THE lowly and voiceless real estate sales persons or popular as “ahente ng lupa” has finally found its champion.
Thanks to ACRES or Accredited Real Estate Salespersons in the Philippines, Inc., this advocacy group commits to address concerns and issues of the growing “ahente” or salespersons in real estate who has been lacking in support to regulatory requirements like accreditation and licenses.
Real estate salespersons comprise the biggest number of professionals in the real estate service.
ACRES serves as the primary voice of thousands of sales agents across the Philippines. It aims to widen the real estate salesperson’s opportunities in the thriving industry of real estate development.
ORGANIZED IN 2020
Conceived in 2020 and formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 15, 2021, ACRES is a collective body which envisioned itself to be the voice of the salespersons in the mission of enabling and empowering licensed practitioners to become highly ethical and knowledgeable professionals in their real estate practice.
ACRES is backed by influential organizations like its advisory group ABREP or “A Better Real Estate Philippines.” It also enjoys the support of the country’s established property developers.
ACRES is deemed as the game changer in the real estate salesperson’s profession, raising the bar and leveling the playing field in real estate selling as well as highlighting ethical practice and upholding professionalism.
ACRES’ formation will also aid the country to craft better policies and legislations to further accelerate the growth of the industry. It also aims the much needed change on real estate laws that are now deemed irrelevant and untimely while representing the industry practitioners in pushing for better and all inclusive agenda that capture more opportunities for the sector.
ACRES also serves as a watchdog against sale of anomalous properties, unscrupulous buyers, and persons that misrepresent projects or land holdings of dubious nature.
Over the years the plight of the growing in the Philippines has been downplayed, yet they thrived voiceless and endured difficult regulatory processes and absence of support for easier access to regulatory and licenses.
BIGGEST REAL ESTATE CONFAB
ACRES Philippines recently gathered in a summit various real estate service professionals and government regulators to tackle several issues that beset the real estate service practice. The summit hosted by ACRES Davao chapter was also attended by delegates from different ACRES chapters from across Mindanao including real estate organizations from the different regions on May 2, 2023 at the Apo View Hotel, this city. Earlier, ACRES held its first national convention in Cebu City on August 25. (GAFlaviano)