Realty By JM

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FYI: APEC Weekend Road Schemes & Other Details

As you may know, Metro Manila will hold the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (AELM) on November 18 to 19 2015. These dates have been declared special non-working days; the kind that reorganizes and changes traffic flow in the metro. All details on rerouting/alternate routes and road closures can be seen on the link below:

APEC Road Advisory For AELM Week (November 15-19, 2015)

Be advised that the number scheme will be implemented in Metro Manila

Also, if you want to follow the dialogue and know more, like the Facebook page.

So, what are your plans for the long weekend?


Filed under: Real Estate Broker

The Results Are Out! August 2015 Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exams

In just 5 days, the Professional Regulation Commission has released the results for the 2015 Real Estate Appraisers Licensure Exams. Complete lists of passers, top-notchers, registration requirements, and more are posted on the PRC Website.

Congratulations to the Successful Examinees! May you have a prosperous career πŸ˜‰

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Building Bridges and Informed Decisions: The Need For Real Estate Brokers vs Websites


Here is a quick post. I just want to share this article on the importance and role of a Real Estate Broker.

Six Reasons Websites Cannot Replace Real Estate BrokersΒ (Lamudi Philippines)

If I may add, implied in the article is that human factor, the relationship you make with a professional in the midst of all that talk on Buyer-Seller transactions. The upside of course is Brokers form Associations or are Associated with other Brokers. This fact alone organically improves reach and engagements many folds.

So, try to build bridges and try not to be confined in the walls of your device. Let us handle it. πŸ˜‰

Section 3-g-(4) of the RESA Law IRR:

β€œReal estate broker – a duly registered and licensed natural person who, for a professional fee, commission or other valuable consideration, acts as an agent of a party in a real estate transaction to offer, advertise, solicit, list, promote, mediate, negotiate or effect the meeting of the minds on the sale, purchase, exchange, mortgage, lease or joint venture, or other similar transactions on real estate or any interest therein.”

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Transpacific Partnership Setback? The Fair Competition Act Explained.


Here is a brief explanation and update on the Philippine Fair Competition Act. Let me just tell in advance Pres. Aquino did not change his stand on Foreign ownership restrictions in the Constitution. It is just there are high rank officials who think relaxing said restrictions is necessary in commencing the Transpacific Partnership. Learn more in the video below.

Do you think this non-resolution is a setback? Are you for or against relaxing Foreign Ownership restriction? Is the Philippines ready for this level of competition?

Source: ANC (

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Welcome Successful Examinees!

The Official Results are out! In just four days, REBAP has released the Examination Results for the May 2015 Real Estate Broker Licensure Exams. This we have to be thankful to the staff and association for the fast work of 10,370 Examinees, and to the Board members who proctor the exams. Registration details and requirements can be found on REBAP article.

Other links on the page you may want to see first:

Congratulations and may you serve well!


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Late Post: New Links & Fixed Links

(Something I just want to get out of the way…)



It has been a while since I posted anything, hasn’t it? I’ve been busy lately with preparations for my cousin’s big wedding, and some other business/trading for my hobby in the other end. Anyway, I am currently fixing and improving the blog’s broken external links which was brought to my attention when my brother and I consulted a website designer. I have managed to find the broken ones and simply updated the URLs. I also removed some links that are suspended or closed namely the links to PAREB and PMRB web in the Blogs section. A replacement will be in the works soon hopefully. For the fun part, I have added links to my Pinterest account, my Pasig blog, and link to the web affiliate or MLS account I use. I use Pinterest to put all my favorite photos from all projects, and viewings I handle. My Pasig Blog is where I note listings (others’ and mine) I come across.

It is good practice to inspect your web blog or sites’ external links because not all organizations, companies, brands, etc can maintain them. Some, if not most, change completely while others close entirely. Also, you may be at fault on your end as well. You may have linked your other site, upgraded plans or subscriptions, or changed URLs then, forgot to update the blog link end. Needless to say, I will be adding or removing some more links in the future.

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Your Room Assignments For Real Estate Brokers Exam (Ph)


Yesterday, REBAP released the room assignments for this weekend’s Real Estate Brokers Exam. Here is the link:

Also, for those really studying extra hard, here is the link to the Free PDF download of Reviewer:

God bless to the examinees and you can do it!

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