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Are you looking for a REAL real estate mentor?

A real mentor - Teaching the youngster to feed What is a mentor? A mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person.[1] Having a mentor is very important when you are serious about real estate investing, or about learning any topic. You have to be careful though, and make sure that you get advice from a real mentor.

My husband and I know the value of a good mentor.  We attend seminars conducted by experts who are well-respected in the real estate field and related fields in order to “sharpen our saws” since we are really serious in our real education. We also read a lot of books on real estate which we get from Booksale, Fully Booked, Powerbooks, and of course National Bookstore. This way, we are also being mentored, in a way, by experts from other countries. We even have our own Cashflow 101 and Cashflow for Kids boardgames, and almost all of the Rich Dad books! Yes, we are very nerdy! (Anybody else here who gets a high whenever they learn something new?).

My point is, investing in your education is investing in yourself, and nobody can take that away from you.  It is up to you to apply what you have learned in real life.

A REAL real estate mentor

Our real estate mentor is Engr. Enrico Cruz.  For those who don’t know, Engr. Cruz is a respected real estate educator with over 35 years of working experience in the Philippines, in the field of engineering, construction, real estate, and education.

He was the topnotcher of the 1994 Real Estate Appraiser Examination, and 8th placer in the 1988 Real Estate Broker’s Examination. He is also one of the few licensed Real Estate Consultants and Real Estate Fellows in the Philippines.  He is also the President and CEO of Urban Institute of Real Estate and Construction, a respected provider of real estate education in the Philippines.

Real Estate Investing Lecture Series

Knowing how important mentoring is to the beginning real estate investor, we are glad to inform you that Engr. Enrico Cruz will be conducting an 8-day Real Estate Investing Lecture Series on October 3, 5, 10, 11, 17, 19, 24, 26, 2011 from 1:30 to 6:00 pm.  The topics are as follows:

Day 1 Oct. 3 Mon INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE: OPPORTUNITIES, TECHNIQUES  & WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN BEFORE INVESTING
Day 2 Oct. 5 Wed REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS and the UPs & DOWNS OF REAL ESTATE VALUES
Day 3 Oct. 10 Mon HOW TO’S OF PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT WITH HLURB RULES
Day 4 Oct. 11 Tues PROPERTY VALUATION: HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF
Day 5 Oct. 17 Mon JOINT VENTURES FOR REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
Day 6 Oct. 19 Wed LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE SALES AND LEASES
Day 7 Oct. 24 Mon TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE SALES AND LEASES
Day 8 Oct. 26 Wed MAKING BIG MONEY IN DISTRESSED PROPERTIES

 

Each session is stand-alone, and you may choose which topics you want to attend. The learning investment for each session is only P1,500.00 (basically only P375/hour). I remember that motivational speaker T. Harv Eker suggests that a person set aside 10% of his income for education, as part of his plan for financial freedom, and for me this fits the bill.

5 reasons to attend the lecture series

  1. You get to interact with a real, live speaker and you can ask him questions!  Sometimes, if the speaker can answer even only one question which has a direct relation to your source of income, the P1,500.00 learning investment is already worth it!
  2. You have handouts which you can study over and over again.
  3. You get to have Engr. Cruz as your mentor (to me, this is priceless).
  4. You get to network with new, like-minded friends! You can give away your calling cards! I have met a lot of connections through Urban Institute lectures, which opened doors to business opportunities.

And, last but definitely not least:

5. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE ORPHANAGE!

Isn’t it fantastic? You get to learn about real estate and give at the same time! It’s up to you if you would like to treat the seminar fee as a tithe. I’ll tell you this, if you want to succeed in anything you do, give to God what is His and He will not be outdone!  In Malachi 3:10, the Bible says:

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

The above passage is absolutely true. Incidentally, if you would like to get “mindsetting seminars” for free, we recommend that you attend the Feast led by the Light of Jesus and Bo Sanchez.  The schedules are in the right side of this page: http://kerygmafamily.com

To learn about the details of the topics, discounts for groups of 3, discounts for those attending 4 days or more, freebies for those who will register on or before September 20, 2011 (Tuesday next, next week), among others, click on the thumbnail below.

 

Urban Institute Real Estate Investing Lecture Series
Urban Institute Real Estate Investing Lecture Series

Seminar fees will be treated as donations to the Hospicio de San Jose, who will issue the Official Receipt to recognize the donation. You will notice that the seminar fees shall be deposited directly to the account of the Hospicio de San Jose, and you can even register directly with the Hospicio.

After the lecture series, Engr. Cruz plans to bring the students to the Hospicio so they can see for themselves the orphans there. It’s good to put real estate investing in the proper perspective – it’s not just about making money! For more information, please visit: http://www.urban-institute.com

Let’s share our blessings while learning about real estate investing!


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To our success and financial freedom!

Cherry Vi M. Saldua-Castillo

Real Estate Broker, Lawyer, and CPA
PRC Real Estate Broker License No. 3187
PRC CPA License No. 0102054
Roll of Attorneys No. 55239
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Text by Jay Castillo and Cherry Castillo. Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.

Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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About Atty. Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
Atty. Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo is a Lawyer (Roll of Attorneys No. 55239), CPA (PRC CPA License No. 0102054), Real Estate Broker (PRC REB License No. 3187), and Real Estate Appraiser (PRC REA License No. 6918). She was also the 2013 Internal Education Head of REBAP-LMP and 2015 REBAP National Legal Counsel. She's the 2021 chapter president of REBAP-LMP.
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  1. DAVAO REAL ESTATE BROKERS SEMINAR (VENUE: DAVAO CITY)

    for those who are interested in joining a real estate seminar for brokers in davao city, please be informed that DACAREPI will be conducting a seminar in davao city this coming November 5, 2011 and for 8 saturdays thereafter. ( venue for the seminar in davao city will be announced Next week).

    ** For those who are planning to take the PRC LIcensure exams for real estate brokers next year, Please keep in mind that you will need to attend
    a face-to-face real estate review in order to get
    a notarized Certificate of Attendance. The PRC
    requires this before they will process your
    Examination Permit. ( 120 UNITS REQUIRED)

    you may contact her directly for reservations and inquiries.
    Mrs. Genoveva (Kayking) Pajes
    Cel no. 09276857252

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  2. Hi sir jay and mam cherry..i really want to attend all of your upcoming lecture and seminars but i cant since im always out of country..is this 8 days lecture would be a regular lecture for next year? like the ‘think rich pinoy seminar’ which is quarterly every year..also i want to increase my knowledge in real estate (foreclosure properties)..because im planning to stay in philippines for good..hope to meet you sir/mam to get some advice..Thank you and God bless!

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  3. I often hear about the monetary benefits in the real estate business. They say it is a promising career to anyone who knows a lot about it. I am glad I read about this opportunity. I would definitely want to learn from someone who has been in the business for 35 years.

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  4. That was a good act for a good cause. Involvement in real estate investing in the proper perspective was truly not just about making money!

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  5. I’m interested to make a career of and invest in real estate, a good starting point is to attend Engr. Cruz series of seminars. Im looking forward to finish all the scheduled seminar and hopefully meet people already knowledgeable in the industry and make them my mentors.

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  6. My wife took the broker’s exam under Engr. Cruz and she placed #7. I also a lot of people who regard Engr. Cruz highly. I’m looking forward to taking his courses one of these days when time and budget allows. 🙂

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