?

We are getting a lot of inquiries on how they can earn the 120 hours of Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Training (CRESAT) required by PRC for the upcoming March 2012 Broker's Licensure Examination. 

The answer is: THERE ARE MANY WAYS, and it depends on how you would like your hours credited.

PRC-PRBRES is considerate of those who have actual experience and training in the real estate selling already, that is why in the IRR of the RESA Law, they have stated that "the 120 hours seminar and trainings are satisfied, for purposes of compliance of the respective applications, as follows:
a) 60 hours lecture, classroom, and/or seminar hours on real estate subjects, and/or modules unde a comprehensive real estate seminar and review (CRESAR) , credit units/hours earned in any accredited seminar, convention, lecture of an accredited service provider;
b) 60 hours of on-the-job training, apprenticeship, and/or workshop as certified by i) a registered and licensed real estate broker; ii) a duly licensed and registered real estate developer; iii) accredited service providers for workshops."

 So whether you have past or present real estate work experience or not, you still get to enjoy the same 60-60 crediting hour provision.

To put it in a more "structured" perspective, here is a map to help you understand the 60-60 hour crediting:

Now, the next question is: WHAT IF I JUST TAKE A FULL 120-HOUR PROGRAM?

This is the easiest way possible, BUT more expensive (think doubling up the 60-hour CRES fee). But, for some, getting 120-hours straight lecture is more effective in terms of understanding and memory retention. 

Right now, CES ACADEMY is holding a 3rd batch of 60-HOUR CRES, and will also hold some more batches on October, November, December, until January 2012. But if there is a NEED for us to stretch our schedule to 120 HOURS, then we will certainly think about it. 

So, HELP US DECIDE! VOTE IN OUR ONLINE FACEBOOK POLL! CLICK HERE!


YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO US! SO WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Post your comments HERE and on our facebook page.

THANKS! :)
  

IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

After the first successful PRC-initiated Broker's and Appraiser's Licensure Examination last March and July respectively, we are OVERWHELMED at the same time GRATEFUL not only for the many participants who trusted us in their review, but also to the HIGH PERCENTAGE PASSING RATE that we were able to achieve!


To celebrate, we invite our students to our VICTORY and FELLOWSHIP NIGHT on September 17, 2011, 5pm, at 5th Floor Function Room, Harvester Corporate Center, P. Tuazon, Cubao, Quezon City. 

Lots of prizes and giveaways to give away, and RECOGNITION will be given to our students who made it to the TOP TEN!

Best of all, this is a time not only to reunite with our classmates, study groups, but also a chance to MEET NEW PEOPLE and BROADEN OUR REAL ESTATE NETWORK! Business and pleasure all in one!

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!

Tickets are sold for P300 each, and includes a sumptous buffet dinner, giveaways, unlimited photobooth, raffle prize entries, and SO MUCH MORE!

We are also giving away a souvenir program with COMPLETE STUDENT DIRECTORY for your future referral needs :)


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!


WANT TO ADVERTISE IN OUR SOUVENIR PROGRAM?
- Advertise your businesses!
- Advertise your listings!
- Even put a personalized congratulatory message for your study groups!

Contact KRISKA (09178227390) for marketing packages and pledges.  

 

Reservation for Broker's CRES Starts NOW!

For other inquiries, please call 9417929 and look for Tricia/Roal.

ENROLL NOW!!!

10 Social Media Lifeskills for Real Estate Professionals

I found this article while browsing over real estate tips in the internet. A good read, and I'm sharing the full text with everyone. Hope we learn a thing..or should I say 10 things from this. :)
 
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If you have kids, then you probably know that most schools teach character education along with the ABC’s and 123′s. And when I was teaching elementary school, there were 10 lifeskills in particular that I focused on with my class each year: integrity, active listening, effort, respect, caring, responsibility, cooperation, trustworthiness, courage, diligence.

These lifeskills set the stage for better communication between teacher and student, student and student, and even child and parent. The lifeskills provided me with the opportunity to help my students interact more positively, engage in cooperative learning, and problem solve when disagreements arose.

