One of the topics that is most often asked about by people who post questions on the blog, or who e-mail me is that they want help with Real Estate! Frankly, I am really not an expert when it comes to Real Estate. I know a few things, price averages and such, but beyond that, I know little.
Imagine this – I get a ton of e-mails from people asking me to help them find a house to buy or rent. Recently, a fellow wrote to me and said that he wanted to rent a house in Tagum for about 6 months. Tagum is about 1 1/2 hours drive from Davao. The fellow asked me if I could go to Tagum and search for a place with 2 bedrooms that would allow him to rent for 6 months. His budget was around $200. Now, if I sent you an e-mail and asked you to go look for an apartment for me about 1 1/2 hours away from where you live, would you do it? Maybe you would since many of you are friends, or regular readers who consider me to be a “friend.” Well, how about if 4 or 5 people e-mailed you each day asking you to do it? Would you be able to? For free? I figure that it would take me at least a full day, and more likely 3 or 4 days to search out an apartment for this fellow. If I got 2 such requests per week, I would need to devote full time to it. And, I get a lot more than 2 such requests! Also, what you consider a nice place may be the pits to me, or the opposite. What I consider nice my amuse you!
Well, I think I have found a solution to this! I have teamed up with a Davao Real Estate Agent. Her name is Lea Walker, and I have heard a lot about her over the years, all of it good. I had never met Lea until last week when I asked her to come by my office for a meeting. We came to an agreement on how to handle the inquiries and such, and I am happy to announce that we have teamed up to offer Real Estate services to readers who are interested in that.
One catch – Lea does business in the Davao area. She does not have the ability to help you for places outside Davao. If there is demand, I will be working on gathering other agents around the country who could spread out such assistance to other islands and cities.
If you have real estate requirements, please just use the contact form (linked at the top of each page of the blog where it says “Contact Us”). Send the request to me “Bob” and I will process it through to Lea. I hope that we can improve our services in the Real Estate area and make our blog more useful to you!