MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Out of one thousand three hundred and twenty-eight (1,328), five hundred eighty-one (581) passed the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination (REBLE) as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) two working days after its conduct on April 16, 2023. An alumnus from Lyceum of Alabang (for. NCST), a licensed Electronics Engineer and Real Estate Appraiser, Gian Carlo Dominique Gallardo Bero, with a percentage rating of 87.00 bested the 581 passers.
Before the implementation of R.A. 9646 or the Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines (RESA), Bero vividly recalled that the marketing and selling of real estate were unregulated, leading to various issues such as fraudulent transactions, unscrupulous practices, and a lack of consumer protection. Realizing the importance of professionalism and ethical standards in the real estate industry drove and inspired him to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management (BSREM) program.
In September 2022, Engr. Bero took his second licensure examination for Real Estate Appraisers which he passed and even managed to be on the topnotcher’s list. Surprised with the result, he exclaimed: “Kaya ko pala!?” As for him, he was just an average student in college and did not even graduate with honors but now earning first place in the April 2023 Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination. According to him, his college years as a BS Electronics and Communication Engineering student trained him to think critically and analytically. His skills in finding solutions to different engineering-related problems helped him navigate the complex and unexpected challenges in Real Estate-related transactions, especially on the technical side. Likewise, his effective communication skill also becomes handy in dealing with clients’ needs and expectations as well as in negotiations. Engr. Bero believed that the success of the result of the REBLE was achieved because of his motivation and the unwavering support from his family, friends, and colleagues.
In return for his sweet success, Engr. Bero shared some studying tips for future professionals. Amongst are: a) Creating a study schedule to map out the coverage of the exam and develop a study schedule that allocates time for each subject; b) Staying focused in reviewing by allotting spare time and energy to covering the subjects, and avoiding distractions; c) Taking short breaks in between to avoid burnouts; d) Joining study groups with classmates and review mates to deepen one’s understanding and provide a broader perspective and standpoint, and finally; e) Believing in ones’ self by maintaining a positive mindset and having confidence in achieving set goals.
“As long as you believe that you can do it, nothing is impossible!”, Engr. Bero concluded.