With the advent of new marketing techniques (namely social media strategies), it seems rather apparent that we should infuse the lifeskills we learned back in the day (when we began learning to better communicate and cooperate) within our current business goals and strategies. So I’ve taken character education full circle here by suggesting the following: “10 Social Media Lifeskills for Real Estate Professionals”.

1.       Integrity- Be the real you. Strive for authentic engagement by being the same person you are online that you are offline. Instead of selling what you do, share who you are and your daily experiences. And when it comes to your avatar (profile picture) be a person, not a real estate logo. People connect with people, not signs and buildings.

2.       Active Listening- Although it’s important to share your  interests, it’s even more important to pay attention to others. Learning what your network is passionate about only helps you ask better questions, provide better resources, and become a better advisor.  Who’s Talkin? and SocialMention are 2 social search engines that make it even easier to monitor certain people and topics you care about.

3.       Effort- Add value! Know your expertise and passion well enough to identify resources that may be helpful to your network.  If you’re not sure where to look for great resources, try a social bookmarking tool like Delicious or Digg where others share their favorite articles. Monitor your resources and share regularly, provide your own insight and strategies for implementation.

4.       Respect- You gotta give it to get it! Show respect for others, even your “competitors” in your niche. And when it comes to connecting with new people on social networks like Facebook or Linkedin, consider sending a brief authentic message explaining why you’d like to connect or how you know them. Don’t bombard people with spammy or salesy messages. Social Media is NOT about hard-selling, it’s about mutual respect.

5.       Caring- Reach out to others, colleagues and clients alike! And do good things without being asked like retweeting others tweets, “liking” or commenting on Facebook posts, and commenting on or praising blog articles you enjoy. Connect and befriend local clients and business owners online.  For example, join local interest or business based Facebook groups that you care about or want to get involved with, or create your own. Join or volunteer for a local cause. This shows how much you care about the city and neighborhoods you work and live in.

6.       Responsibility- Think before you act and take responsibility for your social interactions. If you write an article or share a resource that you found from someone else, be sure to source that person by linking back to the original article or a social profile. If you make a mistake or offend someone unknowingly, apologize. And be sure to welcome feedback and be responsive to it.

7.       Cooperation- Sometimes you can get to your goal that much faster by collaborating. Share and work together with others in the real estate industry or in your local market area. Draw upon the strengths of others and pool your resources whether it’s organizing an event, creating helpful Web content, or asking for help with a project.  For example, co-host a blog based or Facebook contest, help plan a Tweetup or nearby REBarCamp, guest-post on local business or interest based blogs, co-author a local ebook for homeowners, co-sponsor a charity event, etc.

8.       Trustworthiness- If you make a promise to someone, then do it.  Don’t be a slim shady and betray someone’s trust in you. That’s the fastest way to get unfollowed or unfriended. Provide clear expectations on your blog and social profiles about the real estate services you DO provide. If you list your expertise as working with independent women homeowners, make sure you deliver that expertise online and when working with clients. That’s how you become your network’s trusted advisor!

9.       Courage- Try something new! Are you interested in getting your feet wet with video? Don’t be afraid to dive in and give something a try! It’s all a learning process anyway, and even failed attempts can be endearing!

10.   Diligence- Create a custom social media marketing plan for your real estate business and commit to it. Schedule daily check-in times for maintaining your social profiles and/or read and research time for blog articles. Be consistent!

One last reminder….measure what you make! If you share a resource via Twitter or Facebook, use a URL tracking tool like BudURL, Cli.gs, or Bitly. If you blog, be sure to take advantage of what good analytics can tell you, try Google Analytics or GetClicky.com. Studying what your clients do or don’t react to can provide you with insight as to what kind of content or resources your network finds helpful! This way you can reach more folks and keep the conversation flowing!

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What a Real Estate Salesperson Needs to Know

On August 16, 2011, The Manila Standard Today published the full text of the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service (PRBRES) Resolution 13, dubbed, "The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9646, and Issuance of the Guidelines on the Accreditation of Real Estate Salespersons under the same section."

