5/09/2011

Brokers are still UNHAPPY despite RESA Law

Mag dadalawang taon na simula nung na-approve ang Real Estate Service Act of 1999 (RA 9646 or RESA Law). Wala pa ring maayos na implementation. Useless pa rin ang license, parang badge lang. Wala pa ring kasiguraduhan ang ikina-bubuhay ang mga brokers and salespersons. Hindi maka-pasok ang mga reforms natin dahil nandyan pa naka-upo ang mga anomalous na PRB-RES. Nakaka-lungkot. Kung sino ang tama at malinis ang hangarin, siya ang struggler. Kung sino ang mali at personal interest lang ang pinoprotektahan, siya yung naka-upo.

Tingnan mo yang mga Association, mga myembro parami ng parami, hindi naman kumikita bilang mga brokers, kaya napaka-raming inactive members na parang mga baka lumulutang lang pag CPE time na na kailangan nang gatasan. Ang Associations lang ang kumikita sa CEP, membership fee, and profit sa profiteering social activities. Ang mga myembro ginagamit lang ng mga officers bilang listing informant. Yang mga Association na yan, matagal na yan sila nag rule, pero wala yang ginawa para masugpo ang mga colorums, palibhasa mga lider din nyan ang nakikipag-rub-elbows sa mga developers na nag-aalaga ng mga colorums.

Noon time ng DTI dahan-dahan dumarami ang mga colorums, ngayon time ng PRC marami pa rin colorum, kasi dahil dyan sa mga Associations leaders who are puppeteering the anomalously installed PRB-RES. Ang mga brokers, badge lang ng license meron sila, pero walang regular na income sa benta, KAWAWA. Nangapital yan ng malaking pera and time para mag CPE at pumasa sa exam, ngayon may license na, ang tanong eh makakain ba nila yang broker license badge na yan?

Binigyan ka na ng RA 9646 ng gobyerno para ma-protectahan ang profession mo, pero pina-ambush mo ang RA 9646 sa mga anomalously installed PRB-RES, kaya ayun, ZERO ZERO ZERO pa rin bulsa mo, gutom ka pa rin kahit gaano karami yang picture mo bilang licensed broker, kasi TANGA ka! Paano hinawakan leeg mo? Hehehehe, through the Associations!

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FACEBOOK PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM MR. CONFIDENTIAL

Sir John, I read all your latest postings. You are correct when you said that RESA Law still nothing had happened except PRC Cards and Certificate. There are many loopholes. Here are some additional points for you to know. Developers immediate families and the developers themselves had joined CRESAR and eventually passed the exam now they are licensed brokers they can get 20 salespersons. If in the family there are three brokers there are 60 maximum salespersons then hire another brokers to compete with the independent brokers or realty firms. Developers trained salespersons for free and automatically hired as sales persons under their licensed brokers immediate families. I want to hear your valued comments in this regard.

Unlicensed Real Estate sales agents are rampant they even poted their listings in the internet without fear of RESA LAW. Their excuse? they collected listings at their wish and post to internet with their cp or tel numbers, when somebody who will inquire to those listings the unlicensed agents will refer the inquiry to the broker. Tehnically the unlicensed agent violated nothing they can call themselve as a real estate dealer. But why they posted their contact numbers and listings under their contact numbers did they violated RESA LAW? One example is the certain Glen Ulep somewhere in Manila he even posted a big billboard for sale and his contact numbers along the way in Tarlac SCTEX near Concepcion Exit. I inquired the property under the guise of a prospective buyer then I asked Glen Ulep if he is a licensed broker he replied no but will refer me to the broker he he he.

Another excuse of unlicensed real estate agents is the SPA. Unlicensed agents can secure an SPA from the Seller as an alternate of an ATS from the Seller. Now he can transact business with the prospective buyer even without a licensed because they are the Atty in Fact of the property owner. How we can addressed this Modus operandis while they violated no law?

JRP RESPONSE

Q: On Developers having immediate familes as brokers.
A: No issue at all as long as 1:20 broker to salesperson ratio is observed. All Salespersons must register in PRC and HLURB.

Q: On Special Power of Attorney.
A: For your information, I am the first one who hatched this issue. The RA 9646 allows this, therefore it is not a modus operandi. If the SPA does not contain a clause that obligates the property owner to pay compansation to the SPA, then there is no need to get a license.

LESSON FOR THE DAY: Just stick on the RA 9646 by the letters. Do not argue against it because it is a legislated law. I guarantee you, as long as the Law is implemented to the letter, the real estate sector will become vibrant and we will all be happy. What I am saying is, YOUR priority advocacy now is to (1) call for the voluntary resignation the current PRB-RES because thse guys are anomalously installed and these guys are puppets of the policy fixers/twisters, and (2) call for the formation of the IPORESP.

Habang nasa Cold War mentality yang PAREB and REBAP, masasakripisyo talaga ang TAMA at tayong lahat. Parehong dirty players yang dalawang yan eh. Kailangan yang dalawang yan ay ibaba muna nila ang mga flags nila at magka-isa LAHAT para maka-formation ang IPORESP.

The reforms we need in the real estate service sector can be read in my separate blog titled My Platform for AIPO.

3 comments:

Jon said...

Sir, what are your thoughts on the enforcement of the RESA law? There's a penal provision, but who will enforce it and how can we report unlicensed practitioners? Who's going to support the licensed brokers and the accredited salespersons? Has the PRB-RES given any indication of real support for the RESA law and us?

JOHN ODONNELL R. PETALCORIN said...

Section 37 of RA 9646 have a straightforward provision on enforcement of this law. It clearly says the PRB-RES will be assisted by PNP in apprehending violators and by PRC in the prosecution of cases.

The problem now is the current PRB-RES are not enforcing the law. Why? Looking back at history. These PRB-RES are nominees of the FRESA. FRESA was the "inutile" federation of Associations during DTI period, the reason why anomalies grew so rampant in the real estate service sector. Pag pasok ng RESA, nalipat sa PRC, etong defunct FRESA ang ginamit ng mga developers para ma penetrate ang PRC at sila ang ma nominate. What do you expect? Inutile noon, inutile din ngayon, Walang hulihan noon, wala rin hulihan ngayon, kasi FRESA pa rin ang ginawang interim IPO eh.

Dapat walang Interim IPO. Dapat nag call ng National Convention ang PRC, para ma form ang IPO at makapag-nominate ang IPO ng PRB-RES.

Pag ma-establish na natin ang IPO, mag nominate na tayo ng PRB-RES. The IPO members will be made responsible in reporting violators to PRB-RES, this responsibility will become an oligation that I will include in the Code of Ethics and Responsibilities. Diba noong araw Code of Ethics lang. Pero sa RESA, ang tawag ay Code of Ethics and Responsibilities na. Meron nang Responsibilities. Etong COde of Ethics and Responsibilities ay gagawin pa lang ng IPO, sa ngayon wala pang IPO, so I wonder kung ano anhg tinuro ng mga CRESAR sa mga nag-take ng exam, eh wala pang COde of Ethics and Responsibilities.

Jon said...

Unfortunately, there seems to be NO way to contact the PRB-RES to report violators and violations. And it's almost impossible to contact PRC as well (they don't even have listed phone numbers on their website). Well, the current board's time is almost up anyway. Hopefully, the major organizations like PAREB and REBAP take the initiative to consolidate all the organizations and form the AIPO.