QUESTION: Sir John, naiiyak na ako! Mawawalan na ako ng trabaho dahil sa RA 9646. Highschool graduate lang ako, 52 years old. Ang trabaho ko eh mag distribute ng real estate fliers, walang salary, pero may commission. Anong gagawin ko?
ANSWER: Find a licensed real estate broker and attach to him/her.
Because you don't meet the educational requirement, you will not qualify to become a registers Salesperson under the Licensed Broker. However, Brokers and even Salespersons normally hire non-Salespersons on salary basis to distribute fliers and do saturation. The R.A. 9646 does not require a license and registration to distribute fliers.
Just a piece of advice. Be sure that your name will not be the name stamped as contact person at the back of the fliers that you distribute, if you fail to follow this advice, you might go to jail. It is the name of the Broker or Salesperson who employ you that will appear at the back of the fliers. If you find a potential buyer, contact your employer (Salesperson or Broker) and have him/her talk and deal directly to the buyer.
So don't worry. You will still be earning in the real estate industry. Under the new set-up, you will no longer be included in the commission structure. This time you will become employed and you will be paid salary or wage with all the employee benefits.