The said resolution enumerated several guidelines on the qualifications, requirements and application procedure for the PRC accreditation of real estate salespersons.

What are the qualifications in applying for a real estate salesperson accreditation at PRC?
In general, the following are the qualifications: (Category 1)
  • Filipino citizen
  • At least 2nd year in college, or has earned at least 72 units in college
  • Good moral character
  • Prior work experience is not required

Can salespersons who are at least high school graduates apply?
No, they cannot apply for a salesperson's license. 

Back in 2011, all HS-graduate salesperon applicants who were either: DTI/HLURB-licensed already (category 2) or 3 years in active practice with a developer (category 3), were given the privilege to apply at PRC. However, they were given a deadline until July 30 2011 (the same deadline for the grandfather clause of brokers, appraisers, consultants and assessors). It was extended until December 31, 2011, and further moved to January 2, 2012, since the former fell on a weekend. In June 2012, a final seven-working day extension was given to the said applicants, and after which, real estate salesperson that are in the HS-graduate categories can no longer apply to PRC.
     
What are the requirements for all applicants of salesperson accreditation?
  • Original and photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate/Certificate of Live Birth
  • Original and photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate/Contract (for married female only)
  • Original NBI Clearance (must be valid)
  • Passport-size photos with complete nametag below, on white background
  • 1x1 photos with complete nametage below, on white background
  • Recent Community Tax Certificate (CTC) or "cedula"
  • Duly-accomplished application form 
  • Transcript of Records (TOR) showing proof of educational attainment
  • Notarized 12-hour CPE certificate from an accredited service provider
What are the steps in applying for the salesperson's license?
1. Submit the filled-up or accomplished application with documents for pre-evaluation to the Office of the Secretary. PRBs or the Assistant Secretary, ORBs (3rd floor Main Building) at the PRC Central Office, and the Regional Offices processing counters.

2. Proceed to the cashier for payment of fees P600.00 (Ground floor, Main Building)

3. Proceed to the Customer Service Center for metered documentary stamp.

4. Submit duly accomplished application form to the Office of the Assistant Secretary, PRBs (3rd floor)

5. Verify the status of your application at the PRC website.  

6. Within a reasonable period, the enrolled accredited salespersons shall be issued with their identification cards (ID), containing the data or items that are material to the use thereof in their practice as real estate accredited salespersons.

7. THE SAID ID SHALL BE RENEWABLE EVERY YEAR FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM HIS/HER BIRTH MONTH.  

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: CPE for Salespersons

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Please be informed that the AUGUST 22 CPE for Salespersons (Monday) has been CANCELLED

The AUGUST 24 schedule will still PUSH THROUGH but at a DIFFERENT VENUE, which will be at: UNIT 2114, ,CITYLAND TOWER 1, HV DELA COSTA, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY.

Those who have previously reserved for the August 22 CPE are advised to transfer to the August 24 schedule. 


FEE:                P1,850 per head
                                               
GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!!!*
P1,650/head for 20-40 salespersons
P1,550/head for 41-50 salespersons
P1,350/head for 51-80 salespersons  

 INCLUSIONS:              Comprehensive Real Estate Training Manual
                                        Morning, lunch and afternoon meals (dinner not included)
                                        Accreditation to PRC
                                        Notarized Certificate of Attendance (PRC requirement)
SOLE LECTURER:     Mr. Cesar E. Santos, Sr.

To reserve, please deposit FULL AMOUNT (or 50% downpayment to group discount takers)  to the following bank details:

Account Name: Cesar E. Santos Real Estate Academy, Inc.
Account No.: S/A No. 6510023112
Bank: BDO-Marikina Bayan-Bayanan Branch


Please fax a copy of your deposit slip to 9417929. Put the note: CPE SALESPERSONS AUG 2011, with your full name and contact details.

“FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY”


For more details, please call/email TRICIA or ROAL at:
+63.2 941 7929
+63.917 499 6544
cesacademy@cesson.com.ph



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!