Realty By JM

Salt and Light of Philippine Realty

B.I.R Ordered To Collect More Taxes From Professionals

Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority. – Romans 13:6-7

“give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” – Matthew 22:21


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What’s your most gratifying realty transaction?

Mine was a surprise. It did not come from a big transaction which most realty newbie dream of. It did not even come from a very small sale. Believe it or not, it came from ‘not’ closing a sale. Without adieu, here’s what happened…

Sometime in the 2nd week of January 2011, I got a call from Jose Cuervo (not his real name). He’s an American calling fromHawaii looking at my online ad of a 2 bedroom, residential condominium unit in Ortigas center. He did not waste time and said: “I’m visitingManila next week and would like to view this unit.” To cut the long story short, we set the appointment and met on January 19, 2011. That day, I showed him two units. After two days, we met again and saw three more units handled by our MLS co-brokers. Like I said earlier, this isn’t a successful close.

Four months after, I got a call from the same guy asking questions about the title transfer process in thePhilippines. In the middle of our conversation, he asked if I can assist with the transfer process and how much would it cost him if I provide that kind of service. Since I have no experience on the matter, I said I’ll think about it. After exchanging a number of email correspondences, I finally agreed to accept the job.

I’m not disclosing what I earned because I am more gratified with his reason for contacting me and hiring my services as a real estate broker.  The feeling of being sought after, or being treated as a professional / expert, for me, is just priceless. So, what’s your story?

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