Real estate business a good choice for fresh graduates-A A +A
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
THE fast-rising real property development in Davao City is known as a sustainable source of income to its workers.
This is how real estate broker Alexander Bataller sees the goodness this industry brings for those who chase opportunity here.
Bataller said he is new to the industry with only two years of experience, but views property development as a good choice for fresh graduates seeking temporary employment.
"We can also help others to get sustainable job by being sales agents," Bataller said.
Both sales agents and brokers can earn a minimum of P30,000, but can go higher to P1 million a month depending on how hard they work to sell their products if they engage in the business.
"Right now, I have five sales agents," Bataller said while encouraging fresh graduates to really try what this industry has in store for them.
For him, it's not really hard to close a deal with clients as long as someone possesses “sipag at tiyaga”, a common line that every successful Filipino business personality utters each time.
Bataller said what makes it more desirable to work in real estate is the present condition of the industry in Davao City. In fact, what everybody observes around -- be it fully-erected infrastructure or on-going constructions -- is just a prelude of what is going to come in a few year's time.
Another good thing about being an arm of the industry players is that it requires no age limit to work as long as he or she has the unfading prowess to persuade prospect buyers.
"There are brokers who are 80 years old. This is the job of those who are young at heart," Bataller said.
Finding a job in the property development industry is more than just having a sustainable source of income since one in required to set a challenge for himself or herself, especially in his day to day life.
Bataller was a former public servant working at Small Business Corporation as the area head for Mindanao for 16 years, but gave up eventually because his work had become routinary.
"Wala nay challenges (There were no more challenges). That's why I decided to move to another employment," Bataller said while looking forward for more challenges to come on his way.
Another reason why he quit his previous job is that the salary was fixed. In real estate, the salary can go as much as P1 million and more.
"In real estate, you have a part-time job but full-time salary. Unlike in other companies, you work full-time, you earn part-time salary," he said.
With his present job as a broker, Bataller said he has more time to spare for his family, especially with his children since he now owns his time.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 18, 2012.