While Cebu is known for its abundance of natural breathtaking landscapes since Circa time, the city never fails to make local and tourists fall in love in the place even until today. If people fly to experience the beauty of Sugbo in a planned itinerary, now they would actually want to live here and start a family. The need for residential and industrial holdings are still rising and developers see the opportunity to aid the real estate backlogs. As can be seen with the rampant growth of Cebu real estate as national developers from Luzon and Mindanao join the residential development. From townhouses, office units to regular housing rentals, the Queen City of the South’s property market is not slowing down any sooner.
A report from Cebu Daily News, Inquirer Net states that the number of skyscrapers dotting Metro Cebu skyline is not enough and this led real estate industry experts to continue to see a surge in Cebu’s burgeoning property sector. In a press conference discussion last year, representatives of the firm presented an outlook of Metro Cebu’s real estate market with its office stock projected to grow by 47 percent between 2018-2020.“The growth of Cebu’s property sector this year solidifies the metropolis’ position as the leading investment destination in the Philippines outside Metro Manila. With a strong economy, a large pool of talent and new infrastructure in place, Cebu is well on its way to becoming a global city,” said Rick Santos, chairman and CEO of Santos Knight Frank.
One of the realtors who witnessed Cebu’s growth in the said industry is Dexter Lim, a focused and determined real estate broker. He’s been a Sales Executive Real Estate Agent for 20 years in parts of Visayas and Mindanao. Dexter had the chance to see the market situation as a whole as he is mostly dealing with big areas in different cities. His journey landed him to his first job where he was hired by a great company with a good compensation and commission.
Started as an agent, he first tried his luck in selling assets to his nearby family and friends. The chance did not fail him, his success continued, and got his sales in 2016 of November. He does not work with a brokerage, but although he works alone, he has contacts of sub-agents that are also freelancers whom he can call every time he needs other hands to manage his listings. His main focus in Cebu are raw lots for developments. On top of this he also deals with industrial, residential, and commercial properties.
Dexter despite the challenges of being a realtor is standing by his promise in doing the best that he can to deliver satisfying services to his clients before and after-sales. He is also strengthened by his abilities, passion, and experience to do what he loves. His milestones geared him to perform well in the business. Believing in oneself, hard work, discipline and faith in God armed him in his profession. He admits that his family has been his main motivation in every endeavor.
The real estate broker shared that there are platforms today that help realtors in their listings and property selling. One of which he can recommend is FlatX PH, a developing website for easier access on property markets most especially in Cebu. “ This website is registered and can be seen in the whole world. This is the best site in finding properties,” he said. He advises buyers and sellers to check out FlatX for a reliable avenue for property listing. He assures anyone that needs a realty service to count on him anytime, anywhere.
When looking for lots for sale, Dexter has one tip to share. One must be specific in all details what one is exactly prefers for brokers to help in finding lots that is suitable for the purchaser.
As Dexter strived for his profession, he then saw the potential of real estate’s rapid development and the booming gross index of Tourism in Cebu. The real estate broker predicts that in 2025, Cebu will be one of the top 3 must-visit cities in the world. Dexter with his outlook, is earnestly selling properties in a land where he believes the future of the Philippines lies.