In a bid to better address the 6.75-million housing backlog in the country, A Better Real Estate Philippines (ABREP), in partnership with key developers, provided more than 2,000 new real estate salespersons with free brokerage training programs for them to earn credit units necessary for accreditation with the Professional Regulation Commission.
These credit units are essential for incoming industry sales professionals. Instead of getting a PRC exam, they only need to apply for accreditation through credit units in real estate brokerage.
According to ABREP President and real estate veteran Anthony Gerard Leuterio, this is part of the organization’s advocacy of enabling and empowering Filipinos to maximize their potential in real estate.
“Those who applied in PRC for their accreditation three months ago already received their PRC Resolution Numbers. We are the only organization right now encouraging real estate salespersons to be PRC-accredited and register with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) because for us, compliance is a must,” Leuterio said.
ABREP is the fastest growing real estate organization and advocacy group promoting PRC compliance by initiating free brokerage training programs.
It also support the digitalization of the industry to enhance training, networking events, marketing and rental opportunities, social responsibility, and personal growth of its members.
“Every week, there are applications to realty. Interested applicants will undergo a qualification process before they become eligible for the free Brokerage Training Program to earn their credit units for PRC accreditation,” Leuterio said.
“In a sense, it's never-ending. But the good thing is that we have qualified brokers, and all of them are qualifying their own salespersons,” he added.
Real estate certification seminars, even those done online, usually cost up to P3,000.
But for ABREP, in the middle of a pandemic, coupled with economic recession and technological advancements, organizations and businesses should also be able to provide career opportunities and advancement to those who are financially-challenged.
Elddie John Benigay, a civil engineer by profession, recently earned his necessary credit units from ABREP’s free training program.
“Maswerte po ako dahil para akong scholar na nabigyan ng paraan makapagtrabaho sa real estate. Tapos parte ka pa ng malaking grupo na inaalagaan ka. Malaking tulong ito para sa aking pamilya,” Benigay said.
Another recent graduate of the training program also shared how it helped her to finally decide to pursue real estate.
“Akala ko matagal yung process kasi yung requirements mahirap asikasuhin ngayong pandemic. Inisip ko din kung worth it ba gumastos pa ngayon dahil naka-budget tayo eh. Pero napadali ni ABREP yung pagkuha ng certification. Thankful ako,” Charmaine Yape, a real estate salesperson, said.
As of March 10, eight batches of new real estate salespersons have already availed of ABREP’s free Brokerage Training Program for New Salespersons (Entry Level) for their credit unit certifications.