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Negros Oriental Real Estate Website Sep 28, 2010

Negros Oriental Real Estate Website

An AHA Idea
While looking for a P1000/month nipa hut (which is like a needle in a haystack), I met a realtor who told me she has a number of properties she's selling, but rely entirely on word of mouth. Immediately, I had an aha! moment. I'm a web designer specializing in search-engine-optimization (SEO) and a fairly proficient GPS user. Why not develop a realty website where realtors can post their listings and command a global audience instead of word-of-mouth? And it won't be just any run-of-the-mill website. It has to be a state-of-the-art site that includes the following features:

  • W3C-compliant CSS and HTML coding
  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) property listings
  • GPS-mapping embedded on the webpage using the live and interactive capability of Google Map. I don't know of any other realty site using this.
  • Grandmother-proof intuitive navigation
  • Comprehensive information enabling users to make an informed decision

Site Launching
The lure of money actually never occured to me as I already considered it a given at the very outset. I wasn't chasing money as I was chasing perfection. The entire time I was developing the site (even up to now), I lived and breathed it. I would dream it and wake up with my mind racing about fresh new ideas I could enhance the site with. With every passing day, I would find ways to make it a little better than yesterday. Now, it's ready for public consumption offering dirt-cheap pricing until I can populate it with a good number of listings.

A Turn Around
This is uncanny. Before this, I was into my vow of poverty, walking away from money. That's until the money ran out and I found myself strapped for cash and loaning from people whose trust I've earned. Even then, that was humiliating for me. I don't mind loaning friends money, but me making a loan? This is the first time it has happened and I simply cannot get used to it. Something had to give, or change. And that's when I met the realtor who gave me this idea.

Ending Thoughts
I never considered money a bad thing. My poverty was simply an exercise with as little of it as possible. Money is a tool. It can be used for good or bad. With this new paradigm of wealth building, I open myself to the new opportunities money can provide. I have a chance to realize my vision of a social enterprise making every stakeholder a net-winner. It doesn't have to be a zero-sum game the way its currently played and I'm out to prove my point.

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Reader Comments:

Charlene Tan
(Oct 10, 2010) I'm happy for you in the momentum that's building.


Tony Sulit
(Oct 7, 2010) Congrats, we're happy for you.

Miaboo
(Oct 6, 2010) ....good luck with your new endeavor!

Ferd Aguilar
(Oct 4, 2010) mag Call Center ka na lang. hehe

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